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originally posted by: lpnjeff
I lived on the out skirts of Detroit for 8 years. A sad state of affairs. Let the US government take over the city and replace it with something better. Detroit is dead.
originally posted by: 200Plus
a reply to: Missmissie173
I don't think Detroit has any large Asian communities really. Just across the bridge in Windsor maybe, but I doubt they care about us here in Detroit.
There has been a huge change in attitudes in the last five years in my neighborhood. People that used to fight for fun are now organizing "peace walks" in the local parks. There are concerted efforts to clean up the local parks so it's safe for kids (broken glass, drug paraphernalia) which draw more and more people each time. I see far more parents now when I go to pick up my nephews up from school, both mothers and fathers which is a huge change.
Maybe it's too little too late. Maybe everything is gone and there is nothing left for the gangs to fight for. Maybe people are starting to wizen up and understand the importance of children for our future. It's my home town so I will stay positive
Uh-huh...and how much cheaper is your car? Those wages used to be disbursed in your neighbourhoods...now they just make some rich puke richer...and Detroit dies.
originally posted by: nfflhome
Unions, why pay someone $25-$75 an hour when someone else will do the same job
for under $25 an hour.
The Real Reason the Once Great City of Detroit Came to Ruin
The politics of Mayor Coleman Young drove out the white and black middle class.
HOW COLEMAN YOUNG RUINED DETROIT
Many observers, including us, have written about how Detroit’s slavish devotion to liberalism, unions and the Democratic Party ruined that once-great city. But one malefactor stands out above all others: Coleman Young, former organizer for the UAW, whom the union booted for being too radical, and who went on to become Detroit’s long-time mayor. A reader with first-hand experience recounts Young’s role in Detroit’s downfall: