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Chris Hansen traveled to Detroit, Michigan for a Dateline special that aired tonight on the state of what is probably America's most desolate city. And in aerial footage—devastation porn at its best—Detroit's grim plight was revealed.
"Today, from the air, parts of Detroit look like a war zone,"
Hansen said, before he listed some of the most shocking facts about the city's current state—the population is less than half of what it was decades ago; there are 400 liquor stores there, but only eight supermarkets.
"It was not only Ford that had automotive plants in White Detroit: other companies such as Packard and Studebaker also had factories there when the city was majority White. Today, with the changed demographics and non-White city population, only the ruins of these once-great American industries remain."
You really have to live here to see how many kind and generous people there are. When Detroit finally starts to make a comeback, it will be because of Detroiters, and no one else.
Originally posted by odyseusz
Only war or socialism could degrade city in such way. I suppose that there was no war in Detroit so the answer is obvious. This is the warning what would happen to you when you introduce a socialism.