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Detroit's Decline

HermanBB Wrote: Mar 14, 2013 11:08 AM
In a few decades (at the latest) we will have 75 million blacks and 100 million hispanics in this country. The U.S. will be over as we know it. What is going to happen when a bankrupt U.S. can no longer afford handouts to minorities? A chilling thought to say the least.

Since the Motown sound went silent -- except on oldies stations -- and General Motors and Chrysler (but not Ford) required life support from Washington, there has been little to recommend Detroit, Mich., to visitors, much less its residents.

The recent conviction of Kwame Kilpatrick, the former mayor of Detroit, on multiple charges, including racketeering, fraud and extortion, adds another insult to the city's injury, increasing its misery.

During the mid-20th century, Detroit was a vibrant city with a population of almost 2 million. Today, it stands near ruin. The number of residents has now been estimated at just over 700,000....