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Autos troubles, race at root of Detroit collapse

Scott1205 Wrote: Jul 22, 2013 9:39 AM
Also because you probably believe the crud in Roots, the real original slave tradres are back at it again and have never really stopped.

Blue-collar workers poured into the cavernous auto plants of Detroit for generations, confident that a sturdy back and strong work ethic would bring them a house, a car and economic security. It was a place where the American dream came true.

It came true in cities across the industrial heartland, from Chicago's meatpacking plants to the fire-belching steel mills of Cleveland and Pittsburgh. It came true for decades, as manufacturing brought prosperity to big cities in states around the Great Lakes and those who called them home. Detroit was the affluent capital, a city with its own emblematic musical sound and a...