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Detroit's Decline

sqrt(cos(180)) Wrote: Mar 14, 2013 11:18 PM
Actually, race has a lot to do with it, but just the opposite of the usual Democratic meaning of the word. Even though the new EM is black, he's looked upon as a tool of Whitey--aka Gov. Snyder. The same thing has happened with most of the Detroit school superintendents; they're black, intelligent, honest, highly qualified, eager to change the system for the better, and destined to fail because the School Board members hate them for raining on their corruption parade. I feel sorry for all the kids who actually want to learn (not all or even most do--that's a "white thing") because they usually don't have the means to learn on their own. (The unions don't want the kids to learn, so most of the teachers aren't helpful.)

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....