So, white folks left and the city died? Why didn't the black folks just take up where the white folks left off?
Sounds like any number of African countries.
#1 | Posted by boaz
Cause the auto industry jobs eventually left too.
"Those white folks LEFT Detroit, jobs and all. Anyone who stayed was who the rest of Detroit was sucking dry tax-wise."
Nonsense BOAZ. You seem to have the fantasy that the suburbs didn't have the same cheap tax but low service, big lawn draws in Wayne County that they have everywhere else. All older cities costs go up as infrastructure wears out while the population ages and the poor can't afford to move to the burbs. Look at Brooklyn and its immigrant waves.
The major employers WERE in the suburbs, so suburbanites simply changed commuting routes until the Big Three started outsourcing. Then Mexico or China were just too far to drive to.
And where Danni suggested the County merge with Detroit - the burbs refused. And for the record, the white suburbs ain't exactly rolling in dough these days either.
White flight started long before the riots or increasing crime rates. Same as everywhere else, Boaz, white conservative folk simply didn't want your kind in their neighborhood.
Do a little bit of research once and a while. You did study SOME history when in OCS, didn't you?