Let’s cut to the chase about Detroit.
What killed Detroit was the white flight that started in the late 50’s as the population of blacks rose rather quickly, and with the increase in the black population came the usual conditions that come along with an increase in a black population: Crime, violence and social unrest.
By the time of the 1967 riots, the white population was already “one foot out the door.” After ‘67, the white folks said “See ya, gotta go” and with them the source of tax revenue and civic pride left as well.
Today, there’s almost no white population left in Detroit. Their political power structure is quite third-world in both their economic outlook and their level of corruption. No sane, law-abiding business owner would want to locate in Detroit. If your business is selling crack pipes and stolen merchandise, then Detroit is a garden of profit.
But if you’re trying to be a legit, law-abiding business owner... Detroit is the last place in the US where you’d set up shop.
That’s all true - but at the same time Marxism, socialism, and to some degree communism (like the UAW early founders) but no mention of overt racism:
Enter Mayor Coleman Young.
This assclown stoked hatred towards whitey unlike anyone else, ever.
His timing was perfect to set up Detroit to be sacked up there with Rome and Alexandria.
“Detroit is the last place in the US where youd set up shop.”
Local Metro Detroit news stations have reported that there are people who have found Detroit to be an attractive place to live today. However, they’re mostly multi-culturalist liberals and people seeking a reliable “sanctuary city” among others.
I was in Detroit some years ago to participate in a fed investigation. We were at the federal building downtown and one of the local FBI guys ordered some pizzas and went downstairs to get the delivery. He was robbed at gunpoint on the steps of the building. One of the DEA guys we were working with said “he forgot the first commandment, never leave your desk without your weapon, even to go to the head.”