My post was sarcastic and probably seemed quasi racist. My point was that these areas were once shining jewels of civilization. Then the masses took over, led by community agitator types like Barack Obama. Blacks in these instances are only the vessel used by the agitators to affect change. It is easy to mobilize people by shouting racism. Nevertheless, these localities have gone downhill. And, no, Chicago is not Detroit. But it isn’t paradise either.
Oh, I didn’t have any problem with your post...it just made me curious to see exactly what is the racial break-down of Detroit. I know alot of people who are ‘from Detroit’...all white, and all have decided to leave.
A liberal will call this ‘white flight’ and blame them for all of Detroit’s problems.
A typical man on the street intuitively knows (but isn’t brave enough to state it out loud) that the problem runs deeper.
And I think you nailed it with this statement:
“It is easy to mobilize people by shouting racism.”
It is human nature - once you give yourself permission to fail, because there is a full time scapegoat that can be blamed, you will no longer attempt to reach your full potential.....and you get places like Detroit. I think George W. Bush called it the ‘soft racism of low expectations’.