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Americans, honest question: What the fuck is wrong with Detroit? I'm checking the place out with Google Street View and the burbs are really fucked up. There are a lot of boarded houses next to really well preserved ones.

So, what's the deal?
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Affluent whites abandoned the city for a ring of suburbs surrounding the literal and figurative black hole of the urban city center

blacks ooga booga scared them out
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>>53208306
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The industry collapsed, and there were a lot of black people who moved there for work (this is called the great migration) who were stuck there and now they're dirt poor. The white people just left.
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*memes about black people*
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>>53208474
>WE DINDU NUFFIN!!
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American auto companies started mass outsourcing of labor, which was a huge sector of the local economy. All the people with money moved out to look for opportunity elsewhere and the middle class whites went soon after. The poor blacks left behind lacked the means to move and the education and drive to revitalize the economy.
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>>53208474
Like that isn't why..
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>>53208306
Decades of dysfunction and corruption in city government, white flight/general depopulation, and the city is geographically huge.

At its peak in about 1950, Detroit had 1.85 million people. Today it has 680,000.
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Black people and democrats. They got a new mayor (white guy, conservative) and he's been turning shit around.
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>>53208424
city is so shit by now that even the blacks are leaving
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>>53208574
>>53208609
>>53208546
>>53208462
>>53208424
>>53208354

Wow. I can't belive an entire city would fall because of all these issues. Amazing and very sad. I'm watching a documentary now, the history of Detroit is really interesting... from afar.
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>>53208306
Manufacturing sector collapsed and took the factories with it, meaning a lot of people were unemployed. The white people had enough money to move away to find other jobs so now you're just left with a bankrupt city filled with unemployed and often violent blacks. Obviously these people have no interest in maintaining the places they live in so the suburbs and city are run down
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>>53208609
He's a Democrat.
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>>53208676
It was, more than anything, that the population boomed for wartime production, and then the number of factory jobs dropped significantly in the postwar period.
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>>53208709
Less so.
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>>53208631

Actually, some yuppie and hipster whites are moving back in and the locals are complaining about "gentrification" lol

>let us have our shitty neighborhoods hmph
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>>53208474
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>>53208795
They're moving into downtown, where it's actually decent. Drive 15 minutes in any direction, and you'll find hoards of asphalt apes and haunted houses.
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>>53208795
Complaints about gentrification always make me laugh

>too many of those damn white people are moving in and displacing the vibrant black culture we created in this town when too many of us moved in and displaced the vibrant white culture that was originally there
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>>53208306
Detroit proper is a shithole

Greater Detroit is 70% white and is pretty decent
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>>53208780
Not really.
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The UAW and other unions held the automotive industry hostage until they got eaten alive by foreign competitors and companies were forced to outsource most heavy manufacturing jobs. This anti-competitive labor market, coupled with widespread corruption that has become de rigeur for Midwest Democrats and extensive white flight, meant that Detroit's ship had sunk.
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>>53208874
Yea really.
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>>53208865
Has anyone ever actually provided a good reason against gentrification?
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>>53208919
No. He's still pretty liberal. He's just a better manager.
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>>53208869
Where all the faggy hipsters are moving in.
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>>53208923
It forces the poor people who can only rent out of the suburbs they've always lived in
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>>53208676
It was more economics than race.
Detroit was the center for the US automobile industry in the mid century, but as the industry became more decentralized and built plants in other parts of the US and world, the good paying jobs of the boom era dried up.
The rise of Japan as a major auto manufacturing economy reduced the US companies market share and further caused a decline in manufacturing.
The economy collapsed when the plants closed and so people left for other cities and regions to find work.
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>>53208306
Its the quintessential example of what happens when a city entirely reliant on industrial goods fails to transition to finance, services, a surviving industry sector, or literally anything else in a post-industrial state. Jobs left faster than it was physically possible for people to.
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>>53208306
>What the fuck is wrong with Detroit?
Black people live there, and the city is run by Democrats.

That's all you need to know.
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>>53208923
There's a legitimate argument that the housing cost increases that usually come with it end up fucking over lower wage workers who live in the city and need to live in the city because they can't afford the cars they would need to commute from somewhere else
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>>53209072
Ok, thanks. I've only ever heard the argument that because they've always been there, they should be guaranteed the right to stay there.
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>>53209023
>That's all you need to know.
>Republican intellectuals
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>>53208306
Went to shit when big auto split.
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The Unions sat there in their big Union buildings conspiring with the other Unions to get all Uniony until they Unioned too hard.

Also, niggers.

t. Conservative
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>>53209023

>American Education
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>>53208795
>2050, Detroit replaces San Francisco as the hipster liberal capital of America and becomes the only 100% white city in the country
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