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Old 11-17-2013, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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Why aren't these open minded White people sharing the wealth and love with their Black, poorer neighbors?

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The divide around here once was between Detroit and the suburbs. Now, in the words of race warrior Shirley Stancato, it’s becoming between “downtown and those other people.”

The other people the New Detroit head is talking about live in Detroit’s rapidly disintegrating neighborhoods. They’re largely African-American, and a high percentage are poor. Downtown, meanwhile, is a magnet for creative and upwardly mobile young people of both races, but the tilt is heavily toward whites.

“It’s an issue,” says Stancato, whose organization is dedicated to closing the racial divide.

“It’s a symptom of concerns that are just underneath the surface.”
I love this line speaks to the hypocrisy of White liberals.

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But there are still more than 600,000 African-Americans living in the city. And yet you can often find more diversity in the bars and restaurants of Birmingham than in the ones downtown.
From The Detroit News: Finley: Will downtown Detroit be a white enclave? | The Detroit News
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Old 11-17-2013, 03:17 PM
 
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More like a place with some money which ain't just "white" in 2013. Tho IMHO Detroit is just following many other cities that are being fixed up from the real old hoods out.
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Old 11-17-2013, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Annandale, VA
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More like a place with some money which ain't just "white" in 2013. Tho IMHO Detroit is just following many other cities that are being fixed up from the real old hoods out.

Lots of major cities follow the same pattern:

A. Downtown real estate starts out being owned by working class whites
B. Jobs move to the suburbs to take advantage of cheaper real estate and taxes
C. Poor blacks move into these vacated houses because they have better public transportation. They qualifiy for government subsidies and programs so the tax base is erroded further.
D. Urban housing loses value and so wealthy whites buy it up on the cheap and convert it to rental units that price out the poor blacks.
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Old 11-17-2013, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Montgomery County, MD
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Why aren't these open minded White people sharing the wealth and love with their Black, poorer neighbors?



I love this line speaks to the hypocrisy of White liberals.



From The Detroit News: Finley: Will downtown Detroit be a white enclave? | The Detroit News
Yes because you white conservatives have had such an amazing record of tolerance. How many conservative whites are moving to urban neighborhoods ANYWHERE again?
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Old 11-17-2013, 06:29 PM
 
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Seriously do we really need OR want another one of these "white vs black" threads?
What exactly is the point of all this "Race" stuff?
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Old 11-17-2013, 06:35 PM
 
Location: The Midwest
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I believe that many young people just wanted to live the "urban experience".
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Old 11-17-2013, 07:23 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas,Nevada
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Yes because you white conservatives have had such an amazing record of tolerance. How many conservative whites are moving to urban neighborhoods ANYWHERE again?
When did we claim to be tolerant?

Easy why should we live in a high crime, high tax, high gun law area? Why should we live in a area were the vast majority of people don't share our views and beliefs and actively vote to destroy them?
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Old 11-17-2013, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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I believe that many young people just wanted to live the "urban experience".
That sounds more believable. I am sure there are plenty of young people in Michigan and surrounding midwest areas that are looking to get away from the suburbs and rural life for something more urban and exciting.
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Old 11-17-2013, 07:33 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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When did we claim to be tolerant?

Easy why should we live in a high crime, high tax, high gun law area? Why should we live in a area were the vast majority of people don't share our views and beliefs and actively vote to destroy them?
Well, you guys never claim that, we liberals just like to remind you often that you are a part of the party of intolerance.
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Old 11-17-2013, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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Yes because you white conservatives have had such an amazing record of tolerance. How many conservative whites are moving to urban neighborhoods ANYWHERE again?
Not White but liberals are the one preaching diversity at all cost. Why aren't they practicing what they preach?
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