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Old 05-28-2013, 11:25 AM
 
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I have read that certain types of Detroit businesses like convenience stores and liquor stores are disproportionately owned by immigrants from the Middle East and their descendants, who often live in Dearborn or some other suburb. Does this sometimes cause resentment among the city's population at large?
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Old 05-28-2013, 11:33 AM
 
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No - thankfully up here we don't judge people based on the color of their skin, but on the content of their character.

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Old 05-28-2013, 11:39 AM
 
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It did years ago (70's). Now the crime is so bad, they are the only ones that have the guts to open and/or operate a business in the city of Detroit. The ones that haven't been murdered yet anyway. It's a very dangerous occupation. Even though they have protective glass protecting them, the criminals come up with creative ways to get them out from behind it. When they protect themselves by shooting one, the neighborhood starts protesting them and gets the local news to cover it. I sure as heck wouldn't own a business in Detroit, unless it was a safer area of the downtown area and probably not even then.
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Old 05-28-2013, 11:58 AM
 
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I think that Jews were the principal "middleman minority" in Detroit's black neighborhoods until most of them left after the 1967 riot.
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Old 05-28-2013, 12:10 PM
 
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It did years ago (70's). Now the crime is so bad, they are the only ones that have the guts to open and/or operate a business in the city of Detroit. The ones that haven't been murdered yet anyway. It's a very dangerous occupation. Even though they have protective glass protecting them, the criminals come up with creative ways to get them out from behind it. When they protect themselves by shooting one, the neighborhood starts protesting them and gets the local news to cover it. I sure as heck wouldn't own a business in Detroit, unless it was a safer area of the downtown area and probably not even then.

uh no, if thats the case tell all of the black, hispanic, asian and white business owners in Detroit that smh

to the OP no, the average black person just doesn't strive to open a liquor store. No one really thinks about that
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Old 05-28-2013, 12:12 PM
 
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It's not just in the city, it's quite common in the suburbs as well.
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Old 05-28-2013, 12:15 PM
 
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uh no, if thats the case tell all of the black, hispanic, asian and white business owners in Detroit that smh

to the OP no, the average black person just doesn't strive to open a liquor store. No one really thinks about that
The majority of party stores and gas stations are owned by Middle Easterners. Same as here in the suburbs.
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Old 05-28-2013, 12:16 PM
 
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It's not just in the city, it's quite common in the suburbs as well.
lol You posted quicker.
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Old 06-03-2013, 08:49 AM
 
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What is a "party store"?
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Old 06-03-2013, 11:47 AM
 
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Party Store: the Michigan equivalent of a liquor store; stocks everything you need for a party. Liquor, beer, soda (we call it pop) chips, dips, condons, fireworks, smokes of all sorts, coolers, spark plugs, milk, peanut butter, toilet paper......

when you don't want to make a grocery store run for only 2 items, and you want to park outside the door....
Oh! national equivalent is 7-11.
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