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Old 07-01-2009, 06:58 PM
 
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I personally have not noticed racism in Detroit except for the previously mentioned, "go back to the suburbs remark", but a friend of mine has accused the Eastpointe and Warren Police of racism in beliefs of racial profiling and the Warren Police tazing??? a teenage boy to death didn't help change that.
Shrewsbury, please define racial profiling as you understand it.

I drove through Sherwood Forest the other day and thought of you......I hadn't been through there in a while and I'm telling you it was looking aweful. Detroit truly is sinking into the abyss when Sherwood Forest can't even attract enough people with money to maintain those houses.
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Old 12-17-2009, 10:25 PM
 
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Default Not much has changed...So it is with most of WAYNE county as well

Wayne county is bad now?? I suggest you look at Dearborn/Canton/Livonia/parts of Westland/AllenPark/Southgate/Riverview/Rockwood,etc,etc. You sir are mistaken. We've had several black families move into my area. None of them lasted 6 months. I want to know how they got mortgages. Another thing I noticed. None of these families had a father around.
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Old 12-20-2009, 04:05 PM
 
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Wayne county is bad now?? I suggest you look at Dearborn/Canton/Livonia/parts of Westland/AllenPark/Southgate/Riverview/Rockwood,etc,etc. You sir are mistaken. We've had several black families move into my area. None of them lasted 6 months. I want to know how they got mortgages. Another thing I noticed. None of these families had a father around.

So Wayne County is shedding that racial image?

It is becoming more homogeneous?

My bad...
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Old 12-29-2009, 11:59 AM
 
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OWEGO: I am sorry that you have read posts on Detroit Racism. I have lived in Detroit all my life and I will tell you that it is highly unlikely that if you moved to Detroit you will suffer any prejudice, or racist attitudes. I have noticed a growing amount of Asians, Latinos, Mexicans, Arabs, and biracial people living in the Detroit proper. I am currently residing in the Downtown area in a High Rise apartment complex. Over have of the residents in this complex are White. Downtown Detroit has many new Condos, Lofts, Apartments, and Homes. If you like Hockey, Baseball, Concerts, Plays, great Clubs, and Casinos, you will like Downtown Detroit. There are, and have been certain areas/cities outside of Detroit that have been consider Racist. I suggest if you want a area near Detroit to move to Farmington Hills, Westland, Royal Oak, Southfield, Sterling Heights, Warren, or Canton.
It is highly unlikely that anybody white who actually grew up here would buy that bull. I grew up in Detroit and was called ******, cracker etc all the time.
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Old 12-29-2009, 12:01 PM
 
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Try getting a job with the city or a city contract. Let us know how you do.
Exactly
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Old 12-29-2009, 12:02 PM
 
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OWEGO: I am sorry that you have read posts on Detroit Racism. I have lived in Detroit all my life and I will tell you that it is highly unlikely that if you moved to Detroit you will suffer any prejudice, or racist attitudes. I have noticed a growing amount of Asians, Latinos, Mexicans, Arabs, and biracial people living in the Detroit proper. I am currently residing in the Downtown area in a High Rise apartment complex. Over have of the residents in this complex are White. Downtown Detroit has many new Condos, Lofts, Apartments, and Homes. If you like Hockey, Baseball, Concerts, Plays, great Clubs, and Casinos, you will like Downtown Detroit. There are, and have been certain areas/cities outside of Detroit that have been consider Racist. I suggest if you want a area near Detroit to move to Farmington Hills, Westland, Royal Oak, Southfield, Sterling Heights, Warren, or Canton.

I have not had a better laugh since the governor proposed wind turbines would be the salvation of the state!!


ROTFLMFAO

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It is highly unlikely that anybody white who actually grew up here would buy that bull. I grew up in Detroit and was called ******, cracker etc all the time.

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Old 12-29-2009, 12:19 PM
 
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I've seen you make other positive posts, pirate_lafitte, so I am not going to rip you open on this, but the key to your message (and Maxine3's reply) is that you admit that it is "from what [you] have been informed." My perspective is first person. I am a white person living in Detroit and have never experienced any reverse racism. Now I agree that there is still a lot of latent racism going both ways, but to the extent it doesn't come to the surface does it really matter? The good honest hardworking black people of this city, and there are a hell of a lot more of those than the drug-dealing murderers, are happy to have the diversity and economic contribution. Particularly in the nicer neighborhoods such as Boston-Edison, Palmer Woods and Indian Village, which are majority black, there is a high sense of community regardless of race/ethnicity.

Yeah, on occasion I get funny looks when I am the only non-black person in a store somewhere, but it is more of the "I wonder what he is doing here" kind of look as opposed to a "go home cracker" sort of look; in other words I never feel threatened. And if I go to a primarily black enterntainment spot like a little R&B club somewhere, the looks I get are more of a "welcome to our world" look and the positive attention my friends and I receive can border on the embarrassing. The music scene in the many fine jazz and blues joints in the city really seem to iron out the differences, where a 50-50 or 60-40 crowd all just get into the groove and enjoy the music.
As a white person who grew up in Detroit, I KNOW FIRST HAND, TRY BEING A WHITE KID IN THEIR SCHOOLS THEN OPEN YOUR MOUTH.
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Old 12-30-2009, 06:55 AM
 
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shhhh....dan. Some folks just REFUSE to accept the reality.

Like in the 1950s and 1960s many whites wanted to "believe" minorities were treated fairly.

Today everyone wants to believe there is no animosity between folks of diversity.

Everyone wnats to say that urban cities are "dying" 'cause the white folk left and NO ONE cares about a place with just minority folk.

When the truth is those minority folk are JUST as capable of running "their" city (OR THEY SHOULD BE).

I have been through DPS schools--fortunately NOT as a student--and have talked to teachers and assistant superintendents (when they had them in the 1970s and 1980s) and heard the horror stories.

Rapes on an almost daily basis in the stairwells.

Beatings.

And some folks wanna say--THAT NEVER HAPPENED--??

dan, I know it is difficult, but sometimes there ain't no esplainin' (as Ricky said to Lucy) and it does no good to axe....

sorry I have no more rep points for ya...

but save the expletatives cause the censors here will bury you FAST...

The city is one giant abyss and the truth needs to be discussed.....
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Old 01-05-2010, 07:03 PM
 
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I think the real racism is actually in the suburbs. Rich white kids who ABSOLUTELY have no love for anyone of color. Not to mention they constantly bash Detroit when the city somehow pops into conversation.
Now I like the city better, the neighbors treat you like people. I'd assume if I lived in the suburbs, my neighbors would stay far away.
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Old 01-07-2010, 09:12 PM
 
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I think the real racism is actually in the suburbs. Rich white kids who ABSOLUTELY have no love for anyone of color.
That's funny, I always found that the rich white kids in the suburbs went out of their way to embrace black kids and black culture in schools in the suburbs where there are not many black kids. It's a natural reaction to rebel against the values and mores of their parents (and grandparents), many of whom fled Detroit. Pants down around their knees, 5 sizes too large, the latest shoes that cost more than what a kid should make in a week, urban music and the profanity and misogyny that goes with it. Hats on every way but straight....Wannabe gang behavior, throwing signs, clothing, graffiti...and then mom picks them up in the minivan and they go to lacrosse practice.

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Now I like the city better, the neighbors treat you like people. I'd assume if I lived in the suburbs, my neighbors would stay far away.
Right...that's why the Detroit PD solves less than 30% of homicides...Because people are so willing to "get involved" and there's such a sense of community. They elected Kwami Kilpatrick. TWICE! That's all one needs to know about the majority of Detroiters who vote. Presumably, considering Detroit's pathetic turnout in just about every election, the people who DO vote are the enlightened ones by Detroit standards, so I rest my case. Kwami. Twice. Detroit is NOT a high rise with a secure garage and a doorman. Detroit is the area OUTSIDE the high rise. Detroit is the scene in Apocalypse Now when Martin Sheen is on the front line and there is mayhem all about and he asks "Who's in charge" and the stoned, crazy soldier says something like; "No one's in charge, man!"

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