U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Covid-19 Information Page
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Michigan > Detroit
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 02-05-2009, 03:33 PM
 
60,475 posts, read 85,555,197 times
Reputation: 13277

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by BurtsBees View Post
You don't speak jive? Hang around 6 mile and Gratiot for a few hours, you'll pick it up. That or you'll get shot and killed for being white.
Is it for being White or is it for going there to feed a negative lifestyle, like drug abuse? That's usually the case where I'm from, when something like that happens.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 02-05-2009, 03:35 PM
 
60,475 posts, read 85,555,197 times
Reputation: 13277
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bryan29 View Post
Wow, I want to go back to Augusta, GA. We were a white family living in a neighborhood that was 90% black and nobody gave a DAMN what your skin color was. We all got along, we all did functions together. People were just friendly. The only bad thing was I couldn't understand what they were saying half the time.
Augusta isn't bad. I was stationed at Fort Gordon and I think the military presence might have something to do with it. You do see a good deal of interaction between Blacks and Whites there. Did you go to Glenn Hills for high school, btw?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-13-2009, 11:28 AM
 
2 posts, read 6,399 times
Reputation: 13
Just be the best person YOU can be and maybe change will come.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-13-2009, 05:28 PM
 
2 posts, read 4,783 times
Reputation: 10
a good point brought up in a previous discussion, was the fact that detroit could be called a "ghetto". Usually a minority is "forced" into a ghetto, whether they know it or not.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-14-2009, 03:51 PM
 
157 posts, read 522,942 times
Reputation: 39
You wanna hear why? It's likely because MI is the "north", black people were welcomed and pretty decent automotive line jobs were plentiful. People stayed, raised families,their kids got jobs, raised families, etc.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-21-2009, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Sherwood Forest, Detroit
186 posts, read 537,698 times
Reputation: 44
You must not be from Detroit because there are many hispanic people in south west Detroit and it's predomintely black because most white detroits left in a manner called white flight, and yes to be a mojor U.S city Detroit is really cheap.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-21-2009, 02:23 PM
 
4,720 posts, read 8,567,767 times
Reputation: 1841
Quote:
Originally Posted by SolidSnake85 View Post
I'm just curious. Why is there very little race diversity and about 10% of Detroit is White/Caucasian? Is it really cheap? I know a lot of cars are built in Detroit and I think would any other races besides Black or White would be unwelcomed and treated very badly? I saw on some of the threads that a lot of people there are racist. Sounds like it! What's the main reason why there are SO many African Americans in Detroit?
Thank Henry Ford; he hired many Black auto workers, partly because he felt Blacks would not be conducive to Unions.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-21-2009, 02:31 PM
 
7,311 posts, read 9,766,623 times
Reputation: 8736
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tina1201 View Post
I grew up in Detroit until my father moved to Tennessee to continue his work with GM and honestly I miss Detroit. No one on these post seems to talk about all the good people there are in Detroit. No one talks about the fact that in many neighborhoods people are life family and children are raised by the entire block not just there own parents. I understand about crime rate and danger, I also understand that as it may not be as pronounced in other states as it is in Michigan it does happen. I live in Philadelphia and when I watch the news I can expect a couple people to be murdered and a couple cops. I just want the city where my family resides to be helped. I am getting my college education and would like to return to Michigan and use my skills to become a teacher so that I can help the city not just bad mouth it. I notice a lot that people from Detroit move get educated and are too selfish to move there skills back to the city they come from. That's the sad part.
Thanks for saying this Tina -- I grew up on the East side and my white dad worked primarily for Black clients. The hate and fear directed at Detroits -- and this always means Detroit's black population, as near as I can tell -- is largely nonsense. The violent crime rate there continues to drop despite Detroit being one of the least-policed cities in the whole country. It's the average Joes and Janes who are making that happen, by learning from the mistakes of the past and not committing crimes in the first place -- NOT the harried police force who are primarily there to mop up after the damage is already done.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-21-2009, 04:13 PM
 
Location: Michigan
937 posts, read 2,621,189 times
Reputation: 413
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cliffie View Post
Thanks for saying this Tina -- I grew up on the East side and my white dad worked primarily for Black clients. The hate and fear directed at Detroits -- and this always means Detroit's black population, as near as I can tell -- is largely nonsense. The violent crime rate there continues to drop despite Detroit being one of the least-policed cities in the whole country. It's the average Joes and Janes who are making that happen, by learning from the mistakes of the past and not committing crimes in the first place -- NOT the harried police force who are primarily there to mop up after the damage is already done.
Nonsense? Violent crime rate is only dropping because there are less targets due to them already being murdered or simply because they're moving into the suburbs.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-21-2009, 04:42 PM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
27,759 posts, read 65,606,514 times
Reputation: 32943
Quote:
Originally Posted by BurtsBees View Post
Nonsense? Violent crime rate is only dropping because there are less targets due to them already being murdered or simply because they're moving into the suburbs.
And how is it that you know this Burt? The experts who study this situation give other reasons for the drop in violent crime. You should publish your study, resaoning anc conclusions and become famous!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Michigan > Detroit
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2020, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top