Who killed Detroit? The gaunt man was sitting on a bench in the overgrown park at the corner of Chene and Ferry streets in Detroit, drinking an Old Milwaukee tallboy he’d bought at a Yemeni party store, and trying to peddle an old point-and-shoot film camera for $3.
He was an ex-con who’d served 15 years for using a knife to rob a chicken shack of $81, so he had no other way to make money. “My name is J.C. Hood, all good in the neighborhood,” the man introduced himself. Detroit: first city to lose all of its white population? Michigan news, sports, cars, entertainment and commentary. As Detroit breaks down, scourge of arson burns out of control. Marilyn Salenger: ‘White flight’ and Detroit’s decline.
By Marilyn Salenger July 21, 2013 Marilyn Salenger is president of Strategic Communications Services and a former correspondent and news anchor for several CBS stations.
An almost palpable sadness has swept across the country at the news that the city of Detroit has filed for bankruptcy. White Flight - How Detroit Lost Its Way.