Perhaps the biggest challenge to luring the middle class from the area's swank suburbs is overcoming
racial tensions the crime problem. . . .
which shows you the depth of
racism and fear the crime problem. . . .
i am white...i grew up in the suburbs of detroit...i later lived in the city...in the suburbs(warren, hazel park ect.) blacks are referd to by the n word and are veiwed as stupid lazy criminals...i’ve seen police in royal oak harrass blacks and say they needed to go back across 8mile...in the city you can find things such as “no whites” spray painted on the sides of buildings...the crime in detroit is because of the poverty...the poverty because there is not much in the way of work esp for blacks...i worked at a machine shop on e.seven mile in detroit and the employees were 100% white suburbanites...if a black came to apply we were told to say we were not hiring even if we were...that was in 1999...even as i read these posts i hear echos of the racism i grew up around...