There are plenty of cities like Pittsburgh, Austin, and Seattle that are Democrat and pro-Unioin but not Third world hell pits like Detroit. There must be some other factor involved. Now what could be the underlying difference between Pittsburgh and Detroit?
Move out of any DIMocRAT-run cities, if you can. It is worth the effort. Starve the beast. Let them wallow in their ignorance and corruption.
Now what could be the underlying difference between Pittsburgh and Detroit?................................... Coal, Oil, Iron???
“Now what could be the underlying difference between Pittsburgh and Detroit?”
The Democrats and liberals aren’t as far along in destroying Pittsburgh as they are in destroying Detroit. The Democrat goals are the same everywhere. Sometimes it just takes them longer.
In Pittsburgh the dirty little secret is that our black population is MUCH, MUCH SMALLER than the other cities commonly mentioned as hellholes. Even today 25% seems to be a fairly generous estimate. The iron grip that the unions had over employment in the steel industry just made it much more attractive to head to Chicago or Detroit if you were fleeing Jim Crow. Much more of the gainfully employed, socially stable white population has stayed within city limits as a result. Even though the city is Democrat our percentage of socially conservative practicing Catholics remains high.
However I see a distressingly fast growth in our “white trash” population that is suffering from all the same breakdowns that began afflicting the African-American community 4 or 5 decades ago.
Liberals have managed to wreck the city school system, which has accelerated white flight in recent years.