Most of the tax-paying whites moved out, either outside of Detroit or out of state.
Meanwhile, the democrats gained control by default. The black panthers and the SDS absolutely loved it.
You really can't blame whites for leaving, but you can blame the black panthers and their lib-commie friends for willingly instilling fear in the vital portion of the taxpaying public.
The vital public will not move back. Detroit is dead. Even Mo-Town has left.
It is time to turn out the lights and close the door.
If Obama ran the country will it look like Detroit?
You didn’t mention forced busing of school children. When children were forced to ride a school bus for 45 minutes each way, rather than walk 5 minutes to a nearby school, parents moved outside the busing zone. And it was the intact families, with tax paying parents, that moved.