Thursday, October 6, 2011

Why Detroit is so bad.

If you have ever been to Detroit, you would see a lot burned buildings and damages around the city. This was because of the 1967 riots in Detroit. Many factory workers were making decent money in the late 1960's and early 1970's. Those white workers would soon move out of the city and into Detroit's suburbs. So there were mostly poor African Americans living in the Detroit city.

A lot more rich white people were leaving Detroit and a lot of the businesses left also. That meant less tax dollars for Detroit because there wasn't a lot of rich people to spend money or businesses to collect tax dollars from. The city can barely afford to pay its police and firefighters because they don't have enough money.

1 comment:

  1. Because Black people run it and becuase its 92% black. Race is a better indicator for crime then poverty levels and drop out rates combined. Look at DC. Highest crime rate in the nation. It has the most police offices as any other place in the nation as well, and its mostly black. West Virgina, highest poverty in the nation, lowest crime levels of any place in the nation and its mostly white.