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  •  Again, racism is a major cause of the problem (1+ / 0-)
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    The 1974 SCOTUS case of Milliken v. Bradley pretty much sealed Detroit's fate by declaring that school integration can be separated into city and suburban areas, thus isolating the suburbs from any segregation planning of the city. White and middle class flight increased dramatically to the suburbs, leaving mostly the poor and unemployable in the city. Businesses left, residents defaulted on property taxes they couldn't afford, etc -- what followed was the predictable events that re-inforce a downward spiral ending in complete dysfunction.
    BTW that lawsuit was brought by the then-governor of Michigan William Millikin ... Michigan has had lots of dick governors before Snyder.

    Ash-sha'b yurid isqat an-nizzam!

    by fourthcornerman on Thu Jul 18, 2013 at 07:29:55 PM PDT

    •  Why were they unemployable. Did they drop out? If (0+ / 0-)

      so, not a really bright move.

      It’s the Supreme Court, stupid! Followed by: It's always the Supreme Court! Progressives will win only when we convince a majority that they, too, are Progressive.

      by auapplemac on Fri Jul 19, 2013 at 03:34:30 AM PDT

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