Saturday, April 21, 2012

Detroit’s Demise: A Story About Race?

By Paul Kersey
April 20, 2012
Stuff Black People Don’t Like

Escape from Detroit: The Collapse of America's Black Metropolis-The Only Book to Detail Why Detroit Collapsed and What It Means for America's Future

April 10, 2012. Denver, Colorado: It’s not “liberalism” that destroyed Detroit. It’s not “unions” that left Detroit in ruins. Paul Kersey–of fame–answers the question of who is to blame for Detroit’s collapse in his fourth book, Escape from Detroit: The Collapse of America’s Black Metropolis.

In 1950, Detroit was known to the World as the “Paris of the West.” Boasting a thriving economy and a population of more than 2 million people (80 percent of whom were white), the sky seemed the only limit for this city on the move.

In 1967, the “Arsenal of Democracy” would be home to the worst riot in American history as the Black population of Detroit–roughly 30 percent of the population at the time–would explode in an orgy of violence that was only stopped when the Army marched into town to restore order.

The white population of the city would flee for the suburbs, leaving the remaining Black population in political control of the city’s destiny.

In 2012, order still hasn’t been restored. Now, a city of roughly 770,000 inhabitants (89 percent Black) has collapsed in a sea of financial mismanagement, crime, drugs, broken schools, eroding infrastructure, and hopelessness.

“When you actually look at Detroit’s history, you see the blueprint for the demise of America,” says Paul Kersey.

Detroit is the story of America’s future. 

The book is now available in both paperback and for the Amazon Kindle. On April 7, it reached No.1 in the category of Urban Planning and City Development on Amazon.

Buy the book now, so that future Detroits can be avoided.

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