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Detroit Bankruptcy Bankrupts Democracy

John Nichols
The city is being steered into a wrenching process of restructuring that—by all appearances—will be based on flawed math, flawed priorities and an exceptionally flawed understanding of how democracy is supposed to work.

Detroit's Downfall: Beyond the Myth of Black Misleadership

Marilyn Katz In These Times - Web Only Features
How federal policy and Big Auto drove black blight and white flight. Detroit's first black mayor, Coleman Young, and those that followed may not have known it, but Detroit was already on life support and they were the hospice team.
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