Friday, December 21, 2012

Detroit shows the failure of pure cultural nationalism

Because the people of the city, after making it clear that they wanted to assert their identity as African Americans, in opposition to white people, paid no attention whatsoever to the possible economic effects of their actions....and as a consequence, got a good feeling in their hearts for living in self controlled neighborhoods and in a city whose administration was controlled by African Americans, while the city's economic infrastructure fell to pieces. Coleman Young would get up their and make hostile, rabble rousing, speeches every election cycle, do nothing for the city economically, and rake in his salary along with the rest of the political machine that he headed.

So I guess the question is what is more important: maintaining a culturally pure city, or having businesses beyond corner stores and a few McDonald's for people to work at?

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