The article, by Hasan Dudar,Here, presents a unique perspective. As a reporter of Middle Eastern descent, I think he was able to interview store owners in Detroit that appear to be mostly of Middle Eastern descent themselves, and get their perspective on things. Some things stand out, that are mentioned multiple times. For instance, the owner of a rare vitamin and supplement store reports:
"Saba, whose customers come in for jugs of alkaline water and vitamin supplements, says part of the responsibility is on the storeowner to ensure that their business is part of the neighborhood and not just a corner store that profits off of it."
After outlining her hospitality to customers who go in there because it's a safe place,she says: "More stores, she says, need to create an atmosphere of respect and be part of residents' lives beyond their shop doors."
Talking about another store owner, "Maurice Jones, former president of a local community organization that looks after Dabaja's neighborhood, says the remaining residents consider Dabaja a pillar of the community and an advocate on their behalf for basic services such as lighting and policing.