The Detroit city council, as of late, could probably have its own VH1
reality show with all the drama, controversy, and, some would say, flat
out ignorance it has portrayed. Lately, the question of division has
cropped up and what is and isn't a Detroiter? Division is only
productive when it comes to math and recycling. Yet, it seems as if
some on the city council haven't figured that out yet, according to Detnews
columnist Nolan Finley.
Why on earth would a city in such desperate straits build a wall between itself and its best potential allies?
smarter marketing strategy would be to encourage more people to boast
that they are citizens of Detroit, in spirit if not by address.
If more suburbanites identified themselves internally as Detroiters, it might put an end to our infernal turf wars.
we'd have more folks who gave a damn that Detroit is rotting away, that
it's under siege by the worst forces of urban life, that it's been
neglected and abandoned and nobody outside our small corner of the
Instead, the council is advocating the very black-white, city-suburban divides that are responsible for Detroit's decline.
Read the entire article here
Another piece from the Metro Times
about being a Detroiter can be found here