Detroit 1967 riot division,decline… reconciliation?

Zachary Terzich
Ann Arbor, MI

After July, 1967’s race riots, my grandfather and thousands of other white families abandoned the once “Paris of the Midwest”, Detroit, MI for the safer suburbs. To this day the suburbs are stable and mostly white, while the city itself is in decay and almost entirely black. Good people on both sides of the divide realize for Detroit to regain prominence both black and white, suburbs and city, must put aside the history and racial boundaries. Only a united city will be safe, thriving, and vibrant once again.


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