Thursday, November 17, 2011

Motor City

I find it truly surprising the drastic change that has taken place in Detroit. Detroit went from having one of the strongest economies due to the striving automobile industry and other factors such as being the home of Mo-town records; to one of the most dangerous cities to live in. As soon as the automobile industry started experiencing trouble problems, such as an increase in violence, began to arise. These problems were mostly due to the fact that the economy was struggling; an increase in unemployment and poverty around the city had a huge impact on the cities well-being. Unemployment led to people not being able to pay their housing bills, thus an increase in foreclosure and housing abandonments; the issue of homelessness then arose leaving people in the streets which is a big reason why violence and the crime rates rose. As we saw in the video we viewed in class, teenage pregnancy is unfortunately becoming more frequent as well. Hopefully with the different sports teams (tigers, lions, and pistons) success in Detroit their dire situation can be changed for the better. Will Detroit ever recover?

1 comment:

  1. One of the biggest mistake that Detroit made recently is not checking their balance. They failed to check how much money they had in their pocket. I see so many articles talking about how Detroit would have to give itself to the local government when it looses all of its money. At this rate, it's a matter of time that Detroit would have to hire a city manager... I hope things would turn around!