All Eyes on the D(etroit)!
I recently wrote piece for the Atlanta Post on the voyeuristic gaze we take towards Detroit. I love Detroit and I think we all need to if we’re going to help turn it around. Detroit isn’t my hometown, but we all have reason to make sure that the city carves a way into the future. We can do more than just look on “with contempt and pity” by joining in on the work that is underway.
From the Atlanta Post
Detroit: The city that represents the prospects and failures of American industry.The city that is the punch line of a million jokes. The city that is Blacker than nearly any other in this country. Detroit is under intense scrutiny as of late and the the flashing lights of attention may have served to take the life of seven year old Aiyana Jones as a TV crew filmed a home-raid by the Detroit SWAT.