Jump to content

Suburban Ghetto Part Deux

Recommended Posts

To the poster who claimed that "any community in Downriver Detroit" qualifies as an urban ghetto, you don't understand the concept of ghetto, or you have never done more than drive down I-75, my friend. I would say despite the Taylortucky moniker, only Ecorse, River Rouge, and maybe Melvindale qualify as ghettoes. A ghetto is a place where like people cluster, though even by its other connotation, a poor, run-down sector, most of Downriver does NOT qualify.

On the subject of Light Rail, which I saw someone mention, evidently, we are VERY close to getting two - one along I-94 from A-Squared to the East side (past the airport and through downtown), and a second along the Woodward corridor. These ought to open up a number of jobs to willing, hard working people who have no other way of getting around (especially with fewer bus routes, short bus hours, two separate and rival bus systems, and LOOOOONG bus waits and rides) find employment.

Anyone who has spent any appreciable amount of time in any community the size of Metro Detroit or larger, knows how crippled we are because of all the whiney auto-nuts who have fought and fought and fought any effort at mass transit. It's going to happen eventually, and as with environmentally friendly, gas-saving cars (getting the pants beat off us by Japan), it will happen with or WITHOUT the cooperation of the Big Three and the sycophantic politocos who have their hands in their pocketbooks!!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Replies 1
  • Created
  • Last Reply

I can't stand the whole "ghetto" connotation, first off how it is mis-used today to describe poorer areas or areas where minorities live, and secondly because it is often a term used by elitist suburbanites to describe any urban residential neighborhood that isn't luxury condominiums.

I like your attitude about Detroit, stay positive and hope that the auto nuts can be squashed finally.

Link to comment
Share on other sites


This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.