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Detroit: A Dying City (The Red, White and Economic Blues)(Detroit's Ghetto)

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Uploaded on Aug 6, 2009

Check out my Detroit ghetto blog here: http://www.detroitghetto.com

This was aired on CBC March 30th, 2009. It shows how bad things are in the city of Detroit right now. Thanks to cherifa123 for sending me the link to the video on google video, which I was then able to download and upload here on Youtube.

These are the main points that I retained from watching this video:

-A man who hunts raccoons and sells the meat to make a living.
-120 square kilometers of the city are vacant, an area larger than than city of Vancouver.
-22% unemployment.
-Homes selling for $1.
-Median home price is $6000 and falling.
-Wild animals are moving back into the city... pheasants, coyotes, even beavers.

In another video that can be seen on CBC's website, they state that 40% of the downtown area is vacant.

This obviously applies ONLY to the CITY OF DETROIT, not the suburbs and the metro Detroit area as a whole... JUST the city of Detroit itself.

**I have had a few people comment on my Detroit Ghetto videos, saying that what I filmed is not Detroit because they don't recognize it, or that it's just a small area of Detroit and the rest of Detroit is a beautiful, thriving place... well, it's not. This is yet another FACTUAL video, filmed and aired on a major television station showing the truth. I really don't understand how someone who lives here can deny that Detroit is in ruins... facts are facts and whether you like them or not, you must accept it!

And of course there will be those who feel the need to add comments saying that I'm only showing the bad side of Detroit. Well, to them I say that you are welcome to upload videos of how "beautiful" the city is yourself.

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