A Reader Says A Canadian Professor Has Investigated Why Detroit Fell—And The Answer Is Race
October 01, 2018, 04:11 PM
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From: A Michigan Reader [Email him]

Here's an article from Detroit, an interview with Canadian professor Jason Hackworth:

"American cities like Detroit gained black and other non-white residents in the early to mid 20th Century, sparking a white backlash that devastated those cities."

Why Canadian cities didn't suffer as Detroit did, by John Gallagher, Detroit Free Press, September 28, 2018

I quit reading right then and there.

Just like a Goodwhite rightthinking Canuck, he still manages to guilt trip WHITES. We're all a bunch of reprobate "Whiplashers".

James Fulford writes: There's actually a surprising amount of truth in this article, even if Hackworth's attitude is PC:

The more he looked, the more one big difference between Canada and the United States emerged: It came down to race. Put simply, U.S. cities tend to have large black and other non-white populations and Canadian cities do not.

American cities like Detroit  gained black and other non-white residents in the early to mid 20th Century, sparking a white backlash that devastated those cities.

But Canada, which practiced more restrictive immigration and housing policies, blocked such an influx of non-white residents into their cities. So the relatively few non-white people in Canada could never create the same sort of economic impact as the larger numbers did in American cities.

"There's no chance they ever would be because there is no city in Canada that is a majority non-white city," Hackworth told me. "The biggest difference, it’s indelicate to put it this way, is that there’s no threat to white supremacy in Canada."

The missing part of the story is that "backlash" or  "white flight" is a response to black crime, and in Detroit, to huge riots. The song below is by Canadian singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot, who saw the smoke rising from Detroit from the vantage point of Windsor, Ontario, safely across the river from the rioters:

 

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