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Escape from Detroit: The Collapse of America's Black Metropolis [Kindle Edition]

Paul Kersey
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (90 customer reviews)

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In 1950, Detroit was known to the World as the “Paris of the West.” Boasting a thriving economy and a population of more than 2 million people (80 percent being white), the sky seemed the only limit for this city on the move.

In 1967, the “Arsenal of Democracy” would be home to the worst riot in American history as the Black population of Detroit – roughly 30 percent of the population at the time– would explode in an orgy of violence that was only stopped when the Army marched into town to restore order.

The white population of the city would flee for the suburbs, leaving the remaining Black population in political control of the city’s destiny.

In 2012, order still hasn’t been restored.

Now, a city of roughly 770,000 inhabitants (89 percent Black) has collapsed in a sea of financial mismanagement, crime, drugs, broken schools, eroding infrastructure, and hopelessness.

Detroit is the story of America’s future. Escape from Detroit: The Collapse of America’s Black Metropolis is the first of it’s kind: a book that places the blame for the complete collapse of the city on its majority population.

It serves as a clarion call – a warning – to other American cities.

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  • File Size: 606 KB
  • Print Length: 380 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1468138537
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  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007QMPFO6
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233 of 258 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent and Hardhiting! April 7, 2012
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A important book that documents the fall of Detroit and the Demographic underpinnings of its demise. This book shocks the reader with quotes and statistics that illustrate the horror people experience daily with the "Black Undertow".

It is the story of one of the most powerful and beautiful cities in the Country driven to the bottom of the barrel. Paul Kersey lays out the case that a city is not a function of its buildings or its location or even its politics, but its people. When a upward and far thinking people are replaced by a low I.Q. criminal people, the City becomes a horror show. The essays will open many an eye, such as the fact that even in the 50's when the city was only a small percent black, blacks accounted for 65% of the crime. Even our grandfathers and great-grandfathers were unable to deal with black crime. After the 1967 riots, the city of Detroit's fate was sealed, as Whites fled and black mayors set up what even the Detroit press calls an "African Potentate". No other city in the world, except perhaps Rome, has crashed so utterly; solely a function of Demographic shift. Loaded with articles and quotes, this book links the key causes of Detroit's utter ruin. It is not "Liberalism" or "Racism" but the people who inhabit a city that make or remake its face. The "Paris of the West", the "Arsenal of Democracy" is no more and never will be again and here is the "Why".
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85 of 93 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Decidedly Politically Incorrect June 30, 2012
By CZ Tom
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There is plenty to criticize about this e-book, as other reviewers have pointed out. Most of the "chapters" seem to be web articles that have been put in this book form. Lots of repetition and a decided lack of continuity. And the errors in grammatical structure throughout the book are just unacceptable. Misspellings, words omitted, it just gets annoying to read. The author needs a proofreader/editor for sure.

But putting all that aside, Kersey continuously advances a couple of propositions throughout the book. One is that black people are, as a group, incapable of governing themselves with any effectiveness. And from this theory comes the assertion that any city that becomes predominantly black is doomed to fail. For evidence he offers statistics and stories (heavily footnoted) from numerous cities, mostly Detroit of course, which he cites as the worst but by no means only example of urban decay. Is he right? Sadly, I think he is. But read the book and decide for yourself.
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64 of 72 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Kersey has a Simple Message February 22, 2013
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Kersey's message is quite simple. He says that the destruction of Detroit has been caused by race. He doesn't then explain away everything as just a problem of education. He doesn't assert that underneath it's really the white man's fault. He doesn't interpret it all as a tragedy that has victimized black people. He says it is just what it appears to be - the destruction of a city built by white people when the population changed in its composition.

Kersey is just telling the truth as he sees it. Surprisingly that is not a valued approach. The preferred approach is to discuss a problem that looks like it comes from bad black behavior and explain how that that is an illusion - that it is really the white man's behavior. This switcheroo is very valued by the liberal press and the PC intelligentsia. It is considered an important and noble skill to be able to attribute bad black behavior to whites. Alas Kersey doesn't have this skill. If he sees a mob of black teens assaulting a lone white woman he will attribute it to the character (or lack thereof) of the blacks not some distant effect of white racism from the past.

There is a lot of money in the excusing black crime business. White people enjoy feeling that they - like Michael Jackson in his music video - are "Bad". They like to attribute every storm to "global warming". They like to attribute every rape by a black thug to "the legacy of slavery". Kersey justs reports bad black behavior as bad black behavior.

Let's understand Kersey's insight. Most newspapers won't mention race for the more brutal crimes. They want to hide the fact that 13% of the population (blacks) causes most of the murders and rapes. Blacks commit well over seven times as many violent crimes per capita as whites.
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96 of 113 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The truth that needs to be said May 26, 2012
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Very good book! I wonder how long it will take to get this book banned simply because it is not politically correct when talking about Detroit or other black cities in the US. Funny how they want to ban "racist books" here when they are written by whites and are pro-white/anti-political correctness, yet they have no problem with the assortment of black books, hispanic books, native american books, women's books, etc. All of white rip on white males. Complete hypocrisy. It's becoming very clear that the word "racist" is a slur used against whites.
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27 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars reality check July 22, 2013
Don't forget East Saint Louis. That black ghetto hellhole makes Detroit look good.Please note that not one of the liberal worthless white criminal apologists would be living in Ghetto Detroit.The formula is always the same: Take a nice white town,stack it with blacks,and turn the government over to black politicians and judges and in ten years you will have Detroit.After another 10 years and you look like Stalingrad in 1944.Now Hud wants to take the ghetto rats and start spreading them through every decent neighborhood left in America. Of course the stupid whites will be financing their new neighbors.Ha,Ha.have a nice day America and don't forget to vote Obama.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Editor Wanted
Escape From Detroit is poorly written and poorly edited. Spelling errors are common as well as sentences missing random words entirely. Read more
Published 3 days ago by Peter
1.0 out of 5 stars this is why i'm ashamed to be white
I'm speechless. This book is why we have the problems that we do with race relations in this country. The ignorance and stupidity is appalling.
Published 4 days ago by matt muskovin
1.0 out of 5 stars Racist and angry
If you like to read the rants of a racist angry person, you'll be sure to enjoy this book. I returned my copy.
Published 27 days ago by Pete
1.0 out of 5 stars Where is the GOOD LORD in this?
One understands the propensity to blame others for specific cases where there is dysfunction; nonetheless the entire reason-for-being of this tome contradicts the sublime, helpful,... Read more
Published 1 month ago by JESUS' servant
5.0 out of 5 stars Escape is an eye opener to reality in large cities.
This book is based on much research and is well written. It documents what has happened to many large metro areas when the population becomes largely Black, and then becomes... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Karen j
4.0 out of 5 stars 1967 Detroit
I was there in 67, and I remember it all. You told it like it was Paul Kersey. And now it's even worse, you forgot about the Big Four,back in the day. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Eleanor Kersey
4.0 out of 5 stars the truth about race
I like how Mr.Kersey doesnt tip toe around the subject of race and economic failure.He makes it quite clear that black ineptitude,not racism or oppression is the reason behind the... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Benjamin Wilkerson
1.0 out of 5 stars A total waste of time
This book is excessively redundant with its continual references to the Black population being the cause foe Detroit's financial problems. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Kay L. Gray
1.0 out of 5 stars Tunnel Vision Racism with the Occasional Relevant Fact

I started reading this book because I am knee-deep in a master's thesis about Detroit, a city I have long been fascinated with and whose development (or arguably,... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Morgan McComb
2.0 out of 5 stars Slanted Viewpoint with NO Hope for the future!
Written from a critical way of the way "the blacks" had their chance, but "blew it" in favor of their own race - which has brought it to a bankrupt status.
Published 2 months ago by MDW
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