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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 (95 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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  • Print Length: 380 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1468138537
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  • Language: English
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250 of 276 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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94 of 103 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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74 of 82 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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105 of 123 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The truth that needs to be said May 26, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
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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35 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An eye opening look into our future. March 30, 2013
By Robert
Format:Kindle Edition
At the risk (of which I am not afraid) of being labeled "racist" I highly recommend this and the author's book about Atlanta. In Jacksonville Fl. the same is beginning to happen. A black sheriff elected and crime rates along with rampant police corruption was the result. Since his departure, crime has dropped significantly, police integrity has returned, and all this has been done on a lower budget with less manpower. Now a black mayor has been elected and the result? A tuberculosiis outbreak among the homeless (they have been flocking here as more and more tax revenue goes to entitlement programs), police budgets and manpower cuts, ect. Now, the current mayor is trying to turn this fair city into a "professional sports" town, this he considers important while he ignores the ever increasing gang activity. All the gains made by past mayors in reclaiming historic areas for families... he has allowed to turn back to trash filled, grafitti blemished, crime ridden ghettoes. Why do I mention this in a book review? Because the author amd the books he has written are a warning to any city that elects officials based on liberal policy and skin color (any skin color) It is a warning to heed.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Escape from Detroit
A brave enough book. Especially with the still ongoing nonsense in Furgueson, and the latest revelation that Al Sharpton, who has been personally responsible for numerous deaths in... Read more
Published 17 days ago by SGT ABN RECON
5.0 out of 5 stars ... life in Detroit is rather than how we would like to see it
This book erases the cowardice of political correctness and tells the story of how life in Detroit is rather than how we would like to see it.
Published 1 month ago by Scott Jessup
1.0 out of 5 stars Avoid this book
A piece of racist claptrap.
Published 1 month ago by henrytow
3.0 out of 5 stars Black Detroit has fallen.....
Like all of Africa, the things blacks do don't work. Detroit is proof and it's not nice to know, but you have to! You are paying for it......
Published 4 months ago by A. Brehm
4.0 out of 5 stars Par for the Course
Escape from Detroit is pretty much what we already know, but most of us are afraid to talk about. Average writing, spot on subject matter.
Published 4 months ago by Rich Enright
1.0 out of 5 stars Be careful!
Before you buy this book, be careful to research this author. I did not. If I had, I would not have allowed my money to support him.
Published 5 months ago by Dan
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 6 months 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 6 months 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 7 months 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 7 months ago by JESUS' servant
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