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Escape from Detroit:The Collapse of America's Black Metropolis Paperback – April 6, 2012
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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".
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.
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.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very informative book on Detriot.Some would say controversial due to the racism.The old saying the truth hurts applies. Read morePublished 29 days ago by Robert Radermecher
One hesitates to call this rambling, incoherent screed a "book". No editing or proof reading seemed to have touched "Escape...... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Stephen Paul Foster
The author cites that it wasn't liberal/progressive ideology that failed Detroit. He then uses examples of other large liberal cites that are doing well, like Portland, Austin and... Read morePublished 2 months ago by David
Its taboo to have a conversation about jooish or negroid behavior in today's politically incorrect charged age. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Average Man
This book really opened up my eyes. Detroit, a city the author calls the "Mogadishu of the West", has fallen on hard times. Read morePublished 6 months ago by View from the Top
There was a wealth of usefule information. The information was obscured by the montonous repetition of the same political views over and over.Published 6 months ago by Paul Hanrahan
This book is full of useful information about Detroit's economic decline. An obvious down side is the way the book is laid out, the headings for each chapter are in a huge... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Easy Rider
Blacks are DESTROYING the major cities in this country. I grew up in Detroit (near 6 Mile Road and Gratiot Avenue).... Read morePublished 10 months ago by WACKY