I wonder how much gas was.
I wonder how much gas was.
**Strange world you live in.......what color is the sky there??ig·no·rant (gnr-nt)
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I don't even want to know what you mean by "Brightwhite people".
The main reason the corner stores are owned by people from other countries is that most of the businesses were bought for cash. I don't know how it works for people from asian countries, but the arabs around here started buying the corner stores after the 67 riots, when the previous owners were desperate to get out of Detroit. They had the cash, and the banks wouldn't loan money to black people in those days, regardless of their income or assets. So the arabs were able to buy the stores and make enough money to buy more stores and put their sons/nephews/brothers into business when they came here, and they expanded their liquor store/gas station empire to the burbs.
It's capitalism at work. The arabs who own the stores work hard to maintain their businesses, and are rewarded with the profits.
I can see both sides of the situation, but it is what it is and we can't turn the clock back to 1967 and force the Detroit banks (none of which still exist at this point because all have been taken over by national banks) to retroactively address a wrong from 40 years ago.
Anyone heard from Sandra Fluke?
This is coming from a person who enjoyed dragging Woodward Avenue every Saturday night when in undergrad school. Detroit used to be a thriving beautiful city, full of economic opportunites.......what changed was the population.
Detroit is a "worst case scenario", however the problems there are shared by any American urban core......we hear the same complaints from the inner-city indiginous black population here in the midwest......."why are there no supermarkets, chain pharmacies, department stores, etc. here....?." The answer is simple: Large price-competitive merchandisers operate on low profit margins, they cannot afford to place stores in locations where shoplifting, robberies, carjacking, and other forms of crime are rampant. Their profit margins would be instantly eaten up by security and inventory-shrinkage loss prevention.
Not that it will ever happen, but the obvious solution is that the black inner-city community needs to take a good long hard objective look in the mirror, and come to the conclusion that they need to start solving their OWN problems, not making excuses for them, and blaming others......
No amount of federal/state "investment", or urban redevelopment funding is going to change a drug dealer/user, petty thief, armed robber into an honest citizen.......changing the family environment that spawns these problems is the only solution, and that appears to be unattainable in that "culture". Sadly, the culture seems to encourage such behavior.......
The party stores, c-stores and gas stations are not owned mostly owned by Arabs, they are mostly owned by Chaldeans.
Chaldeans are Roman Catholic Christians from primarily the Iraq area that left because of religious persecution.
Mike George is the primary reason many of the Detroit area stores are owned by Chaldeans today. He was born in Detroit and created a financing system to help other Chaldeans buy the stores.
My father did business with Mike for many years and Mike has always been an American first and damned proud of it.
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