There is a lot of talk in the streets of Detroit about who the next mayor of the city will be. It seems to be a foregone conclusion that Dave Bing will not be reelected if he runs. And he promised not to run, but again he changed his mind. The same way he did about most of his early promises. You know, the I-won’t-live-in-the-Manoogian-Mansion promise.
OK, Dave Bing may be in or he may be out. But he is right about one thing when he said, “I have the hardest job in America, next to President Obama.”
So, the question becomes what difference will it make who is mayor in a bankrupt and morally corrupt city? There is little or no credit to be had and there are more vacant lots than homeowners. In Detroit people under the age of 50 move out daily. The people over 50 are the targets of robbery, even in the daylight when they are at home. Many are too sick to move out of the city and start over somewhere else.
Can we look to Newark, Cleveland, Gary, or others cities where the power structure took taxes and jobs out of the city to force their political will on the majority population? What did these cities do to come back from the brink of death, when they were abandoned by the white power structure?
Because of powerful black mayors, many cities lose their tax base, when white businesses move across the city limits. Will the last one to leave turn out the lights?
Mayor Coleman A. Young was able to work miracles for 25 years, but nothing hurt Detroit more than the next generation of mayors that didn’t know how to use their office from a position of strength. When other cities got to this point, they elected a white mayor!!!!!!