cupreous133 karma2017-04-11 17:55:51 UTC
What are your thoughts on how Detroit has handled recovering from the outright devastation of the auto industry's pullout with the issue of gentrification? I read an excerpt of your book where you bought your neighbor's home at auction to keep them from being evicted by real estate profiteers. Apart from caring about your neighbor's fate, was your purchase motivated more out of cultural preservation or as defiance against twenty-something upstart community "revitalization?"
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cupreous43 karma2017-04-11 18:20:04 UTC
In the low income areas where I live, there are a ton of intentionally set fires on dilapidated and vacant housing predominantly due to 1. People attempting to collect on insurance payouts and 2. malicious arson for the hell of it.
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