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Detroit ’67, Remembering the Rebellion – “The police were the riot, the people were rebelling.” George Gaines

Detroit ’67, Remembering the Rebellion – “The police were the riot, the people were rebelling.” George Gaines

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Detroit ’67, Remembering the Rebellion – “The police were the riot, the people were rebelling.” George Gaines

1967 – “The police were the riot, the people were rebelling against a long tortured history of racial segregation in our neighborhoods, against Mayor Cavanagh, who we helped elect, because he didn’t address housing and police violence; and against de-industrialization as manufacturing plants moved to the suburbs without the transit needed for Detroiters to get to jobs. Those were the undercurrents.”

2017 – “Now we have massive water shut offs. In addition to the foreclosure crisis and the impact of emergency management and bankruptcy, the undercurrents in 2017 include hostility within the black community over water shut offs and the inequity in water rates between the city and suburbs with a 40% rate increase in Detroit over 4 years. These are some of the undercurrents not being addressed today.“

by George Gaines
Lifelong Detroiter, Former Deputy Director, Detroit Health Department, Founding Member of the Detroit People’s Platform Action Council.

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Remembering the Rebellion – “The police were the riot, the people were rebelling.” George Gaines