“Detroit Faces its Critics with Anger and Tears,” The New York Times is reporting in another compelling story about the fallout in the Motor City.
Around the city, native Detroiters are trying to understand the anti-autoworker wrath unleashed by the Big Three bailout. The article begins with assembly line workers showing off their skills at a UAW rally.
This link includes interviews with various citizens articulating what’s at stake here. Listen to civic leaders defend the city and encourage people to pull together.
This is good stuff.
I was born in Toledo, a town sometimes called “Little Detroit.” In my family, it was sacrilegious to buy a foreign car, even after we moved away. Throughout my life, I’ve always felt this instinctive anger when I hear people trashing American cars. So, according to this article, I’m a “true believer.”
God, I don’t know what’s wrong with me, but I almost wish I was there.