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Escape from Detroit: The Collapse of America's Black Metropolis

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The top image on the book cover is of "The Spirit of Detroit," a statue that was dedicated in 1958. In its left hand, the large figure holds a bronze sphere emanating rays to symbolize God; in the right hand, is a family group that symbolizes all human relationships....
Paperback, 380 pages
Published April 6th 2012 by Createspace (first published March 31st 2012)
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Ja
Mar 05, 2013 Ja rated it did not like it
This book is an embarrassment. I read a fifth of it and became physically ill. Racist drivel. Please, don't make the same mistake I did by buying this filth. What a bunch of garbage. I feel like I need to wash after reading any of this abomination.
Paul
I can't even give this book a single star. This is undoubtedly one of the worst written books ever published. While there are some interesting facts, Kersey is a racist whose invective borders on, if not crosses the line into, hate speech. Don't waste your money, time, or energy on this piece of trash.
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Feb 01, 2015 Stephen6868 rated it it was ok
Trigger Warning: I don't do trigger warnings and don't care what offends you. I'm sure some reviewers will run screaming from the book, but I'm willing to give most anyone a chance to make and prove their point.

The author starts with a simple premise, that the American cities in the worst shape are in that condition BECAUSE they have a majority black population run entirely by black leadership, and BECAUSE blacks are incapable of maintaining civilization. However, instead of actually proving thi
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