September 27, 2004


No plans have been finalized, but the proposal continues to headline in the Detroit area, with splits along racial lines. It is worth noting that the City Council President, Maryann Mahaffey, is a white women who voted in favor of the proposal.

No proposal is complete, no financing finalized and no land identified, but there is plenty of emotion over a Detroit City Council plan to create a black business district known as African Town. Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's administration is distancing itself from the plan; council members want to separate the rhetoric behind the plan from what they say is a need for the city to help black entrepreneurs, and Detroiters share mixed -- albeit heated – feelings.

Detroit Free Press Story.

I think it's one of the dumbest ideas I've ever heard about and frankly insulting," said Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson. "How wouldresidents of Detroit feel if I would propose having a Honky Town in Oakland? I would be run out of office, and rightfully so.


At 11:23 AM, Blogger Noah TA said...

This white suburban county commisioner is comparing Africa town to Honky town. What is Honky town? Is not honky a derogatory terminology? Thus, is he suggesting that Africa is derogitory his mind...does Africa = the "N" word in his mind...thus making Africa town connotations = Honky town connotations?

This is the type of white thinking that makes it so hard for blacks people to rise up under their domination and control.

At 1:35 PM, Blogger Faheem said...

I definetly believe that white folk are calling "Africa Town" "Nigger Town" and will do so when it is established. So it is not suprising that this white dude would compare it to Honky town.

At 2:12 PM, Blogger Noah TA said...

The thing about it is that this dude has power. This is not just some poor redneck talking. He has top political power of Oakland County...which is one of the ten richest counties in America, with about 1.2 million people. He has much political power in the region and state. The fact that someone of his stature, would set the tone with such derogatory analogy tells you alot about the racism in the area...where he feels comfortable enough to say something like that.

At 12:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The thing about it is that this dude has power. This is not just some poor redneck talking. He has top political power of Oakland County..."

And herein lies one of the greatest continuing problems for Blacks. Why is it that those in power and in positions to do the most good for society turn out to be idiots like "... this dude..."?


At 12:56 PM, Blogger Whitey said...

As a Metro Detroit resident I find this topic to be utterly hysterical. Currently, Greek Town and Mexican Town are funded by the local businesses. In true “African” fashion, the blacks are expecting African Town to be funded by the government. In order to keep with African tradition, I suggest African town be decorated like a bombed out city filled with civil war and genocide. As far as restaurants, it shouldn’t have any. Patrons can starve or wait for UN airdrops. Just be sure to get to the bread and water before the warlords, or in this case local gangs do.
Blacks claim they want social equality but they continue to deliberately separate themselves from all of the other races. How can they work for equality and then promote The Black Music Awards, BET and now African Town in the same breath? I once saw a "Black Entrepreneur's Award" hanging in someone's office. Did you know there's a Black Association of Firefighters? How about a Brotherhood of Black Skiers? Do you realize what this says to the rest of America?
Mr. Patterson couldn’t be more correct with his statement. After African Town and the rest of Detroit becomes uninhabitable from the decay that is African Culture, Oakland County is going to look like a great place to live. Some have already made the jump across 8 Mile. As an Oakland County resident and a first hand witness to the rapid decline of Detroit under a black majority, I urge you to stay out of “Honky Town”.


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