Sam @CUSP Conference 2015

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Kwame Kilpatrick...No Class

If I can help it, I don't ever want to live in Detroit again. I am considering spending the summer there, we'll see, but I hope that I don't have to live there again as long as it is the way that it is. Now, don't get me wrong, I have love for the city of Detroit because it is a part of my history and who I am. I was born and raised there. My family is still there. However, I can't see my present or future there. Frankly, Detroit is an oppressive environment. The city has a black cloud over it and it sucks the life and positivity out of anything living there. It starts from the top down. The city has a mayor with no ethics, no class and no consideration for the citizens of Detroit. He has cost the city millions of dollars because of his ethics and lack of class. I couldn't care less about who he sleeps with. His infidelity is his wife's business, not mine. But, when it costs the tax payers of Detroit money, pride in their city and lack of respect from surrounding cities and states, IT'S A DAMN SHAME! Kwame is an opportunist. It appears that his mayoral status was just an opportunity for him to party, hire his friends (and give them high paying and prestigious positions) and meet women. Detroit is still severely poor and unemployed and in dire need of a better school system, jobs, diversity and business or revenue. I was recently speaking to one of my co-workers and she was talking about some of Detroit's issues. I couldn't even defend my city because what she was saying was true. There is a virus in Detroit called "oppression." A classier mayor would resign from his position after costing the city so much. Detroit didn't need anymore controversy. We already have to deal with things like being labeled "the most dangerous city in America." Kwame's actions just added to the negativity and oppression. He also confirmed my fleeing from the city. Sure, all cities have their problems, but there are problems and then there is Detroit. It's a different animal. City council is a mess as well. They need a complete overhaul, but I'll save that for a different entry.

Here's one of the latest articles from the Detroit News regarding Kwame's efforts to keep certain records sealed...
http://www.detroitnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080228/METRO/802280387

Infact, if you don't know the background of the whole Kwame ordeal. Check out the archives at www.detroitnews.com.

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