Letter from a kid growing up in Detroit.
I grew up in Detroit. I lived in the Warrendale section, (as did most of my family) on Ashton St. Behind our house was Southfield Freeway and on the other side was the Herman Gardens projects which we could easily see from our bedroom window. It was almost entirely black and very dangerous.
The # 1 rule growing up- NEVER cross to the other side.
Some highlights of living in Detroit;
-My brother and I had our first racially motivated ass-kickings circa 1973. Some bigger black kids came to our side of the highway, punched us out and took off. I was 8 and my brother was 6.
-Every spring was “riot season”, when black and white gangs would slug it out. We had to play inside until the riots ceased. Once a black gang chucked a rock through our window when we were gone. Our barking dogs probably made the black kids angry.
-The mother of the family living two houses down was attacked by a black guy one night. My dad was working midnight’s at a Diesel factory. He taught me how to load and fire his 20 gauge and told me no one was to get near my mother. I was a small kid, the gun was huge so for my 11th birthday he bought me a 410.
-#2 rule of living in Detroit- go inside at night when the police chopper was over the projects with its searchlight on. That meant they were looking for someone dangerous.
-The older kid next door, (he was probably 18) was jumped by black guys just a few blocks from home. They sliced his face up horribly. Blood everywhere. He was lucky to survive. He soon joined the Air Force and got out.
-Infamous race-baiter Mayor Coleman Young decided to bus black kids into the white neighborhood schools and white kids into the black neighborhoods. The Catholic school I went to only went to 8th grade. My parents didn’t want my brother and I to get stabbed for going down the wrong hallway in the wrong high school. Crime was out of control by this point. The attack on the kid next door was the final straw. We moved in 1977.
-In 1978-79; kids delivering the morning paper, (Detroit Free Press) began to disappear in Detroit.
-1980’s; my cousin’s grandparents lived in Detroit near Greenfield Ave and Grand River Ave. This neighborhood was worse. Their grandfather was beaten up twice, once in the driveway and once by an intruder. Break-ins were so rampant they turned their bedroom into a fortress.
-June 2016. I just drove by our old house. It’s boarded up and scheduled for demolition. There is a wanted poster on the house. I got out of my car to read it and brought my handgun, (you’re the reason I have my CPL- thanks Colin!). I drove past my grandparents house about 1.5 miles from my old house. I saw an elderly white guy walking to the store. I can’t believe some of these old timers stay. I guess he doesn’t have the resources to leave…
I could add more stories but what’s the point?
About the Author
Colin Flaherty is an award winning reporter and author of the #1 best selling book White Girl Bleed a Lot: The Return of Racial Violence to America and How the Media Ignore it.
His new book is Knockout Game a Lie? Aww, Hell No.
Both books are about black mob violence, black on white crime and the Knockout Game.
His work has appeared in more than 1000 news sites around the world, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Time Magazine. His story about how a black man was unjustly convicted of trying to kill his white girlfriend resulted in his release from state prison and was featured on Court TV, NPR, The Los Angeles Times and San Diego Union-Tribune.
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