DETROIT , the birthplace of the mass-production car industry
and the Motown sound, has long had an image problem. It boasts a billion-dollar
downtown development, ultramodern motor-manufacturing plants, some
excellent museums and one of the nation's biggest art galleries. But
since the 1960s, media attention has dwelt instead on its huge tracts
of urban wasteland, where for block after block there's nothing but
the occasional heavily fortified loan shop or food store. Although
cities like Atlanta, Newark and Washington, DC post much worse crime
statistics, the press has seemed intent on painting Detroit as some
kind of war zone.
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