This week, ModelD contributing writer, Jim Boyle offers his response to Mitch Albom's poetic wax on what it means to be a Detroiter. Personally, I agree with Mitch. Our provincial ways, weariness of outsiders, internal squabbling, and us against the world mentality, makes us exactly who we are.
Yet, there is another side to this story, and Jim Boyle does a nice job of putting a spotlight on it. While, as Detroiters, we love to be written off because we believe that it's exactly this view on which we thrive, maybe it wouldn't hurt to do something very un-Detroit. Instead of creating a self-fulfilling prophecy for ourselves by molding our National image as one in which we should already be written off, maybe we should make all the great things that we have going for us clear to everyone else, and in turn, create an image which positions us for success.
Here's the article...Hey Mitch: Detroit Primed to Play More Than Defense
Ann Stavrou, Shelby Township, carries her granddaughter Ann, 2, as she marches in the parade. - Traditional Greek soldiers, known as Evzones, march along Monroe during the 15th annual Greek Independence Day Parade in Detroit on April 17, 2016. 15th ...
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