Gawker on Detroit's Tale of Two Billionaires

Gawker on Detroit's Tale of Two Billionaires
Art by Kristen Borden (left) and Lee DeVito (right)

There's an interesting piece on Gawker today by Peter Moskovitz, a guy who's been writing about American inner cities for such diverse media outlets as The Guardian and Al Jazeera America. It concerns the way two of Detroit's super-rich are remaking Detroit in their "flawed" images. (See? We're just quoting him, so cool down already!)

Moskovitz takes care to point out that the way it's always Christmas for Detroit's richest is "infuriating" (see those quotes?) because "the hundreds of millions Detroit, Wayne County, and the state of Michigan are handing out to the city’s richest" takes place against the backdrop of "so many other areas of the city begging for an infusion of cash."

Have a look. It's called "How Two Billionaires Are Remaking Detroit in Their Flawed Image."

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Michael Jackman

Born in 1969 at Mount Carmel hospital in Detroit, Jackman grew up just 100 yards from the Detroit city line in east Dearborn. Jackman has attended New York University, the School of Visual Arts, Northwestern University and Wayne State University, though he never got a degree. He has worked as a bar back, busboy,...
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