Talk:Detroit

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Former featured article Detroit is a former featured article. Please see the links under Article milestones below for its original nomination page (for older articles, check the nomination archive) and why it was removed.
Main Page trophy This article appeared on Wikipedia's Main Page as Today's featured article on October 2, 2006.
Article milestones
Date Process Result
May 23, 2006 Peer review Reviewed
May 30, 2006 Featured article candidate Promoted
March 1, 2013 Featured article review Demoted
Current status: Former featured article


From the Lead[edit]

Following the shift of population and jobs to its suburbs, other states or nations, the city has focused on becoming the metropolitan region's economic and cultural center.

What does that mean???--Jack Upland (talk) 02:29, 10 October 2016 (UTC)
Nothing? At least that is what it sounds like to me. Is there referenced copy elsewhere in the article pertaining to that? Because the lede is supposed to be a summary of the article. John from Idegon (talk) 03:25, 10 October 2016 (UTC)
I'm not sure what it means either. The days of car manufacturing and Motown are in the past. In recent history, the city of Detroit has been a prime example of urban decay, blight, crime, and dysfunction. While these issues are referenced, they are marginalized and not properly addressed. This entire article has a very "rose-tinted" view of the city which borders on propaganda. The fact is, Detroit is one of the worst cities in this country by several metrics (murder rate, unemployment, abandoned property, quality of public services, etc.) This article will not be good enough until it addresses the other side of the story. Bigdan201 (talk) 20:47, 7 January 2017 (UTC)
@Bigdan201: It may be good to get sources as close to 2017 as well so it reflects the current status/viewpoints of the city. Even those from 10 years ago are valuable, though. I am aware that this was an issue in the FAR in which the article was demoted: Wikipedia:Featured article review/Detroit/archive1 - Also see Talk:Detroit/Archive_6 WhisperToMe (talk) 14:39, 16 May 2017 (UTC)

Other unclear (politically correct?) language:

"...tension between Young and his suburban counterparts over regional matters was problematic throughout his mayoral term."

How can tension be problematic? I guess they simply quarreled and fought one another. Zezen (talk) 16:37, 10 August 2017 (UTC)

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