It's a shame what Detroit has become.
My family moved out of Detroit when I was 4 so I remember very little of it but even then I knew it wasn't a good place to be anymore.
42 now and I look at it and just shake my head.
You get out of Detroit and into the surrounding areas and it can be a beautiful place, but for a long time we will be in the shadow of Detroit's violence and decay.
Heck, when someone asks me where I'm from in Michigan I'm almost ashamed to say outside of Detroit... I go with Ann Arbor (though technically closer anyway), I don't want to be associated with that city.