Now that the media spotlight of the world is no longer focused on Detroit. It's back to business as usual.
Quoting City Councilwoman Barbra Rose Collins, after the Detroit City Council this weekend rejected a cost-saving plan to hand over control of the Detroit zoo to the private nonprofit Detroit Zoological Society.
This is not a plantation," Collins said. "We are not owned by everyone else. Black folks are not owned by white folks anymore. I made the point Saturday that the state Legislature was pimping the City of Detroit, and that we should not play the role of prostitute. That upset a lot of people, but I stand by my words. The symbolism is that Detroit is a black city, and we're not able to govern ourselves. It's a racist attitude and I resent it."
Now that's true leadership!