The Craig Fahle Show

Roundtable Discussion: Who is a Detroiter?

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Toby Barlow--author of Sharp Teeth and CCO for TeamDetroit--recently published an op-ed piece in the newly established Huffington Post: Detroit, entitled 'Detroit', meet Detroit'. The piece was a critique of the divide between the city of Detroit and the suburbs; as well as a call for those in the suburbs to take a more vested interest in the city that they claim to be their hometown. The piece was controversial, and elicited I'm A Detroiter Too: A Response from Rabbi Jason Miller: A longtime resident of the area. In this piece he challenges Barlow's assertion that "nothing good ever came out of suburbia".

Craig is joined by Rabbi Jason Miller and Toby Barlow to discuss their articles. They are joined by Model D Magaging Editor Walter Wasacz to discuss varying perspectives on who can be included under the title of "Detroiter". This is part of WDET's ongoing series, 'Crossing the Lines'. 'Crossing the Lines' looks at the Detroit and Suburban divide and how we as a population can overcome any lingering prejudices.

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