Thursday, December 01, 2011

Half of Michigan African Americans will soon be under the rule of an Emergency Manager


By /Angry Black Chronicles/Eclectablog

With the breaking news today that Michigan Governor Rick Snyder will be installing an Emergency Manager in Detroit, this brings up an interesting point to ponder:
Based on 2010 census figures, when Detroit gets an Emergency Manager, 49% of Michigan African Americans will have lost their representative government and will be under the rule of an Emergency Manager.
CityPopulation% African American# of African Americans
Benton Harbor10,03889.2%8,954
Detroit713,77782.7%590,294
Flint102,43456.6%57,978
Pontiac59,51552.1%31,007
Total688,233
[Source: U.S. Census Bureau]
Michigan had 9,883,640 residents in 2010, 14.2% of whom were African Americans for a total of 1,403,477.
I’ll leave you to do the math as a take-home exercise.
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