Bigotry Piled on Top of Bigotry: More from Oakland County

Here’s a quote from an L. Brooks Patterson defender:

As for his comment about the fulfillment of an old prediction he made that Detroit would become the equivalent of an Indian reservation, with the people waiting for corn and blankets to be tossed in, well, the remark was crude, but not far off the mark. Get off the freeways and drive into the city’s neighborhoods. You’ll see vast wastelands of blight and abandonment, with a population largely dependent on government hand-outs.

Get out of Oakland County, pal, head to Michigan Indian country and you’ll see a bunch of local governments near Indian reservations thankful for all of the economic development and shared governance generated by Michigan’s 12 Indian tribes.

Oakland County, MI Executive Refers to Detroit as Indian Reservation

Pretty messed up. Here is a Freep article on the New Yorker profileL. Brooks Patterson.

From that article is a quote from the New Yorker article (which is under a paywall):

In answer to a question as to how Detroit might fix its financial problems, Patterson was quoted as saying: “I made a prediction a long time ago, and it’s come to pass. I said, ‘What we’re gonna do is turn Detroit into an Indian reservation, where we herd all the Indians into the city, build a fence around it, and then throw in the blankets and the corn.’ ”