Urban Exploration of urban deprivation
June 6, 2010 6:59 AM Subscribe
Abandoned Detroit Public Schools
posted by mippy (75 comments total)
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"People tend to have a visceral reaction to the sight of books piled ten feet high and left to rot in a windowless warehouse or strewn about a classroom floor. They seem to have more sympathy for books than for the children who’ll never have the chance to use them. Half of Detroiters cannot even read. Unemployment is above 20 percent and our streets are filled with hopeless people. When I see schools left like this, I know exactly what waits for many of these kids. I see it every day on the streets."
(I've never visited Detroit myself so I wish I had more to add - just found these photos and stories so sad.)