"Detroit was once the nation’s fourth most-populous city. Today, it became the largest American city to file for bankruptcy."
"And no discussion of Detroit is complete without mention of race and segregation. In 1950, when Detroit's population was at its peak, the city was 82 percent white. After decades of white flight, that number is reversed: the city is now 82 percent black and 10 percent white. On the map below, Detroit's city limits are obvious—especially its northern boundary, along the infamous 'Eight Mile Road.'"