Oftentimes, we’ll see people wearing the “Detroit hustles harder” t-shirt when they travel, but then claiming their suburb when they’re back in the metro area. There’s a lot of different ways we talk about what it means to be a Detroiter, who gets to be a Detroiter and who decides that in the first place. And ultimately, why do we care so much?
It’s a conversation that we started on Detroit Today with Stephen Henderson, and we continued on CultureShift. We agreed it’s such a massive discussion that’s always happening in the city, that we had to use two shows on WDET to even be able to tackle it.
“I love this place so much, and if there are conversations that we can have that can help people understand why this is such a sensitive topic — and not just sensitive, but there’s a real anger from a lot of folks who have been here and have been doing the work, or not doing the work, they’ve just been here — I guess we have to keep doing it.” — Candice Fortman, Outlier Media