For All the Haters
by Amelia Kanan
Detroit makes me smile. Some of you may chalk that up to it being my hometown. The thing is, I’ve had a lot of hometowns. Large cities/normal sized cities, clean/dirty, diverse/not so diverse (Del Mar, CA) and I’ve loved them in their own way. However, Detroit takes the cake on all of them. While breaking down the things that makes Detroit so different and lovable, I realized that their some of the same character traits that make me so different (and lovable) as well. Anyway, I get a lot of flack from outsiders who hate on these city limits. So, here’s a few reasons as to why I love it:
Breaking rules and being revered as opposed to shamed.
Having real conversations with people who don’t have any agenda other than getting to know you.
The history, from before the auto industry.(I love anywhere the French leave their mark.)
Good, authentic and diverse cuisines.
The Dequindre Cut (an old highway that was taken over and made into a bike freeway).
The loyalty of sports fans, and everyone for that matter.
The authenticity of art.