Here’s an interesting thing to ponder: based on 2010 census figures, when Detroit gets an Emergency Manager, over 49% of Michigan African Americans will have lost their representative government and will be under the rule of an Emergency Manager.
(Note: I’ve been reminded that Ecorse has an Emergency Manager as well so I have updated the chart below.)
|City||Population||% African American||# of African Americans|
|Total|| || ||692,647|
[Source: U.S. Census Bureau]
Michigan had 9,883,640 residents in 2010, 14.2% of whom were African Americans for a total of 1,403,477.
I’ll leave you to do the math as a take-home exercise.
(H/T to emptywheel via Twitter)