I Wear My Sunglasses at Night

Don’t wear your sunglasses at night in 90 percent black Detroit: you’ll end up dead

The Detroit Corollary. Robert Putnam’s belief that homogeneous communities or neighborhoods harbor the most social trust/capital necessary to build a thriving city runs counter to all empirical evidence we have from a neighborhood/community/city/county that is 70 percent black or greater.

In 90 percent black Detroit, owning a pair of Cartier sunglasses – regardless of how they were procured – is of more value then a life [Man killed at Detroit gas station, reportedly robbed of designer glasses, Detroit News, 11-19-12]:

Police are investigating the death of a 24-year-old man who was shot to death at a gas station and reportedly robbed of his designer glasses on Detroit’s northwest side Sunday.  

 According to police, the incident occurred at about 9:55 p.m. at the CITGO station in the 17500 block of Grand River Avenue near the Southfield Freeway. “On Nov. 18 the male victim (front seat passenger), exited the vehicle and went inside a local gas station,” said Sgt. Eren Stephens.  

 “As he left the gas station and headed back to the vehicle, a car drove up and shots were fired. The victim was struck in the body and has died.” According to the DPD the motive for the shooting remains unknown.  

WDIV-TV reports said the victim was robbed of his Cartier glasses as well as about $150 in cash.

According to the Cartier Web site, there exist 35 styles you can choose from, ranging in price from $560 – $1690 (plus tax) for a pair of Santos Dummont rimmed sunglasses.

Why in the world was this dude wearing a pair of sunglasses at 10 p.m. at night?

What are the odds the 24-year-old man shot to death was wearing “fake” Cartier sunglasses?

We are talking an eye accessory in 90 percent black Detroit, where these economic facts of life are merely a reflection of the Visible Black Hand of Economics and the type of economy black people can create:

  • Median household income in the city dropped to $25,193 in 2011, according to the new figures. 
  • Perhaps most staggering is the percentage of Detroit families living in poverty. It’s more than three times the national rate, at 35.5 percent, compared to 11.7 nationwide. 
  • The percentage of children living in poverty is troubling nationwide, at 22.5 percent. But that number in Detroit — 57.3 percent.

The unfortunate homicide in 90 percent black Detroit over a pair of sunglasses being worn at night was, obviously, not what Corey Hart was singing about.

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