Here’s The Vibrant Detroit Neighborhood A New York Times Columnist Considers An ‘Urban Wasteland’

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If you’re from Detroit, you learn to get used to people talking about your beloved city as if it’s in a post-apocalyptic dystopian movie. But the misconception still stings, especially when it comes from The New York Times. “Even Detroit has restaurants like Slows Bar-B-Q, which are destination restaurants in the middle of urban wastelands,” Times columnist David Brooks said in a conversation published Wednesday. It seems like an off-the-cuff remark meant to highlight how cities are becoming better and better places to live, but instead just came out patronizing and plain offensive. Worse, it’s false. “The man clearly needs…