91.7 Ann Arbor/Detroit 104.1 Grand Rapids 91.3 Port Huron 89.7 Lansing 91.1 Flint
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations

Flint residents paint a different picture of 'the most violent city in America'


There's no way to capture a town, or a place, or a person through one story.

It's just not possible. It's what Nigerian storyteller Chimamanda Ngozi calls "the danger of a single story."

People in Flint live with a single story told over and over about their city - that it's "the most violent city in the U.S."

A Tumblr page has emerged painting a different image of the city.

"The Most Violent City in America" blog says it's "inspired by numerous photo essays captured by outsiders..."

 This blog was created by a local city resident to juxtapose the negative perception of one of America's great cities.

It features people like this:

And photos with sarcastic photo captions -- like this one of revealing a "hard, street-worn resident tagging a wall":

The blog encourages people to submit their own images of Flint.

Mark Brush was Michigan Radio’s Digital Media Director. He succumbed to a year-long battle with glioblastoma, an aggressive brain cancer, in March 2018. He was 49 years old.
Related Content