Although both candidates said they want greater regional cooperation, Kilpatrick created a stir when he answered a question about education, saying: "I heard Mr. Hendrix say one time we need character education for our kids. If you want to teach somebody character, you don't teach them character class. If you want to teach somebody dignity, you don't teach them dignity class. I know it sounds good because these savages need it. ... In Birmingham, in Bloomfield Hills and all these places they do more meth, they do more ecstasy and they do more acid than all the schools in the city of Detroit put together."
Hey, makes sense to me. Everyone at my school always got high before dignity class. Way to unite, Kwame.
By the way, if you are interested in the real patterns of drug abuse in Michigan, the Community Epidemiological Workgroup is probably a good place to start.