If you're in the market for a visual metaphor of Flint's decline, look no further than this shot of Angelo's from a few year's back by Ben Hamper, author of Rivethead: Tales from the Assembly Line. And I never pass up an opportunity to quote from Rivethead:
"Which is to say that being a factory worker in Flint, Michigan, wasn't something purposely passed on from generation to generation. To grow up believing that you were brought into this world to follow in your daddy's footsteps, just another chip-off-the-old-shoprat, was to engage in the lowest possible form of negativism. Working the line for GM was something fathers did so that their offspring wouldn't have to."