Pervasive is a good word. Pervasive corruption, that is the underlying theme here. These cities have tons of money. They tax and spend like crazy. The Dems who run these cities and send federal pork dollars to these cities all have the political philosophy that more government = more better but all the evidence over the decades show this to be completely untrue. There is no accountability. The corruption is endemic to the Democrat machine. Races, Ages, Ethnicities, Sexes these are just wedges used to ensure that their political machines are well greased with taxpayer dollars. It has to be brought down.
The Dems have a machine that greases unions, big developers, and narrow special interests. But at the end of the day, their methods fail just about everyone in just about every way. A system that encourages private ownership, private property, fiscal responsibility, accountability, free market, low taxes and minimal regulatory burden and individual liberty is the path to prosperity. The Democrats political machinations brings only decline, decay, debt, and dependency.