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  • The Highway Was Supposed to Save This City. Can Tearing It Down Fix the Sins of the Past?

    08/07/2019 9:20:53 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    Jalopnik ^ | July 30, 2019 | Aaron Gordon
    Helen Hudson will tell you what the 15th Ward was like when she was a girl. In the 1950s and early ’60s, the Syracuse neighborhood was home to thousands of predominantly black residents who had settled in the growing upstate New York city during and after the Great Migration. Those who remember it, like Hudson, describe it as thriving, self-sufficient community they were proud to call home. “Oh my god, the things we had,” she said recently, her voice softening with the distinct twang of nostalgia. “We had two bowling alleys. We had meat markets.” Charlie Pierce-El will tell you...
  • The White Flight From Football

    02/04/2019 3:11:45 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 70 replies
    City Lab ^ | February 1, 2019 | Alana Semuels
    Shantavia Jackson signed her three sons up for football to keep them out of trouble. As a single mother who works the night shift at a Home Depot warehouse 50 minutes away from her house, Jackson relies on the sport to shield the boys from gang activity in her rural Georgia county. They began in a local league five years ago when they were still little, their helmets like bobbleheads on their shoulders. Now 11, 12, and 14, they play in games across the region. Jackson says she passed up a daytime shift at Home Depot so that she can...
  • STL’s white refugee syndrome

    03/29/2018 8:38:06 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 42 replies
    The St. Louis American ^ | February 12, 2015 | CHARLES JACO
    Caucasian St. Louisans are to white flight as Kenyan runners are to the Boston Marathon. Volumes have been written about the ability of white St. Louisans to empty out a region, or as a former colleague from Fox 2 once said, “Yeah, a black family moved in seven blocks away and my parents ended up in Ellisville.” An entire library wing could be devoted to white flight in the Gateway City. From James Neal Primm’s 1998 Lion of the Valley to Colin Gordon’s 2009 Mapping Decline to 20 years of the Where We Stand reports from the East-West Gateway Council...
  • The Detroit Riot, 50 Years Later

    07/21/2017 4:55:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 54 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 21, 2017 | Michael Barone
    Fifty years ago this weekend, a deadly urban riot began in Detroit. It started around 3:30 a.m., when police arrested 85 patrons of a blind pig -- an illegal after-hours bar -- in the midst of an all-black neighborhood that had been all-white 15 or 20 years before. The statistics are horrifying. Rioting went on for six nights, with some 2,500 stores looted and burnt, some 400 families displaced and property damage was estimated around $300 million in 2017 dollars. Forty-three people, many of them innocent bystanders, were killed. More than 1,000 people were wounded. The reality was even more...
  • EXCLUSIVE–New Black Panther Leader: Blacks Need to Migrate to Five Southern States, Form ‘Country Wi

    07/10/2016 2:21:53 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 253 replies
    Reuters via Breitbart ^ | July 10, 2016 | Reuters via Aaron Klein
    Omowale was speaking in an interview set to air Sunday night on this reporter’s talk radio program, “Aaron Klein Investigative Radio,” broadcast on New York’s AM 970 The Answer and News Talk 990 AM in Philadelphia. Omowale used the interview to claim five states as belonging to the “Black Nation”: Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Alabama, and Georgia. The revolutionary stated: “We just need to start migrating back to those states and taking control of the economics in those states. If black people move in, most definitely white people will move out. So it’s not a hard process for us to...
  • Why don't black and white Americans live together?

    01/13/2016 6:17:11 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 134 replies
    BBC News ^ | January 8, 2016 | Rajini Vaidyanathan
    Legal segregation in the US may have ended more than 50 years ago. But in many parts of the country, Americans of different races aren't neighbours - they don't go to the same schools, they don't shop at the same stores, and they don't always have access to the same services. In 2016 the issue of race will remain high on the agenda in the United States. The police killings of unarmed black men and women over the past few years reignited a debate over race relations in America, and the reverberations will be felt in the upcoming presidential election...
  • White Flight From Southern Democrats Doomed Mary Landrieu

    12/07/2014 11:01:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 83 replies
    National Journal ^ | 12/07/2014 | SCOTT BLAND
    Democrats have been worried about the African-American vote in Louisiana for months. But what really doomed Sen. Mary Landrieu's reelection bid was the near-monolithic white vote against her. Landrieu's loss Saturday to Republican Sen.-elect Bill Cassidy followed a November all-party primary in which the incumbent got a lower share of the white vote (18 percent) than all other Democratic Senate candidates in the country but one, according to exit polling. There was no exit poll Saturday night due to a lack of media interest in the runoff, perhaps because even Landrieu's campaign acknowledged that she would need at least 30...
  • City plans to attack economic segregation by moving poor into middle-class neighborhoods...

    05/22/2014 7:04:13 AM PDT · by NYRepublican72 · 124 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 5/21/2014 | ERIN DURKIN
    The City plans to attack economic segregation in its affordable housing plan — placing the poor in middle-class neighborhoods and the more affluent in high-poverty spots. Housing Preservation and Development Commissioner Vicki Been said the plan to build 80,000 new affordable apartments and preserve 120,000 units would create a more diverse city. “We really have to make economic diversity a cornerstone of that plan,” she said at a City Council budget hearing Wednesday. “That means that in some neighborhoods that have mostly middle or upper-income housing, that we would need to put affordable housing at the very lowest income,” she...
  • The JFX massively subsidized white flight from Baltimore (really???)

    12/23/2011 11:20:27 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 31 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | December 22, 2011 | Paul R. Schlitz
    I wouldn't wax rhapsodic about the half centennial of the Jones Falls Expressway ("City's six-lane Main Street at 50," Dec. 16). It was the evacuation route for white flight at a time when the strictures of Jim Crow were in retreat under the Warren Court. How else to explain that the planned "transit line" down the center of the road was never built? Coupled with the dismantling of commuter rail and streetcars around the same time, the JFX could guarantee in and out privileges to white suburbanites but left urban blacks without cars with no way out. The irony is...
  • EPA's Looming Blackouts

    08/22/2011 4:53:03 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 97 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 22, 2011 | Staff
    Energy: It won't matter which light bulbs we use as the administration's implementation of cross-state pollution rules shuts down coal plants across the country. Where will the jobs be when the lights go out? It's called the Cross-State Pollution Rule, announced last month, and its implementation over the next 18 months will likely result in the loss of a fifth of the nation's electricity-generating capacity. The result will be likely power shortages, skyrocketing rates and inevitable brownouts and rolling blackouts. Based on Bush-era EPA proposals that the federal courts threw out in 2008, this latest example of legislation is designed...
  • Whites still fleeing cities in Mass.

    03/24/2011 5:42:19 AM PDT · by GOPsterinMA · 162 replies
    http://www.boston.com ^ | March 24, 2011 | Peter Schworm and Matt Carroll
    Whites are abandoning Massachusetts cities at a rapid clip, continuing well-worn paths to the suburbs or out of state, according to new demographic data from the US census. ...The migration of whites out of communities has also left many public school districts in cities made up overwhelmingly of minority students. In Lawrence, just 6 percent of this year’s public school students are white. In Chelsea just 8 percent are, according to state Department of Education figures. ...The trend was strongest in lower-income communities plagued by violent crime and struggling schools. Yet wealthier communities like Beverly, Gloucester, Melrose, and Salem also...
  • Whites in state 'below the replacement' level

    07/12/2010 7:02:12 PM PDT · by Christus_Rex · 91 replies · 2+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | June 5, 2010 | Justin Berton
    California's white population has declined since 2000 at an unprecedented rate, hastening the day when Hispanics will be the state's largest population group, according to newly released state figures. There were half a million fewer whites in California in 2008 than in 2000, a period when the state's overall population grew by 4 million to 38.1 million, according to a study released Thursday by the state Department of Finance. By 2008, whites made up 40 percent of Californians, down from 47 percent at the turn of the century. In 2000, Hispanics comprised 32 percent of the population; that number grew...
  • Memphis mayor to confront gun violence ("It boils down to a health care problem.")

    11/29/2009 8:41:43 PM PST · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 35 replies · 1,148+ views
    Fox 17 Nashville ^ | 11/29/2009 | Fox 17 Nashville
    Memphis mayor to confront gun violence November 29, 2009 12:08 EST MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- New Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. will embark soon on a communitywide plan to address gun violence in the city. Wharton, who's been in office a month, said it boils down to a health care problem. He plans to tap a steering committee composed of officials from hospitals, churches and law enforcement. He also focused on the problem as county mayor before being elected city mayor. Wharton told The Memphis Daily News he has not decided about the future of Police Director Larry Godwin....
  • The End of White Flight (For the First Time in Decades, Cities' Black Populations Lose Ground)

    07/18/2008 10:17:42 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 51 replies · 868+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | July 19, 2008 | CONOR DOUGHERTY
    Decades of white flight transformed America's cities. That era is drawing to a close. In Washington, a historically black church is trying to attract white members to survive. Atlanta's next mayoral race is expected to feature the first competitive white candidate since the 1980s. San Francisco has lost so many African-Americans that Mayor Gavin Newsom created an "African-American Out-Migration Task Force and Advisory Committee" to help retain black residents. "The city is experiencing growth, yet we're losing African-American families disproportionately," Mr. Newsom says. When that happens, "we lose part of our soul." For much of the 20th century, the proportion...
  • 'White Flight' Increasing, Race Chief Says (UK)

    01/14/2008 6:32:22 PM PST · by blam · 18 replies · 179+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1-15-2008 | PhilipJohnson
    'White flight' increasing, race chief says By Philip Johnston, Home Affairs Editor Last Updated: 1:41am GMT 15/01/2008 The flight of the white middle classes from the inner cities is accelerating, the Government's race relations chief has said. Trevor Phillips said so-called ''white flight" - an American phenomenon now increasingly seen here - was deepening racial segregation. Mr Phillips has warned in the past of the growing polarisation of the country along ethnic lines. But his use of the emotive term ''white flight" will fuel the controversy triggered by the Rt Rev Michael Nazir-Ali, the Bishop of Rochester. He said last...
  • The Departing (Boston Globe admits Boston has been destroyed by forced busing, violence)

    09/05/2007 7:02:39 AM PDT · by pabianice · 79 replies · 3,123+ views
    Boston Fishwrap ^ | 9/4/07 | Blanding
    The Robinsons, Dorchester: “I went to primarily white schools growing up,” Cathy Richmond Robinson says. “I think, ‘I did it, my kids can do it.’ Definitely by middle school, we’ll be moving out one way or another.” ( Stephen Michener is a man with a plan. He hands it to me as we sit on the couch in his second-floor Jamaica Plain condo – a slim white binder with the words Boston Metro Evac handwritten with a Sharpie on the spine. Following that, in parentheses, is written simply: (Plan B). "We started putting this together two years ago," he says....
  • UK Citizens Abandoning the UK in Greater Numbers

    07/30/2007 10:37:03 AM PDT · by pacelvi · 148 replies · 2,794+ views
    Press Dispensary ^ | 7/25/2007
    UK Citizens Abandoning the UK in Greater Numbers July 25, 2007 - Press Dispensary - Increasing numbers of people are taking the decision to move overseas as a result of the UK’s current immigration policy, according to www.globalvisas.com, a specialist immigration consultancy that provides immigration advice and visa services. As numbers of immigrants to the UK from the new European Union Accession states continue to grow, more and more people in the UK are choosing to take their experience and skills overseas. The consultancy caters for immigrants to the UK as well as British people who wish to emigrate to...
  • Path to national suicide (Pat Buchanan on Illegal Immigration)

    05/21/2007 11:52:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 211 replies · 4,088+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | May 22, 2007` | Patrick J. Buchanan
    "At what point, then, is the approach of danger to be expected? "I answer, if it ever reach us, it must spring up amongst us. It cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide." So said Abe Lincoln to the Young Men's Lyceum in Springfield. Observing the Senate last week, and looking over the latest figures from the Census Bureau, America is now risking national suicide. Last week, senators meeting in secret produced a bill to...
  • HUD to Probe Manassas Anti-Crowding Effort

    05/26/2006 5:30:04 AM PDT · by craig_eddy · 4 replies · 332+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 5/26/2006 | Stephanie McCrummen
    Federal Housing Agency and Residents File Complaints Saying the Program Is Biased Against Hispanics Federal housing officials said yesterday that they are investigating whether a two-year-old program to combat crowded housing in Manassas is unfairly targeting Hispanic families in violation of the Fair Housing Act. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development filed a complaint Tuesday alleging a pattern of discrimination. Yesterday, a group of Manassas residents and civil rights advocates filed 11 more complaints, saying that the city has selectively enforced its overcrowding rules and other ordinances against Hispanic residents in what amounts to a systematic campaign of...
  • 'White flight' in Boulder

    12/19/2005 7:06:26 AM PST · by Millee · 84 replies · 3,204+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | 12/19/05 | Berny Morson
    BOULDER - The neighborhood around Columbine Elementary School is 87 percent Anglo. But enrollment numbers indicate that many neighborhood kids are going elsewhere. This year, the school in northeast Boulder is 82 percent Hispanic. "Most of the parents who are involved in this would not say they were (engaged in) 'white flight' - they were simply choosing options that were better for their children," says Julie Phillips, who stepped down in November as Boulder school board president. But Richard Garcia, a member of the Colorado Commission on Higher Education who put six children through Boulder schools, is more blunt: "My...