Do you live far away from a major urban area – such as one of these cities – and commute to work?
|The Real Imprint is in Detroit, Birmingham and other failed cities.|
Do you watch your local nightly newscast and shake your head at the stories of human misery, crime, corruption, murder, and mayhem?
Do you watch the local nightly newscast from the living room of your home in a comfortable, safe neighborhood? Chances are, that neighborhood is in a Whitopia.
Tavis Smiley presents “America I Am” The African American Imprint at the National Geographic Museum in Washington D.C. Presented by Walmart, Microsoft, Northern Trust and the Boys & Girls Club of America.
Exclude two of those cities however, as both Atlanta and Washington D.C. are undergoing rapid gentrification, which threatens to destroy the firmly ensconced Black political class in those cities. Black leaders in Atlanta wrote a memo about their constituents dispossession by free market forces (white people buying up cheap property) and what their reaction should be in the face of losing power in the city.
One can only guess the percentage of city employees in both Atlanta and Washington D.C. (consider MARTA and The METRO rail transportation systems in those cities) that are Black. We would wager in both cities it is more than 90 percent.
One could also spend all day trying to quantify the opportunity costs lost by whites living in suburban of both cities who were forced to commute two hours each day so they could live in a peaceful city. Same goes for every major city on this list.
As gentrification raises the white percentage of the population in each city, when will city employees reflect those changes?
Worse, people in these cities will slowly learn that public schools and public transportation can work, if you remove one variable from the equation. Just look at Portland, where Disingenuous White Liberals (DWL) there bemoan the fact that things actually work and look forward to the day they don’t.
This, Tavis Smiley, is the real Black Imprint in America. That Detroit is the butt of jokes across the world is why one Black writer in Atlanta wrote this:
Detroit is a microcosm of Black America. I believe if you cannot love Detroit, you cannot fully love Black people. The Detroit Metropolitan area represents the best and the worst that Black folks in this country have to offer. The Black middle class was solidified in and around Detroit with steady unionized blue collar labor in the auto industry.
The middle class expanded as more Black folks with college educations occupied managerial positions. Detroiters experienced and vigilantly fought the racisms of housing redlining, riots, as well as White and Black flight. Detroit has benefited and suffered at the hands of White and Black leadership. If there is a city that tells us about the promise and perils of Blackness, it’s Detroit. I’m so interested in what happens in Detroit because if we can turn it around, we can turn around the rest of our cities.
Sadly, Detroit is not the only collapsing American city. Birmingham, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Memphis, and, well every city on this list, are failing for exactly the same reason: the Black Imprint.
Atlanta and Washington D.C. are thriving (or on the verge of thriving) for reasons that aren’t too hard to explain.
Chances are, if you go to the “America I Am” exhibit, any pictures of Detroit under Black governance will be censored (just go here to see them).
The Black Imprint can be felt in those cities listed above and will no doubt be left out of the discussion at Tavis Smiley’s exhibit.
Funny though, when the Black Imprint is moved through gentrification — as in D.C. and Atlanta — everyone seems to complain.
Why don’t these nice Disingenuous White Liberals who write for The Post or live in Portland just move into these areas they care so much about?
White House creates “Winning the Future” Web Site Dedicated to Showing How Policies Impact only the Black Community
Mein Obama received 96 percent of the Black vote in the 2008 Presidential Election. For most of his first term, he has enjoyed a 95 percent or greater Black approval rating.
According to a new Gallup Poll, support for President Barack Obama has slipped substantially in two groups that no Democrat can afford to lose. Obama is down 7 percent to an 85 percent approval rate for African Americans.
Obama is also down to a 54 percent approval rating among Hispanics.
When Obama was a candidate in 2008, part of the magic of his candidacy was the prospect of his becoming the first African American president. No more was that magic felt than among African Americans, who ordinarily vote Democrat in overwhelming numbers, and voted for Obama in 2008 in historically overwhelming numbers.
Thirteen percent of the population overall, Black people represent maybe 12 percent of those eligible to vote in America (not to mention how many Black criminals have lost the right to vote). With whites fleeing Obama and Blacks moving back to the South in record numbers, many of the states he won in 2008 (North Carolina, Virginia, Florida, Michigan, Pennsylvania) suddenly look winnable for the other guys who pander just as pathetically to the Black vote.
Republicans have never done what Mein Obama has just done though and actually create a Web site that details how his policies are helping advance only one community – the Black community:
The White House has launched a new website –Winning the Future: President Obama and the African American Community.
The website aims to help inform the African American population of how the Obama Administration’s policies and work have benefited the African American community, from minority-owned businesses having more access to capital, to the benefits of health reform.
With the 2012 campaign season having already launched, President Obama seems to be taking no risks with the community that came out strong to the polls for him.
We call it Black Run America (BRA) for a reason: our government is not run by Black people, but it is run for the betterment and benefit of Black people above everyone else.
That’s why Detroit might soon get a bailout from Washington D.C., what Councilwoman Joann Watson calls a “Marshall Plan” for that miserable city. “The Marshall Plan” was used to rebuild Europe after World War II, a devastating six-year struggle that decimated untold acres of lands, left cities razed from aerial bombardment and people displaced.
Detroit… well, it didn’t take a war between the worlds greatest powers to leave that city in ruins. It took 40 years of Black majority rule. Thomas Sowell would have you believe it was liberal policies (which work in European countries devoid of immigrants and asylum seekers), but the blame falls squarely on those who Obama targets in his Fact Sheet on “Winning the Future for Cities and Metropolitan Areas.”
Know how to save major cities? Gentrification. Of course, then the problem becomes winning the future for suburbs.
That the Obama Administration launches a Web site specifically targeting Black people and how his policies have impacted them (hasn’t Black unemployment become far worse since he’s been in office?) is a sign of desperation. Recent Black college graduates are finding it difficult locating a job in the private sector (older Black people firmly rooted in public sector jobs refuse to leave).
SBPDL predicts that in the next two weeks, Donald J. Trump will go on the offensive and point out this hypocrisy. He isn’t beholden to public sector jobs like so many other Republicans and isn’t a Disingenuous White Liberal trying to wear Republican clothes like Mitt Romney.
Who would have ever thought that Trump could be the person courageous and bold enough to challenge Black Run America (BRA)?