Limousine Liberalism
African-Americans Abandon Blue Paradises
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  • John B Gorentz

    So, proggie cities are forcing minorities and the poor out. It’s not an entirely new phenomenon. Ever since the 1960s public housing policy has either created hellholes for minorities to live in, or else forced them out by demolishing their previous residences or making them unaffordable. I can’t think offhand of any success stories.

  • Pete

    Too bad.

  • Andrew Allison

    The loss of African-American voter is hardly likely to affect the Deep Blue cities of D.C., San Francisco or Chicago. Austin, which is a lighter shade of Blue, is a question mark. The more interesting question is what will be the impact of an influx of, largely Democrat, African-American voters on Phoenix, Fort Worth, and Oklahoma City.

    • FriendlyGoat

      Well, the impact will be political improvement—-but the natives are going to be very agitated by it. I mean, wouldn’t it be cool if newcomers helped them stop electing Sheriff Joe in the Phoenix area?

      • Pizzasaurus

        Why, in just a few decades they can spread this political improvement so widely that there will be nowhere they can find jobs or afford to live. Cool.

        At some point, you’d think that voters who flee the results of liberal policies but continue to vote for liberal policies would observe the behavior of swarming locusts and recognize the parallels.

  • Clayton Holbrook

    It’s all about Wendy Davis and city council candidates that want to “preserve neighborhoods” (code for anti density development) these days in Austin. After all, we can’t block view of the UT clock tower from the Bobo neighborhoods /s. Meanwhile, forget purchasing a home worth living in for less than $250K. People in Austin will actually tell African-American or Mexican-American families that have lived on the same street for generations that they’re doing their best to “save the neighborhood” by moving in, jacking up the prices, and gentrifying.

  • Corlyss

    The real concern about the exodus is that the blacks won’t change their politics. There’s no sign whatever they have learned a damn thing about whose “tender mercies” cause their problems and whose policies will help them prosper and leave the Democratic plantation. It’s the same problem with Calfornicated expats: they flee the dystopia they made and immediately set about recreating it in their new residence. Vide: Colorado over the last 9 years. Colorado is flirting with purple-dom, but it remains to be seen if the conservatives can reclaim that wayward state.

  • Anthony

    Related piece: why Americans can’t afford to live in liberal cities – who hurts in US. http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2014/10/who…in…/382047/

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