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Old 01-17-2015, 11:07 PM
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I think that it can happen from changing fiancés. Detroit basic loss the cow that they milked and they are not the first just the biggest.
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Old 01-18-2015, 07:44 AM
Location: Norfolk, VA
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Originally Posted by ColdAilment View Post
This idea has come to me after examining many demographics and statistics on cities. I've come to see that many cities with demographics that are majorly black, i.e. 60% or more are usually poverty stricken cities with high crime, deteriorating downtowns and inner city neighborhoods, abandoned buildings, etc.

As a quote from another thread's poster read:

Baltimore's poor are overwhelmingly Black American and their behavior exacts a tremendous social and economic toll on the city. Baltimore is hurtling towards Tamar Jacoby's "tipping point" of 70% Black. This is the point where she says cities experience an irreversible decline.

Found here at:
How can you become a "World Class City" with "low to no class" residents??

This seems to be overwhelmingly accurate. Cities that are vastly slanted in the black population are often times much poorer and much worse off. Examples:

Detroit - 83% black
36% below poverty line

Flint - 57% black
38% below poverty line

Baltimore - 64% black
23% below poverty line

Memphis - 63% black
26% below poverty line

Newark - 53% black
26% below poverty line

Jackson - 79% black
28% below poverty line

Birmingham - 73% black
27% below poverty line

Cleveland - 54% black
33% below poverty line

Gary - 85% black
36% below poverty line

East Saint Louis - 98% black
42% below poverty line

Do you see the trend here? It seems in most major cities, the higher the black population the higher the poverty rates. Some cities are able to manage it while keeping overall poverty rates at a median. But it seems that over 50% spells problems, and over 70% spells inevitable and long term decline.
Same thread different day. There are other reasons, such as disinvestment, that those cities aren't world class cities. Detroit, in particular, was on the way to becoming a world class city.

For the record none of those cities are particularly that great, even if the Whites were there, and those cities had never experienced White Flight they still could never compare with cities like Atlanta, Chicago, LA, NYC, etc.
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Old 01-18-2015, 02:40 PM
Location: Baltimore
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All I want to say is that they don't really care about us!-Michael Jackson
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Old 01-19-2015, 06:40 AM
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Yep I was a bit surprised as well, my wife was called the 'N' word in Cambridge as we stepped out of the subway station into Harvard Square. Mind you this was unprovoked, we never seen this guy before nor had any encounter with him. Later as we strolled around the area we run into this guy again speaking on open microphone on the sidewalk blaming black folks for this counties problems, and again yelled out racial epithets. Not one person in the crowd of pedestrians said a word against him. Now I'm not saying LA does not have it's share of racism, but this would have not been tolerated here, not personally I don't even think this would be allowed in this day even in parts of Orange County, someone would have spoken up.

BTW I too am African American and of mixed race, but most people wouldn't catch that by my appearance. Many times my wife and I are mistaken for being an inter-racial couple.
Judging Boston by Harvard Square is like judging NYC by people at the Empire State Building observation Decj, a whole lot of people there are from out of State.
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