White Flight, the taboo subject.

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    The reason for ghettoization is because of white flight. When whites move out, there's no one to pay taxes for services since a lot of minorities are on welfare and this leads to poor schooling and police force. The highest paid school teachers are not in the ghetto but in white towns where the population isn't big.

    I don't know why minorities want to live with whites anyway. Is it because they feel they'll get a free ride? That they'll live in a great welfare town because the whites are paying?

    I believe that people should be able to live where they want. They shouldn't be forced to live with some one they don't want to. I grew up in an all Italian town. The town turned hispanic and black because of white flight. My parents didn't like the "element" that was moving in so they moved out.

    The government should not put welfare housing in white towns because it brings the property value down and it also causes anxiety for white people.
     
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    Good topic.

    Racism doesn't exist in America...right?
     
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    Racism is a subjective term, what in this piece do you deem as racist?
     
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    so the urban blue collar whitey dream to have a house in Long Island = racism....yup sounds right to me:rolleyes:...


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    Get out once in a while...

    ...and do a little reading.

    1. “But major metro areas are casting a declining share of the nation's votes, while fast-growing counties beyond metro-edge cities, with family-size subdivisions and megachurches, are heavily Republican… Democrats have made their greatest gains in the nation's very largest metropolitan areas. At the same time, Republicans have been gaining in rural areas and the fast-growing metropolitan fringe.” Michael Barone, http://www.usnews.com/usnews/issue/001106/6pol.htm

    2. These areas, with “with family-size subdivisions and megachurches,” termed ‘Sprinkler Cities” by David Brooks, are experiencing astounding growth, due to Americans looking to escape high taxes, bad schools, and still-high-priced homes.

    a. “Sprinkler Cities are the fast-growing suburbs mostly in the South and West that are the homes of the new style American Dream, the epicenters of Patio Man fantasies. Douglas County, Colorado, which is the fastest-growing county in America and is located between Denver and Colorado Springs, is a Sprinkler City…. Sprinkler Cities are also generally the most Republican areas of the country. In some of the Sprinkler City congressional districts, Republicans have a 2 or 3 or 4 to 1 registration advantage over Democrats... In fact, the rising prominence of these places heralds a new style of suburb vs. suburb politics, with the explosively growing Republican outer suburbs vying with the slower-growing and increasingly Democratic inner suburbs for control of the center of American political gravity.” Patio Man and the Sprawl People | The Weekly Standard

    b. Already, suburbanites make up about half of the country's population (while city people make up 28 percent and rural folk make up the rest), and America gets more suburban every year. According to the census data, the suburbs of America's 100 largest metro areas grew twice as fast as their central cities in the 1990s, and that was a decade in which many cities actually reversed their long population slides…. The majority of Asian Americans, half of Hispanics, and 40 percent of American blacks live in suburbia. Ibid.

    While the election of ’08 saw votes from every geographic and demographic for Barak Obama, and explanations for this multiply daily, the ’10 mid-terms may indicate that this was an aberration, outside of the trends suggested above.
    The next election may tell the growth outside of cities is a hint of dominance for the Republicans, or continuance of a divided polity.Ibid.


    This 'racism' thing is a sickness you should try to get over.
    Read this again, in the context of the post:
    "The majority of Asian Americans, half of Hispanics, and 40 percent of American blacks live in suburbia."

    Grow up.
    Wise up.
     
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    And Asian.

    And Hispanic.

    And black.
     
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    It was a taboo subject forty years ago. Today they are worried about the pending confiscation of their 401k or Barry's death panels. Times have changed lars, try to keep up.
     
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    annnd to add some meat to the bones, the progressive 'cure the symptom' not the disease did create angst as busing took hold...I saw it happen.
     
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    :eusa_shhh:inconvenient truths not allowed....
     

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