ROMNEY WORDSWORTH – So, there I was the other day, minding my own business and trying to make a dime during the Great Obama Depression, when my youngest son asked me to review a project he was working on for school. It was a multi-page report he was working on as a group project (naturally) with another classmate.
I nearly fell out of my chair. The title page asserted in bold print that the subject was the White Flight of the 1950’s! Huh? That’s not right. The White Flight out of the cities were a consequence of black riots in 1963-1965. The next page declared that white flight out of the cities began in 1910! That would be funny if it weren’t so sad.
I sat my son down and recited the truth for him: In 1910, Americans were still migrating off of the family farms and into the cities, a process that did not end until the 1950’s with the construction of the Interstate Highway System, and didn’t begin to reverse until the social unrest and skyrocketing crime of the 1960’s. White Flight out of the major cities of America was due to a very specific reason: The rioting, burning, and looting of black radicals in the 1960’s scared them out of their socks.
FBI crime statistics show that in 1941, whites accounted for 38,927 convicted felonies, while blacks accounted for 16,355. In 1942 whites accounted for 32,482 convicted felonies, blacks accounted for 14,660. In 1943 whites accounted for 26,391 convicted felonies, while blacks accounted for 12,131. Then, as now, blacks only accounted for 13% of the population, meaning that blacks have been committing crimes well out of proportion to their percentage of the population for decades (see below). The fact that blacks have remained stagnant at 13% of the population is a testament to the effectiveness of Planned Parenthood’s abortion mills in black neighborhoods.
Like it or not, agree with it or not, the association of the black population with high crime rates was the cause of white reluctance to live side by side with blacks. This was managed before the 1960’s by the practice of red lining: The use of Zoning Laws to restrict blacks to their own sections of a city. When this practice was declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court, it meant that whites had lost their ability to control and manage their exposure to high crime rates. When it intersected with widespread black rioting in the country’s major urban areas, whites threw in the towel and fled America’s cities.
Nothing has changed with respect to high black crime rates.
– FACT: Despite making up just 13% of the population, blacks commit around half of homicides in the United States. DOJ statistics show that between 1980 and 2008, blacks committed 52% of homicides, compared to 45% of homicides committed by whites. (US Department of Justice)
– FACT: From 2011 to 2013, 38.5 per cent of people arrested for murder, manslaughter, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault were black. This figure is three times higher than the 13% black population figure. When you account for the fact that black males aged 15-34, who account for around 3% of the population, are responsible for the vast majority of these crimes, the figures are even more staggering.
– FACT: Despite being outnumbered by whites five to one, blacks commit eight times more crimes against whites than vice-versa, according to FBI statistics from 2007. A black male is 40 times as likely to assault a white person as the reverse. These figures also show that interracial rape is almost exclusively black on white. (Paul Joseph Watson, Infowars, May 5, 2015)
Nothing has changed with respect to black propensity for rioting, looting, and setting neighborhoods on fire. Witness recent events in Ferguson, Missouri and Baltimore, Maryland. Whites continue to refuse, by and large, to dwell within America’s major cities.
This was a major miscalculation of the Left. Their static view of the world presupposed that whites would continue to endure their social experiments and remain within their urban control grid. Instead they cut their losses and got the Hell out of Dodge. Today it is known as the Great White Flight and the Left wants you to think it is due to white racism instead of what it really was: an act of self-preservation. Barack Obama has nursed a wrathful grudge against whites for fleeing to the suburbs and now proposes a Federal scheme to require suburban communities to be “racially balanced”, i.e., white communities will be forced to house the blacks of the inner cities that they ran away from. It is anathema to the Right to Freedom of Association, and private property rights. People work hard to afford a home in a good community with a good school system. The communist solution is to reduce every community to the same hellhole level that the Left has created in the inner cities.
Oh, and did I mention that my son’s project is for an English Class? Excuse me, I mean Language Arts class. Whatever. They aren’t teaching English. They aren’t teaching the classics of literature. They are teaching White Guilt.
Unfortunately, Common Core is rewriting history, with the purpose of disassociating black crime as the cause for White Flight out of the cities. Truth and open inquiry are undermined: Common Core curriculum uses the tactic of insisting on students only use a small cache of highly selective, and biased, reading materials to do reports. It is a little gulag of propaganda that walls off the greater store of knowledge available over the Internet. Parental complaints go ignored by school districts and only invite reprisals in the form of bad grades to your child.
I am therefore teaching my son how to survive in a Soviet style system. Pretend to go along. Keep your head down. Repeat back to the professors what they demand to hear. But he and I will discuss the Truth, my son will secretly know the Truth, and be Wide Awake while ghosting through the institutions of Higher Propaganda. There will be a time and place later for his knowledge of the Truth to be used.