|Is this heaven? No, it's just too white Iowa|
The United States of America once looked like Iowa (the state is 91 percent white; in 1964, America was 90 percent white). Now, the Iowa State Fair is home to "beat whitey night," an event that is being replicated all across the country with nary a peep from anyone in a position of power.
100 years ago, Detroit was nearly 100 percent white. Today, Detroit is 82 percent Black and on the verge of bankruptcy. The civilization they inherited (like the one that Black people inherited in The Bluffs of Atlanta) has died on their watch, with this fitting story putting an exclamation point on that statement:
Detroit Police Department precincts and districts may no longer be open to the public 24 hours a day.
Beginning Monday, precincts and districts will be closed to the public from 4 p.m. until 8 a.m., officials said. As part of the plan, several job assignments will be eliminated and those officers will end up on the street, Detroit Police Cmdr. Steve Dolunt said.
“I think it’s going to work,” he said. “I think it’ll get the officers more involved” with citizens.
This story confirms that the Detroit of 2012 -- already one of the most violent and dangerous in all of the world -- is in a far worse state than that depicted in 1987's Robocop.
Detroit Police spokeswoman Sgt. Eren Stephens said Chief Ralph Godbee Jr. will address “the new procedures regarding Front Desk Operations” at 1 p.m. Thursday.
Consequently, the following story (published in both The Christian Science-Monitor and the US News and World Report) shows that Disingenuous White Liberals (DWL) like NBC's Andrea Mitchell hope that all of America one day looks like Detroit:
Is Iowa too white to be politically representative of the United States as a whole? That question arises because NBC correspondent Andrea Mitchell on Sunday implied that it was.
While interviewing GOP strategist Mike Murphy, Ms. Mitchell made this comment: “The rap on Iowa – it doesn’t represent the rest of the country. [It’s] too white, too evangelical, too rural.”
Conservative critics have leaped on Mitchell for injecting her opinions into the discussion. To be fair, however, she was clearly citing “critics” who say such things – and they do. In fact, she was almost directly quoting from a New York Times article of Dec. 17, which made much the same point while discussing Iowa’s relative economic stability.
“As the first state to take part in the Republican nominating contest, Iowa has long been criticized as too much of an outlier to be permanently endowed such an outsize influence in shaping the presidential field,” wrote the Times’ A.G. Sulzberger. “Too small, critics say. Too rural. Too white.”
It is the “white” part of this that may be raising the most hackles among conservatives. They point out that in 2008 then-candidate Barack Obama won the state and its seven electoral votes, after all.
Well, this is easy to check, isn’t it? And at first glance there is something to the criticism of Iowa as racially unrepresentative of the US. According to the US Census Bureau, Iowa is 91.3 percent white. The US as a whole is 72.4 percent white. Iowa’s population is 2.9 percent black, as opposed to 12.6 percent for the US as a whole. Latinos make up 5 percent of the state versus 16.3 percent of the US.
Fitting that that 12.6 percent of the United States helps make life inhospitable in places like Birmingham, Alabama; Baltimore, Maryland; Newark, New Jersey; and Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Fitting that that 12. 6 percent of the population engaged in massive riots over Air Jordan's during Christmas 2011 that cost $180 a pop, when most rely on EBT/Food Stamps, TANF/Welfare, Section 8 Housing, and other entitlements to merely survive.
|Detroit: Too Black for civilization|
Black people had nothing to do with the building of Detroit; they have everything with its collapse.
Iowa's relative economic stability is predicated upon the fact that it is almost all-white; Detroit's economic instability is predicated upon the fact that it is almost all-Black.
We call the latter the Visible Black Hand of Economics. Here's The New York Times on the oddity of a state that is actually efficiently run, because it avoids having large metropolitan areas that are effectively Black Undertow cities that are a drain on the economy:
As the first state to take part in the Republican nominating contest, Iowa has long been criticized as too much of an outlier to be permanently endowed such an outsize influence in shaping the presidential field. Too small, critics say. Too rural. Too white. But this election cycle, there is another particularly relevant way in which the state does not represent the nation as a whole: it is too economically healthy.
Iowa, one of several Midwestern states that largely sidestepped the reckless rise of the housing market and the crash that followed, has remained relatively stable through these difficult years. Buoyed by a booming agriculture sector, the state is enjoying lower unemployment, greater income growth, steadier home sales and fewer foreclosures than most others.
In the 2010 movie The Crazies, it took a military pathogen unwittingly unleashed in an Iowa towns water supply to destabilize the (almost all-white) population, turning them into maniacal murderers. Looking at the homicide rate of Detroit, for that matter any town with a sizable Black population, we can't blame a military pathogen on the lawlessness there.
"Is this heaven?," asks the ghost of Shoeless Joe Jackson in Field of Dreams. That same question is asked by his father, right before they finally have a catch together.
When one visits Detroit, the question doesn't even need to be asked: You are entering hell on earth, a city Dante himself would never dare visit.
So the media can ask "Is Iowa too white for first Presidential Caucus?" We'll ask at SBPDL this simple question: "Is Detroit too Black for Civilization?"
Judging by the rate that middle class Black people are fleeing Detroit, where structural inequality is too much of a burden for Black people to overcome, the answer is a resounding, emphatic "yes."
PK Note: Thanks to OD for bringing these articles on Iowa's ugly whiteness to my attention.