|No Grand Finale in 72% Black Albany|
It's a world where the school systems of America aren't plagued by the philosophy of Waiting for Superman, but instead utilize the findings of The Bell Curve to determine educational "paths" for students so that their cognitive abilities can be best nurtured for future success.
It's a world where 72 percent Black Albany, Georgia can't have firework celebrations for the Fourth of July, without Black people ruining them for everyone else. In another example of "Why we can't have nice things," the Albany Herald reports on July 5, 2012:
From every corner in Southwest Georgia, salutes to America's 236th birthday were conducted with the familiar sights and sounds.
Albany was no exception.
The Independence Day extravaganza for the Good Life City was conducted Wednesday evening along Front Street near the Albany Civic Center -- and included vendors selling souvenirs, funnel cakes and even providing music.
Among the booths included one from the Voter Education Registration Project, an organization that found a celebration of freedom the perfect opportunity to promote its cause.
"(The Fourth of July) means a lot to me," said Nicole Crawford, coordinator of the project. "It's a day that I'm proud to be an American.
Unfortunately, the main event downtown was not without its safety concerns.
According to city officials, a series of fights occurred in Turtle Grove Park. The fights delayed the firing of the fireworks' grand finale. Officials organizing the event had the crowd dispersed at the park, as they were concerned that the sounds from the fireworks may mask possible gunshots. The park was cleared and traffic escorted out.
This led to confusion downtown as thousands of people tried to leave at once although police presence was heavy in the area. There were no confirmed gunshots and police cleared the area.The NBC affiliate in Albany reported "Fights disrupt Albany fireworks":
Albany Police suspended the July 4th fireworks show Wednesday night because they say a series of fights put families, who were there to enjoy a night of fun, in danger.
Chief John Proctor said a number of fights broke out in the Turtle Park area where many people gathered to watch the fireworks show. He said it became a safety and crowd control issue, and police officers made the decision to suspend the fireworks.
About 10:45 p.m., the Chief told WALB News Ten the area had been cleared. A few minutes later, Capt. Reginald Brown told us the fireworks show did resume, although few people were there to see the end of it.
The Chief said APD had 85 officers assigned to the event. He said there was no gunfire and there's no indication that gangs were involved. Proctor blamed the problems on juveniles who were downtown without any adult supervision.
Before all that trouble, vendors and families gathered for what they expected to be a fun and safe celebration of our nation's independence.
Patricia Porter went downtown with her family. She said, "I'm glad that they're doing something for us, having something for us to come out here and enjoy because it's not often as a city group that we get to enjoy anything."
Rodney Walker is a vendor who was selling chicken wings. He said, "Oh, having an event like this for the city is great because it brings good people and good food all together in the same place at the same time."
Unfortunately, the good event they expected was marred by violence started by troublemakers.
Fights didn't disrupt the fireworks in Albany anymore than criminals in Macon make Trick-or-Treating unsafe; it was Black people in both occasions that make these events unsafe and eventual force their cancellation because it is no longer safe - nor cost-effective for policing - to host them.
Chief Proctor said no one was seriously injured in any of the fights. Capt. Brown told us officers did make some arrests, but he was not sure how many.
Just as the story of two convicted Black felons in South Atlanta that shot one another over an argument about car repairs illustrates why white people want to live nowhere near Black people (and, of course, why property value is so low in majority Black areas), the lesson of Macon and Albany demonstrates something sinister: community building events like the Fourth of July, Trick-or-Treating, or Easter Egg hunts are increasingly going to be cancelled in cities that represent Actual Black-Run America (ABRA) because of the Detroit Corollary to Robert Putnam's findings on diversity and social capital.
The thread holding together Black-Run America (BRA) is so delicate, that you can see through the fabric of state lies and envision the world where this ideology has been supplanted.
On the other side? Safe communities for children to explore unsupervised, where Fourth of July firework celebrations and parades; Trick-or-Treating; and Easter Eggs are not the stuff of yesterday.
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