Sunday, October 21, 2012

Cleveland: Rocks! Carl Stokes and the Fall of Cleveland

PK NOTE: Between now and November 6, SBPDL will be dedicated to looking at major cities that elected a black mayor and the expectations surrounding this monumental, progressive, transcendent event. But we will do more: we will ask what happened to cities such as Rochester, Cleveland, Chicago, Washington D.C., Baltimore, Birmingham, etc. after black political power was gained.

Black advancement = Civilization retardation 
Carl Stokes, who was charged with stealing a bag of $17.25 dog food when he was Cleveland Municipal Judge, was the first black mayor of a major American city. Elected in 1967, Stokes aligned himself with the black power element in the city (as we discussed here in the McDonald's/Cleveland Boycott of 1968). He, of course, enjoyed more than 90 percent of black vote in the 1967 election.

Racial solidarity is to be expected, even celebrated among black people.

It is in Carl B. Stokes and the Rise of Black Political Power that we get a glimpse of the type of expectations (and federal financing) this first black mayor received upon taking office. On p. 191-192:
When Carl Stokes became the first black mayor of a major America city in 1967, black Clevelanders expected him to revitalize their neighborhoods, provide more low-to moderate-income housing, end police brutality, create a plethora of social welfare programs, and devise endless economic opportunities. As a veteran of the civil rights movement, Stokes agreed that his primary responsibility as mayor was to elevate the social and economic conditions of black residents. Second, Stokes also understood that as the first black mayor of a large city, he was a symbol of pride and that s such he represented to a large extent the aspirations and hopes of a ll African Americans.

More bluntly, he was supposed to  prove to all white that an African American was capable of governing. Stokes eagerly embraced these twin mandates, and in the process he wanted to set an example for other mayors to follow.

Upon taking office, Stokes immediately took steps to restore the city's federal funding. He also reorganized the Cleveland Police Department, secured a much-needed tax increase, and launched Cleveland: Now! a $1.5 billion urban redevelopment package designed to address virtually every facet of the city's problems: housing, employment, health and welfare, neighborhood rehabilitation, economic revitalization, and city planning. 

He had inherited a dying city. A declining tax base, conservative federal and state governments, a continual influx of poor citizens, and white residential and commercial flight made it difficult to find the revenue for implementing many of his reforms. Although Stokes was able to rely upon large scale federal support for Cleveland: Now! his major redevelopment package, once the conservative administration of Richard Nixon came into office, Stokes had to seek alternative sources of funding.

Further, once the Cleveland business community made it clear that it would no longer support Stokes legislative agenda, Stokes was forced to govern a city with virtually no money.
So wait: why was Cleveland in such need of revitialization? Well, because the white population that had created and sustained the city had seen its overall percentage of the population of Cleveland erode with the arrival of black people.

Cleveland: A Metropolitan Reader provides an accurate descrpition of why this Cleveland's fortunes erodes as its black population grew (p. 127):


Following the large increase in Cleveland’s black population during World War I, the city’s black community continued to grow in size each decade, although at a reduced rate. Whereas the black population increased 400 percent to 35,000 between 1910 and 1920, it increase by a much smaller 100 percent to 72,000 by 1930 and by only 18 percent to 85,000 by 1940. But again, as had been the case during World War I, during World War II the black migration to Cleveland accelerated dramatically as poor, rural southern blacks streamed into the Forest City hoping for jobs in the burgeoning war production effort. Between 1940 and 1950 Cleveland’s black population almost doubled to 148,000; in the 1950s, as the city’s industrial production continued at high levels and southern blacks continued to come north in search of jobs, the black population against almost doubled to 251,000. The white population shrank, leaving a black presence in the city that was becoming more and more sharply defined.
  "Racist" police departments were needed in cities with large black populations, to ensure that the city would be safe for white inhabitants. Once City Hall was taken by black political power, police reforms meant the teeth were taken out of the police by a new, friendlier social contract aimed at improving black/police relations. This happened in Cleveland; this happened in every city that a black mayor took control of, ensuring that the trickle of white flight became a torrent.

Why did Cleveland need $1.5 billion from the federal government to improve "housing, employment, health and welfare, neighborhood rehabilitation, economic revitalization, and city planning."

Do you really need the answer to that question?

Cleveland, despite the hope and change that Carl Stokes election promised, effectively died when black political power was democratically voted into being there. 

Who else got more than 90 percent of the black vote recently?

40 comments:

Jay Santos said...

Looking at black "performance" in every aspect of life outside of football and "bakaball", one of two things have got to be true.

Either there exists the world's most complex, effective and eternally managed campaign to screw them up, or they are simply a cruel joke that God has played on mankind.

pat said...

One afternoon last year I was thinking about the well known statistics on black violence - roughly seven time as many rapes and murders by blacks as whites. I wondered if that also held true for black politicians.

So I did a little study. When I say little I mean little. I didn't get out of my chair and it only took about ten minutes.

I simply counted the number of ethics violations by current members of Congress. The answer was that black politicians have about two to three times as many ethics incidents.

Why have none of the 'investigative reporters' of the media ever mentioned that fact. I suspect that the real black politician malfeasance rate is even higher because the Congress seems extra reluctant to criticize blacks. But the simple official difference (c250%) in rates should be enough to be newsworthy.

The conclusions are simple, straight forward and incontrovertable: blacks are very violent and black politicians are very corrupt. That isn't prejudice it's postjudice - an opinion based on reliable facts.

So now you Paul Kersey are launching a rather bigger study on black politicians who serve as mayors. My guess is that about 20% of all mayors black or white are corrupt and that more than fifty percent are ineffective. It would be helpful if you could couch your study results in quantitative rather than anecdotal terms. Maybe that's not possible.

Albertosaurus

Anonymous said...

"When Carl Stokes became the first black mayor of a major America city in 1967, black Clevelanders expected him to revitalize their neighborhoods, provide more low-to moderate-income housing, end police brutality, create a plethora of social welfare programs, and devise endless economic opportunities" - And make rainbows come out of their asses, the article omitted that one for some strange reason.

chuck2010 said...

this is the big problems with blacks..they always have their hands out and will not do one thing to improve them selves unless someone else is paying for it. little wonder their communities and cities are dysfunctional. This is typical of people with lower than average IQ's...

Anonymous said...

Anywhere blacks become a majority and gain political power, the inevitable decline is assured as other more productive and civilized populations flee the area in order to live in a safe, first world environment as opposed to the Negro third world of corruption,violence and decay.
In that regard, as soon as blacks gain power, all the high sounding talk of equal rights, civil rights, Equal Opportunity, fair play, and inclusiveness get flushed down the toilet in short order. Everything becomes oriented towards black aggrandizement, special treatment for blacks and everyone else gets kicked into the gutter. It was NEVER about any of those things in the first place- it's about taking over and domination.
Blacks only talk about equal rights etc and pay lip service to such ideas when they are in a position of disadvantage in order to manipulate public opinion and perception and portray themselves as sweet innocent downtrodden angels that have been done oh so wrong.
Once they gain power, the true nature of the beast is revealed and they become ten times worse than anyone they ever complained about.
Can a libtard /Diversity/
multiculturalist nutjob name one place where blacks have taken over and this scenario hasn't played out?
No such place exists and it never will.

Anonymous said...

Old-line SEC fan here. I well remember when Carl Stokes was elected mayor of Cleveland. It was hailed as a great moment by the national press.

In every city where this happened, newspapers would endorse the black candidate, whose election would bring about peace and reconcilation, or "Hope and Change."

On the other hand, I recall an anonymous black man quoted as saying something like "God help Carl Stokes. The black community in Cleveland will expect him to fix all their problems."

Lily White said...

"More bluntly, he was supposed to prove to all whites that an African American was capable of governing."

...........Aaaaaand, we're still waiting for that proof.

Anonymous said...

Blacks always think that once they've taken over an area and gained political power that everything will become a bed of roses and they'll be living large. Despite all the evidence to the contrary, they all succumb to this continued delusion.
Black Power= The power to destroy neighborhoods, schools and cities. The power to be the demographic with the highest percentage on welfare and in prison. The power to have the lowest academic scores of any population. The power to have 75% of it's population born as bastards. The power to have the highest rate of Std's including Aids. I could go on and on.
Man! Dat black power sho' nuff be something to be proud of!
"Make rainbows come out of their asses." Rofl!!

Anonymous said...

It warms my old confederate heart when these 'free men' with their yankee-granted 'civil rights' wreak their havoc in an are such as Cleveland that is chock full of people who look down their noses at the South and our Jim Crowe laws.

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Anonymous said...

Newsweek [commie rag] no longer prints.

Anonymous said...

untrue..theres no mention of them moving here,,,,

but why? why help non Americans? non whites? non Christians?

derate heart when these 'free men' with their yankee-granted 'civil rights' wreak their havoc in an are such as Cleveland that is chock full of people who look down their noses at the South and our Jim Crowe laws.

Here's a link that you can use to build a better world by sponsoring a Somali child to immigrate to Minneapolis.

http://www.somalipovertyrelief.org/sponsor_a_child.php

Anonymous said...

"It warms my old confederate heart when these 'free men' with their yankee-granted 'civil rights' wreak their havoc in an are such as Cleveland that is chock full of people who look down their noses at the South and our Jim Crowe laws."

Not this Yankee. More and more I see that the South had the right idea after all. We should have listened to you.

Anonymous said...

We need to play on white strength.

I'd love to see an intelligent writer come up with a great article on:

"Its impossible for a white person to be racist"

NOT because of some myth of a black run america, but because WE have been the most benevolent force on Earth in all history! We can't possibly be discriminating or opressing anyone! Cell phones, cameras, internet, computers, modern healthcare, nike air jordans, symphony orchestras, louis vuitton, etc.

xthred said...

Every day I mutter, "F***ing n***ers."

Anonymous said...

It's true there was a very powerful, very vocal minority of whites in the north who supported desegregation, but the vast majority were against it. This was a case of those in power betraying the white working class throughout the country. Believe me, I was just a kid in 1972, but George Wallace had a tremendous amount of support in NY. Most of us fled the city to the suburbs to get away from the animals, of course now there's no place left to hide. Hopefully we start standing up.

Anonymous said...

The problem is that civilization is not their natural invironment. They are still aprimitive tribal speicies of humanity. They were used to being ruled by a single leader and a witch doctor who made the decisions for the tribe. In Africa they had and still have a raid and conquer type of economy. To a large extent that is the way they operate in this country today, thus the constant gang warfare one hood invading another. If you look at the evolution of other races and compare them to that of black Africans you that blacks if left alone would have taken thousands of more years to evolve into a civlized society.

Paul's Biggest Fan said...

Anonymous October 21, 2012 12:48 PM said...
"It warms my old confederate heart when these 'free men' with their yankee-granted 'civil rights' wreak their havoc in an are such as Cleveland that is chock full of people who look down their noses at the South and our Jim Crowe laws."

Then Anonymous October 21, 2012 2:26 PM said...

"Not this Yankee. More and more I see that the South had the right idea after all. We should have listened to you."

ABSOLUTELY. No doubt in my mind. Only by "winning" the Civil War could the Union truly lose. Fantastic juxtaposition, really. Losing would have been actually been winning. The world truly turned upside down.

Damned Yankees, indeed.

Ian said...

@ Anonymous-October 21, 2012 12:48 PM
I'm sorry to say that organization in based in Britain. The contact name is Dr Nassan Hur, but then Somalis are Muzzies which means double trouble

Anonymous said...

'This is typical of people with lower than average IQ's...'

Black average IQ, or Asian or White?
so in a [once] White society..

93% White as of 1970?

Whiskey said...

Desegregation was enormously popular throughout MOST of the country. Only in places like Boston (which fought against it hard in South Boston), Philly, and a few other Eastern urban areas was it unpopular, along with of course, the South.

In the West, it was popular. Most people lived in suburbs, with few if any Blacks around (this was before the Mexican Immivasion). This was also true in the Midwest, save again a few urban centers.

Already BEFORE desegregation, people had moved out of urban centers. Metarie, for example got its population boost in 1948-1952, long before Desegregation ever hit New Orleans. The affordable car, cheap housing, air conditioning, television, all combined to replace the urban living that characterized Western life from the 1100s onward, increasingly. Indeed, suburbanization began in England with the advent of trains in the 1830s, just as "Uptown" in New Orleans marked (then) suburban life via horse or steam-driven trams running along St. Charles from the Quarter to then rural countryside at the same time.

If you weren't around Black people, and suddenly land around Black people (the urban centers) became less valuable and (yours) became more valuable, what's not to like, plus you can hate on and get moral status over those "icky White guys" in the South or "Bad Irish" places like South Boston (as opposed to "good Irish" Kennedys and the like).

Somewhat OT: when JFK says "Cuber" in recorded speeches, that's not Irish. Its the Boston-Puritan accent, the "Yankee Whine" which is pretty much linguistically the East Anglia "whine" which is ... Danish/Viking accents/attitudes.

Anonymous said...

off topic....
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Anonymous said...

Once you go black, the foundation starts to crack.

Anonymous said...

I personally think it's YT's fault......we're always holdin' a bruva' down gnomesain' weez not gibbin dem a chance to git ahayed mayne'.

I think to rectify this obvious racism we ought create welfare institutions for the oppressed and hand out mini debit cards to freely purchase goods that other people have to work for, we shall name them EBT, also, we shall give out foo' scramps' courtesy of the majority racial demographic and his taxes.

We then must bring in an employment policy that discriminates against the majority racial demographic in favor of da bruvas an sista's an sheeit gnomesayne' because they obviously would make the best workers, it's just because of racism that we cant see this obvious point......we shall name this policy affirmative action.

The we must change the racist education system and implement a no chile' left behind policy lowering all academic standards so the chillruns' can beez edumacated an sheeit an getz a scolashiip like dem white boyz.

Lastly, we must insist the media inundate the populace with, what i like to call, anti racial stereotype advertising, and fill programs with "magic negroes" who represent the "real" black man, not stereotyping him as a vicious, violent, rape ape which is obviously not true and must be suppressed by said media should anything to the contrary occur. I also insist that a miscegenation policy be implemented aimed at young whitey wimmins' so we can create a rainbow nation consisting of shades of varying mudded waters eliminating ebil whitey so we can have peace on earth.

I want to thank HNIC and DWL's for showing me my white privilege so i can combat my inherent racism.

Yours Sincerely

LeopoldtheInterracialcuckold

name copyrighted

I'm all white! how are you? said...

just thinking outloud, are black people human? i mean you could probibably put some monkey(no pun intended) in the office of mayor and run (pick any city) it better than any black phoney "for my peoples" idiot. really in this day and age do blacks still think that they can change america or the black community? the black race is not going to change anytime soon. given all the freebies with the VICTUM TAG. we(whites) will turn this country around and it will not be with any help from the blacks that got a grudge against whites and the american way. i still believe in the white american way and it won't be easy. but with the website SBPDL and others our realist message will get thru to regular non informed whites. we can't and won't convert asshole liberals! we will just leave them libtard bitches with their pets.(blacks)DAMN THOSE SLAVE TRADERS!!! god-speed whites!!!

Mutant Swarm said...

OT - We now know that the upcoming Presidential elections will uphold the highest standards of integrity:

Because the U.N. says so.

Anonymous said...

I've got to disagree with whiskey on desegregation being popular. Did any candidate ever win office openly supporting desegregation? Wallace was on his way to winning in 1972. Powerful forces shoved desegregation down our throats, although here in NYC we either kept our neighborhoods white or moved. I guess out west, with plenty of land, certain types of whites might have liked the superior "feelings" it gave them, but not the majority.

Anonymous said...

Trickle down socialism didn't work in the sixties.
Trickle down socialism didn't work in the seventies.
Trickle down socialism didn't work in the eighties.
Trickle down socialism didn't work in the nineties.
Trickle down socialism didn't work in the 00's.
Trickle down socialism isn't working now.

Liberal Voodoo Economics has sucked trillions of dollars from productive White America only to see sub-Saharan Africans continue to behave just as G.D. stupidly self destructive as they always have.

Perhaps some day they'll be a revolutionary change in black America in which industriousness, thriftiness, and - most importantly - sexual-reptoductive responsibility will be at the forefront of black consciousness.
Perhaps some day pink elephants from the planet Zoton will invade the Earth.

nameispointless said...

Our entire Berzerkely block was vocally liberal and in lockstep scorn of anything that even slightly smacked of what was perceived as unenlightened, whitey Republicanism. You must understand at the same time, we were teaching our children ideological tolerance and inclusivism in all things.
Our zip code included the best schools Berkeley had to offer, which was the reason we all we bought homes in that area, paying sky high property taxes for the privilege. But no one mentioned that inconvenient truth. What hypocrisy.
Sept. rolls around and time for the first of the wee ones to toddle off to primary school.
Whoooa! Withour warning, forced redistricting East-West cross town school busing was upon us. The hillside nippers of our block were to be bussed to the wild and wooley flatlands to attend "Malcolm X" primary school, blacks bussed from the flats to our affluent kids' school. Faster than the blink of an eye, every single set of parents on that block pulled their kid out of public school. Our property taxes supported the high quality school a block away, yet our kids are forced to attend a shit hole clear across town? We didn't have a choice.
No child on that block ever saw the inside of a public school again.
Looking back, I see that we were not only hypocrits, we were delusional.
I am convinced liberalism is indeed a kind of mental abberation that obliterates one's ability to honestly introspect.

james wilson said...

In one prosperous almost entirely Jewish neighborhood of 1962 Newark, the block was cracked, as used to be said, by a black family. In four years there were two white families left. I knew them well. They were not Jews. Liberalism is good for thee, but not for me.

Discard said...

Whiskey: In 1969, a Judge Gitelson ordered forced busing in Pasadena, California. He got hammered in the next election, but the damage was done. In Pasadena, even Jews and atheists send their kids to Catholic schools. No, Western Whites did not support integration.

Zenster said...

Anon (10/22 7:56 AM): Perhaps some day pink elephants from the planet Zoton will invade the Earth.

You forgot the part about winged monkeys shooting bottle rockets flying out of the elephants' butts.

Other than that, carry on.

Anonymous said...

The sheer insanity of liberal advancement of blacks, to the detriment of the white working/middle class has always astonished me. It's become so ingrained in American society; that we come to accept the crime, corruption and endless 'programs' to uplift them. All the while, their 'culture' drag everything it comes in contact with down to their level.

I don't think this mentality will be fixed, until conditions become like that of Greece. Economic hardship, will probably force a reevaluation of things. Once your own people become poor, you start to worry more about yourself.

Mr. Rational said...

You forgot the part about winged monkeys shooting bottle rockets flying out of the elephants' butts.

Not like you're nitpicking or anything. ^_-

So CAL Snowman said...

"But again, as had been the case during World War I, during World War II the black migration to Cleveland accelerated dramatically as poor, rural southern blacks streamed into the Forest City hoping for jobs in the burgeoning war production effort."

This is the hidden cost of the "Great Wars" and partly the impetus for our involvement in "Europe's" wars. No doubt by the early 1900's the Globalist Elite were feverishly working to move the black parasites north. But there was a catch, no jobs (at least for low I.Q. unskilled people) and no desire for hundreds of thousands of blacks. WW1 and WW2 essentially solved both problems at the same time. The loss of productive, civilized white males from local labor markets to the war, combined with the need for unskilled labor produced the perfect opportunity to seed the north with black males. In time these people would bring their families and relatives north, entrenching the black population. While MILLIONS of WHITE MEN were off in Europe killing OTHER WHITE MEN, the black man was busy invading the north. Essentially the USA was fighting a 3 Theater war; the Pacific, Europe, and the silent invasion of the North.

These World Wars were not fought for any reason other than to advance the cause of the Globalist Elite which just happens to coincide with the destruction of White civilization.

Zenster said...

Mr. Rational: Not like you're nitpicking or anything.

I'll have you know that Zoton's pink pachyderms enjoy intergalactic fame for their proctologic pyrotechnical primates.

You're just jealous because the alien voices in my head don't talk to you.

Bogolyubski said...

Anonymous claims:
Trickle down socialism didn't work in the sixties.
Trickle down socialism didn't work in the seventies.
Trickle down socialism didn't work in the eighties.
Trickle down socialism didn't work in the nineties.
Trickle down socialism didn't work in the 00's.
Trickle down socialism isn't working now.


Au contraire. It's working exactly as planned by the oligarchs many decades ago. They very much enjoy sending that trickle down your back, prole. It's merely a prelude to their boot in your face - forever.

Jay in DC said...

Paul, I hope you also take at least part of that time to address the fact that the CURRENT DC city which is about 50/50 Black/White has had 3 of its members investigated for corruption charges this past year including the mayor himself. Guess which color those were? I also can't WAIT for the Marion Barry edition where it is indeed possible to be a crackhead and get re-elected, only in BRA...

WhiteFalcon1 said...

As a 'former' resident of Cleveland (the 'old' Southside, which is now yuppie-ville Tremont nieghborhood and just as sucky) , I agree with this entire article. Having been born and raised there in the eraly 60's, I witnessed first hand the cities decline...after the riots there, the white flight accelerated and those who could get out, did! I stayed until 2004, when in the "interests of saving money", Cleveland began firing police, fire and ems services, while leaving the incredibly lazy and slacker infested trash, sewer and streets departments untouched!
I began to think expecting a sewer worker to respond to calls I made to the police and finally decided enough was enough and have NOT regretted my move!
I now live on 190 acres in Carroll County and enjoy the peace and quiet, no shoot outs or drive bys, no drug house raids every other weekend. no flyovers by sptlighting police helicopters, GREAT schools, decent nieghbors and clean streets and parks...why would anyone live in any black run, major city is beyond me!

Anonymous said...

Jay in DC: Not only will blacks continue to re-elect Corrupt black leadership, they'll also continue to vote for the stupidest black "leaders" in existence simply because they're black.
You've probably already seen the video of Hank Johnson (D-Georgia) testifying that he was concerned the island of Guam would tip over and capsize if too many people were on the island. Yes, the dumb bastard thinks that islands are like canoes just floating on the surface of the ocean.
Worse yet, I'm sure many of his "constituents" were saying, "Um hmmm! Dat's right! Dat island gonna tip ober and dem peoples is gonna drown!"
The Idiocracy has arrived courtesy of stupid black people.

Ivey Malone said...

I could seriously make a bunch of broad blanket statements about all white people, because less than 100 years ago you all were spraying peaceful protesters and blowing 6yos in pretty church dresses to pieces. Since the dawn of time you guys have insisted on being the ones who run and control everything, now we have radioactive water and julienned economic infrastructure because of all the rampant corruption. Also Alexander the Great conquered fought,kidnapped, raped and murdered just like most other cultures hungry for progression. Left alone Africa would never have become industrialized, Africa was smart enough to understand sustainability (Yay colonialism). If this article was from 1770(with modernized publication of course) there would be talk of the brutality white ppl senselessly threw at any person who was different(much like animals).