Monday, January 21, 2013

A Scandal Greater Than 'Fast and Furious': North Lawndale in Chicago

Sears world-wide headquarters was in North Lawndale when it was 100 percent white; it left when the community went almost 100 percent black -- in a span of twenty years (you can see the Sears Tower from North Lawndale)
“The American Millstone: An Examination of the Nation’s Permanent Underclass” is a collection of articles filed by Chicago Tribune writers in the early parts of the 1980s. It serves as a documentation of a greater national scandal then even the ongoing “Fast and Furious” story.

No, scratch that: by publishing a collection of news reports documenting life in early-1980s North Lawndale (at the time, it was 99 percent black), the keen reader can piece together a narrative that clearly shows the government subsidizing the expansion of a criminal enterprise dwarfing that of the “Fast and Furious” scandal.

Quick points before we start our expose of North Lawndale, one of the communities in Chicago: once home to the world headquarters of Sears, North Lawndale in 1940 was almost 100 percent white; by 1960, it was 90 percent black.

 Also, North Lawndale was heavily Jewish:

It was tough and crowded. It had 51,000 people per square mile, twice the city average. But it hummed. It had synagougues, a Yiddish theater, homes for the elderly and orphans and a well-stocked public library.

With the end of World War II and the subsequent movement into the suburbs, all this changed. In 1946, North Lawndale was 64 percent Jewish. By 1950, this was down to 42 percent as Jews moved to better neighborhoods.

In their wake came the blacks. In 1950, 13 percent of North Lawndale was black. By 1960, blacks amounted to 91 percent of the population. Today, the figure is 97 percent.

North Lawndale’s population hit an all-time high of 125,000 in 1960. It has been falling ever since, to 61,500 today. The loss has been due to not only the exodus of white; middle-class blacks also moved out to better neighborhoods or suburbs.

The neighborhood’s change from white to black coincided exactly with the decline in North Lawndale’s economy and the loss of jobs there.

Some of the flight of business began early, as shopkeepers moved out and took their shops with them. But the real exodus took place after the [1968] riots, when storekeepers either found themselves burned out or unable to get insurance.

A University of Illinois at Chicago study estimated that between 1960 and 1970, North Lawndale lost 75 percent of its businesses and 25 percent of its jobs. Between 1970 and 1980, it lost another 44 percent of the remaining commercial jobs and an astounding 80 percent of its manufacturing jobs.

Unlike the old Jewish ghetto, North Lawndale today is no longer teeming. Rather, with its vanished factories and burned-out home lots, it is eerily empty. (p. 206-207)
What you have just read is a case-study describing the Visible Black Hand of Economics: once the population that created and built a thriving economy, replete with community-building institutions and a growing infrastructure, is replaced entirely with a black population, the economy and climate of the community will regress to the mean supplied by… the black population.

Remember, the black population in Chicago is almost entirely courtesy of the “Great Migration” of blacks from the South – “Blacks represented 8 percent of Chicago’s population in 1940, 23 percent in 1960, and 40 percent in 1980.” (American Millstone, p. 172)

What is the type of economy, in the absence of white people, did black people create in North Lawndale?:

“God’s beautiful people are here in the midst of hell,” preaches Rev. James Wolff, the 32-year-old pastor of the Lawndale Christian Reformed Church on the South Polaski Road. “People carry a lot of crosses here. But in spite of everything, God has not abandoned us.”

Nor, by one measure, at least, have the churches.

In North Lawndale’s 5.5-square-mile are, where 48 state lottery outlets and 99 licensed bars and liquor stores testify to worldly fantasies and foibles, there also are about 50 congregations that gather in traditional church building and nearly 70 more that worship in storefronts. (p. 242)
God didn’t abandon the black population, white people carrying the burden of civilization on their shoulders did.

Why might it be that white people abandoned North Lawndale (and the institutions they created) as the black undertow from the South came knocking at their door? The crime they imported into the community is a start:

During the 12-month period ended August 31 (1983), statistics show, 1 in every 8.5 residents of North Lawndale was the victim of a serious crime and 1 in 21 was the victim of a violent crime. The citywide rate, by contrast, was only 1 in 50 for violent crimes. The national rate was 1 in 182.

The murder rate in North Lawndale is twice the citywide figure and six times the national rate. The incidence of rape and serious assault also are double that of the city as a whole. The many residents of the neighborhood who are hard-working, honest people run those risks along with those in the underclass. (p. 54)
“Hard-working” is a poor choice of words by the Chicago Tribune staff when describing the almost entirely black citizenry of North Lawndale. Just look at these figures:
Though the population of North Lawndale has dropped by more than 30,000 in the last decade, the percentage of the people living there on welfare has increased by more than 45 percent. Today, almost 32,000 people receive some form of government assistance, which will total more than $139 million funneled to this community this year. (p. 119)
And, what did this investment of $139 million buy the citizens of Chicago?:
Every day, more than $40,000 is spent policing North Lawndale. On a typical day, about 140 police officers are routinely assigned to duty there.

Last year, the emergency room at Mt. Sinai Hospital, the only one in North Lawndale, handled an estimated 25,000 cases. Almost half were traumatic injuries, and many involved violence. Hospital officials estimate the 60 percent of emergency room services there are paid by public aid, at a cost of more than $1.6 million a year. Hospitalization and treatment add considerably to the expense.

Many victims of ghetto slaying are on welfare, and public aid pays for their funerals and burials as well – up to $900 each.

The incident of thefts involving more than $300 in cash or goods was below the citywide figure. These figures underscore the depressed economic state of North Lawndale, where there is relatively little to steal. But they do not reflect the growing number of property crimes that ghetto residents commit in other areas. (p. 56-57)
I’d say that’s a tremendous Return on Investment (ROI) – and remember, this is the early 1980s we are talking about, which serves as a microcosm for the tremendous transfer of wealth that has occurred across the nation in places like Newark, Camden, Baltimore, Atlanta, Memphis, St. Louis and Birmingham.

By funding the welfare state, we have created an ever-growing “Prison-Industrial Complex,” which also sees a huge growth in the judiciary system (parole officers, court employees, etc.).

Now, what are the schools like in an almost entirely black community like North Lawndale (it should be known that in the early 1980s, more than 82 percent of the children in the Chicago Public School system were black or Hispanic, though whites made up 49.6 percent of the city’s population at the time -- it should also be known these schools had greater per-pupil-spending then their almost entirely-white, John Hughes approved suburban schools)?:

Many parents who pulled their kids out were afraid of the crime and violence that continue to increase in the schools despite the $8.2 million the school board spends each year for security.

In addition to driving out middle-class students, gang violence in the schools forced many underclass (black) students to drop out, according to a legislative study.

To combat crime and violence, students at some schools are required to check with security officers when they enter the building and surrender any clothing that might represent a gang affiliation.

All this has added to the image of the public schools as places where fear is commonplace and learning is scarce.

Mabel Moore, who has taught in the inner city for 24 years notes: “So many whites and blacks think we’re teaching an animal species. We’re teaching human beings.” (p. 143)

Mr. Moore, the people who produce the children in North Lawndale – that make the schools veritable war zones -  are individuals that makes the creatures in H.G. Wells “The Island of Dr. Moreau” look normal.

But, there’s more to the huge financial loss of the productive labor of white North Lawndale being displaced by the black migrants of “The Great Migration.” And it’s not pretty:
After 25 years of virtually unchecked housing deterioration, abandonment and demolition, North Lawndale looks like a bombed-out war zone. Almost half of the housing units there have disappeared since 1960.

Much of what remains is rundown or dilapidated. This is where the neighborhood’s black underclass lives – with the Illinois Department of Public Aid paying the rent.

More than half of the residents of North Lawndale pay their housing costs with welfare money. Each month, landlords in the West Side slum collect an estimated $1.5 million from people on public assistance. The estimate is based on an average monthly rent per unit of $240. 
The growth of the underclass in North Lawndale has coincided with – and contributed to – the decline in the housing stock. In 1960 there were 30,243 housing units within the 5.5 square-mile community. Today only 16,287 units remain.

The total value of housing units lost in the last quarter century is more than $350 million, based on the $25,200 average value of a housing unit in the area today, according to U.S Census Bureau data. (p. 258)
What was the average housing value (changed for inflation) when the community was… all white? There is true cost of the “great migration” – at least for one tiny community in Chicago.

Some final stats about North Lawndale:
  • One of every two people is on welfare
  • Three of every five people potential workers are unemployed
  • At least two of every five families are headed by women
  • Seven of every 10 births are illegitimate.
  • One of every two mothers is 21 or younger, and one of every seven is 17 or younger. (p. 96)

And this is a story that makes the “Fast and Furious” scandal look like a game of Nintendo “Duck Hunt” – and just remember, this is one community in Chicago.

Now, multiple it by… a lot, and you get a picture of life in an increasingly non-white America, where the redistribution of white tax-dollars is going to fund.

You get a good look at the kind of people who just helped re-elect President Barack Obama with near universal approval; you get a good look at the kind of people who enthusiastically elected Harold Washington as the first black mayor of Chicago in 1983; you get a good look at the community Martin Luther King called "home" in 1966, where he attempted to declare war upon housing segregation in Chicago -- luckily, Mayor Richard Daley dealt MLK a huge defeat, as the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) held firm and didn't build any public housing units in white neighborhoods.

And that stand is the primary reason crime and violence is largely segregated in Chicago, whereas Detroit was completely overwhelmed. 

58 comments:

Anonymous said...

To combat crime and violence, students at some schools are required to check with security officers when they enter the building and surrender any clothing that might represent a gang affiliation.

Did schools require such procedures prior to Brown versus Board of Education?

Just askin'...

So CAL Snowman said...

"After 25 years of virtually unchecked housing deterioration, abandonment and demolition, North Lawndale looks like a bombed-out war zone. Almost half of the housing units there have disappeared since 1960."

Why can't these people just rebuild their community? After all we're inundated daily with screeches and squeals that "africans built america!" So if they built America why can't they build better communities?

"Some of the flight of business began early, as shopkeepers moved out and took their shops with them. But the real exodus took place after the [1968] riots, when storekeepers either found themselves burned out or unable to get insurance."

It's interesting, you can replace North Lawndale with Detroit, or Birmingham, or Atlanta and the results are the EXACT SAME : Black people riot and White people leave. Then when the White people leave and the blacks inherit the same thriving community, it inevitably turns to shit. Wash, rinse, repeat. What is it about these people and rioting? (rhetorical question) EVERY SINGLE TIME blacks demographically replace Whites, the former thriving area occupied by Whites quickly deteriorates into a third world ghetto, without exception. African genetics are just not capable of producing or sustaining that which Whites create, there's no other logical explanation one can make. They say Hope floats, well I guess that's why africans can't swim.

Of course when White people flee a given area that means the schools will also reflect the increased diversity of non whites. These same schools when cursed with a lack of diversity produced doctors, scientists, teachers, tradesmen, etc. When granted the miracle of diversity (very few Whites) these same schools become dangerous and violent. Did the schools suddenly install electrified floors, fire hoses, and mean barking dogs?

OT - This is so perfect I had to smile - The legacy of Michael Scott King marches onward!

Neighbors Say Quintuple Shooting on MLK Blvd. Is Embarrassing

"NEW ORLEANS -- Five teenagers were shot in the Central City neighborhood of New Orleans shortly after Monday's Martin Luther King Day parade moved passed the area.

Police spent the afternoon collecting evidence and shell casings outside a grocery at Martin Luther King and LaSalle."

Anonymous said...

So CAL Snowman:

That article on the MLK quadruple-shooting is the perfect representation of the legacy Michael Scott King left behind. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Paul:

You have the brains, tenacity, research skills, and love of truth that reporters in the mainstream media should have but do not.

I first found this site by accident and was completely prepared to refute what you were saying, but as I read your blog further, my respect for facts overcame the dogmas of my liberal upbringing and I have done a complete 180 from my previous positions. I never thought I would live to see that day but here I am, cheering you on and doing my part to spread the truth about the negro. Thank you.

Californian said...

Why can't these people just rebuild their community? After all we're inundated daily with screeches and squeals that "africans built america!" So if they built America why can't they build better communities?

A good question, and one that ought to be asked of MLK Day speakers, black studies majors, race hustlers, PBS producers, and the Western ruling elite. You would think that once these communities were freed of the heavy hand of whites and their "racism," prosperous and progressive communities would sprout like rainbows on the fruited plains.

What makes this all the more odd is that blacks are the recipients of every manner of government program, set-aside contract, de facto affirmative action policy, school spending subsidy, and non-stop positive role models in the media. Yet they end up with their communities disintegrating around them, apparently helpless to stem the tide. Why can't they start up their own businesses? Heck, even the meanest Asian immigrant seems capable of running a convenience store.

Which gets me to my next point: we are indeed told that "Africans built America." But was that really the case? Did African labor actually build any serious infrastructure? Granted, you had the Southern plantation economy, but this was agricultural work. What about the building of mines, factories, railroads, power plants, space program bases, and etc? Seems this was mainly white work. You can even look at the agriculture of the American West, or the 20th century South, which was mechanized via farm machinery (more white technology), and which produced incredible surplus crops--which seem to be feeding Africans on more than one continent).

How about the bigger picture? Is there any model of African success that could be used as a template?

Because what is getting disturbing here is a pattern which PK calls Manifest Destruction. It's as if we are reading accounts of Huns sweeping across Europe in the 5th century AD.

But it can not be that bad...or can it?

Anonymous said...

When North Lawndale was thriving, there was no welfare, no food stamps, no Section 8 housing, no federal aid, no head start, no free lunches, nothing. The residents were poor immigrants who not only kept a thriving public school system going, but who somehow financed their own religious schools and charitable institutions. A well stocked public library. Imagine that. Poverty but no rampant criminality, no illegitimate births, no illiteracy but instead a law abiding populace trying, and succeeding, to educate themselves and to better themselves.

Anonymous said...

Got that book at the public library. Just finished it. There is no hope for these people.

Anonymous said...

"luckily, Mayor Richard Daley dealt MLK a huge defeat, as the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) held firm and didn't build any public housing units in white neighborhoods."


Are you sure about that? I seem to recall that projects were built on Augusta & 90(north side) and LeClaire Courts (south side). Both were predominantly white neighborhoods at the time.

Rodger said...

Dear Mr. Kersey,

I was under the impression that you and James Kirkpatrick were going to release a book today called "Payback: Barack Obama's War on White America". Are you still going to? I hope so, because it looked like a good book.

Stuff Black People Don't Like said...

Question on "Obama's War on White America" -- coming on Tax Day in April.

Kirpatrick is editing the book on Chicago now; then the book on Birmingham.

City resident said...

The stats are a little off. Not just half are on welfare, it's more like everybody with some exceptions here and there, such as seniors on retirement. As for female headed households again it's everybody, not just two out of five. A jointly headed household there would be as rare as an albino ostrich and if it existed it wouldn't last long. Insofar as "potential" workers go, they'd have to define what they mean by that term; lots of those "potential" workers are in fact unemployable.
There's not much prospect of any improvement coming from the Obama economy to help them in any way nor, for that matter, to help us either.

Anonymous said...

"At least two of every five families are headed by women"

More like 4 out of 5.

Anonymous said...

Amazing work Paul, thank you. OT, as if we need any more proof that Obama hates us, Jamie Foxx has performed at one of the inauguration balls. OT again, maybe Bill O'Reilly is growing a pair. He thinks Obama dislikes Republicans because he thinks they represent white privilege.

Anonymous said...

A trip down Google streets is an eye-opening experience. Trash all over the place, overweight, lazy groids slouching on front porches, 10% of the houses boarded up, etc. It's like something out of a Johnny Rebel song. African Americans apparently turn America into Africa. It amazes me how many places sell cellular phones despite the fact that they have nothing interesting to say.

Anonymous said...

I am a landlord in North Lawndale. This article is interesting. A factor that caused its decline was the entire Jewish community moving out. This was previously an immigrant working class community. The children of these people entered the middle class and moved out. Urban areas throughout America declined somewhat with the rise of the suburbs. The neighborhoods were backfilled with an expanding poor population and they went down a notch. The '68 riots caused mass disinvestment.

That's the history. Today, it is a Black neighborhood that is lower class. It is important to note that middle class and even working class Blacks don't live here. There are Blacks that work, pay taxes and contribute to our economy. But they usually don't live in Lawndale.

Chicago is 1/3 Hispanic. These people seem to outcompete Black for working class jobs. Young Black males from these areas have chronic unemployment. After government assistance, profits from drug sales are a major source of income for the community.

Lawndale will probably grind itself down further and depopulate more. The foreclosure crisis has left numerous abandoned buildings that banks don't want to foreclose.

I have not bought buildings there in a long time. I focus on better areas now. The buildings seemed cheap but collecting rent is tough. If you can get rent, they are profitable.

pick that cow dung said...

The famous black chimpouts have started in south africa.

Google, de doorns farm strikes, and sasolburg riots.

The lib whores are horified, that they are seeing type behaviour, they are horrified how "law abiding" citizens can do this.

I bet some of those "law abiding" citizens are illegal used to be child soldiers from the more ghettofied shitholes of africa.

The sasolburg riots started when the white christian folk were in church on sunday morning, the black savage heathen have more important issues at hand.

They deserve to pick thru cow dung, to salvage the undigested corn kernals, so they can eat them, like they do in zimshitwe.

I feel nothing, I'm thinking of a recipe book of all the gourmet meals that can be prepared from undigested corn kernals picked out of cow shit, maybe oprah could do a show on that great african tradition, of picking undigested corn kernals from cow shit.

They deserve it, Unicef's fly encrusted black childs face white guilt trip ad campaign is getting old, here is a photo oportunity for some new guilt trip photos.

Anonymous said...

I am always impressed by the old neighborhood folks who sent thier kids to private schools.
The new residents demand vouchers for better private education, paid by tax dollars they didn't contribute.

Anonymous said...

Projects by Midway devastated that area. Only Chinatown has held it's on against CHA.
Projects north near the St. Valentine's site are CHA but senior, same with the Bridgeport projects. The crap that surrounded IIT decimated that area too

Anonymous said...

No one else wants to say it so I will- the only way to deal with the Manifest Destruction created by negroes is to either sterilize them or kill them.
Nothing else will work.

Jay Santos said...

Now North Lawndale. There is simply no evidence whatsoever of negro productivity. There's evidence of negro financial success, at least temporarily, in the sports/entertainment industry. Outside the race hustling "industry" we can find no artifacts of broader negro productivity or organization.

Their cities are war zones, dilapidated, corrupt, savage and unlivable. IQ patterns alone cannot explain it. As a race they seem to have a strong inborn preference for chaos and violent anarchy.

And in a perfectly illogical move, we've placed, or allowed the placement of, an unqualified negro to rule our nation.

Seems suicidal.

Bogolyubski said...

Californian asks:
A good question, and one that ought to be asked of MLK Day speakers, black studies majors, race hustlers, PBS producers, and the Western ruling elite. You would think that once these communities were freed of the heavy hand of whites and their "racism," prosperous and progressive communities would sprout like rainbows on the fruited plains.

I can tell you right now what their answer would be to any such question - over and above the shout-down about "raycisss" and "white supremaciss" which is the typical response from groids and DWLs. It's still yo' fault YT. It's the "legacy of racism, slavery, colonialism and oppression". Thanks to the tireless efforts of Robert Mugabe and the ZANU-PF (and billions of dollars extorted by squid-proxy regimes from YT taxpayer), YT has been ethnically cleansed from Zimbabwe. Gone from the scene.

Apparently, the Chinese are now setting up shop there with farms and the like. The BBC DWL "journalists" reported on how the new Chinese bosses were beating on the lazy negroes - because they learned to imitate the old white overseers. Got that? Even if Chinese set up a sweatshop and beat on negroes - it's still your fault, YT!. The DWL religion is more fanatical than the wildest tribe of Taliban Moose-limb goat-humpers - by a factor of at least 100. The very folks who love to denounce Christian fundies are several orders of exponential magnitude more radical and insane than the wildest holy roller in Alabama.

Anonymous said...

Off topic but... the first lady's new wig and the needless press it garners?


I don't care much for the FLOTUS but I loved her work on the First 48 Memphis as Sgt Caroline Mason

yeah, it is the same anger and same wig and same eye-rolling

http://i2.ytimg.com/vi/MMJVnD0p3_4/mqdefault.jpg

Awesome, right?

Anonymous said...

In 2013, the vast majority if not all of blacks' problems are purely their own fault. Yet somehow they have managed to turn it all around and make everything our fault, and on top of that, force us to continue funding their dysfunction and bearing its social costs. That's a pretty ingenious trick!

Dissident said...

Just for a moment of levity. Watch Queen Obama roll her eyes at the stupid white Republican John Beohner, while he tries to make a joke at the inauguration dinner.

This is actually quite telling, as it displays the utter contempt and hatred that the Obama's and have for the stupid party and for many white people in general.

Classy lady.

Anonymous said...

Paul Kersey,

If my memory serves me right, the Nicholas Lemann's book The Promised Land, talks about North Lawndale and the prominent role that Sears Roebuck played in the Chicago westside community. Otherwise if might have been a different Atlantic Monthly article by Lemann.

North Lawndale was anchored for 80 years by Homan Square/Park which was the headquarters of Sears Roebuck & Co. There was the large corporate headquarters and for its time the huge catalog distribution center.

Lots of money is being spent (wasted?) in attempts to revitalize the Homan Park section of North Lawndale. Its is right off the Eisenhower Expressway and CTA El line. Sears Roebuck, the city and other foundations spent a fortunate protecting the long abandoned buildings from becoming ruins.

Check out
http://www.homansquare.org/
http://www.homansquare.org/history

rjp said...

The neighborhood’s change from white to black coincided exactly with the decline in North Lawndale’s economy and the loss of jobs there.

The author is incorrect in this assessment. The change from black to white didn't coincide with, it caused it.

..... the economy and climate of the community will regress to the mean supplied by… the black population.

Let's coin a word here:

negress: v. ne·gressed, ne·gress·ing, ne·gress·es
v.intr.
1. To go back to the state of Africa; move backward away from a state of civilization.
2. To return to a previous, usually worse or less developed state, as in a African state.
3. To have a tendency to approach or go back to a African mean.

Lawndale negressed when caucasians moved away.

Anonymous said...

Yeah and all the Obamatron can talk about is gay marriage, and gun control or anything he thinks that is sticking it up the ass of White people.

Anonymous said...

Paul Kersey,

You really can not mention history of North Lawndale along with Jews and African-Americans with out mentioning the great Sears executive, entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist, Julius Rosenwald.

see
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julius_Rosenwald

Rosenwald was a hero to many Jews in the late 1890's, being a real titan of industry and enlightened employer. Many Jews located to North Lawndale in order to work for Sears or start their own businesses supplying Sears. Rosenwald was a major supporter of Reform Judaism as a way of assimilating Jews to America.

But even more importantly was Rosenwald's commitment to African-Americans. Rosenwald spent a large portion of his fortune on goal of improving the lives of blacks through a commitment to education, the Brooker T. Washington school of advancement.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julius_Rosenwald#Philanthropy

Rosenwald is perhaps most famous for his goal of building "one room" school houses for blacks through out the south.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosenwald_School

Rosenwald's and Sears' way ahead of their time employment opportunities and policies attracted many working and middle class blacks to North Lawndale.

Anonymous said...

rjp: way to coin a phrase! i like it: "Negression to the mean" (to the negro mean) - panjoomby

NORDIC CAUCASOID said...

hey mr. kersay,did you know the director of death wish just passed away within the last couple of days? anyway back to the artical. you have pointed out artical after artical that there is no such thing as a black bussinessman/woman. funny how the blacks can't or won't do anything for themselves when the white tax-paying community splits. i know this from being white, i would be embarrassed as hell of my race if it acted like the spooks do in this country. which makes me want to ask this question. do the jews in germany get all the stuff the blacks get in this country. sympathy or subsidies because of the holocaust? or are the jews a proud people and wouldn't take these sort of hand-outs? if you think about it, there were only like 4 generations of slavery. 1776-1864 not even a hundred years that were done under our american flag. because before 1776 it was under the brittish flag. no-one ever mentions that though. so for 80yrs. we have over paid for those few years. i for one don't owe this lower race a god damn dime. as kersay says we owe them nothing. to hell with the FAKE so called BLIGHT these spooks cry about daily. SEGREGATION NOW & FOREVER! godspeed whites.

Anonymous said...

Paul Kersey,

Some other insights on Sears and the Black community in Lawndale.

Julius Rosenwald was a staunch believer in human advancement both physical and mental. Sears had employee fitness facilities, sports leagues along with chess, crossword and other mental puzzle tournaments. Rosenwald was an especially big patron of chess, sponsoring USA masters.

On aspect of Sears corporate culture was that otherwise impoverished and under educated working class employees would be offered great educational opportunities by doing well in company chess, crossword and other mental skills tournaments. Sears also believed in intelligence testing. Do especially well on any number of tests and Sears would hire you in accounting or later even computer programing with out a degree.

I knew a very capable black IT manager who got his start because he excelled at chess and other mental puzzles. This was in spite of a speech impediment. Sears helped pay for his therapy and college education.

There were other skilled blacks in
in accounting and IT. A black female DBA/Data Architect was nationally recognized.

During 1968 riots a lot of black corporate employees were heartsick, think the old Chris Rock dictum on "Who's more racist". From the riots until the Sears Tower in the loop was completed working at Homan Park could be rough especially for whites. One black I knew talked about how he carried a firearm, in spite of tough gun laws and helped escort his fellow coworkers to and from the Sears compound and the Eisenhower.

I think one the very sad legacies of the 68 riots was how radicalized blacks like Jess Jackson deeply resented the older generation "Brooker T Washington" school blacks painting them as Uncle Toms. During the 1970's New Left Marxists went after Sears despite its previous record by most any standard, meritorious example of commitment to Black advancement. Sears was hit with lots of discrimination lawsuits. And apparently given Sears' track record of being a soft touch when it comes to settling things have not changed much.

see
http://www.atoast2wealth.com/2011/11/02/former-sears-employee-wins-5-2-million-racial-discrimination-in-sacramento-area/


Anonymous said...

The law of unintended consequences always plays out with disastrous results when dealing with blacks. Even the most honorable and well intentioned acts prove to be foolish, inevitably destructive and just throws gas on the fire of negro dysfunction and parasitism.
It's the nature of the negro to whine and demand all those things in life that they will not provide for themselves. Any sympathy or concern shown to blacks will instantly be capitalized upon and provoke a feeding frenzy of gibsmedat because of their entitlement mentality. What starts out as an act of kindess on your part will soon be viewed by them as their right and an obligation, duty and responsiblity on your part to keep providing it. Stop doing so and you will be vilified, denounced and treated with hostility and resentment as well as be denounced as a racist. Every manipulative routine, con job and hustle will be used to try and get you to keep "giving." Failing in that, they will instantly segue into threatening and violent behavior.
When you help black people, you create monsters. They simply see you as a fool to be taken advantage of and bled dry. Move away from them and they will follow for that very reason. Try to form a whitopia and keep white tax dollars for your own and the whining from blacks rises to a crescendo along with all the typical bullshit accusations and blaming whites for the shitholes they create after whites have left.
All that being said, Julius Rosenwald was a well meaning fool with good intentions but look what he did to his neighborhood and community. I hope he's proud.



miracle rotting said...

Another scandal, a program by the history channel, called miracle rising: south africa.

A big masturbation fest in their own words-

"Narrated through personal and intimate accounts from world leaders, politicians, celebrities and journalists, it reflects on the journey from apartheid to democracy."

They dare not ask the people that have to live in this shithole, or do they ever mention that south africa has the highest rate of rape in the world, or that south africa has the highest murder rate in the world.

No all the celeb whores, verbally masturbating at the alter of freedom, some freedom.

Most of those celebs don't even live here.

Once I heard on radio, rita marley, speaking about the shithole zimshitwe has become, her "husband" sung at zimshitwe's independence concert.

The radio show host asked her, what happened to the struggle in zimshitwe, and the stupid cow had the audacity to say, the struggle is for the spirit, or some bullshit like that, she just wouldn't admit that the dream has crated really bad.

Since zimshitwe was the last black hope, and that's turned to crap, now south africa is the black torch, and that is 80% shit.

And to hear these fake celebs glorifying the highest rape and murder rates in the world, trully pathetic

I hope that they personally get touched by black dysfunction since they think its such a miracle.

I wouldn't even have words to insult such idiots, the closest I could come to insulting them would be pulling my pants down, pointing my ass to their faces, and spraying them full of shit

I think the skunk has the best defensive mechanism.

Don M said...

Blacks and browns are the hammer.
The Squids are the ones who wield it.
Law Enforcement (or as I call them "the gleeful armed enforcers of BRA") are the anvil.
YOU are the piece of metal being flattened.

What about this don't Conservatism Inc-sters not get?

tide said...

Well you can't sit on the church bench every sunday for 20yrs with a black pastor spewing how much hatred he has for whites, with out walking out at least mildly hatefull of the the white race.

Ofcourse the obamas hate whites, they can convince themselves they happy being black, but if gave them an injection that would make them white with straight hair they would salivate at the chance.

Why do black "women" spend hundreds of thousand of dollars to lighten their skin and relax their hair?

Exactly

Bogolyubski said...

Dissident:
Just for a moment of levity. Watch Queen Obama roll her eyes at the stupid white Republican John Beohner, while he tries to make a joke at the inauguration dinner.

This is actually quite telling, as it displays the utter contempt and hatred that the Obama's and have for the stupid party and for many white people in general.


Who is more contemptable though? The haughty arrogant entitled bitch who got racial preferences from day one, or the groveling, obsequious white step-n-fechit she expressed contempt towards? The shuffling sellout Boehner is the most loathsome of all creatures - a traitor and a sellout. He deserves much worse than mere contempt. Burial alive or feet first into a wood chipper might be appropriate, but both are much too fast. For some folks, mired deep in their depraved state - such an expression of contempt could serve as a spur to repent and change their ways. Not for Boehner, or Repukes in general. This will serve as an excuse for them to betray and sell us out even faster than normal in a vain attempt to get approval from the magic negro and his mate.

Bogolyubski said...

Anonynous:
Yeah and all the Obamatron can talk about is gay marriage, and gun control or anything he thinks that is sticking it up the ass of White people.

D'Won Mocha Messiah speaks for his squid overlords. They, and a large segment of whites - especially women - now thoroughly indoctrinated into the new state utopian religion of equality über alles - are pushing all of these. You need to go to the previous two threads and read some of the comments and background about feminism and how it has destroyed whites. That was its purpose from the start, of course.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous,

Reply to poster at
January 22, 2013 at 8:23 AM

I don't think anyone can blame Julius Rosenwald for the idiocy of 1968. Rosenwald died in 1932. by the way.

Rosenwald was a pro assimilation, pro achievement, pro capitalist to the core(Rosenwald was a big booster of Junior Acheivement), pro intelligence testing, pro education.

I doubt Paul Kersey has a problem with that.

Rosenwald can not be blamed for the fact that the "great migration", combined with open borders anarchy and the drug culture have overwhelmed and wrecked havoc on large sections of Chicago.

By providing blacks educational opportunities through out the south Rosenwald was hoping to encourage them to improve their lives there and not feel the need to move north. I only wish rich Mexicans like Carlos Helu Slim were doing that today for poor indigenous mestizo.

There is a lot that modern American can learn from Rosenwald.

That is precisely why the New Left Racial and Cultural Marxists went after Sears.

keep away said...

An act of kindness by whites is seen as a weakness by blacks.

As soon as they see christian charity or a christian act of kindness, they see you as an easy target, to be taken advantage of.

Never show weakness

Bogolyubski said...

Another day, yet another sacrifice to the god of equality über alles.

BTW, someone here stated on a previous thread that there are no sites documenting the zebra intifada. There are actually two sites who do this, though neither can cover everything simply due to space and the vast extent of the criminal activity.

They are 1) Cicero's Big Lie on Parade and 2) Black racism and race hatred of non blacks. One thing which is really needed would be a wiki-type site (editable only by members) which tracked the outcomes of all the crimes. For example, the notorious Wichita Massacre of December 2000, where five whites were raped and slaughtered by two orcs, the Carr brothers, ended up with death sentences for them. However, our "conservative" Supreme Court made a decision about DP cases which resulted in their sentences being altered to "life" ( which means they'll likely be out after some time - life doesn't really mean life, thanks to squid/DWL ownership of the legal profession). We don't even know much about where the Zebra killers of the 1970s ended up.

Bogolyubski said...

Don M:
Blacks and browns are the hammer.
The Squids are the ones who wield it.
Law Enforcement (or as I call them "the gleeful armed enforcers of BRA") are the anvil.
YOU are the piece of metal being flattened.

What about this don't Conservatism Inc-sters not get?


Very true. The thing you need to realize about those you refer to as the "Conservatism Inc-sters" is that they are really DWLs who serve the squids, just like the DWLs who inhabit the ranks of the Ministry of Truth. They're lying about their DWL religious beliefs and taking away money and energy from the clueless flyover folks who see their land circling the toilet bowl and flail in futility like a trapped animal before the hunter arrives with a gun to dispatch it.

Anonymous said...

My dog sleeps numerous hours per day. He has his food provided for him at no cost to himself. He gets free medical care, pays nothing and nothing is required of him. He lives in a nice house in a nice neighborhood but is not required to do any upkeep. If he makes a mess, someone else cleans it up. He has his choice of places to sleep in luxury. All his costs are picked up by others who go out and earn a living every day. When he wants something, he whines for it and sulks if he doesn't get it. If not controlled, he would breed numerous litters of puppies that would require all the same.
He's just like a nigger except he has the redeeming qualities of being loyal, steadfast, loving and a good companion who would defend the home with his life.
Niggers~ even outclassed by dogs! What a pathetic race.

Anonymous said...

Can someone please explain what "Squids" are? If you want to reach out to people, you can't only use silly jargon that most folks don't understand.

And Paul, if I were you, I'd suggest that your commenters hold back on the woman bashing and Jew-bashing and Hispanic-bashing and Gay-bashing. They can go on over to Stormfront for that. This is a place to discuss the black undertow, and your commenters are highjacking the threads and driving away potential readers. There are a lot of women, Jews, Hispanics, and Gays who are open to your message, but I don't think they feel very welcome here. The key thing is to unite against the negro and its coddlers, and some of these comments defeat that purpose.

J. Frank Parnell said...

Niggers~ even outclassed by dogs! What a pathetic race.

As many of you are probably well aware, years ago, we used to call retarded people "idiots," "morons," or "imbeciles," depending on their level of retardation. Those words were originally medical terms of art with no pejorative meaning, but they eventually took on pejorative overtones, so we switched to using the word "retarded." Now the word "retarded" is beginning to take on the same pejorative overtones and is beginning to be replaced by the term "developmentally disabled."

Mutatis mutandis, blacks went from being called "niggers" to "Negroes" to "blacks" "African-Americans."

Niggers are the only race of people in this country who are on the euphemism treadmill right next to retards.

Pathetic, indeed.

Anonymous said...

Didn't Quincy Jones grow up in the Rosenwalds? The apartment building was still standing years ago and was supposed to have landmark status for JR progressive thinking.
At the Chicago History Museum there is an exhibit talking about the apartments and pictures of nice middle class looking blacks in nice apartments

Anonymous said...

I grew up in Berwyn and it was always a shock traveling down Cermak between Mexican Cicero, then through the Lawndale dump, and then into Mexican Little Village.

Somehow, the Mexicans who came legally and illegally managed to have an economy and lots of businesses and not destroy their neighborhoods, but the real sight was just passing under the viaduct and how the blacks just degenerated to their natural state and that those rail lines are all that is separating a functioning society from the jungle.

Chuck Hammer said...

Anonymous at 11:08 am
Can someone please explain what "Squids" are? If you want to reach out to people, you can't only use silly jargon that most folks don't understand.


Squids, as in vampire squids. The elite financial class that has made a specialty of bribing and blackmailing the Federal Government into providing awesome special privileges to a very small group of financial services companies. Jewish firms and individuals are very highly overrepresented in this group, fwiw.

And Paul, if I were you, I'd suggest that your commenters hold back on the woman bashing and Jew-bashing and Hispanic-bashing and Gay-bashing. They can go on over to Stormfront for that. This is a place to discuss the black undertow, and your commenters are highjacking the threads and driving away potential readers. There are a lot of women, Jews, Hispanics, and Gays who are open to your message, but I don't think they feel very welcome here. The key thing is to unite against the negro and its coddlers, and some of these comments defeat that purpose.

Can you not see the epic hypocrisy in that comment? You want your bigotry, but you want it your way only.

I understand that it's not PK's objective, but any special interest group that petitions the Federal Government for special privileges is part of the problem, imho. You may not like it but the rise of BRA is inextricably intertwined with the rise of other minority groups in a civilization-busting explosion of cultural Marxism.

Anonymous said...

It seems that negroes spend a lot of energy feeling sorry for themselves.

Jay Santos said...

Anonymous said...

It seems that negroes spend a lot of energy feeling sorry for themselves.


24x7x365

Bogolyubski said...

Let's look at the result of the most recent 'erection' here for "President" of the Banksta Banana Republick:

Wymyn - 55/44 for D'Won
Jews - 69/30 for D'Won
"Hispanics" (the invented race) - 71/27 for D'Won
Asians - 73/26 for D'Won
Gays - 76/22 for D'Won
Orc - 93/6 for D'Won

Don't piss on our leg and tell us it's raining. Non-whites went 80/18 for the Mocha Messiah. All of the groups you mention are overwhelmingly leftist - though the marriage gap somewhat mitigates the love of Marxism and statism among white women. Unmarried females went for D'Won - a Marxist and Black Supremacist by any rational objective measurement - by 67/31.

Sheila said...

Excellent comments by Chuck Hammer and Bogolyubsi - kudos to you both. Prior to reading the comments about Rosenwald, I was wondering if the fact that North Lawndale was previously primarily Jewish was part of the reason it became almost entirely black. Back when the Jews were moving to the suburbs, there were still many restrictive covenants in place. Not just any White in any locale would/could sell to blacks. I would be greatly surprised if quite a number of the Jews didn't deliberately sell to blacks as an example of their anti-WASP/White Christian American attitude. This is purely speculative (I know zilch about Chicago and/or its origins) but still, I would be willing to bet a lot that my supposition is accurate.

Anonymous said...

There are good tactical reasons for SBPDL to concentrate on exposing collective black dysfunction. It's a basic principle of agitprop that you have to keep your focus, hit home on a small number of themes until they become part of the public consciousness.

Right now, race realists lack the strength to take on the bigger picture of cultural marxism. But race realists can exploit black dysfunctions as a wedge to open up the front.

The dysfunctions created by blacks are so in your face, so kicking in your door, that it is difficult to deny them: the crime, the illegitimacy, the corruption, the welfare dependency, the race hustling, the school trashing, the detroiting of entire cities and even countries.

There's another tactical reason to stay focused: it's to play off opposing groups. For example, there are many Hispanics who have little love for blacks, and who at least make an effort to create functional communities. Rather than alienate them with more bashing, it makes sense to get them pointed towards attacking mutual political foes.

The fact is, SBPDL is one website. It has an appeal to a certain sector of people. Look at the number of people who have signed on with the statement: "I used to be a liberal on race relations until blacks moved into my neighborhood and then...[name that pathology]." SBPDL can not dissipate its focus by attacking everyone under the sun. Yes, it may feel good to sound off about all the forces which are attacking white America, but unless you accomplish some positive political goal that approach will go nowhere.

SBPDL has gone far in the short time it has been part of the infosphere. Let's cooperate with its intended mission. Because by staying focused, SBPDL can make an impact in the real world beyond the Internet.

Anonymous said...

For years I have been driving through Lawndale along Ogden (during daylight hours only).

Every Monday there is at least one car smashed into a light pole (often knocking that pole over). In the last 25 years I have seen the area decay continuously.

With the beautiful Douglas Park and the great central location the are has tons of potential... but nobody there will make the best of it.

I know someone who was doing his residency at Mt. Sinai hospital during the 1968 riots. He said that before the riots the area was just barely hanging on... after the riots it was over.

My family has lived in Chicago since before the fire. It's interesting to read the posts here about my city. I have heard the stories of block busting and white flight for my whole life. Chicago was once a great place... even the swaths that are presently terrible.

World_War_Me said...

THAT is pure comedy gold. ✠

World_War_Me said...

You've summed up my experiences exactly.

PK is integrity and brains personified.

World_War_Me said...

PK: If there is anything I can do to help on the book on Birmingham, please let me know. I live 50 miles south from there and could maybe help with photos or onsite research. Free of charge, of course, except for a signed copy of the finished work. worldwarme@mailnesia.com

i would've offered sooner but I wasn't aware you were doing this project.

World_War_Me said...

Chuck, well said! I applaud you

World_War_Me said...

i would bet that you are right.