|Maybe one day a different type of partnership in America can arise... Milwaukee would be a safe place again|
That the conditions the black community create in Milwaukee aren't conducive to outside capital investment goes without saying, though the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel will never publish such an obvious truth.
As we have seen when any city goes majority black, economic stagnation, decline, and eventual death of the city (hello 82 percent black Detroit!) transpire.
Milwaukee, whose black population growth is entirely due to blacks from Chicago escaping the poverty of their creation for the once extremely generous welfare programs Wisconsin offered, is one its way toward a Detroit 2013 situation.
Just read Alderman Joe Davis' latest attack on the private sector's lack of 'imaginative' when it comes to providing work for black people. [Ald. Davis: Blacks use illegal drug trade for economic needs, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 8-10-13]:
In a statement expressing his frustration with how growth in the local economy bypasses black males in the city, Ald. Joe Davis said Friday that the illegal drug trade is the "common way" for many African-Americans to provide for their basic financial needs.
Davis, who is African-American, entitled his statement: "Divide and conquer politics stagnates Milwaukee's economy, shuts out black males."
Davis was apparently speaking out in the wake of Mayor Tom Barrett's decision to spend $500,000 in city money to pay for more police overtime to address an outbreak of crime in the city that has left eight people dead.
Davis said the city's rate of economic growth involving the private sector was "pathetic." He added that that poor performance was directly related to the city's crime rate.
"We accept group homes, day cares, gas stations and corner grocery stores as a pro business growth strategy while other local economies are looking at us in the rear view mirror. I shake my head as the City of Kenosha has landed Amazon’s distribution center while City of Milwaukee officials are sitting on the sidelines crying, 'What about me?' "
Davis conceded people would be offended by his statement. He continued: "The illegal drug trade is the common way in the City of Milwaukee’s African American community of providing the basic financial needs of many residents, and its mere presence is creating instability that is directly related to our violent crime statistics.
We fight over minuscule issues that could unite us, but we are stuck in the past of 'Divide and Conquer.' Now we want to spend $500,000 on police overtime, but fight not to invest the same amount in African American men and boys who will be the target of strict law enforcement because of our dismal local economy in their community."
Estimates vary, but academic and labor experts say the unemployment rate in the African-American community is at least 40% or perhaps higher.Actually, the mere presence of blacks is the reason for such high crime rates in the black community of Milwaukee.
The unemployment rate is the wrong word; 'unemployable rate' is the correct word.
Milwaukee, like so many American cities, is slipping into the status of a third world slum. Pretty soon, blacks will represent such a plurality of the population that they can elect a black major, who will appoint a black police chief, and fill the public sector with black department heads and black employees.
Then, you'll see the truth death of Milwaukee.
It doesn't have to be this way.
It really doesn't.
That the rate of economic growth in Milwaukee is low can be entirely blamed on the type of community black individuals collectively create.
But you can't admit this, can you Ald. Joe Davis?
For all those wondering, the Visible Black Hand of Economics is on display in Milwaukee.