Allow us to present that find below (from the 1-9-2004 edition of the Indianapolis Recorder, in an article by Amos Brown III):
|In 1990, blacks were only 22.5 percent of Indianapolis (yet almost 70 percent of homicides in the city)|
You see, it wasn't a massive black riot (1967 Detroit or Newark) that drove whites to vacate Indianapolis; it was, reminiscent of Chinese Water Drip, the slow, methodical procession of black-on-black - and legitimate fear of being the victim of 'random' black violence' - that convinced whites to leave Indianapolis.
A form of torture on the well-being of property value, the quality of schools, and the overall health of commercial real-estate.
The Brookings Institute produced a fantastic breakdown of race/demographics in Indianapolis,illustrating the massive white flight from the city in a span of but a decade [INDIANAPOLIS IN FOCUS:A Profile from Census 2000], which showed whites dropped from 75.2 percent of the population of Indy in 1990 to 67.5 percent of the population in 2000.
|From 75 percent in 1990 to around 56 percent white today (67.5 percent white in 2000)|
Look, it's a well-known fact black homicide victims almost always (it's axiomatic) have a black individual as their killer; but like Haley's Comet (only showing up once every 75 odd years), an occasional white-on-black killing emerges, which is cause for the entire world to stop and stare at for weeks and months on end.
But the slow drip of black-on-black crime/murder is responsible for the death of Indianapolis.