A city whose demographics scream "America's non-white future."
|A 95 percent non-white city? Well, it used to be an American city... is that nice enough?|
The city Rolling Stone magazine writer Matt Taibbi said is, "everything about America that doesn't work."
A city where parent(s) hoping to volunteer at the public schools of their children were required to pay a $75 fee to cover the costs of a background check.
Talk about social capital.
Remember, the city is 95 percent non-white (48 percent black and 47 percent Hispanic/Latino).
American Exceptionalism, once again on display.[Only 3 Students Scored College-Ready in Camden, NJ, ABC.com, 12-18-13]:
The new school superintendent in Camden, N.J., says it was a "kick-in-the-stomach moment" when he learned that only three district high school students who took the SAT in the 2011-12 school year scored as college-ready.
Paymon Rouhanifard on Tuesday told the school board and the community what he learned on a "listening tour" after he was named to the post in August.
He told the city's Board of Education that low college readiness shows the district must do better.
The Philadelphia Inquirer reports (http://bit.ly/19cp4f3) the superintendent also says he also heard about safety problems in the district. He says one action he's taking immediately is waiving the $75 background check fee for parents who want to volunteer in the schools.
The state of New Jersey took over this city's school system (as they did Newark some 20 years ago), earlier this year, though no one dare address why a $75 fee must be administered to conduct a background check for parents desiring to volunteer at their child's school.[State to seize control of Camden public schools this month, NJ.com, 6-5-2013]:
In June, the state assumed control of the schools in the poverty-stricken city of 80,000.
Camden is the state's lowest performing school district where fewer than one in five students pass state tests of math and language arts proficiency. Only half of Camden's high school students graduate, and adults in the city hold fewer high school diplomas than half a dozen other cities, including nearby Philadelphia, Education Commissioner Christopher Cerf said.
State board member Ronald Butcher said he endorsed [Gov. Chris] Christie's plan for Camden with a heavy heart.
"The facts and the data are what they are and we needed to do something, but I would have hoped desperately that we could have come up with a different decision," Butcher said. "I'm hoping that we're able to produce much more viable results than we've seen in the three other districts under state control."One of America's most liberal periodicals, The Nation, warns us that the entire country could so resemble Camden. [City of Ruins: Camden, New Jersey, stands as a warning of what huge pockets of America could turn into., 11-22-2010]
Not once does the The Nation mention the "City of Ruins" is composed of the exact demographics it has long championed will ensure the degradation of evil white America; in fact, the 95 percent non-white demographic is the reason why Camden is no longer an American city.
And sorry NBC, poverty and violence didn't bring Camden to its knees; a 95 percent non-white population dropped the city to the ground with a one-two racial combination of hope and change. [America's 'invincible' city brought to its knees by poverty, violence, NBC, 3-7-2013]:
Inscribed on the walls of City Hall are the words of Walt Whitman, the great American poet who spent his final years in this city: “In a dream I saw a city invincible.”
But the decades since have not been kind to Camden. Today it is the poorest in the nation.
Directly in the shadow of the glittering skyline of Philadelphia, Camden has long suffered the indignities that poverty breeds. A drive through the streets of the 9-square mile city reveals a moonscape of crumbling infrastructure and abandoned homes, nearly 4,000 in all.
The “walls” of Camden hold in a population that is 48 percent black and 47 percent Hispanic.
The city is trying to revitalize. Old buildings along the waterfront have been turned into luxury condos. Cooper Hospital and Rutgers University have created stability on handfuls of blocks. And recently Cooper opened a medical school. Still, the main industry remains the drug trade and it’s been so bad for so many years that the city’s tragedies often seem to go unnoticed.
Recently, a former citizen of the city paid for a billboard near the Camden exit off I-676 that read, “Say something nice about Camden.”Say something nice about Camden? Well, it used to be an American city, but it's now the type of city The Nation, MSNBC, Paul Ryan, John McCain, the GOP, the DNC, and free market champions have long hoped would arise... it's a 95 percent non-white, where open borders ensured that the white population could successfully take flight for a city that still can be considered 'American'.
In a sane world, there would be a $7500 application fee just for proper genetic testing to verify you could produce healthy children with your spouse; in our world, we have an immigration policy and a welfare system (not to mention a culture that excuses all black dysfunction as a lingering symptom of white racism) that actively is working to turn all of American into Camden, a 95 percent non-white wasteland.
American Exceptionalism, thy name is Camden.