Misery has a color in Baton Rouge.
Homicide has a color in Baton Rouge.
|White people make a stand in Baton Rouge, try to incorporate new city|
It's black, black, and black.
Just like white people in North Fulton hoping to secede from black Atlanta, white people in Baton Rouge are looking to incorporate a city of their own.
See their hard work and tax dollars go to build their community, instead of being redistributed to the black community (helping augment crime, misery, and the people who keep homicide detectives employed).
And they picked a great name, too. [St. George, La.: One group's quest for a new city could determine the fate of metropolitan Baton Rouge, NOLA.com, 11-19-2013]:
The conflict also threatens to deepen long-standing divisions of class and race that continue to permeate life in East Baton Rouge Parish and simmer just below the surface of the fight over St. George.
Though the campaign doesn’t talk about it in these terms, a predominantly white and middle-class area of south Baton Rouge is attempting to secede from a school system and a city that is majority African-American, and includes the poorest residents of the parish.
In East Baton Rouge Parish, “you have a separation that is both based on race and class, and this would really perpetuate that,” said Albert Samuels, an associate professor of political science at Southern University. “Some of these supporters of this effort to incorporate St. George and create a school district, they have the temerity to say with a straight face that this has nothing to do with race. But they’re acting as if the previous 50 or 60 years of history in this town have absolutely no consequence for where we stand now.”
Proponents of the St. George movement say no one should accuse them of wanting to break away from anything. The geographic footprint of St. George has never been a part of incorporated Baton Rouge and, they point out, the city isn't planning to bolt from East Baton Rouge Parish. Given that, how can they be leaving something they were never a part of?
The campaign’s organizers paint a rosy picture of a local government and school district that are 1) responsive to the needs of its citizens and 2) flush with cash.
For many who live in the St. George area and support incorporation, Baton Rouge’s centralized, metropolitan form of government doesn’t reflect their values. They’re rallying around the cry that two-thirds of the parish’s tax dollars are generated in the St. George area, but only one-third is invested back into the community there. And they want a small, efficient local government that’s right there in their neighborhood.
“We believe that we can set a model, not only for the state of Louisiana,” said Lionel Rainey, another of the St. George effort organizers. “We can set a model of governance for the United States of America that many other cities can follow.”
But for every step that the St. George supporters make sound easy, opponents raise more questions. What will the budget look like? Will St. George residents be asked to raise taxes? How will they afford to build new schools?
“(Residents) are being asked to make decisions in the dark because those kinds of things have not been provided,” said Belinda Davis, president of One Community, One School District, a group of parents and other community members who oppose the St. George initiative. “Until they are, they should be saying no, because an uninformed decision can lead to drastic consequences.”Without white America, black America is bankrupt; it is Detroit 2013.
|"White people exercising self-determination." The most powerful five words in the English language|
This is the dilemma black Baton Rouge and opponents of the incorporation of St. George find themselves in, as they stand against white people exercising self-determination.
"White people exercising self-determination."
For their posterity, dedicating their lives (saying f--k their sacred honor, knowing in a world governed by Black-Run America they'll still be considered a racist no matter what they do) and heritage to ensuring Detroit 2013 is a scenario never to befall any American city again.
That's what the incorporation of St. George is all about, those five simple words that, when put together, make the world tremble.
"White people exercising self-determination."
The world... trembles.
That can't allowed, for it might give those white slaves an idea or two. [St. George report lays out 'potentially harmful' impacts of proposed new city in East Baton Rouge Parish, NOLA.com, 12-1-13]:
The formation of the new city of St. George could put the finances of the rest of East Baton Rouge Parish and its school district in peril, and put a border around a much wealthier and whiter part of the parish, according to a new report commissioned by the Baton Rouge Area Chamber and Baton Rouge Area Foundation.
The incorporation of St. George could cause a $53 million hit to the general fund of the city of Baton Rouge and the remaining unincorporated parts of East Baton Rouge Parish -- a blow that report author and LSU economist James Richardson said could force the city-parish to raise taxes on those remaining outside of St. George. The report also says police and fire services in Baton Rouge are likely to be cut.
"It would be very hard to cut their budget by $53 million," Richardson told NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune. "They're going to have to raise revenues."
The report is the first publicly released, systematic look at how the formation of the new city in the southern part of East Baton Rouge Parish would affect the rest of the area. But it still leaves many specifics about the impacts unaddressed, primarily emphasizing that there is uncertainty and residents should be aware that this is a major decision that would have significant, “potentially harmful” results.
The demographics of the new city of St. George are very different from the city of Baton Rouge, as the report provides the first analysis of the two areas. The new city of St. George would be about 70 percent white, 23 percent black and 4 percent Asian -- a much higher percentage of white residents than Baton Rouge, which is about 55 percent black, 40 percent white and 3 percent Asian.
The numbers could be seen as giving credence to some opponents of the St. George initiative who portray it as an effort by white residents to divide themselves from the poor, black population of Baton Rouge. State Sen. Bodi White of Central, speaking on behalf of the St. George organizers at a Baton Rouge Press Club luncheon last week, responded to those claims by saying it’s not about race -- it’s about middle-class residents looking for a way to get their children a good education when they can’t afford private schools."White people exercising self-determination."
It's not about the economy. It's not about 'good schools' or 'safe streets'.
It's about the right to exist, to stave off the inevitable result of black-political rule and the complete demise of the economy, good schools, and safe streets.
It's about self-determination for whites.