Charlie LeDuff (host of Fox News The Americans) wrote a book on Detroit's collapse, skirting around this simple explanation for the Paris of the West's collapse: but he had to address it.
Now, he's lamenting the collapse of 65 percent black Baltimore; 58 percent black Wilmington (Delaware); 44 percent black Philadelphia; and 52 percent black Newark.
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Dubbed "The Corridor of Pain," LeDuff jumped on a train to document the collapse of these cities (nestled between two halls of power: Washington D.C. and New York City). What he found is a hilarious reminder nature always win over the nurturing hand of the white liberal trying to create a world where race doesn't matter and blacks are forever devoid of criticism from the dysfunction manifesting wherever they are found. [The Corridor of Pain between America's Towers of Power, Fox Chicago, 5-26-15]:
They were once four of America's richest cities. Today, they're merely stops on the business train between our nation's capitol and the country's biggest city.
Washington and Wall Street - these are the towers of American power. Money is literally manufactured in Washington, DC and New York City. Every hour, a train connecting the towers of power leaves every hour. This story isn't about two of the wealthiest areas in America. This story is about the four quick stops in between.
Newark, New Jersey
These cities are the largest in their respective cities. At one point they were wealthy and vibrant but now they've become the poorest and some of the most violent in country.
Earlier this month, Baltimore burned as protesters rioted in the streets. The cops are the ones trying to keep order and let protesters make their voices heard. But they're not making the money.
Wilmington isn't that much different from Detroit; automotive and steel factories were once the industry in this city. Nationwide, unemployment is at 5 1/2%, just don't tell them that.
Philadelphia is the City of Brotherly Love but it's still reeling from the Amtrak train derailment. Just four days after the Americans with Charlie LeDuff pulled into Philly on the same tracks, the train derailed and killed eight. The infrastructure this train rides on is antiquated and falling apart.
Then there's Newark. From the Jersey city, you can actually see Wall Street and all its money. But it may as well be a million miles away.
Baltimore, Wilmington, Philadelphia and Newark were once filled with white people, who helped make these cities some of the world's most richest and important cities; then came the great migration of blacks from the south, who imported crime to the cities and white people abandoning the cities they created.
What was left behind in Baltimore, Wilmington, Philadelphia and Newark was the infrastructure, buildings and memories of a brighter past, but a blighted, crime-infested, majority black present; the black crime that drove white flight now ensures black elected officials would control the present of these cities and push for a black-dominated agenda for the futures of Baltimore, Wilmington, Philadelphia and Newark (black crime is a black politicians key to power, because not enough white people will remain in the city to pose an electoral threat while simultaneously keeping gentrification from occurring).
LeDuff's "Corridor of Pain" is the true legacy of slavery.