Brian Thomas writes that America’s most segregated cities have been run by Democrats for generations.
Republicans, liberals insist, drive people apart whereas Democrats work to bring people together. So why is it that cities that have been controlled by Democrats for decades are so segregated?
A new study by Atlanta Black Star uses a “black-white dissimilarity” score to determine the ten most segregated major cities in the U.S.
In the census maps, red dots represent white people, blue represents black, orange represents Hispanic, green represents Asian, and yellow represents “other.”
Here’s the top ten list:
#1. Detroit, Michigan. “Detroit is the most segregated city in United States with a black-white dissimilarity score of 79.6. Detroit’s inner city is almost all black, beside a little Hispanic community in the southwest called “Mexicantown.” Whites mostly stick to the suburbs like Grosse Pointe, Dearborn, and Ferndale.”
#2. Milwaukee, Wisconsin. “In Milwaukee blacks are located mostly in the north-central area of the city, white people live on the outer edges of town and in the suburbs and Hispanics stay in the southern inner city near Humboldt Park. Milwaukee’s black-white dissimilarity score is 79.6.”
#3. New York City, New York. “New York City’s black-white dissimilarity score is 79.1. Manhattan is mostly white below 125th street in Harlem, besides Chinatown. South Brooklyn is also mostly white, with a few areas of Asians and Hispanics. Northeast Brooklyn into Queens is mostly black.”
#4. Chicago, Illinois. “In Chicago, north side neighborhoods like Edgewater and the Gold Coast are nearly exclusively white, Black people lodge on the south and west sides. Hispanics dwell in southwest and northwest areas of the city. Chicago’s Black-white dissimilarity score is 75.9.”
#5. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. “In Philadelphia, white people occupy the South and Northeast Philly and the suburbs. North and West Philadelphia is heavily Black, with some Hispanics. Philadelphia’s black-white dissimilarity score is 73.7.”
#6. Miami, Florida. “Miami has a black-white dissimilarity score of 73.0. In the city, Black people stay mainly in the northern inner (Little Haiti and Wynwood) and Hispanics reside in the south (Little Havana, West Miami, Coral Way) and west (Brownsville).”
#7. Cleveland, Ohio. “In Cleveland, Blacks populate mostly on the east side of the city and the Black-white dissimilarity score is 72.6.”
#8. St. Louis, Missouri. “St. Louis’ black-white dissimilarity score is 69.2 and black people reside exclusively on the north side of the city.”
#9. Boston, Massachusetts. “In Boston, black people live mostly on the south side of the city, in Roxbury and Dorchester. The city has a black-white dissimilarity score of 67.8.”
#10. Los Angeles, California. “Los Angeles has black-white dissimilarity score of 65.0. White people live mostly on the coast around Santa Monica and Brentwood, and the north side of the city beginning with Hollywood Hills. “
It’s important to ask why white Holywood elites have segregated themselves to the coast, as much as they talk about changing racial dynamics in this country.
At Allen West’s website, Derrick Wilburnexplains:
It would be futile and a waste of time to go through and examine each and every one of these city’s governmental makeup. But it’s entirely safe to say that Chicago, whose last Republican mayor was one hundred years ago (Bill Thompson, 1915-1923) and has had eleven straight Democrat mayors since and whose current City Council of 50 members contains 49 Democrats and 1 Republican, is a fair representation of all cities on the list.
Every single one of these cities has been firmly in liberal Democrat hands for most if not all of the lifetime of everyone reading this article, yet they sit today nearly as divided as they were during Jim Crow. Liberals, you talk a good game but when it comes to action and results your cities have nothing to show for it – other than sky high taxes, crime, grime, poverty and division.
There you have it.
Decades of liberal control over these terribly segregated cities, and what’s changed?
Obviously, the Dems’ claim of tearing down racial divides hasn’t really been effective on their part.