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Liberalism Versus Blacks
FrontPage Magazine, by Thomas Sowell

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Posted By:smcchk, 1/15/2013 11:07:05 PM

There is no question that liberals do an impressive job of expressing concern for blacks. But do the intentions expressed in their words match the actual consequences of their deeds? San Francisco is a classic example of a city unexcelled in its liberalism. But the black population of San Francisco today is less than half of what it was back in 1970, even though the city’s total population has grown. Severe restrictions on building housing in San Francisco have driven rents and home prices so high that blacks and other people with low or moderate incomes have

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: gillyo, 1/15/2013 11:56:05 PM     (No. 9119101)

San Francisco is the classic Leftist city because it´s hypocrisy run wild. They claim to be caring and compassionate, but it´s all a big joke. The city is a depository of rich, mostly white, educated idiots. They´re all about helping the poor on one hand, but compete like crazy to get tables at the latest expensive "in" restaurant. They´ll blow hundreds on a meal, then head back to their safe neighborhoods.

Of course, they weren´t happy with poor people living so close to the "happening" spots so now they´ve taken over formerly blue collar neighborhoods and have successfully risen rents to the point that only rich techies can afford to live there. The formerly Latino Mission District has become so popular that they´re actually complaining that there are too many high-end restaurants on their streets and no longer any services for the long time residents.

These people couldn´t care less about the poor black community in Hunter´s Point and the Bayview. They are so self absorbed that they care more about leashing dogs then they care about drive by shootings. It´s a very superficial place, full of shallow,selfish, elitists who talk about how "progressive" they are while they live off their trust funds and stock options.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: smcchk, 1/16/2013 12:17:05 AM     (No. 9119120)

Visiting from the Midwest, I was stunned by the amount of homeless people I saw sleeping in the streets in San Francisco. A cousin of mine, very liberal, stopped replying to me when I asked how he, as a San Francisco resident, could justify his political spoutings with the human misery all around him.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: 4Justice, 1/16/2013 1:05:53 AM     (No. 9119145)

Lefties are total hypocrites and phonys. They make me ill and I hate them and their arrogant, nasty and controlling personalities. It is sad that SF has been taken over and destroyed by lefties--like most of this once great state has been. The vast majority of them came from other states or countries during and after the hippy movement. Eventually, most of the normal people moved away. The natives are sadly missed.

-- a Native Californian from the Bay Area.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Spidey, 1/16/2013 2:34:13 AM     (No. 9119185)

Liberal elitists always rope themsevles off from black people.Even in the liberal bastion of Martha´s Vineyard,the black "upper crust" have their own enclaves.They didn´t like MO coming there a couple years ago saying she was too ghetto.

Sounds like SF has systemic redlining going on which the left condemns for everybody else.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: truthfetish, 1/16/2013 7:08:41 AM     (No. 9119317)

FTA: "Who cares about facts, when you are on a liberal crusade that makes you feel morally superior?"

Thank you, Doctor. This is an exceptionally quotable line.

Perhaps there´s room for Dr. Sowell in today´s MUST READ list?.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 1/16/2013 9:17:17 AM     (No. 9119566)

"Severe restrictions on building housing in San Francisco have driven rents and home prices so high that blacks and other people with low or moderate incomes have been driven out of the city."

I wonder if that would be workable where I live...

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Reply 7 - Posted by: masscon, 1/16/2013 9:58:32 AM     (No. 9119669)

#6. Happened in Boston, too.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: retcpo, 1/16/2013 11:09:47 AM     (No. 9119888)

The leftist have destroyed the will of millions of Blacks and the Quasi-Government Agency Planned Parenthood has destroyed the lives of millions of Blacks.

Yet 98% of Blacks voted in the last election to continue this trend.

The only possible answer is that people are willing to trade their future potential for a fist full of dollars, a small fist at that.

This is the true legacy of White liberalism. May God forgive us all.

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