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What Really Matters to Black Lives in California is Fleeing Big Democrat Cities

This is panicking the Democrat Party which is trying to scare them into believing the U.S. is a racist country

By Wayne Lusvardi, June 17, 2020 11:01 am

The current BLM Movement is a Hollywood produced reality-TV movie meant to scare upwardly mobile Blacks in suburbia back to the Democrat plantation.


While the media feeds us Hollywood staged scenes of Black Lives Matter rioters, together with white liberal youth, ransacking businesses in Democrat-controlled cities in Los Angeles and Santa Monica as police are ordered to stand down, the long wait for Black upward mobility in California has been mostly successful.  But there won’t be any infotainment news story or Hollywood extravaganza about that success.

The Democrat Party knows that if they lose the Black vote, they will lose the upcoming presidential election. And the Democrat media and movie production industries know well how to manufacture a parallel fictional reality that seems more real than reality.

What the current BLM Movement is, is a Hollywood produced reality-TV movie meant to scare upwardly mobile Blacks in suburbia back to the Democrat reservation. It is fomented by the riveting scene of a bad white cop murdering a Black man in Minneapolis in the line of duty, paradoxically a city where Blacks have migrated to. Burning down the mostly Black business district in Minneapolis is like telling upwardly mobile Blacks to return to the plantation. Otherwise, why would the Democrat Party turn against the one voting block they have had a lock on for decades? In a modern version of the Stockholm Syndrome, some Black businesspersons sided with the BLM even after their places of business were destroyed. But what else could they do?

The Non-Media Reality: Black Migration in California

Robert Teranishi, PhD, sociology and visiting professor at UCLA, documented in his 2005 study “Black Residential Migration in California,” how between 1980 to 2000 the cities with the largest proportion of Black Americans in California, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Compton, Inglewood, Lynwood, Oakland, Berkeley and East Palo Alto, experienced a net loss of Blacks. California’s Black population has become dispersed, both to suburbs and rural towns in California and outward migration to the South (Texas, Georgia, North Carolina) and Nevada.

The greatest increase in Black population in California has been in commuter suburbs in Palmdale, Lancaster, Fontana, Stockton and Sacramento. Percentage-wise, the greatest increase in Black population is in small, rural communities such as Susanville, Tehachapi, Calipatria, and Elk Grove, which previously had a miniscule  number of Blacks.

The school districts with the greatest absolute numerical growth in Black enrollment include San Bernardino, Sacramento, Elk Grove, Stockton, Rialto, Riverside and Moreno Valley – mostly Republican territories that have been gerrymandered Democrat by the supermajority of Democrats in the Legislature.

Not mentioned by Teranishi is that what fueled this out-migration from big Democrat cities was the housing price bubbles of the 1980’s and 2000’s, and especially the Mortgage Bubble of 2006 to 2008.  Blacks owning modest homes in South Central Los Angeles for example, could afford to sell and move to better housing and schools in the high desert north of Los Angeles in Lancaster and Palmdale, or in Las Vegas.

But Black upward housing mobility is not what the media reported in such articles as “Staggering Loss of Black Wealth Due to Subprime Scandal.” Meanwhile, Blacks were quietly moving their way up the economic mobility ladder by integrating into suburban communities.

Teranishi forecasted in 2005, that by 2020 Blacks would shrink from 7.5 percent of California’s population to 6.7 percent, not only due to more proportionate Whites but from Blacks voting with their feet to leave California. A check of the U.S. Census for California indicates that Blacks comprise only 6.5 percent of California’s population today, thus confirming Teranishi’s forecast.

As demographer William H. Frey prophetically wrote in his 2015 book Diversity Explosion: How New Racial Demographics Are Remaking America:

“Although it is true that some blacks are dispersing away from traditional settings to fast-growing areas in the Mountain West (for example Phoenix and Las Vegas) or even toward new destinations in the North (for example Minneapolis), the South – especially large metropolitan areas within the region- is now the major beacon for new generations of black migrants and homegrown stayers.” 

The South and the suburbs and small towns of California are Republican territories.  And this is panicking the Democrat Party, which is trying to scare them back into believing the U.S. is a racist country that wants Blacks segregated instead of assimilated.


‘Well, I tell you what, if you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, you ain’t Black.’  – Joe Biden

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15 thoughts on “What Really Matters to Black Lives in California is Fleeing Big Democrat Cities

  1. Like all other liberals blacks don’t like the results of their voting choices so they move and bring the bad policies with them.

  2. I very much doubt that the Blacks moving to High Desert cities are what can be described as “upwardly mobile”. More accurately, they’re Section Eights who have been chased out of South Central and Compton by Latinos – esp. Latino Gangs – who don’t want to have anything to do with Mayates. (Look it up.) This is combined with the attraction of historically low rents on these desert fringes of Los Angeles County to produce an influx of Blacks and their dysfunctional subculture in these formerly peaceful, semi-rural blue-collar areas.

    With their arrival, crime of all types and gang activity has been on the uptick. And the long time residents are not at all pleased.

    Just a thought.


    1. VicB3,

      that describes it to a T. I am not a long-term resident in the high desert, only just 10 years, not a lifetime; but I get to hear stories about how things up here used to be, and how they have changed for the worse.

      30 years ago I taught in Perris in Riverside County . In the 1950s, Perris was a bucolic farm community. By the early 90’s more and more of the “students” were from south-Central Los Angeles. I wondered, “how do they get out here ?” and a simple answer came from the more seasoned teachers at Perris High: a deal was cut in the law courts in Los Angeles: “we’ll drop the charges on you if you get out of Los Angeles County.” And so they did, bringing their “problems” with them; they themselves being the source of the problems.

      Now I teach in the hi desert and sure enough, the immigration from south-Central Los Angeles has come up here too: to Lancaster, Palmdale, Victorville, Apple Valley, etc.

      The same transformation — for the worse — has occurred up here in the high desert. Old-timers here tell stories about how it used to be in the small towns of the high desert, everyone knew everyone, folks did not even lock their doors when they left home, etc. Not any more. The demographics at the school where I teach now have also changed from what they were not long ago and every year, classroom discipline becomes a little more difficult to maintain.

      As for Perris HS, I discovered that one of the new teachers at my current high school had done his student teaching at Perris HS. I told him what I endured there — 3 physical assaults on me in my classroom and the windshield was smashed out of my truck twice. The new teacher responded: “Nothing there has changed a bit”. And somehow, that doesn’t surprise me a bit.

  3. I most large California Cities the Black communities have not changed at all. That’s what you get when you vote for Democreats.

  4. The recent BLM protests have reignited the call for racial redemption and cleansing by tearing down historic monuments associated with slavery, and in particular slave owners. BLM now has the power and partisan constituency to take over the Democrat Party. Therefore, BLM could eliminate the stained and vividly-documented racial discrimination history of prominent Democrat officials during Jim Crow , the Civil Rights Act legislation, KKK, states rights and desegregation by changing the name of the “Democrat Party” to the “Black Lives Matter Party.” This would complete the Democrats’ obsession to fully prostrate themselves, morally cleanse and surrender before the BLM insurgency. Let’s do this.
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  5. Mr. Lusvardi cited that “the greatest increase in Black population is in small, rural communities such as Susanville, Tehachapi, Calipatria, and Elk Grove, which previously had a miniscule number of Blacks.” Well Elk Grove hasn’t been a small, rural community in decades and is the second largest city in the Sacramento region (176,154 pop; 2020 CA Dept of Finance Dept). The other rural communities cited have state correctional facilities. Inmates held in those facilities are included in the population count of those communities, which may account for the increase in the Black population.

      1. You’re welcome and thank you for an overall well-written article about the migration patterns of Black Californians in recent decades.

    1. Here is the quote from Dr. Teranishi’s book that I relied on

      The largest percentage increase in the Black population occurred in smaller, rural
      communities (Susanville, Tehachapi, Calipatria, and Elk Grove). Before 1980, these
      communities had a very small number of African Americans. page 1 of executive summary

  6. Thanks. I relied on Robert Teranishi’s 2015 report which describes Elk Grove as a rural town. You might email Teranishi and correct him.

  7. Article written just to continue to cause fear and hatred for the Racist Angry White Insecure Men, and Karen’s. I don’t support BLM but I do support diversity & kindness. If a person can afford to move to the “burbs”,
    Hell, let them! SMH

    1. The hi desert cities, Victorville, Hesperia, Adelanto, and Barstow were devastated by the 2008 housing crash. Investors bought up the defaulted homes and turned the homes into section 8 rentals. The black welfare population is 20% in Los Angeles, but the majority of people on welfare moved out of Los Angeles by LA County welfare services to the hi desert into section 8 housing are black. How does it support diversity and kindness to purposely move and segregate the black population into an economically challenged area where Jobs even paying minimum wage are scarce. Unless you can afford to drive 100 miles a day to work their is no benefit to live in the hi desert. Nobody is moving to the hi desert for a great new opportunity.

  8. And Black people moving to Lancaster and Palmdale are facing racial inequalities. Many opt to move back to the city especially the younger generation.

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