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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