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Despite all the assumptions about Tragic Dirt, black neighborhoods in Los Angeles tend to be conveniently located. For example, Leimert Park is about 4.5 miles south of Koreatown on Wilshire Blvd. where former Clippers owner Donald Sterling has put up so many high rises for his favorite tenants, and 8 miles fr0m LAX.

Not surprisingly, black renters in Leimert Park are worried that they’ll get squeezed out if Los Angeles’s current post-Bratton low crime era continues.

From the Los Angeles Times:

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The Invaders

Selfie of white joggers in African American neighborhood sets off debate, and quest for understanding

It’s the selfie that set off a gentrification debate.

Angel Jennings

It was the selfie that set Leimert Park talking.

There was DeMille Halliburton, his arm outstretched in the foreground, shooting a photo of the Saturday running group the African American entertainment industry insurer has long organized.

Behind him stood eight white neighbors, smiling under a sunny sky, a few holding on to their dogs’ leashes. Tucked in the very back were two black runners.

The photo Halliburton uploaded that day in October set off a storm of debate in Leimert Park, a middle-class, traditionally African American neighborhood.

The photo generated numerous comments on social media, with many expressing concerns about what they saw as the neighborhood’s changing demographics. For some blacks, the photo was a symbol of how they were losing clout in the neighborhood amid rising home values.

Another image sparked similar Internet debate. A resident posted a picture from the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza shopping center’s website showing four white women piled in a car, presumably going to or coming from the mall.

… But while the statistical change remains small, many residents say they are seeing greater diversity in the area.

Halliburton has lived in Leimert Park for 12 years and says he has seen his all-black block gradually shift as four white new families moved in….

As I wrote a couple of years ago:

My guess is that about 2070, African-Americans will think back in astonishment at the amazing places where their ancestors had once lived—the heart of Los Angeles; Manhattan, San Francisco and Oakland; the Chicago lakefront; the nation’s capital—and wonder how they let it all slip away.

 
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  2. The Times did not seem too concerned when Latinos were throwing Blacks out of Compton and Watts.

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    • Replies: @TheBoom
    Amazing how that works, isn't it? Nor do they complain when Asian gentrify neighborhoods or blacks cause white neighborhoods to decline. It is almost like they have a racist attitude towards whites.
  3. pyrrhus says:

    My guess is that about 2070, African-Americans will think back in astonishment at the amazing places where their ancestors had once lived—the heart of Los Angeles; Manhattan, San Francisco and Oakland; the Chicago lakefront; the nation’s capital—and wonder how they let it all slip away.

    At the present rate, my guess is that African-Americans will be living on reservations….

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    • Replies: @Almost Missouri
    Yes, those reservations will be the cities formerly known as St. Louis, Cleveland, Poughkeepsie, Scranton, etc. ...
    , @Maj. Kong
    Should a group of African countries undergo Chinese-directed growth to near-first world status, I wonder if a sizeable number of American blacks would actually move there. It would not be surprising, as the chances of black self-determination are dropping in this country year by year. H. Clinton nearly won (stole) the election despite widespread apathy amongst Midwestern blacks.

    I don't see the locals accepting it, unless foreigners are kept under Gulf Arab levels of naturalization requirements and taxation. I do see it working out better than it did the first time around.
  4. Sunbeam says:

    Not sure what you are going for here. Irony? Pointing out how desirable some of these locations would be if certain people just decided to leave en masse?

    I may not be typical of your readers, but I have a decidedly visceral reaction to the smug, fatuous faces I see in that photo. Actually the emotion I feel is loathing.

    Really I’m not sure even this site really comprehends, groks if you will, just how divided this country is.

    Who ends up on what side, whether things fall apart, new political parties form, issues no one contemplates become the most important thing on the table…

    Well I do not know. I do know these people are not my tribe.

    And to hell with them.

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    • Replies: @Opinionator
    I do not know. I do know these people are not my tribe.

    And to hell with them.

    You have been programmed by the powers that be to react thusly. Good boy.

    , @Thea
    I think most here understand the concept of the white civil war with minorities being used by one to bash the other pretty darn well.
    , @Jmaie
    Are the two runners-of-color in the back also smug and fatuous? Looks rather that the cameraman said, "say cheese."

    I'm sorry you're having such a bad day...
    , @Nick Granite
    What I got out of it is diversity doesn't count unless it's an ethnic minority infiltrating white land.
  5. My guess is that about 2070, African-Americans will think back in astonishment

    My guess is they’ll find a way to blame their current misfortunes on FDR’s redlining.

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  6. Bastion says:

    Prediction: when people finally get serious about fixing what’s wrong with America, the phrase “low hanging fruit” is going to get worn the f- out.

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  7. Spmoore8 says:

    Seriously, how long do I have to wait for a post about how St Patrick was racist?

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    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
    Tomorrow? It's just 10:30 PDT in Steve's world.
    , @Clifford Brown
    No, no. That would have been the narrative if Hillary had won. In light of the election of Trump, NPR and MSNBC are instead running stories of how St. Patrick's Day is a celebration of America's immigrant heritage (especially illegal immigrants) and any "racism" angle for this holiday has been temporarily shelved for a more immediately politically expedient narrative.
    , @benjaminl
    Well, you can find anything on the internet...


    http://theconcordian.org/2016/03/17/thinking-critically-about-st-patricks-day

    St. Patrick’s Day seems like just a harmless day on which people go to parades and drink lots of beer, but is it actually an example of subtle cultural appropriation?...Overall, whether one’s cultural appropriation is acceptable or not comes down to one simple question: is somebody from the culture you are appropriating offended by what you are wearing, doing or saying? If the answer is yes, then you are wrong. In this sense, St. Patrick’s Day is a difficult subject. Personally, I’ve not heard of an Irish person being offended by the way Americans celebrate St. Patrick’s Day — but that doesn’t mean every Irish person feels the same way.
     
    https://www.quora.com/Why-are-Irish-drunkenness-jokes-particularly-around-St-Patricks-day-not-generally-considered-offensive

    Every year when Saint Patrick's Day comes around I see all sorts of people wearing really offensive green t-shirts with various statements about being drunk, Irish, lewd sexual acts, etc.
    Why is there no outrage? I'm of Irish descent and I find it rather offensive, but don't see many others raising the issue. I wouldn't wear a shirt mocking another group in this manner, why do people do it towards the Irish with such impunity?
     
    Spoiler alert: It isn't offensive because the Irish are (now) white.
  8. Leimert Park is only 2% white and 28% Hispanic and Asian.

    At the core of the racial tension is the economic frustration of a generation of black residents like 39-year-old Jamal Jones. Jones lived in the area during some dark years — riots, crime, drug woes — but fears he might not reap the benefits now that the area is experiencing a rebirth. In the years after the 1992 Rodney King riots, gang violence, a scarcity of basic amenities such as quality grocery stores and sit-down restaurants and an overall lack of investment in the community drove black families out, to Lancaster, San Bernardino and Riverside. Jones’ parents moved the family to Lynwood and then Ontario. They would visit his grandfather in Leimert Park on the weekends.

    Jones doesn’t understand that when families like his moved out, crime went down, more Hispanics and Asians moved in, opened businesses and helped revitalized the area. Many black families voluntarily sold their home before moving from Leimart Park. California’s low property taxes only makes gentrification a problem for renters not home owners.

    More black people would own homes if black men and women would marry and pool their resources. They should also learn the basics of personal finance. The reason so many black women received subprime loans a few years ago is because they had no idea what the prevailing interest rates were or what were reasonable fees.

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    • Replies: @Almost Missouri
    Also when families such as the Joneses move out, they receive far more compensation for their houses than they would had the neighborhood remained an exclusively black ghetto.

    This is in stark contract to the many (usually working class) white families whose life savings are annihilated when their neighborhood is ... uh ... de-gentrified.
    , @peterike

    In the years after the 1992 Rodney King riots, gang violence, a scarcity of basic amenities such as quality grocery stores
     
    They simply can't get through one of these stories without bringing up "the lack of grocery stores."

    Sidenote: the LA Times website, like virtually all news websites these days, is almost unviewable. As soon as I got there my laptop began to whir like a blender. The insistence on shoving video in our faces and cramming in ads is making me bail out more and more. I hope more people are doing the same!
  9. @pyrrhus
    My guess is that about 2070, African-Americans will think back in astonishment at the amazing places where their ancestors had once lived—the heart of Los Angeles; Manhattan, San Francisco and Oakland; the Chicago lakefront; the nation’s capital—and wonder how they let it all slip away.

    At the present rate, my guess is that African-Americans will be living on reservations....

    Yes, those reservations will be the cities formerly known as St. Louis, Cleveland, Poughkeepsie, Scranton, etc. …

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    • Replies: @Hrw-500
    No mention of Detroit? ;-) Althought some already saw the coming of gentrification there and wants to fight it. http://stuffblackpeopledontlike.blogspot.ca/2017/02/billboard-in-83-black-detroit-warns.html

    Stan D. Mute commented the following on Fred Reed's blog then I quoted. http://www.unz.com/freed/missouri-taking-the-national-temperature/#comment-1224425
    Mexicans, of course, have no interest in fawning behavior and feigning interest in whatever the negroes are babbling about. Look how they’ve racially cleansed LA. And they’re off to a good start in Detroit already – if we would just pass amnesty they will finish the job.
  10. @Triumph104
    Leimert Park is only 2% white and 28% Hispanic and Asian.

    At the core of the racial tension is the economic frustration of a generation of black residents like 39-year-old Jamal Jones. Jones lived in the area during some dark years — riots, crime, drug woes — but fears he might not reap the benefits now that the area is experiencing a rebirth. In the years after the 1992 Rodney King riots, gang violence, a scarcity of basic amenities such as quality grocery stores and sit-down restaurants and an overall lack of investment in the community drove black families out, to Lancaster, San Bernardino and Riverside. Jones’ parents moved the family to Lynwood and then Ontario. They would visit his grandfather in Leimert Park on the weekends.
     
    Jones doesn't understand that when families like his moved out, crime went down, more Hispanics and Asians moved in, opened businesses and helped revitalized the area. Many black families voluntarily sold their home before moving from Leimart Park. California's low property taxes only makes gentrification a problem for renters not home owners.

    More black people would own homes if black men and women would marry and pool their resources. They should also learn the basics of personal finance. The reason so many black women received subprime loans a few years ago is because they had no idea what the prevailing interest rates were or what were reasonable fees.

    Also when families such as the Joneses move out, they receive far more compensation for their houses than they would had the neighborhood remained an exclusively black ghetto.

    This is in stark contract to the many (usually working class) white families whose life savings are annihilated when their neighborhood is … uh … de-gentrified.

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    • Replies: @Anonymous Nephew
    Yes. The Londoners who left Brixton in the 50s and 60s weren't being made rich by the sale, they were getting out (and often making a loss) because they wanted to be sure their kids would come home from school in one piece.

    The anti-gentrification protesters in London are at least 50% white hipsters i.e. the shock troops of gentrification. They oppose gentrification for the simple reason that their rents go up, because only the trustafarians actually own their properties.

    https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/aug/03/police-called-brixton-anti-gentrification-protest-railway-arches

    https://www.theguardian.com/cities/davehillblog/2015/apr/28/brixton-anti-gentrification-protest-reclaim-foxtons-estate-agent

    Along with the usual array of trade unionists, left-wing fringe groups and anarchists, there was a Green Party stall at the demo. The Greens, with their boldly localist and development-sceptic stance, are strongest in the parts of London where gentrification is most conspicuous. They are, in that sense, a product of the things that they oppose.
     
  11. @Spmoore8
    Seriously, how long do I have to wait for a post about how St Patrick was racist?

    Tomorrow? It’s just 10:30 PDT in Steve’s world.

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  12. eah says:

    sets off debate

    I think they mean diatribes.

    We would not want to disturb ‘the essence of America’:

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    • Replies: @Buck Turgidson
    This is pretty awesome, LOL. The latino guys are cracking me up. Isn't diversity wonderful? Where is that neighborhood, I want to move there! So do all democrat voters! Why would you live in "white bread" Laguna Beach or Winnetka IL or Georgetown or Cambridge when you could have this right out your doorstep? Do my eyes deceive me, or was that an unhinged violent crazy 250-lb black woman throwing around the F word like it's going out of style? Where do bigoted racists get their stereotypes I wonder.
    , @fish
    That was fabulous!
  13. Maybe some rich developer might set aside land in Compton that will become like an old west theme park. Black actors could be brought in to recreate drive by shootings and the like. Tourists from around the world would come, Compton is already famous. Just remember, you heard it here first.

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    • Replies: @Chrisnonymous
    Ah, but then you would need white actors to play police officers, paramedics, etc
    , @Anonymous Nephew
    That's a brilliant idea. We went to a California gold rush town (Sonora? I forget the name. East of the Bay area) many years ago and enjoyed watching actors shooting out on the main street - sadly the preserved bar didn't serve 'red-eye'.

    Actors could 'diss' each other, or be tagging a wall when a rival gang does a 'drive-by'. The romance of the Old West(ern world) !
  14. @Spmoore8
    Seriously, how long do I have to wait for a post about how St Patrick was racist?

    No, no. That would have been the narrative if Hillary had won. In light of the election of Trump, NPR and MSNBC are instead running stories of how St. Patrick’s Day is a celebration of America’s immigrant heritage (especially illegal immigrants) and any “racism” angle for this holiday has been temporarily shelved for a more immediately politically expedient narrative.

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  15. Georgetown used to be the black part of DC way back when.

    Some black comic on CNN did a show on how the long-established black families of Portland were being displaced by white hipsters (pardon the redundancy). I actually felt more sympathy for the old residents than for the new.

    One of the latter complained that “hipster” was a slur aimed at young white guys who “worked in a coffee shop”.

    And he didn’t mean as a barista!

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    • Replies: @IA

    Georgetown used to be the black part of DC way back when.
     
    Nonsense. There were a few servants who lived there buried in small graveyard off Q and 28th. The huge graveyard on P is all white and very wealthy whites at that.
  16. @Sunbeam
    Not sure what you are going for here. Irony? Pointing out how desirable some of these locations would be if certain people just decided to leave en masse?

    I may not be typical of your readers, but I have a decidedly visceral reaction to the smug, fatuous faces I see in that photo. Actually the emotion I feel is loathing.

    Really I'm not sure even this site really comprehends, groks if you will, just how divided this country is.

    Who ends up on what side, whether things fall apart, new political parties form, issues no one contemplates become the most important thing on the table...

    Well I do not know. I do know these people are not my tribe.

    And to hell with them.

    I do not know. I do know these people are not my tribe.

    And to hell with them.

    You have been programmed by the powers that be to react thusly. Good boy.

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    • Replies: @Mr. Anon

    You have been programmed by the powers that be to react thusly. Good boy.
     
    No, he is just stating that this country is deeply divided. And it is. It may have been somebody's intention to do just that, but the fact remains that........it worked, and we are now deeply divided.
    , @Bill
    You're right, of course. Man, is it hard not to feel that way, though.
  17. @Angular momentum
    Maybe some rich developer might set aside land in Compton that will become like an old west theme park. Black actors could be brought in to recreate drive by shootings and the like. Tourists from around the world would come, Compton is already famous. Just remember, you heard it here first.

    Ah, but then you would need white actors to play police officers, paramedics, etc

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    • Replies: @Angular momentum
    Of course, think of how entertaining a real life police pursuit would be! It could end with an authentic shoot out or a Rodney King style beating. Either way you could get your picture taken with whatever side you were rooting for.
  18. unit472 says:

    San Francisco is a mere 4% black now and that is only because of the few islands of public housing that remain to torment the rest of the population. Get rid of public housing and San Francisco’s hoodrat population disappears. Same situation over in Marin where, save for the monstrosity known as “Marin City”, the negro would be as extinct as the grizzly bear.

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    • Replies: @anon
    Except that BART (rapid transit for those not familiar with the area) will continue to zip in dealers and opportunists from the east bay so there will still be plenty of vibrancy in SF even as the black residents decline.

    In Marin anything north of greenbrae is fair for low income housing. Novato had to import it's blacks from Richmond to make sure it's low income housing was full and a walk in downtown San Rafael is far darker than it once was. Only southern Marin, where the richest liberals live, is it a whitopia.
  19. @Almost Missouri
    Also when families such as the Joneses move out, they receive far more compensation for their houses than they would had the neighborhood remained an exclusively black ghetto.

    This is in stark contract to the many (usually working class) white families whose life savings are annihilated when their neighborhood is ... uh ... de-gentrified.

    Yes. The Londoners who left Brixton in the 50s and 60s weren’t being made rich by the sale, they were getting out (and often making a loss) because they wanted to be sure their kids would come home from school in one piece.

    The anti-gentrification protesters in London are at least 50% white hipsters i.e. the shock troops of gentrification. They oppose gentrification for the simple reason that their rents go up, because only the trustafarians actually own their properties.

    https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/aug/03/police-called-brixton-anti-gentrification-protest-railway-arches

    https://www.theguardian.com/cities/davehillblog/2015/apr/28/brixton-anti-gentrification-protest-reclaim-foxtons-estate-agent

    Along with the usual array of trade unionists, left-wing fringe groups and anarchists, there was a Green Party stall at the demo. The Greens, with their boldly localist and development-sceptic stance, are strongest in the parts of London where gentrification is most conspicuous. They are, in that sense, a product of the things that they oppose.

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    • Replies: @Maj. Kong
    If black groups like the NAACP, Urban League, etc; could be convinced to support an immigration moratorium, I would not mind trading some kind of restrictions on gentrification.

    Of course, that presumes that black identitarian leaders are concerned about their own people more than hating YT.
  20. Anonym says:

    Blacks don’t have ethnic solidarity in buying and selling vs voting. It is easy to vote for more gibsmedats. But it is hard not to sell your house for bling or not kill your neighbor even if he looked at you funny.

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  21. Maj. Kong says:
    @pyrrhus
    My guess is that about 2070, African-Americans will think back in astonishment at the amazing places where their ancestors had once lived—the heart of Los Angeles; Manhattan, San Francisco and Oakland; the Chicago lakefront; the nation’s capital—and wonder how they let it all slip away.

    At the present rate, my guess is that African-Americans will be living on reservations....

    Should a group of African countries undergo Chinese-directed growth to near-first world status, I wonder if a sizeable number of American blacks would actually move there. It would not be surprising, as the chances of black self-determination are dropping in this country year by year. H. Clinton nearly won (stole) the election despite widespread apathy amongst Midwestern blacks.

    I don’t see the locals accepting it, unless foreigners are kept under Gulf Arab levels of naturalization requirements and taxation. I do see it working out better than it did the first time around.

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  22. Maj. Kong says:
    @Anonymous Nephew
    Yes. The Londoners who left Brixton in the 50s and 60s weren't being made rich by the sale, they were getting out (and often making a loss) because they wanted to be sure their kids would come home from school in one piece.

    The anti-gentrification protesters in London are at least 50% white hipsters i.e. the shock troops of gentrification. They oppose gentrification for the simple reason that their rents go up, because only the trustafarians actually own their properties.

    https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/aug/03/police-called-brixton-anti-gentrification-protest-railway-arches

    https://www.theguardian.com/cities/davehillblog/2015/apr/28/brixton-anti-gentrification-protest-reclaim-foxtons-estate-agent

    Along with the usual array of trade unionists, left-wing fringe groups and anarchists, there was a Green Party stall at the demo. The Greens, with their boldly localist and development-sceptic stance, are strongest in the parts of London where gentrification is most conspicuous. They are, in that sense, a product of the things that they oppose.
     

    If black groups like the NAACP, Urban League, etc; could be convinced to support an immigration moratorium, I would not mind trading some kind of restrictions on gentrification.

    Of course, that presumes that black identitarian leaders are concerned about their own people more than hating YT.

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  23. @Angular momentum
    Maybe some rich developer might set aside land in Compton that will become like an old west theme park. Black actors could be brought in to recreate drive by shootings and the like. Tourists from around the world would come, Compton is already famous. Just remember, you heard it here first.

    That’s a brilliant idea. We went to a California gold rush town (Sonora? I forget the name. East of the Bay area) many years ago and enjoyed watching actors shooting out on the main street – sadly the preserved bar didn’t serve ‘red-eye’.

    Actors could ‘diss’ each other, or be tagging a wall when a rival gang does a ‘drive-by’. The romance of the Old West(ern world) !

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  24. george says:

    “African-Americans will think back in astonishment at the amazing places where their ancestors had once lived—the heart of Los Angeles; Manhattan, San Francisco and Oakland; the Chicago lakefront; the nation’s capital—and wonder how they let it all slip away.”

    “Los Angeles; Manhattan, San Francisco and Oakland; the Chicago”

    I would not be surprised if 10% of white Americans could trace their heritage in part back to those places. Are they complaining?

    It seems people in the cold areas of the country rather like Florida and continue to move there. Blacks in particular are said to like Atlanta. The hook for moving to exurban section 8 housing projects is often new construction, and better neighbors.

    New York City may be cyclical having more to do with low interest rates and a strong dollar than anything else. Although I have noticed much cheaper places have begun to compete a bit on technology. Index funds may the triumph of Vanguard of Valley Forge PA over Manhattan. The ’09 bailout probably saved money centers like NYC a lot of pain.

    So in short, the places on your list might not be so nice in the next recession. And I doubt people will regret not commuting in NYC in the snow by taking a railroad built 100 yrs ago to work all that much.

    I

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  25. Arclight says:

    The reason these prime areas go downhill is the ‘no snitching’ culture that means that even when appalling things are going on in the neighborhood, residents just look the other way or go inside rather than call the cops, as would happen in any other neighborhood. This gives the worst elements of the society free reign and ruins places that have mostly law-abiding residents.

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    • Replies: @Inquiring Mind
    Is "no snitching" a cultural norm, would you be turning a family member over to the authorities, is it imposed by "you're next, if you know what we mean", or a combination of the three?
    , @The Anti-Gnostic

    This gives the worst elements of the society free reign
     
    IT'S "FREE REIN"

    As in, giving the horse free rein.

    This is my mission.
    , @Jack Highlands
    It's an impurity spiral: the law-abiding residents don't snitch because the risk of harm at the hands of the worst elements outweighs the potential benefit of snitching.
  26. Looking at that photo in detail, I count at least two, possibly three AfrAm faces, and possibly one AsAm face, along with six EurAm faces. Except for a slight overrepresentation of AfrAms, looks like America to me. What gives, has the LA Times become more click-baity lately?

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  27. @Arclight
    The reason these prime areas go downhill is the 'no snitching' culture that means that even when appalling things are going on in the neighborhood, residents just look the other way or go inside rather than call the cops, as would happen in any other neighborhood. This gives the worst elements of the society free reign and ruins places that have mostly law-abiding residents.

    Is “no snitching” a cultural norm, would you be turning a family member over to the authorities, is it imposed by “you’re next, if you know what we mean”, or a combination of the three?

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  28. Anon says: • Disclaimer

    It has been 70 years on Wall St. And the WASPS can look back and see all they have lost to the [[]].

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  29. Hrw-500 says:
    @Almost Missouri
    Yes, those reservations will be the cities formerly known as St. Louis, Cleveland, Poughkeepsie, Scranton, etc. ...

    No mention of Detroit? ;-) Althought some already saw the coming of gentrification there and wants to fight it. http://stuffblackpeopledontlike.blogspot.ca/2017/02/billboard-in-83-black-detroit-warns.html

    Stan D. Mute commented the following on Fred Reed’s blog then I quoted. http://www.unz.com/freed/missouri-taking-the-national-temperature/#comment-1224425
    Mexicans, of course, have no interest in fawning behavior and feigning interest in whatever the negroes are babbling about. Look how they’ve racially cleansed LA. And they’re off to a good start in Detroit already – if we would just pass amnesty they will finish the job.

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  30. @Arclight
    The reason these prime areas go downhill is the 'no snitching' culture that means that even when appalling things are going on in the neighborhood, residents just look the other way or go inside rather than call the cops, as would happen in any other neighborhood. This gives the worst elements of the society free reign and ruins places that have mostly law-abiding residents.

    This gives the worst elements of the society free reign

    IT’S “FREE REIN”

    As in, giving the horse free rein.

    This is my mission.

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    • Replies: @Arclight
    A type on my part - thanks for your concern. So helpful.
    , @res

    This is my mission.
     
    I'm glad it's not mine ; ) Though I share your frustration.
    I think you are doomed because the homophones both work and the incorrect one is the more meaningful for most people.

    The ngram linked at http://grammarist.com/spelling/free-rein-free-reign/ is food for thought. I wonder if the official "correct" spelling will change at some point.
  31. Thea says:
    @Sunbeam
    Not sure what you are going for here. Irony? Pointing out how desirable some of these locations would be if certain people just decided to leave en masse?

    I may not be typical of your readers, but I have a decidedly visceral reaction to the smug, fatuous faces I see in that photo. Actually the emotion I feel is loathing.

    Really I'm not sure even this site really comprehends, groks if you will, just how divided this country is.

    Who ends up on what side, whether things fall apart, new political parties form, issues no one contemplates become the most important thing on the table...

    Well I do not know. I do know these people are not my tribe.

    And to hell with them.

    I think most here understand the concept of the white civil war with minorities being used by one to bash the other pretty darn well.

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  32. TheBoom says:
    @Larry, San Francisco
    The Times did not seem too concerned when Latinos were throwing Blacks out of Compton and Watts.

    Amazing how that works, isn’t it? Nor do they complain when Asian gentrify neighborhoods or blacks cause white neighborhoods to decline. It is almost like they have a racist attitude towards whites.

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  33. Halliburton has lived in Leimert Park for 12 years and says he has seen his all-black block gradually shift as four white new families moved in….

    Switch the races and this would be a quote from anybody in Chicago’s West Side circa 1956.

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  34. Anyone else notice that this is a rare case where the article actually uses the word “diversity” to mean “diversity” as opposed to “NAM-ness”?

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  35. peterike says:
    @Triumph104
    Leimert Park is only 2% white and 28% Hispanic and Asian.

    At the core of the racial tension is the economic frustration of a generation of black residents like 39-year-old Jamal Jones. Jones lived in the area during some dark years — riots, crime, drug woes — but fears he might not reap the benefits now that the area is experiencing a rebirth. In the years after the 1992 Rodney King riots, gang violence, a scarcity of basic amenities such as quality grocery stores and sit-down restaurants and an overall lack of investment in the community drove black families out, to Lancaster, San Bernardino and Riverside. Jones’ parents moved the family to Lynwood and then Ontario. They would visit his grandfather in Leimert Park on the weekends.
     
    Jones doesn't understand that when families like his moved out, crime went down, more Hispanics and Asians moved in, opened businesses and helped revitalized the area. Many black families voluntarily sold their home before moving from Leimart Park. California's low property taxes only makes gentrification a problem for renters not home owners.

    More black people would own homes if black men and women would marry and pool their resources. They should also learn the basics of personal finance. The reason so many black women received subprime loans a few years ago is because they had no idea what the prevailing interest rates were or what were reasonable fees.

    In the years after the 1992 Rodney King riots, gang violence, a scarcity of basic amenities such as quality grocery stores

    They simply can’t get through one of these stories without bringing up “the lack of grocery stores.”

    Sidenote: the LA Times website, like virtually all news websites these days, is almost unviewable. As soon as I got there my laptop began to whir like a blender. The insistence on shoving video in our faces and cramming in ads is making me bail out more and more. I hope more people are doing the same!

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    • Replies: @E. Rekshun
    virtually all news websites these days, is almost unviewable. As soon as I got there my laptop began to whir like a blender.

    Courtesy of The Lion of the Blogosphere, I learned how to manage JavaScript exceptions under the settings of my ChromeBook. None of those annoying, spinning videos and ads pop up any longer. Select news web pages pop right up and fly. I don't know how to do this on a Windows machine, but I'm sure it's doable.
  36. @Chrisnonymous
    Ah, but then you would need white actors to play police officers, paramedics, etc

    Of course, think of how entertaining a real life police pursuit would be! It could end with an authentic shoot out or a Rodney King style beating. Either way you could get your picture taken with whatever side you were rooting for.

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  37. Jmaie says:
    @Sunbeam
    Not sure what you are going for here. Irony? Pointing out how desirable some of these locations would be if certain people just decided to leave en masse?

    I may not be typical of your readers, but I have a decidedly visceral reaction to the smug, fatuous faces I see in that photo. Actually the emotion I feel is loathing.

    Really I'm not sure even this site really comprehends, groks if you will, just how divided this country is.

    Who ends up on what side, whether things fall apart, new political parties form, issues no one contemplates become the most important thing on the table...

    Well I do not know. I do know these people are not my tribe.

    And to hell with them.

    Are the two runners-of-color in the back also smug and fatuous? Looks rather that the cameraman said, “say cheese.”

    I’m sorry you’re having such a bad day…

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  38. IA says:
    @Reg Cæsar
    Georgetown used to be the black part of DC way back when.

    Some black comic on CNN did a show on how the long-established black families of Portland were being displaced by white hipsters (pardon the redundancy). I actually felt more sympathy for the old residents than for the new.

    One of the latter complained that "hipster" was a slur aimed at young white guys who "worked in a coffee shop".

    And he didn't mean as a barista!

    Georgetown used to be the black part of DC way back when.

    Nonsense. There were a few servants who lived there buried in small graveyard off Q and 28th. The huge graveyard on P is all white and very wealthy whites at that.

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    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    Oh, yeah?

    https://www.washingtonian.com/2016/03/01/georgetown-dc-black-history-photos/
  39. Mr. Anon says:
    @Opinionator
    I do not know. I do know these people are not my tribe.

    And to hell with them.

    You have been programmed by the powers that be to react thusly. Good boy.

    You have been programmed by the powers that be to react thusly. Good boy.

    No, he is just stating that this country is deeply divided. And it is. It may have been somebody’s intention to do just that, but the fact remains that……..it worked, and we are now deeply divided.

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  40. @eah
    sets off debate

    I think they mean diatribes.

    We would not want to disturb 'the essence of America':

    https://twitter.com/ramzpaul/status/842560895691739136

    This is pretty awesome, LOL. The latino guys are cracking me up. Isn’t diversity wonderful? Where is that neighborhood, I want to move there! So do all democrat voters! Why would you live in “white bread” Laguna Beach or Winnetka IL or Georgetown or Cambridge when you could have this right out your doorstep? Do my eyes deceive me, or was that an unhinged violent crazy 250-lb black woman throwing around the F word like it’s going out of style? Where do bigoted racists get their stereotypes I wonder.

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    • Replies: @Anon
    I couldn't help but notice the 30s era Art Deco building on the other side of the street - a monument to a country that no longer exists.
  41. fish says:
    @eah
    sets off debate

    I think they mean diatribes.

    We would not want to disturb 'the essence of America':

    https://twitter.com/ramzpaul/status/842560895691739136

    That was fabulous!

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  42. RonaldB says:

    One of the elements of populism, as displayed by Trump, is that a purely economic analysis of policies is neither desirable nor accurate.

    For example, economic analysis tends to looks at cost-per-unit, gross dollar value, or aggregate income. But, what about the very real individual happiness or security or sense of community which is not part of a simple economic analysis, but which is as much the government’s area of concern as domestic product?

    So, on the topic of gentrification, we’re looking at established neighborhoods being broken up and the residents moved out, because the property values have risen, and younger, more affluent owners buy up the properties. Is this really a net plus for the community? You get more costly cars, more expensive buildings, lively small shops, and more affluent residents, but is this worth losing an established community, even a working-class or lower-class community?

    Some previous posts have mentioned the tendency of older residents to sell out when the money was good enough. My feeling is that cities and taxing districts should offer deep property tax discounts for long-term owners who live in their buildings. This would reflect the value to the community of stability, as opposed to raking in more taxes. It’s not complete solution, but is the least intrusive way for local government to actually use quality-of-life, rather than economic unit-of-analysis, as a determinant of policy.

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  43. benjaminl says:
    @Spmoore8
    Seriously, how long do I have to wait for a post about how St Patrick was racist?

    Well, you can find anything on the internet…

    http://theconcordian.org/2016/03/17/thinking-critically-about-st-patricks-day

    St. Patrick’s Day seems like just a harmless day on which people go to parades and drink lots of beer, but is it actually an example of subtle cultural appropriation?…Overall, whether one’s cultural appropriation is acceptable or not comes down to one simple question: is somebody from the culture you are appropriating offended by what you are wearing, doing or saying? If the answer is yes, then you are wrong. In this sense, St. Patrick’s Day is a difficult subject. Personally, I’ve not heard of an Irish person being offended by the way Americans celebrate St. Patrick’s Day — but that doesn’t mean every Irish person feels the same way.

    https://www.quora.com/Why-are-Irish-drunkenness-jokes-particularly-around-St-Patricks-day-not-generally-considered-offensive

    Every year when Saint Patrick’s Day comes around I see all sorts of people wearing really offensive green t-shirts with various statements about being drunk, Irish, lewd sexual acts, etc.
    Why is there no outrage? I’m of Irish descent and I find it rather offensive, but don’t see many others raising the issue. I wouldn’t wear a shirt mocking another group in this manner, why do people do it towards the Irish with such impunity?

    Spoiler alert: It isn’t offensive because the Irish are (now) white.

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    • Replies: @Spmoore8
    #drunklivesmatter
    , @Desiderius
    The Irish have always been white. They used to be badwhite, now it's more complicated.
    , @Reg Cæsar
    It isn't' offensive because the Irish have a sense of humor.

    You should have seen the original TV spots for the Minnesota Lottery. They make Garrison Keillor look like a serious ethnologist.
    , @Forbes
    Maybe there's no outrage because Irish are leading the parade of drunken behavior, wearing offensive t-shirts, and proclaiming that on St. Patrick's Day "everyone is Irish." And actually, Paddy's Day (in NYC) is quite civilized compared to the Puerto Rican Day parade, the West Indian Parade, and Cinco de Mayo, which attend rather more police activity responding to shootings and assaults, rather than marching in the actual parade.
  44. Forbes says:
    @International Jew

    My guess is that about 2070, African-Americans will think back in astonishment
     
    My guess is they'll find a way to blame their current misfortunes on FDR's redlining.

    Or whites…

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  45. Arclight says:
    @The Anti-Gnostic

    This gives the worst elements of the society free reign
     
    IT'S "FREE REIN"

    As in, giving the horse free rein.

    This is my mission.

    A type on my part – thanks for your concern. So helpful.

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  46. anon says: • Disclaimer
    @unit472
    San Francisco is a mere 4% black now and that is only because of the few islands of public housing that remain to torment the rest of the population. Get rid of public housing and San Francisco's hoodrat population disappears. Same situation over in Marin where, save for the monstrosity known as "Marin City", the negro would be as extinct as the grizzly bear.

    Except that BART (rapid transit for those not familiar with the area) will continue to zip in dealers and opportunists from the east bay so there will still be plenty of vibrancy in SF even as the black residents decline.

    In Marin anything north of greenbrae is fair for low income housing. Novato had to import it’s blacks from Richmond to make sure it’s low income housing was full and a walk in downtown San Rafael is far darker than it once was. Only southern Marin, where the richest liberals live, is it a whitopia.

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  47. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    Steve, have you read any of “Black Manhattan” by James Weldon Johnson? From a contemporary perspective he recounts the behind-the-scenes real estate machinations preceding the Harlem Renaissance era, but also makes observations on the IQ and professional profile of NYC blacks vs. the ones who emigrated to other northern cities. Particularly he’s convinced that Harlem didn’t have any rioting in 1919, unlike Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Chicago, due to its proportions of educated Washington D.C. exiles and West Indian intelligentsia; whereas in Milwaukee and Chicago, the blacks who were recruited literally in trainloads by agents of the factory owners were the most ignorant and rural leftovers in deepest cotton country, and furthermore weren’t socialized to urban life as quickly because they tended to be placed in gang-labor jobs (he notes the steel mills were different and made an effort to select for black employees with previous factory experience). His theory of NYC black identity reminded me of your old blog posts on the racial integration tactics of the military and in pro sports teams.

    Btw, Leimert Park is a nice neighborhood, even for west L.A. There isn’t a Latino or SE Asian part of town that is remotely comparable. Compared to North Hollywood’s vibe of Neo-Caucasian/MS-13 state of nature, the upper Crenshaw/Baldwin Hills area feels like an old-time movie studio backlot.

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    • Replies: @Dan Hayes
    Anonymous:

    But Harlem did have race riots later, specifically during Mayor John Lindsay's administration. Even later during the David Dinkins administration there was a Black pogram against Jews in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.
  48. res says:
    @The Anti-Gnostic

    This gives the worst elements of the society free reign
     
    IT'S "FREE REIN"

    As in, giving the horse free rein.

    This is my mission.

    This is my mission.

    I’m glad it’s not mine ; ) Though I share your frustration.
    I think you are doomed because the homophones both work and the incorrect one is the more meaningful for most people.

    The ngram linked at http://grammarist.com/spelling/free-rein-free-reign/ is food for thought. I wonder if the official “correct” spelling will change at some point.

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  49. @Arclight
    The reason these prime areas go downhill is the 'no snitching' culture that means that even when appalling things are going on in the neighborhood, residents just look the other way or go inside rather than call the cops, as would happen in any other neighborhood. This gives the worst elements of the society free reign and ruins places that have mostly law-abiding residents.

    It’s an impurity spiral: the law-abiding residents don’t snitch because the risk of harm at the hands of the worst elements outweighs the potential benefit of snitching.

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  50. Bill says:
    @Opinionator
    I do not know. I do know these people are not my tribe.

    And to hell with them.

    You have been programmed by the powers that be to react thusly. Good boy.

    You’re right, of course. Man, is it hard not to feel that way, though.

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  51. @Sunbeam
    Not sure what you are going for here. Irony? Pointing out how desirable some of these locations would be if certain people just decided to leave en masse?

    I may not be typical of your readers, but I have a decidedly visceral reaction to the smug, fatuous faces I see in that photo. Actually the emotion I feel is loathing.

    Really I'm not sure even this site really comprehends, groks if you will, just how divided this country is.

    Who ends up on what side, whether things fall apart, new political parties form, issues no one contemplates become the most important thing on the table...

    Well I do not know. I do know these people are not my tribe.

    And to hell with them.

    What I got out of it is diversity doesn’t count unless it’s an ethnic minority infiltrating white land.

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  52. Svigor says:

    The ngram linked at http://grammarist.com/spelling/free-rein-free-reign/ is food for thought. I wonder if the official “correct” spelling will change at some point.

    It obviously makes most sense as AG states it. You give the horse the reins, let him do the steering. “Free reign” seems redundant.

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    • Replies: @res
    Of course I agree with you. I just wonder what percentage of people know what the reins for a horse are, much less what they do. I doubt that percentage is increasing over time.
  53. Spmoore8 says:
    @benjaminl
    Well, you can find anything on the internet...


    http://theconcordian.org/2016/03/17/thinking-critically-about-st-patricks-day

    St. Patrick’s Day seems like just a harmless day on which people go to parades and drink lots of beer, but is it actually an example of subtle cultural appropriation?...Overall, whether one’s cultural appropriation is acceptable or not comes down to one simple question: is somebody from the culture you are appropriating offended by what you are wearing, doing or saying? If the answer is yes, then you are wrong. In this sense, St. Patrick’s Day is a difficult subject. Personally, I’ve not heard of an Irish person being offended by the way Americans celebrate St. Patrick’s Day — but that doesn’t mean every Irish person feels the same way.
     
    https://www.quora.com/Why-are-Irish-drunkenness-jokes-particularly-around-St-Patricks-day-not-generally-considered-offensive

    Every year when Saint Patrick's Day comes around I see all sorts of people wearing really offensive green t-shirts with various statements about being drunk, Irish, lewd sexual acts, etc.
    Why is there no outrage? I'm of Irish descent and I find it rather offensive, but don't see many others raising the issue. I wouldn't wear a shirt mocking another group in this manner, why do people do it towards the Irish with such impunity?
     
    Spoiler alert: It isn't offensive because the Irish are (now) white.

    #drunklivesmatter

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  54. @IA

    Georgetown used to be the black part of DC way back when.
     
    Nonsense. There were a few servants who lived there buried in small graveyard off Q and 28th. The huge graveyard on P is all white and very wealthy whites at that.
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  55. @benjaminl
    Well, you can find anything on the internet...


    http://theconcordian.org/2016/03/17/thinking-critically-about-st-patricks-day

    St. Patrick’s Day seems like just a harmless day on which people go to parades and drink lots of beer, but is it actually an example of subtle cultural appropriation?...Overall, whether one’s cultural appropriation is acceptable or not comes down to one simple question: is somebody from the culture you are appropriating offended by what you are wearing, doing or saying? If the answer is yes, then you are wrong. In this sense, St. Patrick’s Day is a difficult subject. Personally, I’ve not heard of an Irish person being offended by the way Americans celebrate St. Patrick’s Day — but that doesn’t mean every Irish person feels the same way.
     
    https://www.quora.com/Why-are-Irish-drunkenness-jokes-particularly-around-St-Patricks-day-not-generally-considered-offensive

    Every year when Saint Patrick's Day comes around I see all sorts of people wearing really offensive green t-shirts with various statements about being drunk, Irish, lewd sexual acts, etc.
    Why is there no outrage? I'm of Irish descent and I find it rather offensive, but don't see many others raising the issue. I wouldn't wear a shirt mocking another group in this manner, why do people do it towards the Irish with such impunity?
     
    Spoiler alert: It isn't offensive because the Irish are (now) white.

    The Irish have always been white. They used to be badwhite, now it’s more complicated.

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    • Replies: @E. Rekshun
    The Irish have always been white. They used to be badwhite, now it’s more complicated.

    My great-grandparents on my mother's side emigrated from Ireland to Massachusetts in 1900 and subsequently had ten children.

    The Irish in America have always rabidly supported their liberal immigration-loving democratic politicians.
  56. @benjaminl
    Well, you can find anything on the internet...


    http://theconcordian.org/2016/03/17/thinking-critically-about-st-patricks-day

    St. Patrick’s Day seems like just a harmless day on which people go to parades and drink lots of beer, but is it actually an example of subtle cultural appropriation?...Overall, whether one’s cultural appropriation is acceptable or not comes down to one simple question: is somebody from the culture you are appropriating offended by what you are wearing, doing or saying? If the answer is yes, then you are wrong. In this sense, St. Patrick’s Day is a difficult subject. Personally, I’ve not heard of an Irish person being offended by the way Americans celebrate St. Patrick’s Day — but that doesn’t mean every Irish person feels the same way.
     
    https://www.quora.com/Why-are-Irish-drunkenness-jokes-particularly-around-St-Patricks-day-not-generally-considered-offensive

    Every year when Saint Patrick's Day comes around I see all sorts of people wearing really offensive green t-shirts with various statements about being drunk, Irish, lewd sexual acts, etc.
    Why is there no outrage? I'm of Irish descent and I find it rather offensive, but don't see many others raising the issue. I wouldn't wear a shirt mocking another group in this manner, why do people do it towards the Irish with such impunity?
     
    Spoiler alert: It isn't offensive because the Irish are (now) white.

    It isn’t’ offensive because the Irish have a sense of humor.

    You should have seen the original TV spots for the Minnesota Lottery. They make Garrison Keillor look like a serious ethnologist.

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  57. Forbes says:
    @benjaminl
    Well, you can find anything on the internet...


    http://theconcordian.org/2016/03/17/thinking-critically-about-st-patricks-day

    St. Patrick’s Day seems like just a harmless day on which people go to parades and drink lots of beer, but is it actually an example of subtle cultural appropriation?...Overall, whether one’s cultural appropriation is acceptable or not comes down to one simple question: is somebody from the culture you are appropriating offended by what you are wearing, doing or saying? If the answer is yes, then you are wrong. In this sense, St. Patrick’s Day is a difficult subject. Personally, I’ve not heard of an Irish person being offended by the way Americans celebrate St. Patrick’s Day — but that doesn’t mean every Irish person feels the same way.
     
    https://www.quora.com/Why-are-Irish-drunkenness-jokes-particularly-around-St-Patricks-day-not-generally-considered-offensive

    Every year when Saint Patrick's Day comes around I see all sorts of people wearing really offensive green t-shirts with various statements about being drunk, Irish, lewd sexual acts, etc.
    Why is there no outrage? I'm of Irish descent and I find it rather offensive, but don't see many others raising the issue. I wouldn't wear a shirt mocking another group in this manner, why do people do it towards the Irish with such impunity?
     
    Spoiler alert: It isn't offensive because the Irish are (now) white.

    Maybe there’s no outrage because Irish are leading the parade of drunken behavior, wearing offensive t-shirts, and proclaiming that on St. Patrick’s Day “everyone is Irish.” And actually, Paddy’s Day (in NYC) is quite civilized compared to the Puerto Rican Day parade, the West Indian Parade, and Cinco de Mayo, which attend rather more police activity responding to shootings and assaults, rather than marching in the actual parade.

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  58. Dan Hayes says:
    @Anonymous
    Steve, have you read any of "Black Manhattan" by James Weldon Johnson? From a contemporary perspective he recounts the behind-the-scenes real estate machinations preceding the Harlem Renaissance era, but also makes observations on the IQ and professional profile of NYC blacks vs. the ones who emigrated to other northern cities. Particularly he's convinced that Harlem didn't have any rioting in 1919, unlike Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Chicago, due to its proportions of educated Washington D.C. exiles and West Indian intelligentsia; whereas in Milwaukee and Chicago, the blacks who were recruited literally in trainloads by agents of the factory owners were the most ignorant and rural leftovers in deepest cotton country, and furthermore weren't socialized to urban life as quickly because they tended to be placed in gang-labor jobs (he notes the steel mills were different and made an effort to select for black employees with previous factory experience). His theory of NYC black identity reminded me of your old blog posts on the racial integration tactics of the military and in pro sports teams.

    Btw, Leimert Park is a nice neighborhood, even for west L.A. There isn't a Latino or SE Asian part of town that is remotely comparable. Compared to North Hollywood's vibe of Neo-Caucasian/MS-13 state of nature, the upper Crenshaw/Baldwin Hills area feels like an old-time movie studio backlot.

    Anonymous:

    But Harlem did have race riots later, specifically during Mayor John Lindsay’s administration. Even later during the David Dinkins administration there was a Black pogram against Jews in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.

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  59. res says:
    @Svigor

    The ngram linked at http://grammarist.com/spelling/free-rein-free-reign/ is food for thought. I wonder if the official “correct” spelling will change at some point.
     
    It obviously makes most sense as AG states it. You give the horse the reins, let him do the steering. "Free reign" seems redundant.

    Of course I agree with you. I just wonder what percentage of people know what the reins for a horse are, much less what they do. I doubt that percentage is increasing over time.

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  60. Anon says: • Disclaimer
    @Buck Turgidson
    This is pretty awesome, LOL. The latino guys are cracking me up. Isn't diversity wonderful? Where is that neighborhood, I want to move there! So do all democrat voters! Why would you live in "white bread" Laguna Beach or Winnetka IL or Georgetown or Cambridge when you could have this right out your doorstep? Do my eyes deceive me, or was that an unhinged violent crazy 250-lb black woman throwing around the F word like it's going out of style? Where do bigoted racists get their stereotypes I wonder.

    I couldn’t help but notice the 30s era Art Deco building on the other side of the street – a monument to a country that no longer exists.

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  61. @Bill
    You're right, of course. Man, is it hard not to feel that way, though.

    True. I fight it in myself.

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  62. JohnnyD says:

    Leroy: “All these white joggers are moving in!”
    Jamal: “There goes the neighborhood!”

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  63. “My guess is that about 2070, African-Americans will think back in astonishment at the amazing places where their ancestors had once lived—the heart of Los Angeles; Manhattan, San Francisco and Oakland; the Chicago lakefront; the nation’s capital—and wonder how they let it all slip away. ”

    Pastor James David Manning concurs but says it so much better and with so much more “soul” in one of his Atlah Church pulpit rants about how Blacks can’t govern and can’t even hold on to Harlem.

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  64. Rohirrim says:

    It’s not just the housing stock. I was involved in the antique trade in the mid-Atlantic area in the 80s. It was a not-so-dirty-little secret that a good source of fresh picks of early 20th century antiques were the black neighborhoods of DC, Baltimore and Richmond.

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  65. Svigor says:

    One of the elements of populism, as displayed by Trump, is that a purely economic analysis of policies is neither desirable nor accurate.

    For example, economic analysis tends to looks at cost-per-unit, gross dollar value, or aggregate income. But, what about the very real individual happiness or security or sense of community which is not part of a simple economic analysis, but which is as much the government’s area of concern as domestic product?

    Yep. If you put $10k into the pocket of a man after you’ve killed him, he’s benefited, according to a purely economic analysis. And if not, there’s always an amount that will make it so.

    Of course I agree with you. I just wonder what percentage of people know what the reins for a horse are, much less what they do. I doubt that percentage is increasing over time.

    True. And “free reign” does actually make sense, in a certain context. I was thinking of the context of a monarch, in which it doesn’t.

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  66. @peterike

    In the years after the 1992 Rodney King riots, gang violence, a scarcity of basic amenities such as quality grocery stores
     
    They simply can't get through one of these stories without bringing up "the lack of grocery stores."

    Sidenote: the LA Times website, like virtually all news websites these days, is almost unviewable. As soon as I got there my laptop began to whir like a blender. The insistence on shoving video in our faces and cramming in ads is making me bail out more and more. I hope more people are doing the same!

    virtually all news websites these days, is almost unviewable. As soon as I got there my laptop began to whir like a blender.

    Courtesy of The Lion of the Blogosphere, I learned how to manage JavaScript exceptions under the settings of my ChromeBook. None of those annoying, spinning videos and ads pop up any longer. Select news web pages pop right up and fly. I don’t know how to do this on a Windows machine, but I’m sure it’s doable.

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  67. @Desiderius
    The Irish have always been white. They used to be badwhite, now it's more complicated.

    The Irish have always been white. They used to be badwhite, now it’s more complicated.

    My great-grandparents on my mother’s side emigrated from Ireland to Massachusetts in 1900 and subsequently had ten children.

    The Irish in America have always rabidly supported their liberal immigration-loving democratic politicians.

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    • Replies: @Brutusale
    People don't know Boston don't realize that, until very recently, the illegal immigrants there were mostly Irish.

    And it's not the Irish are Goodwhite or Badwhite; they're Drunkwhite.
  68. Brutusale says:
    @E. Rekshun
    The Irish have always been white. They used to be badwhite, now it’s more complicated.

    My great-grandparents on my mother's side emigrated from Ireland to Massachusetts in 1900 and subsequently had ten children.

    The Irish in America have always rabidly supported their liberal immigration-loving democratic politicians.

    People don’t know Boston don’t realize that, until very recently, the illegal immigrants there were mostly Irish.

    And it’s not the Irish are Goodwhite or Badwhite; they’re Drunkwhite.

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