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From a press release by Boston University:

JANUARY 20, 2023

Across the US, White neighborhoods have more greenery, fewer dilapidated buildings, fewer multi-family homes: Study

by Boston University

Historic redlining and other racist policies have led to present-day racial and economic segregation and disinvestment in many cities across the United States. Research has shown how neighborhood characteristics and resources are associated with health disparities such as preterm birth and asthma, but most of these studies are limited in scale and overlook many aspects in a neighborhood that are difficult to measure, including dilapidated buildings and crosswalks.

Now, a new study led by Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) and the Center for Antiracist Research (CAR) at Boston University (BU) has utilized panorama digital technology through Google Street View (GSV) to identify these neighborhood characteristics on a national scale and shed light on how they contribute to racial and ethnic disparities in local resources and health outcomes across the US.

Published in the journal JAMA Network Open, the study found that predominantly White neighborhoods had better neighborhood conditions generally associated with good health, such as fewer neglected buildings and multi-family homes, and more greenery than neighborhoods with residents who were primarily Black, of other minority races, or of a variety of races and ethnicities.

The findings underscore the need for comprehensive and accessible data platforms that researchers can utilize to better understand the role of the built environment on racial and health inequities, and inform policies that aim to create equitable neighborhood resources in all communities.

“Large datasets on determinants of health can help us better understand the associations between past and present policies—including racist and antiracist policies—and neighborhood health outcomes,” says study corresponding author Dr. Elaine Nsoesie, associate professor of global health at BUSPH.

The largest disparities in neighborhood environments were reflected in green space and non-single family homes. Compared to predominantly White neighborhoods, predominantly Black neighborhoods had 2 percent less green space, and neighborhoods with racial minorities other than Black had 11 percent less green space.

2 percent less green space!

What’s going on is that black neighborhoods aren’t that crowded, probably due to people leaving if they can to avoid crime. Mexican neighborhoods tend to be higher density, so they have less green space.

Compared to White neighborhoods, neighborhoods with racial minorities other than Black had 17 percent more multi-family homes, while neighborhoods with Black residents and neighborhoods with residents representing a variety of races and ethnicities had 6 percent and 4 percent more multi-family homes, respectively.

The researchers also conducted modeling to measure how the built environment may influence the association between health outcomes and the racial makeup of neighborhoods, and found the strongest connections between sleeping problems among residents in neighborhoods with racial minorities other than Black or White, and asthma among neighborhoods with residents representing a variety of races and ethnicities.

“An interesting finding from our paper is how a considerable portion of the racial/ethnic differences of the built environment conditions was shown at the state level,” says study co-lead author Yukun Yang, a data scientist at CAR. “This prompts us to think practically about how state and local government and policymakers could and should address the inequitable distribution of built environment resources which could further address the health disparities we observed today.”

“Our findings really demonstrate the path-dependent nature of inequality and racial disparities,” says study co-lead author Ahyoung Cho, a racial data/policy tracker at CAR and a political science Ph.D. student at BU. “It is critical to develop appropriate policies to address structural racism.”

 
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  1. 216 says: • Website

    Subversives must get out of our lands.

  2. OMG–that header is hysterical!

  3. “This prompts us to think practically about how state and local government and policymakers could and should address the inequitable distribution of built environment resources which could further address the health disparities we observed today.”

    They don’t want locals making any decisions about what they should do with their resources.

    One reason they invented the racist concept of ‘gentrification’ is that whites moved into certain places and proved that the main difference between and a good neighborhood and a bad neighborhood is the quality of the people living there.

  4. I recall the trees at a largely black Section Eight housing development I was once spending time at.

    Every frigging leaf had been pulled off. It was amazing.

    • Replies: @keypusher
  5. Renard says:

    Elaine Nsoesie, Yukun Yang, Ahyoung Cho

    Did these grifters, I mean geniuses, control for variables such as, I don’t know, wealth and income?

    Is there such a thing as agency in the world? How about habits? Naaah..

    • Agree: ben tillman
  6. Twinkie says:

    When I moved into my current house, I had 55 new trees planted. I lost a handful to a fungal disease and had to replace them. The rest are now quite tall and completely dwarf the house. But, every year, I fight a relentless war against bagworm infestations. It takes a lot of time, money, and attention to maintain this greenery.

    • Replies: @Old Prude
  7. Renard says:

    And did they control for the fact that minorities are more likely to live in urban environments? Just kidding. At this point I’m really just kidding.

  8. Twinkie says:

    I had to fly to JFK and back a few weeks back and had the misfortune of running into an all-black gate staff (surly) and a plane that was about 75% black. Black kids running wild on the plane (one kid picked his nose and smeared it on the seat – of course the mom did nothing), adults fighting over the luggage space above, people trying to cut lines. Unsurprisingly lots of females with kids with no adult male companions in sight. The male passengers were invariably alone (with, er, “interesting” fashion choices). It was very Third World-like, to be generous about it (in reality, most passengers in my flights to the Third World were better behaved).

    The pilot and the co-pilot were an older white male and a younger East Asian male, respectively (thank goodness). The cabin crew, which was mostly white, was pretty exasperated-looking and quite curt with the passengers. This was on top of having had to deal with a black lawyer in NYC who had a severe case of Dunning-Kruger (his idea of trying to convince me was simply speaking louder and more aggressively rather than using knowledge and reason, neither of which he possessed in any appreciable quantity).

    So, my estimation of blacks was down still a few notches.

    Then I had a black lady Uber driver the other day and she was the nicest, most pleasant Uber driver I have ever had in my entire history of riding Uber. And her car was the cleanest Uber car ever (she even had bottles of water, tissues, and hand sanitizer, neatly packed and presented in the middle). She was far superior to the legions of Pakistani and Arab drivers I have had in the past. I gave her the biggest tip I have ever given to a driver.

    I sighed afterward – if only more blacks were like she was… what a country would this be.

    • Replies: @M.A.R.V. Mkii
    , @Ed
    , @Hibernian
  9. mousey says:

    I see that pols in California are trying to circumvent Proposition 13 again. What was formally known as property tax is now being sold as a wealth tax. They’re closer to that equity seizing than you realize.

    • Replies: @Joe Stalin
    , @Technite78
  10. This is similar to the old Mexican complaint that the Americans stole only the parts of Mexican lands that had paved roads.

    • LOL: R.G. Camara, Gordo
    • Replies: @Hypnotoad666
  11. I have a screenshot somewhere of google street view of my house in which I was standing in the driveway flipping the google car the bird. I have no memory of actually flipping the car the bird, but it’s something I would automatically do. The image was kind of fuzzy.

    They want our equity and our structures now, huh? Well, flipping them off is the least of my reaction.

  12. Art Deco says:

    The most salient difference is one they will not discuss. The homicide rate outside of the slums tends to be around about 2.5 per 100,000. In the slums, it was prior to 2020 10x that. Now it is worse.

  13. predominantly White [sic; the @$%#& illiterates] neighborhoods had better neighborhood conditions

    They’d rather not say built or maintained or restored… just had.

    generally associated with good health

    Direction of causation, please?

    • Replies: @Muggles
    , @Bill Jones
  14. newrouter says:

    Dr. Elaine Nsoesie
    co-lead author Yukun Yang,
    co-lead author Ahyoung Cho,

    All American I say.

    • Replies: @Jon
  15. OT, but fascinating from a ‘noticing’ POV: Fort Walgreens The recent spike in shoplifting is both overblown and real. And almost everyone is profiting from it (including you).

    It’s a long feature article from Curbed, which seems to be a sort of New York Magazine-adjacent publication. As the title suggests, it’s a sprawling, sort-of-insightful, but ultimately incoherent ‘deep dive’ into the NYC shoplifting scene.

    The article’s conclusions, ostensibly, are also summarized in its title. But what this article is really about is narrative building. In that, it’s a masterpiece.

    Here are the real people in the article who are identified as being involved in this widespread criminal enterprise:

    ***Roni Rubinov (‘Russian’ fence; described as looking like Sylvester Stallone)

    ***Jerard ‘Italiano’ Iammuno (drug addict and shoplifter; as the name implies, southern-European white; he’s the only human being whose photo appears in the article)

    ***Linda Been (from Tulsa, OK, also a fence; shows up as white in a google search)

    ***Steve Skarritt (from Katy, TX, also a fence; googles as white)

    ***Dennis Guevares (can’t find a photo, but is IDed as a former college student whose addiction stemmed from painkillers prescribed for an injury suffered at a part-time job)

    ***Shannon Winkler (can’t find a photo, but her mother, who’s named as Larraine Kurack, is easily identified as white)

    NY politicians the article implies are being tough on shoplifting:

    ***NYPD commissioner Keechant Sewell (black woman)

    ***NY Mayor Eric Adams (black man)

    ***NY Attorney General Leticia James (black woman)

    NYC politicians pleading for leniency for shoplifters:

    ***Manhattan district-attorney candidate Eliza Orlins (white, and pretty good-looking)

    ***Thalia Karny, an attorney with New York County Defender Services (white, but not so hot)

    If you’re a good white person concerned about wokeness, social justice, and generally saving the world, here are the lessons you’re going to take away from reading this article:

    ***Shoplifting is kind of wrong, but not really, because the people who do it are mostly just like you and me (i.e. white), but down on their luck, and they’re doing it to survive, and they need help, not prosecution and punishment.

    ***The really evil bastards are fences who underpay their stables of shoplifters for stolen goods, and get rich; they’re all white, and they’re all over the USA, not just in NYC.

    ***Insofar as law enforcement goes, it’s black politicians who are really grappling with this issue, even taking the unpopular position of cracking down on mostly-justified ‘crime’.

    The article also has some other really nice – but not unexpected – touches, such as quoting a retail industry rep who says that the shoplifting epidemic has been overemphasized, and interviews with retail employees who say they really enjoy having to unlock products from protective display cases because it gives them more opportunities for pleasant interactions with customers.

  16. Blacks are just envious that white people create environments that are safe and enjoyable. White/Asian flight is just a reminder that nobody likes living around black people. Immigrants quickly realize that living around black people is dangerous to your health.

    • Agree: anonymouseperson
  17. Published in the journal JAMA Network Open, the study found that predominantly White neighborhoods had better neighborhood conditions generally associated with good health, such as fewer neglected buildings and multi-family homes, and more greenery than neighborhoods with residents who were primarily Black, of other minority races, or of a variety of races and ethnicities.

    Conclusion: In America, Whites have superior ‘extended phenotypes’ compared to all other races. To make the “built environment” of America great again, the White population must increase while the rest must decrease.

    Compared to White neighborhoods, neighborhoods with racial minorities other than Black had 17 percent more multi-family homes [e.a.], while neighborhoods with Black residents and neighborhoods with residents representing a variety of races and ethnicities had 6 percent and 4 percent more multi-family homes [e.a.], respectively.

    Hol up, doesn’t that mean, according to pro-density “new urbanist” libs, that those non-Whites are living in more utopian conditions?

  18. Off-Topic: The second classified docs mysteriously got found in Biden’s house and garage (and every MSM outlet seemingly got the same memo that it was okay to criticize him about it), every cynical conspiracy theorist immediately concluded it was an inside job to clear Joe out of the way in 2024 (presumably for Newsome to take his place). Well, right on schedule, here comes the Pravda of the DNC and Deep State opining (to paraphrase): “Since those dastardly Republicans will unfairly pounce on this classified documents nothingburger (Oh yeah, and also that laptop that we told you was Russian Disinformation in 2020), maybe it’s time to decide that Joe should ride off into the sunset in 2024. Maybe it’s time for a younger Governor or someone like that, Just sayin.”

    Mr. Biden’s vulnerabilities are closer to home. His allies are reportedly claiming the story will blow over because it’s just D.C. noise, but that was not Hillary Clinton’s experience with her emails and server. In the same way that the grueling Benghazi hearings from 2014 through 2016 softened Mrs. Clinton up for later attacks, the Biden documents story may give new life to unproven allegations about his connections to unsavory Chinese executives in business with members of his family. Did foreign nationals have access to the mishandled classified documents? That’s highly unlikely. But Republican lawmakers will use Democratic charges about security breaches at Mar-a-Lago as an excuse to open outlandish lines of inquiry.

    * * *

    But even if Mr. Biden puts wins on the board, survives venomous Republican lawmakers and gets off with a slap on the wrist in the special counsel’s report, the classified documents story has likely stripped him of a precious political asset with some independents and Democrats: the benefit of the doubt. The general feeling that Mr. Biden — like Mr. Obama — is clean and scandal-free has been replaced by the normal Washington assumption of some level of guilt.

    ***

    Imagine instead that the president takes a leaf from Nancy Pelosi and decides not to run. Mr. Comer and the clownish members of his committee would probably end up training most of their fire on Democrats not named Biden. Democrats would “turn the page,” as Mr. Obama recommended in 2008, to a crop of fresher candidates, probably governors, who contrast better with Mr. Trump and would have good odds of beating a younger Republican. And the smiling old gentleman in the Corvette — his shortcomings forgotten and his family protected — would assume his proper place as a bridge between political generations and arguably the most accomplished one-term president in American history.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2023/01/20/opinion/joe-biden-classified-documents.html

    • Replies: @AnotherDad
  19. Black neighborhoods had 2 percent less green space …

    LOL. I guess they should get credit for publishing anyway.

    Overall, just reinforcement for two points–made before but important:

    1) There’s no way out of this mess without putting forward the HBD reality.
    Don’t have to be rude, but need to speak clearly and directly about the lying:

    “Different ethnic groups have lived in different geographic and cultural environments for hundreds or thousands of years which has led to differences–cultural and genetic. And different average levels of success in various activities and occupations in the modern world. (It’s why Jews are relatively well to do compared to whites. Why Chinese students tend to do well on exams compared to blacks.)

    No one is to blame for this. And there isn’t any “fix” for it. The best government can do is provide an environment–rule-of-law, educational opportunity–so that everyone has the opportunity to make the most of their abilities.

    The Democrats’ attempts to take these group differences–rooted in thousands of years of selection in different environments–and blame whites for blacks’ problems, all for crude political advanctage is absolutely cancerous and toxic–beyond disgusting.”

    We need conservative politicians willing to say these simple well-understood truths.

    2) Separation.
    Again it is a political process. Mentioning the idea starts the political work.

    When we raise the idea of separation what we are saying is “we are not your slaves”. We will no longer live under your minoritarian ideology of lies and abuse of white gentiles. If that’s how you behave, then we’ve had enough and will go our own way.

    Personally I have zero–actually way, way less than zero–use for these people. And I do not expect their toxic behavior to change. But the correct approach is simply to make clear that we are not going to be part of their rainbowtopia. Let them think about it.

  20. @The Last Real Calvinist

    Sounds like Dick Wolf’s new show, Law & Order: Petty Theft Unit

  21. newrouter says:

    lmao

    “Nsoesie completed her PhD in Computational Epidemiology from the Genetics, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology program at Virginia Tech, and her PhD dissertation, Sensitivity Analysis and Forecasting in Network Epidemiology Models, at the Network Dynamics and Simulations Science Lab at Virginia Tech BioComplexity Institute.”

    Camemaroon calls you grrl!!11!!

    • Replies: @Meretricious
  22. Read through this Twitter thread. It demonstrates why LGBTs should not be allowed to adopt children. Ever.

    • Replies: @Gabe Ruth
  23. Dream says:

    Divorce rates by occupation.

    • Replies: @Mark in BC
  24. @Ghost of Bull Moose

    ‘…One reason they invented the racist concept of ‘gentrification’ is that whites moved into certain places and proved that the main difference between and a good neighborhood and a bad neighborhood is the quality of the people living there.’

    To say the least.

    Back in the day, when I had my moving business, I used to do moves in and out of the University of California at Berkeley’s married students’ housing.

    It’s since been replaced, but at the time (mid nineties) it was still all World War Two ‘temporary’ housing — rows of two story apartment buildings, small units with linoleum floors and unfinished 2X4’s for railings.

    Very nice — 0n account of who lived there.

    Same thing with Japan — on a gigantic scale. Cramped, often dilapidated apartment buildings, cracked windows, aging appliances. Very nice — on account of who lives in the apartments.

    …it is one of the futile things about improving the standard of living for blacks. No matter what you give them — they’ll still be black.

  25. @Hypnotoad666

    Agree Toad. My take as well.

    The Biden “presidency” has been a pathetic embarrassment from the get go. Trump was already too old for the job in 2016. Biden in 2020 was ridiculous. (I happen to have pretty fixed memories of my folks at that age, because they moved into their retirement home a few years shy of 80. Both were in better shape than Biden was–and are natively smarter and, of course, way more truthful, than Biden. And neither had any business being anywhere near the presidency–0r any serious executive position–at that age.)

    Now it’s gone from ridiculous to appalling. Apparently, Joe was never given the note, that he was supposed to be a “return to normalcy” one-termer to oust the evil Nazi Trump.

    The embarrassing minoritarian media we have now, no longer has any ability to even do routine duty. I guess the girls have to get explicit instructions to move off the “so much better than Trump” to start tutting Biden on age/incapability.

    But … there are plenty of smart Democrats–they are evil, not incompetent–and it does not take a genius to see the sort of damage to the brand that the shit-show of Biden II and a quite likely Harris presidency would do. So, I got to think we’re going to see this caviling ramp up.

    (That was my single meaningful prediction for 2023 and looks like it may indeed come to pass.)

  26. Arclight says:

    Enjoying the natural world and taking care of stuff is obviously racist.

    The black neighborhood I once lived in got a multi-million dollar upgrade to a park next to our local school to install all new playground equipment, new trees and plantings and sod. A year later almost everything had been trampled and killed and the playground was ruined. A notable feature of the neighborhood in general was the insane amount of littering – people would just drop plastic bags and let them drift off when standing 5 feet from a trash can.

    Had the same experience at a mostly black apartment complex that I was involved in renovating – lots of new landscaping to give it a better look, and immediately you saw people tramping right over the plantings and kids snapping branches off of the trees while their moms (there were zero dads) looked on. The new benches and playgrounds were also wrecked in short order. A valuable lesson for the next project.

  27. @Ghost of Bull Moose

    We all know what “good neighborhoods” means

    And we’re tired of pretending otherwise

  28. Off topic.

    I was slumming around the global headquarters of transphobia, Kiwifarms, for the first time. It’s kind of like seeing one car wreck after another and not being able to look away from any of them (for instance the thread depicting the horrors of botched transgender surgeries). I’m 72 and thought my disordered hippie youth was too literally crazy, and that making a living, finding and keeping mates, and raising offspring was quite desperate at times (although satisfying overall).

    They used to say that cocaine is a drug that stupid people use to feel intelligent. And now, I think, gender-bending is a drug that boring people use to feel creative.

    Following a link from Kiwifarms to xxxhttps://www.reddit.com/r/mypartneristrans/ was a move from physiological horror to relationship horror, a tour circling ever deeper down Dante’s Inferno. Each story about a romantic partner’s trans reveal was more gut-churning, more brokenhearted, yet more obfuscated by queer-theory platitudes, than the one before it. I saw a fair number of lost or broken souls drop by the wayside in my time but the mental health of the rainbow generation is more wretched than mine by at least a magnitude.

    Although I am not conservative by instinct, the argument that liberalism has exhausted itself by consuming almost all the cultural heritage that enabled its emergence is worrisomely persuasive.

    • Replies: @ThreeCranes
  29. @newrouter

    One salient thing to note on Nsoesie’s scientific papers is she’s always the last coauthor listed. This is commonplace with low-IQ, affirmative action blacks in academia, signaling that the she probably contributed next to nothing to the article and is only listed for DEI purposes.

    • Replies: @That Would Be Telling
  30. @Colin Wright

    Public housing in NYC used to be fine, a dent and respectable place to raise a family. But then those families didn’t intend for their grandchildren to still be living there. Now the projects are passed on among people who have no intention to ever leave.

  31. @mousey

    Is now being sold as a wealth tax.

    IL Democrats got that covered.

    CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) – Democrats in the Illinois legislature are joining colleagues in seven other blue states proposing new taxes on billionaires to fund education, childcare and programs to address homelessness.

    Activists rallied outside a former public school on the 1400 block of West Augusta in Noble Square that’s been converted into high-end apartments.

    The building was a prop, as they joined State Representative Will Guzzardi and State Senator Robert Peters to talk about the tax.

    “We’re going to say that for all the stocks and financial instruments that you all own, we’re going to value your assets, and when they go up in worth, we’re going to tax them, just like it’s income,” Guzaardi said. Because these billionaires, they don’t make income by working, like the rest of us. They make income by manipulating the stock market and having their financial instruments grow in value.”

    Guzzardi sees this as the start of a nationwide movement.

    https://www.audacy.com/wbbm780/news/local/illinois-democrats-on-board-with-proposing-billionaire-tax

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
  32. @New Dealer

    This is similar to the old Mexican complaint that the Americans stole only the parts of Mexican lands that had paved roads.

    Right. This time white people stole the places with low crime rates.

    • Agree: New Dealer
  33. The adjective “white” in its actual usage really means something like “competent.” Notice that white people’s enemies have to acknowledge the white = competent equation when they complain that our alleged “structural/systemic racism” WORKS, not that fails.

    So what do white’s antonyms “nonwhite” and “diverse” really have to mean?

    • Replies: @Anon
  34. 2 percent less green space!

    LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  35. Black neighborhoods had 2 percent less green space, and neighborhoods with racial minorities other than Black had 11 percent less green space.

    As Steve says:

    2 percent less green space!

    It really is amazing the number of people who just have no grasp of numbers and seem to think that

    any difference = a huge difference.

    A thing I saw recently was pointing out as a terrible thing that post covid the percentage of “well-off” children who take sufficient exercise was 51% whereas the percentage of “not well off” children who take sufficient exercise is “only” 41%.

    I could not helping thinking that pre or post covid, if those are genuine figures, it really does not show much of a difference at all. I wonder if it really is as close as that.

  36. @Jenner Ickham Errican

    Conclusion: In America, Whites have superior ‘extended phenotypes’ compared to all other races. To make the “built environment” of America great again, the White population must increase while the rest must decrease.

    Yes. Excellent comment.

    • Thanks: Jenner Ickham Errican
  37. Ralph L says:

    I thought the 2% greenspace difference was ridiculously low, but they must have factored in the empty lots of residential Detroit and other decayed cities.

    When I lived in Alexandria VA, the few public housing townhouses with well-tended grass really stood out.

  38. Dmon says:

    Spacious single family homes, with lots of greenery. Maybe Detroit should try a Housing Lottery.

    • Replies: @Muggles
  39. @Jenner Ickham Errican

    One of Johnathan Goldberg’s best comments was how the sort of people who in the 80s and 90s were saying Americans should live in multi-generational housing were complaining about adult children living with their parents in the 00 and 10s.
    Same thing here.

  40. Yngvar says:

    Cabrini was green.

  41. Anon[317] • Disclaimer says:

    Controlling for IQ I wonder how the interracial housing comparisons would go. In the case of employment Linda Gottfredson found that for the typical (e.g., non-hard core STEM) job blacks were given a 7 or 8 IQ point handicap. That would mean higher income for similar IQ for blacks, which would presumably mean better housing than similarly gifted whites … assuming all other things are equal, such as ability to hang onto money and a future oriented time preference.

  42. @Twinkie

    I sincerely wish more people were like you, disinterested in any grand racial isms and instead just wanting a clean and orderly society.

    • Thanks: Twinkie
  43. Ed says:
    @Twinkie

    Don’t fly Spirit or Frontier. The few dollars saved isn’t worth the hassle.

    • Replies: @Hibernian
    , @Twinkie
  44. Anonymous[397] • Disclaimer says:

    Yukun Yang has wanged the Klondike of data mining ….

  45. Anon[313] • Disclaimer says:
    @advancedatheist

    We must tirelessly fight Competent Supremacy.

  46. Old Prude says:
    @Twinkie

    Maintaining a house is hard work. You had 55 trees planted? I had to plant 47 myself. Thank god for John Deere and a post hole digger.

    I spent two weekends putting a gutter on the barn. Yeah, I could have sat inside and watched the tube, spent the $200 on fancy sneakers and malt liquor, but I thought it would be more fun to climb a ladder all day and cut my thumb open.

    Summary: Blacks live in crappy conditions because the Man keeps him down.

  47. Renard says:

    Low-income housing project sparks outrage in billionaire’s playground

    https://mol.im/a/11663031

    Nantucket! We hardly knew ye.

  48. @mousey

    I see that pols in California are trying to circumvent Proposition 13 again. What was formally known as property tax is now being sold as a wealth tax. They’re closer to that equity seizing than you realize.

    Well, they’re going to have to find a way to replace the income they’re losing through the outflow of taxpaying people and business, not to mention a way to fund reparations…

    • Replies: @Anon
  49. @Ghost of Bull Moose

    “One reason they invented the racist concept of ‘gentrification’ is that whites moved into certain places and proved that the main difference between and a good neighborhood and a bad neighborhood is the quality of the people living there.”

    On the opposite end, instead of saying, “blacks moved in and began robbing, raping, maiming and murdering the Whites, while the police refused to do their jobs, so the Whites fled,” academics came up with the racist euphemisms, “neighborhood succession” and “White flight.”

  50. Jon says:
    @newrouter

    Dr. Elaine Nsoesie
    co-lead author Yukun Yang,
    co-lead author Ahyoung Cho,

    A black woman with an academic sinecure to help get published. A couple of Asians to do the actual work. And White people to take the blame. Diversity!

    • LOL: ThreeCranes
  51. @New Dealer

    “the argument that liberalism has exhausted itself by consuming almost all the cultural heritage that enabled its emergence is worrisomely persuasive.”

    Kant’s Categorical Imperative: “Act only according to that maxim whereby you can, at the same time, will that it should become a universal law.”

    If their actions undermined the very conditions which enabled their actions to begin with then obviously, what they willed could not become universal. Kant’s imperative is not just prescriptive finger wagging, but a description of what is, what has being.

    • Replies: @New Dealer
  52. Note the authors aren’t Ibram Kendi and Nikole Hannah-Jones but Yukun Yang and Ahyoung Cho. Chances are, these are guys that would be doing real science if only our funding agencies’ priorities weren’t corrupt the way they are.

    • Replies: @jinkforp
  53. @Colin Wright

    but at the time (mid nineties) it was still all World War Two ‘temporary’ housing — rows of two story apartment

    Hah, I lived there in the early 80s! And how right you are about the people. (Not that grad students as a whole are nice people, but the married ones are. Married people of all walks of life are more agreeable and normal than average, but that differential is especially pronounced among the highly educated. I suppose nowadays, “married” grad student housing includes a lot of angry lesbians though.)

  54. @The Last Real Calvinist

    I read that too and you’ve summarized it very well.

    • Replies: @International Jew
  55. Anon[172] • Disclaimer says:
    @Technite78

    For every taxpayer that moves out, two tax-takers move in. So more crowding, less affordable housing, and less taxes paid. By the numbers it looks like CA is losing population, but all it’s really losing is taxpayers.

    But hey, prison inmates can make free calls now. Equity!

  56. @Dream

    “Telephone Operators”? They still exist?

  57. @Jenner Ickham Errican

    Whites have superior ‘extended phenotypes’ compared to all other races. To make the “built environment” of America great again, the White population must increase

    Unfortunately, in the lefty imagination, where all good comes down from all-knowing omnipotent government, the current facts on the ground are entirely a consequence of past policy. To their mind, if from 1935-1965 the FHA had preferentially lent money to blacks, then today black neighborhoods would look like Palo Alto, CA, and white ones would look like Detroit.

  58. @International Jew

    And, like you, I was struck by how they look at looting from pretty much every angle except the traditional one of looking at it as a crime.

  59. Hibernian says:
    @Twinkie

    I sighed afterward – if only more blacks were like she was… what a country would this be.

    Likely she’s at least somewhat religious or at the very least was raised that way.

  60. Hibernian says:
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    …and interviews with retail employees who say they really enjoy having to unlock products from protective display cases because it gives them more opportunities for pleasant interactions with customers.

    Sure, and the customers enjoy having to ask for the cabinets to be unlocked for lower and lower valued items with the passage of time. Soon everything in the store will be under lock and key. Yea, I understand relatively easy portability of the items is another key factor.

  61. Hibernian says:
    @Ed

    Southwest has been going downhill lately.

  62. @The Last Real Calvinist

    Roni Rubinov is a very Jewish name, and it’s not the only one among those you listed.

    • Agree: Pop Warner
  63. Sigh. BU is where the genius Kendi holds court in the Antiracism Center. Someone’s producing the report they need to get the promotion they desire, I suspect. As they say, the competition in academia is so fierce because the stakes are so very small. And here am I (actually pretty close to BU) taking care of my garden and painting my house and I’ve never gotten a penny of cash from the government to incentivize me to take some pride in where I live. Oh, the injustice of it all! Maybe I can trot over there and say that I identify as a hot black lesbian trapped inside an old white man’s body, and wants me some free money too.

  64. Gabe Ruth says:
    @JohnnyWalker123

    8% seems pretty high for non-sacred families too, what a bleak picture.

    • Agree: ben tillman
  65. I recall about two decades ago Steve Sailer said we had to be able to talk openly about the differences, on average, among the intelligence of various racial and thinks groups and the likely contribution of genetics to these differences. And our two boy wonders, Pod the Younger and Jonah Goldberg, told Steve to shut up.

    Twenty years later Pod the Younger has ascended to his hereditary position as editor of Commentary, which is still a pretty good magazine but a far cry from what it was in his father’s day, the most influential political magazine in America.

    And Jonah is ensconced at the American Enterprise Institute were he writes for The Dispatch essays that are entertaining but incredibly long-winded in eventually reaching fairly obvious conclusions.

    And Steve is still somewhere in the vast asphalt tundra of LA, living austerely I presume, uninvited to Davos or Aspen or TED or all the other places where America’s genuinely bright but morally cowardly elite gather. But he has the satisfaction of knowing that, like Richard Herrnstein, he tells the truth as best he understands it and, unlike Herrnstein, he does not have to put up with Harvard faculty meetings.

    Not a bad life.

    And the country? Not doing too well at the moment.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    , @Corvinus
  66. Gordo says:

    “If the race is good, the place is good”

    Henry David Thoreau

  67. White nabes are nicer — More “Wet Streets Cause Rain” science!

    Trees by the way have become a particular source of white guilt. When reporters cover some crime or mishap in a nice white community, their voices drip with resentment as they describe the street as “leafy” or “tree-lined.”

  68. @Meretricious

    One salient thing to note on Nsoesie’s scientific papers is she’s always the last coauthor listed.

    You’d need to look at the norms of the subfield, but in plenty of real SCIENCE!!! one this is just a sign that author is the principal investigator (PI). Who may indeed have not much to do with a paper, but in theory brought the money in to do it and support the people who did the work, and helped in suggesting topics, providing oversight and advice when needed, or just simply setting up a working lab including recruiting grad students and postdocs.

    Saint Fauci was in that author’s position on an interesting paper “Predominant Role of Bacterial Pneumonia as a Cause of Death in Pandemic Influenza: Implications for Pandemic Influenza Preparedness” looking at Spanish Flu cases.

  69. I spent a year in East Orange, New Jersey, just as Newark Negros began over-running the place. When I first arrived East Orange was as pleasant a suburb as one could imagine. By the time I left it was already clear that it would soon be another Negro slum.

    The new Negro residents seemed to have an antipathy towards trees and shrubbery and neatly kept lawns. One could readily distinguish homes into which Negro “families” had moved. Trees were cut down, shrubbery uprooted, and lawns left to turn into weed patches. The local grocery store had been a pleasant shopping experience but wound up closing. Negros engaged in senseless vandalism and open theft. The store could not survive.

    Several years later, regularly visiting a friend who lived in Trenton, I saw the same thing happen. My friend lived in a neighborhood abutting several White ethnic neighborhoods, Croatian, German, and IIRC Serbian. These all got along well although pretty much kept to themselves. I felt safe walking the streets at any hour. Then Negros began infiltrating. It took them five years to destroy the amity, function and safety of the area. My friend eventually sold his house at a loss. My understanding is that Trenton has gone the way of Newark and East Orange. It is not that these places were not livable, rather the presence of sufficient numbers of Negros made them unlivable.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    , @ScarletNumber
  70. @Joe Stalin

    About 20 years ago, Maryland levied a special income tax surcharge on millionaires. The next year they had 3000 fewer millionaires.

  71. Plenty of green spaces for Wakandans back home in the bush, in Africa.

  72. Muggles says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    Good point.

    Blacks tend to live in rental properties.

    And are notorious for tearing those up. (Other renters have this tendency also.)

    Is it not surprising that rental areas are dirtier, less well kept up, neglected and often vandalized?

    In middle class Houston suburbs when were filled up by Katrina refugees from New Orleans (mainly blacks) they quickly deteriorated. Crime too. Subsidized of course.

    Blacks who own their own homes tend to behave like Whites and others.

    People who rent (long term, no plan to own) tend to be bottom of the barrel. Experienced landlords, despite all of the Woke legalisms, can tell quickly who is fish and who is fowl.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  73. Muggles says:
    @Dmon

    Spacious single family homes, with lots of greenery. Maybe Detroit should try a Housing Lottery.

    For many years Detroit has been practically giving away homes like these.

    There were some conditions, but most were abandoned due to non payment of property taxes. Some neighborhoods had “urban pioneers” and those with some “community” control like better policing and garbage pickup have attracted residents.

    But no one wants to live in a rat infested home or neighborhood. Either four legged or two.

  74. ATBOTL says:

    Blacks who own their own homes tend to behave like Whites and others.

    Like in Detroit and Compton? The boomerism just never stops around here.

  75. Art Deco says:
    @Henry Canaday

    Commentary was never the most influential political magazine. It’s circulation at 33,000 was a little over 1/3 that of The New Republic and that of National Review. Take the circulation of Harper’s, The Atlantic, or The New York Review of Books in that era, divide by about 7, and you’d have Commentary‘s circulation. The one odd thing about it was that the American Jewish Committee paid NP astonishingly well. The family lived on the Upper East Side (their neighbor across the hall was Madeleine L’Engle) and owned a country retreat in the Hamptons. The ratio of their income to the average household’s income might in 1985 not have had to be so elevated to afford that as would be the case today. Nevertheless. (Irving Kristol and his wife – a CUNY professor – were able to afford a condominium overlooking the southern border of Central Park).

    (Have a gander at Commentary‘s IRS 990 forms. The stand-alone board which now supervises the publication is looting the magazine’s endowment to provide a frankly absurd salary to JP. The smart money says that when papa shuffles off and the son is eligible for Medicare, the rest of the endowment will be awarded him and the publication shuts down).

    • Replies: @Henry Canaday
  76. @Reg Cæsar

    They’d rather not say built or maintained or restored… just had.

    Just more of that magic dirt that Whites hoard.

  77. @Art Deco

    My impression was that by the late 70s Commentary was read and taken more seriously by decision-makers and the staffs of decision-makers in Washington than all the other magazines with much bigger circulations, perhaps because it was Jewish, and perhaps because Podhoretz edited the articles so well that their authors were forced to make the best arguments for their positions possible in the limited space they were given. The fact that every author knew that his smartest adversaries were going to be given plenty of space in the succeeding letters section to attack his position probably also helped concentrate authors’ minds.

  78. @Henry Canaday

    “by the late 70s Commentary was read and taken more seriously by decision-makers and the staffs of decision-makers in Washington than all the other magazines with much bigger circulations, perhaps because it was Jewish”

    Well the results of all this serious influence are in, and the verdict is clear: influential Jews did far more than anybody else to turn a great nation into a garbage dump. Take a bow.

  79. @ThreeCranes

    Brilliant response, ThreeCranes. I am honored.

    I get it, and I’ll be thinking through what you said.

    I’ve vaguely had that thought on my own, but my statement of it here was inspired by Patrick Deneen’s more precise formulation. And of course that idea has occurred to a number of conservative thinkers. I lack a conservative temperament myself. I could profitably converse with Deneen, but not live in his village.

    • Replies: @ThreeCranes
  80. Art Deco says:
    @Jus' Sayin'...

    East Orange had for a time an effective mayor whose efforts greatly reduced the quantum of crime, to the point where the rates of the various index crimes tended to be 2-3x statewide means rather than the 4-7x you see in Newark. Heather MacDonald has written about it.

    East Orange elected its last white mayor in 1965. You must be an old dude.

  81. Art Deco says:
    @Henry Canaday

    The New Republic under Martin Peretz ownership was a Jewish publication in essence.* It was also located in Washington, so could have politicians over for lunch.

    I don’t think Commentary was any more demanding than the New York Review of Books, which was actually a profitable publication during those years. The starboard wonk’s journals at that time were The Public Interest and Policy Review

    • Replies: @Meretricious
  82. @New Dealer

    I thought you worded it very accurately and concisely. I just anchored it to an existing cultural Idea.

  83. Yet whites living in white neighborhoods have much higher rates of depression and drug use than Non-whites. Whites are twice as likely to be on anti-anxiety drugs and anti-depressants. The White suicide rate is triple the rate of Blacks. Why would Blacks seek to live in white areas which have been shown to promote depression, suicide and drug use?

    Illicit drug use is highest in White states like Vermont and West Virginia. Maybe we should try and determine why so many whites abuse drugs and alcohol compared to non-whites. Is is due to their higher rates of depression? Is this caused by too much green areas in the places whites live?

    • Replies: @ScarletNumber
  84. Somsel says:

    I once dated a superintendent of a Silicon Valley school district. She admitted that the closest corollary for school performance was the ratio of single family dwellings to apartment dwellers.

    In other words, white to black/Hispanic.

  85. mc23 says:

    Compared to predominantly White neighborhoods, predominantly Black neighborhoods had 2 percent less green space,

    2% less space? From what I see in the black neighborhoods I am in if you tore down the abandoned housing and planted grass then blacks would have more green space than whites.

    From pictures I’ve seen of Detroit large swathes of the city could be re-forested.

    Re-greening these areas is actually something I’ve endorsed for some time. It would be a public service so power brokers and cronies might lose money on any potential gentrification.

    We could even give the real-estate to local blacks. After all their forebears cleared it.

  86. @Art Deco

    The New Republic under Martin Peretz’s stewardship IMO was always overrated. None of the editors who worked under Peretz could carry either Irving Kristol’s or Norman Podhoretz’s jockstrap. There’s a very good film about the inner workings of TNR, Shattered Glass, which documents just how slipshod the editing of the magazine was. You leave the film thinking that the magazine was maybe 1 step above People.

  87. @Jus' Sayin'...

    The Newark Riots and the building of Interstate 280, which connects Morris County with the Holland Tunnel, ruined both Orange and East Orange. As it stands Orange High School is 59 percent black and 40 percent Hispanic while East Orange High School is 87 percent black and 12 percent Hispanic. As a comparison, Eastside High School, made famous by Lean on Me, is 17 percent black and 82 percent Hispanic, almost the mirror image of EOHS.

  88. Twinkie says:
    @Ed

    I don’t fly budget airlines. I have A LOT of miles on major airlines.

  89. @Hernan Pizzaro del Blanco

    The unearned high levels of self esteem exhibited by blacks is the cause of this imbalance.

  90. jinkforp says:
    @International Jew

    If they did any real science, all the data would go straight to China. These people don’t like White America.

  91. jinkforp says:
    @Henry Canaday

    To give credit to Commentary editor Norman Podhoretz, at least once he published a letter that pointed out a foolish error he had made in a book review. Probably not humility but the recognition than he had no defense. That puts him well ahead of his son, John.

    Discard

  92. @Muggles

    Blacks tend to live in rental properties.

    And are notorious for tearing those up. (Other renters have this tendency also.)

    Not us. Though our beagle tried to dig through the carpet to get at the cat when we first got her. Crazy bitch. She’s over that now. “Prey for us.”

  93. @jinkforp

    “These people don’t like White America.”

    Or, as we called it until recently, America.

    • Thanks: Renard, Gordo
    • Troll: Corvinus
  94. @jinkforp

    “To give credit to Commentary editor Norman Podhoretz, at least once he published a letter that pointed out a foolish error he had made in a book review.”

    Did he ever publish a letter pointing out the foolish error he made by having a career and a worldview, instead of jumping off a cliff and sparing the rest of us his poison?

    • Replies: @keypusher
  95. keypusher says:
    @Colin Wright

    “Kramer and the two detectives, Martin and Goldberg, arrived at the Edgar Allen Poe Towers in an unmarked Dodge sedan about 4:15. The demonstration was scheduled for five o’clock. The housing project had been designed during the Green Grass era of slum eradication. The idea had been to build apartment towers upon a grassy landscape where the young might gambol and the old might sit beneath shade trees, along sinuous footpaths. In fact, the gamboling youth broke off, cut down, or uprooted the shade-tree seedlings during the first month, and any old person fool enough to sit among the sinuous footpaths was in for the same treatment. The project was now a huge cluster of grimy brick towers set on a slab of cinders and stomped dirt.”

    Bonfire of the Vanities, p. 297.

  96. keypusher says:
    @The Germ Theory of Disease

    Podhoretz wrote and published probably one of the first serious examinations of black urban crime during the high tide of 60s liberalism.

    https://www.commentary.org/articles/norman-podhoretz/my-negro-problem-and-ours/

    What have you ever done, besides bitch in comment threads on obscure websites?

  97. Corvinus says:
    @Henry Canaday

    “But he has the satisfaction of knowing that, like Richard Herrnstein, he tells the truth as best he understands it “

    Right, his version of truth. By way of tin cup narratives, with a strong odor of confirmation bias and the ever presence of hubris.

    • Replies: @Pat Kittle
  98. @Corvinus

    (((You)))’ve posted 16,690 Comments & 2,352,400 Words, quite the busy troll you are!
    🙂
    I’m guessing Hasbara is a merit-based propaganda mill, and you’re at the upper end of the pay scale.

    You don’t even try to deny you’re Hasbara, so tell us, just between you & us, how many shekels are you raking in?

    • Replies: @Corvinus
  99. Corvinus says:
    @Pat Kittle

    Since you’re my Jewish employer, you would know.

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