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Racial Socialism: In Nearly 75% Black Birmingham, Alabama, Black Mayor Brags About Using State-Power to Create Black Millionaires (By Diverting City Contracts to Black Owned Businesses)
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Using state power to create an artificial class of black millionaires. We call this racial socialism. It’s standard operating procedure in black-controlled municipalities. [Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin: ‘Unapologetic’ spending \$100 million with Black, women-owned businesses by 2025,, September 15, 2021]:

A parade of Birmingham mayors—Black mayors—has been criticized for a perceived dearth of Black millionaires in the city, a direct result, many believe, of a lack of intentionality in spending public dollars with Black- and women-owned businesses.

The oft-cited holy-grail is Atlanta, where former mayor Maynard Jackson threw down the gauntlet with local banks and businesses during historic tenure as the city’s first Black mayor in the 1970s and early 1980s and laid the foundation for a plethora of wealthy African Americans in the city.

In January, Birmingham revealed it spent \$24.4 million with Black- and women-owned businesses in fiscal 2020. Last week, during a wide-ranging conversation with me about what he must accomplish before 2025 for his myriad promises to be fulfilled, Woodfin called that spending amount “unacceptable” and vowed to be more intentional—more Maynard Jackson-like—in his second term.

“I’m a fan of Maynard Jackson, as well as [former Washington D.C. mayor] Marion Barry,” he told me, “What they said to their business community is, ‘This is who we are, this is where we need to be. You have the option, we’re going to get there together, or things won’t grow the way they need to.”

Unapologetic, Unabashed

“We have a very ambitious goal during the next four years in support of Black-owned businesses and women-owned businesses: We’re going to be unapologetic, and unabashed how we get there.”

That goal, the mayor shared, is for at least \$100 million in public spending with minority-, women-owned businesses and other DBEs (disadvantaged business enterprises) by 2025. Getting there will require aggressive implementation and enforcement of spending requirements in order for businesses to qualify for tax incentives – particularly in the construction industry where more than \$1 billion in projects is expected to be completed within the next few years.

In December 2016, you may recall, Topgolf, along with St. Louis-based ARCO Murray Construction Inc., signed an inclusion agreement with the City of Birmingham with a goal of 30 percent participation by minority- and women-owned firms in the construction of the now popular facility just east of the Birmingham-Jefferson County Convention Center. As an incentive, the city, in a separate project agreement, promised Top Golf a minimum annual payment of \$228,000, or 30 percent of sales tax revenue, up to a cap of \$1.5 million, to meet the goal.

Yet two companies shanked. In a letter to Topgolf dated May 28, 2019, and obtained by, Woodfin revealed Topgolf and Arco Murray, based on their own documentation, spent \$601,919.99 with minority- and women-owned firms to complete the \$24.6 million project—\$17.1 million of which was building costs, \$7.5 million was listed as “other” related costs.

That was just 3.52 percent of construction costs spent with minority firms, and 2.5 percent of total project costs, the letter outlined. As a result, the city terminated its project agreement with Topgolf and ARCO Murray and did not pay the incentive.


The key takeaway from this story is Top Golf executives did a risk assessment study, realizing it would be smarter to abandon the promise of hiring non-white contractors for a tax-incentive and instead barely employing any n0n-white contractors to build their attraction in downtown Birmingham.

Other than this, nearly 75% black Birmingham is just another city where racial socialism is par the course for how life in the public/private sector happens.

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  1. loren says:

    in the ripleys believe it or not category—taki mag .com offers

    Only in Los Angeles would it come as a shock to journalists that a guy named “Jihad Muhammad” met a violent end. It’s hard to think of a more “violent end” name than that. Maybe “Ikeelyou AliAliAkbar” or “Die-Infidel Beheadaman.” Still, funny enough, Jihad Muhammad’s violent death had nothing to do with terrorism.

    The 62-year-old black L.A. native was merely crossing a street on a rainy night in Crenshaw (one of the last remaining black areas in the city) when he was run over by a driver who sped off, leaving him to be run over by a second car, which also sped off, leaving him to be hit by a third car, which dragged him for a mile before the driver pulled over at a gas station to dislodge the body…before speeding off.

    By the time it was over, Jihad Muhammad was not so much Imam as IHOP (as in, pancaked).

    In the wake of Muhammad’s death, the L.A. Times decided to do some digging into the “epidemic of rising pedestrian deaths and traffic violence that is endangering us all but is having a disproportionate effect on people of color in low-income neighborhoods.”

  2. Phibbs says:

    Secession is the only answer for us Caucasian Christians.

    • Agree: Augustus, DMZABO
  3. It makes little difference to taxpayers which special interest group is on the receiving end of government spending. Waste is waste. (OK. Public education spending is especially crappy.)

    Small government wastes least.

  4. Augustus says:

    Racial Socialism = corruption.

    As blacks take over the running of cities they bring the suspicion that the previous White administrations stole much more than they actually did steal. The rumors and reality of theft are substantially exaggerated in the smaller, but more emotional black brains. So blacks in power steal even more than the corrupt White leeches of government.

    Because they are black they are rarely, if ever, investigated. That’s black privilege. Birmingham will create black millionaires by bankrupting the entire state, if necessary.

    • Agree: HammerJack
    • Replies: @Patrick in SC
  5. Doesn’t matter in a way. No matter what blacks do or don’t do, everything they touch still turns to shit. Having lived in N*****ham, I experienced first hand what blacks do to U.S. cities: totally ruin them! As a former paramedic, I saw how blacks” managed” their households. And we are still stupid enough to entrust them with running anything.

    • Replies: @2FarGone
  6. AceDeuce says:

    Semi off-topic. Speaking of “mayors”, the 24 year old grandson on Cleveland’s mayor was shot and killed last night. The nigro mayor, Frank Jackson, has had issues with his grandchildren and great grandchildren committing and being suspected of crimes, including murder.

  7. Minority contractors usually deliver minority quality results. Hiring due to gender or skin color with total disregard for experience or ability ends with poor quality results and multiple cost overruns to fix the problems. Its happened all over so just ignore the facts and throw good tax ( is there such a thing?) after wasted tax money.

    • Replies: @Cauchemar du Singe
  8. usNthem says:

    Where, why and who would spend \$100mm in a black s***hole like Birmingham? Guaranteed that a good chunk would be lining Randy’s pockets – no difference at all from your average continental African s***hole.

  9. Bite Moi says:

    You can’t have excellence and achievement anymore in this country.You can have graft and kick backs.You can have Affirmative Action and Fair Housing. You can have “equity”. You can have pot holes. What you can’t have are bridges that don’t collapse,or a mile of highway built in less than 10 years.

    • Agree: Pirate999
  10. All this will do is cause competent contractors to give their wives a 51% share of ownership in their companies, and go about business as usual. My friend is an electrical contractor who did this in order to get a lot of county/government jobs. He told me these agencies pay way more to minority/woman contractors, to the point he would have to raise his bid by \$100-150k, and this is after his initial estimate where he would have made a decent profit to begin with. Needless to say, he has a really nice boat.

    • Agree: HammerJack, Pirate999
  11. HT says:

    Perhaps the single greatest mistake in human history was making freed slaves US citizens. They have not only not contributed anything to America, they are the biggest financial drain. They are worthless and totally dysfunctional. And now they have been deemed victims, using the big lie of racism, while the race that built civilization is being attacked and systematically destroyed.

  12. @loren

    [email protected]#\$ that a-hole. He gleefully tells how he used his “celebrity” status to get to the front of the jab line. Now he’s got the jab flu and he’s too stupid to realize that that’s where he got it from, telling people to go get jabbed. Idiot.

    • Agree: Piglet, Adam Smith
  13. @Augustus

    Birmingham will create black millionaires by bankrupting the entire state, if necessary.

    And then the Feds will be on the hook to bail out everybody down the food chain.

  14. @loren

    Lol, that name made me think of this.

    • LOL: Non PC Infidel
  15. TG says:


    Of course, one needs to also remember the use of state power to create an artificial class of white billionaires. Without the tens of trillions of dollars in direct and indirect subsidies lavished on the super-rich since 2008, many (most?) of our pasty white overlords would no longer be billionaires.

    And yes, agreed, what is detailed here in Birmingham is surely corrupt. But: how about when white billionaires get to borrow unlimited cash from the federal reserve at close to 0 % interest, and loan it back to the federal government at 4%? Or to students at 6% or more – with all risk taken on by the taxpayer?

    And of course our white overlords are opening the borders to unlimited third-world immigration, which will drive wages and living standards down for most of us, and drive rents and profits up for the elite. And the working class will pay to relocate all these third-world refugees, because the truly rich mostly don’t pay any taxes – they borrow at near zero percent interest using their unrealized capital gains as collateral, and pay back the loans as a business expense, thus realizing their capital gains tax free. Among other things.

    You get the idea.

    The problem is not blacks per se, but a national climate of corruption and self-dealing. This is just a minor symptom, the source of the rot is much higher.

    Can we really blame blacks for just playing the game the way everyone else is?

    • Agree: El Dato
  16. NY Girl says:


    This was, apparently, a white family. But you gotta read some of the comments! People who are by no means official race realists like us are actually using the word “jig” in the comments.

    Keep up the good work, people!! Race Realism is going mainstream!!

  17. @loren

    So, “It didn’t work… so you should get it too!”

  18. NY Girl says:
    @NY Girl

    My mistake, shooter/baby daddy was, in fact, A Usual Suspect.

    • LOL: Lancelot_Link
  19. @NY Girl

    Funny how people that show how “woke” they are make the most ludicrous statements. Some of the comments on there sound like typical (((new york/hollywood))) types and their enablers.

    One dolt posted on one end of Pennsylvania is Pittsburgh and the other end having Philadelphia with Alabama in the middle. The wookies seem to be more violent than people and I’m sure their presence is the single best indicator of random crime and violence.

    • Replies: @PO'd in PG County
  20. @NY Girl

    I went there and upvoted most of the good ones!

  21. @NY Girl

    Yeah, I saw that one this morning as well. At the time I saw the story, they were withholding names or any type of information. I figured it was most likely the usual suspects who Dindu nuffin, but figured I’d give it the benefit of the doubt, just in case.

    But, after reading your follow up comment, it pretty much confirmed my suspicions.

  22. IiWithout YT, the Aboobikas would be wearing loincloths and sharpening spears to hunt game or a rival tribe.

    So how DID these primitive tribes, (Avg IQ 65) get to where they are in the West?

    To make sense of this you need to understand Shlomo is responsible. There will always be do-gooder Whites but it was Shlomo who twisted the law, financially hobbled Whites with affirmative action, and later hate speech laws and lies about “privilege.” Things are so bad, they’re no longer bothering to hide their contempt and hatred of Whites.

    • Replies: @Jim in Jersey
  23. El Dato says:

    That’s some Tarantino shit right there.

  24. @loren

    Import enough of the third world into your nation, and your nation will become third-world too! People act as though this is rocket surgery.

  25. @dixonsyder

    The Affirmative Action Wimmin footbridge collapse in Florida a few years ago, excellent example of DIEversity.

  26. @TG

    There have always been corrupt whites, as there have been corrupt people of every race. The difference is that the corruption was very seldom widespread, and most instances became notorious. Certain cultures display it as an accepted norm, on the other hand, and it hardly even makes the news. Of course “Hollywood Culture” depicts all whites as corrupt, so dim-witted people can feel justified just as you describe. “Whitey do it, so we can too!”

    Corruption Index by nation. Notice any pattern?

    • Agree: Listener
  27. WSG says:

    I blame them for being Stone Age savages, who literally serve no purpose in the modern world.

  28. WSG says:
    @NY Girl

    I would have been shocked if that weren’t the case. This incident had TNB in bold, italic letters with a massive font size.

  29. SafeNow says:

    Here is a link to a company that is a “completion contractor.” As I understand it, the job is being botched, so you kick the inept contractor off the job and hire the completion contractor. I was intrigued by the map of this completion contractor… they have offices in half the states, but not in, for example, North Dakota or South Dakota.

    • Replies: @Raccoon
  30. Isn’t there some ancient bridge in Africa, originally built by Europeans, that had one of its arches fall out? And instead of repairing it, because they didn’t have the knowledge, the natives simply found other routes around it?

  31. @NY Girl

    And you call yourself NY Girl… shame on you for not recognizing the tell-tale signs of the negro murder-culture.
    Guns at a baby shower? Check.
    Men at a baby shower? Check.
    Trouble at a baby shower? Check.

    Think about that for a moment.

    Baby shower.
    Let me say it again in case you skipped a word.
    Baby. Shower.

    In this case, you could almost smell the fried chicken and see the grape drank splashing everywhere.

    Males at a baby shower can only mean one thing – free food.
    Gunshots at a (pick a normal family function) can also only mean one thing – negroes.

    • Agree: AceDeuce
    • Replies: @AceDeuce
  32. AceDeuce says:

    Ask Orson Bean about that “effect.”

  33. @TG

    I’m sure you’re right, things will be much better when the bootlips are controlling the source of the rot. When the two races that are responsible for 90% of the world’s violent criminal activity take over this country and there’s nowhere left to run, if you’re still alive reread your post.

  34. Birmingham is an interesting city. There is a long mountain immediately to the south of the city whose ridge forms its southern border. On the other side of that mountain are some of the nicest suburbs to be found in the South (90%+ White of course).

    • Replies: @2FarGone
  35. South Africa MKII here we come. Plenty of black millionaires who are only given positions if they are in with the in-crowd and of course nothing they are involved in ever works until they are pushed aside and forced to bring in white managers by which time the damage is usually terminal for the company and the country or it takes a fortune to fix.

  36. @Lancelot_Link

    One dolt posted on one end of Pennsylvania is Pittsburgh and the other end having Philadelphia with Alabama in the middle. The wookies seem to be more violent than people and I’m sure their presence is the single best indicator of random crime and violence.

    Hell, these days I’d take the “Alabama in the Middle” over either of the end-points! Funny thing is, I first heard that phrase back in the 1990s…I bet the dolt who posted it probably thought quite smugly that he was on the cutting edge by when he typed it.

    • Agree: Lancelot_Link
  37. Resartus says:

    Then the government should ditch Welfare because it is RACIST for the same reason…
    POC can’t get ID’s….

  38. loren says:
    @Hangnail Hans

    Wasnt someone posting ‘I saw the clip, the people at the event were white trash’????

  39. @NY Girl

    This is why they shut down comments on yahoo news articles a long time ago. Boomers were dropping too many redpills.

  40. AceDeuce says:
    @Jim in Jersey


    In fact, Texas negro dragging victim James Byrd (AKA “Emmett Till 2.0” or “Prototype George Floyd”) was just coming back from a family baby shower, supposedly, when he drunkenly confronted and insulted the White men, who took offense and allegedly killed him.

    I think he was 49, a male ex-felon–at a baby shower?????

  41. @WSG

    I blame them for being Stone Age savages, who literally serve no purpose in the modern world.

    I wouldn’t mind having a few of them on exhibit at the Smithsonian. Behind bulletproof glass, of course.

  42. Raccoon says:

    Unless you are on a firm “cost plus” contract with a decent percentage, you will be on a hiding to nothing with some badly botched projects…

  43. Bite Moi says:

    loren——ROFLMFAO———-You made my day.

    • Agree: Lancelot_Link
    • Replies: @loren
  44. Bite Moi says:
    @Hangnail Hans

    Hangnail Hans———THIS was Why the Walking Dead was so popular.

  45. Bite Moi says:

    WSG——-Their function is to vote democrat every 2 years,but this is becoming obsolete with cheat by mail .

    • Replies: @Lancelot_Link
  46. The main “disadvantage” will be in the quality of goods and services the city obtains for its money. 😛 In one sense, I applaud such cronyism: the sooner we can segregate ourselves by race, the better off for all.

  47. loren says:
    @Bite Moi

    thats the nicest thang anyone here posted about me and ive been here 8-14? years.

  48. @Bite Moi

    Identification is racist! 😉

  49. Resartus says:

    Identification is racist!

    NYC just proved it with their vaccine passport….

    All these Rich Liberals need to do Dress Rehearsal of their Seppuku……

  50. Venice says:

    The funny thing is I read a Birmingham newspaper and the alleged journalist was bemoaning the fact that the city’s black population is actually shrinking, by 5%. (It’s moving outwards into the suburbs.) The white population is growing a.k.a. gentrification. Oh, the humanity!

    • Replies: @CDebussey
  51. @Hangnail Hans

    Know what’s missing?
    The requisite face and neck tattoos.
    But don’t worry, when he struts out of prison he’ll be sporting both!

  52. Listener says:

    “Perhaps the single greatest mistake in human history was making freed slaves US citizens. They have not only not contributed anything to America, they are the biggest financial drain. They are worthless and totally dysfunctional. And now they have been deemed victims, using the big lie of racism, while the race that built civilization is being attacked and systematically destroyed.”

    Actually I think the biggest mistake was was putting them on the ships and bringing them here in the first place.

    That and the brown invasion will be will be looked on in history as the events that literally destroyed this country.

  53. CDebussey says:

    The irony is palpable. We’re the cause of all of their problems, yet no matter where we migrate to they’re drawn to us like iron to an electromagnet.

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
  54. @Sick of Orcs

    And there is no bloodless way to correct the problem.

    • Agree: Listener
  55. 2FarGone says:
    @Former Liberal

    16 year former paramedic myself. About 95% or likely more homes were as you described! Pure filth

    • Replies: @Detroit Refugee
  56. 2FarGone says:
    @Hapalong Cassidy

    Correct! Very nice amphitheater there too! Saw the alleged Motley Crue farewell concert there.

    • Replies: @Detroit Refugee
  57. @2FarGone

    Glad you made it out and are here.
    While on the job, how many book cases filled with actual books(not junk) did you see in negro households?

  58. @2FarGone

    Sounds like a great place for shows.
    We have Pine Knob outdoor concert venue up here.
    Btw, saw Motley Crue open for OZZY in ‘84. When both were in prime form.

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