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Previously on SBPDL: Black People Lament How White People Are Turning Martin Luther King Jr’s Birthplace in Atlanta (Old Fourth Ward) Into a Thriving Community

One of the great admissions – well, many actually – of racial reality (and the type of communities black people exclusively create in the absence of whites) is contained in this piece from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. [Atlanta’s gentrification wave washes over historic Old Fourth Ward, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, May 9, 2019]:

When Sandra Gordon purchased her first home in 1998 in the Old Fourth Ward, her monthly mortgage and property tax bill was $250.

That was about the going rate when crime had taken over the intown neighborhood where Martin Luther King Jr. was born.

“I was scared when I first moved over here, because there were so many drug dealers around,” said Gordon, who is 61. “But it has changed. A lot of good people have moved in. It reminds me of the old days, when I was a little girl.”

Her monthly bill is now $604, mostly because of rising house prices, which push up property taxes. Gordon is relying on an $870 monthly disability check “and God. I pray a lot.”

“If things keep going the way they are going, I am going to have to sell and move somewhere else,” said Gordon, who also takes care of an adult nephew and a 5-year-old niece she calls Love Bug. “I was born here, and I want to stay, but I might not have any other choice.”

In 2018, the average sale price of an Old Fourth Ward home was $660,000. That’s up from $280,000 in 2013, according to Adams Realtors.

Because tax assessors are still playing catch-up, Gordon and her neighbors face even higher property taxes in the coming years.

Home prices also are surging in neighboring communities like Inman Park, Poncey-Highland and Midtown, part of a gentrification wave sweeping across intown Atlanta after many wealthy residents abandoned the city in earlier decades for the suburbs.

One reason for the sea change is the Atlanta Beltline, the former railway corridor converted into a walking and biking trail in 2012. In addition to boutiques, restaurants and craft breweries, city officials promised affordable housing. The former happened. The latter hasn’t.

In Atlanta, and elsewhere in the United States, gentrification is often about wealthy whites displacing poor blacks. Nowhere is that dynamic playing out more than in the city’s Old Fourth Ward.

Money pours into once-neglected neighborhood

To understand the Old Fourth Ward is to understand Atlanta. One of the city’s most historic black enclaves, it is now one of its most diverse neighborhoods.

“It is the cultural and spiritual heart of Atlanta. King was born and preached here,” said Atlanta City Councilman Amir Farokhi, who moved to the neighborhood in 2015. “The neighborhood has gotten whiter, younger and arguably more affluent.”

As many as 23,000 people — mostly working-class blacks — lived here in 1960. By the 1970s, more than half of the population had abandoned the area as drugs, gang violence and a migration to the suburbs took hold.

As late as 2000, 76% of the 12,244 residents were black and 16% were white in the Old Fourth Ward/Sweet Auburn Neighborhood Statistical Area, according to the Atlanta Regional Commission.

By 2015, the population rose to 14,321 people, but the black population dropped to 49.5% as the white population rose to 39%. Over the same period, median household income soared from $19,614 to $42,627.

Allesen Cann, a real-estate agent, moved to the neighborhood a few years ago and has watched the change up close.

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“I am always torn. I hate that people feel like they can’t stay,” said Cann, who is white. “But this is also great for the neighborhood when you see new restaurants and amenities come in. And these same people are getting a much higher price than they would otherwise.”

On the section of Auburn Avenue where King was born in 1929, large two- and three-story homes still stand across from rows of shotgun houses. Today new lofts, townhomes and condos share space with aged buildings and century-old bungalows.

Homeless people beg for money on streets where diners eat at some of the city’s best restaurants. In another sign of change, according to older black residents, white women jog and walk their dogs on streets that drug dealers once ruled.

Historic Fourth Ward Park, formerly contaminated land at the lowest point of an 800-acre drainage basin, is a popular destination after a $25 million rehabilitation.

So many glorious nuggets of racial truth are hidden within this story, published to lament how whites are helping turn this formerly all-black area of Atlanta (the birthplace of Martin Luther King Jr.!) into a veritable paradise. Where once misery and blackness dominated, the arrival of whiteness means culture, rising property values, the finest shopping experience, and the opening of Atlanta’s best restaurants. And, it means “white women jog and walk their dogs on streets that [black] drug dealers once ruled.”

As America becomes more diverse, the most desirable cities in the USA (Washington D.C., San Francicso, Chicago, Los Angeles, Atlanta, and New York City) will become virtually uninhabited by blacks. Even Atlanta, the city too busy to hate…

 

 

 
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  1. Asshole. So you are in favor of gentrification. Your are in favor of half a million dollar houses. You are in favor of boutiques. I bet you use the word “vibrant” a lot. People laugh at your kind, you know.

    Here’s a thought. Both gentrification and dope dealers suck.

    In communities which are not run by real estate thieves, things are planned so that poor and middle class can live well and happily side by side. You would not even be able to understand something like that, your brain is so atrophied.

  2. Crime and squalor apparently are now national treasures to be cherished and safeguarded. Maybe if those white chicks pull a few carjackings everyone will still feel comfortably right at home.

    • Replies: @FGDJON2
  3. SMK says: • Website

    “As America becomes more diverse, the most desirable cities… will become virtually uninhabited by blacks.” If so, where will they go, millions of them? What other cities will they move to and devastate? Downtown San Francisco is full of homeless men, drug addicts and/or the mentally ill, lounging and sleeping and urinating and defecating on the streets. And the same is true of Los Angeles. To what extent is this chaos and squalor the result of growing diversity?

    • Replies: @Archie Bunker
  4. anon[833] • Disclaimer says:

    In 2018, the average sale price of an Old Fourth Ward home was $660,000. That’s up from $280,000 in 2013, according to Adams Realtors.

    so if her house is typical, its value has more than doubled in just the last 5 years but still for some reason the writer of the article chooses to portray her as some kind of victim – because she’s black of course

    • Replies: @mr meener
  5. joe2.5 says:

    Do you need reading glasses? Did you even read the article you’re commenting on? The guy is reporting about an entire neighborhood made toxic to its inhabitants, now priced out and often homeless, and all you see is skin color and walking dogs.

  6. but they’re mostly democrats, so who cares. at some point you have to draw the line. black democrats are mad at white democrats changing their towns? none of this concerns us. let the white democrats take the full brunt of the attack. they should get what they voted for, good and hard.

    next up, white homosexuals are mad that blacks target them for harassment after gentrifying their towns. who cares. they vote democrat.

    in illinoise, white democrats are being targeted for a 1000 dollar a year registration fee on their electric cars. who cares. they voted straight ticket democrat their entire lives and should get what they voted for.

    white democrats are not your allies and are actually working much harder against you than the vibrant people of america.

  7. The simple self evident truth that Whites make things better is anathema in this clown world.

    The ethnic cleansing of industrious, productive Whites and replacement of them with mud-colored races, leads to the degradation of neighborhoods, cities, countries and inevitably the planet.

  8. They truly are a race of children. They don’t even know what they want – anyone who’s served or delivered them food can attest to this. They change their minds in a split second, oblivious to how annoying and time consuming they are being. (And let’s not even talk about the tips.)

    Who’s surprised they can never get their act together politically – in Africa, America or anywhere else. All they know is gibs me dat. They want to retreat to their hovels and have someone else pay for it. ‘Cuz slavery, you feel me?

  9. “In Atlanta, and elsewhere in the United States, gentrification is often about civilized whites displacing uncivilized blacks. ”

    There……I fixed it.

  10. She says things are changing and good people are moving in! Is she talking about “white people?” Her cost to live there has gone up 3 times what it was before; and she may have to move. It might mean she has to search out the places where drug dealers live to be able to afford the place. Maybe that is a negro way to bring rents down; make the place so violent nobody wants to live there.

    One nice thing about living in white areas, there are stores and businesses; and one can buy food. She needs to be blunt about who the nice people moving in are! She can do it because she is black.

  11. That would be a good place to start renaming anything with an MLK moniker back to its original designation.

    Turn the tide.

    Let’s get a petition started saying that the MLK name is no longer representative of the community and needs to be changed. Nothing offensive, just fact.

  12. RickTen99 says:

    As usual it’s all YT’s fault. Turning a crime ridden, drug infested ghetto neighborhood into a civilized neighborhood is racist. What else is new in the land of negro privilege? Go from bad to good, racist. Go from low to high, racist. Crime ridden to crime free, racist. Etc, etc, etc. Give a negro a 4″x4″ block of steel, it would break it, eat it, or fvck it. Give s negro a place to live for free, it will destroy it. Give a negro money to live on, it will waste it. The beat goes on.

    • Replies: @Dwhtman
    , @HammerJack
  13. Meanwhile in Kansas City a similar demographic upheaval occurs. The diversity shoe is now on the other foot.

    ‘Lincoln Prep soon may no longer be majority black. Is that a sign of loss or progress?’

    MAY 12, 2019

    Earlier this school year during an American history class at Lincoln College Preparatory Academy, veteran teacher Deborah Etterling fielded a concern from a student unlike any other she had encountered in her 32 years at the school.

    A black male sophomore had seen a group of prospective sixth graders at a Lincoln Prep open house event and was shocked.

    “He said the majority of the students were white,” Etterling recalled as she leaned against her desk at the front of her cozy classroom.

    “He said it was going to change the way that Lincoln is.”…

    As the demographics of Kansas City continue to morph, so do the demographics of the city’s most historic black high school. Blacks are leaving Kansas City’s core for the suburbs and elsewhere, while white and Hispanic communities are increasingly moving into the city. The same circular movement, district data shows, is happening at Lincoln.

    If enrollment trends continue, by fall 2019, black students will no longer be Lincoln’s largest demographic. Those same trends suggest, in fact, that by 2023, black students will be among the school’s minority population behind Hispanic and white students.

    It is a diversification that, on one hand, is being met by many in the local black community with concern, anger and confusion at how, exactly, such a change could take place…

    https://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article229600489.html

    • Replies: @HammerJack
  14. I do sympathize with the old lady on the property tax problem. That’s one thing that never goes anywhere but up. You never really own any property in this country, as you may find out were you not to pay the country/city for their services for a few years. (Yes, I’m an L – there’s no reason most of it could not served by private enterprise on a fee basis.) I don’t know why the lady couldn’t have at least paid off the mortgage by now, after 21 years, but she is in a bad spot with the taxes.

    I think California’s 40-year-old Prop 13 deal, fixing the rates at the time you bought the place, was a great idea.

    It’s not just gentrification bringing up property taxes though – housing bubble 1.0, anyone?? Yeah, on paper, your house is worth 1/2 a million dollars, wow!, but then if you sell it, you’ve got to pay the same for something similar. In the meantime, for the country, every year it’s Cha-ching!!

    Now, as far as the rest of the worries about gentrification: Listen, people, you can have $250 rent and a young nephew or niece in the hospital once in a while with gunshot wounds. or you can pay $600 rent and have peace and quiet. I’m sure there are ghetto neighborhoods that would LUV to have you … and some of your stuff …

  15. Just a gem of story from a black female writer….This defective species has no concept of shame. No concept of responsibility. The dissonance is real. The narcissism is over the top. My negro fatigue has peaked for the day. Bartender!! Cheeseburger and a beer please. The woman is a god damned nut job.

    https://www.commondreams.org/views/2015/05/29/gentrification-and-death-black-communities

    • Replies: @lou
    , @Anon
  16. Exador says:

    Atlanta city government has been almost exclusively black since the 1970s. If city property taxes are too high, maybe complain to the city government, instead of blaming whitey.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  17. @obwandiyag

    I would have used a different wording.

    How much property tax does that wo man really pay?

    Sounds grotesque to me.

    • Replies: @Noman
  18. Gwoobus says:

    There are many things to dissect in this article, but the most prominent is the idea that anything “white” is a problem to be solved. Even improvement of a run down area is treated as a liability and tort against others.

    In 2018, the average sale price of an Old Fourth Ward home was $660,000. That’s up from $280,000 in 2013, according to Adams Realtors.

    If she were to sell in this climate, this would be the equivalent of hitting a small lottery jackpot for an elderly black woman. If she can no longer afford the current expenses, she could purchase a home in keeping with her current budget and pocket a very handsome profit.

    Why are we to feel sorrow?

    …because she lost her connection to her past, displaced and crowded out by those not like her, and this happened without her consent?

    Multiculturalism harms everyone. People only feel a loss and longing for what was once theirs. People ultimately do not want to share space and culture unless they are confident that their own will still remain dominant. But only non-whites are allowed to express this sentiment.

    • Agree: CENTURION
    • Replies: @PO'd in PG County
  19. @Jim in Jersey

    Dat jez be rayciss and sheeeit. lol.
    The sad irony in all this is that YT left so blacks could do it “their” way. We sat and watched how things went as they carried on “their” way. The old saying give a white man a pile of bricks.
    Well the blacks didnt gentrify!!.. They have the same if not more opportunity, and the cash flow to these shit holes never seems to end. They continue to destroy everything that is given to them. We leave them alone and its our fault if their city crashes. Its a no win with this defective species. They are a failed race.
    Separation is the only answer.

    • Replies: @The Bland Enchilada
  20. @obwandiyag

    Asshole. So you are in favor of gentrification.

    Worried about being priced out and forced to go back to your African s***hole country?

    How nice it would be to not only do that, but send all the other 40 million Africans-in-America along with you, Ol’ Windy Bag.  You love them so much, YOU take them.

    • Agree: HammerJack
  21. @joe2.5

    The guy is reporting about an entire neighborhood made toxic to its inhabitants

    Which had previously been made toxic (as in, dangerous and even fatal) to its builders.  It is the descendants of those builders who are rightfully taking it back.  Who are you to tell THEM they are in the wrong?

    Do you need reading glasses? Did you even read the article you’re commenting on?

    Why do you hate White people?

  22. Anon[102] • Disclaimer says:
    @obwandiyag

    Go back to these mysterious neighborhoods which don’t exist. Why couldn’t Oprah funnel some money into this neighborhood to pay the higher taxes for the black residents? Why didn’t Oprah simply start the businesses, simply coming up with the blank check which would’ve made the place a regular black run, crime free Harlem.

    Look up the following article, they drop the knowledge that allows you to feel bad about girls who intentionally make sure the hemline of their skirt meets the minimum standard exactly.

    “What can be done to stop the criminalization of black girls? Rebuild the system”

  23. I have always observed that wherever you find the Negro, everything is going down around him, and wherever you find the White man, you see everything around him improving.

    –Robert E. Lee

    As true today as it was 150 year ago, and will be 150 years from now.

    • Agree: Feedsackroad, AceDeuce
    • Replies: @lou
  24. Huh. Minorities move in, the place goes to hell.

    Whites move in, and things look a lot more like civilization.

    Maybe this colonization and gentrification thing ain’t so bad after all.

  25. Anon[102] • Disclaimer says:
    @joe2.5

    Why don’t these homeowners rent out to the invaders to the “hood”? If I owned a home there, I’d up my income potential by renting it out and having a property management company take care of renting it to whites and using it to build generational wealth.

  26. @obwandiyag

    If you want white neighbors you have to pay for them.

  27. @SMK

    Most, if not all, would be the proper response

  28. Feel Good Dindu-ism of the day

    “The feds targeting that man (Kodak Black) just because he is a successful black man and they don’t like to see that,” sources said. “C’mon we ain’t going out like 6ix9ine we ain’t committing no crimes. We just out here making good music for the fans and performing for the fans. They don’t want to see a ni*** be successful“ – D. Nuffin

    Kodak Black is afraid he’s being targeted by the fbi like tekashi; leaves out how he was arrested for gun and drug running at the Canadian Border just last month among other arrests and his organized criminal activity

    https://urbanislandz.com/2019/05/12/kodak-black-fbi-tekashi-6ix9ine

  29. @joe2.5

    What part did you miss in your readings?

    How do you think the ‘neighborhood’ in question got to the level of squalor it currently sits at? It got that way by block busting real estate agents destroying those neighborhoods in the first place. They were destroyed by the people who displaced those who built it in the first place.

    The reason you’re not patting yourself in the back over the ‘victory’ is because after 50 years they have nothing but crime and squalor to show for their inclusion in the neighborhood.

    Instead, you lament and wrong your hands about THIS group being displaced and forced into homelessness because the evil white people like to live in nice communities.

    Horrors.

    Sell it somewhere else.

    By, did you pick the wrong venue…

  30. Anon[224] • Disclaimer says: • Website

    Colin Flaherty : Crime Is The New Black Entitlement.

  31. @joe2.5

    White people made the neighbourhood toxic by not dealing drugs or murdering each other over trainers, so more people wanted to live there and it became more expensive. When will white people’s reign of terror end?

    • LOL: Mr. Rational
  32. Anonymous[441] • Disclaimer says:

    tell someone who gives a s**t

  33. joe2.5 says:

    Looks like you can’t even understand the word money.

  34. NYMOM says:

    This is totally untrue that whites have taken over Atlanta…my grand daughter moved to a suburb about three or four years ago which is outside of Atlanta and I went on a two-week visit to her taking the train down there…Afterwards we took BART and a bus back to her house. So I had a very good visual of Atlanta on the way there.

    They might have tall buildings and a nice downtown structurally but there were homeless bums on every corner and in every park (all of them black) hanging around and begging for money, pissing all over the sidewalks and parklands and in general making a complete nuisance of themselves. Not to mention all of the churches gave out free food periodically; so you had them hanging around every single church and there are tons of churches in Atlanta…

    Additionally I just read that the BART expansion was just voted down since the surrounding suburbs realized how much crime and disorder it was allowing to migrate from the city centre out to the surrounding areas…it’s just the opposite of what the article implies. It’s whites trying to keep blacks in and not giving them easy transportation to move to areas outside of Atlanta…it’s not whites trying to move into Atlanta unless they are totally nuts…

    • Replies: @AceDeuce
  35. It’s hard to have any sympathy when one considers the multitude of historically white communities that have been utterly destroyed by an influx of blacks and made unsafe and almost completely uninhabitable due to crime. Then there’s the deterioration of the physical environment due to neglect and all the other attendant dysfunctional behaviors that render an area into shithole status. Of course, there’s also the huge losses that homeowners in such areas suffered when their property values plummeted into the gutter. Who cares if the sense of belonging and the sense of community the honkies had is destroyed and they have to move out? It black now!

    I recall a black guy I once worked with (who received enthusiastic agreement from other blacks present) who said he wanted to be a “blockbuster” by moving into a white neighborhood and starting the process of taking it over and turning it solid black. He was quite open about it and saw it as revenge. It had nothing to do with living in a safe area, having access to jobs and resources or admiring unique architecture and wanting to preserve it or making any kind of positive impact or improvements. It was all about destruction, domination and revenge. The opposite of gentrification- “hoodification.” Safe, healthy, clean communities turned into ones that have “food deserts”, bad schools, bad zip codes and there “ain’t nuthin’ fo’ da kids to do!” Cue the eventual screeches of “community investment” and “programs and iniatives” to “make a difference” aka gibsmedats courtesy of white taxpayers. Of course, I don’t think they were thinking that far ahead- it was just the idea of taking over that thrilled them to death.

    Yes, all of this plays into the hands of greedy developers and is often orchestrated by them as well as by politicians who made it possible by the passage of laws against restrictive covenants and other protective measures. There’s definitely method to the madness but blacks are just the useful idiots and pawns in the “game” albeit very willing participants. Hoodification is something to gloat over and feel smug about ( take dat, whitey!) but gentrification is an evil, racist crime affectin’ communities of color and just another example of whitey doin’ dem wrong.

    Funny how you don’t see the “hoodification” happening to Asian or Hispanic neighborhoods. Unlike whitey, they simply won’t put up with it and will fight back tooth and nail to protect their communities and their investment in it.

    • Agree: CENTURION
    • Replies: @Hrw-500
    , @Mr. Rational
  36. Dwhtman says:
    @RickTen99

    Wow. God bless freedom of speech.

    • Replies: @Jim in Jersey
  37. @Dwhtman

    Indeed.

    Thanks for your support.

  38. By the 1970s, more than half of the population had abandoned the area as drugs, gang violence and a migration to the suburbs took hold.

    Drugs, gang violence, and “a migration”. What are three things that do not have agency, for $1,000 Alex?

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  39. FGDJON2 says:
    @Known Fact

    TIME TO GET RID OF PROPERTY TAXES FOR RESIDENTIAL HOMES

    • Replies: @Jim in Jersey
  40. CENTURION says: • Website

    Can anyone contact Ex-New-Yorker and invite him back?

  41. @William Badwhite

    Haha, W.B.! Yeah, they just took hold. Nobody saw those drugs, that gang violence, and that migration coming. “It was the 1970’s … it was a different time, you understand … we didn’t have security cameras to see those bad things coming round the corner …”

  42. @Exador

    Good point, Exador. Check out the beautiful sports stadiums. There’s some of your money .. no, you can’t go to the games for free just cause you bought the stadium, WTF, man?

    Also, ask, how many times have they moved or refurbished the public library? I’ve seen perfectly good ones get refurbished due to bond issues passed by those who don’t pay much in property taxes and don’t understand the whole idea anyway.

    “What’s new with this $20,000,000 improvement?”, I asked the Alex Keaton’s Dad-looking NPR-type at the desk. “Oh, the children’s room is over there now, the walls are new, the carpet is new, new shelves, new computers …” “I mean, what’s new that they didn’t have here before?” “Listen, I’m really busy over here …” “All this messing around is on our tax money, man!” “No, it’s not taxes; it was a bond.” “Oh, so we have to pay interest too!” “Listen, I’m really busy over here.”

  43. Possible story heading:
    Black Men Attack Affluent White Women Where Once They Could Only Attack Fat Black Ghetto Mamas

  44. @FGDJON2

    Yeah! Down wid da’ man!

    Free homes for ay’botty!

    I know, the blacks will all band together and create a company that will take away all their garbage and fix things that broke.

    I made a joke there, in case you missed it.

    Likely this is just ojimpooba under a new alias. It’s a common leftist tactic usually done in public forums where a small number of communists could appear to be part of a larger body. They would never stand together but spread out thru the crowd. When one would speak, the others would cheer and clap. Then the other. Then the next. The actual people of the community would feel overwhelmed and simply go along since it appeared that the rest of the crowd approved.

    Eventually, they tired and strung the communists from any high horizontal.

    But it worked for awhile.

    Communism always does. Then the bill comes.

  45. @RickTen99

    As the old saying goes, give a white man a pile of bricks, and he will build you a city. Give a black man a city, and he will give you a pile of bricks.

    • Replies: @The Bland Enchilada
  46. OT: Her name is Rosa Elena Hernandez, 63, a Long Beach resident. People is conveniently describing her killer as an adult male. Other reports describe a black male leaving the scene ‘wearing a dark hoodie, dark pants and red shoes, and had facial hair.’ People for not so inquiring minds. Stay tuned.

    https://people.com/crime/man-facing-murder-charge-beating-woman-motorized-scooter/amp/

  47. @Feedsackroad

    It’s sort of mind blowing. It’s not enough that the entire nation is being wrecked. Every single state, every single city, every single neighborhood, every single school must be wrecked in the process.

    There must be no exceptions, no refuge, no relief. Every single thing must be wrecked. And after they have wrecked every single thing, they will blame every single white person for what they’ve done to them.

  48. For me, this brought back a timeless phrase: Prey to Saint Skittles for Gibs.
    [On counter-currents during the days of Saint Travon Martin.]

  49. AceDeuce says:

    ….”when crime had taken over the intown neighborhood”….

    ….”By the 1970s, more than half of the population had abandoned the area as drugs, gang violence and a migration to the suburbs took hold.”..

    Note the passive voice. They write about “crime” and “violence” like they’re just things that happen, like rain and snow.

  50. AceDeuce says:
    @obwandiyag

    White people built all those places originally, Skidmark. They’re just taking back what’s theirs.

  51. AceDeuce says:
    @NYMOM

    Not BART, MARTA.

    (Marauding Africans Rampaging Through Atlanta)

    • Replies: @Anon
    , @NYMOM
  52. Hrw-500 says:
    @Non PC Infidel

    Speaking of Hispanic neighborhoods, I explored the archives and I founded that blog post then Paul Kersey posted in 2012 about Compton, once a black neighborhood who’s now Hispanic. http://www.unz.com/sbpdl/sky-fa/

    • Replies: @AceDeuce
    , @!0mm AUTO
  53. mr meener says:
    @anon

    naturally aunt jemima is on disability as is tens on millions. the state of georgia will be manly non whites in a few years as white % of the people keeps dropping and these white women probably all got kneegrow bfs anyway

  54. Buck says:

    Old Fourth Ward ward was bound to be gentrified. It sits close to downtown between to neighborhoods, Grant Park, Inman Park and Midtown which had already gentrified in the 90’s. The reason it was last was because housing projects kept the neighborhood off limits. But the Atlanta government has systematically demolished most of the housing projects in the city paving the way for gentrification.

    Blacks evicted by demolition or rising rents, mostly flee to the surrounding counties making those places uninhabitable. Whole sections of Clayton, Cobb and Gwinnett counties have turned into the metro crime centers. But many blacks still reside in the city meaning quality of life is degraded. Property crime is rampant and public schools are bad. Although better than San Francisco, bums are everywhere.

    • Replies: @JR1967
  55. “Atlanta City Councilman Amir Farokhi”
    Sounds like he came from sturdy Southern stock.
    Southern Sudan, that is.

  56. @Bruce County

    The Negro is an evolutionary vestige whose very existence has been artificially extended by the largesse of science, technology, and medicine developed by the white man.

  57. AceDeuce says:
    @Hrw-500

    Of course, before it was a black neighborhood, Compton was a white suburb right out of Leave it to Beaver.

    • Replies: @lou
  58. lou says:
    @Bruce County

    you tube –teddy talk

    My road trip through the whitest towns in America | Rich Benjamin

    • Replies: @teo toon
  59. lou says:
    @Sick of Orcs

    wake up—YT isnt going up no more….they ((( ))) ensured that.

    • Replies: @Sick of Orcs
  60. JR1967 says:
    @Buck

    And counties like Douglas, Henry, Newton and Rockdale are close behind the counties you mentioned.

  61. I side with Blacks most of the time when it comes to gentrification.

    This is because most of the time it works against both Blacks and middle class Whites.

    It’s primarily liberals, singles, retired boomers and gays that move in. They don’t fix the schools and only wealthy liberals are able to send their kids to private school.

    The existing Blacks are normally moved nearby on the bus line. This means first tier burbs which are often middle class and multi-racial. So ghetto Blacks are sent down the line to working neighborhoods where apartments have working people of all races. Entire apartment complexes are ruined and those families are pushed farther out of the city which makes traffic worse.

    A lot of gentrification is also exaggerated and feeds liberal ideals. Just look at Corktown in Detroit. The liberals in the press like reporting about it while trying to ignore the fact that most of the city looks worse than Syria. OOOHHHH looky you guys a SINGLE STREET where new (White) businesses are opening!!! The whole city will be turning around any minute! And to think there are nasty Whites that believe race and culture and intertwined.

  62. @Jim in Jersey

    That would be a good place to start renaming anything with an MLK moniker back to its original designation.

    I have a high end GPS that I have programmed to alert & avoid roads named “MLK”, “Martin Luther King” “Malcolm X” etc. Saved my ass more than once.

    • Replies: @Mr. Rational
  63. White people built all those places originally, Skidmark. They’re just taking back what’s theirs.

    This is true. None of these cities were built by Blacks.

    Both Compton and Oakland were once nice places to live when they were White. In fact Compton was considered prestigious.

    But today’s gentrification just means pushing out ghetto Blacks by raising real estate prices. It’s just a game of musical chairs since they have to go somewhere. Some hard working poor White bastard now has to live next to Shawntre and listen to his music at 2AM while a gay liberal smugly enjoys Shawntre’s old house.

  64. Noman says:
    @byrresheim

    Sneaky the way they use the combined monthly payment with revealing the breakdown. Is the mortgage payment the same now as it was then?

    Or was it a re-fi that upped the mortgage payment more than property tax increases did?
    The payment also contains the insurance escrow. That has changed.

    The insurance would be interesting. As crime decreased, and IF the mortgage amount stayed the same, the insurance cost should have gone down.

    Most likely the woman has been taken in by the bankers and the middlemen over the years.

    Big Media Lies. Always.

    PS Indigenous cultures are to be left alone (when there is no corporate interest in their recources). White cultures must be destroyed.

    • Agree: byrresheim
    • Replies: @byrresheim
  65. Anon[253] • Disclaimer says:

    Lol Paul Kersey. Your beloved Atlanta is 15 years behind Nashville in Section 8-ing poor minorities out to surrounding counties. Thats why Nashville is booming. New York real estate companies buy land out in the sticks and put up huge apartment complexes, and fill em up with Section 8 voucher recipients. Meanwhile they bought up many properties near dowtown Nashville for a song in the late 90s and early 00s that now have those “tall skinny” houses ob them (2 to a lot) and sell em or rent them. Its amazing how nice East Nashville is now. Even formerly crummy Charlotte Pike and the nearer Dickerson road (formerly the worst area in town) is being gentrified. The surrounding countiea are now dealing with perfectly predictable increases in crime/social problems.

  66. @Anon[253]

    Its amazing how nice East Nashville is now.

    Well enjoy it while it lasts.

    Nashville is nice but it is also 2 hours from Jackson and 3 from Memphis.

    No way it can survive the Age of Stupidity. Franklin maybe but not Nashville. Too many libs and they have a direct highway to New Africa. I would definitely not invest in property there.

  67. @Non PC Infidel

    Funny how you don’t see the “hoodification” happening to Asian or Hispanic neighborhoods. Unlike whitey, they simply won’t put up with it

    It’s not that they won’t put up with it; it’s that the “civil rights” apparatus won’t totally ruin them for fighting.

    The problem is that our own government is run by people who hate us and want us dead.  I forsee vigilante actions against such officials, because nothing else will work.

  68. @Boy the way Glenn Miller played

    Clever.  Now watch that feature be removed from future GPS units, because “rayciss”.

    Nothing counter to The Narrative can be allowed.  White Man Bad, all day and all night.

  69. Anon[192] • Disclaimer says:
    @AceDeuce

    Moving
    Africans
    Rapidly
    Through
    Atlanta

    MARTA!

    I even know a lib from GA that says that. Of course he isn’t racist, he grew up with a silver spoon to keep his mind off reality.

  70. lou says:
    @AceDeuce

    1965–open the flood gates

  71. @obwandiyag

    The word ‘vibrant’ is used by lefties, dearie. Right wingers use the term ‘cesspit’ to describe such areas, or maybe ‘mixed’.

    Poor and middle class people rarely live happily side by side. Did you never read Schelling’s paper on segregation? All it takes is a slight preference for people to drift apart.

  72. Why exactly has this city experienced such a rise in prices?

    I’ve noticed that in other cities like Buffalo. I can understand the rise in prices in Boston, Seattle, even Pittsburgh. There are jobs in those cities that are bringing people in, paying high wages. Buffalo??

    Maybe I don’t know enough about Atlanta, but it sounds like housing bubble 2.0.

  73. Hopefully this is posted and read…

    First of, those areas of white gentrification are frequently targeted for property crime. Black majority cops and county supervisors don’t care about you whitey. What’s that, you’re Jewish too? Ha ha ha! Welcome to Atlanta.

    Atlanta had a Kroger store called the “Murder Kroger”.

    All you need to know about this dungwhole is the vast corruption from school board to county supervisor.

    Secondly, it’s all about proximity to downtown because traffic in the ATL is horrendous and getting worse by the month.

    Finally, if you want a world where blacks and whites live together peacefully, there MUST be a powerful white power structure, a powerful white judiciary and a strong black family unit.

    Burn Atlanta again.

    • Replies: @Jim in Jersey
  74. @lou

    Keep hope alive, lou.

    Our (((frens))) are not nearly as organized as we think. Simply naming them is like a beam of sunlight/garlic cross enema to vampires.

  75. @Noman

    Sneaky the way they use the combined monthly payment with revealing the breakdown. Is the mortgage payment the same now as it was then?

    The million Dollar question, methinks.

  76. @ShermanFan

    Finally, if you want a world where blacks and whites live together …

    No, I kinda don’t anymore. You even tacked the word ‘peacefully’ at the end. Like even the first part is possible! You had to heap even more impossibilities on top.

    No, I think it’s better at this point to start looking at alternatives. As I’ve said before, this social experiment has failed. It’s time to stop throwing money at it and find another solution.

    As Ron Paul pointed out once, had the government simply set a price and paid slave owners for their slaves, the entire civil conflict could’ve been avoided.

    In hindsight, it seems simple and you wonder why it was never broached.

    Maybe now too. They want reparations? Why not? Purchase their citizenship, give each a millions dollars and a plane ticket to their final destination. If they return illegally, they will be jailed and have their assets seized. If they wish to return legally, well we have an immigration policy in place for that.

    No reparation without separation.

  77. Sink says:

    Maybe real estate taxes should be abolished? Rising property values would not force residents to leave. Also homeowners could actually own their homes without worry of the state confiscating them.

  78. @Jim in Jersey

    Purchase their citizenship, give each a millions dollars and a plane ticket

    At 37 million Africans-in-America, that would be $37 trillion on top of the existing $22 trillion in Federal debt.  Not gonna fly, unless you make it Zimdollars.

  79. @Jim in Jersey

    We have a immigration policy? Is that how my rural farm county went from 0 to 60 percent Hispanic in 20 years? Think again

    • Replies: @Jim in Jersey
  80. NYMOM says:
    @Detective Callahan

    Yes I have been thinking this for a while now. After the boomers are gone we are going to hell in a handcart…

  81. NYMOM says:
    @AceDeuce

    Yes you are correct. It is MARTA. I don’t know where I got BART from…

  82. @Mr. Rational

    Non-whites create a budget deficit of $700 billion a year, so it would pay for itself in a few decades.

    https://thealternativehypothesis.org/index.php/2016/04/15/the-us-would-be-running-budget-surpluses-if-it-were-all-white/

    • Replies: @Mr. Rational
  83. NYMOM says:
    @Anon

    AND that my friend is the logic of not allowing public transportation outside of the city limits…now that people have wised up to this logic you are going to start hearing about more and more of these transportation expansions being voted down by outlying areas from these cities as people do not want the crime and degradation of schools, shopping centre, and other public facilites that are sure to follow…

    It simply is not worth the short term ‘economic benefits’ that these transportation expansions keep promising…

    • Agree: Achmed E. Newman
  84. teo toon says:
    @lou

    Is there TED talk “My road trip through the ((())) towns in America?” No?

  85. MarcB. says:

    Whites are racist for abandoning urban areas.
    Whites are racist for gentrifying urban areas.

    I’ll leave it to the DWLs to make sense of any of this…

  86. @Archie Bunker

    Didn’t say we had a ‘favorable’ immigration policy.

    Thank a Kennedy.

  87. @Mr. Rational

    Don’t assume they’d line up for it with the ‘don’t come back’ attachment.

    There’s no other deal they’re gonna find on this planet as stupidly in favor of them as what they have.

    Any better way to keep the ‘talented tenth’ and flush the rest?

    • Replies: @WSG
    , @Mr. Rational
  88. @Kent Nationalist

    Not at that price.  At even 3% interest, $22 trillion would cost you $660 billion/year which pretty much wipes out your savings.

    Maybe if you cut that to $50,000 you could make it work.  For felons, $50,000 for anyone with more than a few years left to serve would be almost immediately profitable.  Extend it to juvenile criminals and their parents/guardians and you’d sweep up quite a few more; combined with a cutoff of housing subsidies and other welfare and they’d be stampeding for the ships.

    How long to ship ’em all over?  Figure taking arrivals at 2 African ports, 2 ships/port/day, 5000/ship, that’s 20k/day or 7.3 million a year.  Roughly 5-6 years to transport the lot.

    • Replies: @Feedsackroad
  89. @Mr. Rational

    How long to ship ’em all over?  Figure taking arrivals at 2 African ports, 2 ships/port/day, 5000/ship, that’s 20k/day or 7.3 million a year.  Roughly 5-6 years to transport the lot.

    The fleet won’t stand up to the abuse. You’ll get two round trips max per vessel before it’s reduced to a rusting hulk.

  90. WSG says:
    @Jim in Jersey

    Who are these “talented tenth” of whom you speak? Are they like leprechauns or unicorns? Full flush only…No half-measures. I’m sure as hell not paying one dime to remove these cockroaches, either. What’s up with you lately? I’ve been reading your posts for awhile, and I’m wondering if the real “Jim in Jersey” has been replaced by a pod person.

    • Replies: @Jim in Jersey
  91. @Feedsackroad

    The fleet won’t stand up to the abuse. You’ll get two round trips max per vessel before it’s reduced to a rusting hulk.

    I don’t know about that. Sea containers and container ships are pretty robust. I don’t believe it was the presidential suite he was thinking about.

    • LOL: Feedsackroad
    • Replies: @Mr. Rational
  92. @WSG

    The ’talented tenth’ refers to the Ben Carson/Thomas Soul types with an IQ befitting a real human. Yes, they are there and they do exist. You come across them at about the same rate as unicorns and leprechauns so I understand your confusion.

    As for me being me, yes I am. No one else want to be me so I’m stuck with the job.

    Didn’t think I’d strayed off the reservation. It’s just in this fantasy where we are able to buy our way out of this mess, I figured we could save some money by not getting rid those who aren’t much of a problem.

  93. Of of the sounds that warms my heart the most is the sound of the negro weeping and gnashing his teeth as YT reclaims another neighborhood from the dark side and reestablishes civilization.

    To see Whites shop and eat and just chat with neighbors in an area that just a few years ago was ground zero for crack and gangs is simply amazing.

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
    • Replies: @Mr. Rational
  94. @Jim in Jersey

    Any better way to keep the ‘talented tenth’ and flush the rest?

    The so-called “Talented Tenth”, if it even still exists, is only about as good as the White top 45% (and its children are worse due to regression to the mean).  We can do just fine without them, and that saves us the need to pick them out of the rest.

  95. @Boy the way Glenn Miller played

    Sea containers and container ships are pretty robust.

    Indeed they are, and there are a lot of examples of turning used containers into housing.  This has the seeds of a package solution in it:  not only how to ship them across, but how to put roofs over their heads once they arrive.

    Container ships can now hold upwards of 15,000 TEU (twenty-foot equivalent containers) per load.  If you have to leave 1/3 of the space free for walkways and you can get 4 bunks per TEU at 80% occupancy, that’s 32,000 passengers per ship per trip.

  96. @Jack Again

    The problem is that, in order to reclaim territory from the African, the White people usually have to forego having children.  This is a tactical gain and a strategic loss.

    • Agree: Feedsackroad
  97. Declining neighborhoods,White Flight and expansion of predominantly black areas is hardly noted.
    But when one tiny island of white expansion occurs MSM takes note.

  98. @Gwoobus

    “If she were to sell in this climate, this would be the equivalent of hitting a small lottery jackpot for an elderly black woman. If she can no longer afford the current expenses, she could purchase a home in keeping with her current budget and pocket a very handsome profit.”

    I have an elderly relative who’s doing just that right now. She can’t afford to stay in her house any more…a house she inherited almost 50 years ago. The house is too old, big, and high maintenance, and taxes and utlities and upkeep are getting to her. Sadly, her family has also taken advantage and leeched off of her over the years, so that played a part in it.

    She’s in the process of selling her house and moving into a small apartment. Even though she’ll be renting, her monthly outlay will be far less, and at the age of 93, she won’t have to worry about upkeep on a house.

    But, you know what? There’s no public outcry for her. Nobody feels sorry for her. There’s no push from society to keep her in her home, in what was a historically White neighborhood. No need to preserve that. And, she doesn’t blame society, the government, etc for her predicament. She’s simply doing what you have to do when you can’t afford your current standard of living.

    That’s what people who aren’t part of a permanent victim class do. They adapt, and change their situation, rather than crying ray-ciss and making everybody else cater to them.

  99. Logan says:

    This is the third time in two days I’ve seen objections to gentrification characterized as the horror of white people walking their dogs through what should be black neighborhoods.

    I am unclear why dog-walking is so offensive. Black people certainly have dogs. Do they not walk them?

    • Replies: @Anon
  100. Anon[107] • Disclaimer says:
    @Logan

    No, they generally don’t. A lot of blacks aren’t “animal people” because they don’t have the empathy, care, desire or decency towards any creature that isn’t part of their social unit. How often do they treat their own like utter crap? A cat, dog, etc are no match for blackness.

    Kind of like Muslims think dogs are dirty (haram), I know someone in Germany who loves walking their large, black dog as Muslim “immigrants” look on in fear, anger, etc. Why do they not go back to the great Isalami nation’s from which their faith was founded.

  101. Anon[107] • Disclaimer says:
    @Bruce County

    From the story…

    Gentrification is a destroyer and just
    one of the ways black people in this
    country are kept at the bottom. The
    fight against it must be fought on
    many fronts. The racism which gives
    white people a perceived right to be
    free of black people must be called out.
    The laws which give the wealthy
    advantages over everyone else must
    end. 

    Okay, just because you’re white doesn’t mean you’re wealthy. The racism giving my people a “perceived right” to be free of others is racism, but wanting to keep black, criminal hellholes white-free is okay?

    One of many reasons we should be a wholly separate people.

  102. @Anon

    Did they move a bunch of ’em to Williamson County? Those doucheknuckles deserve it most of all.

  103. !0mm AUTO says:
    @Hrw-500

    I remember this story!

    The hisspanics cleared out the negros through straight intimidation and vandalism tactics. The local NAACP and Mayor (a negro woman) pleaded to the hisspanics to concentrate their ire on the REAL race enemy, the Whites.

    Sadly, the negros were still driven out.

    There is a video of her pleading on youtube and it is straight up race hatred.

  104. JR1967 says:
    @Jim in Jersey

    As I mentioned on another posting, the Civil Rights Legislation of the mid-1960s has turned out to be a big fraud foisted upon America.

    • Replies: @Mr. Rational
  105. @JR1967

    the Civil Rights Legislation of the mid-1960s has turned out to be a big fraud

    The testimony in Brown vs. Board was fraud from top to bottom.  The “civil rights” bills were promised not to permit quotas, and were almost immediately “interpreted” to REQUIRE de-facto quotas.  That is how we got “affirmative action” and “disparate impact”.

    At this point we must consider all “civil rights” advocacy to be fraudulent, and its purveyors guilty until they prove themselves innocent.

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