Should Black People Run America’s Major Cities?

United States

Al.com has linked to a useful study by the Brookings Institution which showcases America’s imploding major cities:

Note: The outside perimeter of most of these major cities is growing, but job growth in the “inner city” is negative.

Birmingham (AL)

From 2000 to 2010, 46,891 jobs were lost within 10 miles of downtown Birmingham.

Jackson (MS)

From 2000 to 2010, 26,130 jobs were lost within 3 miles of downtown Jackson.

Memphis (TN)

From 2000 to 2010,  66,595 jobs were lost within 10 miles of downtown Memphis.

New Orleans (LA)

From 2000 to 2010, 95,082 jobs were lost within 10 miles of downtown New Orleans.

Baton Rouge (LA)

From 2000 to 2010, 5,931 jobs were lost within 3 miles of downtown Baton Rouge.

Atlanta (GA)

From 2000 to 2010, 124,945 jobs were lost within 10 miles of downtown Atlanta.

Augusta (GA)

From 2000 to 2010, 16,476 jobs were lost within 10 miles of downtown Augusta.

St. Louis (MO)

From 2000 to 2010, 66,544 jobs were lost within 10 miles of downtown St. Louis.

Richmond (VA)

From 2000 to 2010, 34,588 jobs were lost within 10 miles of downtown Richmond.

Virginia Beach-Newport News-Norfolk (VA)

From 2000 to 2010, 10,942 jobs were lost within 3 miles of downtown Virginia Beach

Baltimore (MA)

From 2000 to 2010, 34,312 jobs were lost within 10 miles of downtown Baltimore.

Detroit (MI)

From 2000 to 2010, 475,591 jobs were lost within 35 miles of downtown Detroit.

Philadelphia (PA)

From 2000 to 2010, 130,844 jobs were lost within 35 miles of downtown Philadelphia.

Cleveland (OH)

From 2000 to 2010, 209,680 jobs were lost within 35 miles of downtown Cleveland.

jeppo
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Should Black People Run America’s Major Cities? No. Despite the recent trend, Birmingham is more dependent on its downtown area for jobs than the average among the 100 largest U.S. metros. Across those 100 metros, the average percentage of jobs located within three miles of downtown is 23 percent, compared to 31.3 percent for Birmingham. Not only that but fully 67.5% of the jobs in Metro Birmingham are within 10 miles of the CBD, in other words in the city of Birmingham and its inner suburbs. Based on these numbers, I would estimate that well over 50% of the jobs… Read more »
Mr. Rational
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The historical record suggests that both Black and White people would be better off if Blacks were allowed neither to vote nor run for office.

J Spruce
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AA job growth is in Hate industry; expansion of the federal and state gov. Increase of incarceration and police force etc, job growth.

Rudel
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The only way out of this mess that has actually worked is to have the next highest level of government (ie. that which is run by White men) take over the finances of the failed smaller unit of government. This will only work up to a point of course. States like California are already on very, very thin financial ice.

jeppo
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Where did you get 67.5%? From the article: Total employment for the entire Birmingham metro area is divided more or less evenly into those three rings. Roughly 31 percent of area jobs are based within three miles of downtown; 36 percent are between three and 10 miles; and 32.5 percent are between 10 and 35 miles, Brookings says. If Birmingham was consolidated with Jefferson County, there would be a slight DWL-negro majority like when David Vann was the mayor of Birmingham, and within a few years there would be a black majority. Possibly. That’s why I suggested the grand consolidation… Read more »
Denise
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“Mr. Rational says:
April 18, 2013 at 9:18 pm
The historical record suggests that both Black and White people would be better off if Blacks were allowed neither to vote nor run for office.”

Or be ANYWHERE near them.

John
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It would be great to ask or ax, if you prefer, that IBM comp Watson…

Were blacks qualitatively better off under the supremacy of the white?

Can it answer conceptual questions?

Mr. Rational
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No, Watson is strictly a dabase-search engine.

John
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Someone should work on it.

Mr. Rational
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With natural language recognition barely past the point of usability, deep conceptual thinking is going to be a tall order.

If that order ever gets filled, what would the computer need of humanity?

Vendikar
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Blacks were quantitatively and qualitatively better off under White rule, as were most non-White peoples. The British Raj was India’s finest hour. This is so easily demonstrated as to be almost unworthy of comment. That’s precisely the problem. No one will bring this up because we (us wascally wascists) know it so well we get bored to tears explaining it. But it needs to be made manifest as often and as inescapably as possible. In the case of blacks in America, the fact was that under White rule they improved very measurably in the three generations between the end of… Read more »
Rob
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http://www.bls.gov/ro4/cesatl.pdf

Soooo, everyone on this page is going to disregard the economic recession and how in the past 2-3 years many of these cities have seen economic growth?

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