Interesting couple of articles recently appearing in the SF Chronicle:One details the hardships facing the dwindling Black community in SF, and how Blacks across the Bay Area are moving (or being forced to move) to other places. Many are moving to the South, in what is being called a “reverse migration” from the West Coast back to Southern states like Louisiana, Georgia, etc.
This isn’t news to many of us, but is still noteworthy. Being from the Bay Area and now living in Atlanta, I can see firsthand how the extremely high cost of living in the Bay Area necessitates the move to other areas for Blacks. There are definitely more economic opportunities for African Americans here in Atlanta especially, coupled with a lower cost of living (although its gentrifying fast so we’ll see how long this lasts).What really becomes disturbing is stepping back and examining how all these trends are related. When you see how the ghetto is given no economic engine for success, but is filled with drugs and guns, is it really that hard to believe that the “Drug War” is really just a war on Blacks?The sad truth is that the powers that be have deemed Blacks an uneccessary workforce but still a critical consumer base. This shit is wrong on such a basic human rights level and should be fought by all means.