I’m not racist, but I feel like it sometimes. Especially recently. I have been searching for a new place to live since my wife has a new job – everywhere we look we see one common theme. Black people ruin real estate markets. Every neighborhood we looked at that had cheap real estate prices – I would never live in – and was full of black people. Not the good kind either, but rather the kind that watched too many rap videos growing up and somehow developed the belief that being a productive member of society made them less black and more “uncle Tom”.
Seriously though, what’s the deal? Why are so man black areas so bad? Not just in this country, but look at the general population of black people on the planet. Africa to Detroit – would you want to live in any of them? I wouldn’t.
And blacks can’t just cop-out and blame it on white people (or any other race). Black people are making it all over the place and Africa is all black and they still can’t get their shit together. On top of that Blacks aren’t the only people that have been persecuted in the past. Ever heard of the holocaust? Jews make up some of the most wealthy and productive members of society. Hell Asians are born into a population where being 1 in a million means there are about a million of you…but they make it out fine. Would you ever be afraid if you saw an Asian or Jew crossing your path in an alley at night? No.
Individually, I know some great, great black people. Hard working, decent Americans that I am proud to call my friend, but collectively blacks have a serious problem. What’s worse, I even know some black people who work great jobs, banking, accountants – that when around their friends turn into gangsters. In an interview they speak perfect English, around friends they turn into lil’ Wayne and the Ebonics come out in full force. Their whole attitude changes! And it is socially rewarded! Why? Is it a social disfunction? A lack of a clear role model for young black men and women? Something else? I don’t know.
What I do know is that I am tired of black people ruining areas around the city. I’m tired of this “gangster” mentality. I’m tired of this attitude being socially rewarded among blacks – of all social and economic backgrounds. I’m tired of not being able to live in an area close to my job in the city because over 50% of the real estate is either reserved for the projects, depressed, unsafe, or too expensive because white people actually live there.
So, black community, who is to blame? Whites? Society? No. Blame yourselves, take responsibility, and fix it! Is this racist? Only if it wasn’t true!
UPDATE: No I really do not dislike black people. Sorry if this offended anyone. It’s just what I was thinking, I guess I was in a mood.