posted on May, 23 2009 @ 05:00 PM
I think we are already segregated more then people notice. The behaviors of communitys when minorities move into a predominately white neighborhood
are shameful, but only because people do not want to lose what they worked hard for.
The following example is 100% truthful and in no way ment to be offensive. I am only stating what goes on around here, and pretty much any other
location I have ever visited. I would love to hear the opinion of somebody who has experienced this on both sides of the fence, either as one who
moved into a neighborhood or as one who had to move away.
So anyway. What happens when black people start to move into a white community? All the white people move away. It has happened to plenty of towns
around where I live and is much more then rare occurances here and there. There is a town called Darby, PA near me that used to be a beautiful town
twenty years ago when my parents lived there. Now, after all the white people have moved out and the majority of the town is black that has all
changed. These days its filled with drugs, violence, graffiti, trash, and all the houses are totally destroyed. We even had to move away from the town
I grew up in because of all the crime that came when many of the black families became the majority of the town. Everybody around here completely
avoids any and all black majority areas due to the crime, drugs, prostitution, and general lawlessness. There are plenty of areas that I would never,
ever even drive through at night and I'm sorry to say, but these are predominately black areas.
Why is it like this? I have no idea. But it proves that we are more segregated now then many people would choose to admit.
Its sad. But whos fault is it? It doesnt matter what ethnicity moves into an area, but if every time in any town a group of people move from the city
into a upper-middle class neighborhood and then five years later its filled with graffiti and drugs - then yes, there is a problem.
Now, I have black and mexican neighbors currently who are the best neighbors I have EVER had in my life (as well as the Mexican food is amazing) But
why is it that when a minority group becomes the majority in a town it slowly turns into a cesspool? I know this doesnt only happen around my city. It
happens everywhere. The question I want to know is WHY?
So think, if they were to do this with whole states, I would not be suprised to see the same effect on a much larger scale. And also, the divide
between races would be so large, much more so then now, that it would be a step back to the days before MLK and other advocates of equal rights which
is the completely wrong direction that people have worked so hard to overcome the last fifty years.
I would love to be proven wrong. Maybe its just my area? But I would like to hear this from both sides of the fence. Maybe I'm missing something, or
just not understanding a different culture. Either way, we as a nation are unbelievably segregated - just nobody wants to admit it.