Skip to comments.Census: More Blacks in South Moving to Suburbs, GOP Regions to Become Democratic (sez this guy)
Posted on 03/20/2011 11:57:40 AM PDT by Libloather
Census: More Blacks in South Moving to Suburbs, GOP Regions to Become Democratic
By Paul Shepard on Mar 18th 2011 10:50AM
Politically speaking, America's Republican stronghold is the deep South, where vast suburbs surrounding cities like Atlanta, Dallas, Richmond and Charlotte are decidedly white and often politically conservative.
But population trends -- revealed in the last U.S. census -- show blacks and Latinos moving in to southern suburbs in high numbers, which threaten the notion of Republicans enjoying a safe harbor in southern states for much longer.
Census estimates show a 58 percent increase in the number of blacks who moved to the suburbs, compared to 41 percent for the rest of the country. This increase is up 52 percent from 2000.
Unless there is a large voting shift in black folks, who vote overwhelmingly for Democrats, the population shift could prove to be a bonanza for the Democratic party with an infusion of Democratic votes in traditionally Republican-leaning districts.
The news isn't much better for the Republican party when it comes to Hispanics, who also tend to vote more consistently for Democratic candidates.
Hispanics represented a larger portion of southern population gains than blacks did in 13 of the 16 southern states in the last 10 years, according to the census. Hispanics were a larger portion in just seven states from 1990 to 2000.
So as greater racial and ethnic integration come to America's South, greater numbers of black and brown faces in southern cities and suburbs could bring an end to a longtime GOP-voting advantage and shift the nation's political landscape.
Unless they change their mentality, they’ll just bring their culture and attitude with them.
Has this joker ever been to the South? The outside of towns is where many of the poor Democrats of any color live.
of course the alternate conversation is as a result of this urban areas are becoming less rat oriented...
Rats with the likes of housing construction limitations, redeveloping urban centers, thus placing previously affordable urban housing out of reach due increased scarcity have succeeded in driving blacks out of Oakland, and San Francisco.
It is happening in the South as well.
What hesays is true. My county of gwinnett was southern Democrat until ‘94. Thenit became heavy Republican. In another 10 years it could be majority minority. Cobb coounty is going the same way. when I first moved to eorgia in 1985 Dekalb county was a GOP stronghold but now it is overwhelmingly black and Dem. The countyr clubbers who didnt secure the borders and wanted just to get there tax breaks are just going tohave to pay for it.
David Friedman, The Machinery of Freedom
You mean the ACORN/SEIU owned and operated Census? LOL!
IIRC there are a huge number of abortions by blacks.
So you may well be correct, they’re redistributing rather than growing in percentage.
It’s the Hispanics that are multiplying at a fast rate.
Don’t know if the Baraqqi Depression has slowed this process or not.
Did the article evince any scintilla of a desire for a change in "culture and attitude"? I didn't see one. What the author was talking about, was whites losing their representation in Congress, losing their power. The author, indeed, said this:
But population trends -- revealed in the last U.S. census -- show blacks and Latinos moving in to southern suburbs in high numbers, which sthreaten the notion of Republicans enjoying a safe harbor in southern states for much longer.
Kill! Kill! KILL them allll!!! Bwaaaaahahahahahahaaaaaaaa!!!
At least, I thought I detected a little of that in there. Sharing Brother Obama's vision, of a brown boot stamping on a white face forever.
Using this jackass’ logic, the cities should then become GOP “strongholds” now that their are fewer “blacks and latinos” living there. Just say NO to drugs and study math.
Yeah, the article is some spin. Move Democrats somewhere else, and there are more Democrats everywhere.
Hispanics intermarried with other whites at the same or greater rates as other nationalities. Just like the Irish married Germans and Italians and French immigrants and nationalities in America. The so called Hispanic race, which unfairly lumps, Cubans, Mexicans, Hondurans, Argentinians, and every other Latin American country together, marry other Americans of Irish,English and Other heritages at greater rates than any other nationality has done in the past.
Blacks hold themselves outside the main stream at their own peril. Demographics show their power is already waining. Particularly in the Democrat Party.
The blacks that move into the suburbs are usually conservative. The two families in our neighborhod displayed Republican signs during election season. They are nice folks.
that is one of their long term plans. identify conservative strongholds and try to flood with libs
Achievers work hard for their lot in lot in life for themselves and their families and detest having to support the consumer, non-producers who are lazy and looking for their neighbors to support them.
Somebody needs to inform this guy that the GOP has recently achieved an almost supermajority in both state houses in GA. I don’t think its trending Libtard anytime soon.
He is dead wrong. The blacks moving to the suburbs are educated families who want good schools and away from the filth and gangs of the city. My neighborhood is very diverse and most of the obama yard signs I saw two years ago were guilty white idiots.
Now that Barrack Mugabe is present they are losing their homes in the suburbs too.
Democracy is two union public school teachers and a taxpayer deciding if the teachers deserve a raise.
(A modern take-off on ‘democracy is two wolves and a sheep taking a vote on what’s for dinner.’)
Lots of kids because they are Catholic.
Lots more in general because of illegals.
That’s why they’ve overtaken blacks so quickly as the larger minority group. Yes, abortion has slowed growth of the black population but that just put hispanics over them more quickly, they would have done so anyway because of the sheer number being born.
And the GOP Media and the Liberals in the GOP will use these bogus stats to push the “we need to bring in more Hispanic voters” (ie Illegal Alien Amnesty) nonsense....the GOP finds another reason to ignore the conservative base
The blacks that move into the suburbs are usually conservative. The two families in our neighborhod displayed Republican signs during election season. They are nice folks.
The first ones to move in are, but unfortunately as more whites move out the Democrat blacks move in and when it gets to around 40% you either run or you are too old to run and have to live with the crimes.
This is nothing a little creativity in this years re-districting can’t handle.
I have no problem with the black families that have purchased houses near me. No problem either with any latinos, asians, russians, or any others that wish to enjoy a pleasent american life. Almost all RAT politicians have jumped ship in the south. Anyone is welcome long as they work for a living and maintain a civilized/moral lifestyle. But any SEIU/ACORN leaches will find us conservatives(in GA)inhospitable regardless of color or race.
I also noticed this under that article...
BET Networks Chair and CEO Debra L. Lee is joining President Barack Obama’s management advisory board designed to improve the relationships and interactions between private business and federal government.
Exactly. He also assumes that people's voting patterns do not change over their lifetimes. This is a purely racial argument: once you are born Black, you'll never vote Republican. Voting Democratic is a racial feature just like the color of the skin, he thinks.
Prince George’s County MD is the wealthiest majority black county in America, with miles of McMansions owned by upwardly mobile well educated black families. it votes close to 75% Dem, and my precinct went 90% for Da Won. Why? They are gubmint workers or affirmative action hires by Beltway Bandits who need “minority” numbers.
Their entitlement mentality would blow your mind. There are families within 100 yards of my house who have college degrees and household incomes of a quarter million, but they believe truly that they are suppressed, repressed, and due reparations. The current climate is all about getting even with whitey.
Thanks to the taxpayers, government jobs for Blacks are responsible for their “movin’ on up” to the better neighborhoods instead of staying in the ‘hoods. As for Mexicans, they’re here because Democrats want them to vote Democrat in our elections.
There is no country in the world that could survive our current demographic trends.
I have been living in South Forsyth County for the past 9 years. We have seen a greater influx of Asian and some residents from India.
Foreclosures helping change color of some suburbs
(Title doesn’t make sense when you read the story)
Three years ago, Lamar Grace left Detroit for the suburb of Southfield. He got a good deal - a 3,000-square-foot colonial that once was worth $220,000. In foreclosure, he paid $109,000.
The neighbors were not pleased.
“They don’t want to live next door to ghetto folks,” he says.
That his neighbors are black, like Grace, is immaterial. Many in the black middle class moved out of Detroit and settled in the northern suburbs years ago; now, due to foreclosures, it is easy to buy or rent houses on the cheap here. The result has been a new, poorer wave of arrivals from the city, and growing tensions between established residents and the newcomers.
“My six-figure blacks are very concerned about multiple-family, economically depressed people moving into rental homes and apartments, bringing in their bad behaviors.” says Southfield Police Chief Joseph Thomas, who is himself black.
The stats aren't good. Southfield is a black suburb here and over 80% D. Down in the Atlanta area, minority rates correlate with the D strength.
It's the same story. Liberals (white or black) wreck a city, move out, and bring the liberalism with them.
I should say for those who don’t know, Southfield borders Detroit.
This is already the reality of liberal CA. Suburbs there are liberal too in many cases.
Now, you are on to something! Truth hurts though. The American people can’t stand truth.
On a similar note, I remember back in the 70s when Sacramento was white and conservative. (Not to bash non-white Freepers, which is a sad possible side-effect of these topics. This is about liberty, responsibility and conservatism, not skin color, foods you like, or clothes you wear.)
Anyway, Sacramento used to be very white and very conservative. Sometime recently, the smarter poor people in the San Francisco/Oakland bay area, realized that it was a horrible place to raise your children and moved to the city of Sacramento and places like Elk Grove and Natomas.
At the same time, and I don’t think because of, there was a “white flight” of upper middle class Sacramentans out of the city proper and outlying areas, way out to El Dorado Hills, Folsom, Roseville, Rocklin and Lincoln, & etc.
Sacramento proper is now liberal and sinking fast under that liberalism, with all the spending, budget problems, crime, gangs and decay associated with the spread of lower class liberalism.
Sad. When it came time for me to return to Sacramento after 12 years in San Francisco & Oakland working on the bay bridges, I just couldn’t do it, so I hopped over to the small cowtown of Yuba City. It is as conservative as Sacramento used to be.
I am writing this before reading the article before I lose my train of thought, so after I read it, maybe this is not on topic. I’ll see. Anyway, this seemed to be in the same vein, so I apologize for any high-jacking I caused in advance of reading the article...
OK, after reading the article I will just say this. A big part of my feeling that the American experiment in republican freedom is winding down, is the changing overall US demographics. We have imported a massive Hispanic underclass which, along with other immigrants, are bringing in their acceptance of socialism. I think this is our undoing and I think that undoing is inevitable.
America will be a non-white nation. This is inevitable because the birth rates among immigrants is much higher than native whites. You know, once upon a time I would have said “non-white immigrants” but I am given to believe that today, the terms are interchangeable. I mean, what percentage of immigrants is European white. I am guessing it is almost none. Maybe some from the former eastern block of countries.
And I would always call hispanics “white” but that doesn’t seem to be fully accurate anymore. Mexico is a very racist nation and the Spaniard whites are given privileges while the more Indian Mexicans are usually the poor people. So the flood of Mexican immigrants into the USA are generally the most Indian in composition, and the least Spaniard.
At least this is my impression. So I used to say Hispanics were whites, but now, I don’t think so. Also, when you speak in political terms, there is a distinction between Hispanic whites and non-Hispanic whites that is acting to Balkanize us politically.
Finally, this entire discussion makes me want to puke. I grew up American and embraced everyone of every color and background. I was generally colorblind. Teddy Kennedy got his immigration bill passed and intentionally de-whited the USA. Frankly, I didn’t notice or care given that I was color blind and only cared that we were moral and free and followed the constitution and the ideas of the Founders and stayed America and stayed us and strong.
But as we de-whited be also more liberalized. I can’t say the de-whiting caused the liberalizing, as the biggest push came from elitist whites. But I will say that the de-whiting provided a huge political new group to exploit by the elitist whites in their push for full blown socialism.
Then Bill Clinton came along and pushed race down my throat publicly on TV 24/7, and it has been impossible for me to not see issues of race everywhere all the time. I count the numbers of people on TV shows and commercials to show that there is one of every represented group, etc. I am no longer color-blind. Bill Clinton made me this way.
All discussion of this makes me sick to my stomach because I would rather go back to being color-blind and just see an ascendant America that is making its people more free, more prosperous, and less oppressed. But I don’t. And that makes me deeply unhappy.
I wish that were true but it is not. Poor people now get massive entitlements allowing them to move to the burbs. The liberals have been pushing this for decades, to desegregate the white suburbs. It is not true that the suburbs have only people who can afford to live there. There are many suburban people with Section 8 housing benefits, EBT cards, health vouchers, and other general assistance.
I live in a small conservative California town an hour north of Sacramento. I know plenty of middle class black engineers in the San Francisco bay area, in Sacramento, and here in Marysville. Not a SINGLE black engineer I know votes Republican. Not a single one. Even the ones that don't themselves embrace liberalism, still vote party line RAT and dislike Republicans.
That is tiny anecdotal evidence, but in my experience, the people you describe are still useless to us politically, because despite their education and economic status, they all still vote RAT. Maybe in Texas it is different, but one of the brightest, best, hardest working coworkers I ever had was a wonderful ex-Texan black engineer who was a RAT through and trough and had nothing but scorn for Republicans.
I would point this out. Just thinking that a black population increase in the ‘burbs’ relates to a potential Democratic bonanza...just isn’t logical. There are alot of blacks over the past decade who came out positive in the business sector....bought into the middle-class scheme of life...and they are very likely voters for Republican-related candidates.
I would also caution the Democrats not to think that a Latin-plus up now.....equals your same way of political thinking in a decade. You might actually see twenty percent of all Latinos owning property and businesses by 2025...and thinking very differently about supporting the Democrats.
I am little baffled by some on this thread who think middle class status = Republican voter. You don’t see that among Jews who voted 57% for Obama.
I don’t expect any difference from middle class blacks, Hispanics or Asians.
I like the hopefulness but it is misplaced.
White flight is not the answer. The blacks who move to the suburbs are typically gainfully employed with intact familes. (key word: TYPICALLY)
Back in the 50’s and 60’s, in our area when the black doctor, lawyer or businessman (the folks who could afford it) moved into a white neighborhood, for sale signs sprouted like weeds. Instead of waiting to see what kind of neighbors the newcomers would be, whites fled.
Investors jumped on the opportunity to deal with “motivated” sellers, and prices fell. That created more rental properties, occupied by folks with less of a stake in the neighborhood. The lower prices also allowed those on a lower socio-economic level to buy in, bringing more disparity.
The lesson: don’t run. Expect the same behavior of your new neighbors as you did of your old ones, and treat them the same as you did the old ones.
While factually correct, he shows a typical liberals disregard for things like logic and facts (or math). It would take ALL the blacks living outside the south to move BACK to the south to shift it out of its Republican (much less conservative mode. Yes we know Detroit and LA are sinking into barbarism, but still that kind of exodus is no where near in the cards.
He also discounts the moral and conservative streak of many blacks that are returning to the south. Did he ever think folks would want to ever leave the workers' paradise? WE have lived the big northern liberal dream and seen it converted into Nightmare that is Newark, Detroit, Philly, Chicago, Cleveland, Buffalo, East St Louis and I can go on and on...
This may not directly convert into republican voters but it does mean that it may not mean democrat resurgence either.
Now the local issue of Gwinnett is going to be very complicated. Yes, it is growing in diversity but that again does not mean it falls to the dems in a de facto sort of way. The local problem here is that for too long the Pubbies were comfortable. And just like the state party, they took their roots and conservative constituents for granted...I see one of two things happening here. Either the republicans get back to their roots and get their act together or you will see P.G. (Prince George's MD)county effect here just like in De Kalb. That means that WE can't sit around and wait for the party to wake up and do the right thing. If you live in Gwinnett you need to get involved...if not when it falls apart don't complain...