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.
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