Thursday, August 30, 2007

Oh No!

San Francisco is having a major crisis right now that may lead to the end of life as they know it. Is it the number of illegal immigrants moving into the city and refusing to assimilate into the culture? No. Neither is the population now so gay that there aren’t enough children being born to replace the old people dying off. It’s even worse: black people are moving out of the city!

According to the article in USA Today, San Francisco’s population is only 6.5% black as of 2005, down from 13.4% in 1970. Some guy named Ed Blakely was quoted as saying “Black flight can alter a city's character. It's important for a city's future that it be a diverse place, and San Francisco is drifting toward being an upper-middle-class city.”

This either means that the definition of “upper-middle-class” now means “not black” or that the black people moving out are either stinking rich, dirt poor, or some combination of the two. Since SF is freakishly expensive to live in, I’ll assume that poorer people are being priced out of the city into the surrounding areas in hopes of living cheaper. Which is horrifically changing the makeup of the city into more middle class families and less people being forced to live in the slums. Obviously this is terrible if you’re a SF resident as your losing the most valuable commodities on the planet: “culture” and “diversity”. Not sure what their definition of culture is, but the definition of diversity is pretty clear. Diversity now means “not white”.

So now that San Francisco might soon be competing with Seattle for the second whitest city in the country, does anyone really care? People move when they find better jobs elsewhere. People move to where they can enjoy a higher standard of living for the same amount of money. Other people move when they realize that San Francisco sucks and they’re stuck with people like Nancy Pelosi as their Representative in Congress.


Polka Dotted Pickles said...

You can't beat my small town. This place used to be the center of a major KKK clan. Granted, they weren't all anti-black. It was more religiously and politically geared. However, everyone around here knows there are literally two black people in this town. If we see one we don't recognize, we get all excited and wonder where they are from.
It is sad really. Lack of culture!

Neemund said...

But if one of the black people moved out of your town, I doubt a large newspaper would write a huge article showing how its a detriment to the culture of your town. Or if a bunch of new people moved into town, the papers wouldn't have a headline story celbrating the addition of culture to town.

Polka Dotted Pickles said...

Hmmm, that is interesting. I don't think I would like being singled out like that...