Whites Avoiding Blacks
by David Sims
THE QUESTION WAS ASKED on Quora: “Why do rich Black people move to White neighborhoods, and rich White people not move to Black neighborhoods?”
Russ Dewolf’s answer, in which he said that Whites do move to Black neighborhoods sometimes, is misleading. When Whites move to Black neighborhoods and cause gentrification, they aren’t doing it to be with the Blacks, nor because the presence of Blacks in the neighborhood imparts positive qualities to the residential environment. No. Usually what is going on is a developer builds upscale housing that Blacks mostly can’t afford, and a lot of Whites move in to take advantage of apartments or homes in a (to them) “low rent” area. Then those Whites can get to their city jobs without a long commute from the suburbs. [The fact that the area is getting less and less Black is a factor, too.]
When Blacks move to White neighborhoods, they’re usually trying to get away from the violent behavior of other Blacks. Among Whites, those relatively well-to-do Blacks are safer than they would be in their old neighborhoods. Blacks do move to White areas because of the positive qualities that Whites impart to the residential environment.
Of course, if too many Blacks move into a White neighborhood, then it isn’t White anymore — and all of the problems that Blacks cause in Black neighborhoods begin to appear in what was, but is no longer, a White neighborhood. Thus does the rot spread.
Another, rather disgusting, question from Quora, since deleted: “As a White woman, what was your first time with a Black man like?”
I’m not a woman, but I know what the FBI Uniform Crime Reports say about forcible rape. Depending on the year you pick your data from, the Black-to-White per capita rate ratio for interracial rape is usually somewhere between 900 and 3,000. That is, Blacks are 900 to 3,000 times more likely to rape a White person than the reverse. (There have been some years in which no rapes of Blacks by Whites were known to the police, while during the same year there were thousands of rapes of Whites by Blacks.) So for a lot of White women, the answer to your question was “It was really bad. Awful, in fact.”
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