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December 31, 2008

Residents of Racist Red-State City Complain About Too Many Unruly Blacks Moving Into Their Whitebread Neighborhoods

The city? San Francisco.

As more and more black renters began moving into this mostly white San Francisco Bay Area suburb a few years ago, neighbors started complaining about loud parties, mean pit bulls, blaring car radios, prostitution, drug dealing and muggings of schoolchildren.

In 2006, as the influx reached its peak, the police department formed a special crime-fighting unit to deal with the complaints, and authorities began cracking down on tenants in federally subsidized housing.

Now that police unit is the focus of lawsuits by black families who allege the city of 100,000 is orchestrating a campaign to drive them out.

"A lot of people are moving out here looking for a better place to live," said Karen Coleman, a mother of three who came here five years ago from a blighted neighborhood in nearby Pittsburg. "We are trying to raise our kids like everyone else. But they don't want us here."

Update: San Francisco proper has succeeded in driving out half its black population already, so that explains the influx to the suburbs. And yet those tolerant Bay Area liberals seem to have the "Keep moving" signs out.

Thanks to someone2.

Provisional Semi-Correction: Iceman claims that Antioch is not really a true suburb of SF -- too far away to be a real suburb -- and also says it's not really "lefty."

I dunno.

I do know, as that other link notes, that half of the black population has been driven from SF proper via gentrification and soaring rents and anti-business statutes that make it hard for people to earn a living.



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