Tuesday, August 28, 2007
"Progressive Cities" Becoming Too Expensive For Blacks To Live
San Francisco hopes to reverse black flight
The high housing prices in the Bay Area are pushing Black people out of own in both San Francisco and Oakland. About 3 years ago on a tour with a friend of mine who lives out there I saw a small bungalow that was perched on the side of the Oakland Hills. My friend told me that the home was going for $1.2 million. I told him that he was lying to me. I opened the tube and got a flier and sure enough, this was the case. This was a very small house with a tremendous view of the bay.
At that time I was told about the horrible situation for Black people regarding higher education. Sure they have the elite Berkeley and a few other schools. The choices for middle class, average Black people are little to none. Where as other areas have a strong community college system the Bay Area has little to choose from, according to my friend.
Why is it that the cities who are bastions of "progressivism" are also the most expensive and unaffordable cities to live within?
It seems to me that upon the most opportune time for Quasi-Socialists to practice SOCIALISM they fail. A recent documentary of Cuba showed a house that used to be owned by one rich man now housing 27 individual couples. Where is such a call in SFO?