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March 28, 2011

Look away, Dixieland

Black And Blue 2: Blacks Flee Blue States in Droves | Via Meadia
The Census reported that waves of blue state blacks fled the stagnant job opportunities, high taxes and rotten social conditions of the mostly blue northern states to seek better lives for themselves in the south.... The three states Blacks left in largest numbers don't just include snake-bit Michigan; the other two are Illinois and New York. Within those states, Chicago and the city of the New York (widely considered among the most successful cities in the country) are the places Blacks are deserting. 17 percent of the Black flight from Big Blue is from the Empire State; after almost a century of trailblazing social policy, New York State has succeeded in creating the most hostile environment for Blacks in the country.

Posted by Vanderleun at March 28, 2011 9:35 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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These days, teh underground railroad runs *south*

Posted by: The Commander at March 28, 2011 1:25 PM

This doesn't mean it's a good transition. There isn't much work anywhere thanks to the Porkulus Program aka the Great Squander of 2008-09.

This could be the start of the Spanish-African War.

Posted by: Peccable at March 28, 2011 2:39 PM

I hope they leave their progressive voting habits behind. Conservatives need every vote that they can muster to slow the growwth of government spending.
When nearly half of the country's population is receiving money from Washington, it will be very difficult to convince a majority of the need to reduce tax rates or cut government spending. The stimulus programs instituted by the current administration have been severely skewed towards increasing the number of government employees and swelling the ranks of "social program" participants. An influx of historically Democrat voters into what are traditionally Republican voting areas could affect election results.

Posted by: Roger Drew williams at March 28, 2011 7:22 PM

Something wicked this way comes...

Zaphod: "Why did you pick up the hitch-hikers?"
Trillion: "I didn't, the ship did."
--Doug Adams

GaGator

Posted by: GaGator at March 29, 2011 8:57 AM

Nobody ever left their voting habits behind.

Posted by: james wilson at March 30, 2011 9:28 AM

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