Residents of Pr. George’s Have Seen the Housing Crisis Erode Their Wealth

Michael A. Fletcher, Washington Post, January 25, 2015

African Americans for decades flocked to Prince George’s County to be part of a phenomenon that has been rare in American history: a community that grew more upscale as it became more black.

The county became a national symbol of the American Dream with a black twist. Families moved into expansive new homes, with rolling lawns, nearby golf courses and, most of all, neighbors who looked like them. In the early 2000s, home prices soared–some well beyond $1 million–allowing many African Americans to build the kind of wealth their elders could only imagine.

But today, the nation’s highest-income majority-black county stands out for a different reason: Its residents have lost far more wealth than families in neighboring, majority-white suburbs. And while every one of these surrounding counties is enjoying a strong rebound in housing prices and their economies, Prince George’s is lagging far behind, and local economists say a full recovery appears unlikely anytime soon.

The same reversal of fortune is playing out across the country as black families who worked painstakingly to climb into the middle class are seeing their financial foundation for future generations collapse. Although African Americans have made once-unthinkable political and social gains since the civil rights era, the severe and continuing damage wrought by the downturn–an entire generation of wealth was wiped out–has raised a vexing question: Why don’t black middle-class families enjoy the same level of economic security as their white counterparts?

The impact of the financial devastation of the past several years is hardly visible along the quiet, well-tended streets of many Prince George’s neighborhoods. The county has the highest foreclosure rate in the District region, yet few houses appear to be abandoned.

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The recession and tepid recovery have erased two decades of African American wealth gains. Nationally, the net worth of the typical African American family declined by one-third between 2010 and 2013, according to a Washington Post analysis of the Federal Reserve’s Survey of Consumer Finances, a drop far greater than that of whites or Hispanics.

The top half of African American families–the core of the middle class–is left with less than half of the typical wealth they possessed in 2007. The wealth of similarly situated whites declined by just 14 percent.

Overall, the survey found, the typical African American family was left with about eight cents for every dollar of wealth held by whites.

Not only is African American wealth down, but the chances of a quick comeback seem bleak. Just over a decade ago, homeownership–the single biggest engine of wealth creation for most Americans–reached a historic high for African Americans, nearly 50 percent. Now the black homeownership rate has dipped under 43 percent, and the homeownership gap separating blacks and whites is at levels not seen in a century, according to Boston University researcher Robert A. Margo.

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For a substantial number of African Americans who remain homeowners, their properties only hurt their net worth. According to the Fed survey, 1 in 7 owed more on their mortgages than their homes were worth in 2013, a sharp increase from 2010.

By comparison, just 1 in 18 white homeowners was underwater, an improvement from 2010. Also, African Americans own fewer businesses, stocks and other equities than whites–assets that have all recovered sharply since the recession.

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Scholars who have studied this dynamic and real estate professionals who have lived it say the price differences go beyond those that might be dictated by the perceived quality of schools, or the public and commercial investment made in particular neighborhoods. The big difference maker, they say, is race.

Mark E. Alston, who has worked for more than two decades as a real estate broker in Los Angeles and serves as political action chairman for the National Association of Real Estate Brokers, a trade group, noted that View Park, a mostly black and upper-middle-class community in Los Angeles featuring spacious Mediterranean and Spanish Colonial style homes not far from downtown, draws few white home buyers. Not coincidentally, he said, prices there are lower than in otherwise comparable Los Angeles neighborhoods.

“Regardless of geography, if you own a home in a majority-minority neighborhood, you are going to get less value out of it than if you own a home in a homogeneous white neighborhood,” said Dorothy A. Brown, an associate vice provost and law professor at Emory University, who has studied the impact of race on home prices. “This transcends class.”

Tale of two Zip codes

A Washington Post analysis of housing values in two suburban Washington Zip codes–one in a mostly black Bowie, Md., neighborhood of Prince George’s County and the other in a mostly white area of Reston, Va.–sketches a vivid picture of how African Americans have been hit harder by lagging home prices in the recession’s wake.

Average values in the two communities were virtually identical between 2000 and 2005, though prices in Bowie peaked at more than $620,000 in 2006, while home prices in Reston topped out a year earlier at $520,000.

Then the bust came. In 2009, Reston prices bottomed out at $360,000. In Bowie, they fell much farther, dropping to about $330,000 in 2012–nearly half.

By 2014, Reston prices bounced back to within $65,000 of their peak, while prices in the Bowie Zip code were still nearly $300,000 below their high point.

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African Americans were able to build some wealth as they moved to suburbs in large numbers beginning in the 1980s. That migration helped transform Prince George’s from a semi-rural, predominantly white county into a center of black political power and a magnet for a fast-expanding black middle class. The county became home to thousands of black-owned businesses, including many government contractors, and for the past two decades its political leadership has been largely African American.

Fast-rising home prices that accompanied the housing boom seemed to herald a new day. But those gains proved to be short-lived.

‘I feel stuck’

African Americans were disproportionately targeted for predatory loans, which only intensified the financial damage caused by the downturn. Now the old housing market dynamics have returned, with relatively few blacks getting home loans, trimming housing demand in African American communities and putting a clamp on prices.

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  • Tim_in_Indiana

    Yeah, it must be those “predatory loans.” It can’t have anything to do with the fact that blacks drive out whites and then destroy what they take over.

    • pcmustgo

      Lol, a Black neighborhood w/ Mansions is still a f-ing ghetto….

      • Detroit is a perfect example. You can buy a massive historic house there for a couple thousand dollars. Of course, you won’t be able to renovate it, because your crew will be attacked and their cars broken into and stolen, and your supplies stripped from the work site every night. And you won’t be able to walk down the street, ever, because it’s a war zone out there. And there are no grocery stores or restaurants nearby, no safe parks or public spaces. And you’ll have to fortify it like something out of The Omega Man to survive. And forget about sending your kids to any school within 20 miles of downtown. They’d be savaged within the week.

        But yeah, it must just be white racism that keeps home values in black neighborhoods low. That’s it.

        • evilsandmich

          Yeah one would have to have enough money to build their own “Green Zone” if they want to live in Detroit, something that makes even the cheapest piece of dirt there a rather expensive investment for the more civilized.

        • Hammerheart

          Sounds like the USMC should move their advanced urban combat school away from Chesapeake, Virginia to Detroit.

          Also, beware of the ‘grandmaw’ and ‘auntie’ factor. Even a single black grandma moving into a neighborhood is a ticking bomb. It’s only a matter of time before the redemptive Trayvons and Mike Browns start showing up to begin college.

          • Dey a good boy. Dey dindu nuffins.

          • Hammerheart

            Those words are going to be etched upon the grave marker of the west.

          • benvad

            Unless we do something about it.

        • benvad

          Omega man I just love Heston. That Smith character remade it (badly).

        • AndrewInterrupted

          Give me some street numbers. I want to Google Earth some of those sites.

          • Go to Zillow or Trulia and put your maximum price at the lowest possible setting. It’s truly amazing.

          • Michael Ryan

            googlr earths not real time dude

          • AndrewInterrupted

            What does that have to do with the price of eggs in Italy?

        • boatman

          I left an industrial site in Detroit in December. There they said they couldn’t find anyone willing to take an entry level job starting at 24 an hour. Two blocks away there was a body beside the road and thirty guys standing a block away watching the police tape the scene off. 1pm and 30 guys not working but no applicants for a job two blocks away.

      • johningermany

        Nobody,negroes included, wants to live next door to a negro.

      • APaige

        Correct. That is why it is difficult to sell in a middle-class Black area, only Blacks would be foolish to buy a home in that area. The pool of buyers is very limited-hell the only ones who could buy already live there.Even ‘anti-racist, progressive, limo liberals would say ‘pass.’

      • OHDeutschePolkaConfederate

        Yes it is. Most Blacks living in mansions are living there partly to mostly due to having been handed their degree and professional position to them as a result of their skin color. They have also been handed this position when there was a White person who was smarter, more serious, and far more hard working and focused who should have been hired instead. This is why these higher income Black neighborhoods have higher crime than most lower income White areas. The Negroes have been taken out of the jungle, but the jungle is still within.

        • Nancy

          Most of the Black middle class that took over DeKalb County, GA, can attribute their wealth to both AA as well as public-sector jobs. MARTA, our rapid-transit system, alone employs around 90% blacks, and the black politicians in Fulton, DeKalb, and Clayton Counties make sure to give their “homies” the cush jobs (for which they’re not qualified) and government contracts. Atlanta constantly features one black politician after another being investigated for fraud, and of course the ghetto schools depend on black teachers to cheat on tests in order to compete with white schools.

          Most whites I know try to avoid MARTA at all costs: we never set foot on a bus, and only take the train when we have a big concert downtown and parking is a mess. MARTA’s last big expenditure (millions of dollars) was to install cameras in the elevators, to prevent people from using the station elevators as their own private urinals. Every single elevator (and stairwell) reeks of pee.

          • OHDeutschePolkaConfederate

            PG County MD is the same way. Has been for years. The Blacks in PG county are almost all Government workers who have rode the Affirmative Action gravy train to their high salaries. Most are every bit as uncouth and intellectually vapid as their ghetto brethren. The only difference is the higher salary they are handed. Whites have been exiting PG county since the seventies due to the high violent crime, and overall ignorant behavior of the Blacks. PG county has the same reputation elsewhere in Maryland that Cleveland has elsewhere in Ohio. Along with Baltimore city, it is dangerous and mostly Black. PG County and Baltimore city, in fact, are the two key places causing Western Marylanders to seek secession from the rest of Maryland.

          • Speedy Steve

            That’s not quite true, In 1985 PG County was 90% White. It was where all the steamfitters, plumbers and electricians lived, raised their large families and worked. Then they retired in the early 90s, sold their houses and moved to Florida. Then came Section 8 Housing.

          • OHDeutschePolkaConfederate

            PG County was not 90% White in 1985. I lived in Maryland back then. PG County, as a whole, was close to 50% Black during that time period. Most of the Blacks were concentrated in the inner ring of D.C. burbs, though, and the outer parts of the county were mostly about 90% White with the exception of a few rural Black settlements. Eagle Harbor, in the Southeast corner of the county, was a rural Black settlement on the shores of the Patuxent, just a small village.

          • Speedy Steve

            I stand corrected it was 58% White and 37% black in 1980 which was the best census I could find. But the county employees were 90% White and today the county doesn’t work without them. It’s utterly dysfunctional today.

          • MARTA: Moving Africans Rapidly Through Atlanta

          • Bon, From the Land of Babble

            Ride MARTA at your own risk!

          • Samuel Hathaway

            yes, that’s an old joke i remember since I was 15.

          • Look_A_Squirrel

            MARTA stands for Moving Africans Rapidly Through Atlanta.

      • AndrewInterrupted

        A taxpayer funded ghetto.

    • Viking_61

      Lucrative real estate ventures in the 2000s housing boom may have disguised the decay already taking place in Prince George County schools and thus delayed the inevitable decline of Prince George County as a whole. It starts with the schools. Nobody wants to buy a $500,000 home if they have to send their kids to a school that is more than 10% black. Nothing has changed.

    • AndrewInterrupted

      Also Bill Clinton “dreamer” loans. I knew of a Jamaican-born man who was hounded to borrow more money than he could possibly afford. The banks had African quotas they had to fill, knowing full well the recipients would default.

    • Yeah, predatory loans! Gee. Those damned racist White bankers! They are actually willing to lend money to black people. Gosh, that is so oppressive! No wonder those blacks are so mad at White bankers. I mean, the nerve. Actually being willing to lend money to them! That is worse than lynching, slavery, or the Holocaust! (And if you don’t already know, yes, I am being VERY sarcastic.)

  • Ed

    Blacks and leftists in general just don’t understand that human capital and civility makes a community viable and stable. Broken homes, crappy schools will lead to communities not being able to sustain their values. In PG many of the Blacks overstretched their budgets to buy big homes. When the credit bubble burst the fundamentals of good schools and low crime weren’t there to act as a price floor.

    • Atheist Realist

      there are some sketchy areas of PG, but I have a hard time believing that it will ever turn into Detroit or Camden. The worst case scenario of PG county, IMO, is somewhere like Clayton County, GA – a lower middle class, but semirespectable black area.

      • Nancy

        You haven’t been there lately, then. Their school system has lost its accreditation twice in the last decade, and even respectable companies like Chick-fil-A closed their two very first restaurants in Clayton because business was so bad (and anyone familiar with Chick-fil-A knows that business is BOOMING at that place).

        If Clayton is marginally better than South Fulton (the south side of Atlanta), it’s only because they got a late start. Clayton hasn’t always been majority Black: in ’96, when the Olympics were coming here, Andy “They-Can’t-Escape-Us” Young didn’t want the world to see Atlanta’s ghetto projects. So he knocked down Techwood Homes, built the Olympic Village in its place, and gave all the ghetto tenants Section 8 vouchers to move to the suburbs. Clayton by far received the most of these ghetto refugees.

        Paul Kersey wrote a great summary of Clayton County…and it’s gotten worse since he first published this. http stuffblackpeopledontlike [dot] blogspot [dot] com/2009/07/112-reality-of-clayton-county.html

    • Keepin’itREALISTic

      “Broken homes, …”

      Even in places where their numbers are insufficient to generate tipping levels of violence and criminality, their total defiance of the Christian rules of sexual morality make blacks repulsive to those with family values. In the average integrated public school today, the vast majority of black students are second generation bastards.

      When they do marry, blacks are as bad at marriage as they are good at…

  • Dave4088

    “But today, the nation’s highest-income majority-black county stands out for a different reason: Its residents have lost far more wealth than families in neighboring, majority-white suburbs.”

    That’s because any success these afro-mericans achieved was largely artificial thanks to affirmative action, government employment that favors them in hiring and banks being forced to issue mortgages that most would not have qualified for under traditional lending rules.

    • OHDeutschePolkaConfederate

      Absolutely!!! The bulk of these economically better off Blacks have not earned their positions fair and square. They have been showered with preferential treatment. More intelligent and qualified Whites are denied a deserved opportunity each time one of these Affirmative Action Monkeys is handed a position. The incompetence of these Blacks is a major reason our country is now such a mess.

      • pcmustgo

        They are also usually afro-centrist and racist in their middle class Black kind of way.

        • OHDeutschePolkaConfederate

          Most definitely. They will probably not shoot you, but they will slack off all day at work, increasing work load and stress for White co-workers. If a White co-worker dares to disagree with their brassy assertions about Bill Cosby or Trayvon Martin being innocent victims of White racism, they will scream racism from the rooftops. Leftist Whites in charge always jump to defend them, so White co-workers are left the choice of keeping quiet and trying to ignore their hateful, brassy blather or be unfairly punished.

          • Samuel Hathaway

            What you just described sounds like some blacks i work with. I have nothing to say to them unless it’s business related. Nothing. I cannot have an intelligent conversation with a 55 year old who mentally is stuck on 16.

          • Atheist Realist

            that’s a paradox I’ve always wondered about. Why is it that the middle and upper middle class black communities that are just as militant as underclass blacks on issues?

          • throttler

            Like Obama.

          • Keepin’itREALISTic

            President Whitemama is a homosexual white leftist whose brown skin has qualified him for ascent infinitely beyond his capacity to whatever level he has aspired via Affirmative Action’s Limitless Premium on Brown.

            It was the white homosexual left who forced subprime lending on the mortgage industry. Whitemama while a CO in Chicago learned the tactics via ACORN and put them into practice.

            Whitemama is the embodiment of everything the left is in it’s war against the white Christian family man: a white male homosexual with brown skin who via taquia is a stealth jihadist himself.

            President Whitemama is an agent of islam in the Oval Office which is ironic because the jihadists seek to slaughter the homosexuals among the first.

          • OHDeutschePolkaConfederate

            I’ve reachex the conclusion that most Blacks, as in at least 95%, simply want to get paid to do absolutely nothing. They do as little work as they can get away with, and seem to have zero guilt about getting paid to do basically nothing. They seem to expect life to be one big party. Such indolence may not equal starvation in a tropical climate, but it equals death in a seasonal climate such as one finds in all of Europe.

      • Keepin’itREALISTic

        Affirmative Action’s toll on the economy is unfathomable and permanently crippling. By my estimate five million white breadwinners nationally have had their career earning power undermined. Long-term, AA damages blacks by enriching them beyond their capacity to manage, positively reinforcing slovenly “work” habits and causing them to display unfounded arrogance which makes even the decent among them intolerable.

        • OHDeutschePolkaConfederate

          I agree with your estimate. Blacks trash every community in which they become a majority.

          • Keepin’itREALISTic

            While we’re on this topic of America’s first-ever privileged class, those elevated on the pedestal of Affirmative Action, consider this prediction:

            If you thought the volatile ignorance over the last 150 years since emancipation of blacks raised in poverty has been damaging, wait till you see the devastation yet to be wrought over time by the selfish seemingly-middle-class amoral spoiled offspring of that Affirmative Action privileged class.

            Bottom line – whether in poverty or prosperity, black parenting skills rank last in the world by a long shot.

            Blacks are almost as bad at parenting as they are at marriage, and they are as bad at marriage as they are good at…?

    • kenfrombayside

      Thank you Save4088. I worked for the Feds for over ten years and too many of my “colleagues” we’re hostile black females who didn’t deserve their high paying jobs. I can go on forever what I experienced, like black incompetence. You are 100%: the “African-American” middle class is as phony as a $3 bill. Plus, the black middle class are arrogant; they voted for the commie in the WH.

      • AndrewInterrupted

        “Plus, the black middle class are arrogant…”

        I also worked for the government for 10 years, for all intents and purposes. I worked for a defense contractor. Since their only customer is Uncle Sam, they behave like a government agency. I saw the same dysfunction and corruption you speak of. I don’t see it as arrogance in so much as pre-emptive, over compensation behavior. They make themselves as un-approachable as possible to shield their fraud. That is also true with the feminists and LGBT-types they install over their heads.

    • AndrewInterrupted

      You took the words right out of my mouth. Banking re-regulation made those phony loans and “grants” (HUD and USDA welfare handouts) less possible.

      It reminds me of the vacant North Korean “city” Dear Leader uses to try to fool the binoculars from the South Korean side. The cultural Marxists never stop trying to force square pegs into round holes.

      Social Engineers.

      • AndrewInterrupted

  • There are two main reasons why houses in Bell Curve County, Maryland have lost a lot of value:

    1. Their high assessed and sale values in about the middle of the last decade was entirely a function of the algebra of subprime mortgages. Since subprime mortgage lending was unsustainable, so were the excessively high value of these houses.

    2. Bell Curve County is getting regressively blacker by the year, and that’s going to hurt housing values no matter what.

    • Tarczan

      3. The fact that darkies are paid highly inflated wages by the fed gov.

      • OHDeutschePolkaConfederate

        Exactly. A bunch of Africans getting inflated Government salaries. That they are not much more intelligent or couth than the ghetto Negroes is reflected in the violent crime stats for PG county. As the county has become Blacker, it has become progressively more dangerous. The article fails to mention any of this. The working class Whites have left due to the violence and unpleasant atmosphere, not due to being priced out. They have left purely by choice. Blacks, other than being violent, are loud and obnoxious, and force their culture on everyone else.

        • cherrie greenbaum123

          Not to mention the impact this has on the schools, which most white families pay close attention to. Like with most DWLs, it’s “diversity for thee, but not for me!”

        • Keepin’itREALISTic

          “Blacks, other than being violent, are loud and obnoxious, and force their culture on everyone else.”

          That’s the stealth problem of integration.

          Integration was supposed to facilitate black assimilation of the higher culture of the whites by exposure enabling imitation.

          But instead blacks have proven to be like African bees, too virulent to conform.

          So now we have the nightmare of black “culture” unbending and white society imitating it with sexual promiscuity, high divorce rates, births outside wedlock, children’s homes broken, drugs and all other evils right down to vulgar rap music. Particularly among the young, whites regrettably mimic blacks while black youth, direly in need of good examples to follow, reject and ridicule proper standards still exhibited by whites.

          • Speedy Steve

            I found a rap CD in a parking lot, inserted it into the dash and got halfway through. It’s monotonous swearing punctuated with multiple utterances of “||i99er.” When you can decipher the lyrics in search of deeper meaning, it’s all about complaining, and dropping the names of famous colored people. They really are a pathetic species of talking apes.

          • OHDeutschePolkaConfederate

            I agree with this 100%. The moral downslide of White America is a direct result of younger Whites emulating Negro behavioral patterns. This downslide began with integration 60 years ago. My Grandparent’s generation, who lived through the Great Depression and two world wars, saw drug use, promiscuity, divorce, and a sense of entitlement all as abhorrent. Rock and roll, to them, was the devil’s music, as it was introducing White youth to the sexually deviant and promiscuous Black culture.

        • Johnny Clay

          DC has become more “whiter” and less violent over the last 10-15 years, while PG County has become the opposite.

      • AndrewInterrupted

        For jobs they never qualified for.

    • pcmustgo

      I’m betting it’s full of a lot of ugly, cheap, big, cheaply constructed Mcmansions, too, right? For Nouveau-Riche losers… just like Atlanta suburbs, right?

      • I hate the tiny lots those McMansions are built upon.

        • TheMaskedUnit

          They sure beat the ObamaHuts of today. I don’t look forward to living in a shipping container or mud hut.

      • OHDeutschePolkaConfederate

        Kind of. The older suburbs bordering DC are typical postwar era. Small lots and modest homes. Similar to the Cleveland suburb of Parma. These areas have been mostly Black for decades. Very high crime. Seat Pleasant and Bladensburg were all Black by the 70’s, and very high crime. Laurel was mostly White until recent years, pretty decent town. Upper Marlboro, the county seat, was a country town still in the 70’s.

      • cherrie greenbaum123

        Do an internet search and look through some real estate listings. Over all, not a bad looking subdivision/neighborhood. Sort of reeks of cheapness trying to look grandly elegant, which is a huge turn off for me (plus I know who lives there).

    • cherrie greenbaum123

      Nail hit squarely on head!

    • Oil Can Harry

      You forgot reason #3: Regression to the Mean.

      Prince Georges began with a group of professional, smarter-than-average blacks who were quite civil. Unfortunately over time they gave birth to surly, thuggish kids who have begun to ghettoize the town.

      • Atheist Realist

        its not as strong as people think it is. A typical, professional black with a JD or MBA probably has an IQ of 115. There kids may not be as smart as them, but they will probably score average (i.e. 100) and many of those types also marry whites.

    • AndrewInterrupted

      If you went door to door and were able to ascertain where their money came from, you would find it’s 90% grievance industry related; whether they were handed a token job because they were black or were part of the many hustler organizations within DC. I know of a couple black families who live there. They are part of The United Way race hustling apparatus. The Black United Way. Nothing is ever what it appears in these cases.

  • phorning

    “Regardless of geography, if you own a home in a majority-minority
    neighborhood, you are going to get less value out of it than if you own a
    home in a homogeneous white neighborhood,” said Dorothy A. Brown

    It has to do with supply and demand Dorothy.

    • cherrie greenbaum123

      Blacks and DWLs don’t “do” economics. Gnome sane?

  • Hinant Webb

    Obviously the solution to this insult to middle class black folk is to force whites to move into their neighborhoods & bump up the property values. OK, kids…who goes first?

    • OHDeutschePolkaConfederate

      I’d choose the poorest trailer park in all of WV any day over this higher income Little Africa purgatory known as PG County. A county that, 60 years ago, was a Northern outpost of Dixie in every sense.

  • slobotnavich

    This piece beggars belief. The author either is a lip-bibbling dolt and incapable of either the slightest ratiocination or is deliberately obfuscating the totally obvious. To wit, as anyone who’s ever dealt with them commercially well knows, blacks often exercise reckless judgment in financial decisions and transactions, foolishly getting themselves into adjustable rate mortgages without regard with how they’ll manage the payment when the rates go up, giving no thought to what will happen if the value of the property declines rather than endlessly increasing, leasing cars with no thought of what they’ĺl do if they grossly exceed the mileage limit of the lease (which many do) and suddenly find that they owe a large sum at lease-end, a sum they rarely have. Obviously, whites can find themselves in the same situations,especially with the currently falling housing prices, but blacks are far more prone to not ask the question ¨what if?¨ than whites. And in the area around DC especially, blacks are abnormally highly paid and thus highly vulnerable to overextending themselves. Of course, most being federal employees, they’re also unfireable.

    • pcmustgo

      Lol, my former black roommate’s mother made 80K as a nurse (not bad), but f-ing drove around in the absolute latest model mercedez, leased of course, and lived in a mansion… her father “ran the streets” after retiring from the military. She’s a rapper and a bunch of other things. Probably one of the worst Angry Black Woman neck twisting/eye-rolling/fight-instigating American (Southern) Blacks I ever had to deal wtih. Full blown Narcissistic Personality Disorder. She has 2 half Mexican kids now and is a single mother, of course.

      • Sick of it

        That’s a nice diversity premium added into her salary.

      • OHDeutschePolkaConfederate

        A typical PG county resident. Until about 25 to 30 years ago, Jared Taylor would have felt right at home in the rural sections of the county.

        • Atheist Realist

          interestingly enough, Sam Francis lived in PG County for years

          • OHDeutschePolkaConfederate

            I am not in the least bit surprised. I thought that I heard a Maryland accent in his voice. The older generations of PG Countians all thought like good old Sam. Until 60 years ago, PG County had segregated schools. The inner D. C. Burbs like Bladensburg and Mount Rainier were all White in the early 50’s. By the 70’s, they were all Black. In the 80’s, the outer sections of the county were still mostly White, and populated by old time Marylanders. The old generations of Marylanders believed in segregation. Maryland is a Northern outpost of Dixie. Rural Marylanders, especially, thought like Southerners with regards to race issues until recent years. The invasion of Maryland by Northern Liberals who hsve exercised their political will against the will of Whites with family roots in Maryland is what has destroyed this once very genteel Border State. If Sam Francis has family roots in PG County, it is no surprise that he is such a fearless advocate for his race. Let us be honest. Whites with family roots in PG County are victims of ethnic cleansing. Many Whites who have left have family roots in the area dating back to before 1776. They have been forced to leave their ancestral homeland by Blacks making it into an unsafe no-go zone where their children cannot safely attend the public schools. Whether they leave Maryland altogether, or just move to a Whiter/safer part of Maryland, they are refugees every bit as much as the Bosnians in St. Louis. Refugees from a Black reign of terror.

          • Atheist Realist

            actually Sam is a newcomer himself. He’s from Winston-Salem and moved to PG in the 80s to work for the Washington Times.

            Where did the white people in PG go to? My guess is to Anne Arundel, Calvert etc

          • OHDeutschePolkaConfederate

            Possibly. Many PG Whites probably left Maryland altogether.

      • AndrewInterrupted

        That ambient combative state works for the American African.
        They will keep using it until it stops working. When you have a
        70 IQ, violence and intimidation is the only option.

    • SentryattheGate

      Great summary! Re. predatory lending; blacks could consult a real estate attorney before buying, just like I did (and he saved me much more than the fee he charged). But I believe blacks often have too big of an ego to consult for advice.

      • Speedy Steve

        They just sign the paper without even reading it. Half the time they’re thinking in terms of how much trim they’ll get out of it.

        • cherrie greenbaum123

          Well, they don’t like to read. Perhaps if lenders could draw pictures for them or create a coloring book?

      • AndrewInterrupted

        Plus, because they are “entitled”, they feel like they’re always “…working with a net.”

    • I was offered an adjustable rate mortgage back in 1996 when I bought my townhouse. When I was done laughing, I calmly asked the loan officer, “Who do you take me for?”

      • Sick of it

        Too many young folks are taken in by said con artists today.

    • tetrapod

      “African Americans were disproportionately targeted for predatory loans, which only intensified the financial damage caused by the downturn. ”

      Poor victims of predatory loans. Wouldn’t want the AA’s to take responsibility for anything, would we?

      And the disingenuous journalists such as Mr. Fletcher who write this crap — their resistance to negro fatigue is amazing.

      • slobotnavich

        Note that none of these liberal journalists live among them and are rightly terrified of them. They also hold accomplished and conservative blacks such as Drs. Sowell and Williams in contempt and consider them ¨race traitors.¨ I almost feel sorry for liberals, holding their minds (such as they are) in a state of desperate suspension, knowing the truth but having to fervently deny it at every turn, all the while pretending to believe that they’re the ¨best people” but actually knowing that they’ŕe really cowardly vermin. To the barricades! Erect the gallows and the burning stake!

        • AndrewInterrupted

          I describe Liberalism as self-fulfilling prophecy that never fulfills. The Cultural Marxist “social engineers” consider their behavior a holding action, but the cavalry never comes. In the meantime, the square peg always works itself loose from the round hole; usually damaging the hole in the process.

          • slobotnavich

            Hmm, that’s pretty good. After a decent interval I might claim it as my own, assuming that, being in my dotage, I can remember it.

          • AndrewInterrupted

            I can’t say that I’ve ever used “dotage” in sentence. <;-D

          • slobotnavich

            Well, when you’re my age you’ll probably use it. Its connotation isn’t quite as negative as “senile.”

      • OHDeutschePolkaConfederate

        These journalists either do not live near Blacks, willfully express what they know to be wrong because it is expected of them or, most importantly, are low moralled creatures themselves who simply do not take much issue with Black behavior. Most of the jounalists, if they live in the Greater D. C. area, fit this final profile.

    • 4321realist

      “…….but blacks are far more prone to not ask the question ¨what if?¨ than whites.”

      You’re right on that, and I think one reason for it is because the vast majority just can’t think in those terms. They mostly live in the here and now.

      That would explain why all black run governments have gone…. or are in the process of going…… bankrupt.

      Blacks have to be dealt with like children who are prone to vicious crimes and violence, because they can’t competently care for themselves in a civilized society. Their make-up is also complicated by the fact that most have mental disorders, like paranoid schizophrenia, because they constantly accuse white people of covering up their great accomplishments throughout history, and in recent times of trying to completely wipe them out with one unbelievable scheme after another…………to name just a couple of their many charges.

      Being intellectually challenged as a people is a great handicap in a modern world, along with a propensity for crime and violence and lack of impulse control, but having mental disorders along with it means they can’t function on anything but a primitive level, and only then if they lived in villages in the jungle.

      • cherrie greenbaum123

        Whatever skills they do possess are more suitable for survival in the jungle.

    • cherrie greenbaum123

      Lack of future time orientation is key to all this as well. Plus, they’re naturally drawn to flashy things, like brick front, vinyl clad sided McMansions, replete with brass veneered, plastic fixtures. Things guaranteed to decompose within 7-12 years if not constantly maintained.

    • Atheist Realist

      “Of course, most being federal employees, they’re also unfireable.”

      As John Derbyshire has said before, we need to bring back civil service exams

    • AndrewInterrupted

      Europeans evolved to live-for-the-future: to create sustainable conditions.

      Africans are wired to “live-in-the-now”: to clear-cut and move on. Without a host, they are doomed. Western Civilization is that host.

      “A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.” –Greek Proverb

      The Greeks weren’t talking about Africans.

  • 4321realist

    What non-blacks, especially white people, think of blacks, generally speaking, can be no clearer and evident than their refusal to live around them.

    And forced integration has strengthened these feelings in people affected by it, because it has enabled them to judge blacks on the content of their character.

    • OHDeutschePolkaConfederate

      Exactly. I judge everyone on the content of their character. The problem with Blacks is that, for at least 95% of Blacks, the content of their character resembles quite closely the contents of my intestinal track.

  • “De end ob dis here speculative boom be YT’s fault, gnome sayin’?”

  • Luca

    Well, look on the bright side. Ja’valious and Loquesha still have a bunch of hip-hop CD’s, Air Jordans, spinner rims on their 2006 Escalade, gold chains and a bucket of Popeye’s chicken. All is not lost.

  • Red

    “Why don’t black middle-class families enjoy the same level of economic security as their white counterparts?”

    Maybe forward-thinking Whites don’t spend all of their earnings on shoes, cars and weaves.

    “Scholars who have studied this dynamic and real estate professionals who have lived it say the price differences go beyond those that might be dictated by the perceived quality of schools, or the public and commercial investment made in particular neighborhoods. The big difference maker, they say, is race.”

    100% Correct

    “African Americans were disproportionately targeted for predatory loans, which only intensified the financial damage caused by the downturn.”

    Yes, targeted by politicians who strong-armed lenders into make sub-prime loans. Once again, we are coming around full circle.

    • pcmustgo

      You left out the Single Parent Home… and they usually have HUGE families, regardless…

    • Shoes, cars and weaves … don’t forget the nails

  • dd121

    Of course it isn’t making an economic recovery. Blacks live there. They apparently don’t even like to live around one other.

  • TruthBeTold

    It’s the same old story. When the white people leave they take the magic with them.

    • Vito Powers

      And then it’s replaced by That Old Black Magic that we know so well.

  • haroldcrews

    It is commonly believed that home ownership in general creates or produces wealth. That is false. There are many expenses that accompany home ownership. Aside from the cost of the home itself and the interest which can easily be multiples of the purchase price when amortized over thirty years there are other costs as well. There are taxes; insurance; upkeep and maintenance; remodeling to keep up with current tastes; landscaping; and homeowners association fees and assessments if you live in a PUD. Last and not least we must not forget that inflation is a deep cut into any potential gains if you should sell the home. For example my parents bought their home in 1960 for about $15,000. They could probably sell their home today for about $120,000 or so which according to the inflation calculator is the current value of $15,000 in 1960 dollars. That means after adjusting for inflation there was zero gain over 55 years. Of course they have put far more than $15,000 in their home over the years. But of more importance is that looking at a home as an investment requires more foresight than any of us are capable. Many communities have had real estate values completely destroyed through changing demographics or local enconomies.

    A home is a durable consumer good. It is not an investment. An investment produces income or actual gain between the time of acquisition and the sell of the asset. A home is generally neither. If it should be the later then consider yourself a fortunate speculator. You gambled and won. You are the exception.

    • evilsandmich

      A home is a durable consumer good.

      Or as one blogger that I read put it: It helps if you think of a house as the world’s largest washing machine.

      • Speedy Steve

        Larry Burkett used to say it’s a depreciating consumer good. If you neglect them they turn into slums.

    • slobotnavich

      Well said. I think every real estate agent is taught to say (verbatim), ¨Think of a home as an investment.¨ I suspect they probably believe it.

      • haroldcrews

        Most of them do. I’m a real estate attorney so I know quite a few realtors.

    • Weisheit77

      Well said… I’ve noticed they’ve pulled that lie out again after it got crushed in 2008.

    • Atheist Realist

      one of the key things about societal programs is that many of them are cargo cults. It was thought being a homeowner would inculcate middle class values so Barney Frank and the likes tried to give minorities more homes.

      But all that did was transplant the ghetto from apartment buildings into single family neighborhoods. What the government doesn’t understand is that homes are not magical beings that make you middle class. Its the innate qualities that make you deserving of being a homeowner to begin with.

  • TruthBeTold

    They start with the fallacy that everyone is equal in ability and therefore everyone should have equal outcomes.

    When equal outcomes fail to materialize they invoke the next fallacy; that white people are either doing something that they’re not sharing with non-whites or whites are deliberately doing things to prevent non-whites from being as successful as whites.

    Whatever happens, it has nothing to do with them.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    Why don’t black middle-class families enjoy the same level of economic security as their white counterparts?

    Obvious Answer: Blacks spend more, save less than Whites.

    The average white household in these United States has a net worth of $110,729. Black Americans’ median net worth is less than 5 percent of that of white Americans.

    ____________________________________________________________

    That neighborhood has really gone downhill since all those White people moved in…

    Said no one ever

    • evilsandmich

      I’ve heard not-quite-so-harsh variations of that first pic, but always in relation to Japan (which hardly even counts).

      • Bon, From the Land of Babble

        I’m only concerned about Whites.

  • cloudswrest

    I grew up in Cheverly in the 1960s. Back then it was all white (on the North side of I50 and/or the RR tracks.) Back then it was one of the greatest places for a kid to grow up. Presently, at 32% white (according to Wikipedia, but I sure this includes the all black “South Cheverly” south if I50), it’s still one of the whitest towns in PG county.

    • OHDeutschePolkaConfederate

      I remember visiting Croom and Upper Marlboro as a kid back in the 70’s. They were classic Southern Maryland. Wonder what they are like now?

  • A Freespeechzone

    Predatory loans only exist because some in society are STUPID.

    Frankly, the conditions that living around black people are well known—no wonder Whites who want safety and want to live in a neighborhood that shares their values, don’t want to live near them.

    Meanwhile, Obama is going to force these savages on us….forced integration.

  • OHDeutschePolkaConfederate

    These types of articles only encourage a greater sense of entitlement amongst Blacks. No mention is made of the realities of how such Black wealth has come to be. Affirmative Action has guaranteed preferential treatment for Blacks when hiring is done. White Leftist bosses hire Blacks before hiring far more intelligent and qualified Whites, and are rewarded for doing so. Any type of Government funded workplace is rife with such preferential hiring. PG County is a hotbed of such hiring practices. The article makes no mention of the astounding examples of incompetence amongst these so-called professional Blacks. I work in an office with many college educated, professional Blacks. Most of them only have their college degrees and their professional jobs due to affirmative action. As far as both intelligence and attitude, most should be cleaning the offices in which they work. They habitually arrive at work late, return from lunchbreaks late, and focus on everything but the task at hand while at work. A White person would be fired for such egregiously poor work habits and attitude, but these so-called professional Blacks conveniently avoid such a fate by screaming racism whenever a White supervisor confronts them for their behaviors. Black supervisors usually have aforementioned attitude towards work, and do absolutely nothing about Black sloth, engaging in the same behaviors themselves. What I have just described is how PG county grew to have a well moneyed Black population. They are mostly D. C. Government workers, not an enclave of exceptional Blacks. PG crime stats attest to this. The violent crime rate in PG county is on par with Black urban neighborhoods. Working class Whites have left PG county to escape the scary and miserable experience of living around Blacks, as Whites have done in most heavily Black areas.

    • pcmustgo

      Lol, I knew a Puerto Rican who worked at a hospital here in Brooklyn- and boasted of getting her nails done during work hours and stealing social security #’s of 100’s of patients… just in case she needed to sell them and make some extra money sometime.

      • OHDeutschePolkaConfederate

        Typical behavior for office Negresses at any office that runs on Government funds.

      • throttler

        I hope you reported her.

    • pcmustgo

      I knew a middle class Black lesbian from PG county… not very bright, got her degree in “theater” , middle class black all the way, Howard University, parents both had AA jobs, or worked at HBC’s…

      • OHDeutschePolkaConfederate

        Very typical PG county. Types like her live in McMansions due to the D. C. Affirmative Action gravy train office jobs. The social Liberalism in the D. C. Area gets progressively more horrible and intense with each passing year. Every bit as bad as Massachusetts. Didn’t used to be like this. In the 70’s, Eastern and Southern PG county were rural, old time Maryland. Part of Southern Maryland tobacco country. The PG county seat, Upper Marlboro, typified this. A good old country town populated by Whites with family roots going back to Colonial times. Blacks knew their place, lived in their own section of town. This was the Northernmost reach of Dixie. Old time rural Maryland. Older generations felt that the wrong side had won The War Between the States. Union support had come from “thewse city slickers up in Bawlmer”, not from the country folk of Southern Maryland.

        • AndrewInterrupted

          Nice segment.

          • OHDeutschePolkaConfederate

            Thank you Andrew!! Maryland used to be one of America’s nicest. H. L. Mencken, though I didn’t agree with a lot of what he said, loved his Baltimore. He described Baltimore as a city of Northern vigor and Southern graciousness. The Baltimore he knew and loved had a small, segregated Black population who knew their place. Many German, Polish, and Italian immigrants had settled in, and left their stamp upon, the clean and safe Baltimore Mencken knew.

    • AndrewInterrupted

      I’ve never encountered a “diversity darling”, in all my years in technology, who
      ever acknowledged his/her diversity tailwind. No, they go where they are because they’re so damned good.

      Elizabeth “Fauxcahontas” Warren is a classic example. She ended up not even having a drop of Cherokee blood.
      .

  • bubo

    Cry me a river darkies. This hateful gub’mint torpedoed my neighborhood with section 8 savages. I’m fresh out of understanding or empathy for the jungle man.

    • Tarczan

      Where do you live?

  • Speedy Steve

    The original article mentions the incomes of the buyers. The buyers were buying $1 million houses on combined incomes 0f 200K — 5 times the value. The rule of thumb bankers use is 3 to 4 times the income. But the local radio stations were running PSAs tut-tutting that minorities had a lower home ownership rate. Well, the banks feared being investigated by Congress for racism during the time they were hounding pro athletes over steroid abuse. They arranged loan packages which incorporated credit card debt. The buyers, once in their new homes, promptly ran up more debt on Escalades, Navigators, Mercs, Bimmers and fancy rims.

    All in all, it’s their problem. I live within my means. And I’m prepared to lose everything in the upcoming financial collapse. So there!

    • John Smith

      Lead and brass are the new precious metals.

  • Speedy Steve

    In other WaPo news, a negro is accused of forcible sodomy while playing beer pong; www[dot]washingtonpost[dot]com/local/crime/2015/01/26/a9fa4b04-a58a-11e4-a2b2-776095f393b2_story.html ,
    and there was a stabbing at the Michael King Library on G Street in the heart of downtown.

    And a cool article about hip-hop shootings outside a synagogue in liberal progressive Greenbelt.
    www[dot]washingtonpost[dot]com/local/md-politics/shooting-at-greenbelt-synagogue-could-be-byproduct-of-clampdown-on-music-venues/2015/01/25/c1b4bb84-975d-11e4-aabd-d0b93ff613d5_story.html

  • roadgeek

    All my fault, of course.

  • WR_the_realist

    “Regardless of geography, if you own a home in a majority-minority
    neighborhood, you are going to get less value out of it than if you own a
    home in a homogeneous white neighborhood,” said Dorothy A. Brown, an
    associate vice provost and law professor at Emory University, who has
    studied the impact of race on home prices. “This transcends class.”

    Those lucky minorities. They don’t have to pay as much for their houses as white people do. It’s funny how houses are the only thing we buy where it’s considered to be a good thing if it gets more expensive.

  • Speedy Steve

    Michael Fletcher is not White.
    www[dot]youtube[dot]com/watch?v=bkt7qWapgbc

  • Pat Boyle

    Blacks are – as is well known – inferior. The most critical faculty of a human being is intelligence. And it is well established that blacks have IQs in America 15 points lower than whites. This fact has been opposed by liberals for generations but the evidence is incontrovertible.
    So why should blacks be afforded the same rights as persons from the advanced races? (European descended whites and North Eastern Asians). Treating blacks as if they were whites or Asians has led to lots of crime. violence and disorder.

    • OHDeutschePolkaConfederate

      Well said Pat. Southerners, prior to integration being forced on them by the Government, had Blacks systematically segregated for this very reason. PG county, being in Maryland, was segregated until 60 years ago. Separate schools for Blacks and Whites. Teachers in the rural parts of Maryland mostly opposed the integration of the schools, as they knew that integration would be bad for the children.

    • AndrewInterrupted

      15 points lower because American Africans have 22% European blood, on average. Their collective IQs would be 30 points lower without that European DNA booster shot.

  • They always seem to have money to dine out at Black Lobster, Black Olive Garden, Outblack and Blackdonalds.

  • MBlanc46

    This is what happens when reality drops in on affirmative action folks.

  • Zimriel

    I’m not necessarily going to say I’m reluctant to live near blacks… but I am reluctant to live near those blacks who owe their livelihood to the federal State. That includes blacks “employed” by this State – we all know their jobs are humbug.

    They’re not tame animals. They’re feral animals kept quiet by regular handouts.

    • Feral animals only expect more when they are fed by humans and then become very aggressive… oh… wait a minute… never mind.

    • OHDeutschePolkaConfederate

      The number of Blacks I prefer to live near?? That’s easy. None!! That is the advantage to living in a rural area if at all possible. Blacks are lazy. They shy away from the inconveniences of life in the hinterlands. White rural communities have nothing to attract them. Peace and quiet repel them from the country, as does the resourcefulness country life requires.

  • George

    It’s interesting that the last paragraph shown has a sentence that blames the problem on both ‘predatory loans’ and how the ‘old housing dynamics have returned’.
    So, if banks respond to Clinton’s strong-arm tactics by making mortgages available to low-end blacks who can’t really carry the paper, they are in the wrong. Conversely, if they use the solid, tried-and-true methods to qualify lenders, blacks don’t qualify, and again the banks are in the wrong.
    So, if you loan to blacks, it’s predatory. If you don’t, well, that harkens back to the scary ‘old days’ of keeping them darkies down.
    The article also glosses over some very salient points. Blacks consistently have lower credit scores than do whites, when equalised for income and level of education. The article mentions that blacks own fewer business and less equity in stocks than do whites of the same income. This is because whites are better able to delay gratification, save & invest, whereas blacks are more likely to engage in displays of wealth. Not just the pricey home, but the large TV, the cars, clothing, etc. that do not add to one’s net worth.

    • Weisheit77

      Good eyes on the first part. They want their cake and to eat it too…

  • IKUredux

    The community was an illusion. An all black community, suburb, county, state, country, is bound for failure. Anything that is artificially propped, is doomed to failure. Props get tired, become broke and disillusioned.

    Now, how do we explain this downfall, of a thriving black county? I’ll tell you, no matter how much money a black has, he is still considered circumspect.
    I have a black friend with whom I have been acquainted for many years. I recently re-decorated my bedroom, and I incorporated commercial glass shelving units to display my jewelry. She was astounded. She said to me “Aren’t you afraid your relatives will steal your stuff?” And, I replied, “No”. For in fact, it NEVER occurred to me that my blood relatives would steal from me. In fact, my relatives have never stolen from me. She somberly told me, that blacks assume their relatives will steal from them, given half a chance. She hastened to point out that her family members who were doing well, probably did not engage in these type of activities. Never in my life did I ever once think that my relatives would steal from me. I’m willing to admit that I don’t have any drug addicts in my family, if I did, perhaps, it would be different. However, my friend, also had no drug addicts in her family(that she knew of). And yet, she is petrified of being robbed by her closest relations.
    In fact, I am the only person to whom she has entrusted her house keys. Get this: When I asked her why she gave me the keys, she said: “You’re White”. We both knew what that meant.

    • meanqueen

      I picked up on the comment that her family members were doing well and probably would not engage in these types of activities. That assumes that people who are down on their luck will turn to stealing. In my family, being broke doesn’t mean you will now drop to a lower level of morality. Morality is not dependent upon whether one is “doing well” at any given point in time.

      • IKUredux

        Apparently, I did not get my point across. She said: “Probably did not engage in these type of activities”. Obviously, she was not convinced, thus, her amazement at my display of jewelry. Allow me me to make my point clear: SHE DID NOT TRUST HER RELATIVES. I trust mine. And, she trusted me above her relatives. What’s next? A lecture on how blacks have been forced into stealing from their relatives because racism?

        • meanqueen

          To whom are you replying? Because you are surely not replying to MY comment! Big disconnect somewhere.

    • OHDeutschePolkaConfederate

      This doesn’t surprise me in the least. At the office where I work, I often talk with the older Black lady who is our janitor. She was born in Alabama, came North to Ohio as a kid with her parents in the 60’s. She tells similar stories about other Blacks. Her son has spent time in prison, daughter has kids with two different fathers. She prefers the company of Whites, has zero trust for other Blacks. She doesn’t like the Black college grads working at the office, tells me not to trust them.

  • Viking_61

    Ha! Prince George’s County is only 19% white and 67% black! Those are some Ferguson demographics! Sounds like whitey pulled out of there a long time ago.

  • Viking_61

    I have always found it interesting how blacks from the south going back hundreds of years have been trampling over each other to move to the center of gibs me dat in America AKA Washington DC.

    • OHDeutschePolkaConfederate

      The sad part is that Southern Marylanders have always considered themselves to be part of Dixie. In the early 80’s, I spent time in the summers in St. Mary’s County. This section of Maryland is rural, used to have many tobacco farms. The local Blacks lived in their own settlements, and knew their place.

  • Fee-fi-fo-fum

    Please, there has never been a place in which blacks have migrated to, where the general conditions of the inhabitants has improved. Never in history.

    • Ed

      The media uses income as a proxy for improvement. PG, even before it became majority, was generally regarded as the most backwards of the counties surrounding DC.

      So in fact when overpaid black government workers began to move into PG, incomes in the county increased. Of course we know that there is more to being middle class than having a certain income.

      • John Smith

        i can attest to that, having met black “middle class” govt employees with high incomes who act only like better-dressed ghetto monkeys and they still owe big money for all the “bling” they bought after winning the ghetto lottery of a gubbmint job.

        • OHDeutschePolkaConfederate

          Exactly. Most of these Blacks should be waxing floors and cleaning toilets in the offices they are employed in. Before 60 years ago, in PG County, this is exactly what they were doing. Save for the rare Negro smart enough to hold an office position, Blacks held positions commensurate with their abilities.

      • OHDeutschePolkaConfederate

        PG County, even years ago, was always more working class. The suburbs that are now Africa in our Midst were all once safe and clean White suburbs and rural areas. In the rural areas, most families could trace their roots to Colonial times. Let us be honest. PG County Whites have been subjected to ethnic cleansing at the hands of Blacks. From the Whites who left Bladensburg and Mt. Rainier in the 50’s, as Blacks descended en masse on their communities to Whites who are now obviously leaving every corner of this once genteel Northern section of Southern Maryland, this is ethnic cleansing. A coalition of Blacks/White Leftist Yankees is responsible. Before 60 years ago, when segregation was in place in PG County, Blacks lived in their own communities, and knew their place. They held janitorial positions and other positions commensurate with their abilities, not Office positions requiring greater intellect. They kept to their own in their settlements, such as Eagle Harbor in Southern PG County.

      • Atheist Realist

        exactly, PG was never Chevy Chase, Somerset, Great Falls etc

        • OHDeutschePolkaConfederate

          True. It was home to many generations of White Marylanders, though, proud and decent working folks who had built humble but nice communities. Baltimore City also contained many modest but clean and safe neighborhoods before the Blacks destroyed those neighborhoods.

  • Atheist Realist

    i go by the rule that there is no such thing as a wealthy all-black neighborhood. The fact that its all black means something. There are individual blacks who are wealthy and live in big homes, but those are in mostly white communities. The fact that the whites are leaving PG County means that it can’t be all that ritzy.

  • De’Ontavious Jizzaiah Jones

    This article is so full of $#!+. County became more upscale as it became more black is a lie. The offspring of the home buyers revert to ghetto mean and commit a lot of crime. You can Google PG county and see it all for yourself, don’t take my word for it. I lived in northern VA for 8 years and had friends living in PG county due to Army assignment at Ft. Meade so I am aware of the crime situation there and how much higher my friends’ auto insurance was. The article never mentions that nor does it mention habit of blacks to buy everything beyond their means whether it’s latest technology, cars, clothes, jewelry or a house. So it’s no wonder there is a super high foreclosure rate there. But as always can’t ever attribute black failure or disproportionate level of success to black behavior…..must always blame white people! Oh AND—-the so called predatory lending came about due to complaints that blacks were being discriminated against by the racist banks who didn’t give them their fair share of loans. So then they were handed loans they really did not deserve and it’s still wrong and racist!

    • John Smith

      It probably did for a while, since this is where the six-figure and up affirmative action govt. hires went to live. Problem is, that once they reach critical mass, the place becomes vulnerable as whites flee and less affluent types move in to the more modest housing and apartments, spiraling downhill.

  • Spaniard in LA

    My parents live in a nice middleclass suburb of Los Angeles. The neighborhood is mostly White with a small population of Asian and Latinos. The average price of a house is around $600,000. Three years ago the residents petitioned the city to build a small park for the neighborhood kids. Then something terrible happen. Several blocks from my parent’s house the Feds decided to locate a bunch of section 8 families to all the local condos. Now we have buildings full of them and as one can imagine crime in the area has gone up. The park is full of Black males who drink beer all day. One can pass by anytime of the day and they are there drinking and smoking. Don’t these people believe in ever working?

    • newscomments70

      That has happened in most metro communities, not just in California. It’s sick. There is no way in hell I would pay $600K+ for a home and live near any rif raf, of whatever color. The fed assumes we don’t mind if they pour hordes of third world criminals into our communities. This happens in Europe, as well. They actually put them up in four star hotels. I cheap it in a California beach city. I have one black neighbor whom I never see. We he have serious problems with the homeless. The police are powerless to do anything about it. I cannot take this country (and similar) seriously. I will spend real money in Asia, Australia and NZ.

    • OHDeutschePolkaConfederate

      Maryland has been doing this type of thing for years. Other than PG County, the other Maryland counties have been building section 8 housing in the middle of nice, mostly non-Negro suburbs for years. Montgomery County has been terrible with this. The Local Leftists actually think that, if Blacks have better housing and live in nicer neighborhoods, they will adjust their behaviors to the new milieu, becoming a bunch of Oreo Cookies. Even with PG county right in their face as a quintessential example of why this doesn’t work, these Leftist Libs continue to try to put their naive dream into action. Ohio, which is much more conservative and sensible, does not engage in this type of lunacy on nearly as pervasive a level. NY does, though, as does PA to a degree, but not as bad as MD/NY.

      • John Smith

        Same fallacious reasoning as forced busing.

      • Spaniard in LA

        Several years ago a professor was telling us that the city of Los Angeles was planning on building an expensive neighborhood around the Jordan Downs housing projects. The goal according to him was that maybe the residents would pick up the work ethic of their wealthy neighbors.

        • LexiconD1

          Those home would sit empty (or squatted), as no one bought them.

    • John Smith

      They’ve done that in million-dollar plus neighborhoods out in Kali. If the current Texas case before SCOTUS on “disparate outcomes” goes wrong, it will take off across the country.

  • I don’t understand why White people don’t want to live near blacks. That is so racist. I mean, come on, I think black people are so nice and I don’t understand the problem….okay, stop laughing people! Hey, I said, stop, that’s rude…..(more laughter in background)…okay, be that way….!!!

  • bigred0721

    In 2000 PG county was 27% white and in 2010 it’s down to 19%. The top five employers are public sector. That says it all

    • OHDeutschePolkaConfederate

      Whites have been leaving PG county for decades. In the 80’s, PG county was right around 50% Black. The inner suburbs of D. C. in PG county were mostly Black. Bladensburg, Mt. Rainier, Seat Pleasant, etc. These inner burbs all had very high violent crime. The burbs further out were still mostly White. Laurel, which is in Northernmost PG County, was mostly White working class, a good town of old time Marylanders. The outlying areas of Laurel, which are in Howard County, were pretty much country. I haven’t been in Laurel in about 20 years, though, and my old friends in Maryland tell that Laurel is now heavily Black.

    • Ed

      UPS is the largest private employer. Private employers won’t locate there because the schools are so crappy that their employees would have to commute long distances. The major government centers of employment are like fortresses. The US Census employees rarely leave campus to patronize surrounding businesses. Even if they wanted to there are no surrounding businesses of note beyond a Popeyes, liquor store and other ghetto establishments.

  • Paleoconn

    Most of these well-to-do black residents can thank AA for their cushy gummint jobs, so excuse me if I don’t feel any sympathy for their plight.

  • TonyWestfield

    Just as Moscow was the wealthiest place in the USSR because it was the center of their centralized government, the Washington D.C. area grows in wealth as the leviathan of our federal government grows and grows. And it is mostly FUNNY MONEY, as the article suggests, the income of government employees and government “contractors” whose paychecks really ought to be bouncing because the employer (the government) is broke, but the checks clear because that little elf in the basement of the Treasury keeps cranking out those “dead Presidents” on the printing press. This kind of “wealth” isn’t real wealth at all, just another government Ponzi scheme waiting for the bottom to fall out.

  • Actually, liberals do move into run-down black areas on occasion. This starts the process of “gentrification,” which is also considered “racist!”

  • crockadoodle6

    More ‘noticing the symptoms but terrified to name the disease’ game. This is the classic liberal hustle. The disease is evident and explains all of the symptoms that the MSM, Hollywood, Government, academics and liberals blame on ‘poverty’, poor educational opportunities, the legacy of slavery, capitalism, and systemic discrimination.

    The disease is forcing square black DNA into a round hole of civilization. The hole becomes damaged and to prevent the DNA from damage the hole must be changed. (In fact, that is exactly where we are now….the redefinition phase. e.g. ebonics is now ‘normal’, petty crime will not be prosecuted if a black does it-because it is not technically a crime, teen pregnancy is ‘normal and acceptable’ if you are black, etc). In the particular example of this report (mortgage equivalents), over 60,000 yrs of evolution in the tropics there was no survival advantage of individual blacks to claim territory therefore the concept of a single family home, unique street address, and a well-kept lawn for no reason other than pride is not instinct to the black. No survival benefit.
    So even if the liberal narrative wants to claim ‘other causes’ (read: racism) for poor black decision-making in a civilized community it doesn’t matter. Spend another $100 million on ‘studies’. Unless you look for the disease and acknowledge it you can never make the symptoms disappear. Ergo, constant turmoil and chaos.

    • AndrewInterrupted

      The diversity house of cards.

  • AndrewInterrupted

    I remember Frank Borzellieri had a tipping point ratio for white neighbor-hoods. Something like 10% African and “white flight” begins.

    • OHDeutschePolkaConfederate

      Ten percent is accurate unless we are talking about a smaller town, less than 5,000 people. Even in such smaller towns, a Black population of any size means violent crime problems.

  • John Smith

    This place was created by govt hiring policies. It is a fiction and an outlier.

    • OHDeutschePolkaConfederate

      For Whites who have family roots dating back generations in PG County, it is unfortunately not a fantasy. This is ethnic cleansing of Whites. Most PG County Whites have left and re-settled elsewhere in America, yes, but this yielding our communities to non-Whites can only go on so long. If current immigration policies remain unchanged, a PG County fate awaits many other American cities and counties. With thd Republicrats doing nothing to address this issue and most Whites afraid to speak against the tyrannical Leftists for fear of loss of livelihood, secession is long overdue. The Western Maryland statehood movement, spurred by the 5 Western Maryland counties wanting to prevent themselves from becoming like PG County, is an excellent first step for White racial realism.

      • AndrewInterrupted

        I remain hopeful that western Maryland will be a leader in the inevitable balkanization process. The founding population really got screwed in Maryland–as they did in Massachsetts. Thanks to those traitor boot-leggers, the Kennedys.

        • OHDeutschePolkaConfederate

          Western Maryland is still mostly White. Strongly German, settled by a mixture of PA Deutsche/German immigrants as well as, of course, a strong Anglo-Celtic element. Very few non-Whites until recent years, though Frederick and Hagerstown have had an alarming influx of Blacks/non-White Hispanics in recent years. West Virginia cities do not have the same influx issues. Maryland has become a mecca for hand-outs in recent years thanks to Leftists like Pelosi, who is a native Bawlamoron.

  • John Smith

    With “conservatives” like those who inhabit the GOP, who needs “progressives”?

  • AndrewInterrupted

    quickmeme[dot]com

  • ricpic

    Does the Wash Post ever ask where the money went? I mean, the black middle class is totally a government creation. Government “workers” weren’t laid off in the downturn. So why the loss of wealth? Insane spending with no future time orientation is the answer.

  • Michael Ryan

    the only thing predatory about the loans was how bush and clinton forced the banks to make them then forced the shateholders of fannie mae to digest the losses then +just to prove how they can do anything they want fined the banks for selling the loans while forcing them to make more loans even today

  • Ed

    The Washington Post deleted all the comments to the series about PG County. I guess things got to heated for their tastes. Can’t upset the narrative.

    • AndrewInterrupted

      Don’t forget, WaPo was scheduled to die a natural Liberal death until Jeffrey Bozo put it on life support. He’s turned it into his own personal propaganda ministry since–or as planned. That’s why I stopped shopping at Amazon.

      Bloomers has the same intentions for NYT. And note both Bozo and Bloomer’s–shall we say–“affiliations”. They share the same “affinity group” Nawwww–really?? <;-D. All politburo members get their own newspaper now.

  • Sailer: A really big driver in Bell Curve County was immigrant blacks:

    http://www.unz.com/isteve/mortgage-meltdown-in-prince-georges-county-among-african-immigrants/

    • AndrewInterrupted

      And, of course–just like the Cambodians, etc., the newly arriving Africans are scamming The Refugee Act of 1980; getting paid hundreds of dollars per children, up to three children. Scamming those programs and others–just the way the ‘minority occupation government’ taught them.

  • WoodyBBad

    Predatory loans. And yet, it would be racist to deny them loans?

  • AndrewInterrupted

    Those were Bill Clinton “dreamer” loans. African and minority hand-outs, knowing full well they would default. I witnessed a few cases like that in New England as well. Minorities were pursued by lenders and hounded to sign the dotted line, only to default and stick it to the white taxpayer with that monumental bail-out that followed.

  • AndrewInterrupted

    It was written and signed during Clinton (including derivatives) and exploited during Bush. Those bad loans were Clinton “dreamer” loans.

    • Vito Powers

      What was written and signed during Clinton? The American Dream Downpayment Assistance Act was signed by jackass Bush in 2003.

      On December 16, 2003, President George W. Bush signed into law the American Dream Downpayment Initiative, which was aimed at helping approximately “40,000 families a year”[1] with their down payment and closing costs, and further strengthen America’s housing market.[1]

      This legislation complemented the President’s “aggressive housing agenda” announced in a speech he gave at the Department of Housing and Urban Development on June 18, 2002.[1] In this speech the President outlined the partnerships needed to make homeownership a reality for millions more Americans by the end of the decade.

      • AndrewInterrupted

        Clinton signed derivatives in the last month of his presidency. The derivative portion of the banking debacle was the most damaging. Clinton actually apologized for signing it. Bush often gets the blame for the derivatives portion.

        • Vito Powers

          I have absolutely no idea of what you are talking about. Clinton apologized for signing what???? Legislation that was passed by a Republican Congress repealing Glass Stegal?

    • Vito Powers

      What was written and signed during Clinton???

      On December 16, 2003, President George W. Bush signed into law the American Dream Downpayment Initiative, which was aimed at helping approximately “40,000 families a year”[1] with their down payment and closing costs, and further strengthen America’s housing market.[1]

      This legislation complemented the President’s “aggressive housing agenda” announced in a speech he gave at the Department of Housing and Urban Development on June 18, 2002.[1] In this speech the President outlined the partnerships needed to make homeownership a reality for millions more Americans by the end of the decade.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    Some are sent to me, some I’ve picked up from sites that “shall not be named.”

    Keep your eyes open, they’re out there.

  • Randall Ward

    One reason the values don’t hold is that there are fewer black US citizens and even fewer that are upper middle class; so the available black market to buy the homes for sale is too small. Eventually many people move and new buyers must be found; no one but a black is going to move in an all black area, even if it is upscale, and there are just not enough of them to buy the existing homes. Obama and Bush are the cause of the stagnation of the US economy; they both spent too much and both moved the country towards communism and the result is……. the best blacks are shafted.

  • OHDeutschePolkaConfederate

    Thank you for pointing this out. Blacks, however, rarely use words describing morals or lack thereof, words such as uncouth. They rarely use large words at all, but especially do not use richly descriptive adjectives describing a person’s character.

  • OHDeutschePolkaConfederate

    Awesome!!! Good old St. Mary’s County. Glad to hear the good old boys down there have not surrendered their homeland. Far too many places in Maryland, more than most states, have been surrendered to the Negro hordes.

  • OHDeutschePolkaConfederate

    PG County. Another once great White American community made unliveable by Blacks.