San Francisco & Austin: Cities So Woke and Progressive That Blacks Are Forced To Leave

I found this interesting from Randal O'Toole

Between 2015 and 2016, the total population of the San Francisco-Oakland urban area grew by 13,773 people, but the black population shrank by 5,839, suggesting that Bay Area land-use policies continue to push low-income people out of the region by making housing unaffordable. The Austin urban area, to its shame, saw a decline of 4,439 blacks despite a total population growth of 25,316.



  1. The_Big_W:

    I stand by my belief that there is nothing more racist than a Gentry Liberal.

  2. SamWah:

    Pricing out the poorer.

  3. Curtis:

    I think the real answer is black flight from Oakland. Almost anywhere is better. I didn't know there were any blacks in SF and I lived there for years.

  4. Bill Setser:

    Evidence that in politics, what you say is far more important than what you do.

  5. irandom419:

    Funny, how melanin Americans flee areas trying to help them.

  6. DerKase:

    It may not be forced out, rather enticed out. My neighborhood experienced gentrification in the late 80s to early 90s. Blacks suddenly found that their houses, which they had bought decades before for relatively little and had largely paid off, were now worth hundreds of thousands. They took the money and retired to somewhere with a much lower cost of living.

  7. Rick C:

    Well, who can forget the classic quote here:

    “I have voted for every park, every library, all the school improvements, for light rail, for anything that will make this city better. But now I can’t afford to live here anymore. I’ll protest my appraisal notice, but that’s not enough. Someone needs to step in and address the big picture.”