Unfortunately much of wgat you point out here is true, and goes back deep in the past, to the founding of Columbus-Phenix City.<quoted text>
They are probably falsifying that report just to give the 98% of the population their false hope.
Columbus, Georgia is ran by a few elite. I know my cousin married one's daughter. She wanted to help a little military family for Christmas as courtesy of AFLAC. WoooHooo!!! The elite think that the military and their families should just go away and die. The police department is tired of policing a military town. Close down Fort Benning so the elite wont be bothered anymore.
Face it Will, you need to change name to "Why is Columbus so Pathetic?" ITS LEADERS SUCK MAJORLY!!!!
I refer, again and again, to a history book available at the Bradley Library that nails the situation in terms that for some reason nobody much wants to discuss. In fact it won't be surprising if this post is ignored... again. The book is "Rich Man's War: Class, Caste, and Confederate Defeat in the Lower Chattahoochee Valley" By David Williams. And, yes, it wasn't so much "white or black" in the South back then, it was whether you were "rich or poor". Now why is that just not surprising to me, ever? This is running long but click the link and see the way the plantation owners manipulated the situation, and I'll see if I can excerpt some key bit, time & interest permitting. This is some fascinating, heavy reading.