Weintraub: Blacks in California are forgotten minority

Dec 23, 2012 Full story: The Wave 26

As California's Latino and Asian populations expand and whites become just another ingredient in the state's increasingly complex ethnic stew, African-Americans are at risk of becoming California's forgotten, and overlooked, minority.

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UNCLE BEN

Pikesville, MD

#1 Dec 23, 2012
Hmmm....It will just keep on getting worse for AA.
Y'all can't compete with the Latino/Hispanic birth rate.
But young BM do keep the prisons full. That adds to the economy. Provides jobs.
I know y'all ain't behind bars for overdue library books & double parking.
AframAbsd

Houston, TX

#2 Dec 23, 2012
AAs need a population reduction; Quality not quantity!
UNCLE BEN

Pikesville, MD

#3 Dec 23, 2012
True. Got to stop the baby mamas who think being a virgin is the worst thing you can be.

That cute little baby boy doll is going to grow up one day.

Lots of thugs/unemployed losers/hustlers/punks in the hood.

Very few Obamas/Malolms/Martins.
UNCLE BEN

Pikesville, MD

#4 Dec 23, 2012
The thing I admire about Hispanic woman is that they will do ANTHING to take care of their kids. Work 2-3 jobs Whatever. They are tough & strong.

I respect them. I don't mind them being here.

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#5 Dec 23, 2012
well this is what i always tell my west coast brothers. EC is where its at. imo, there's nothing for aa on the WC.
AframAbsd

Houston, TX

#6 Dec 23, 2012
DISASTER LOOMS wrote:
well this is what i always tell my west coast brothers. EC is where its at. imo, there's nothing for aa on the WC.
Tell that to this AA
KIP

San Francisco, CA

#7 Dec 23, 2012
I'm black and live on the West Coast.

I've been here for more than 25 years. I've visited the East, the South, and used to live in the Midwest. I'll stay on the West Coast. There seems to be a more VARIETY of black people doing different things here. We seem to have that kind of freedom. We allow other black people that freedom on the West. People here generally are not as uptight over race as they are in other places.

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#8 Dec 23, 2012
KIP wrote:
I'm black and live on the West Coast.
I've been here for more than 25 years. I've visited the East, the South, and used to live in the Midwest. I'll stay on the West Coast. There seems to be a more VARIETY of black people doing different things here. We seem to have that kind of freedom. We allow other black people that freedom on the West. People here generally are not as uptight over race as they are in other places.
except for the mexicans...

man, i love my brothers and sistahs on the WC. you know there are more blacks just in nyc than in the entire state of california.

but WC AA really hold it down. with great athletes and musicians and well rounded brothers and sistahs, coming outta that region.

but the downside; fratricide rates are very high, and being punked by other minorities is something i couldn't tolerate.

as an aa you feel a real sense of power on the EC.
we have a steadky supply of fresh african and caribbean immigrants always coming in, and afro-latinos dominate the EC. which keeps the black population strong even with many aa moving south.

the governor of massachusetts is aa, and when willie thompson wins the majors race of nyc next year, all the major cities in the region will be run by aa.

and aa culture is very strong, along with caribbean and african influences.

i have all the respect in the world for my WC peeps. but imo this is the place to be for an aa.
KIP

San Francisco, CA

#9 Dec 23, 2012
DISASTER LOOMS wrote:
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except for the mexicans...
man, i love my brothers and sistahs on the WC. you know there are more blacks just in nyc than in the entire state of california.
but WC AA really hold it down. with great athletes and musicians and well rounded brothers and sistahs, coming outta that region.
but the downside; fratricide rates are very high, and being punked by other minorities is something i couldn't tolerate.
as an aa you feel a real sense of power on the EC.
we have a steadky supply of fresh african and caribbean immigrants always coming in, and afro-latinos dominate the EC. which keeps the black population strong even with many aa moving south.
the governor of massachusetts is aa, and when willie thompson wins the majors race of nyc next year, all the major cities in the region will be run by aa.
and aa culture is very strong, along with caribbean and african influences.
i have all the respect in the world for my WC peeps. but imo this is the place to be for an aa.
With all due respect to you brother I indeed LOVE the east coast. There's just so much more going on there. I was really impressed after 9/11 with the way people came together. They all had too. It still nearly makes me cry.

I've never really had any problems with Mexican people. Please understand that angry right leaning white people like to instigate this so-called brown-black divide over reasons relating to elections, and labor. When the Mexicans find out they've been duped they come to resent whitey, the Unions get stronger, and viva LA RAZA!

Black culture here is strong, but we understand that with any culture it becomes stronger when you're able to SHARE it with others. This is still America after all. Chinese New Years celebration are so strong in San Francisco, because they are something EVERYONE looks forward to celebrating. Everyone is a part of it. Cinco de Mayo is fun, because EVERYONE takes part. San Francisco had a wonder mayor not too long ago --Willie Brown. He still contributes commentary on TV and throughout the media. I don't feel "punked" by any other minorities. If anything I'd say I feel punked by other black people, because sometimes it can be difficult to hold a cultural even without some degree of violence. This isn't always the case, but when there's mostly all black people attending it usually is.

I'd say the EC probably has us beat on this one.

Since: May 10

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#10 Dec 23, 2012
KIP wrote:
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With all due respect to you brother I indeed LOVE the east coast. There's just so much more going on there. I was really impressed after 9/11 with the way people came together. They all had too. It still nearly makes me cry.
I've never really had any problems with Mexican people. Please understand that angry right leaning white people like to instigate this so-called brown-black divide over reasons relating to elections, and labor. When the Mexicans find out they've been duped they come to resent whitey, the Unions get stronger, and viva LA RAZA!
Black culture here is strong, but we understand that with any culture it becomes stronger when you're able to SHARE it with others. This is still America after all. Chinese New Years celebration are so strong in San Francisco, because they are something EVERYONE looks forward to celebrating. Everyone is a part of it. Cinco de Mayo is fun, because EVERYONE takes part. San Francisco had a wonder mayor not too long ago --Willie Brown. He still contributes commentary on TV and throughout the media. I don't feel "punked" by any other minorities. If anything I'd say I feel punked by other black people, because sometimes it can be difficult to hold a cultural even without some degree of violence. This isn't always the case, but when there's mostly all black people attending it usually is.
I'd say the EC probably has us beat on this one.
correction *mayor* not major..

i've only been out to cali once for a week, so i can't speak too much of what its like out there. but i like my world black, not asian or mexican. and isn't the mayor of oakland chinese, who has a racial profiling/stop and frisk policy?

this is what i mean. asians and mexicans aren't gonna do a damn think for bp, bruh.

that doesn't mean you still make an impact, cuz WC aa do all the time. but black power is definitely on the EC.
KIP

San Francisco, CA

#11 Dec 23, 2012
DISASTER LOOMS wrote:
<quoted text>
correction *mayor* not major..
i've only been out to cali once for a week, so i can't speak too much of what its like out there. but i like my world black, not asian or mexican. and isn't the mayor of oakland chinese, who has a racial profiling/stop and frisk policy?
this is what i mean. asians and mexicans aren't gonna do a damn think for bp, bruh.
that doesn't mean you still make an impact, cuz WC aa do all the time. but black power is definitely on the EC.
Actually, asians have helped support black business over in Oakland. It's amazing.

Don't believe the hype.
whales in wigs

UK

#12 Dec 23, 2012
DISASTER LOOMS wrote:
<quoted text>
correction *mayor* not major..
i've only been out to cali once for a week, so i can't speak too much of what its like out there. but i like my world black, not asian or mexican. and isn't the mayor of oakland chinese, who has a racial profiling/stop and frisk policy?
this is what i mean. asians and mexicans aren't gonna do a damn think for bp, bruh.
that doesn't mean you still make an impact, cuz WC aa do all the time. but black power is definitely on the EC.
if you like a "black world", go to the Congo. The USA isn't a black country. perhaps if you people actuall behaved and obeyed the law, you wouldn't get stopped and searched. We have stop and search in the UK, so don't come here.

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#13 Dec 23, 2012
KIP wrote:
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Actually, asians have helped support black business over in Oakland. It's amazing.
Don't believe the hype.
interesting. i'd like to see how that works. all i know bout aa/asian relations was when that 15yo black girl was shot in the back of the head by the store owner. and then aa started cap'n koreans left and right like it was korean cap'n season or something.

well i don't live out there so i can't really speak on what it's really like. all i can tell you is no one messes with aa on the EC.

but i do read bout how the cops have special rapid deployment teams in case racial violence breaks out in the local schools. or how entire aa neighborhoods have been racially cleansed by mexicans, etc.

it just sounds like a mess. and a completely different world from what we got here. well i also have a bias cuz the EC is my home.

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#14 Dec 23, 2012
whales in wigs wrote:
<quoted text>if you like a "black world", go to the Congo. The USA isn't a black country. perhaps if you people actuall behaved and obeyed the law, you wouldn't get stopped and searched. We have stop and search in the UK, so don't come here.
haha,.. why can't i want a black world everywhere i go, like wp want a white world everywhere they go (and kill and subjugate hundreds of millions of people to make it happen)?

huh??
KIP

San Francisco, CA

#15 Dec 23, 2012
DISASTER LOOMS wrote:
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interesting. i'd like to see how that works. all i know bout aa/asian relations was when that 15yo black girl was shot in the back of the head by the store owner. and then aa started cap'n koreans left and right like it was korean cap'n season or something.
well i don't live out there so i can't really speak on what it's really like. all i can tell you is no one messes with aa on the EC.
but i do read bout how the cops have special rapid deployment teams in case racial violence breaks out in the local schools. or how entire aa neighborhoods have been racially cleansed by mexicans, etc.
it just sounds like a mess. and a completely different world from what we got here. well i also have a bias cuz the EC is my home.
The thing with the black girl in the Korean store happened 20 years ago in Los Angeles. That was an isolated incident, but usually we get along with everybody. There are some quite warm relationships between blacks and Asian people out here. My neighbors are Asian and their house is connected to ours. After the last rainstorm the husband cleaned leaves and branches from his roof. When he was done he walked over and cleaned ours. Now THAT'S a neighbor. He also help us with a heavy duty ladder when we painted our home. I in turn loaned him some tools and lay concrete. We've already gotten them a family Christmas gift.

I don't think Mexicans are ethnically cleansing anyone. They usually prefer to keep a low profile so as not to attract attention if they are illegal. Blacks are moving out of some areas, but I don't think Mexicans have anything to do with that.
KIP

San Francisco, CA

#16 Dec 23, 2012
KIP wrote:
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The thing with the black girl in the Korean store happened 20 years ago in Los Angeles. That was an isolated incident, but usually we get along with everybody. There are some quite warm relationships between blacks and Asian people out here. My neighbors are Asian and their house is connected to ours. After the last rainstorm the husband cleaned leaves and branches from his roof. When he was done he walked over and cleaned ours. Now THAT'S a neighbor. He also help us with a heavy duty ladder when we painted our home. I in turn loaned him some tools and lay concrete. We've already gotten them a family Christmas gift.
I don't think Mexicans are ethnically cleansing anyone. They usually prefer to keep a low profile so as not to attract attention if they are illegal. Blacks are moving out of some areas, but I don't think Mexicans have anything to do with that.
I HELPED him lay concrete.
He's quite a guy and his wife is nice too.

“THE HIGH COUNTRY”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#17 Dec 23, 2012
KIP wrote:
I'm black and live on the West Coast.
I've been here for more than 25 years. I've visited the East, the South, and used to live in the Midwest. I'll stay on the West Coast. There seems to be a more VARIETY of black people doing different things here. We seem to have that kind of freedom. We allow other black people that freedom on the West. People here generally are not as uptight over race as they are in other places.
Yeah , Kip , San Francisco is great , huh? I bet you really like it down in Castro , right?

Hey Kip , riddle me this :

In 1970 , Negros represented 13.4% of the city's population. In 2010 , that number had plummetted to 6.1% of the population. No other city listed in the Top 50 largest in the U.S. saw such a dramatic decrease. Kip , just where are the LOWER MIDDLE CLASS/POOR Negros going? Walnut Creek?.....Atherton?....Pleasa nton?

You know damn well they're going to the shitholes known as Richmond , Oakland , Martinez , and Heyward. They are being deliberately priced out of San Francisco proper by the rich , White Liberal "yuppies" that like to brag about the city's rich diversity. Kip , did you really think that Liberal Whites give a shit about Black folk at anytime except at election time?

But then again , you come across as one of them "uppity" Negros , and you probably haven't even noticed.

I wouldn't expect anything less from a Black dude named "Kip"

“Dont Play With Me”

Since: Jun 11

Location hidden

#18 Dec 23, 2012
Everybody keeps making these stupid guesses and assumptions. Lets all just be human and live wherever the heck we want

“Obsidian Princess”

Since: Sep 09

louisiana

#19 Dec 23, 2012
yall can have the east and the west coast. i keep hoping and praying that my mom and brother would move away from the WC but grandchildren and my mom needing someone to look after her keeps them there.
btn

Corona, CA

#21 Dec 23, 2012
afro amer are doing quite well in calif you dont see us selling fruit on the corner or in thewelfare office or the wic office....we hold our own..and to the racists whites your days are nmbeed ..lolyour not producing offsprings like you use to and you craZY WHITE BOYS ARESPRAYING YOUROWN PEOPLE IN MASSACRES.

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