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Secession In Atlanta: We Had The Story First!
A story on WorldNetDaily covered the problem of the mostly white Atlanta suburbs, whose taxes go to support the mostly black Atlanta inner-city:
WND reported yesterday some are wondering whether Atlanta is in danger of becoming “the Detroit of the South.”
That’s because of a succession of government scandals, ranging from a massive cheating racket to corruption, bribery, school-board incompetence and now the potential loss of accreditation for the local DeKalb County school system.
As a result of the unsavory politics in urban Atlanta, northern suburban communities have acted to distance themselves. Beginning in 2005, many communities began the process of incorporating into cities.
Thus far, Milton, Sandy Springs, Brookhaven, Dunwoody, Chattahoochee Hills and Johns Creek have done so.
“All too many areas of Fulton County, Clayton and DeKalb County are slipping into Third World status through governance and people are trying to find a better alternative and a better solution to the problems,” said Kent.
Critics have charged that the push for the creation of incorporated cities in North Fulton – and even the attempt to secede from Fulton County and create a new county – is tied to race.
Atlanta forecast to become 'Detroit of the South'
by Michael Thompson, WND, March 11, 2013
Of course, the seceding cities say it's not--they more or less have to say that, by law.
For the NAACP, of course, it's all about race.
A meeting between Gov. Nathan Deal and leaders of several civil rights organizations took a fiery turn on Monday during discussions on whether Deal should be specifically seeking black candidates to replace DeKalb County’s ousted school board members.
The specter of race, long an undercurrent in debate over the majority-black board’s future, burst into the forefront as the head of the state NAACP chapter and other groups complained that Deal told them to “find some good black people to run” during the closed-door meeting. They said Deal was implying that finding qualified black candidates would be difficult.
Deal’s spokesman, Brian Robinson, didn’t dispute the remarks, but said they were part of a broader discussion over replacing the six suspended members, five of whom are black. Two of the three remaining members, who were allowed to stay because they were recently elected, are white.
Deal, NAACP in heated talks over DeKalb school board, By Nancy Badertscher and Greg Bluestein, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, March 11, 2013
What Nathan Deal seems to be saying is that he wants to have black candidates, but he needs to not have corrupt, incompetent black candidates. Of course this is controversial. For one thing, it has a disparate impact.
However, I want to point out that you heard it on VDARE.com first:
- Obama, Romney, Who Cares? Secession Is Returning To America, By Paul Kersey on September 3, 2012
- Will Both Clayton and DeKalb County Lose K-12 Accreditation?, By Paul Kersey on December 19, 2012
The basic idea of suburbs seceding because of diversity you heard here a long time ago:
- Yeah, Yeah, Diversity Is Strength. It's Also Secession. By Steve Sailer on May 31, 2002