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Residents Protest Wal-Mart Store Because It May Attract Blacks
"raw" by Nkrumah Steward, creator of 8BM.com

Southeastern Michigan is one of the most racially segregated areas in the country.
Detroit, Michigan is America’s blackest city with a population over 100,000 residents while not 3 miles west of Detroit is the city of Livonia, America’s whitest city with a population over 100,000 people.
How’d this come to be?
Don’t ask.
Well apparently Wal-Mart wants to open a Supercenter there in Livonia, Michigan and for the first time in the history of the company the complaints against the opening of the new store are racially based.
You see, the residents of Livonia are apparently voicing complaints at community meetings that “those people” (meaning blacks) are going to come to Livonia because of the Wal-Mart and turn Livonia into a “ghetto”.
Like I said, Wal-Mart spokesman Roderick Scott claims that this is the only time in the history of Wal-Mart that the opening of a new store has ever been protested on the grounds that it will bring the wrong race of people into the city.
Like I said, Livonia and Detroit are separated by 3 miles.
That’s it.
People this is not a coincidence.
People want to be safe. That isn’t something that is exclusive only to white people.
Unfortunately in the eyes of many whites, particularly those whites that live in these conclaves of White racial homogeny, blacks are inseparably tied to crime ...welfare, illiteracy, teen pregnancy, drug abuse, bad weather, pot holes, air pollution, rain on wedding days and the fall of western civilization.
People forget that if you live in a property appraised at $250,000 and I buy the property right next door to you, how much better off financially can you be than I am?
Hey, look I want to be safe too.
I am a stand up law abiding citizen.
I am black. I don’t want to live where I have to put bars up on my windows to keep people out or have my kids go to schools that have implemented dress codes or metal detectors any more than someone in Livonia does.
So you would think that safety loving Livonians could recognize a mutual appreciation for personal safety with a safety loving black guy like me and accept me with open arms into their fair city?
Don’t we at least have that in common?
Nice try bubble lips.
Once you get past the crime issue, assuming that you could with people like this, then let me introduce you to the next roadblock in front of you, property values.
The residents of Livonia insist that if blacks move in to their city then property values will plummet.
Well, that is true as well. Property values will plummet. But again, that isn’t the fault of the black Ford Motor Company senior executive that just bought the 500,000 property right next door to you.
The property value plummets because racist whites like your selves don’t want to pay top dollar to live next to a coon.
So in reality it would be the racist attitudes of the residents of Livonia that will ultimately drive the price of the property down, not the result of some mysterious pseudo social-economic phenomenon attached to afro-monkeys.
According to Rev. David Billings of the New Orleans-based racial justice organization the People's Institute their logic works like this, “Black workers hired by Wal-Mart in Livonia might seek to buy property closer to the job. If that would be the case, Livonia would cease to be the whitest city in America over 100,000 and, quote, the safest."
That’s it in a nutshell.
But stereotypes go both ways.
To the surprise of no one municipal offices in Livonia don’t close on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which is normally a tell tale sign of a community being racist as far as I am concerned.
Refusing to recognize Martin Luther King Day must be like Pig Latin to a racist.
If city government is still open on the third Monday in January they setup shop.
Is there a better barometer to use? If there is I would like to hear it.
According to the FBI, Livonia, Michigan is one of the safest places to live in America, which I will say again, is just 3 miles outside of Detroit, Michigan which in contrast, flirts with the title “murder capital of the United States” on any given year.
How can one of the safest places to live in America be just 3 miles west of a contender for the murder capital of the United States any given year?
Rumor has it that the residents of Livonia eventually agreed to allow Wal-Mart to build, but only after the Livonia Police department agreed to put a police substation in the parking lot.
I wish I was making this up.
same difference

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These are crimes of people that are drunk with materialism.


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Source: Race is an issue in store protest, Detroit Free Press, September 20, 2005
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