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Black Mecca Down: The Collapse of the City too Busy to Hate Paperback – December 14, 2012
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This volume in the author's single-city series of books heads south. Again, he boldly goes where few have dared to go before: writing a heavily-footnoted, straightforward critique of Atlanta, and what he terms BRA or B(lack) R(un) A(merica).
Again, his primary goal is to illustrate the destruction begun, then and thereafter compounded, by Black "leadership" in all aspects of Atlanta's city government. This volume, again, pays particular attention to illustrating how Million$ get thrown down feel-good Urban Revitalization Boondoggles ("Underground Atlanta") as well as the phenomenon of so-called "White Flight." This reaction by Whites (to, hello, r-e-a-l-i-t-y) would more aptly be called Self-Preservation, as the formidable quantity of statistics show time and again the "mobile" (first whites, then even blacks) choose to leave Atlanta's urban areas because of a combination of factors, primary among them crime & poor-quality schools. [Oh, and please, please, please don't say the latter is due to a LACK OF MONEY. Billion$ go into school districts and garbage still comes out. For example search SBPDL, below, for the Atlanta Public Schools' (grade-changing) scandals.]
If you choose to read front-to-back, note that, yes, as another reviewer complains, the "chapters" are taken (probably, though I haven't confirmed this) right from Mr. Kersey's website ([...] This is to advise you to be prepared to read about certain events/themes/personalities-and-their-shenanigans multiple times. But because of this, I promise, you won't forget the "Conquer-by-election/Destroy-by-incompetence & racial-preferences/Move-on & Repeat" pattern that, once again, emerges in a B(lack) R(un) A(merican) city.
While I could point out Editing/Layout glitches (i.e. from the get-go page #'s are on the wrong sides), I cannot dissuade an HONEST seeker of the Truth from buying and reading this or any of Kersey's other books. Especially if you are new-to or completely unfamiliar with his website. The information just doesn't exist in such a condensed form anywhere that I've found.
Be prepared for pushback when and if you decide to recommend this book (or the website) to your family and friends; because this time the Truth actually IS "racist."
Whenever you visit the city and someone tells you an area is "bad," this is a synonym for "black."
Whenever you visit the city and someone tells you an area is "so nice," know this is a synonym for "white."
Once, the suburbs of the city were world-class areas built by 1st generation members of the class of white flighters from Atlanta; now, Gwinnett, DeKalb and Clayton County have devolved into third world conditions.
Kersey discusses Coca-Cola and its long-time president Robert "Bob" Woodruff, and how this company has peddled the push for politically correctness more than any other; Chick-Fil-A and its implicit whiteness; and the history of the Hartsfield International Airport, and how the city of Atlanta's first black mayor, Maynard Jackson, used the airport and quotas to create (and brag about it) "30 black millionaires."
If you grew up in one of Atlanta's suburbs or refuse to ride MARTA, this is the book for you.
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