If you’ve read The City that Bleeds: Race, History, and the Death of Baltimoreyou know black people in Baltimore carefully protect their city by using black criminality to keep out white people from ever being a demographic threat to run things again.

Isn’t it strange that in a near-homogeneous Black community like Baltimore, there seems to be so little social trust and social capital? Doesn’t this fly in the face of Harvard political scientist Robert Putnam’sfamous study that found diversity was the primary cause for a loss of civic engagement.

The ruins of white Baltimore (an 88% white city in 1917, now a 70% black city in 2017 with 46,000 vacant buildings….
Remember the story? Putnam was so embarrassed by his study and investigation that showed the harmful effects of diversity that he suppressed the findings for a number of years.
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But in Baltimore, the inverse of Putnam’s findings appear to be true. The blacker a community, the fewer people vote, the less they volunteer, the less civility and social trust and the less they work to better the community.
There’s so little social capital in 70 percent black Baltimore, one wonders if it might be the epitome of a low-trust society as the embarrassment of multiple bike share programs ending because of black criminality merely confirms the racists were right all along.
We’ve called this paradox to Putnam’s study the Detroit Corollary before. The civilization black people have create in 70 percent black Baltimore and the failure of two bike share programs is just further proof of the Detroit Corollary’s existence.
And it’s confirmation blacks ruin everything.
The following story is confirmation not just of this mathematical proof, but of the validity of the Visible Black Hand of Economics. [Baltimore City Council plans hearing on bringing back ‘Dollar House’ program, Baltimore Sun, 10-23-17]:
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The Baltimore City Council is holding a hearing this week in an effort to revive the city’s “Dollar House” program as a way to revitalize some of Baltimore’s struggling neighborhoods.

In the 1980s, Baltimore officials sold houses for $1 and helped finance rehabilitation of the properties through low-interest loans if homeowners agreed to live in the houses for a specified period of time. This effort is often credited with helping revitalize neighborhoods such as Otterbein and Ridgely’s Delight.

Now, City Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke is asking why the city doesn’t — once again — try the program as a way to combat blight and vacant properties.

“So many people ask me, ‘What every happened to the “Dollar House” program?’ ” Clarke said. “It was a very successful program.”

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Clarke has introduced a resolution — which is supported by the rest of the 15-member City Council — that encourages the city to back the program. The hearing will take place at 5 p.m. Wednesday.

“As Baltimore looks to solve the seemingly intractable problem of revitalizing neighborhoods beset by vacant homes, it would do well to look to solutions that have succeeded here in the past,” Clarke’s resolution states. “The City’s highly successful ‘Dollar House’ program from the 1980’s could serve as a useful model for true grassroots neighborhood revitalization in the modern era.”

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Baltimore has thousands of vacant buildings, ranging anywhere from more than 16,000 to more than 46,000, depending on who’s counting. Many of them are owned by city government.

Understand now why white people, 100 years ago, passed laws to restrict black people from owning property in their communities in the 88% white city? In 1917, white people knew the consequences of what the racial degradation of their community would mean for their posterity.

In 2017 Baltimore, a 70% black city, we see those horrifying visions of a future where whites become a minority and blacks political control the city come to fruition.