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Reply to "Should Affluent Blacks Stay or Flee Blighted Communities."

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Originally posted by Michael:
For few Black people who have remained, who also own property, their property values have soared, businesses that formerly treated this area as if it had the "cooties" are now returning. New public schools and libraries have been built and/or are being built. The demographics of South Central Los Angeles, Watts, and Compton have changed from formerly predominately Black people to Hispanic, the majority of the property owners, and small business owners of Watts, South Central Los Angeles, and Compton are now predominately Hispanic.


I am aware of this but do you believe the majority of Blacks who fled Watts owned property? Renting doesn't give ties to a community like home ownership does.

I don't know how many units/apartments there are in the Jordan Downs, Hacienda Village, Imperial Courts or Nickerson Garden housing projects has but a lot of families lived there. Hispanics have large families and I'm surprised that it is only 80% Hispanic.
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