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December 21st, 2011
09:08 AM ET

5 ways the suburbs are changing

Editor's note: This is part of a series of stories about the changing American suburbs.

By Jessica Ravitz, CNN

Manicured lawns, minivans and modest-homes-turned-McMansions: They’re the sorts of symbols that might come to mind when we think modern suburbia.

But peer inside the windows at the people living there and the American suburbs are increasingly complex, the 2010 U.S. Census and other reports show. We’ve come a long way since “Leave It to Beaver.”

The suburbs – or rather suburbanites – represent an evolving America. And what exists today would leave June Cleaver’s perfectly coifed head, and even her strand of pearls, spinning.

Relying on various census reports culled and crunched by seasoned demographers like those at the Brookings Institution, we present a mere taste of what can be learned about the changing face – or faces – of suburbia.

Flight: It’s not just for whites

Across racial and ethnic lines, population growth in suburbs outpaces cities, which means it’s time to toss the stereotypes.

While 78% of metropolitan-area whites live in suburbs, the 2010 Census also shows that for the first time more than half of each minority group in metro areas is staking a claim to suburban living.

Key among the findings is what internationally renowned demographer William Frey, currently a senior fellow in the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings, calls “breakthrough ‘black flight.’” In 1990, 37% of metro area blacks lived in suburbs. By 2000, that number had gone up to 44%. The latest census tips the scale to 51%.

The same trend is true for other major metro area minority groups, with 59% of Hispanics and 62% of Asians choosing suburbia over city living as of 2010.

Nationwide, minorities make up 35% of all people living in suburbs. And there are now 16 large metro areas – twice as many as there were in 2000 – where minorities make up the majority of the suburban population. Among them: Washington,D.C.; Miami; Houston, McAllen and El Paso, all in Texas; Albuquerque; Honolulu; Las Vegas; and, in California, Riverside, Los Angeles, Bakersfield, Fresno, Modesto, Stockton, San Jose and San Francisco.

Ingredients in a growing melting pot

Chinatowns, Little Italies, the Lower East Side of Manhattan. City enclaves for immigrants, once expected, now might be a trend of the past.

From 2000 to 2010, the U.S.population grew by about 10% to nearly 309 million. Of the more than 27 million added to the census in the last decade, about a third were immigrants – both legal and illegal, according to the Center for Immigration Studies.

Nearly 14 million immigrants arrived between 2000 and 2010, while about 5 million left or died – a net increase of 8.8 million. All told, the center reports, 40 million immigrants are now living in the United States, around three-quarters of them legally.

About half of the 14 million who arrived in the last decade were Latino or Hispanic, says demographer Steven Camarota, director of research at the Center for Immigration Studies.

Latinos now number 50.5 million in the United States and outnumber blacks as the largest minority group, the Pew Hispanic Center reports.

Thirty years ago, 43% of U.S. immigrants lived in suburbs, wrote demographer Audrey Singer, an expert on international migration who is also a senior fellow in Brookings’ Metropolitan Policy Program. By 2010, the majority – or 51% - made their homes in suburbia.

Immigrants follow settlement trends, which means in places where suburbs rule many immigrants bypass city-living altogether. Highly suburbanized Atlanta is a perfect example, says Singer, where 95% of immigrants – and 92% of all residents – live in the suburbs.

Living the less dreamy dream

Once viewed as a blissful bubble, the suburbs are no longer immune to the challenges facing all of society. Enter, for example, poverty. A third of the country’s poor, and most of the poor living in large metro areas, call “Pleasantville” home, Brookings reported.

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Between 2000 and 2008, the poverty-stricken population grew in suburbs by 25%, nearly five times faster than it did in cities.

The number of suburban poor also grew three times faster rate than the overall suburban population.

From 2000 to 2008, a Brookings report shows, the total number of people living in suburbia grew 13% to 132 million. By 2009, about 14 million of those were poor – up from 10 million in 2000, a jump of about 40%.

Today, one out of 10 suburban residents is impoverished. Of the poor suburbanites, 83% are American-born; the rest are immigrants.

Who’ll shovel the walk?

The post-World War II birth of suburbia ushered in an onslaught of children. These baby boomers, born between 1946 and 1965, now number about 80 million and account for more than a quarter of the population, according to Brookings’ Frey.

By 2010, boomers were between 45 and 64 years old. Including those older than the boomers, Americans 45-and-up grew 18 times faster than younger folks over the last decade. By way of jarring comparison, the 55-64 age group grew by more than 50%, while the 35-44 lot fell by 9%. The greatest growth in the under 45 group was in the 15-24 age range, but even that population grew by little more than 11%.

The vast majority – or 72% of 45-and-up Americans – are living and aging in suburbs. Collectively they make up 40% of all suburban residents.

iReport: See what makes some suburbs unique

Meanwhile, suburbs in 38 of the 100 largest metro areas showed a decline in their 45-and-under populations between 2000 and 2010, Frey reported.

With the exception of New Orleans, which can attribute its population shift to Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath, all the other top-10 suburban areas to experience 45-and-under declines were in the Snow Belt. They include Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Detroit and Buffalo.

If the Cleavers were house hunting today…

Modern suburbia, and America in general, is more racially diverse than ever. But there remains one true exception, and that is in a land often referred to as the “exurbs,” says Frey.

These exurban counties, which sit on the periphery of large metro areas, are low-density and overwhelmingly white. And while they account for just 2.5 million people, little more than 1% of large metro populations, these counties are growing fast – at a rate three to five times faster than the U.S.average, Frey reports.

The 20 fastest-growing exurban counties dot the country and include areas outside Atlanta, St. Louis, New York and Ogden, Utah.

Sixteen of these 20 counties are more than 75% white, Frey reports. And whites can be credited for 73% of all exurban population growth, which stands in sharp contrast to what whites are contributing to overall population growth. Between 2000 and 2010, whites accounted for just 8% of the country’s population increase.

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  1. Me

    The first wave of any subdivision is nice people who know how to care for their home. The second wave is people who ordinarily wouldn't be able to afford this neighborhood and are so pleased to be there they take extra good care of their place. The third wave paints their shutters pink and has dead cars in the front yard. The fourth wave plays loud music and walks around menacingly. The nice people of the first wave have moved to greener pastures long before the third wave shows up.

    December 21, 2011 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  2. saltine

    white slumlords neglected their poor tennants the city, and now they negelect their poor tennants in the suburbs, they make them live like animals knowing that they can's afford better...this breeds crime, gangs, and disrespect for the neighborhood. slumlords dont see people they only want to see the rent check. our government is one big lazy slumlord!

    December 21, 2011 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • MrMaine

      Not all slum lords are white. Remove "White" and you have a valid point not simple conjecture.

      December 21, 2011 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
      • WellSaid

        yep, and not all people that rent to low-income people are slumlords. My wife and I rented out a townhouse in an area referred to as a ghetto for years. You would not believe the complete lack of respect for other people's property, the hundred excuses not to pay rent, and the gaming of the federal and state systems. I even once had a tenant scold me for waiting so long to start the eviction process on him, because he knew that the state government would pick up the tab and bring him up to date. I've honestly considered writing a book on the things I've seen that would shock most people.

        December 21, 2011 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • MrMaine

      "our government is one big lazy slumlord!" So Obama is white? Your logic not mine.

      December 21, 2011 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
      • mrpopov

        he's half white

        December 21, 2011 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • fred

      Maybe you should learn to spell "tenants" and we will give more respect.

      December 21, 2011 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Me

    Actually, there still is plenty of "Leave it to Beaver". The author is referring to what were new suburbs 30 or so years ago. These are now polluted with people who don't know how to take care of their property. The people who owned these homes years ago are in the "new suburbs" – deeper into the country, farther away from the city in newly developed areas.

    December 21, 2011 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  4. DefyTheGods

    I love some of these juicy racist comments here, and I'm not even being sarcastic. After all is said and done, people should be allowed to live with and be among their own kind without "diversity" being force-fed to them from every direction. In today's world, one's "kind" means different things to different individuals. This makes sense from an evolutionary stand point. The problem, I think, is the Judeo-Christian moral obligation to change the way you think. Many of you, who are racist also come from families of faith. Jesus talks about "...love one another as I have loved you..." In spite of your religious indoctrination, you still hate n*****s, and we(blacks) still have major issues in our own communities. Right? I'm sure many of you feel as you do for good reasons! I happen to love all human beings(in a very broad sense!). While there are white racists filled with enough hatred to kill, there are blacks who pose an even bigger threat to our own communities than could any southern lynch mob. The racist approach is way out-dated. It's a lot like religion: backed by no facts. Two hundred years ago, it was thought impossible for me to be able to type these words.You know: inferior race, sub-human primate, and all that nonsense. I offer something superior to "beliefs"; that is, an emotionally mature, objective mindset. You have the tools. Just develop them. It's hard work; depending on what you see on a daily basis. To me, racism is not "wrong" per se. Rather, it's an incomplete paradigm that forces the thinker to inhabit a very small world. Here's how I see myself in a VERY broad sense: I'm a Human.....Atheist....Black. What defines you lies between your ears not under your skin. Don't "believe" a single word. See for yourself!

    December 21, 2011 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • James

      You have an interesting, enlightened perspective on things.

      December 21, 2011 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
      • WellSaid

        James, I said the same thing in an earlier post and it got deleted. Whatever, in short DefyTheGods deserves a lot of credit for his/her open mindedness and obvious self examination.

        December 21, 2011 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Phil

      What does this have to do with the article or topic?

      December 21, 2011 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
      • mrpopov

        he's addressing the racism shown in the posts.

        December 21, 2011 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • mrpopov

      uppity black guy talkin in ways i cant understand

      December 21, 2011 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • gli7ch

      As a 24-year old White male, I approve this message.

      December 21, 2011 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • dave

      40 years ago, you wouldn't have been ALLOWED to type those words. A lot of white folks joined hands and made it better. Do the research, and you will see a LOT of them were Republicans. Most of them were even religious. That should give you kool-aid drinkers a lot to swallow, assuming your brains aren't so melted you will actually do the research.

      December 21, 2011 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
      • Bryan

        Uh, not "a lot" – almost all were Republicans pushing the civil rights movement, Democrats fought against the civil rights movement. So many people today forget the southern US was completely run by Democrats until a shift in the last 20-30 years after the progress of civil rights. It's called Democratic indoctrination and historical white-washing.

        Democrats in the southern states were the supporters of the Confederate states and their attempt to secede from the Union in the Civil War. They didn't want to lose their slave owning status. Ironic when you look at Democrats today and what they supposedly represent.

        December 21, 2011 at 6:40 pm | Report abuse |
  5. MTB

    The more this country moves away from the "values" that LEAVE IT TO BEAVER embraced, the faster our societal decline. The more folks that move into suburban areas that should not be given a mortgage in the first place, the quicker the crime rises and the area looks like trash. CNN...try to paint a rosey picture...the truth is much different.

    December 21, 2011 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • anon

      Agreed. The days of "leave it to beaver" had their own problems, yes, but they were NOTHING compared to the filth encroaching on us today. If we could somehow go back to those days, and manage to leave the lynchings, and "back of the bus" mentality in the past, then we would be better off.

      Overall, I can't think of a better way to raise a family then in a nice neighborhood, with loving parents, and daddy goes to work, with mamma having the luxury of being able to stay home if she wants to. Nothing beats homemade food.

      December 21, 2011 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  6. MKH

    I don't believe that any one race corners the market on racism and please stop using the hyphenated American descriptions. If you want to make any distinctions from others, make it about your personal character.

    December 21, 2011 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  7. detroitburbs

    I love the picture on the front page that goes along with this article. The black family that moved in next door to me dont ball room dance on the driveway and have a nice cut lawn. They do however have a 22 year old son who lives with them and has been arrested for breaking into my car and house on several occasions.

    December 21, 2011 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • official

      and your point? Theres also an old white man that lives on your street that has molested children.

      December 21, 2011 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
      • detroitburbs

        That may or may not be true. I can only speak to what I see. If there is an old white guy molesting kids down the street he should be brought to justice. I just dont want my house broken into anymore.

        December 21, 2011 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bill

      Several observations. The number of poor in the 'burb" is the result of the economy and nothing down mortages. Poor moved to the burbs thinking they could keep making the payments. Rates went up, fuel cost went up, loans defaulted. Democrates got the diversity inthe burbs as they planned. What they did not plan on is defaults. As soon as the government lestthe free maeket take over and foreclose on all, white or black, there will be another shift back towards the lower income areas. Simple math. This must occur to ever have a chance of getting the economy back on track.

      December 21, 2011 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • anon

      Their son is a criminal thug if he breaks into cars, but cut the parents some slack. Maybe they moved from a bad neighborhood and are trying to help their kid get around some good influences for once (though at 22, it's probably too late). Regardless of race, folks move into the suburbs so they can have a chance at a better life. The ghetto is simply no place to live no matter WHO you are.

      December 21, 2011 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  8. deb

    Notice all the people of color in the picture. And notice that the crazy white liberals and the people of color think this is just grand. Now, if all the folks in this pic were white, the nuts would be screaming racism, time to integrate. When whites want to live with whites–the normal way–they're racists. When blacks/hispanics/asians want to live together, it is called cultural pride. Wake up.

    December 21, 2011 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  9. official

    I visit the CNN.com comments section SOLELY to bare witness to the ignorance and racism that still exists in this country. I am 23 yr old black male and i find some of these comments made by white people absolutely baffling. I mean the level of ignorance in this country is ridiculous, America is full of idiots the comments on this article just prove my point. The year is 2011, if your brain can not comprehend the decades upon decades of policy that place minorities in a position to lose than i don't know what to tell you. Black people in America believe it or not are still suffering from the effects from years of slavery and dehumanization. It is in grained in the white race so badly to fear those of a darker complexion that when they see they're neighborhoods becoming brown or dark they flee.

    December 21, 2011 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • WellSaid

      Don't make gross generalizations based on the comments of the fringe son. I'm white and live in a 70% black neighborhood. And guess what, it was that way before I moved in.

      December 21, 2011 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • MikeD

      I just want to point out that you can't really come to a conclusion like that based on internet posts. Most people posting that filth are the lowest of the low that finally have a place to voice their opinions. I'm a white guy and I'm disgusted by most of the posts I see in anything that has to do with race on CNN. They are trolls who enjoy making people like us mad, so just ignore it.

      December 21, 2011 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Phil

      Alot of what these people are expressing isn't fear of a darker skin color – it's what comes along with those darker skin colors moving into their neighborhood. I'm sick of feeling guilty just based on my observations. If more minorities in a neghborhood meant crime, poverty and education would remain the same then FINE. THEY CAN ALL MOVE HERE. However that is NEVER THE CASE. I don't have to rant to you to tell you more minorities = more crime and it is not because I "fear dark people" (which believe me, i do not), it's because this is what ALWAYS HAPPENS! LOOK UP THE CORRELATION BETWEEN SKIN COLOR AND CRIME MORON.

      December 21, 2011 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
      • official

        Another idiot..wow.. Why dont you look up the correlation between crime and income level ....then look at the correlation between "color" and income level .. then take the "color" with the lowest income level and look at their history from the start of this country with an overlay chart comparison with the "color" that has the highest income level.

        Again the country is full of idiots

        December 21, 2011 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • A2_tool_steel

      Let's not forget the War on Drugs...which, even though many whites are also incarcerated, has proven to be a ghastly mistake and a very racist war. Case in point: White guy has cocaine and gets let off w/ very little jail time &/or fine. Black guy has crack cocaine and is imprisoned for 20+ years. True most of the prison population is black...but this is mostly due to an ignorant, corruptive, and drug company money making war against our own citizens. STOP THE MADNESS!! [Btw I'm white FYI]

      December 21, 2011 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
      • official

        A2 you are part of the 1% of the white people that are conscious and understand what is going on. I just hope you spread the knowledge you have to your peers.

        December 21, 2011 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
      • jwk1

        I have a suggestion to all people – don't do drugs. It's better that way.

        December 21, 2011 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • dave

      Actually, I hate to say it, but it would appear YOU are a part of the racial problem today. The Jewish people have done much to forget and not typecast all Germans as bad, especially the current ones that had nothing to do with world war II. My grand parents came from Europe just before WWII. They were broke, and bore no malice to anyone and obviously didn't have slaves. I didn't even see a black person until I was 18. After moving from Minnesota to Texas, I became friends with all colors, because it wasn't important. I remember working at a drive-in and serving blacks from the back door because they couldn't come in the front. (I got fired for that one) I suspect you have heard a lot of stories handed down, but have very limited first hand knowledge of what has happend in the last 100 years. A lot of progress has been made on both sides. Please read ALL history, not just black history, white history, brown history, and try to view history from each perspective. A lot of white folks suffered trying to bring justice for all. There was a time when there were no blacks in Congress, so it's obvious the whites had a hand in it! All races have good and bad. If you look for the bad, you can find it, but if you look for the good, you can find it, too! Our house was the first house in the neighborhood. It was build 35 years ago. It has been paid for for 11 years. We are the only original owners left. We have neighbors of virtually all colors, and most of them are very good neighbors. Some keep their houses up, some don't – It doesn't seem to be color specific. 4 are rent houses in pretty bad shape. We've had our share of drugs, vandalism, & robbery. I figure it's gonna go anywhere I go, sooner or later, so I'm not moving. I do have a security system and cameras. Quit feeling sorry for yourself and move on. It's the only chance you will have to TRULY throw off the bonds. P.S. I grew up on welfare, and I have no college. Been there, done that.

      December 21, 2011 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Triple A

    Over the years there have been countless stories in the news about A flag that has flown for years, or that cross has been there longer than I can remember, or the manger scene can no longer go here... as Diversity moves in American Pie culture is torn down as offensive. America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves. Abe knew it back then.

    December 21, 2011 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  11. official

    99% of The White Race are racists whether it is overt racism, covert racism or aversive racism. They have been conditioned and passed a subconscious FEAR of darker races from generation to generation over thousands of years. They turn that FEAR into subconsciously feeling SUPERIOR than any race other than they're own.

    December 21, 2011 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • jwk1

      Define racism, please.

      December 21, 2011 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • deb

      Gee, do you truly think that all white people are crazy?! How sick is this. Maybe white people are merely going by the evidence. Try the truth sometime–it is hard, but there's no other way.

      December 21, 2011 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
      • official

        More proof that this country is full of idiots, People kill me with the "well black people statistically commit more crimes and are in jail more than whites" that way of thinking is flawed. I can tell you as a 23 yr old black man living in the 4th biggest city in America i get pulled over and TARGETED by police maybe 11 times out of the year. White old mean statistically rape little boys more than any other race in this country. So should i paint with a broad brush and say old white men are child molesters? And as far as 99% of white people being racists this is not something you make a conscious decision of you, it is in your nature and it is a terrible shame.

        so should i run with that and deem all you old whit mean disgusting child molesters?

        December 21, 2011 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
      • anon

        Official: I know this goes against the point your trying to make, but the truth is is that you wouldn't be out of line at all not to trust most old white men around kids. Especially based on statistics.

        But if you want to get down to it, MEN in general cause more crimes and horrific violence then women by a LONG shot. Females like Casey anthony and susan smith get in the news mainly because of the unusual fact that it involves females. Women are catching up, true, but MEN still out do in visciousness and crime by a HUGE margin. Worldwide at that.

        December 21, 2011 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Polis

      It's so true, I'm white and I hate races so much, especially NASCAR races and relay races and elves.

      December 21, 2011 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • jwk1

      Well, the truth is that murder rate among blacks is 7-8 times higher than among whites. About a half of all murder victims and perpetrators in the USA are black.

      December 21, 2011 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
      • official

        That is the problem, 99% of white people will stop at that fact and run with it and just say "black people are just criminals they just kill each other for no reason"..dig deeper..WHY is the murder rate higher amongst black people. You must be aware of the CAUSE behind the EFFECT, i am not saying that the cause justifies the effect but once you aware of the cause you will be able to make intelligent conclusions instead of dismissing every negative state piece you find about black people as "oh that's just because they're black".

        December 21, 2011 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • WellSaid

      Official, your unsubstantiated statistics and generalizations are doing more to hurt race relations than anything that is happening in your imagination.

      December 21, 2011 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • jwk1

      Good point. Let's talk about CAUSES. The cause of white departure from "diversified" areas is not the new neighbors skin color, but higher crime level. There is no racism there, just common sense.

      BTW, white people don't flee when Asians move in.

      December 21, 2011 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
      • official

        your right..because MOST Asians in America culture assimilate to the point where they're white neighbors are not threatened by they're behavior..it is in line with how they "white people" operate. Plus historically white and asians have not had the same relationship as black and whites..99% of white families have been passing down racism from generation to generation since they came to the "new world"

        December 21, 2011 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • A2_tool_steel

      Official you have a very valid point with the exception of 99%. Realistically, it's probably more like 80% (still high). It's a bloody shame that people don't seem to be able to put themselves into others' shoes. It is true that blacks generally commit more crimes but it is also true that many generations of blacks have been oppressed.... which has in turn provoked lower education, less income, etc. Let's not mention the fact about how many families are ripped apart because a black father was caught with drugs and imprisoned. Additionally, if a drug user has a descent job, he/ she can afford his / her habit. If a drug user doesn't make much money, he / she will steal to support his /her habit. I believe the War on Drugs has caused countless problems including huge bouts of racism

      December 21, 2011 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
      • Bryan

        You're implicitly advocating illegal drug use. Wow, just wow. God help us if you have any kids....or God help your kids...

        December 21, 2011 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • dave

      I find that 99% of people who put out blanket statements on racism are RACIST! Deal with your own issues, we don't need the hassle!

      December 21, 2011 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bryan

      Your post is proof there's racists in every ethnicity.

      December 21, 2011 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Kregg

    love to see those property values we worked so hard for sink because of liberalism. I love it even more when libtards expect me to thank them for it 🙂

    December 21, 2011 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Michael Smith

      Yes, your property values sunk because darky moved in. Not because half your neighbors foreclosed after getting into ARM loans they couldn't afford, followed by auctioning of said homes to investors who sold those to responsible black families via FHA loans. Not because the housing market tanked in an unbelievable way. Because of darky.

      December 21, 2011 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
      • Bryan

        He didn't say anything about race, but you sure said it very eloquently. He addressed liberalism, which is part of what caused the housing collapse. Ever heard of President Carter's CRA? Look it up, liberalism at its finest. Policies like those combined with greedy banks that gave loans out like candy to people totally unqualified caused the housing implosion.

        December 21, 2011 at 7:25 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Polis

    Poor reporting. This article makes it seem like the actual composition of the typical suburban "neighborhood" is changing dramatically, while, in reality, it is not. Minority and low income populations are not moving into the McMansion neighborhoods, rather the efforts by the federal gov't, some states and a trend in both (sub)urban planning and the real estate market has been leaning towards affordable housing. Rather, in many cases, apartments are built near free-way on ramps, away from the typical suburban communities.

    Additionally, in some cases, an even stronger push is being emphasized and smaller scale McMansion communities have been constructed in an affordable fashion, with smaller homes. Or with a mixture of smaller homes on the cheaper lots near the busy arterial frontage roads and bigger homes in the quieter centers.

    However, this article is misleading.

    December 21, 2011 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  14. yoyo5749

    1950's....mmmm...Bull Conner Of Alabama has change his heart... Suburbia is changing to multiculture community....Get with the program folks....Life is too good to waste on small minded people....

    December 21, 2011 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • jwk1

      I am ok with multiculturalism as long as it doesn't increase the crime level.

      December 21, 2011 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  15. deb

    "How far we've come!!!!! For those of us who grew up in the suburbs, the neat, clean, safe suburbs, this is disaster.

    December 21, 2011 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
  16. hammersklavier

    Most recent starts trends data suggests that exurban starts have greatly slowed down while those in "gentrified" urban neighborhoods are speeding up in equal proportion. There are a variety of reasons being posited for this; I am of the mind that it represents a generational-level shift in what is considered reasonable and desirable accommodation.

    December 21, 2011 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  17. REPORT A ILLEGAL TODAY

    ATTENTION AMERICA, please everyone call today to Homeland Security and report every illegal in your neighborhood! We must call and demand these illegals be investigated, and deported to save our lands from these thiefs who are taking away our childrens, and grandchildrens future. Tell obumma to deport ALL illegals!

    December 21, 2011 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • MrMaine

      Wow what an idiot.

      December 21, 2011 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Polis

      Who do I report you to for improper grammar? "A ILLEGAL", come on, seriously?

      December 21, 2011 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • MBAMom

      AMEN. PREACH!! Get them out, NOW!!

      December 21, 2011 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • official

      You are an illegal immigrant

      Every one commenting on this article is an illegal immigrant.

      December 21, 2011 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Charles Schumacher

    Ever notice how McDonald's advertising targets black people, and the vast majority of litter strewn about is McDonald's bags/cups/wrappers?

    December 21, 2011 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • MrMaine

      Sorry but the last McDonald's commercial I saw was all white and targeting Maine majority white. So how do you think all that McDonald's trash ended up on the streets of Maine? Open your eyes.

      December 21, 2011 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Katie

    Yes, Ghetto's on the raise... Many nice suburban areas are now littered with beer cans, junk cars and spray paint.. I'd say the article is true, when speaking of ethnic move to suburban areas... it is what it is.

    December 21, 2011 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • eat the truth

      True!!!

      December 21, 2011 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • bob f.

      it is not so much a move as it is chapter8 increasing outside of urban areas into the burbs .Especially in the older burbs, which are no longer really considered the burbs anymore but an extension of the downtown area. burbs are now considered at least in most parts something outside of a 20- 30 mile radius in newer developments 25 years and younger or upscale valued properties. That is not to say there are not nice areas within a 10 mile radius of downtown but for most part they are now considered the burbs anymore.

      December 21, 2011 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Little John

    The pink elephant in the room that no one is talking about regarding demographic shifts is the widespread usage of artificial contraception and abortion. The reason why is because it is so widespread AND a hot button issue for so many people. But, intil it is discussed in a factual, truthful and rational manner, then people will just be skimming the surface on this issue.

    December 21, 2011 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
  21. teabaggers

    Oh boy the Teabaggers will have to move out now. Where can they go hide and quietly molest or kill their children now...

    "DAMMIT ALL THIS DIVERSITY...."

    December 21, 2011 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bryan

      What? You anti tea party crowd are the "real" bigots in our society. Look at your post.....disgusting.

      December 21, 2011 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • MrMaine

      please seek education then re-post.

      December 21, 2011 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Granger

      teabaggers...move over to dirtbaggers...that seems more appropriate

      December 21, 2011 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Integrity

    I was struck by a comment that Ron Paul recently made about those who are on “welfare from the cradle to the grave”.

    Did the article say anything about this chronic trend?

    Shouldn’t we start requiring parents to be licensed and to hold them accountable, including the deadbeat fathers, who impregnate numerous woman, who fail to be responsible for the children they father, and who only pose a burden to society.

    After all, you have to have a license to have a pet, to go fishing or hunting, to operate a motor vehicle, and yet people can have child, after child, with little, if any, requirements or standards.

    For many years teenage pregnancy rates in the US rival that of some developing countries, and a large percentage of these children end up in the juvenile and adult justice system, and these perpetuate this tragic cycle.

    Sadly many of today’s youth revere the drug dealers; girls want to date them and have their babies, and many of our misguided youth see the drug dealer as a role model and strive to immolate them.

    December 21, 2011 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Arpita

      Please don't judge people you don't know. You have no idea what a girl must have to go through to want to date a drug dealer. You've never been in her situation, and you probably never will. Go out and actually meet someone before you criticize them.

      December 21, 2011 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
      • Integrity

        I have spent the past the past few decades working with and assisting people with substance abuse issues, delinquency issues, teen pregnancy issues, criminal behavior and mental health issues.

        I have so dedicated myself to this end that I completed a masters degree with a major in counseling' I completed additional graduate work at another university in family studies, I then began a doctorate in counseling; and, then I completed another masters degree in social work, with an emphasis in family studies.

        I have spent much of my life ministering to the needy and unfortunate.

        I have worked in various fields, including family therapy and counseling, case management and juvenile justice. My clients consider me to be a compassionate and caring person.

        Do you think you’re barking up the wrong tree yet?

        December 21, 2011 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
      • Bryan

        Ha, you just got served!!

        December 21, 2011 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Granger

      the only thing you left out of your post was it's 99% black that's causing/having these issues

      December 21, 2011 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
      • Bryan

        Maybe that's what you think, but the poster didn't say anything about any races. Why are you trying to play a non-existent race baiting game? Get a clue.

        People of ALL races are multigenerational welfare recipients.

        December 21, 2011 at 6:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bryan

      An excellent post.

      December 21, 2011 at 6:26 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Lydia

    If anyone would like to read a thoughtful thesis on how we got where we are today, this is it:
    http://www.investinganswers.com/education/global-economic-crisis/corruption-america-3948?utm_source=NL&utm_medium=EMAIL&U=1191508&utm_campaign=_The_Corruption_of_America

    December 21, 2011 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • teabaggers

      stormfront >>>that way

      December 21, 2011 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Tee

    They don't stay long at all. A few months after terrorizing neighbors and they're gone. It takes months to clean the house out after they leave also. Much safer now here with them evicted and/or foreclosed on.

    December 21, 2011 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Anting

    San Jose in the Silicon Valley of California? Ranked most peaceful city in the US with over 50% of the population being immigrants.

    December 21, 2011 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Charles Schumacher

      San Jose – 42% white, 32% Asian, 3.2% African American.

      December 21, 2011 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
      • mrpopov

        thats 77 % what's the rest? Doesnt help your argument so why include it right?

        December 21, 2011 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Blessed247

    IWow, to hear such racism, bigotry and stereotyping flow so freely from som of you, it is disheartening. I am an eductaed African American who has never committed a crime, raised sons who also are law abiding , productive citizens. I work very hard in the corporate world and happily reside in the suburbs. You can not tell my house from yours during anytime of the year. As a matter of fact, my home is maintained better than most of my 'white' neighbors. White neighbors who's children have been arrested for selling drugs and murder Everyone has right to their own opinion, just don't label All of us (African American's) as being the same. We don't all act alike or look alike. Judge us on our invidualilty. Thank you

    December 21, 2011 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dave

      Your so called civilized behavior is a minority among the minorities. Most of the black youth are of the repulsive hip hop anti-establishment persuasion. No Whites want to live around that, and they never will. Not to mention that Black people are quite simply a depressing eyesore to behold that whites do not want to look at, something that Blacks repeatedly fail to understand. As long as Black people remain Black, Whites will never willingly want to integrate with them, and there is nothing wrong with that.

      December 21, 2011 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dave

        (Not the same Dave as the poster) No whites want to be around the hip-hop scene? I take it you've never been to a public school. There's just as many white teenage boys with their pants around their knees as there are blacks. I also happen to know some white people who are pretty good break dancers. Just because Emminem proved white people can't rap doesn't mean white people can't enjoy rap.

        December 21, 2011 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
      • Arpita

        Wow Dave, you do realize that the poverty and disorder experienced by the majority of the African Americans who "white people don't want to live around" was caused by the slavery and anti-black laws white people CREATED. These policies have taken people out of the society they lived in, displaced their homes and families, leaving them around hateful white people for generations. And here YOU ARE, criticizing African Americans for how they've grown up. Take some responsibility for the current situation, instead of blaming it on others who are struggling to survive and create their American dream, despite what they've been through.

        December 21, 2011 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dave

        These so called hip hop White boys do not own their own houses do they? Soon these White hip hop boys will grow out of all that and realize they don't want to live around Black people any more than their parents ever did. Truth.

        December 21, 2011 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
      • MrMaine

        This is Comedy correct? Your post cannot be serious.

        December 21, 2011 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
      • Really?

        I promise as long as ignorant people such as you continue to exist most people, regardless of race, will not want to integrate with you.

        December 21, 2011 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
      • Brownie2

        Careful, Dave you are describing your children and many of their friends. Last I heard, it was white America buying most of the "gansta" rap and hip-hop CDs. And speaking of an eye-sore, have you seen some of the po' (that's poorer than poor) white folks in the hills of Virginia, Kentucky and West Virginia. These are your kind who boldly make their living selling 'white lightning' and killing anyone who comes in to try to stop them. Have you checked out America's heartland where the meth world is run by young white kids who are not only killing themselves, but they're killing and robbing all those around them. Face it...people are people regardless of color.

        December 21, 2011 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dolores

        Dave, speaking as a white person, I'd like to suggest that you please speak for yourself. I don't fit in your tiny tight little racist box, and neither does most the people I know. Black, white, brown, makes no difference, but the content of a person's heart and mind does.

        December 21, 2011 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dave

        @Arpita

        But White people are not interested in taking responsibilty for it. Not as long as it comes at the expense of White livelyhood and their standard of living. Black people may love the idea of a giant melting pot, because it serves them to their end. However White people will always resist everything sliding to the lowest common denominator, where the White standard of living is severely comprimised with the races being forced together like oil and water. You would be surprised about how the vast majority of White people feel strongly this way and always will. The only reason you don't hear more from them on sites such as these is because they feel bad about having to explain it in such blunt terms. But facts are facts.

        December 21, 2011 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
      • Granger

        Ouch ! The truth hurts, and Dave, the original poster, just delivered a bucket full....all this PC garbage and whining opinions can keep rolling...however, it's true...the majority of blacks make it tough for the decent ones ...yeah, hiphop...high crime, drugs, multiple kids from multiple daddies....all are burdens on society...and all blacks want to do is continue their illicit behavior and blame the white man....

        December 21, 2011 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
      • Blessed247

        Dave,

        My so called civilized behavior, really???? Your very narrow view of the world has seriously stunted your growth. With any luck, you didn't procreate and spead you words of wisdom to innocent children.

        P.S – Don't worry about living next to me, I'm certain you would never pass the application process or possess the financial means to move into our gated community.

        December 21, 2011 at 7:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Berkenshaw

      Blessed247, do not even waste your time attempting to appeal to the intellect of trolls. It never fails. Anytime on any news forum that race is the subject or part of the subject, the trolls come out. Half of these angry, hateful, raging imbeciles are jobless or unskilled and angry at the world because they still live in their mommy's basement and this morning she told them they will have to start paying rent. Damn Minorities!!!!

      December 21, 2011 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
      • Blessed247

        Berkenshaw,

        You're correct, I know I probably shouldn't have commented but the rhetoric was un-nerving.

        December 21, 2011 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Brownie2

      My family looks very much like yours, Blessed, but you should have seen the white residents of our newly settled neighborhood "flying" out of here once they saw some of their neighbors were Black...though we were better educated and better employed. And this happened 30 years ago! What I see in this report is a "reverse flight" from the suburbs by whites who are moving to the cities to escape former city-dwelling minorities who are moving to the suburbs. I wonder how long we can play this game?

      December 21, 2011 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • guest

      Blessed247, as you know, you are not an anomaly but most don't comment because it only encourages the idiots and puts you in a defensive position. What do you have to defend yourself against? Those who would question it are not worth the time it would take you to formulate an answer.

      December 21, 2011 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
      • Blessed247

        Guest, you are correct. Reading all of the negative remarks did put me on the defensive. Maybe I shouldn't have responded, but since no one else was speaking up, I thought I'd give the minority a voice.

        December 21, 2011 at 6:01 pm | Report abuse |
  27. saltine

    White people in the 50's were far from Leave it to Bever, sure they had manicured lawns, but inside their homes were drunken fathers who beat their wives and molested their kids. teen pregnancy in which the daughter was forced to marry, or get shipped of to a reletive in the country for 9 months for the baby to be adopted out, racism against blacks was as natural as breathing. Leave it to Bever was just a TV show, and the Cleavers are fictional characters..the perfect white existance can only be in the mind of someone white and broadcasted for everyone's entertainment.

    December 21, 2011 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Charles Schumacher

      Exactly, kind of how all black people were on the receiving end of a firehose all day or shooting up and listening to jazz.

      December 21, 2011 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
      • Brownie2

        Alll? Alright let's generalize. ALL white kids are crazy meth heads blowing themselves up in homemade labs. All country white folk are insane moonshiners chasing their sisters and cousins through the hills!! Get real and face the fact that all races have their share of problems. The first step is to admit that you have a problem.

        December 21, 2011 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Matt

      Jesus Christ, where did you live?

      December 21, 2011 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
      • Charles Schumacher

        Malcom X's attic

        December 21, 2011 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
      • Sheikh Muhammad

        Your Jesus Christ was from Asia by the way...

        December 21, 2011 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • saltine

      I live in reality Matt...you should try living there too. The Cleavers were NOT real, and neither is a perfect white existance. spare me your foolishness.

      December 21, 2011 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  28. ILLEGALS ARE THE PROBLEM

    Why this article doesnt say illegals, why cover it up and say hispanics? This mexico influence is crambed down Americas throat, and we dont want that. If we want to see mexican traditions, we can travel to mexico. Keep America American!
    DEPORT ALL 12 MILLION ILLEGALS.

    December 21, 2011 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Realistic85

      Well first of all not all illegals are hispanic. Second of all if you happen to know there are 12 million illegal immigrants in this country then that means you must know where they all are. So why don't you throw them out? Otherwise you seem to me that you are an out of work janitor that is upset that a person from outside this country took your job becasue you weren't smart enough to operate a broom. Either way you are pathetic...

      December 21, 2011 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • scott

      Sounds like you don't understand what America is all about. While I am against illegal immigration and support tougher laws, iI find your suggestion that legal immigrants should leave their culture behind to be extremely bigoted. We're a melting pot of cultures and have been from the second European feet stepped on this continent.

      December 21, 2011 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Realistic85

      A quesiton for you since you seem to be all knowing about "illegal imigration" and Mexican culture. What do you know about American culture? Tell me what exactly is American culture? I'd also like to know what "Mexican culture" is is so intrusive here in America? I'm curious with your truly deep comments that you posted before that you must have an amazing answer for me...

      December 21, 2011 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  29. DSBsky

    Lol Hispanics at 3x anyone elses rate. Can you say "hostile takeover of america by illegal immigrants"? If you only speak Spanish, I doubt it...

    December 21, 2011 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sheikh Muhammad

      Aren't the early white settlers also Immigrant 😛

      December 21, 2011 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • teabaggers

      shh... The teabaggers like to practice something called "selective history"

      December 21, 2011 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Dave

    Wow. I've always been against affirmative action and such things because I believed everyone should be treated equally and racism was essentially a thing of the past. I'm really hoping the comments on this article aren't indicative of the greater American population, because then my base premise for such opinions would be totally wrong. I would estimate that about 90% of these comments were nothing but bigotry. There goes the neighborhood? Where I grew up, we had Hispanic families all throughout our neighborhood. They did not conform to what most of these posters would consider the established 'American' culture. They lived their own culture. But they never tried to force it down our throat. We invited them over for dinner and ate our cultural food (roast and potatoes). They invited us over and we ate their cultural food (you've never tasted lamb until you've had it made by a guy who learned it from is Mexican parents). So yes, I got to partake in Mexican culture, but no, they didn't try to force it down my throat. The variety was nice. Is there any logical reason why my childhood lemonade stand should be considered superior to the neighbor girl's rider wagon with a cooler full of tamales? At least hers tasted good. People just bought mine out of pity.

    December 21, 2011 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Melissa

      We're (of course) in an internet forum, where all obnoxious people have a protection shield to say things they'd never dare say to someone's face. Doesn't excuse the behavior, but it's not surprising either – the anonymity of the internet serves as a way to allow real beliefs escape society's filter

      That said, I live in a neighborhood that is wonderfully diverse. We love that during the bi-annual neighborhood parties or on Halloween (when we most commonly see everyone), we hear at least a half-dozen languages in the conversations. The potlucks are a blast, and we share the parts of our different cultures that we love (and skip the ones we don't). Whether native-born or immigrant, it doesn't matter.

      With VERY few exceptions, everyone's polite and respectful of one another. We're all hard-working families who look out for the kids and strive to make good lives for ourselves. Our neighborhood is a miniature version of the melting pot of America, and I can't think of a better place to be.

      December 21, 2011 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • deb

      The old knee-jerk–emphasis on jerk–liberal reaction to the truth. God help those of us who can see.

      December 21, 2011 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
      • MrMaine

        You that can see, please open your eyes.

        December 21, 2011 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
  31. suckitup

    I drive by neighborhoods with an empty baseball field after school and during the summer. We would of done anything for this field growing up. rock infested, groundhog hole laden, dimension challenged fields were used every single day. I couldnt imagine having a dedicated field with a fence for public use. what a shame..... im not that old either

    December 21, 2011 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  32. jm

    bringing the crime and std's wih them of course......Just stay off my property and "you cool", or should I say
    "yo gangsta yo good".

    December 21, 2011 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • DV

      I think you fit well in the group, ignorance must be spreading qucikly
      THANKS FOR FOLLOWING & SPREADING THE IGNORANCE JM

      December 21, 2011 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Plug1

    White Amerikkka,continues it's racist legacy......what else is new!!!! At lease you like to finish what you START!!!!

    December 21, 2011 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dave

      Yeah, White people will always look down on Black people and think they are repulsive and disgusting, and that is because they are. So what's the problem?

      December 21, 2011 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
      • the law

        man, you don't tink much of yourself do ya.. stand tall and be a man for once in your life..

        December 21, 2011 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
      • DV

        YOUR JUST MAD ITS OK, YOUR ISSUES WILL RISE AND CONT. TO HATE.
        HATE = NON-LIKE ? <- WAY TOO MUCH NEGATIVITY IN YOUR BLOOD
        THATS WHY WE HAVE A VERY SUCCESSFUL PRESIDENT, KEEP HATING
        AND WE WILL KEEP RISING TO THE TOP.

        December 21, 2011 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
      • Charles Schumacher

        You mean the half white president who was raised by his white mother and grandparents? Don't sit there and pretend that if he was all Jesse Jackson he'd be pres.

        December 21, 2011 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dave

        Your black president was born from a WHITE woman. Rasied and educated by White people. Obama LOVES White people, so don't bother to tell me how Black Obama is.

        December 21, 2011 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
      • Bryan

        Dave, you sound like a bigot yourself. Pot, meet kettle.

        December 21, 2011 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hank G.

      Happy Kwanzaa!

      December 21, 2011 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • jm

      prove them wrong.

      December 21, 2011 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
      • Really?

        I prove you wrong everyday as I leave my UES apartment, get in my chauffeured car, and go to my six figure wall street job.

        December 21, 2011 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
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  35. calvin

    Sammy Dee and white is right, you both need to do your History!! Look to see who really were the inventors? My comments were not meaning to be racial! Just to let you know, I am white!!

    December 21, 2011 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hank G.

      This is very true. White people were not inventors and the NASA space program is really minorities in masks.

      December 21, 2011 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dave

        You idiots don't even have a clue what you are talking about. What minorities? Be more specific

        December 21, 2011 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Charles Schumacher

      Cathedrals of medieval Europe? Actually built by Mexicans.

      December 21, 2011 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dave

        What does that have to do with NASA?

        December 21, 2011 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Kirk

    I moved out to the country to get away from the minorities in my old suburban neighborhood. I hope they don't come to the country now.

    December 21, 2011 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Julie

      What specific problems were you experiencing because of these minorities?

      December 21, 2011 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Angy

      I'm sure I am speaking for all minorties, we are glad you are gone.

      December 21, 2011 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dave

        Black people will always be there to crawl up white peoples butts. Blacks love living with Whites, because anything is better than living with Blacks

        December 21, 2011 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Alex

    The cities are becoming desirable places to live in again–and so that is driving up the price to buy/rent to extraordinary levels. In other words, poor minorities are being priced out of the city. Sadly, this reinforces racism because those that are forced out are poor because they are unable to hold jobs, have no skills, sometimes have criminal records, and do not take care of property. They are essentially untended, rude children that end up being a burden to the communities they move to.

    If I ever move out of the city, I'm passing the suburbs for a rural area. I'm not dealing with that garbage.

    December 21, 2011 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Sammy Dee

    Question: Why don't poor, uneducated, welfare thugs live in small towns, or rural areas? Do they simply get lost in the shuffle of cities and suburbs, and they would stick out dramatically in smaller towns?

    December 21, 2011 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Country Girl

      Poor, uneducated people do live in rural areas. They just aren't thugs, they live quietly on the ragged edge of society barely getting by.

      December 21, 2011 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Todd

    The "Leave it to Beaver" was only a fictional view of this period of time. Many of the problems we have now existed back then and were just as bad but worse. However culture was to keep it quite. And to put of the masks that everything is all fine and dandy to the neighbors.

    December 21, 2011 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  40. cosmicc

    If suburbs are becoming "less white", maybe it's because the declining spending on education is reducing the number of whites skilled enough to compete. The result is that Asians are (legally) moving in and taking the good jobs. Every time a school budget gets voted down the US is taking one step closer to being a third-world country.

    December 21, 2011 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Back_To_Basics

      And yet Asia manages to spend less per child on education. Maybe we should worry a little on how much we spend and a little more time on what is taught? Math, science, English, and then another math class!

      December 21, 2011 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
      • Kittyg

        AMEN!

        December 21, 2011 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Berkenshaw

      I agree with you cosmicc. I do not know what the answers are but you are right about the educational downfall of this country. We are so far behind in Math and Science (in the cities, suburbs AND rural areas), that if we don't solve this problem very soon, within two generations the U.S. will be completely
      unable to compete and yes, become a third world country.

      December 21, 2011 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  41. mk1

    If you look historically at migration patterns, the movement of whites away from immigrants is a constant. As cities grew, whites moved to the periphery. As the immigrants who drove out the whites began to move to the periphery, the whites moved to the suburbs. Now, as immigrants are moving in greater numbers to the suburbs the whites move even further out. Look at any demographic study of migration and this trend is supported, like it or not. Can you draw conclusions from this? You be the judge.

    December 21, 2011 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  42. jm

    bringing the crime and std's with them of course.

    December 21, 2011 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Br101

      Like Europeans did to the Native Americans in the 1500s?

      December 21, 2011 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
      • Hank G.

        Yes. The Spaniards truly brought their criminal ways with them to central America in the 1500's.

        December 21, 2011 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
      • mom2boys

        Touche!

        December 21, 2011 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
      • Charles Schumacher

        Smallpox is an STD? Holy crap, tell the World Health Organization, stat!

        December 21, 2011 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Phil

    I just moved from the suburbs of Long Island to Harlem New York. Yes, Harlem NYC. Harlem is safer then many suburbs on Long Island now. It s common place to hear many native Long Islanders using the phrase "this used to be a nice neighborhood" – referring to once white, middle class towns being over run by hispanics. Where there were 20 kids in a class, there is now 40. I walked into the burger joint I used to work in as a teenager, it is now next to impossible to communicate with the illegals working there. I'm only 28 and I'm starting to think there is no future in this country.

    December 21, 2011 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • mrpopov

      Overrun huh? How scary, hispanics are trying to improve their lives and enjoy owning a like their white neighbors have for years.

      December 21, 2011 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Exalted Cyclops

      The same thing is happening nationwide. There used to be so many nice areas across Dallas-Fort Worth that are were White but are now cesspools thanks to blacks and mexicans. Now we're getting other third world "diversity" here as if mexicans weren't enough. I notice a lot more muslims and burqas and curry heads as well. This is what the Dallas area is these days. I can only imagine what it is like in New York and Los Angeles. Our country is being thrown away by those traitors that run the government. The next civil war won't be between North and South. It'll be between Americans one side and the government and the multicultural mess on the other.

      December 21, 2011 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  44. So what

    It's almost funny that every time someone mentions anything that a particular race can be identified by, they start yelling racisim. I totally disagree. When an entire group of people have combined their 'normal' living habits such that they can be grouped then that's all it is -– an identifier for that group! Blacks have high crime, dirty homes, tons of social workers in the area, tons of money tossed their way, food given to them, lowered test standards such that they are not "left behind", and anything else they need except one -– one that they have to provide for themselves -– self respect. Without it, that race is doomed to continue as they have done for generations. Go to any black race neighborhood in my home town and you'll see what I mean. Racism you say? An identifier of a failed race is what I say!

    December 21, 2011 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • mrpopov

      what's racist is assuming every member of that race qualifies under your "identifier." Since when are you qualified to choose what an identifier is. Simply because you belong to a race that currently outnumbers the rest?

      December 21, 2011 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  45. jdurand1970

    Regentrification of the cities has pushed lower income peoples (of all races) into the suburbs. It has become a more viable option now that light rails and other forms of public transportation have reached more and more suburban communities. Of course, now the upper-middle class is retreating back to the cities and into areas further out (a continuation of "white flight").

    Also, the "elegance" of suburbian was always destined to be short lived. The cookie cutter houses, constructed faster and faster to accom0date more people, were not built to stand the test of time. Houses in a 20 year-old subdivision typically look pretty run down.

    December 21, 2011 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • dave

      The biggest problem here, in my opinion, is that people move from these houses as soon as they can, and they become rental units. This results in a decaying neighborhood, because renters won't maintain/improve the homes, and neither will the owners. This is not a racial issue, it's a self-pride issue.

      December 21, 2011 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
      • Plug1

        @Dave // OBama was raised by a white women because the white women love that Black Thang!!! But don't ask your wife, she might tell you something your not prepared to hear....LMAO!!!!!

        December 21, 2011 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
  46. James

    Has nothing to do with racism....but on the other hand you have to look at the facts....American suburbs are trashed....what use to be a nice neighborhood looks like a 3rd world country in the area I live in...For 30 years these neighborhoods were clean with nice yards....Now there is no yard and the propertys are destroyed....And whats the difference....We all know the difference....But we can't say racism....I'll just say there aren't as many whites as there use to be in these areas....But thats not racism....Thats a fact....But I have to say their new vehicles look nice parked in what use to be a driveway.....!

    December 21, 2011 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kittyg

      Except in my neighborhood, those new vehicles aren't parked in the driveway....they're parked in the yard! And never just one, but at least 3-4!

      December 21, 2011 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  47. us1776

    Half the houses are now in foreclosure. Some for over 3 years. Grass is two feet high. The banks refuse to do anything about keeping the places up.

    But the banks just keep printing money and lending it to us. Such a great scheme.

    .

    December 21, 2011 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • dave

      Banks don't print money.....

      December 21, 2011 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
      • us1776

        Go understand how the Fed works.

        December 21, 2011 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mark

      what does a sloppy banking system have to do with the story? Last I heard, all races in your US of A are suffering from systemic mismanagement.

      December 21, 2011 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Beaver

    Wow! So many of you posting here sound like such Neo-Nazis; Bigbob,BeMused, Meki60, etc.
    No wonder America is falling apart. Open mindedness is obviously something you learn. Oh and just in case you forgot your American History or don't know it, whites came along (as the minority group) and did away with the Indians that were already here in what is the US and brought disease, filth, etc and you don't mention that do you?

    December 21, 2011 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • TiredOf Illegals

      FAIL. Go hang out with your illegal buddies. I am they would let you squeze in with their 30 family members and friends in a 3 bedroom house. Enjoy!

      December 21, 2011 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
      • Richard

        Remember when there were zoning laws against turning suburban houses into flop houses or multi-part sublets? Back when the world was civilized.

        December 21, 2011 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • dave

      What does your liberal drivel have to to with how people take care of their neighborhoods?

      December 21, 2011 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
      • mrpopov

        it has to do with you getting off your high horse and stop shoving your opinions down peoples throats as if its fact.

        December 21, 2011 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Exalted Cyclops

      The Nazis were right. America committed racial suicide when it allied with the communists against the good Aryan folk of Germany. We should have allied with Germany and finished off the communists once and for all. Jews do push for this massive third world colonization into our country. Jews want us to be distracted with blacks and mexicans so we will be too busy dealing with those problems to worry about finishing the job Hitler started to the final solution to our #1 problem.

      To be associated with the Nazis and Hitler by people like you is an honor.

      If we were on the right side of the war, we wouldn't be having this third world mess in our country today.

      December 21, 2011 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • DV

      AMEN TO BEAVER EXCEPT BLAMING IT ON ANYONE I WOULD EXPECT PIECE.
      I MEAN INSTEAD OF STICKING TOGETHER AMERICA WOULD RATHER ROT IN HELL.
      NOT ME

      December 21, 2011 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  49. BiggerPicture

    To everyone complaining about all of these "minorities" ruining their beautiful peaceful towns, I have a question:
    Why do you think all of these non-Europeans left their resource rich countries to come to America in the first place? They come from land that is by no means poor, possessing far more wealth than we do at this point in terms of natural resources. The reason is because their land was taken away from them -corrupt politicians (very often put in power by western manipulations) then turned around and sold the land, the wealth, of their people to western corporations for exorbitant profit. That is why America became so rich, not through only its own prowess, but on the back of what we call "the third world" which in reality has plenty of wealth. Due to our interference, that wealth is kept out of the hands of the people. And so the people have no choice but to follow their countries natural wealth. The wealth comes to America, the people must follow.

    December 21, 2011 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Richard

      Pity people don't recognize that these people bring all these negative cultural values with them. You think everyone who "left" is simon-pure? They are just the ones that couldn't scam themselves to the top. Look at the vast corruption in India and China. What people (especially liberals) hate to realize is that the West lives in a moral bubble that the outside world simply does not adhere to.

      December 21, 2011 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Dave

    What a bunch of reactionary losers. Crime rates have been going down and a relatively sharp drop the last 3 years. If you live in a crappy neighborhood with lots of crime, either
    1) you are a paranoid racist who thinks every brown person is out to get you.
    or
    2) You are just a loser who is too stupid and lazy to get a good job and do research on crime rates by area and then move to a good location. Rather than admit you're a loser, you're looking for someone to blame.

    I'm white. The Hispanic population has been growing in my neighborhood. It's a good thing. Old people too sick to care for their yards have been replaced with families. The increased number of kids livens the place up.

    December 21, 2011 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Richard

      I don't think every brown person is out to get me. They mostly shoot each other, which is why their criminality is tolerated.

      December 21, 2011 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Beaver

      Beautifully said Dave. I am of Latin in an interracial marriage and think diversity is great.
      You also bring up great points.

      Thank you and Happy Holidays to you and yours!
      We need more people like you to reach Peace on Earth.

      December 21, 2011 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hank G.

      Interesting that the two points are both essentially name calling "paranoid racist" and "just a loser". Lots of deep thoughts comes out of the tolerant liberal camp.

      December 21, 2011 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • bannister

      Dave – First of all, our crime rates are high BECAUSE of the black and Hispanic populations. Blacks are only 14% of the population yet commit over 50% of all violent crimes in the US. Hispanics are 3x more likely to commit violent crime than whites. (Asians are LESS likely to commit violent crime than whites) Read a report called "The Color of Crime" it breaks everything down with FBI statistics.

      So while the crime rate may occasionally "drop" it is dropping from a high level to begin with.

      December 21, 2011 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
      • mrpopov

        Your stats probably don't accountfor crimes that were never solved or reported. There are such things as variables that destroy your little bubble where everything is black and white

        December 21, 2011 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
      • DV

        While your out living a good life, that your parents gave to you.
        Some of us struggle to live & have it worse. INstead of thinking about yourself
        and have good people around you , WE DONT ! GET YOUR HEAD OUT OF YOUR
        ASS AND stop being a moron! if you know so much, you would know whyy
        people do bad things or struggle. SEEK JESUS!

        December 21, 2011 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Slyder

      I was looking at all the comments and yours stood out. I was growing sick with all the comments about minorities and immigrants ruining everything. you've just revived my faith in humanity knowing that there's still people out there like you. thanks – High school student

      December 21, 2011 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • DV

      AMEN DAVE!!!!

      December 21, 2011 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  51. chris

    Hmm, so far we've seen recent articles from CNN on Southern Christians, White people in the suburbs and their changing landscape, and several others while whitewashing race based crime statistics, islam and other topics. This is what I can't stand about CNN. This once great network, back in the 80s and early 90s, has become, purposely, the inverse of what FOX is, but to the other extreme. What a bore.

    December 21, 2011 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • dave

      Be careful! Someone will figure out that you have a brain not corrupted by the kool-aid and they will be after you in a flash!
      I'm glad there are still some free thinkers still out there.......

      December 21, 2011 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  52. ImmigrantMyself

    BS

    December 21, 2011 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  53. BlueWave

    When in doubt blame the brown people. Based on these comments it is a sport Americans tend to be pretty good at. Corporate American interests did more to destroy "Ozzie and Harriet" than blacks or Latinos ever could.

    But don't let that stop the whinning. Carry on.

    December 21, 2011 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • dave

      I didn't think there was a lot of doubt in this article.

      December 21, 2011 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • RiseAgain

      it's not about race, it's about culture. Here, Let me say it. Some cultures are not that great. Example, as a woman, I would not want to live in an Africian culture, Arab culture, a Mexican culture. Does that make me racist? No, as a woman, I prefer to be free. Make sense? Can still luv me some brown, np.

      December 21, 2011 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
      • Kirk

        Ok. ok. Back in the kitchen with you!

        December 21, 2011 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
      • mrpopov

        not all african, arab and mexican cultures are the same. thanks for generalizing

        December 21, 2011 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  54. NudeTruth

    That's a lot of illegals

    December 21, 2011 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  55. kennedy

    it's funny how people are scapegoating non-whites and non-english speaking residents for their problems but you people are failing to mention the WHITES who sent this country into this recession in the first place. i could be wrong but last time i checked bernie madoff and george bush were still white!

    December 21, 2011 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • jim

      It is also white people that refused to get serious on illegal immigration as well. I see a trend. Ah well.

      December 21, 2011 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • dirkadirka

      Look who is in the white house now.. LOLOLOL

      HOPE AND CHANGE.... HOPE AND CHANGE

      What a joke!

      December 21, 2011 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • dave

      ...And you're stiill a liberal bigot that can't let go. Looks like you have a LOT of issues......

      December 21, 2011 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Angy

      AMEN!!!!

      December 21, 2011 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  56. westbrad32

    next article should be on percentage increase of suburbanites who are internet trolls.

    December 21, 2011 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • dave

      ....And if computers had integrity checks instead of passwords, you wouldn't be on at all!

      December 21, 2011 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  57. BMOE

    Wow!!! And I bet you guys don't call yourselves racists..smh..Just like your peers with the white sheets..In this case just hide behind your code names and express your true feelings...But if anyone asked you if racism exists-you would say NO!!!!

    December 21, 2011 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  58. larry5

    In our area it's the illegals moving in and buying homes and turning the neighborhoods into trash. They will move 20 to 30 people into a three bedroom home and park cars all over the place. They come and go at all hours, throw parties and generally make a mess of things. They also squat in foreclosed homes and are difficult to evict.

    December 21, 2011 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • TiredOf Illegals

      Sad to see our great country going the way of the do do bird. Illegals are destroying our country, culture and language. If you say just one word then you are called a 'racist'. Screw this PC crap and start standing up. It might be too late already. I would hate to see what this country will be like in 25 years. Sad. Going to be the North United States of Mexico.

      December 21, 2011 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
      • Br101

        Well I bet the Native Americans thought that same thing about you a while back.

        December 21, 2011 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Exalted Cyclops

      What do you expect? Importing millions of third world rejects into our country is not going to make them live like Americans. You can take the mexican out of mexico but you can't take the mexico out of the mexican. It starts with one house and then soon the entire neighborhood looks like slum of Ciudad Juarez. The federal government allowing and encouraging this mexican colonization to continue is criminal and treasonous.

      December 21, 2011 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
      • mrpopov

        You can take the Bigoted, fanatical Protestant out of Enlgand

        December 21, 2011 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  59. cosmicc

    If anyone needs proof that racism is alive and well, they just need to read this thread.

    December 21, 2011 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • kennedy

      these people on this thread seem to all be from the same KKK chapter! SMH

      December 21, 2011 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Elbert

      ... including what you just wrote, right?

      December 21, 2011 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • White is Right

      Gee, do you really think that an article based 100% on separating the population by race would cause something like that to happen?

      December 21, 2011 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Oliver

      No kidding. This is the scariest thread I have read in a long time......

      December 21, 2011 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • dave

      Nothing in this country will ever be solved until the liberals learn how to quit using the race card. Every little thing isn't about race, it's about personal pride. Seeing 5 familys in a house is not racist – It's ILLEGAL! .... but some folks really have a problem with the word ILLEGAL, so they chalk it up to racism rather than face it.

      December 21, 2011 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dave

        (again, different Dave than parent poster) No problem with the law here. Yes, if people are breaking zoning laws, that needs to be taken care of. Yes, if they are breaking immigration laws, that needs to be taken care of. That's the law, plain and simple. But there have been a lot of comments on this article stating that black people are and always will be undesirable (the commenter made sure to point out that he was referring to black people and not to black culture), that you "can't take the Mexico out of Mexicans", and other such drivel. That has nothing to do with immigration law or zoning law or quality of life. That simply has to do with hate and disgust. Those are the comments to which these people are referring.

        Yes, crime needs to be kept in check (regardless of the race of those commiting crime). Yes, zoning laws and neighborhood covenants should be upheld. But don't point the finger at your black neighbor just because you can hide behind some statistics (remember statistics represent correlation, not causation). Males are statistically much more likely to commit rape than females, but I don't want to be banned from a subdivision because of my gender, because I'm not a rapist. Judge the individual, not the group. Have you gone and met your black neighbor to find out if he is a good person, or are you too afraid that if you knock on his door you'll come away with either a gunshot wound or a pound of cocaine?

        December 21, 2011 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Exalted Cyclops

      Everyone is naturally racist. Only Whites are not allowed to be racist, yet we are supposed to embrace black and mexican racial nationalism and hand the country over to them.

      December 21, 2011 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  60. REG in AZ

    There seems merit to believe that the "middle-class white" is becoming as disadvantaged as everyone else, with everyone (excluding the 1% few) collecting in the suburbs trying to make ends meet as our country is continually pushed towards being a two-class society with "the few" (1%) competing in having it all and the majority (99%) struggling together in the suburbia. It is moving more towards the desired equality for all (excluding the 1%) but it is by having the middle-class moving down the ladder instead of having the bottom moving up – not a real good demographic. Who to blame? First look should be at the politicians who put their politics above all else, placating "the few" (1%) who strongly support them and who work with them to con the public and manipulate public opinion, giving the majority (99%) only apathy, the costs and an abundance of subterfuge to rationalize and deceive.

    December 21, 2011 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
  61. M

    I am an investor. I buy and repair properties and resell or rent. I don't understand how these immigrant populations live in these other countries. You should see the awful things they do to these nice homes. It's really aweful. They do-it-yourself everything, live in the basements, filth everywhere. Roaches and rats. They don't have to live this way. Just a little cleaning, care, and knowledge. I don't even need to look at the tax record to know what culture has lived in the property. They all have their style and smell. It's never good. I don't get it. Don't you want to live in a nice, clean, organized space? Doesn't cost a lot.

    December 21, 2011 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sammy Dee

      I always wondered this same thing. Why does being poor and not picking up after yourself go together? You go to two Walmarts or Targets, same exact store, different neighborhood. The ones in the nice neighborhoods are clean and well kept, the poor ones are trashy, dirty, and messy. It's a question of class vs. no class, and no pride in ones self, and ones neighborhood.

      December 21, 2011 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • kennedy

      my neighbors are white and they do the exact same thing so what your point?

      December 21, 2011 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
      • White is Right

        Sure they do. You're not just saying that because you're black and butthurt.

        December 21, 2011 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
      • dave

        Personal pride is not a race issue, but your comments were. That solves nothing.

        December 21, 2011 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
      • Really?

        @ WhiteisRight, If you need proof watch an episode of hoarders.

        December 21, 2011 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • TiredOf Illegals

      You are right. We just moved OUT of orlando/Kissimmee, Florida a year and a half ago. The houses were stripped bear after a foreclosure. They would take every outlet out of the wall, sink, door to resale it including the ac/hearter. All you would have left is the shell of the house. Frickin' animals is what they are.

      December 21, 2011 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • kennedy

      or i could just posting it because i'm a race-trader and i can't stand racist people like you who think white is right but in all honesty generally do a disservice to the entire human race.....white folks as well! guess you didn't see that coming? but then again you're always right, right?

      December 21, 2011 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
      • dave

        I think you've identified the real racist here.....

        December 21, 2011 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • M

      Another strange thing I notice- the things they leave behind are some times much nicer or newer than the same things I own. Designer clothing left crumpled on the floor, nice furniture, decent counter top appliances etc etc. that are nicer than mine. They don't even take care of their nice things. I just don't understand. I have clothes that are ten years old that look great. I hang them up. I stay organized. A lot of times you will also see many coins on the floor. Why? Penny saved/ penny earned- why not just put them in a jar. Weird.

      December 21, 2011 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  62. The Fitz

    15 years ago my family move to the farm country because we saw this coming, not because of race but that neighbors are not what they use to be. I have 5 acres and no neighbors which I do miss at times, but then I watch Christmas with the Kranks and it all comes back to me. LOL. Suburbia has changed and the city is moving out into these areas with no respect for one another. That will be its demise .

    December 21, 2011 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • NYLawyer

      Well, you're about to have alot of white comppany outh there.

      December 21, 2011 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  63. calvin

    Whose fault is it that the country is the way it is today? If it keeps allowing illegal immigrants in then yes the problems get worse. If the slaves were broutgh over here without their free will, whose to blame for that? If all others from evry country came over here to make it, whose fault is it? The country was doomed from the very begiining when it took the Indians land. So who is to Blame? Only the one whom always claims to be the Superior Race!

    December 21, 2011 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sammy Dee

      Superior race? Aren't you saying the success of whites is a coincidence? Look at the accomplishments of the people of this world, from inventions to discoveries to cures...the lion's share have been made by those in Europe, or of European decent.

      December 21, 2011 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
      • Jimmy T

        I would have to disagree with you a little about your comment. The ancient people from the Arab nations provided a lot in the way of advancement of the human population. They brought us many advances in mathematics and engineering which allowed the Europeans to accomplish even more.

        December 21, 2011 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • RiseAgain

      Africans enslaved and have sold and continue to sell their own race. Native Americans have fought Native Americans for land resources for thousands of years. What's your point? everything is the white race's fault? sounds racist to me.

      December 21, 2011 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • ourfault

      Actually, it IS the whites fault. The white MAN's fault to be more specific. Whites have allowed all these different groups to run roughshod over us all for the sake of appeasement. The reason our society is in the mess it's in is because whites have turned into a bunch of cowards.

      December 21, 2011 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
  64. Lucifer

    Caucasians soon to be the next extinct useless eaters, hahaha
    High five Commitee of 300!

    December 21, 2011 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mr. PP Poopiepants

      that's the spirit let's all embrace racism! I like you

      December 21, 2011 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Richard

      Take whites out the world for the last, oh, 500 years. You know what you'd have? The jungle.

      December 21, 2011 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • White is Right

      I'd actually like to see the world without any white people. I imagine that Africa crossed with Mexico can only end well.

      December 21, 2011 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
      • Sammy Dee

        Don't forget Asia!

        December 21, 2011 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
      • White is Right

        Asians are very tolerant of blacks and latinos as evidenced by the huge populations of them in asian countires.

        December 21, 2011 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  65. White is Right

    I'm going to move into an all-black neighborhood and bring my culture with – that is the culture of wearing my pants above my buttocks and not being a felon. I hope they tolerate me.

    December 21, 2011 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mr. PP Poopiepants

      Bring a couple buckets of Bojangles or KFC. You might even get a nice response with Popeyes..it's all about making a positive 1st impression until your home gets vandalized.

      December 21, 2011 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
      • BMOE

        Just don't bring your Goth Kids and smell of bolony with you...

        December 21, 2011 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Plug1

      Cool, just hope your not a serial KILLER!!!!!

      December 21, 2011 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
      • Sammy Dee

        *you're
        And the stereotype of only whites being serial killers was thrown out the window with the D.C. snipers...sorry.

        P.S. isn't the never ending tribal war in Africa equal to serial killers? I think it's worse...

        December 21, 2011 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
      • Hank G.

        Exactly, because being a batsh!t crazy serial killer is far worse than popping some caps in a 12-year-old kid for his high tops.

        December 21, 2011 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Umm.. not in this case

      I'm sure they will benefit from your intellectual prowess and cultural sensitivity.

      December 21, 2011 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  66. Tony

    Most Hispanics are White, Some Hispanics are African American. The qualification from being labeled Hispanic is to simply be a descendant from a Spanish speaking country, I'm a descendant of Portugal and I'm considered white. Spain and Portugal are next to each other and very similar in culture. What's make Spain and other Spanish speaking countries so special that they get there own statues for simply speaking a language. If you're European you're white. The Hispanic status is simply a status to for some to claim racial discrimination because they don't speak English. There's a big difference in coming across the border illegally then being brought here on a slave ship against your will.

    December 21, 2011 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Exalted Cyclops

      all hispanics are hispanics. I don't consider them white and never will. Even the so called "white" hispancis would identify with their fellow brown hispanics in politics and would so in a race war before they would side with real White Americans. Just because they hate blacks don't make them white. Hispanics have the entirety of "Latin America". It's not my fault every single one of those countries are underdeveloped, violent, third world hellholes. That's exactly what hispanics are turning this country into. I say kick them all out. They already have their own South American countries and they destroyed it. They can go fix it and leave us alone.

      December 21, 2011 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
      • TiredOf Illegals

        Great post and true. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

        December 21, 2011 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
      • MikeD

        Replace Hispanics with Italians/Irish and we're right back to the good ole days of hating on anyone that's not a WASP. Moron.

        December 21, 2011 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • kennedy

      i know a bunch of Hispanics who be offended if you called them White People! to make that comment means you don't appreciate your own culture and your believe that whiteness is the standard....that my friend is a sign of self-hate!

      December 21, 2011 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  67. David crandall

    So what is a minority? Here in Durham North Carolina a minority is a white guy.

    December 21, 2011 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mr. PP Poopiepants

      same with Allentown, PA. If you're not a Puerto Rican, you're a minority!

      December 21, 2011 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
      • MikeD

        Puerto Ricans are Americans...idiot.

        December 21, 2011 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • TiredOf Illegals

      See what Orlando and Kissimee, Florida has become. A crap hole full of Puerto Ricans and illegals. Even Mickey Mouse is po'ed.

      December 21, 2011 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
      • MikeD

        Puerto Ricans are American citizens....

        December 21, 2011 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
  68. Mr. PP Poopiepants

    Black People doing the Texas 2 step? now that is different I agree very much with this Aricle..hmm

    December 21, 2011 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  69. Jon

    THERE GOES THE NEIGHBORHOOD!!

    December 21, 2011 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  70. Exalted Cyclops

    The changes are that the suburbs are becoming just as crime ridden and decayed like the inner city. You can take the thug out of the ghetto but you can't take the ghetto out of the thug.

    The only option left for Whites is to move to the country and get far away from the multicultural cesspools urban areas. section 8 thug breeders are not attracted to rural areas because there's no quick KFC or crack fix around the corner and are far away from the welfare office.

    December 21, 2011 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • White is Right

      So true my friend, so true.

      December 21, 2011 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • cosmicc

      I guess anonimity allows people to declare themselves as the racist pigs they are.

      December 21, 2011 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dave

      Yes! You and all the other racists should move far away from normal people.

      December 21, 2011 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pearl

      Ghettos are not restricted to Black people so you statement would be more true if you said "the only option for DECENT PEOPLE (not just white people).....because there are some thuggish white, black, asian, latino, etc everywhere and I dont want to live anywhere near any drug dealers, meth labs, gang meeting places, or any of that crap....OK!

      December 21, 2011 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • White is Right

      Wait, isn't accepting different views part of diversity? Or do we only have to like what you tell us we should like?

      December 21, 2011 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • NYLawyer

      Sad but true. When are we going to stop giving our country away to these spanish immigrant criminals who don't work and have 5-10 kids eacht hat they don't suppport and who grow up to be just like their parents? I am going to run for President on the sole platform that I will deport everyone who came here after 1950 (the last time this country ran correctly) and will erect a 50 foot wall aroud our borders. Let's get it done.

      December 21, 2011 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Yes Indeed

      Hey Cyclops is it why you always use that one eye to look at Latina women's asses. I see you do it all the time! Stop acting like you don't want a little Chica in your life

      December 21, 2011 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  71. Suburbwhiteman

    Wake up folks! The reason of the influx of immigrants to the burbs is supply and demand.That's where the large lawns to cut are located.

    December 21, 2011 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mr. PP Poopiepants

      That's why we NEED MEXICANS!! YES!

      December 21, 2011 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
      • dave

        I'll do my own lawn, thank you.

        December 21, 2011 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  72. bannister

    What is your obsession with Palin? Try to stick with the subject of the article you idiot.

    December 21, 2011 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
  73. the_dude

    Exurban communities are popping up because whites don't want to live in a ghetto. Not that hard to explain. Who wants to live next one house with 3 families living in it no speaky engli. Everything is a ghetto now thanks democrats.

    December 21, 2011 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • JShields

      It's got nothing to do with Democrats...or Republicans.

      December 21, 2011 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
      • bostonBC

        Wrong answer. Both sides have been pandering to the illegal alien lobby. Dems in the hope that they will vote Democratic and Republicans by sucking up to business interests that want to lower wages by increasing the labor pool.

        December 21, 2011 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • bannister

      YES, Ronald Reagan was wrong in allowing that to happen. He should have kicked them out. (but then, you would probably have complained about that too, right?)

      December 21, 2011 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • chicken flippers

      This has nothing to do with the Democrats or Republicans. It has everything to do with AMERICAN Busniess men and women cheating the system to make money at OUR expense. There were the Junk Bonds in the 90's, the Junk Housing loans, the notable Ponzi rackets, you name it. WE AMERICANS DID IT TO OURSELVES.

      December 21, 2011 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  74. Bemused

    Hmm... time to move to the "exurbs".

    December 21, 2011 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • usafirst

      enough is enough .. as a first gen american who never took welfare or any aid,, these second and 3rd gen welfare leeches should have had their heads pinched off at birth. our war is here right at home ... what does the american stand for ?

      December 21, 2011 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
  75. meki60

    changing, hum, junky lawns, dirty driveways, tacky decorations, untrimmed bushes, weedy lawns, everything you would expect from a third world coming to your neighborhood thanks to lack of immigration control. Next comes disease and sickness from filth.

    December 21, 2011 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
  76. the_dude

    I don't think my area can be called a suburb anymore. It has officially become a "ghetto" thanks to uninvited diversity.

    December 21, 2011 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chuck Penski

      According to some liberal posters on here, it is now your responsibility to "get involved" and sit down and talk to the criminals to find out their feelings in order to restore your neighborhood to what it was before they moved in and made it "diverse".

      December 21, 2011 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
      • Jon

        Lol. Good one!

        December 21, 2011 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • J0nx

      As has mine in Manexico Park, Va. Half is illegal mexicans and the other half is section 8 losers. None follow the rules and the neighborhood is cr@p because of it. I am trying to short sell now and waiting to see if the bank will approve it. If not then I am abandoning the home and BK'ng just to get out of here. I can't take it any more. Liberal multi-cultural policies have DEVASTATED many small communities like this.

      December 21, 2011 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
      • White is Right

        All of the liberals who live in affluent segregated areas and never had to deal with what you speak of are offended.

        December 21, 2011 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  77. cp

    Another atrical on race, so exciting...

    December 21, 2011 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
  78. jona

    Another completely lame attempt by CNN to cover up reality. One would think CNN articles are written by people on another planet.

    December 21, 2011 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  79. Paul Thompson

    China doesn't seem to have much, if any, diversity and they seem to be on the upswing. Just throwing an alternate view to the "you're racist and regressing if you don't have 50 cultures on your block" view.

    December 21, 2011 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • ken Johnson

      You just sound stupid. China come on

      December 21, 2011 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • White is Right

      I think China might have one or two black guys playing basketball there.

      December 21, 2011 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • cosmicc

      I'm not sure what your point is. Are you saying that modeling China's single ethnicity culture will lead to economic success? First, that assumes China is a single culture with a single ethnicity, which is incorrect. Second, I'd rather be poor than racist.

      December 21, 2011 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
      • White is Right

        I'd rather be poor than brown.

        December 21, 2011 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
      • JShields

        How much does the average worker in China bring in a month? Also, does the Chinese government afford their citizens freedom of expression?

        December 21, 2011 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lionofnarnia

      China is a third world dump who is at the mercy of ou factories. Dont let their propagandists tell you otherwise. Their government has money from taxing our businesses there. But the peolle are among the poorest on earth. For example, china defines poverty as $1 a day, so they can claim low poverty rates. $1.01 a day is still pathetically poor. Lol.

      Never trust anyone online with a pro china slant. They have 300,000 paid trolls trying to "talk" us out of our superior position.

      December 21, 2011 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
      • jona

        At the mercy of OUR factories? lol!

        December 21, 2011 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  80. Phil Smith

    As a suburban dweller much of my life, the one thing I can tell you with certainty is that crime rates have skyrocketed in the suburbs along with the demographic changes mentioned above. Of course, these are simply correlated, and I don't think we could prove causality. However, whether its mere correlation or causation, the fact that urban blight has spread to the suburbs, to me, is a signal that I might as well live in the city and at least save myself the drive and associated fuel costs.

    December 21, 2011 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Laura

      Enter the "exurbs". As the population moves from the metro to the suburbs, the suburbs move to the exurbs. Its still exodus. Trickle down exodus?

      December 21, 2011 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • PJ

      Go for it. I live in the city and my parents live in the suburbs. My neighborhood is safer than theirs.

      December 21, 2011 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      has nothing to do with suburban white kids investing their hard earned cash in coke, does it?

      December 21, 2011 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  81. M.F. Luder

    Leave it to Beaver has been replaced with 3 families living in a two-bedroom house, and only the youngest children speak English.

    December 21, 2011 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • ctb67

      MF Luder...The only reason the youngest children know English is because of the Good Start preschool education they got at the taxpayer's expense. I had to pay 200 a week for my kids to go to the same level of education. But, since we INSIST on speaking English, and report our earnings properly, I got penalized. Definitely not equal, very very separate if you ask me. Enough to make this hispanic liberal shout out expletives in French.

      December 21, 2011 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • FatSean

      Helping the lesser amongst us helps us all to greatness.

      The people who judge you don't care about speaking English, that's just a code word.

      December 21, 2011 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  82. galacticaman

    "changing faces".Yes,it's changing but not for good.It just tells us that third world is closer than we might think.

    December 21, 2011 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
  83. les

    As soon as I saw the words "changing face" I just knew it would be about race. Diversity, tolerance and multi cultural ism- the three most nauseating words in the English language.

    December 21, 2011 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
    • Rychard III

      I'm sorry but you are not allowed to have your own culture anymore. You must now embrace the cultures of people whose cultures are new to your area and therefore more important than yours. Only when we are fragmented into tiny sub-groups with no common ties will we succeed as a society. I think that's what Churchill said.

      December 21, 2011 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
    • MarkinFL

      Either one of you ever heard of the term melting pot? If so I'll bet you have no idea what it actually means.

      December 21, 2011 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
      • Big Bob

        That's ancient history Mark. Elementary School teachers now use the term "Fruit Salad". That is: many different elements that are all different.

        December 21, 2011 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
      • White is Right

        Melting pot – is that what Mexicans cook tamales in when they move into a neighborhood and turn it into a dump?

        December 21, 2011 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Alicia

      My neighborhood is "diverse" now and is no longer clean or safe.

      December 21, 2011 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
      • jwk1

        Unfortunately that seems to be the rule. More "diversity" means more crime and schools not as good as they used to be.

        December 21, 2011 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
      • Harold M.

        At least the liberals who still live in segregated areas won't look down on you though.

        December 21, 2011 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
      • MikeD

        My neighborhood is about as diverse as they come and it's relatively safe. I life in a suburb about 10 miles west of NYC. On my block alone, we have Italians, Koreans, blacks, Cubans, Irish and Indian. I have no issues with leaving windows open at night while I sleep. There biggest thing to make the paper is a stolen bicycle. I don't worry about walking the streets at night or my girlfriend walking home from work in the dark by herself.

        December 21, 2011 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Paul Thompson

      How is pressing two for spanish a melting pot? Sounds like it's separate dish.

      December 21, 2011 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  84. Hypatia

    One thing the suburbs of Long Island have that they didn't when I was growing up in the late 50's and 60's. Monumentally skyrocketing crime statistics.

    December 21, 2011 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
    • Shabaz

      I blame VW's $0 down, sign and drive program for the rise in surburban crime.

      December 21, 2011 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  85. WDinDallas

    No one wants to live in an overcrowded dangerous place. If you are tired of the crime, violence and drugs in the urban environment of today you move to a cleaner, less dangerous suburb. Until we really focus on getting rid of gangs, drugs and crime this will happen.

    December 21, 2011 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
    • Efren

      Getting rid of drugs and crime will never happen. What happens and I have seen it in SoCal is Mom and Dad want to get the kids away from the "inner city" atmosphere into a safer environment. They move to the 'burb's for that escape, not realizing that their kids have brought the drugs, gangs and crime with them.

      December 21, 2011 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
      • Laura

        ditto. that's what's happened here.

        December 21, 2011 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sonian

      Problem is they bring a ghetto mentality to suburbia and the gangs, crime, and lack of educational achievement with them. Also, the definition of suburbia is a joke. Riverside, Modesto and the like are filthy trashy places. No one with options would choose to live there. Also, the article failed to mention gentrification as a push factor sending poor people scurrying to the suburbs where it is actually cheaper to live than in city centers now.

      December 21, 2011 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
  86. JShields

    It's just the ebb-n-flow of society's constant evolution. Don't like the diversity? Well, move away! Just like globalization, it's here to stay. Jump on board, or sink into obscurity.

    December 21, 2011 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
    • jwk1

      It's not diversity that I don't like. It's the crime usually associated with it.

      December 21, 2011 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
    • Willard P. Mortenburger

      Not really clear to me why diversity has to be forced on people. It's not really diversity after all, I mean, people move in and cram their culture down the throats of the established residents. Kind of like the story going around about people complaining that there's a Christmas Tree in the foyer of an apartment building, and asking why they don't get something for their religion. Instead of unity, diversity breeds resentment.

      December 21, 2011 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
      • Rychard III

        Exactly. How is it 'diverse' when my neighborhood now has a taqueria in every other storefront? I guess 'not of anglo origin' means 'diverse'.

        December 21, 2011 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
      • JShields

        I I'm white...no one has ever forced any diversity on me. All you gripers need to get involved in your communities, and find some solutions to the crime, gangs, drugs, etc. If you are unwilling to...stick it up there where nothing shines but your ethnocentric whining.

        December 21, 2011 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
      • Rychard III

        My solution to crime is not being a dirtbag loser criminal. Typical condescending d!ckhole liberal response from you though, kudos.

        December 21, 2011 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
      • Paul Thompson

        I'm confused... how is bringing a culture into an area with an established culture not ethnocentric?

        December 21, 2011 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
      • MarkinFL

        Basically it causes the established culture to turn into a bunch of whiners when they are forced to acknowledge that they do not represent the entire population.
        Why should these other people not be able to enjoy their cultural habits as much as you do your? I pick and choose what I like from each culture, THAT is what it means to be American. Do you only eat foods from your ancestral heritage?

        December 21, 2011 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
      • John M

        Yeah, just ask the American Indians about people moving in and cramming their culture down their throats!!

        December 21, 2011 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
      • Shabaz

        Willard, you have to be kidding. Can you be that ignorant?

        December 21, 2011 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
      • Chuck Penski

        Just ask the native americans why it was smallpox and their lack of immunity that killed the vast majority of them, yet people still act like white people went around chopping their heads off for sh!ts and giggles.

        December 21, 2011 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
      • bannister

        Willard – Diversity is being forced on people because our "leaders" are trying to build a world government in which traditional nations as we know them are diluted and destroyed. This is part of the Globalist's agenda.

        December 21, 2011 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
      • Jesse

        It is unfortunate that when good, hard working ethnic families move into the burbs they are not greeted by an accepting community. They are instead met by closet racists who over generalize and put them in the same category as the people that they moved away from back in the city.

        December 21, 2011 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
      • JShields

        Chuck...your facts on the Native Americans is way off. American colonists and expansion-eers murders hundreds of thousands of Natives...also, Small Pox originated in Europe, as did Measles, Mumps, Syphilis and Bubonic plague.

        December 21, 2011 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • jwk1

      JShields, what solution to crime have you implemented in your neighborhood?

      December 21, 2011 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
      • Chuck Penski

        He hugs gang bangers and asks them about their feelings.

        December 21, 2011 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
      • JShields

        Chuck...great input...great for folks who choose not to think. Plus 1 for biased media...they've got you just where they want you. Now go complain about our diversity ills...and make sure you post often from your smartphone that was manufactured in another country...by people you are obviously superior too. You just have to have that phone, don't you...and you just get SO MAD about offshore production, don't you???

        December 21, 2011 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  87. Conrad Shull

    Back in the early sixties, Malvina Reynolds wrote a song about suburbs called, "Little Boxes" wherein she expressed condescension with the phrase, "And they're all made out of ticky tacky, And they all look just the same". Of course, what she was simple-mindedly oblivious to was that what the people who now lived in these "ticky tacky" houses lived in before the advent of post-war suburbs was noisy and cramped tenement apartments ala "The Honeymooners".

    December 21, 2011 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
  88. Evil white person

    Awesome, another article detailing how our country is turning into a 3rd world sh!thole.

    December 21, 2011 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
    • Al Koholic

      Yep! Sad.

      December 21, 2011 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  89. Dave

    So true. It makes me sick and to see OUR "Dear Leader" claiming it is a priority while at the same time removing forces from the border makes me sick. What happened to to middle class Americans who pay their taxes build their homes and dont have to live off the government? Ill tell you. Those middle class Americans have been paying billions of dollars in healthcare and education for illegals who dont have to pay taxes but still reap the rewords. My Mom always taught me "if you work you eat" a principal that goes beyond food. Why is it now, "if you work, then everyone else reaps the benifits"?

    December 21, 2011 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
    • KPMCO

      Yes Dave, and your taxes contribute to poor houses and prisons. But you feel that the surplus population should be reduced, don't you? Great commentary Mr. Scrooge.

      December 21, 2011 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
      • jona

        he's 100% correct.

        December 21, 2011 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
  90. Al Koholic

    Its amaster plan. The city area is awesome but the blacks ruin it. We are tricking the blacks into thinking that that the suburbs are cool but actually we are just trying to get them out of the city so whites can move into the city and make it a nice un vilent place. Everyone loves the city but no one wants to get shot in the head by a black who is selling crack. Its true sorry.

    December 21, 2011 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
    • galacticaman

      It's actually very true.I live in Chicago and they bulldozed a lot of projects with blacks in recent years.Where do you think they moved?Right,in suburbs.Now we have suburbs that are just as ghetto and crime ridden as ghettos in cities.

      December 21, 2011 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
  91. truther

    you are a doofus

    December 21, 2011 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  92. GoDucks!

    All of those areas mentioned are populations where the "minority" is now the "majority" anyway... mostly hispanic populations. Cheap real estate.

    December 21, 2011 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
    • Rychard III

      And soon to be cheaper.

      December 21, 2011 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  93. indifferent

    I do not like the Palin family. I will however, concede that not everything in the world revolves around them. This article has nothing to do with the Palin family. The fact that you insert them into this discussion says more about your trivial preoccupations.

    December 21, 2011 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  94. Richie

    There is a concept called New Urbanism that is happening now in America. People see prosperity and wealth in cities, as manufacturing has declined in smaller cities and suburban plants. More people are moving towards the city, wealthier people, to be exact. Lower-income families are moving further out of the cities.

    Soon the mansions that were so elegantly portrayed in The Great Gatsby will soon be deteriorated by low-income, high crime neighborhoods (ok, perhaps that is an exaggeration)

    The quintessential 1950's American family suburb will cease to exist in 20 years

    December 21, 2011 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
    • jwk1

      I don't think suburbs will ever cease to exist. Some people just like this type of living.

      But I would be very happy to see American cities prosperous and safe. If you've visited seem European big cities you know how appealing they are.

      December 21, 2011 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
    • GoDucks!

      Where I live it is quite the opposite. The only ones flocking to the city are the young "hipster" type kids that love to think they're special and put down anyone who lives in the suburbs.

      Most companies big companies are moving out of the city because of higher taxes. Which means less of a commute for workers (I live two minutes away from where I work, which used to be a 45 min commute before my company moved from downtown).

      Also, a lot of the suburban cities in my area are gaining more of a community feel, rather than the bix box store look like every other city in America typical suburb.

      December 21, 2011 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
      • Tonlok

        @GoDucks!
        This is exactly what is happening around us. Many of these suburban towns and cities have become close knit communities that are much more appealing than the city. Schools are tremendously better outside cities, crime is lower and you feel much more connected to your community.
        .
        Simply on schools alone I would raise my kids in the 'burbs.

        December 21, 2011 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
      • Gary

        @GoDucks, I've seen the opposite: large cities offering tax incentives to try and attract businesses. If a large city can combine new jobs with a revitalized downtown, shorter commute, and crime rates no worse than the suburbs, it's a pretty attractive package.

        December 21, 2011 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  95. Bob

    Your inability to communicate a coherent thought is disgusting.

    December 21, 2011 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
    • Big 4 Partnership Guru

      He actually articulated a coherent thought, just not relevant to this thread. Why so angry? Here's a (HUG). Happy Holidays.

      December 21, 2011 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
  96. scott

    Oh look. Another hateful Liberal Jewish writer gleefully celebrating the decline of white America.

    December 21, 2011 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
    • indifferent

      Hey troll, time for another handful of Iodine pills and for you to head back down to your bunker.

      December 21, 2011 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
    • KPMCO

      Oh look, another supremacist bigot.

      December 21, 2011 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
    • Willard P. Mortenburger

      I disagree with you, therefore I will call you a popular buzzword to elevate my status among my hipster friends while shaking my head at your white trashiness.

      December 21, 2011 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  97. pocogeejo

    As the saying goes, "There goes the neighborhood" (s)!!!!!

    December 21, 2011 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  98. Rabbit One

    here is a fruitful consideration – across racial lines – people like those suburban areas because they get a greater, more affordable sense of home-ownership with safer, close knit and trusted communities for their kids to play in; the middle classes pool their resources in these areas and result in halfway decent public schools; also the suburban sector distances you from violent crimes that plague the cities such as robbery and car and home break-ins and rape and stuff; not to say this does not happen in the suburbs – but come on and admit that those areas seem very safe if at the same time very sterile and boring in terms of cultural and other resources

    December 21, 2011 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
  99. Robert

    The tragedy is our lack of resolve in controlling immigration and what it represents. By allowing massive immigrations of hispanics, we have engulfed this country with lower calsses of illiterates who contribute nothing to the future but welfare and crime.

    Immigration should be strictly controlled, not by race or ethnicity, but by what the immigrant can bring to the table the benefits us collectively. Crime, drugs, popping out kids and illiteracy are not welcome attributes.

    This must be stopped before we are destroyed.

    December 21, 2011 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
    • Dave

      So true. It makes me sick and to see OUR "Dear Leader" claiming it is a priority while at the same time removing forces from the border makes me sick. http://www.cnn.com/2011/12/20/us/border-national-guard/index.html?hpt=hp_bn2

      December 21, 2011 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
    • Andrew

      wrong Robert.. if you want to play against racial lines, African Americans are far far worst than hispanics in terms of illiteracy, crime, drugs etc. You have to go back to the 18th century to stop thaat immigration but then who would pick your great grandfather's cotton?

      December 21, 2011 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
    • jwk1

      Most immigrants in the history of the USA were poor and uneducated. They left their old countries to have a better life here.

      December 21, 2011 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
      • northwales

        The workers needed during the period of great European immigration to the U.S. (1880-1920) were filling industrial jobs that required more brawn than education. The workplace of today is very different. Skilled workers are needed. We must change our current immigration policy to reflect this.

        December 21, 2011 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bruce Herring

      Whenever I see comments like this I have to feel sorry for the person who wrote them. I just cannot imagine living your life in such constant fear and hatred. Germany had the Jews to blame for all of the ills they perceived in the world and it seems that there are many americans doing the same thing to the hispanic community in america today. How sad and vile it must be to be that way.

      December 21, 2011 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
      • Robert

        Not at all. Very happy. Just concerned about the future of this country. Many, many hispanics are not assimilating as earlier waves of immigrants did. Half the prison population in CA is hispanic and mostly illegals. What exactly do you think the future holds with a vast population of uneducated criminals prowlig the streets expanded by uncontrolled immigration.

        We need engineers from India, not unskilled laborers from Mexico.

        December 21, 2011 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
    • M.F. Luder

      Yes, jwk1, and they were forced to do so LEGALLY.

      December 21, 2011 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Polopoint

      Yeah, that's what the indians said.

      December 21, 2011 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • ctb67

      Robert, AMEN!!!! I am a native born third generation hispanic and I totally agree with you. Your entrance into a country should be based on your merits, nothing else. Like in Canada, you have to fit an age group, language group, savings limit, skill group and medical group. In this way, it people want to come to America, they strive, they pick up a book and teach themselves to read and write and speak the language. Then they come with skills, which inevitably help both us, AND them. They don't have to dig ditches or clean toilets if they can have a good skill. Cheating is cheating, and people have to learn its not a race thing, its a legal thing. I'm so tired of this solidarity thing with us hispanics. Just because I'm hispanic doesn't mean im for illegal immigration, forms in Spanish or supporting anchor kids.

      December 21, 2011 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
  100. M

    It's simple. The exurbs are the new suburbs. You're essentially seeing the same thing happen there as you did with the suburbs in years past. The whole thing is increasingly unsustainable, of course, but people haven't figured that out yet. If they hate their 45-minute commute into the city now, they're going to really despise their 1.5-hour commute when everyone moves out there and gridlock sets in.

    The problem is that many people want the convenience of city life without the problems of city life, but instead of working to make the cities they live in better, they're fleeing to the fringes, figuring they can simply drive into the city when they want or need to. The problem is that, as more people move out, the problems of living in an urban area come with them, so they really haven't escaped anything, but now they have to drive farther and farther to get where they want to go.

    December 21, 2011 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
    • Big Bob

      And because of this, blacks and hispanics are indirectly responsible for global climate change.
      How's that?

      December 21, 2011 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
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