Date: 6/13/99 1:01:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time
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This is an "oldie but goodie". Written about thirty years ago by an
anonymous Chicagoan, it is prophetic and just as pertinent today as then.


Ten years ago I was a firm believer in racial equality. I lived in
Chicago, in a White locality of good homes and handsome apartment
buildings. When blacks began moving into the neighborhood I almost
welcomed them. Willy-nilly, I watched integration happen before my very

Six months later, the nice buildings were wrecks, the Whites were
gone, and the area was a social and physical shambles. Filth, garbage,
drugs and crime were rampant. White skins were the target of vicious,
blatant, organized black racism. When it became totally unsafe to live in
the neighborhood because of roving trigger-happy gangs, I moved my family
to another part of the city two miles distant.

Again, it was an excellent neighborhood, with handsome
single-family homes in the $100,000 to $125,000 class, near the South
Shore Country Club, dotted with luxury apartment buildings. There I lived
through precisely the same experiences I had moved to escape. It was like
seeing a movie for the second time. Once again the black tide came rolling
in on waves of drugs and crime. Once again roving gangs of heroin addicts
and vandals made the night hideous with catcalls, boom boxes, smashing
glass and gunshots. I saw blacks copulating behind hedges, standing in
doorways, in cars parked along the
curb, totally indifferent to public decency. I saw people mugged and autos
being stripped. I saw crimes that deserved shooting on the spot. I saw
theft in grocery stores. I found piles of human feces in the foyer,
without benefit of toilet paper, and our janitor informed us this was a
common occurrence in Negro apartment buildings.

In our three-story apartment building, containing 120 apartments,
it was a nightly occurrence to see men urinating from upper floor windows.
Daylight would reveal the dripping, reeking stains down the building's
walls. Bloody, screaming fights to the accompaniment of smashing glass and
splintering furniture were regular events. Not once did I ever see blacks
clean up their mess. Garbage disposal consisted of tenants dumping trash
out of windows, breaking every glass bottle in sight, throwing old
furniture into the gutter, stuffing rags into broken windows and casting
plastic containers and old paper to the four winds.

So I moved again, this time three miles further south to another
decent neighborhood. Again I endured the same scenario, line for line, cue
for cue. I left Chicago finally with a profound racial prejudice. I came
from a background of White poverty every bit as pervasive and humiliating
as that of a black slum, but instead of turning to crime or welfare I went
to work. I didn't go around whining with my hand outstretched for alms and
charity. Even in the midst of grinding poverty my home and the homes of
our White neighbors were clean. No filth, no drugs, no public immorality,
no illegitimate children, and no physical danger to our persons or our
property. We slept with unlocked doors and open windows.

Liberals mouth the myth that the black population is the victim,
not the cause, of the deplorable condition of the inner cities. They are
wrong. Wholly, completely, entirely, absolutely 100% WRONG. They do not
know what they are talking about. If they were to undergo the experiences
that I and every other White who has lived in a black neighborhood has
had, they would not make this palpably ludicrous claim.

Blacks want handed to them on a silver platter what Whites have
worked hard for generations to achieve. Blacks try to excuse their
rioting, looting, burning and killing on the grounds that they are
"oppressed" by the White establishment. They weep tears the size of golf
balls because they have been "deprived of their self-esteem". They would
cheerfully destroy this nation in a racial holocaust beyond imagining. All
the White racism in the United States and throughout the world cannot
equal the insane, hate-filled racism of blacks.

Intimate contact with blacks proves that there is an unbridgeable
gulf between the two races. To perpetuate this lunatic idea of "equality"
is to drive further into the heart of this nation the stake of racial
conflict. Only when it is understood and accepted as a fact of life that
there are fundamental physical and mental differences between blacks and
Whites, with new legal, social, and economic policies based on this
recognition---only then will there ever be any kind of tranquility.
Present-day equalitarianism
is a tocsin of doom for America. How anyone can deny this, after what has
happened in recent times, is incredible. Yet the government and the media
continue to encourage and perpetuate the status quo.

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