Sadly, as a Memphian, the only way I can affect your property values is to make them decrease even more by moving in next to you.
I would say I've uncovered a conspiracy, except for one extremely important qualifier:
The word "conspiracy" intimates what was done was hidden.
However, the overtly racist policies of the Spirit of '76 were extremely public and extremely popular. Racism wasn't just widespread secretly, but was publicly proclaimed. The Dukes of Hazard's racist paint job on the General Lee was one of the most popular elements of the show.
Lot of (stupid) people think racism makes a lot of sense, and they don't bother to hide it, either.
Look at the MS state flag. Ain't nobody hiding the South is racist as hell. That means it's not an exciting conspiracy requiring initiation into secret knowledge reserved only for the elite to uncover.
It's just an incredibly stupid plan that has backfired horribly.
Y'all leave my property alone. I like the value as is.
Could be you have uncovered a major conspiracy.
Seems to me intentionally (intentionally, mind you) reducing the value of homes for political gain is an outrage and probably criminal as well. Sounds like a RICO case to me.
I sure hope that you will not let this matter rest. Remember that doing nothing in the face of evil is becoming part of that evil.
Get Jackson Baker of this immediately. Such nefarious conduct on part of real estate appraisers, licensed by the State, no less, must not be allowed to continue to victimize black people and the Shelby County Democratic Party. And while you are at it, my property in Arlington was reduced in value , too. Can you help me with that?
It's almost as if destabilizing Shelby County keeps Shelby Co. Democrats from gaining a foot hold in the TN state legislature
And how was Shelby destabilized? By State licensed real estate appraisers acting under State authority to reduce the value of properties based on arbitrary and unrelated factors (read: Intentionally devaluing the homes of blacks and homes near blacks)
So what relationship does racism and gentrification have on a destabilized Shelby County Democratic party?
Cause and effect.
Actually, I doubled down on Memphis and moved to Tha 'Bush after I left Raleigh. Then I quadrupled down on Memphis and moved to Crosstown. I'm currently set at octuple Memphis levels as I currently live south of the tracks in Cooper Young.
The one positive is that I think Conley may finally be earning his first All-Star bid next year by the way he's playing right now.
This is the time most of the national guys will see him, and he's putting on a show. This is the best I've ever seen him play.
Wait... no new taxes.... (I've heard that one before)
...but new "fees"...?
A tax is a tax, whether it be a percentage or a one time fee.
How stupid does Strickland think we are? Why can't we just admit we raise taxes when we raise taxes? And who are the real estate who just magically increase the market values of property after gentrifiers buy it at a steal? Why weren't they held responsible (they are state licensed after all) when they magically decreased property values? Last time I checked when you buy a house, you don't get to own the house next to yours. Why is it legal that the value of the house next to yours affects the value of yours?
Whenever there is the chance for a county commission or a city council to increase their power and available patronage funds by fiat, you know they're gonna bite that bait. It's as predictable as mosquitos going after your blood every summer. Thing is, the only thing to swat 'em on the nose with is legal proceedings. And that takes considerable time and money. So what happens next is liable to be a court crawl, with an uncertain and hazy outcome.
It's nice to see no-nonsense responsible government in action.
Looks good on my end.
My thought is that their constituents did not know at the time that their representatives were corrupt. As it turns out, those constituents were wrong in several cases and the rascals were thrown out, Durham and Todd coming to immediate mind.
But at election time, you have got to field good candidates, which the Shelby County Democratic party has not consistently done. In most cases, that is. Ms Johnson, Mr. Stanton and Mr. Wharton being glaring exceptions to my general comment. I personally like Mr. Harris a lot, although he has a bright future in state politics and I doubt we will see him again at the local level.
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Are you one of those crazy white people who ran out on Raleigh?
It is crappy candidates and the concomitant corruption. So why didn't the same conditions sink the Republicans?
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My 11:03AM post.
Again, my original post was giving my opinion as to why the Shelby County Democratic Party was losing elections.
Why you are bringing in gentrification, racism, Constitutional interpretation, or Bebee Arkansas into that topic is beyond my ken.
I noticed you didn't reply to me. I wonder why.
Do you know what I spent the weekend doing? Comforting my friend because literally everyone we grew up in is dead, in jail, or addicted to drugs, and we are the last two of our kind left.
We grew up in Raleigh. Remember before racism, the Jackson overpass, systematic school defunding, and a general smear campaign turned Raleigh from one of the best neighborhoods in Shelby County to one of the worst. As kids we used to explore the ruins of the country club which is now off James Road behind Jamesbridge apartments.
My childhood memories lie under literal pile of rubble which used to be called Raleigh Springs Mall.
Of course, I did this comforting in Beebe AR. I hope that makes you feel like a winner.
I mean, I understand, AP. Admitting racism is racism is the only flaw in "Smear, evacuate, devalue, sell, redevelop, promote, re-populate" cycle of gentrification. Once you admit it's racist it starts to become illegal and legally actionable under constitutional protections.
And we all know how selective certain rural types are about which parts of the Constitution they like.
Buy hey, what is my opinion worth? I'm just one of those crazy white people who won't move out of the city.
Ms Hantouli, having clearly identified herself with the Memphis Feminist Collective, should be held accountable for having ENDORSED A RALLY IN HEALTH SCIENCES PARK! Hypocrisy knows no limit. https://www.facebook.com/memfem/posts/1895549154058193
Draw your own conclusions about her love or hate for the statue in the park.
Good Lord... There have been near endless streams of special projects for all of those places since the 1980's. I personally donate time and other resources to a number of them now. Trying to tie the failure of the Democratic Party to urban poverty is exactly backwards. It's the failure to retain working class whites that has made the difference. If the Democrats run good candidates to the contest, no matter where they are from, you can get a coalition to elect them. And it is bound to stay that way, because Memphians are wise to that kind of race-baiting argument.
You are saying that the Shelby County Democratic Party cannot find enough attractive candidates because they are from disparaged communities and they are all stinky bait?
What communities are Cheyenne Johnson and Ed Stanton from?
They are multi-term Shelby County Government officeholders and they are Democrats. Democratic office holders who get significant support from Republicans.
I seem to recall Mr. Wharton was elected County Mayor twice, and he was also a Democrat who got significant support from Republican areas.
Could be you have the wrong touchstone as to why the Shelby County Democrats have taken such a beating the last two elections. I think so, anyway. It was not racism that caused your defeat, but instead your crappy candidates.
You are spot on when you said: "I have no idea... why..."
Answer: So Why does a fisherman keep his BAIT in a Bucket with no nourishment and very little water?
Ever notice how crabs behave in a bucket with no nourishment?
Just remember - the more the crabs rip into each other, the stinkier they become - and the better BAIT they are for the BIG GAME FISH.
Ever notice how the disparaged communities of North Memphis, South Memphis, Frayser, Orange Mound or Southeast Shelby County are systemically eliminated from better educational, job and entrepreneurial opportunities in this county? Well, "they" ultimately succumb to the "survival of the fittest theory" and become "the stinky bait" for the BIG GAME FISH of the criminal justice system's police-bailsmen-attorneys-judges-probation-corrections, hospital, prisons, rehabs and cemeteries or the concrete jungle just-in-time worldwide distribution system, headquartered in Memphis, that usually employ grown people part-time at less than $13/hr with limited to NO benefits.
After initiation as BAIT, most are no longer qualified to vote - which is the WHAT of this "Party story" in a demographic area like Shelby County.
Please remember, any community selected for BAIT DUTY will behave in exactly the same way as the ones I listed above!!! Have you ever noticed which community is NOW crying the loudest from the current opioid crisis?
Meanwhile, thanks for the response(s)... keep-em coming!!! (smile)
...a duly elected 2015-17 Member of the Shelby County Democratic Executive Committee
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