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Almost all blacks complain about “white supremacy” and how they suffer at the hands of whites. But when they have money, most buy homes in neighborhoods with tiny black populations.
Last month, discussing his third memoir, Barack Obama lamented that his presidency didn’t break “the fever of racism” in America, and that it has “been a defining feature of a lot of our life.” He seems happy to expose himself to that feature these days.
The Obama family recently bought an $11,750,000 mansion in Martha’s Vineyard.
Martha’s Vineyard is in Duke County, Massachusetts, which is 86.9 percent white, 4.7 percent black, 3.9 percent Hispanic, 3.0 percent mixed, 1.3 percent American Indian, and 1.1 percent Asian.
(Credit Image: © Ron Sachs / CNP via ZUMA Wire)
Michelle Obama recently complained about white flight. “As we moved in, white folks moved out,” she said. “You were running from us. And you’re still running.” And she’s still running towards white people.
The former First Family also owns this a $1,650,000 house in Chicago’s Kenwood neighborhood. While “Greater Kenwood” is heavily black, the Obama family lived in the white section, with only a handful of rich blacks.
Another black man in Kenwood’s white area is Louis Farrakhan, the leader of the Nation of Islam — a black separatist group. Mr. Farrakhan opposes miscegenation and in 2015 said, “White people deserve to die.” But not only does he live in Kenwood, he built three houses just around the corner for his sons.
Louis Farrakhan’s house. (Credit Image: ChooseChicago.com)
Actor Samuel L. Jackson has a strong racial identity. In the 1960s and 1970s, he was in the Black Power movement, and knew Stokely Carmichael. In 2005, he told Parade Magazine, “I was in that radical faction. We were buying guns, getting ready for armed struggle.” In 2012, he announced, “I voted for Barack because he was black. ’Cuz that’s why other folks vote for other people — because they look like them. That’s American politics, pure and simple. [Obama’s] message didn’t mean sh-t to me.”
Since 2000, Mr. Jackson has lived in Beverly Hills, where he bought a mansion for $8,350,000. That city is 77.6 percent white, 9.5 percent Asian, 6.2 percent Hispanic, 4.8 percent mixed, and 1.7 percent black.
Oprah Winfrey’s net worth is $2,600,000,000 — but earlier this year, she said this about white privilege:
There are white people who are not as powerful as the system of white people — the caste system that’s been put in place. But they still, no matter where they are on the rung or ladder of success, they still have their whiteness. You still have your whiteness. That’s what the term ‘white privilege’ is. It means that whiteness still gives you an advantage
Miss Winfrey owns several houses — two of which are in areas with almost no blacks. One (named “The Promised Land” and worth $50,000,000) is in Montecito, California. That town is 85.7 percent white, 5.7 percent Hispanic, 4.4 percent Asian, and 1.4 percent mixed. In 2010, the census reported that 55 black people lived there. Another house, worth $2,100,000, is in Kula, Hawaii. That town is: 57.8 percent white, 19.8 percent mixed, 13.6 percent Asian, 4.7 percent Pacific Islander (including Hawaiians), 8.2 percent Hispanic — and 0 percent black.
Oprah Winfrey’s 48 acre estate in Montecito. (Credit Image: Jonathan Alcorn / ZUMAPRESS.com)
Musician superstars Jay-Z and Beyoncé both support “racial justice.” The couple donated $1.5 million to Black Lives Matter in 2016, and Jay-Z lent his private plane to Ahmaud Arbery’s lawyer Benjamin Crump. The two don’t support BLM with their feet. They have one home (worth $88,000,000) in the Bel Air neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. Bel Air is 72.8 percent white, 7.3 percent Asian, 4.4 percent Hispanic, 3.4 percent mixed, and 1.3 percent black. The couple has another home (worth $26,000,000) in East Hampton, New York. The city is 74.6 percent white, 19.8 percent Hispanic, 2.7 percent black, and 2.1 percent Asian.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West — another non-white celebrity couple — care about “social justice.” They donated millions of dollars to Blacks Lives Matter, the NAACP, and similar groups and helped convince President Donald Trump to pass criminal justice reform.
The two live in Hidden Hills, California, which is 92 percent white and 6 percent Hispanic — all other racial groups combined are just 2 percent. Their vacation home is in Miami Beach, FL, which is 4.1 percent black.
This year, rapper Sean “Diddy” Combs launched “Our Black Party” because he thinks neither major party represents black people adequately. Mr. Combs owns four houses:
- In Alpine, New Jersey, which is 64.7 percent white, 26.1 percent Asian, 4.8 percent Hispanic, 2.4 percent black, and 1.9 percent mixed.
- On Star Island in Miami, Florida, which is 48.5 percent white, 45.6 percent Hispanic, 4.4 percent mixed, and 0.3 percent black.
- In East Hampton, New York, which is 74.6 percent white, 19.8 percent Hispanic, 2.7 percent black, and 2.1 percent Asian.
- In the Toluca Lake neighborhood of North Hollywood, California, which is 60.5 percent white, 15.8 percent Hispanic, 10.0 percent Asian, 5.1 percent black, 3.8 percent Pacific Islander, 2.6 percent mixed, and 2.3 percent “other.”
Rapper Kendrick Lamar often complains about racism. In one song, he raps about how he might die:
I’ll prolly die from one of these bats and blue badges
Body slammed on black and white paint, my bones snappin’
How can all these rich black people stand it, living around so many white people?