Most disappointing of all the comments, though, was the one from the NAACP official.
The task force "ought to study what's wrong with the white power structure, why they can't be responsive to the African-American community," says Amos Brown, pastor of Third Baptist Church and president of the local NAACP chapter. "They didn't need us anymore."
Wow. This guy apparently is admitting that blacks have nothing to offer the City of San Francisco, that there's no contribution they can make except to support some entrenched "white power structure". If a white man had said that he'd have been called a racist. Mr. Brown says it and he's a victim.
Maybe, just maybe, blacks in San Francisco are just ahead of the power curve and have gotten a head start on all the other racial groups in leaving a city that I've previously described as "horrible, hateful, (and) disgusting".
Incidentally, the same reasons given for blacks' leaving are causing San Francisco to lose families with children, too. While it might be a good idea to seek to increase the numbers of both of those groups, I don't see USA Today writing a sob story piece about families.
I think this interviewee had it right:
Stopping black flight will be "an uphill battle," Blakely says. "If you're a middle-class African-American, one of your dreams was to move into a nice mixed neighborhood and send your kid to a decent school."
Today, African-Americans across the USA are "suburbanizing" at a rate slightly higher than whites, he says. "As their incomes go up, they move out."
The market at work.
Update: Thankfully I'm not the only one to see the idiocy of the article linked above.