So it seems that a subset of the population of Baton Rouge La. wants to form their own city…so they can have their own school district (the official reason).
But one wonders…they are the more affluent section of the greater Baton Rouge municipality…they pay a higher amount of taxes, they are majority white, and likely are tired of paying more for less….More taxes for less school, etc.
The rest of the greater Baton Rouge civic leaders, of course, oppose this move. They don’t want the loss of revenue that the creation of the new city will cause.
Because the proposed new city will be majority white the entire move is, of course, racist. How dare these white folk not want to waste their money on crappy schools and crappy services? How dare they? These folks have all the money and they don’t want to share it….How unfair.
Of course it isn’t “White Flight” it is middle class flight….
I expect to see more and more of this.