May 19, 2014
A key number for understanding the election as mayor of Newark of black nationalist Ras Baraka (son of Sixties poet Leroi Jones / Amiri Baraka) over Cory Booker's well-funded designated successor is 10.9. That's the number of miles from downtown Newark to Wall Street. Another number is 18: that's the number of minutes from Newark's Penn Station to New York's Penn Station.
In an age of gentrification, electing a hostile mayor like Baraka is intended to scare off potential gentrifiers.
By Steve Sailer on 5/19/2014