Mostly White Suburb Finally Agrees to Let Black People Ride Buses Into their Neighborhoods

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It seems like an implausible situation to face in 2013 but politicians of a mostly-white Ohio suburb did everything they could to stop primarily minority bus riders from riding through a nearby city. The politicians only backed down when they were threatened to lose millions of dollars that go toward their federal highway fund.

The Ohio city council in  Beavercreek has been constantly fighting the construction of bus stops in their area for years. When the stops are built, it will give commuters access to shopping malls and other fun activities. Three quarters of those bus riders are minorities. The case came under fire because of its scrutiny from a local group who fights for equality called Action in Dayton. The group filed a claim in August 2011. The Federal Highway Administration found that the group was correct and that the local politician’s actions violated the 1964 Civil Rights Acts. Denying the building of the new bus stops would be harming people of color who would need the bus stops to get to work, medical treatment, commerce and school.

The FHA made it extremely clear that if they didn’t reverse their seemingly racist choice they would lose $10 million of their federal highway funding. The city council tried to put off deciding on the decision for months, but this past week, in a 5-2 vote, they finally backed down. This will allow the city to build new bus stops. Of course council members are not so happy about backing down.

Despite their best efforts to say this had nothing to do with race, one councilwoman’s explanation of the back down made it more obvious that race was most likely the issue here. Councilwoman Melissa Litteral said they only voted for the stops to be built because their “backs are to the wall.”

43 Comment

  1. WOW!!

  2. Eff them!


  4. That White people for ya. No surprise there. Why are we paying attention to these mostly ignorant and insecure people when we as black people have more important problems that needs resolving????? To hell with them is what im saying!!!

  5. Just a thought…
    Why are we trying to patronize areas which are predominantly white, disrespecting our own and expecting others to respect us?
    Regardless, if you’re going there for work, why not take that money back to your own community and help build that up?

  6. This is a joke a mad joke.if the black people had any real basic commonsense.
    They would stay away from this area period and rebuild the west side of the city and keep all their money on their side of town period. I went out there a few times back in the day and some people looked at me like I was lost.
    I had a little money was just looking around and every store I went did a double take on me.
    A black male in here ” we’s better watch him ”
    I hurried up and left and never came back period.

  7. That's black people needing approval from their white daddy


  9. You can not tell me that if certain activists or political group’s could have there way that there won’t be another Civil War. Sometimes events repeat themselves with behavior just as this.

  10. The irony of this action will be played out when a Black unarmed bus-riding male is killed by a Stand-UR-Ground Red Neck in Beaver Creek, Ohio. Now mark my words.

  11. If we as Blacks, stop shopping so much period and especially in these white areas, they would go broke, why won’t we do that???

    Saving for the future and your children would be a great idea, that’s why we don’t have the more important things…. like houses, businesses, stocks and bonds.

  12. They would not have to worry about me riding a bus into their neighborhoods because I would feel that my money was too good to be spent where I am not wanted! Even if it meant going 10 miles out of my way they would not get a dime of my money. Black folks have got to learn that the way to break a “cracker” is by keeping your green bucks in your own neighborhoods. Get involved in your own communities and get the stores that you want in the community where you live. We used to have all of this back in the sixties at least where I lived, we had our own stores, bars run by and for us!

  13. Really? Did they get the funding they were seeking? They shouldn't have gotten a dime even if they backed down.

  14. I wouldn't spend 10 cents in that community!

  15. Oh, please! it all comes down to dollars. those greedy crackas saw the writing on the wall. people have to work. if they have to ride that bus, they should. But, when you threaten a cracka about his pocketbook, he “will” be accommodating.
    SHMDH – white people

  16. For only ten million! They must be broke!

  17. These people need to stop. Wake up and smell the bacon. Those days are over, regardless of how bad you may want them back. It is not gonna happen. Get over it already!!!!!


  19. Just move then. We don't have to live in a white neighborhood, darn.

  20. They always claim it's never over race or they were just playing when you're about to get off in there ass..

  21. The only stipulation is that they have to ride in the BACK of the bus…

  22. Come now, we all know why those caucasians are afraid. They see whats happening in the hood and dont want no part of it in their neighborhoods, and we should stop crying about them not wanting us in their areas. Damn near 2014 and we’re still crying about why caucasians don’t want us around.

  23. Beavercreek us great, there’s no crime or begging niggas. I’m black and love this place.

    • You are no more Black, then a pig loves a butcher! Stop playing !

  24. We pay taxes to get discriminated against!

  25. Ugh…

  26. You people are being very disingenuous about the reality of "black undertow"..look at Cleveland and Dayton Ohio…

  27. I am not surprise. Most whites feel this way. They will smile in your face but do not want you in their neighborhood

  28. Not only would I NOT ride the bus into that community…I WOULD NOT SPEND ONE FUCKING DIME THERE EHTEIR!!!! Fuck them in their white racist ass!

  29. Exactly!!! That is the only reason why they're finally allowing blacks in…I too said the same thing..would not spend one cent in that community! Fuck em!

  30. Any black person that goes there is the nigger they say they are and need their fucking head examined.. I would not set one foot in that fucking town! Typical sundown town!!!!!

  31. You aint neva lied Pamela who who is a Fc*n troll…and a racist white one at that. NOT ONLY WOULD I NOT SET FOOT IN THAT TOWN, I WOULD NOT SPEND ONE FC*N DIME THERE…I say this…BOYCOTT THIS RACIST ASS SUNDOWN TOWN!!!

  32. Ok, we all know the answer to that question. Only a supid kneeger would set foot there and or spend anything..

  33. Finally agreed to let blacks ride the bus into their community? No way would I set one foot there…nor would I spend one red cent. If anything; I would BOYCOTT!

  34. Let white people have their damn buses. When are we going to have our own?

  35. Minorities in that area need to form a major lawsuit.

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