Hello There, Guest! (LoginRegister)

Post Reply 
News 19 black families buy tract in Georgia to create an oasis of safety
Author Message
CrimsonPhantom Offline
Warden Of The WAC
*

Posts: 14,064
Joined: Mar 2013
Reputation: 1133
I Root For: NM State
Location:
Post: #1
19 black families buy tract in Georgia to create an oasis of safety
Quote:Nineteen black families have purchased almost 100 acres of land in Georgia in hopes of founding a city where they can be safe, CNN has reported.

The city will be named, simply, “Freedom.”

“I’m hoping that it will be a thriving safe haven for people of color, for black families in particular,” Ashley Scott, one of the new owners and the real estate agent who sold the land, told the network.

The land, in the town of Toomsboro in rural Wilkinson County, was purchased in August by families now calling themselves the “Freedom Georgia Initiative.”

The tract was originally advertised in the website Toomsboroforsale.com, though only a portion of the town was actually for sale, CNN reported.

The sales price, which was pooled by the consortium of families, was $1.7 million.

Link
09-15-2020 05:59 PM
Visit this user's website Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Advertisement


olliebaba Offline
Hall of Famer
*

Posts: 21,729
Joined: Jul 2007
Reputation: 1308
I Root For: Christ
Location: El Paso
Post: #2
RE: 19 black families buy tract in Georgia to create an oasis of safety
Great! I hope everyone of those blm'ers go there too. I wonder what kind of work they'll be doing? It's not like they like to work, actual work, that is.

I really don't give a hoot, go, go now, who cares?
09-15-2020 06:06 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
JRsec Offline
Super Moderator
*

Posts: 25,583
Joined: Mar 2012
Reputation: 2753
I Root For: SEC
Location:
Post: #3
RE: 19 black families buy tract in Georgia to create an oasis of safety
(09-15-2020 05:59 PM)CrimsonPhantom Wrote:  
Quote:Nineteen black families have purchased almost 100 acres of land in Georgia in hopes of founding a city where they can be safe, CNN has reported.

The city will be named, simply, “Freedom.”

“I’m hoping that it will be a thriving safe haven for people of color, for black families in particular,” Ashley Scott, one of the new owners and the real estate agent who sold the land, told the network.

The land, in the town of Toomsboro in rural Wilkinson County, was purchased in August by families now calling themselves the “Freedom Georgia Initiative.”

The tract was originally advertised in the website Toomsboroforsale.com, though only a portion of the town was actually for sale, CNN reported.

The sales price, which was pooled by the consortium of families, was $1.7 million.

Link

There be some rich crackers in Wilkinson County now!
09-15-2020 06:10 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Fo Shizzle Offline
Domestic Terrorist and Iconoclast
*

Posts: 37,573
Joined: Dec 2006
Reputation: 883
I Root For: ECU PIRATES
Location: North Carolina

Balance of Power Contest
Post: #4
RE: 19 black families buy tract in Georgia to create an oasis of safety
Since Im a strong believer in private property rights..I can have nothing negative to say about this. I sincerely hope it achieves the intended goal.
09-15-2020 06:29 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
rath v2.0 Offline
Wartime Consigliere
*

Posts: 37,061
Joined: Jun 2007
Reputation: 1060
I Root For: ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ
Location: Tip Of The Mitt

Donators
Post: #5
RE: 19 black families buy tract in Georgia to create an oasis of safety
Great idea!....for those who like watching 2 monkeys trying to **** a football from the perspective of impending fair housing suits if it ever moves from private property to incorporated municipal entity.
09-15-2020 06:32 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Fo Shizzle Offline
Domestic Terrorist and Iconoclast
*

Posts: 37,573
Joined: Dec 2006
Reputation: 883
I Root For: ECU PIRATES
Location: North Carolina

Balance of Power Contest
Post: #6
RE: 19 black families buy tract in Georgia to create an oasis of safety
(09-15-2020 06:32 PM)rath v2.0 Wrote:  Great idea!....for those who like watching 2 monkeys trying to **** a football from the perspective of impending fair housing suits if it ever moves from private property to incorporated municipal entity.

For those that have not heard of Soul City...check it out. It was around 5000 acres and was to be a planned community. It never really achieved what it set out to do and ran into all kinds of legal problems.
09-15-2020 06:42 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Advertisement


Native Georgian Offline
Hall of Famer
*

Posts: 23,080
Joined: May 2008
Reputation: 663
I Root For: TULANE+GA.STATE
Location: Decatur GA
Post: #7
RE: 19 black families buy tract in Georgia to create an oasis of safety
(09-15-2020 06:29 PM)Fo Shizzle Wrote:  Since Im a strong believer in private property rights..I can have nothing negative to say about this. I sincerely hope it achieves the intended goal.
My thoughts exactly.
09-15-2020 06:50 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Bear Catlett Offline
1st String
*

Posts: 1,853
Joined: Jan 2020
Reputation: 148
I Root For: UC
Location:
Post: #8
RE: 19 black families buy tract in Georgia to create an oasis of safety
This is good.

Let them get in to their little no whites allowed utopia safe haven away from all the evils of the outside world.

Let them start having their disagreements about how things should be run. One family starts letting their deadbeat relatives move in. Then the deadbeat's friends all start hanging out. Then one family moves out and everyone hates the new occupants. One guy doesn't mow his grass as much as he should. And so on.

And then... they'll realize that society's ill's are actually produced from one's mindset and not the particular shade of one's skin.
09-16-2020 06:40 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
SuperFlyBCat Online
Legend
*

Posts: 48,475
Joined: Mar 2005
Reputation: 1250
I Root For: America and UC
Location: Cincinnati
Post: #9
RE: 19 black families buy tract in Georgia to create an oasis of safety
They didn't buy a town nor a part of a town they bought rural acreage. There are no buildings and no utilities. Are there not small existing towns and hoods in the South that are majority black? Wake me up when they actually build something there. What a waste.
09-16-2020 06:58 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
ODUsmitty Online
Heisman
*

Posts: 5,827
Joined: May 2012
Reputation: 915
I Root For: Old Dominion
Location:
Post: #10
RE: 19 black families buy tract in Georgia to create an oasis of safety
(09-15-2020 06:29 PM)Fo Shizzle Wrote:  Since Im a strong believer in private property rights..I can have nothing negative to say about this. I sincerely hope it achieves the intended goal.

Not sure why this is news, but hope nothing but the best of luck to them in trying to build a community that prospers and is safe.
09-16-2020 11:20 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
gdunn Online
Repping E-Gang Colors
*

Posts: 20,121
Joined: Oct 2011
Reputation: 1413
I Root For: Southern Miss
Location: In The Moment

Survivor Champion
Post: #11
RE: 19 black families buy tract in Georgia to create an oasis of safety
One has to wonder if this is some off the grid type living. No overhead power lines, using solar energy or hydro energy.

Water to be used from a well they drill or if they'll collect water.

Curious to see how this goes.
09-16-2020 11:22 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Advertisement


bobdizole Online
1st String
*

Posts: 1,491
Joined: Dec 2017
Reputation: 112
I Root For: MT
Location:
Post: #12
RE: 19 black families buy tract in Georgia to create an oasis of safety
Hippies been doing this for years, it's called a commune
09-16-2020 11:24 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
GrayBeard Offline
Whiny Troll
*

Posts: 32,119
Joined: Nov 2003
Reputation: 814
I Root For: My Kids & ECU
Location: 402 Miles From ECU

Crappies
Post: #13
RE: 19 black families buy tract in Georgia to create an oasis of safety
(09-15-2020 06:29 PM)Fo Shizzle Wrote:  Since Im a strong believer in private property rights..I can have nothing negative to say about this. I sincerely hope it achieves the intended goal.

I agree with you; however, the voluntary segregation does sadden me a little.

But hey, they can do that.
09-16-2020 12:01 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
SuperFlyBCat Online
Legend
*

Posts: 48,475
Joined: Mar 2005
Reputation: 1250
I Root For: America and UC
Location: Cincinnati
Post: #14
RE: 19 black families buy tract in Georgia to create an oasis of safety
(09-16-2020 11:22 AM)gdunn Wrote:  One has to wonder if this is some off the grid type living. No overhead power lines, using solar energy or hydro energy.

Water to be used from a well they drill or if they'll collect water.

Curious to see how this goes.

They are going to need a ship full of donations to get the right utilities up and running.
Unless they get LeBron to give them a bunch of money I don't see anything happening.
09-16-2020 12:08 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
GrayBeard Offline
Whiny Troll
*

Posts: 32,119
Joined: Nov 2003
Reputation: 814
I Root For: My Kids & ECU
Location: 402 Miles From ECU

Crappies
Post: #15
RE: 19 black families buy tract in Georgia to create an oasis of safety
(09-16-2020 12:08 PM)SuperFlyBCat Wrote:  
(09-16-2020 11:22 AM)gdunn Wrote:  One has to wonder if this is some off the grid type living. No overhead power lines, using solar energy or hydro energy.

Water to be used from a well they drill or if they'll collect water.

Curious to see how this goes.

They are going to need a ship full of donations to get the right utilities up and running.
Unless they get LeBron to give them a bunch of money I don't see anything happening.

So if they could afford the price tag on the land, what makes you think they can't afford everything else they need?
09-16-2020 12:12 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Hambone10 Online
Hooter
*

Posts: 34,607
Joined: Nov 2005
Reputation: 918
I Root For: My Kids
Location: Right Down th Middle

New Orleans BowlDonatorsThe Parliament Awards
Post: #16
RE: 19 black families buy tract in Georgia to create an oasis of safety
(09-16-2020 11:24 AM)bobdizole Wrote:  Hippies been doing this for years, it's called a commune

This... or religious groups.... or just those homesteader types... there are 3-4 such shows on TV about them...

In many ways I support them... and certainly support their choice to do whatever they want... but there will be some inevitabilities and it will be interesting to see what happens.

1) if it fails, who will be blamed.
2) if it succeeds, will outsiders be allowed in? How 'black' will you need to be? What if you married a white person? Could they form a franchise with a 'white' partner like WalMart?
3) what happens when someone intentionally challenges any charges of racism/preferential treatment?

I mean the odds are that it will be like most of America where people would accept all people and things would be fine... but it would also attract that small percentage of racists who would eventually screw it up for everyone, UNLESS they are allowed to break rules that the rest of the country cannot.

If its not a nice place, then it won't matter... nobody will care... but if it is, I guarantee that SOMEONE will cause a ruckus
09-16-2020 12:21 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Advertisement


shere khan Offline
Legend
*

Posts: 43,809
Joined: Mar 2004
Reputation: 3829
I Root For: America
Location: Earth
Post: #17
RE: 19 black families buy tract in Georgia to create an oasis of safety
Good for them. I'm gonna move there. If they deny me I'm gonna sue the ever living shite out of them for discrimination.

03-lmfao
(This post was last modified: 09-16-2020 12:26 PM by shere khan.)
09-16-2020 12:25 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
EverRespect Offline
Free Kaplony
*

Posts: 29,619
Joined: May 2012
Reputation: 1031
I Root For: ODU
Location:
Post: #18
RE: 19 black families buy tract in Georgia to create an oasis of safety
(09-15-2020 06:29 PM)Fo Shizzle Wrote:  Since Im a strong believer in private property rights..I can have nothing negative to say about this. I sincerely hope it achieves the intended goal.

I agree in principle, but isn't this illegal? I can't buy 100 acres and subdivide or rent it out restricted to white people. We either have Jim Crow or not. I frankly don't care either way, but pick one and apply it consistently.
09-16-2020 12:41 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
SuperFlyBCat Online
Legend
*

Posts: 48,475
Joined: Mar 2005
Reputation: 1250
I Root For: America and UC
Location: Cincinnati
Post: #19
RE: 19 black families buy tract in Georgia to create an oasis of safety
(09-16-2020 12:12 PM)GrayBeard Wrote:  
(09-16-2020 12:08 PM)SuperFlyBCat Wrote:  
(09-16-2020 11:22 AM)gdunn Wrote:  One has to wonder if this is some off the grid type living. No overhead power lines, using solar energy or hydro energy.

Water to be used from a well they drill or if they'll collect water.

Curious to see how this goes.

They are going to need a ship full of donations to get the right utilities up and running.
Unless they get LeBron to give them a bunch of money I don't see anything happening.

So if they could afford the price tag on the land, what makes you think they can't afford everything else they need?

There was 19 people in on the purchase, so they put up 100K on average (so long as they are not getting money elsewhere). Among those 19 people (families) there are going to be deaths, divorces, illness, job changes, And they are amateurs. They have to build roads, storm sewers, need water, have to get power to the site.....then start building houses and whatever else. How is the LLC structured is there a managing partner, does that partner need X amount of votes to proceed with something. As an example when they start building the first house who gets the house? They would have better off finding a small town, with existing infrastructure, and individually start buying houses on the same street or something like that. I read a bunch of articles about this story they have no idea what they are doing. They think they can build a Chinatown or Koreatown, Little Italy for Blacks. News flash it already exists it is called Atlanta.
09-16-2020 12:42 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Eagleaidaholic Offline
All American
*

Posts: 3,846
Joined: Jun 2010
Reputation: 284
I Root For: Southern Miss
Location:
Post: #20
RE: 19 black families buy tract in Georgia to create an oasis of safety
Wonder if there will be updates as the years go by?
09-16-2020 12:54 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Post Reply 




User(s) browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)


Copyright © 2002-2020 Collegiate Sports Nation Bulletin Board System (CSNbbs), All Rights Reserved.
CSNbbs is an independent fan site and is in no way affiliated to the NCAA or any of the schools and conferences it represents.
This site monetizes links. FTC Disclosure.
We allow third-party companies to serve ads and/or collect certain anonymous information when you visit our web site. These companies may use non-personally identifiable information (e.g., click stream information, browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over) during your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. These companies typically use a cookie or third party web beacon to collect this information. To learn more about this behavioral advertising practice or to opt-out of this type of advertising, you can visit http://www.networkadvertising.org.
Powered By MyBB, © 2002-2020 MyBB Group.