Gentrification, gerrymandering and suppression of the black vote

The 2017 St. Petersburg District 6 city council election provided the undisputed final, insidious evidence that the white power has succeeded in taking over the formerly majority African district.

To contextualize the dirty move to appoint Williams, St. Petersburg is a city of 240,000 people with an African population of 42,000.

In the 1980s, city council districts 6 and 7 were ostensibly majority Black districts. The African majority in these districts would usually vote for and elect one or another African petty bourgeois candidate.

In addition, St. Petersburg is 95% built out. This means that the greedy white developers and the white power state that serves them have nowhere to build