"Oh, well, all the "evidence" anyone could possibly ask for."
Not just Evers, but lotsa blacks, Doc. It's been going on for a long time and if you'd just get your nose outa HuffPo all the time, you'd see it. I might mention that VA elected the first black governor since reconstruction some time back, SC just elected a black senator...oh, hell, never mind. You're still absolutely convinced that the South consists of millions and millions of racists and that conditions in the North (and CA) are Nirvana to black p[eople. Educator, educate thyself!
"Blacks return to Southern roots"
The 2010 Census shows that 57% of the USA's blacks live in the South, the highest percentage since 60% in 1960, says William Frey, demographer at the Brookings Institution. "They are going to the new Sun Belt cities, economically viable places," he says. "The main states are Florida, Georgia, Texas and North Carolina and the prosperous metropolitan areas, especially the suburbs, within those states."
They're often moving to communities that have not traditionally attracted black people. Within the South, counties with smaller black populations had high rates of black growth, Frey says. The counties with the fastest rates of African-American growth during the past decade were those where blacks previously made up 10% or less of the population."
"Linda Sharpe Haywood, a registered nurse who has worked for several years as a full-time volunteer, moved here from New York with her husband, Darryl Haywood Sr., a retired New York City police detective, in 1999. "There was very little crime," says Haywood, 55, who has family here. "People were very friendly. It was also an economic decision. We were able to buy a house here that we wouldn't have been able to afford in New York."
Her husband, who had become a Florida state trooper, was killed in the line of duty in 2004, and the outpouring of sympathy reinforced her decision to come. "Everyone in the community, black and white, was just extremely helpful and supportive," she says."