Sometimes, you want to go…

“Making your way in the world today takes everything you’ve got.
Taking a break from all your worries, sure would help a lot.
Wouldn’t you like to get away?
Sometimes you want to go
Where everybody knows your name,
and they’re always glad you came.
You wanna be where you can see,
our troubles are all the same
You wanna be where everybody knows your name.”

~ Gary Portnoy and Judy Hart Angelo, Cheers theme song

In Leith, North Dakota where the city’s population was tallied at sixteen in the 2010 census, Paul Craig Cobb is seeking to turn the town into a socially colored white supremacist enclave by purchasing property there and selling it to persons of like mind.  He not only wants to have a small town feel but a closed minded population.  Sometimes, you want to go where other socially colored white supremacists are.

Additional Resources

CNN, South African Town Accused of Keeping Apartheid Alive

The Guardian, “Tiny North Dakota town braces against neo- Nazi plans for all- white community”

Huffington Post, Craig Cobb, White Supremacist, Failing to Make his North Dakota Aryan Enclave Plans a Reality

NPR, “This Tiny Town is Trying to Stop Neo- Nazis from Taking Over”

James W. Loewen, Sundown Towns: A Hidden Dimension of American Racism

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