Black crime in liberal Wisconsin, Iowa and Minnesota
One of the regional oddities is that Wisconsin, Iowa, and Minnesota, three states with a deserved reputation for civic cooperativeness, good government, and general niceness, have some of the most dysfunctional black communities in the country. As I wrote in VDARE.com in "Mapping the Unmentionable," the state with the highest ratio of black to white imprisonment rates in 1997 was Minnesota, at 31 to 1, compared to about 9 to 1 nationally (The national ratio has since dropped into the 7.2 to 1 range). Iowa and Wisconsin were way up there too. And black crime there looks bad not just relative to the low crime rates among the white locals: Iowa had the worst black imprisonment rate in the country in absolute terms. Wisconsin has the highest black illegitimacy rate in the U.S. at 81.9% vs. 69.3% nationally in 2004.
These three states are more liberal than most in the heartland. They've gone Democratic five out of six times in the last two Presidential elections.
Mapping The Unmentionable: Race And Crime
Black Crime: The Immigration Dimension
Evaluating excuses for higher black crime rates
Imprisonment Rates Vary Wildly by Race