One of the arguments made by Black and non-Black conservatives/Republicans against Black liberals/Democrats is something like the following: major cities have been run by Democrats for the past N years and they are a mess. Doesn't that prove Democrat failure?
My two part response is, no and that the question, itself, displays faulty reasoning.
To the former, I state no because the question gives no room for consideration of Black middle class and strong working class migration out of the cities.
My mother's peers are, for the most part, in the city. However, their children, including me, who are middle class and strong working class, have, for the most part, moved to counties where the perception is a better quality of life. Those who are still in the city, move to the more stable and functioning sections of the city. They are not a part of the problem.
This migration of the Black middle class and strong working class out of the cities have left those who are less functional and has caused a concentration of those who are less functional in the cities. Changing the world view and the actions of those who are less functional is not a matter of politics. The scourge of conservatives and Republicans, the NAACP, Jesse Jackson, Sr, Al Sharpton, et al, have never supported, for example, "Stop Snitching" and I know they have blasted that concept.
A good example of the results of this migration, besides unemployment and crime, is education. Many Black people left Baltimore City and moved to Baltimore County. If you look at the Maryland Report Card website and select white and Black subgroups for Baltimore County, you will see the white graduation rate is 84%. The Black graduation rate is 83%. For Baltimore City, the Black graduation rate listed is 66%. For the record, a lot of Blacks have also moved to Howard County, specifically Columbia. In Howard county the white graduation rate is 95% and the Black graduation rate is 90%.
At this point I mention that Baltimore City is controlled by Democrats as is Baltimore County. And that points directly to my statement that the question, itself, is faulty reasoning.