Star Parker has an interesting insight based on personal experience.
I have lived in Southern California for many years and am a veteran of the 1992 riots in South Central Los Angeles, provoked by the Rodney King affair. My own business was destroyed in those riots and, as a result, I pulled up roots and moved my family south into Orange County.
She notes that it’s sad that inner cities are tinderboxes of frustration. Perhaps that is because everyone feels insecure about their property. Perhaps knowing that your neighbors can just vote to take away what is yours causes you to despise your neighbor. I know it is simplistic, but I think it’s part of the problem. The other part is that inner city residents, usually poor, usually black or hispanic, are in the thrall of HUD. Bound like serfs to their housing projects, unable to escape, and forced to pay more in taxes than any medieval lord would dare to extract, is it any wonder they are frustrated and on the verge of riots all the time?