I understand Blow's objective and urgency but I don't think it is so obvious that such a plan will achieve that objective. Relocation from Chicago to Mississippi requires some major socioeconomic sacrifice that might do more harm than good to black leverage overall. New Orleans, Atlanta and Baltimore are the only cities in Blow's subset I'd really consider moving to and of these only Atlanta has enough tech industry to be a realistic move. That's not a lot of choices to appeal to the black bourgeoisie.
Besides, the fact that 30% of Americans control 70% of the Senate seems pretty unsustainable. That 30% is a major suck on the US economy. We are already seeing major increases in rural ideologies that have no relationship to the agenda of the majority of Americans and I'm not sure we can afford 20 years of increasing discord. I think a far more achievable and immediate plan would be to redraw the states. Just as a working model, I'd consider keeping the number of states at 50 but I'd create 4 new states and consolidate 4 old states.
- Caribbean Islands (PR and VI)
- Pacific Territories (Alaska, Hawaii, Samoa, Guam, etc)
- All Native American reservations
- Alaska would become part of Pacific State
- Hawaii would become part of Pacific State
- North Dakota and South Dakota would become one state, The Dakotas
- Rhode Island and Connecticut would become one state called Connecticut and Rhode Island
- New Hampshire and Vermont would become one state called New England
We may well be approaching a crisis in sustainability in rural America anyway. It used to be that we needed many people living in rural farms to grow food but that's not really true anymore. Less than 2/10th's of 1% of all Americans grow our food these days and we could do the job with far fewer. Rural homes and small towns soak up far outsized expenses in terms of delivering power, water, internet and particularly rebuilding after increasing floods, fires, hurricanes, tornados, etc I think all Americans can and should enjoy the great American outdoors but that doesn't mean we have to prop up residents in increasingly unsustainable and expensive geographies. If rural Americans were simply made to bear the expense of rural living (insurance, infrastructure, rebuilding), city living would instantly (more honestly) prove to be cheaper than country living.