Yellow Springs, Ohio, is a small rural community between Dayton and Columbus with fewer than 3,700 people. Since the 1960s, it has been regarded as an isolated rural left-wing enclave by the rest of the state. Many people from the “hippie” and homosexual rights movements moved to this village in the 60s and 70s. Yellow Springs is also home to Antioch College, a tiny private liberal arts college that had become a center of extreme-left activism by the end of the 90s.
Recently, Yellow Springs Village Council announced a proposal to develop low-income housing on 59 acres of new land annexed by the village last year. A company called Oberer would build the houses roughly 2.5 miles from the home of world-famous comedian Dave Chappelle. He lives just outside of Yellow Springs on a 39-acre property.
In 2018, Chappelle founded Iron Table Holdings LLC and bought an old township fire station which he is converting into a trendy restaurant and comedy club. He says he plans to open a total of four businesses that will pump millions into the community. Chappelle attended a village council meeting to oppose the low-income housing project. He called the city’s leaders “clowns” and stated he would cancel all his planned businesses in Yellow Springs. Eventually, the village council voted 2-2 on the proposal, with the fifth member recusing himself. The proposal was officially killed.
Chappelle identifies as “Muslim” and has been accused of being close to Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam [NOI]. However, he violated NOI teachings by marrying a non-Black Asian woman. He has three children, and has stated that he sends them to an almost entirely White private school.
Ironically. people who oppose low-income housing are routinely denounced as “racist” by the media. Yellow Springs is about 75% White and 15% Black.
Chappelle is now under attack by the outrage mob on social media. A publicist for Chappelle issued the following statement:
“Neither Dave nor his neighbors are against affordable housing, however, they are against the poorly vetted, cookie-cutter, sprawl-style development deal which has little regard for the community, culture and infrastructure of the Village” – Dave Chappell’s publicist