Yes, majorly due to some of the very aforementioned conservative policies outlined. To Perry’s credit, he is correct in that many Blacks are leaving cities like Detroit, Chicago, and Baltimore for Texas cities like Houston and Dallas. This also applies to Americans of every hue given Texas does in fact have a booming economy. Perry went on to note that Black poverty is lower in Texas than it is in New York and California and that the Black graduation rate in Texas is 13 percent higher than the national average.