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Old 02-16-2008, 05:39 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Actually, numbers CAN lie. It's all how you package them. Reminds me of the old saying "There are LIES, there are DAMN LIES, and then there are STATISTICS."
clever and true, but let's be real, crime and poverty do go together. Regardless of your race if you live in an area where there is a lot of poverty there will be a lot more crime. Many poor areas have a very heavy consentration of blacks, that is where many get their idea. No one is saying blacks and crime go togehter, what is being said "poverty and crime" go together.

Nita
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Old 02-17-2008, 07:05 PM
 
Location: AR
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Being one of the only white people in a majority black area sucks sometimes, it's just the way of life.

I was a kid in South Mississippi and South Georgia in the 90's, and school was hell. I got beat up, cussed at, and picked on because I was white. It would be just like the goth kid hanging out with the country club crowd...if you're majorly different, you'll catch it.

People who want to act like things like this don't happen are living in a dream world.
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Old 02-18-2008, 01:10 AM
 
Location: Fayetteville, Arkansas
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I'm glad someone can make a coorelation that doesn't say Black people are criminals. It does make sense that a poorer area will have more crime (it does here) and I have to remember where I'm moving to. From what I've researched, there aren't alot of races besides Black or White, so I'm starting to see where the thought process is. When I was young, my grandmother always talked to me about "bring a credit to my race" and I've learned what she means. I think it's sad that Black people in that area have made people associate Black with crime. I guess when I come, I'm going to have to really be on my toes.
I only agree to some that has been said. It hasnt mattered what state, or part of any state, I have been in, racism pathetically exists. Ive been to places where black people didnt want me around, and they looked at me very oddly because I voluntarely approached them as I am not a color biased individual.

Moving on... in Northwest Arkansas area, you'd only be a 1/3 of the race here. Our latest influx of race have gained notable recognition for our crime increasing (fact). You will be able to walk flat footed just as I do.

Speaking of "really being on your toes"....where in Arkansas are you moving to?

Overall, regardless of one's race, its their choice to be a part the statistic. If you dont like what surrounds you, be somewhere else.

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Old 02-18-2008, 02:45 AM
 
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Actually, numbers CAN lie. It's all how you package them. Reminds me of the old saying "There are LIES, there are DAMN LIES, and then there are STATISTICS."
That's not enough to get me to relocate my family to Detroit, Camden or Watts.
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