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Old 09-29-2011, 06:28 AM
 
Location: ATL
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Default What are you people Afraid of MARTA for?

Rode it from Doraville to Midtown and back last night.

Yes I was the only white guy in the car.
No I was not raped/mugged/hassled

Maybe if I was a 100lb white girl I would sing a different tune..but wtf..I was expecting a gang war to break out on the train last night based on reading responses in here alone.

 
Old 09-29-2011, 06:39 AM
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Because poor people and people of color are scary, duh! *Buys 400K house so that he doesn't have to live around them!*
 
Old 09-29-2011, 06:52 AM
 
Location: ATL
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Im a 5'8 170lb white guy who lives and dresses like a Mid-towner.

They leave me alone, I've had more issues in Dallas on DART..but there you get more fare hoppers I believe
 
Old 09-29-2011, 06:58 AM
 
Location: Marietta, GA
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I don't think most people who ride MARTA are afraid. I know I'm not. I also don't think that every time we hear on the news about a shooting or other issue on MARTA that it does much good to draw new riders who typically would not ride but might consider it.
 
Old 09-29-2011, 07:00 AM
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The funniest Marta experience that I've ever had was the old white nervous looking couple who kept glaring at a group of young black men suspiciously who from their conversation I could tell went to Morehouse.
 
Old 09-29-2011, 07:00 AM
 
Location: ATL
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You mean the salt of the earth on trains.

It's good for you
 
Old 09-29-2011, 07:05 AM
 
Location: Marietta, GA
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I'm going to make a comment that I think is true, but not necessarily politically correct. If you want to know why some in the suburbs are "scared" to ride MARTA or go to the city, it's because urban is synonymous with crime, and there is a basis in truth in that association.

Now...you can deny it or make rationalizations as to why that shouldn't be, but it's the truth. I don't buy that stereotype, but let's face it, seeing the nightly news here in Atlanta is a parade of shootings and other violent crime. Many associate urban with crime and transit with urban.
 
Old 09-29-2011, 07:12 AM
 
Location: ATL
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Originally Posted by neil0311 View Post
I'm going to make a comment that I think is true, but not necessarily politically correct. If you want to know why some in the suburbs are "scared" to ride MARTA or go to the city, it's because urban is synonymous with crime, and there is a basis in truth in that association.

Now...you can deny it or make rationalizations as to why that shouldn't be, but it's the truth. I don't buy that stereotype, but let's face it, seeing the nightly news here in Atlanta is a parade of shootings and other violent crime. Many associate urban with crime and transit with urban.
You mean like every major city in the US?
 
Old 09-29-2011, 07:15 AM
 
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Most people haven't stepped outside of 285, think terrorists are next door b/c of watching Fox News & their idea of diversity is the 31 flavors at Baskin & robbins
 
Old 09-29-2011, 07:30 AM
 
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MOST people are not afraid of MARTA. MARTA is simply not practical or useful where most of Atlanta lives.
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