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Old 09-14-2010, 11:58 AM
 
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Originally Posted by MikeandIke27 View Post
So thats the excuse...

Blacks and whites are never going to totally live in Harmony together.. Sometimes it pisses me off to see others talk about the downfall areas within the black Community, but never talk about the educated black elite people here in Atlanta..Nor are there ever any threads talking About some Caucasins and there nasty living habits and racial profiling. or The Nasty Ghetto trailer parks they live in. Thats the only problem I have. But because I love all people of all races and I know that every races has there issues I respect all class of people. One race is not greater than the other and all races have there mess....



P.S WHy would someone wanna create a thread like this one...
Not sure, but I was simply pointing out that you cant compare blacks and whites in terms of who does more of a particular thing when whites make up so much more of the population. Its not an apples to apples comparison.

 
Old 09-14-2010, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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Originally Posted by MikeandIke27 View Post
So thats the excuse...

Blacks and whites are never going to totally live in Harmony together.. Sometimes it pisses me off to see others talk about the downfall areas within the black Community, but never talk about the educated black elite people here in Atlanta..Nor are there ever any threads talking About some Caucasins and there nasty living habits and racial profiling. or The Nasty Ghetto trailer parks they live in. Thats the only problem I have. But because I love all people of all races and I know that every races has there issues I respect all class of people. One race is not greater than the other and all races have there mess....
"Never" is a long time. Look at Star Trek.

More seriously, I think the downfall areas ... regardless of race ... are a cultural issue as much as anything else.

Look at the role models people in many of those areas have.

Are those role models positive?

Do they provide incentive for people to improve themselves?

Do they want to improve the status quo, or glorify it?

As long as it's cool to disrespect authority, as long as people thing it's okay to engage in certain types of isolationist behaviors (on all sides), and as long as people don't care about education, you're going to have conflict, boundaries, and a lack of advancement.

It doesn't matter who you're talking about.
 
Old 09-14-2010, 02:07 PM
 
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Nor are there ever any threads talking About some Caucasins and there nasty living habits and racial profiling. or The Nasty Ghetto trailer parks they live in. Thats the only problem I have..
This shows some of my favorite white people.

http://www.peopleofwalmart.com/?state=1&cat=29
 
Old 09-14-2010, 04:34 PM
 
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Originally Posted by rcsteiner View Post
"Never" is a long time. Look at Star Trek.

More seriously, I think the downfall areas ... regardless of race ... are a cultural issue as much as anything else.

Look at the role models people in many of those areas have.

Are those role models positive?

Do they provide incentive for people to improve themselves?

Do they want to improve the status quo, or glorify it?

As long as it's cool to disrespect authority, as long as people thing it's okay to engage in certain types of isolationist behaviors (on all sides), and as long as people don't care about education, you're going to have conflict, boundaries, and a lack of advancement.

It doesn't matter who you're talking about.

People love mess thats all anything negative they feed off of it like vultures. Anything positive is not interesting or its boring.
 
Old 09-14-2010, 08:46 PM
 
Location: 30080
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This shows some of my favorite white people.

http://www.peopleofwalmart.com/?state=1&cat=29
lmao.. im gonna bite my tongue on this one
 
Old 09-14-2010, 09:22 PM
 
Location: Georgia
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That's what i'm hearing people call areas such as Stone Mountain, Clarkston, Lithonia, Decatur(Outside The Perimeter), Ellenwood etc.or areas outside the perimeter. I didn't think that it could be possible, because suburbs are suppose to be nice and safe areas. I don't know what happened. Any comments?
Just out of curiosity, why did you primarily pick examples from Dekalb County? What about Norcross, Powder Springs, Austell, Jonesboro, Smyrna, and parts of Roswell? (and ironically, I singled out Cobb County here)
 
Old 09-14-2010, 09:41 PM
 
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Just out of curiosity, why did you primarily pick examples from Dekalb County? What about Norcross, Powder Springs, Austell, Jonesboro, Smyrna, and parts of Roswell? (and ironically, I singled out Cobb County here)
Because these are predominately black middle class areas.. Then u know what goes on from there...
 
Old 09-15-2010, 04:30 PM
 
Location: 30080
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You should already know the routine on here by now
 
Old 09-17-2010, 03:56 AM
 
Location: Atlanta,GA
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Originally Posted by suprascooby22 View Post
You have described the downfall of Clayton county to a tee!
Let go of things, already!!! (You sound homesick & like a broken record)

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Originally Posted by MikeandIke27 View Post
So thats the excuse...

P.S WHy would someone wanna create a thread like this one...
For the same simple reasons:

1. Stir up controversy
2. Rile up the usual sides (black and white)

It never fails.

Want to get a high post thread? Put race, the word ghetto in it, and you have a recipe for disaster.
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