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Old 12-01-2015, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Income disparity and transportation are related. If someone can only afford to live in X area, can't afford a car and it takes them Y hours to get to work, then they are more likely to spend a % of their income on transportation, which means they cannot afford healthy food options, etc.
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Old 12-01-2015, 08:12 AM
 
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Clearly, transportation is the clear major issue that dramatically impacts most in Metro Atlanta. Transportation affects where and how people live, and which choices they entertain, from jobs and homes to schools (in some cases) and lifestyle (some families with children become single-earner households because of the toll, due in part to commuting (which could add an extra two hours per day per parent), that two work-outside-the-home parents would take on their kids' activities, enjoyment of life and general parental involvement).

Another factor is economic mobility. While Metro Atlanta continues to attract transplants, it seems like a good percentage of people have a hard time getting ahead. Salaries in Atlanta don't seem entirely comparable even to other growing, mid-sized cities like Charlotte, Nashville and the like.
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Old 12-01-2015, 08:21 AM
 
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Why are 3/4 of the white folks gloomy about the future?



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Old 12-01-2015, 08:46 AM
 
Location: City of Atlanta
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Why are 3/4 of the white folks gloomy about the future?


I actually read something about this not long ago, but I can't remember the source. Basically, the argument was that white people, overall, have been privileged for a long time. They have a higher baseline for success and what they are able to accomplish given the social circumstances, so have higher standards that need to be met in order to consider themselves happy about their lives. Minorities have been stomped down so many times over the years in this country that their baseline for what they expect to accomplish in life is lower. This isn't because they think they aren't capable of doing something, but rather, they know that they have been discriminated against, and it is harder for them to accomplish the same things as white people. Even among white people, the baseline is higher for white heterosexual males than any other group of white people. It's a psychological issue. Hence, most suicides are white people, I believe.

I have actually traveled abroad quite a bit to developing nations and it's not so different there. People in poverty tended to be happier when they accomplish small things because they have accepted their lives of poverty, and that social norms keep them from accomplishing the same things as wealthier people. Wealthier or privileged people were often less happy overall because they expected to accomplish too much.
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Old 12-01-2015, 08:47 AM
 
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Why are 3/4 of the white folks gloomy about the future?


White privileged
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Old 12-01-2015, 08:50 AM
 
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Why are 3/4 of the white folks gloomy about the future?
I think it's just because we're smarter and more aware of reality.

LOL, that's just a joke troll post!!!!!!

I'm not sure the real reason why.
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Old 12-01-2015, 09:27 AM
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I think it's just because we're smarter and more aware of reality.

LOL, that's just a joke troll post!!!!!!

I'm not sure the real reason why.
Study out recently showing that there has been a dramatic increase in death rates for whites 45-54 years old. It is primarily among those w/o a college education. They think it has to do with drugs and suicide. Every other group continues to improve their mortality rates.
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Old 12-01-2015, 09:31 AM
 
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That's interesting.

I'm sure we could post studies all day showing all kinds of things. White men pretty much have monopolies on serial killing and domestic terrorism. But since we can't do that without expecting statistics on which groups own categories like murder, assault, and dropping out of school to crop up, probably best that we keep them all at bay.
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Old 12-01-2015, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA (Sandy Springs)
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Why are 3/4 of the white folks gloomy about the future?
Well a lot of them have the absurd notion that because America's diversity is increasing that means they are "losing" or having their country taken over. I say this as a white person.
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Old 12-01-2015, 08:05 PM
 
Location: Georgia
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Well a lot of them have the absurd notion that because America's diversity is increasing that means they are "losing" or having their country taken over. I say this as a white person.
Pretty much this.
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