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Old 01-19-2013, 05:35 PM
 
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Yes. It says that I'm not like you with your nice white collar job and chances are, having grown up in a privileged white neighborhood.
Don't you have that backwards? It's generally people who have grown up in privileged white neighborhoods who stereotype all non-white neighborhoods as crime-ridden and think that people who stand in front of liquor stores are waiting there to kill random unsuspecting customers. Which one of us is doing that?
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Old 01-19-2013, 05:36 PM
 
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Where did you get that I was "clutching my pearls" in horror? Quote me.
The challenge would be to find a post from you in this thread where you haven't implied that.
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Old 01-19-2013, 05:36 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Don't you have that backwards? It's generally people who have grown up in privileged white neighborhoods who stereotype all non-white neighborhoods as crime-ridden and think that people who stand in front of liquor stores are waiting there to kill random unsuspecting customers.
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Old 01-19-2013, 05:37 PM
 
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Where did you get that I was "clutching my pearls" in horror? Quote me.

I just said they're thugs and it's a good way to recognize a high crime area.
Most minority majority areas have this problem. Especially the African American ones.
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Old 01-19-2013, 05:41 PM
 
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Don't hurt yourself.

You all have a good night. This white guy who grew up in a white neighborhood is about to walk through his racially diverse current neighborhood, past the guys who stand in front of the liquor store. If I don't return, it means they're eating my face, so please send help.
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Old 01-19-2013, 05:44 PM
 
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Don't hurt yourself.

You all have a good night. This white guy who grew up in a white neighborhood is about to walk through his racially diverse current neighborhood, past the guys who stand in front of the liquor store. If I don't return, it means they're eating my face, so please send help.
Why worry? Diversity is a strength! You'll be welcomed with open arms my friend.
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Old 01-19-2013, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Don't hurt yourself.

You all have a good night. This white guy who grew up in a white neighborhood is about to walk through his racially diverse current neighborhood, past the guys who stand in front of the liquor store. If I don't return, it means they're eating my face, so please send help.
I do that everyday.

No one is saying you will get killed or that they won't be cool with you.

We're saying they're up to no good and anything at any moment something could spark off.
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Old 01-19-2013, 05:48 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Where did you get that I was "clutching my pearls" in horror? Quote me.

I just said they're thugs and it's a good way to recognize a high crime area.

I grew up with guys like that. I also said that they revel in ignorance. And it's not a place I want to be.

But clutching my peals in horror? No.
I grew up with guys like these too. What's your point? You should know then that people standing around is no cause for alarm. They're not actually going to do anything to you. You know this, right? The OP started some ridiculous thread crying about how frightened he felt because there were "sketchy looking" people around, as if he was in any immediate danger. He wasn't. At all.
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Old 01-19-2013, 05:49 PM
 
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Race plays a huge role in the way someone acts. People seriously need to understand that some groups just aren't capable of achieving as much as whites.
There is only one race - the human race.

Race As A Social Construct Anthropology.net

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First, race is a social construct contingent on collective acceptance, agreement, and imposition. Second, race has always been defined by the dominant group in society. Third, race indicates differences in status. The status indicated by which race you are, either includes or excludes one from broader social constructs, and disables or enables certain powers.
Note that there are *some* genetic differences between what society currently defines as the races. However, there is much more overlap of genes than there are differences.

Try this scholarly book:
How race becomes biology: Embodiment of social inequality - Gravlee - 2009 - American Journal of Physical Anthropology - Wiley Online Library

or this Wellesley blog
https://blogs.wellesley.edu/vanarsda...tific-grounds/

What is interesting in all this is if you look back at the data from our immigrant past, you find the same *low IQ* slurs against the Irish, the Italians, etc.
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Old 01-19-2013, 05:49 PM
 
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Why worry? Diversity is a strength! You'll be welcomed with open arms my friend.
I don't doubt it. I have been ever since I moved here. Much more than in the mostly-white suburban area I lived before this, for sure. Thanks for caring about me, though. It means a lot. xoxo.
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