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Old 01-24-2009, 05:40 PM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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Serious question: does having President Obama to look up to mean that the much higher rates of violent crime in the African American community will go down, or is that to much of an expectation to place on Barrack?

I know it's not a fair question: Bush was never expected to end poor Whites making meth or growing marijuana. But race in America isn't fair, and many people expect Obama to end crime in the low income segment of the Black community.

Will it happen, or is it just a pipe dream?
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Old 01-24-2009, 05:51 PM
 
Location: California
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Pipe dream, crimials don't care who the president is if they even know who he is.
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Old 01-24-2009, 05:52 PM
 
Location: Democratic Peoples Republic of Redneckistan
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Pipe dream, crimials don't care who the president is if they even know who he is.
I agree with RD
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Old 01-24-2009, 05:53 PM
 
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Serious question: does having President Obama to look up to mean that the much higher rates of violent crime in the African American community will go down, or is that to much of an expectation to place on Barrack?

I know it's not a fair question: Bush was never expected to end poor Whites making meth or growing marijuana. But race in America isn't fair, and many people expect Obama to end crime in the low income segment of the Black community.

Will it happen, or is it just a pipe dream?

43 Presidents didn't manage to eliminate crime in the white community so, at least in the short run, I don't see Obama making much of a dent in the black crime rate.
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Old 01-24-2009, 05:59 PM
 
Location: US
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43 Presidents didn't manage to eliminate crime in the white community so, at least in the short run, I don't see Obama making much of a dent in the black crime rate.
I don't think he was talking about completely eliminating crime. We all know that is never going to happen white or black. Despite the relatively small population percentage of blacks their amount of crime is pretty high. MLK, Bill Cosby, Oprah, etc ...are all pretty good role models, but the ganstah mentality is more appealing.
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Old 01-24-2009, 06:02 PM
 
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While I think the election of obama can have some postive affects no question. But you should ask your self have our previous 43 white presidents made crime less of a issue in the white community. Absolutely not.

And I wish these ppl would make up their mind. One minute obama is half white but then we have stupid threads like this. Why wasn't the name of this thread will obama make crime less of a issue when it comes to white community.
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Old 01-24-2009, 06:04 PM
 
Location: St. Joseph Area
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Isn't poverty a bigger indicator of crime than race?
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Old 01-24-2009, 06:06 PM
 
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but the ganstah mentality is more appealing.
It has nothing, let me repeat, nothing to do with the "appeal" of the "ganstah" lifestyle. It is about poverty and an implacable belief that there aren't any other alternatives. I cannot begin to explain the depth of the pathology, except to say that when you talk with 13 year olds who view 20 year olds as senior citizens, you come to understand that simply having a black President isn't going to be nearly enough to reverse such a fatalistic world view in the short run.
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Old 01-24-2009, 06:07 PM
 
Location: Augusta/Evans, GA
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Isn't poverty a bigger indicator of crime than race?
So true the trailer parks, inner cities, barrios, projects, rural area's all have the same problems. Lack of fathers, single mother's, drug issues, and crime.
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Old 01-24-2009, 06:10 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Serious question: does having President Obama to look up to mean that the much higher rates of violent crime in the African American community will go down, or is that to much of an expectation to place on Barrack?

I know it's not a fair question: Bush was never expected to end poor Whites making meth or growing marijuana. But race in America isn't fair, and many people expect Obama to end crime in the low income segment of the Black community.

Will it happen, or is it just a pipe dream?
pipe dream....and poor whites are the only ones making meth & growing weed?
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