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Old 01-30-2012, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Denver
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Yeah, but wouldn't that apply anywhere? He said it would bother him in the country, but I would think it would bother him in the city too, or at least it should...
Black kid, or white kid, on the side of the road anywhere with 14 people coming at him, should probably think about hightailing it.
Yes but in the city, depending on what road or highway I'm on, it wouldn't bother me because theres other people around that would see if anything happened.
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Old 01-30-2012, 10:45 AM
 
Location: SW Kansas
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Yes but in the country I would haul ass. Black kid on the side of the road and 14 people get out of a car, what do you think is gonna happen...
I doubt 14 people would get out of a single vehicle. More like 14 vehicles would stop to help.

I live in the middle of nowhere, my town has less than a thousand people. We have one couple and another man that is black African (from Africa) and we have several African Americans. We have numerous chicanos along with other spanish speaking people that I'm not sure what country they are from as well as several Filipinos. Don't assume we have no racial diversity just because we live in the middle of nowhere!

I never hear of any race against race crimes here. My nephew is half Black, so I think I'd hear if were much racism. There are always going to be people that don't like each other for whatever reason, but it doesn't seem to lead to violence. Exept for two guys that were fighting over one of them's wife. We're much more tolerant out here in the sticks than we are generally given credit for.

Now, if you try to move here and act all gangstah with your pants belted to your knees you can expect to be noticed by the genral population, but not harmed.
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Old 01-30-2012, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Denver
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I doubt 14 people would get out of a single vehicle. More like 14 vehicles would stop to help.

I live in the middle of nowhere, my town has less than a thousand people. We have one couple and another man that is black African (from Africa) and we have several African Americans. We have numerous chicanos along with other spanish speaking people that I'm not sure what country they are from as well as several Filipinos. Don't assume we have no racial diversity just because we live in the middle of nowhere!

I never hear of any race against race crimes here. My nephew is half Black, so I think I'd hear if were much racism. There are always going to be people that don't like each other for whatever reason, but it doesn't seem to lead to violence. Exept for two guys that were fighting over one of them's wife. We're much more tolerant out here in the sticks than we are generally given credit for.

Now, if you try to move here and act all gangstah with your pants belted to your knees you can expect to be noticed by the genral population, but not harmed.
Well not one car lol. That's good about the diversity there.
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Old 01-30-2012, 11:28 AM
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Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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Yes but in the city, depending on what road or highway I'm on, it wouldn't bother me because theres other people around that would see if anything happened.
And in the city people are just as likely to continue to go about their business because they don't want to get involved, if you're lucky someone might call 911 if there's trouble.
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Old 01-30-2012, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Denver
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And in the city people are just as likely to continue to go about their business because they don't want to get involved, if you're lucky someone might call 911 if there's trouble.
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I don't live in New York City and a bruised up homeless man is nothing new. A group of people beating someone on the side of I-610 is a different story.
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Old 01-30-2012, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Syracuse, New York
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I do political canvassing and one fellow canvasser used to crack me up. Every time we went to canvass in the less populated areas, she'd tremble with fear and worry about "rural people".
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Old 01-30-2012, 12:53 PM
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Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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I don't live in New York City and a bruised up homeless man is nothing new. A group of people beating someone on the side of I-610 is a different story.
My point was that it's kind of silly to feel safer just because there are more people around. Plenty of bad things happen in cities too, (lots of times with plenty of witnesses standing around not doing anything to help). It's not exclusive to country roads or small towns or something.
Although your statement that a bruised up homeless man is nothing new is a little troubling...

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I do political canvassing and one fellow canvasser used to crack me up. Every time we went to canvass in the less populated areas, she'd tremble with fear and worry about "rural people".
Well, there is that scene in the movie "fried green tomatoes" that made you wonder what kind of meat was in the southern barbeque, mwahahaha.
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Old 01-30-2012, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Denver
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My point was that it's kind of silly to feel safer just because there are more people around. Plenty of bad things happen in cities too, (lots of times with plenty of witnesses standing around not doing anything to help). It's not exclusive to country roads or small towns or something.
Although your statement that a bruised up homeless man is nothing new is a little troubling...
It's natural to feel safer around more people, nothing new. When's the last time you looked at a dirty homeless mans face hard enough to see if he was bruised up? Is it a black eye or is it thick dirt?
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Old 01-30-2012, 03:53 PM
 
Location: SW Kansas
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It's natural to feel safer around more people, nothing new. When's the last time you looked at a dirty homeless mans face hard enough to see if he was bruised up? Is it a black eye or is it thick dirt?
heh. And I feel safer with less people. Guess that's why some live in cities and some live in the country! Generally I think you are more likely to be shot in a drive by shooting in the city than you are in the county. In the country if you are shot it's more likely to be a stray bullet from an unskilled hunter
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Old 01-30-2012, 09:27 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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Where I grew up, a predominantly Black urban suburb of NYC, my peers thought I was crazy to go fishing, hiking, canoeing, etc. They thought for sure I was going to be killed by racist, White hillbillies. Ironically, most of these kids were only a generation or two removed from country folks who moved to the city in the 1950s and 60s.

It is simple fear and bigotry born of ignorance and it goes both ways.
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