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Old 10-04-2013, 08:49 AM
 
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Everyone thinks their city is the most ghetto
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Old 10-07-2013, 04:10 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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DC, Chicago, Miami, Atlanta, LA (parts), NYC (parts), New Orleans.
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Old 10-07-2013, 04:51 PM
 
Location: East Mt Airy, Philadelphia
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Default "Those people"? Really? Seriously?

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Originally Posted by BigCityDreamer View Post
Pretty much anywhere you have low income people over-represented in a city, those areas will turn ghettoish.

Those people don't really belong in America's great cities - at least not in such high numbers.
"Those people"? Are these the same people who work multiple crappy retail jobs to make ends meet? The ones who drive cabs, clean your house, keep your garden tidy? Take those low income people out of any city - great or otherwise (and how do you determine that?) - and that's when you start down the road to social disorder and things becoming "ghettoish."

Let me know when you figure out a quota system so we won't have those icky low-income people over-represented. Meanwhile, mull over the lyrics of John Fogerty's "Don't Look Now" (I forget which Creedence album it was on):

Who will take the coal from the mine?
Who will take the salt from the earth?
Who'll take a leaf and grow it to a tree?
Don't look now, it ain't you or me.

Who will work the field with his hands?
Who will put his back to the plough?
Who'll take the mountain and give it to the sea?
Don't look now, it ain't you or me.

Chorus:
Don't look now, someone's done your starvin';
Don't look now, someone's done your prayin' too.

Who will make the shoes for your feet?
Who will make the clothes that you wear?
Who'll take the promise that you don't have to keep?
Don't look now, it ain't you or me.

Chorus

Who will take the coal from the mines?
Who will take the salt from the earth?
Who'll take the promise that you don't have to keep?
Don't look now, it ain't you or me.
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Old 10-08-2013, 07:54 AM
 
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Suprised nobody mentioned Memphis and Jackson,Miss.
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Old 10-08-2013, 02:12 PM
 
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DC, Chicago, Miami, Atlanta, LA (parts), NYC (parts), New Orleans.
If you're saying (parts) of LA and NYC, why wouldn't that be different for the others...DC...Chicago?
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Old 10-08-2013, 02:19 PM
 
Location: NYntarctica
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Detroit, St. Louis, Cincinnati, Philadelphia, Indianapolis, Cleveland
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Old 10-08-2013, 04:35 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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Gary Indiana

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Old 10-08-2013, 07:10 PM
 
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Detroit, St. Louis, Cincinnati, Philadelphia, Indianapolis, Cleveland

Cincinnati ghetto? Toledo is more ghetto than Cincinnati.
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Old 10-08-2013, 11:22 PM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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Baltimore
Philadelphia
Detroit
Queens/Brooklyn/Bronx/Harlem
LA in particular South Central and East LA
Miami
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Old 10-09-2013, 12:41 AM
 
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South Dallas is pretty ghetto.
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