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Old 04-17-2009, 11:31 AM
 
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I am from Appalachia and I grew up in a neighborhood next to a trailer park. Those kids were rough. They were already cursing and smoking in the fourth grade, and one stole my Halloween candy once. It still ticks me off.
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Old 04-17-2009, 02:51 PM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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I filmed this in a town in Southern NM called Berino, I was going to fast to catch most of the town. Watch in HQ

ghetto town in New Mexico
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Old 04-17-2009, 07:16 PM
 
Location: Denver via Austin
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Has anyone read the book The Glass Castle? It describes the lifestyle of a "rural ghetto" pretty well.
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Old 04-17-2009, 08:24 PM
 
Location: Western Hoosierland
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uhhh jennings county in Indiana has tons of rural ghetto's. the town of North Vernon isnt so great either. trailer parks everywhere, theres a rural trailer park just north of the town on highway 7 and that place is bigger than the town itself! when your driving on Indiana 7 that criss-cross's diagonally through the county, you will find some really ugly buildings along the way, some look like abandond downtown buildings which is very odd looking in the middle of... nowhere. theres torn up barns and ugly trees surounding the highway. when you drive off of 7 into the back ways, you can find a decent house every once in a while, but mostly you will find ugly, torn up trailers and dumpsters and weeds everywhere you name it. then as soon as you cross the county border into bartholomew county, it doesnt look a thing like jennings county, much more clean, and what a real rural area should look like.
I can agree with you on that. In other rural areas across the state/country is almost exactly the same.
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Old 04-18-2009, 04:45 PM
 
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Parts of the Southern Tier in New York are desperately poor. Also the far north. If you have seen the movie "Frozen River"... where the mom serves the kids popcorn and Tang for dinner... none of that was embellished...
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Old 04-18-2009, 06:10 PM
 
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Parts of the Southern Tier in New York are desperately poor. Also the far north. If you have seen the movie "Frozen River"... where the mom serves the kids popcorn and Tang for dinner... none of that was embellished...
Not surprised about that in terms of NY's North Country. There are some very isolated areas up there.

Same with the Southern Tier too.
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Old 04-18-2009, 07:37 PM
 
Location: Teaneck, NJ
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Florida has many of them.. Belle Glade is one.. Fort Myers is another, the ghettos in Fort Myers are the empty fields with some very thick forested places.

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Old 04-19-2009, 05:10 AM
 
Location: northend hellford
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oniontown, NY. research it, and you'll see for yourself.
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Old 04-19-2009, 06:02 AM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Lake County, Michigan. About 90 miles North of Grand Rapids on the West side of the state. The county seat of Baldwin has about 600 people, but it is a rough little town. Just down the road, the little town of Idlewild, even smaller, has shootings just like in a bigger city. This is all according to local people.....
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That's news to me. As someone that went to college in Michigan, I've never heard that before.
As someone who grew up in the area and moved back to the area again. It is news to me as well. Baldwin is over 1100 people and is actually a very quiet friendly community. Rough? Sometimes, but not rough as in ghetto, or even compared to a decent neighborhood in most large cities. Poor yes, ghetto - NO.

I haven't heard of a shooting in Idlewild in a LONG time.
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Old 04-19-2009, 06:31 AM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Lake County, Michigan. About 90 miles North of Grand Rapids on the West side of the state. The county seat of Baldwin has about 600 people, but it is a rough little town. Just down the road, the little town of Idlewild, even smaller, has shootings just like in a bigger city. This is all according to local people.....
Hate to do this... but I'm going to chalk this post up to racism. It's interesting that he brought up those communities, because they also happen to have a large percentage of Black residents. The vast majority of rural areas in Michigan are mostly white. Those two towns are probably the two exceptions in northern Michigan.
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