U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > General U.S.
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 04-19-2010, 09:48 AM
 
2,420 posts, read 3,984,331 times
Reputation: 1258

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by pirate_lafitte View Post
Here is something else that I notice. Most Black people DO NOT commit crimes. Most of the crime is committed by a small part of the population. With that said, much of the crime committed by Blacks is concentrated very high in predominantly Black areas. There can be safe, predominantly Black areas. I should know this because I am doing a project about crime in Atlanta. There are areas in Atlanta that are predominantly African-American and have low crime rates. Then again, many middle-class and affluent African-Americans have concentrated themselves in a few areas of the city. Same with Los Angeles with View Park-Windsor Hills, Ladera Park and Baldwin Village. Predominantly Black areas that are very affluent. They are out there. I don't know what goes on in PGH when it comes to middle-class African-Americans.
Nobody said that there were no middle-class good hard working blacks.

I was just saying black 'hoods are some of the worst I've ever seen.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 04-19-2010, 12:25 PM
Status: "I hate living in Georgia!!" (set 7 days ago)
 
47,980 posts, read 45,443,916 times
Reputation: 15309
Quote:
Originally Posted by killakoolaide View Post
Nobody said that there were no middle-class good hard working blacks.

I was just saying black 'hoods are some of the worst I've ever seen.
I was attempted to answer why many Black neighborhoods tend to be some of the worst places to live. I higher concentration of societal pathologies concentrated in higher amounts. You have higher amounts of crime and poverty concentrated in a smaller spatial set when it comes to many African-American communities. The African-American communities out there that are safe and nice, well, that has to do with African-Americans living together in the same space bringing on a community effort to make things good. That is happening, but in smaller numbers.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-19-2010, 12:29 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
24 posts, read 54,044 times
Reputation: 18
I can't believe Detroit actually fell to number 4. That's about the last thing I was expecting. Also surprises me that some Southern cities besides New Orleans actually made the list this year. Birmingham surprises me greatly. Memphis not as much, but I was surprised it made this list. I tend to really not pay as much attention to these lists anymore, as metro areas encompass multiple counties nowadays....city limits and county boundaries are starting to become less and less significant except for political boundaries.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-19-2010, 01:12 PM
Status: "I hate living in Georgia!!" (set 7 days ago)
 
47,980 posts, read 45,443,916 times
Reputation: 15309
Quote:
Originally Posted by stl4man View Post
I can't believe Detroit actually fell to number 4. That's about the last thing I was expecting. Also surprises me that some Southern cities besides New Orleans actually made the list this year. Birmingham surprises me greatly. Memphis not as much, but I was surprised it made this list. I tend to really not pay as much attention to these lists anymore, as metro areas encompass multiple counties nowadays....city limits and county boundaries are starting to become less and less significant except for political boundaries.
I don't surprise me anymore that Southern cities have made the list. Atlanta was one of the murder capitals for many years. South Carolina had a murder rate higher than Massachussetts in the antebellum days.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-20-2010, 11:19 AM
 
497 posts, read 395,209 times
Reputation: 69
Quote:
Originally Posted by stl4man View Post
I can't believe Detroit actually fell to number 4. That's about the last thing I was expecting. Also surprises me that some Southern cities besides New Orleans actually made the list this year. Birmingham surprises me greatly. Memphis not as much, but I was surprised it made this list. I tend to really not pay as much attention to these lists anymore, as metro areas encompass multiple counties nowadays....city limits and county boundaries are starting to become less and less significant except for political boundaries.
Birmingham was #3 last year in homicides, that's how it made the show 48 hours! Large City with southern hospitality, but young kids are crazy in the Ham!!!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-20-2010, 11:20 AM
 
497 posts, read 395,209 times
Reputation: 69
Quote:
Originally Posted by pirate_lafitte View Post
I don't surprise me anymore that Southern cities have made the list. Atlanta was one of the murder capitals for many years. South Carolina had a murder rate higher than Massachussetts in the antebellum days.
Charleston is bannanas!!!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-20-2010, 11:22 AM
 
497 posts, read 395,209 times
Reputation: 69
Quote:
Originally Posted by pirate_lafitte View Post
Here is something else that I notice. Most Black people DO NOT commit crimes. Most of the crime is committed by a small part of the population. With that said, much of the crime committed by Blacks is concentrated very high in predominantly Black areas. There can be safe, predominantly Black areas. I should know this because I am doing a project about crime in Atlanta. There are areas in Atlanta that are predominantly African-American and have low crime rates. Then again, many middle-class and affluent African-Americans have concentrated themselves in a few areas of the city. Same with Los Angeles with View Park-Windsor Hills, Ladera Park and Baldwin Village. Predominantly Black areas that are very affluent. They are out there. I don't know what goes on in PGH when it comes to middle-class African-Americans.
I'd expect to see Gary, Indiana on the list!!!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-20-2010, 11:28 AM
Status: "I hate living in Georgia!!" (set 7 days ago)
 
47,980 posts, read 45,443,916 times
Reputation: 15309
Quote:
Originally Posted by B-ham 34 View Post
Charleston is bannanas!!!
I hear North Charleston is even worse.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-20-2010, 11:29 AM
Status: "I hate living in Georgia!!" (set 7 days ago)
 
47,980 posts, read 45,443,916 times
Reputation: 15309
Quote:
Originally Posted by B-ham 34 View Post
I'd expect to see Gary, Indiana on the list!!!
Gary isn't affluent at all. Far from it. It has been losing jobs for years and has been one of the murder capitals for years. It is also like the "Pompeii of the West". With that said, I think there should be some things done to make Gary a better city, a safer city.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-20-2010, 11:52 AM
 
Location: The Lakes
2,372 posts, read 4,449,908 times
Reputation: 1135
Good to see Flint off the list and Detroit falling!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > General U.S.
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top