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Old 07-10-2018, 07:08 PM
 
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Brentwood looked like a lower income Suffolk County neighborhood when I visited my friend there. Have you actually been there? You have a habit of claiming you know neighborhoods that you really do not.

Regardless, this doesn't excuse you of calling other people racist for thinking it's a bad neighborhood, whether that's based on their experiences or the widely reported violence in the media or whatever. Really not good to make assumptions about others.
It looks like you're doing the same thing you're accusing me of. But yes, I've been there several times. Aside from the chain link fences that many of the houses have, it does not look "hood" to me, nor did I find the area to be a noisy or rowdy. Plus the median income is considerably higher than the usual places that are considered the hood. I don't claim to be an expert on Brentwood, these are just my observations and this is a subjective matter anyway.

And yes I can assume someone is racist when they say things like "third world towns pouring into Jones Beach" or whatever.
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Old 07-10-2018, 07:15 PM
 
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Who has advocated for communism on the NYC forum?
Well I wasn't talking about other posters necessarily, but articles featuring highly socialistic ideas have been posted here which I have criticized. For instance, there was an anti-gentrification group in Queens who advocated for market rate rent freezes and blocking of developments, which I criticized.
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Old 07-10-2018, 07:35 PM
 
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50% agree on income. The other 50% is lack of education

This is the way uneducated low income people act, regardless of ethnicity and race
Ain't that the truth. You want diversity and be around we'll educated, friendly and respectful people head down to Northern VA. If my wife and I didn't have our immediate families here I'd move down there in a heartbeat.
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Old 07-10-2018, 08:28 PM
 
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He always brings race and class into the mix. I can't stand I1995.
You almost always comment on anything pertaining to race and class issues yourself.
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Old 07-10-2018, 08:30 PM
 
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Ain't that the truth. You want diversity and be around we'll educated, friendly and respectful people head down to Northern VA. If my wife and I didn't have our immediate families here I'd move down there in a heartbeat.
What's the composition there? My first assumption of VA is that it's predominantly white.
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Old 07-10-2018, 08:30 PM
 
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Majority of those LI posters are racist descendants of racist Italians and Irish from Brooklyn and Queens who left because of redlining. That's really all she wrote.
Not surprising at all.

These ethnic urban types are often the biggest racists.
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Old 07-10-2018, 08:39 PM
 
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This has nothing to do with kinds of people, but more about large crowds. They being cheap at Jones, as you see ,no more toll collectors is the new wave.

On big days, you need 3 times the trash collections, or put out more bins.everyone knows to bring or have an extra bag for trash! Even inner city folks get it too.

Just stay away from field 6 if it's too hot to handle.
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Old 07-10-2018, 08:59 PM
 
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Majority of those LI posters are racist descendants of racist Italians and Irish from Brooklyn and Queens who left because of redlining. That's really all she wrote.
I've been saying this for years, people who left NYC during the bad old days and moved to LI have terrible memories seared into their brains and blame black people for everything. Some of the most racist people live on Long Island
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Old 07-10-2018, 08:59 PM
 
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What's the composition there? My first assumption of VA is that it's predominantly white.
The Virginia suburbs of DC are very diverse

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Not surprising at all.

These ethnic urban types are often the biggest racists.
They're not so urban anymore!
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Old 07-10-2018, 09:02 PM
 
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It looks like you're doing the same thing you're accusing me of. But yes, I've been there several times. Aside from the chain link fences that many of the houses have, it does not look "hood" to me, nor did I find the area to be a noisy or rowdy. Plus the median income is considerably higher than the usual places that are considered the hood. I don't claim to be an expert on Brentwood, these are just my observations and this is a subjective matter anyway.

And yes I can assume someone is racist when they say things like "third world towns pouring into Jones Beach" or whatever.
What am I accusing you of? I asked you a question. I relayed my own experience and then asked you what yours were. In the past, there were times when you argued about a neighborhood and then it turned out you only took a bus through the area or were just on the main roads. And sometimes you've never even been but viewed it on Google maps and looked up some census data.

And my comments were that you called people racist in the Brentwood thread. I thought it was so ridiculous when I read that thread a while back. And you keep on doing the same thing over and over. Race, race, race, race, race. Perhaps you would consider me a racist because when I visited, I thought Brentwood looked lower income relative to the other Suffolk neighborhoods that I've been to. The houses were on the small side and there wasn't much in the way of landscaping. I also knew my friends who had just purchased their home were not making much money and it was what they could afford. I'm not comparing Brentwood to the "hood" since I don't spend time there. I compared it to other Suffolk County neighborhoods that I've been to. What are you really comparing it to? You called it a normal Suffolk neighborhood before but now you're saying it's not the hood?

I think it's important in these conversations to understand what people are using as a reference point. Long Islanders, on average, make more money, own their homes, and are used to higher standards of living. What some people consider to be bad neighborhoods on Long Island might be more like average neighborhoods in NYC. It's all relative. It would be helpful to try to understand other people's points of views rather than assume people are racist. It's a lazy way of thinking.
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