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Old 07-31-2011, 02:43 PM
 
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Smh @ The Fairfaxian.

Personally, I think DC is a great place for black people. I have a white collar job and I still get along with locals.
Well it probably helps if a person wasn't born here and didn't have to deal with the hood and crab mentalities that are most prevalent during the teen years. I may have been lucky enough to be raised in Fairfax when I was a kid, but the drama from certain people in DC and especially in PG were more than enough to put a lasting strain in my outlook.
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Old 08-10-2011, 03:49 AM
 
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I've always found the purse clutching observations interesting. I'm not black, but as a white person who has lived in nyc and other cities with high black populations, I've always thought if a white person was living in a dc (or nyc) and thought that way about blacks, they'd be paralyzed with absolute fear and unable to go anywhere, as in almost every city, there are black people absolutely everywhere.

On the other hand, you're talking about white females, and as a white male, I've seen plenty of them just clutch their purses in general regardless of where they're at - malls, among a sea of white people, everywhere. It might not be a black/white thing, but just something that white females do in general.
I've had white women clutch their purses when I (black woman) walk by, not caring that I have my own purse to deal with, thank you very much.

I've never understood people who are so prejudiced and fearful against those they don't know.
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Old 08-10-2011, 08:02 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth, TX
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might be what the liberals call 'unconscious racism'
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Old 08-10-2011, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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Do people have as much of a problem with gentrification in DC when the gentrifiers are black rather than white?
I have a huge problem with it.
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Old 08-10-2011, 04:13 PM
 
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Gentrification should be a slow assimilating process...any sudden change is going to cause more trouble than good ....even if its for the better. If im used to a certain culture and som out of towner came and instead of assimilate to the established culture, tried to change it altogether or get rid of it completey, I'd be resentful too.
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Old 08-10-2011, 04:14 PM
 
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Well it probably helps if a person wasn't born here and didn't have to deal with the hood and crab mentalities that are most prevalent during the teen years. I may have been lucky enough to be raised in Fairfax when I was a kid, but the drama from certain people in DC and especially in PG were more than enough to put a lasting strain in my outlook.
You sound like a cowboy from the west who just landed in DC...you know the culture, you either need to conform to it or be you and let others accept you for you...one is easier than the other for sure
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Old 08-11-2011, 07:37 AM
 
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Gentrification should be a slow assimilating process...any sudden change is going to cause more trouble than good ....even if its for the better. If im used to a certain culture and som out of towner came and instead of assimilate to the established culture, tried to change it altogether or get rid of it completey, I'd be resentful too.

How does one person attempt to change a culture?
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Old 08-11-2011, 08:23 AM
 
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How does one person attempt to change a culture?
One person isn't gentrification
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Old 08-11-2011, 08:29 AM
 
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One person isn't gentrification

If a bunch of people move into an area and don't attempt to assimilate and choose to stay to their own little world, what is the problem?
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Old 08-11-2011, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Springfield VA
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If a bunch of people move into an area and don't attempt to assimilate and choose to stay to their own little world, what is the problem?
I agree. Now I wonder how assimilate is being defined. A person has a right to move into any neighborhood they want and do their own thing. If someone moves into a ghetto type neighborhood does that mean they have to be hoodrat in order to not offend their neighbors?
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