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Old 05-28-2010, 05:30 PM
Location: Los Altos Hills, CA
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Originally Posted by Mr. Fantastic View Post
My family never owned slaves, nor did we participate in the enslavement of Africans. That aside, black communities tend to have higher crime. That's a fact.
Its also a fact that whites in this country spent 300 plus years stomping on black people, threw them in a ditch that they are still trying to claw their way out of.

Many have made it out, but many are still trying. 300 years of damage is going to take some time to overcome. And you are just going to have to deal with it. Their recovery is not going to be based on your timetable, but on theirs.

You do not get to piously generalize about all black people and all black communities without first confronting the insurmountable obstacles placed in their way by YOUR KIND.

Additionally, I notice that you didn't address that Oakland has a very high dropout rate compared to other school districts around the country but are willing to point out a single charter school that has high API scores. That's very misleading to new people who are browsing City Data and looking for a place to live.
Yes but how it must hurt that Mission Viejo's best falls short when compared to Oakland's best.




High crime, and a skyrocketing dropout rate, yeah, seems like a great place to raise a family.
Definitely preferable to the glorified trailer park where you reside.
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