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Old 06-18-2012, 08:59 AM
 
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My parents are asian and we are from manhattan....after reading about the heavy amount of blacks in the south central area and the 1992 riots in which blacks attacked asians for no reason, my parents are extremely worried about the safety of the area....


i will never leave campus of course except for parties in local USC housing, but is the immdiate area around USC safe? how vigilant are the USC police in protecting students ?
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Old 06-18-2012, 10:18 AM
 
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Yes, it's a dangerous neighborhood surrounding the campus. Not to the point where you have to constantly live in fear, but you just have to be more careful. Anyone saying anything else is just trying to be politically correct. The USC police do a pretty good job of keeping the most immediate surroundings as safe as they can, but you still have to be careful, and you want to avoid venturing beyond the patrolled areas (but you probably won't anyways).
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Old 06-18-2012, 10:39 AM
 
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Last I checked, I was black, and I was told by a black friend at USC not to linger around off campus.

I'm a pretty physically imposing individual - but with the heart of a Care Bear - and they would care little about that in such an economically depressed area.

Perhaps it's my paranoia, but I wouldn't even go to school there because of the things I've heard. I mean, at some point, you will have to leave campus.


I know this doesn't help to do anything other than make you even more concerned considering a big ol' black dude is afraid of hanging around off campus as well.
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Old 06-18-2012, 10:44 AM
 
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I went to USC for grad school. The surrounding areas are usually OK during the day, but you have to be careful when it gets dark. Us male students would escort female classmates to the parking lot after evening classes just to be on the safe side.

One of my Taiwanese classmates was told told to "go back to his own country" by a black guy that he accidentally bumped into in the street. But, to be honest with you, that was the only negative incident by black person against an Asian person the time I was there. I never had any problems (I'm British-Indian BTW).

FYI Stay the hell away from Martin Luther King Blvd - that's a bad area! Thankfully that's not walking distance from campus.
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Old 06-18-2012, 10:53 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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"You know what's sad? Martin Luther King stood for non violence. And I don't care where you are in America, if you're on Martin Luther King Boulevard, there's some violence going down."

-- Chris Rock
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Old 06-18-2012, 11:09 AM
 
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i had a friend who lived around adams/western and he seemed to think it was pretty safe.

i only visited him there a few times, once after dark, i never felt unsafe.

there weren't a lot of people around, though, and i'm a guy.
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Old 06-18-2012, 02:07 PM
 
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Lol and quite naive too. That's only a few blocks up from some of tge most dangerous neighborhoods in Los Angeles. The western ave corridor from around MLK to the south, is a very crime ridden area.
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Old 06-18-2012, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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Lol and quite naive too. That's only a few blocks up from some of tge most dangerous neighborhoods in Los Angeles. The western ave corridor from around MLK to the south, is a very crime ridden area.
MLK and Western is about 1.5 miles away from Western and Adams... not saying that area is a nice area but 1.5 miles is not exactly "a few blocks".
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Old 06-18-2012, 04:08 PM
 
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My parents are asian and we are from manhattan
i thought you said you're from the boston area?

"tired of cold rainy east coast, off to USC for college from new england suburb outside of boston."

seriously, if you're going to create posts to stir up trouble, at least keep your facts straight.

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....after reading about the heavy amount of blacks in the south central area and the 1992 riots in which blacks attacked asians for no reason, my parents are extremely worried about the safety of the area....

i will never leave campus of course except for parties in local USC housing, but is the immdiate area around USC safe? how vigilant are the USC police in protecting students ?
i think a bigger concern for you would be your fear of LA's supposedly super high STD rate.

after all, in your own words:
"people tell me california has a much higher std rate than the northeast/NY...."

hey, if you heard it, it must be true, right?
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Old 06-18-2012, 04:12 PM
 
Location: SoCal, Idaho
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i thought you said you're from the boston area?

"tired of cold rainy east coast, off to USC for college from new england suburb outside of boston."

seriously, if you're going to create posts to stir up trouble, at least keep your facts straight.



i think a bigger concern for you would be your fear of LA's supposedly super high STD rate.

after all, in your own words:
"people tell me california has a much higher std rate than the northeast/NY...."

hey, if you heard it, it must be true, right?
Yup.

Obvious troll is obvious.
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