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Old 05-12-2008, 12:37 PM
 
Location: La lune et les étoiles
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It's no problem at all around where I live in the San Fernando Valley, nor most of average or affluent parts of Los Angeles. I even have bi-racial couple friends. Nobody even looks twice at black, bi-racial or any other kind of couples. Rainbow is the new black or white or brown or any other color.

However--big however--there is a lot of bi-racial violence in the slummy or poor areas of the city, almost predominantly black-on-brown or brown-on-black, and quite typically gang related, although it's not unusual for non-gang innocent people to be accidentally or carelessly targeted, or even intentionally, and I mean quite literally targeted in terms of being shot and killed.

Do not move anywhere near a gang infested or ghetto area. That's all the advice I have to offer. Don't move near there and you should be okay.

It's funny that most racial prejudice in Los Angeles has nothing at all to do with whites. It's almost exclusively black-brown or brown-black. I mean funny peculiar, not funny haha. Will people ever learn?


(Note that LH is a white man, just to tell you where I'm coming from.)

A big portion of the SFV is NOT affluent and has a major gang problem. Also, living in an affluent area does not insulate one from violence. Even if are living in Bel Air you may have to drive through not such great areas to get to work or visit a relative or whatever.

For example, you may live in Palos Verdes, very affluent and on the ocean, but San Pedro, Harbor City and Lomita are areas which you would have to drive through to get to the freeway or other areas. By the way, Harbor City is where the Latino gang members shot the little Black boy.

And lastly, the last time I checked Armenians are Caucasian and they are definitely targeted by Latino gangs.
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Old 05-12-2008, 05:22 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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A big portion of the SFV is NOT affluent and has a major gang problem.
No, you're wrong. A small portion of the SFV has a gang problem. The majority of the Valley is fine.
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Old 05-12-2008, 05:54 PM
 
Location: La lune et les étoiles
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No, you're wrong. A small portion of the SFV has a gang problem. The majority of the Valley is fine.
Sorry but the SFV IS experiencing an increase in gang activity in the areas that were traditionally immune. Anyone who knows the Valley knows that things have really changed in the past 10 - 15 years. Just ask all the people who have moved from the SFV into Ventura County
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Old 05-12-2008, 05:57 PM
 
Location: Mission Viejo, CA
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The scary thing for black people is what a high percentage of the muders are of black people. Black people are only 9.6% of the population of Los Angeles County, yet they represent 30% of the murders in the county to date. Latinos are 47% of the county and 55% of the murders are Latinos, a more representative number of the actual population. Asians have been killed the least in LA County. Representing 13.1% of the population, Asians are only 4.7% of the murders. White people are also killed much less, with only 9.5% of the murders, yet are 30% of the population.

Unfortunatly what this data shows is that black people are getting killed at the highest rate. LA County should not allow itself to be a place where black people have to leave because the chance of them getting killed is so much higher. Hispanics are fairly close to the percentage of the population they make up, while Asians and white people (who possibly live in safer areas??) move about LA in relative safety. The majority of the 24 white murders were not gang related and were stuff like murder-suicide or hit and run. Basically, as a black person, be very careful in certain areas of LA.
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Old 05-12-2008, 06:10 PM
 
Location: Home of King Willie the not so great
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The scary thing for black people is what a high percentage of the muders are of black people. Black people are only 9.6% of the population of Los Angeles County, yet they represent 30% of the murders in the county to date.

Unfortunatly what this data shows is that black people are getting killed at the highest rate. LA County should not allow itself to be a place where black people have to leave because the chance of them getting killed is so much higher. .....Basically, as a black person, be very careful in certain areas of LA.
Immediately cancels reservations and throws away plane tickets....j/k
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Old 05-12-2008, 06:22 PM
 
Location: CA
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Ok, I know the Topic Title is kind of biased or racially motivated so for other people not of African descent please don't find it offensive.


I live over 3,000 miles away from Los Angeles in South West Boring Michigan and when I'm done attending college I was looking forward to move to Los Angeles in a diverse community.


My dad lives in Burbank, which is a fairly diverse community, but what the heck has been going on with this MEXICAN VS BLACK ''GANG WAR'' bs? I'm literately scared to go visit my dad in Burbank, he calls me and tells me he's thinking of moving out of LA to the very outer skirts.

At another forum I asked this same QUESTION and got mixed views some saying ''Oh, if you stay out of gangs you'll be ok.'' or that the ''RACE WAR, GANG WAR targets anybody'', I'm so confused but I really want to LIVE in LA without getting shot at, stabbed at, robbed point blank because of the COLOR OF MY SKIN.

Are the city officials of LA doing anything about this? I think they should have a HUGE CITY MEETING and get the attention of the Judiciary, Legislative, and Executive boards or the city is going to collapse in UTTER chaos.

Sorry for the ranting but I really want to know YOUR opinions, ideas and comments.

Please no sleek and smart comments. =] Ty.


-SWV-
Why do people ask these type of questions? OMG. Look, you (and anyone of any race) are going to encounter a$$holes where ever you go. L.A. is no exception. Our city is filled with them. Frankly, I've had more racist jerks judge me in BFE midwest America than I ever have here. We are mixed city - if it exist, we have it - Armenian, Vietnamese, Creole, French, Mexican, German, African American... you name it. Personally, in general, I love people, I don't care what color your skin is... so I'M certainly not going to jump you. I'm an L.A. native btw.
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Old 05-12-2008, 09:51 PM
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Location: After College Brooklyn/Bronx/Queens NYC
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What do you mean ''Why do people ask these type of questions?'' Obviously for an answer. I've just been worried because #1 I have family down there and #2 I want to make LA my home.


For the people who said ''You don't have to worry as long as you don't dress like a thug.'' I don't know what you mean by dressing like a thug hopefully you're talking about ''URBAN WEAR'' (Baggy clothes, chains, and etc). Just because you wear clothes that's two sizes to big doesn't mean you're involved in that type of lifestyle and mentality and that's what people need to understand. I'm not jumping on you guys back but I'm really curious about this situation.

The last time I visited LA was back in 2004 when my cousin got shot thankfully he survived he was not into the gang life and etc he was just at the wrong place at the wrong time in West Hollywood. That kind of thing scares me you can be walking to your car minding your own business and next thing you know you're getting shot at THAT'S the kind of thing I want to avoid when I move there.

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Old 05-12-2008, 10:26 PM
 
Location: California
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What do you mean ''Why do people ask these type of questions?'' Obviously for an answer. I've just been worried because #1 I have family down there and #2 I want to make LA my home.


For the people who said ''You don't have to worry as long as you don't dress like a thug.'' I don't know what you mean by dressing like a thug hopefully you're talking about ''URBAN WEAR'' (Baggy clothes, chains, and etc). Just because you wear clothes that's two sizes to big doesn't mean you're involved in that type of lifestyle and mentality and that's what people need to understand. I'm not jumping on you guys back but I'm really curious about this situation.

The last time I visited LA was back in 2004 when my cousin got shot thankfully he survived he was not into the gang life and etc he was just at the wrong place at the wrong time in West Hollywood. That kind of thing scares me you can be walking to your car minding your own business and next thing you know you're getting shot at THAT'S the kind of thing I want to avoid when I move there.
You shouldn't get offended.
with the youth, its popular to dress like rap stars, and rap stars dress like thugs, so thugs might think your a thug. Just the way it is.
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Old 05-12-2008, 11:19 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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Sorry but the SFV IS experiencing an increase in gang activity in the areas that were traditionally immune. Anyone who knows the Valley knows that things have really changed in the past 10 - 15 years. Just ask all the people who have moved from the SFV into Ventura County
Well I'm sorry but you're seeing areas I'm not seeing then. I frequent Van Nuys, Reseda, Northridge, Porter Ranch, North Hills, Chatsworth, Woodland Hills, Tarzana, Encino and Sherman Oaks, (pretty much all the Valley west of the 405) and I'm not seeing any gang activity like you are claiming. If it's all in East Valley, then stay out of East Valley.

My black friend in San Fernando (bi-racial couple) is happy as a clam.

Maybe your glass is half empty and my glass is half full.
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Old 05-12-2008, 11:34 PM
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Location: After College Brooklyn/Bronx/Queens NYC
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You shouldn't get offended.
with the youth, its popular to dress like rap stars, and rap stars dress like thugs, so thugs might think your a thug. Just the way it is.

Well for me I don't IDOLIZE ''RAP STARS'' so I dress how I want to, one day it could be classy and very dressy and the other day it could be basketball shorts, a white T and some basketball shoes.

Trust me I'm not OFFENDED but all ''RAP STARS'' are not thugs. People really need to look up the word. Ty for your input though.
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