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Old 02-28-2008, 11:56 AM
 
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Not only is it a bad idea because of safety issues, but it is actually a very condescending and obnoxious proposition. A White foreigner coming into a deeply impoverished and underprivileged community to chat with some locals as though they are animals in a cage is insulting and degrading. Given that you're an Aussie, I would not expect anything different. Why don't you instead examine all of the racism that exists in your own country?
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Old 02-29-2008, 08:12 AM
 
Location: Panama City Beach, Florida
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Default Yeah, I agree. Right on Bro!

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Not only is it a bad idea because of safety issues, but it is actually a very condescending and obnoxious proposition. A White foreigner coming into a deeply impoverished and underprivileged community to chat with some locals as though they are animals in a cage is insulting and degrading. Given that you're an Aussie, I would not expect anything different. Why don't you instead examine all of the racism that exists in your own country?
That's right. You tells him how it is: You have to consider the safety issues. The USA is a free country, we have some bad azz POlice and a large percentage of our population is in prison. How dare a white person be so condescending and obnoxious? How can you come in to what should be a nice, safe area where we, as civilized human beings, conduct ourselves as civilized human beings. Then you insult us as though we are animals in a cage. How degrading!
I've heard that you Aussise's are very condescending, obnoxious and love to make fun of poor, impoverished, underprivileged black folk.
Yeah, that's right - tell em. You are making a good impression, to say the least! Tell him, stay in your on racist country and don't take a chance of being shot because you, as a white person, should not and are not allowed to come into a certain area of the Free United Stated of by God America. We were segregated up until the 1960s, but now, we've done moved from the back of the bus and will now pop a cap in yo azz if you are white and in our hood or if you are black and gots de wrong colors on and be in our hood.
Talk about progress!

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Old 03-07-2008, 06:02 AM
 
Location: Popeyes
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So if I drove through Compton would a gangbanger roll up and bust a cap in my a$$? Would I get car jacked or is it safe for me 2 drive through? I wanna take some photo's and do some interviews with people in the street, but I won't if my life is in danger...oh, and i'm white; but not american. Any ideas?
This is a dumb question. Why would you want to go to Compton? You just want a cool story for your friends? Obviously your trying to be hard because your location says inner city Columbus when you could just have Columbus?I can't bielive people are answering you. And for the record Columbus isn't that hard.

I hope this isn't a personal attack im just confused by sdmilions
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Old 03-07-2008, 07:52 AM
 
Location: Hot Springs, AR
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So if I drove through Compton would a gangbanger roll up and bust a cap in my a$$? Would I get car jacked or is it safe for me 2 drive through? I wanna take some photo's and do some interviews with people in the street, but I won't if my life is in danger...oh, and i'm white; but not american. Any ideas?
Yes. Stay out of Compton. Those of us who aren't white are scared of you. The only time White people come to Compton is to buy drugs. Please have the drug dealers come to your home and make their sales so they will leave and our children to be able to play in the street. Some us actually have jibs and are responsible citizens it's the traveling White drug buying person who makes Compton dangerous. If you weren't in Compton buying drugs, there wouldn't be drug dealers in Compton and there wouldn't be a need for gang drug wars.

Keep Compton safe! Have the drug dealers come to you!
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Old 05-07-2008, 02:49 AM
 
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Why would you want to do this? I think you've seen too many of those late 80s/early 90s movies (and one would be too many, btw).

And you're from Ohio? Hel-lo? Ever heard of Gary, East St. Louis and Detroit. You don't have to go to California...you dope.
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Old 05-07-2008, 11:13 AM
 
Location: La lune et les étoiles
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It has always baffled my mind how people can speak out of ignorance regarding areas with which they have no first hand knowledge.

"Good" and "Bad" areas will always be relative terms, having different meanings for different people. Crime in LA is NOT restricted to one area over another. And there are many discrepanies related to truly accurate perceptions about "certain" areas. And, yes, I am going to blame the media for this.

In LA, the news reporting agencies(especially in the 80s and 90s) would place their news vans in lower income areas to catch the events that occurred to have the most sensationalized stories to lead their broadcasts. This did not mean that crimes weren't happening elsewhere in the city....it just wasn't being reported.

Affluent areas have many crimes that go unreported in the media because they have a larger stake in maintaining the "reputation" of their areas. They also have the media savvy to not speak to reporters when things do occur. Beverly Hills and West LA has quite a bit of crime in the area (robbery, burglary, assaults, auto theft, etc) however this will never make it to the 6 o'clock news...EVER. These areas

Santa Monica has had a few murders to occur recently (some would say that they is a serial killer undertone to the pattern) however, this is completely downplayed in the media.

There have recently been a few stabbings on and near Ventura Blvd in the Valley... these incidents have been downplayed as well. The Valley has also had an expansion of the number of illegal and Latin gangs in the last decade; not to mention the Armenian and Eastern Eurpoean gang members. Or the Russian Mafia in East Hollywood. Not to mention all of the crimes that occuring in the Inland Empire(Riverside and San Bernardino) due to the Meth Epidemic

So is there crime in Compton and other less affluent areas of greater LA, yes....is it exclusively centered in those areas, not necessarily.

I was born and raised in LA and I have been in nearly every neighborhood in Greater LA - I have had my car broken into and then stolen in affluent Rancho Palos Verdes and had my purse snatched in Beverly Hills. A friend that lives in Santa Monica has had her apt broken into (and she lives just south of Montana) On the flip side, I have parked my car on the street in South LA over a weekend and came back with no issues. Its all relative.
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