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Old 10-13-2011, 01:59 PM
 
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Why is it when people mention ghetto they have to make it a black and hispanic thing? There are all kinds of ghetto and in some non black and non hispanic neighborhood it is worst. How about Bay Ridge Brooklyn, or Marine Park Brooklyn or certain areas in Manhattan oh dont forget certain neighborhoods in LI. There is ghetto every where more so than we think but I think anything associated with blacks and hispanics has to be worst. Let me tell you I grew up in the ghetto, while there were drugs and selling going on there was families taking care of their responsibility that couldnt afford to live any where else. I played outsie during the summer, came home at night and still felt safe. Alot of times these families whom kids are on drugs or sellling that is all they know and nothing else. The schools in these neighborhoods doesnt care, there are no teaching going on, there are no caring going on and no money to help these kids, I know I was one of them didnt go in direction of drugs but I could see how that would be easy. I went through how many years of school didnt learn a thing as long as you were quiet teachers passed you, I got rude awakening when I started college lost. If these areas got the same amount of money and support other non blacks or hispanic did trust me you have a different story to tell because alot of these kids are smart. They survive poverty, and do what they have to do to feed their family. Without nice clothes they walk into a place for a job and are automatically judged by the way the look. So they resort to other alternative.

Like I said I've lived all over in the white of white neighborhoods and was freighten at night and have lived in so called hood and had no problem. What I find is that in the hood you coming home at night and these drug dealers look out for you, they see you with your school bags and know your face while this is not the case for all this was my experience. In white neighborhood, someone can be getting robbed and every nose up in the air not even looking at you. I've lived in diversed neighborhoods and felt fine. I've also lived in white neighborhoods and felt fine as I have lived in the so called hood and felt fine.

People please keep an open mind it is so easy to judge from the outside.
THANK-YOU!!!

not to mention back in the day there were Irish gangs and Italians gangs, they were the original gangstas.....lol
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Old 06-03-2013, 05:54 PM
 
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There are hoods an ghettos in almost every city with 100,000 or more people.
They of course vary in size and intensity of poverty and crime.
However, claiming any hood is so harder than all the others is just ignorant and truly a ghetto state of mind.
Why?
Cause for every South Bronx there is a East Detroit, and for every East Detroit there is a West Compton and so on an so forth.
Not only that but any of the hardest worst areas in the US are really just soft if you wanna take the discussion global.
I don't care how bad Hunts Point is it simply won't stack up to a ghetto in Kingston Jamaica etc...
There, theres 5 murders a day, most go unreported and 1 of them is by the crooked cops.

So on an so forth.... For Kingston there is Haitis Cap-Hatian... It never ends.

The worst neighborhood in America will catch 60 bodies a year.
The worst neighborhood in Rio De Janero catches that in a week, just do some research.

I grew out of claiming my hood as hard many many years ago. Now I mainly focus on the social issues and hardships the people face and how they can be improved.

Nah, I think you greatly underestimate American hoods. Places like Detroit and New Orleans get tons of murders. Chicagos murders come from two neighboorhoods and their usually around five hundred dead every year. I'm not trying to say its more dangerous than Honduras or anything but the worst hood doesnt get 60 murders a year. Just twenty years ago New York was getting 8 murders a day. Im from third world, bad american hoods are pretty violent places even on third world scale. I would easily rather be lower middle class in third world than live in East Detroit.
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Old 06-15-2016, 08:19 PM
 
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Hello Bluedog. My name's Michael Donovan, and I grew up in Framingham, Mass. I was compiling research for a book I'm writing about a character who's raised in the Irish housing projects of South Boston during the 1960s. In doing so, I came across this post. If you see my comment, could you shine a light? What was growing up in an Irish-American ghetto like? What were the people like, and the general attitude and atmosphere?
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Old 06-15-2016, 10:18 PM
 
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When I was living in Boston in the 1990's, many of the white/Irish areas of South Boston, Dorchester, Charlestown, Chelsea, and Somerville were known to be ghetto and unsafe/crime-ridden.
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Old 11-18-2020, 12:25 AM
 
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only Yonkers is a hood that could compare too south bronx mt vernon and stuff has bad areas but not like the bronx Jersey on the other hand Has 8 murder capitals and most of the cities in NJ are way worse than New York Every city in NJ is Crazy the suburbs for the most part is nice but also their is small town trenches too
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Old 11-18-2020, 05:55 AM
 
Location: NY
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I have worked all over Housing most of my life.
I learn the fine art of boxing out of Housing.
Made many many friends. In my heart.
Some beautiful people ....many not.
The elderly living there still pull my heart strings.
I can tell you one thing.
When you are living it you know no better.
It is more than O.K. Feel at home. Until you leave...
You may be Jenny on the block but not even Jenny
has a reason to come back once she leaves.
There never is.........
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Old 11-18-2020, 06:56 AM
 
Location: New York, NY
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Why is it when people mention ghetto they have to make it a black and hispanic thing? There are all kinds of ghetto and in some non black and non hispanic neighborhood it is worst. How about Bay Ridge Brooklyn, or Marine Park Brooklyn or certain areas in Manhattan oh dont forget certain neighborhoods in LI. There is ghetto every where more so than we think but I think anything associated with blacks and hispanics has to be worst. Let me tell you I grew up in the ghetto, while there were drugs and selling going on there was families taking care of their responsibility that couldnt afford to live any where else. I played outsie during the summer, came home at night and still felt safe. Alot of times these families whom kids are on drugs or sellling that is all they know and nothing else. The schools in these neighborhoods doesnt care, there are no teaching going on, there are no caring going on and no money to help these kids, I know I was one of them didnt go in direction of drugs but I could see how that would be easy. I went through how many years of school didnt learn a thing as long as you were quiet teachers passed you, I got rude awakening when I started college lost. If these areas got the same amount of money and support other non blacks or hispanic did trust me you have a different story to tell because alot of these kids are smart. They survive poverty, and do what they have to do to feed their family. Without nice clothes they walk into a place for a job and are automatically judged by the way the look. So they resort to other alternative.

Like I said I've lived all over in the white of white neighborhoods and was freighten at night and have lived in so called hood and had no problem. What I find is that in the hood you coming home at night and these drug dealers look out for you, they see you with your school bags and know your face while this is not the case for all this was my experience. In white neighborhood, someone can be getting robbed and every nose up in the air not even looking at you. I've lived in diversed neighborhoods and felt fine. I've also lived in white neighborhoods and felt fine as I have lived in the so called hood and felt fine.

People please keep an open mind it is so easy to judge from the outside.
Marine Park and Bay Ridge ghetto? LMAO Clearly don't know what you're talking about.
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Old 11-18-2020, 08:09 AM
 
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Ya'll know this thread was started in 2007!
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Old 11-18-2020, 09:40 AM
 
Location: New York, NY
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Ya'll know this thread was started in 2007!
Yup, and Bay Ridge and Marine Park still aren't hood areas.
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Old 11-18-2020, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Harlem, NY
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the bx is just po’ not poor. po’.
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