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Old 04-30-2011, 10:22 AM
 
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Why is it always black and white? Whta about Hispanics, Asians, and Arabs?
BC whites, Hispanics, Asians, and Arabs aren't acting like fools on the metro for the most part. Sure there might be some druken frat boys who may get roudy, but by and large I'm not afraid of them robbing me or hitting me and then running away for no reason.

 
Old 04-30-2011, 12:08 PM
 
Location: DMV
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Someone whose appearance will most certainly trigger store owners or employees to be on allert. Common sense. Don't tell me you ain't got none.
What about their appearance triggers this alert? I mean specifically what should I look for when I see these individuals?
 
Old 04-30-2011, 01:51 PM
 
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BC whites, Hispanics, Asians, and Arabs aren't acting like fools on the metro for the most part. Sure there might be some druken frat boys who may get roudy, but by and large I'm not afraid of them robbing me or hitting me and then running away for no reason.
You can't say that. That's 1) racist and 2) politically incorrect.
 
Old 04-30-2011, 02:35 PM
 
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Old 04-30-2011, 08:51 PM
 
Location: Kingstowne, VA
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DUMB POST OF THE YEAR AWARD! Stay off the orange like going towards Maryland. So, in essence don't even get on the orange line in Vienna to say Foggy Botton because it's headed to Maryland?
Obviously starting from downtown DC and Capitol Hill area (where the OP and his girlfriend will likely be touring), going further east. (I live in Anacostia, fyi) And this from someone who had nothing to contribute to the OP except "be afraid," but had everything critical and insulting to say about what was actually an informative post that answered his question.

Same to every other poster to said the same impulsive remarks as if I would actually mean stay off the train wholly. Pay attention to context, but I forgive you for basically calling me an idiot, so don't worry about it.

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Old 05-01-2011, 04:30 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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Why is it always black and white? Whta about Hispanics, Asians, and Arabs?
In NYC you could probably lump in Hispanics. In DC. The overwhelming number of violent incidents on the Metro are perpetrated by Blacks.
 
Old 05-01-2011, 04:34 PM
 
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In NYC you could probably lump in Hispanics. In DC. The overwhelming number of violent incidents on the Metro are perpetrated by Blacks.
Probably isn't the word.
They do A LOT on the NYC subway, just ride any line in the Bronx or Upper Manhattan.
 
Old 05-01-2011, 06:20 PM
 
Location: The Bay and Maryland
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Why is it always black and white? Whta about Hispanics, Asians, and Arabs?
It's not a race issue. It's a poverty issue and a culture of poverty issue. I'm guessing that a poor person living through rough times is more likely to rob you than an Ivy-League graduate making 250K a year. Poor Whites and Asians practically don't exist in DC. The vast majority of poor people in DC are Black. Poor Whites exist in Baltimore and there are hood White dudes who will bring it to you in Baltimore. In a California city like SF, Oakland or LA you might have to watch out for young thugged out Asian and Hispanic gang bangers who will beat the sh*t out of you or worse for something as petty as wearing the wrong color. Nearby PG and Montgomery counties and parts of NoVA have a much bigger problem with Latino gangs than The District.
 
Old 05-01-2011, 06:27 PM
 
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My husband and I have been reading about this issue. But since we are able to afford to take cabs everywhere or pay for underground parking for our Mercedes S-Class, we'll never even have to take public transportation anywhere.
 
Old 05-01-2011, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Land of the Free
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Biggest crime on Metro is the Transit Union stealing from taxpayers to pay inflated benefits, overtime, and pensions. So nothing you need to worry about as a tourist.
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