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txtebow 03-04-2013 07:12 PM

this article will REALLY make the LEFTISTS queasy...
 
http://www.phillymag.com/articles/white-philly/

Early on, during my walks around northern Fairmount, I’m surprised by a couple of things. One is the international flavor. On a warm Sunday in October, I buttonhole a woman I’ll call Anna, a tall, slim, dark-haired beauty from Moscow getting out of her BMW on an alley just south of Girard College. Anna goes to a local law school, works downtown at a law firm, and proceeds to let me have it when we start talking about race in her neighborhood.

“I’ve been here for two years, I’m almost done,” she says. “Blacks use skin color as an excuse. Discrimination is an excuse, instead of moving forward. … It’s a shame—you pay taxes, they’re not doing anything except sitting on porches smoking pot … Why do you support them when they won’t work, just make babies and smoking pot? I walk to work in Center City, black guys make compliments, ‘Hey beautiful. Hey sweetie.’ White people look but don’t make comments. … ”

That’s the other surprise: If you’re not an American, the absence of a historical filter results in a raw view focused strictly on the here and now. I meet a contractor from Maine named Adrian, who brought his Panamanian wife to live here, at 19th and Girard, where she saw fighting and drug deals and general bad behavior at the edge of Brewerytown. It all had her co-nvinced there is a “moral poverty” among inner-city blacks.

American whites I talk to in Fairmount have a decidedly different take. Our racial history, as horrible and daunting as it is, has created a certain tolerance of how things operate in the neighborhood, an acceptance of an edgy status quo.

One Fairmounter blames herself for her grill being stolen from her backyard, because if you don’t fence it in, she tells me, you’re asking for it. A pumpkin gets lifted from her front stoop in the fall, she buys another. That one gets stolen, she gets one more. It’s called city living. Flowerpots, even trash cans—they don’t stick around. Porch chairs have to be chained together. Your car window is likely to get smashed every now and then.

W*GS 03-04-2013 08:37 PM

Is your hood back from the cleaners?

Blart 03-05-2013 11:49 AM

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Requiem 03-05-2013 12:31 PM

BroncoFan7,

Ban in your future I see. Hmm?

-- Yoda

txtebow 03-05-2013 01:57 PM

Ironically 1st generation immigrants see within their first few years living in poor urban areas what some Americans who have been here for generations have had systematically drilled out of them; rational coherent judgment when it comes to the ills of our urban centers. You all should be ashamed. Your self hate is evident and your inability to be unbiased/ unprejudiced by Political correctness is second to nobody..........Read the article.....another piece of politically incorrect TRUTH that is difficult to digest for you Kool-Aid drinkers....I didn't write this article; I am simply bringing it to your attention.

ZONA 03-05-2013 03:21 PM

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Originally Posted by txtebow (Post 3805164)
http://www.phillymag.com/articles/white-philly/

Early on, during my walks around northern Fairmount, I’m surprised by a couple of things. One is the international flavor. On a warm Sunday in October, I buttonhole a woman I’ll call Anna, a tall, slim, dark-haired beauty from Moscow getting out of her BMW on an alley just south of Girard College. Anna goes to a local law school, works downtown at a law firm, and proceeds to let me have it when we start talking about race in her neighborhood.

“I’ve been here for two years, I’m almost done,” she says. “Blacks use skin color as an excuse. Discrimination is an excuse, instead of moving forward. … It’s a shame—you pay taxes, they’re not doing anything except sitting on porches smoking pot … Why do you support them when they won’t work, just make babies and smoking pot? I walk to work in Center City, black guys make compliments, ‘Hey beautiful. Hey sweetie.’ White people look but don’t make comments. … ”

That’s the other surprise: If you’re not an American, the absence of a historical filter results in a raw view focused strictly on the here and now. I meet a contractor from Maine named Adrian, who brought his Panamanian wife to live here, at 19th and Girard, where she saw fighting and drug deals and general bad behavior at the edge of Brewerytown. It all had her co-nvinced there is a “moral poverty” among inner-city blacks.

American whites I talk to in Fairmount have a decidedly different take. Our racial history, as horrible and daunting as it is, has created a certain tolerance of how things operate in the neighborhood, an acceptance of an edgy status quo.

One Fairmounter blames herself for her grill being stolen from her backyard, because if you don’t fence it in, she tells me, you’re asking for it. A pumpkin gets lifted from her front stoop in the fall, she buys another. That one gets stolen, she gets one more. It’s called city living. Flowerpots, even trash cans—they don’t stick around. Porch chairs have to be chained together. Your car window is likely to get smashed every now and then.

Sorry to inform you it has nothing to do with race. Poverty is poverty. There is more crime in areas of low income and poverty. A white person who is lazy and poor is just as likely to steal your grill as a poor and lazy black person.

Why do you always have to attack the black race and try and make them out to be the bad guy. I always give the benefit of the doubt to somebody when it comes to using the term racist but you are convincing me more and more every post I see of yours that you are a true racist.

txtebow 03-05-2013 03:53 PM

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Originally Posted by ZONA (Post 3805715)
Sorry to inform you it has nothing to do with race. Poverty is poverty. There is more crime in areas of low income and poverty. A white person who is lazy and poor is just as likely to steal your grill as a poor and lazy black person.

Why do you always have to attack the black race and try and make them out to be the bad guy. I always give the benefit of the doubt to somebody when it comes to using the term racist but you are convincing me more and more every post I see of yours that you are a true racist.

Ever been to FILTHA-delphia? Obviously not..........

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=2a8_1278408618

txtebow 03-05-2013 03:54 PM

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/...er-flash-mobs/

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/lo...e_shackle.html


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txtebow 03-05-2013 03:57 PM

PHilly is my home turf ...too bad it's been devastated by the BABY-MAMA culture...
 
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-boy..._b_928930.html

Like the rest of the country, I couldn't help but notice the occurrence of black teen '"flash mobs" around the country. For those who haven't been made hip to the game, flash mobs are random groups of people who get together and do "stuff."

The acts committed by flash mobs can be naïve and cute, like singing the Star Spangled Banner on one leg while drinking a Pepsi. They can also be nasty and violent, like beating down anyone who happens to be passing by.

We can leave it to teenagers to find creative and potentially frightening ways to use the amazing power of social media. Black teen flash mobs have been formed throughout the country, with many of them being designed to break the law in some way.

The most recent incident involved the 60-second robbing of a 7-11 store in Maryland. A group of teens got together on Twitter/Facebook/email/Myspace/text message and agreed to walk in the store, grab things off the shelves, and then walk out.

Another series of incidents occurred in Philadelphia, leading Philly Mayor Michael Nutter to put the entire city on lockdown with a 9 p.m. curfew for all citizens under the age of 18. Mayor Nutter went so far as to appear in a church in Philadelphia to proclaim that these young people had "damaged" their own race. Nutter is certainly correct that it's difficult to excuse the behavior of flash mobs, especially those who engage in violence.

I can't help but notice how the creation of flash mobs is probably the first time in recent memory that black teenagers have gotten this much attention from media or public officials. Rather than focusing on the teenagers who are doing great things with their lives, the media loves to put a spotlight on the few scary looking black kids who decide to rob a store on a Saturday night. In spite of the media bias, there are quite a few reasons that the media, Mayor Nutter and the rest of us could have been paying attention to black teenagers in the past.


TAKE NOTE: the author is himself African American


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