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Have you ever lived in a dangerous inner city?   The Real You: Personality Poll

Started Oct-15 by Showtalk; 3554 views.
Showtalk

Poll Question From Showtalk

Oct-15

Have you ever lived in a dangerous inner city?
  • Yes, I grew up in one2  votes
    8%
  • Yes, I live in one now0  votes
    0%
  • Yes, I grew up in one and still live there now1  vote
    4%
  • I have lived near an inner city2  votes
    8%
  • I want to live in one someday0  votes
    0%
  • No, I have not9  votes
    37%
  • No, and I want to live as far away from one as possible6  votes
    25%
  • I live in a large city, but it's relatively prosperous and safer0  votes
    0%
  • I live in a small, crowded city which is safe0  votes
    0%
  • I live in a typical residential community3  votes
    12%
  • I live in a traditional suburb0  votes
    0%
  • I am a nomad and travel around0  votes
    0%
  • I am homeless0  votes
    0%
  • Other1  vote
    4%
Yes, I grew up in one 
Yes, I live in one now 
Yes, I grew up in one and still live there now 
I have lived near an inner city 
I want to live in one someday 
No, I have not 
No, and I want to live as far away from one as possible 
I live in a large city, but it's relatively prosperous and safer 
I live in a small, crowded city which is safe 
I live in a typical residential community 
I live in a traditional suburb 
I am a nomad and travel around 
I am homeless 
Other 
Solitaire13

From: Solitaire13 

Oct-15

It makes for an interesting observational viewpoint as to why all of the social and anti racism programs can't fix the underlying issues. 

Showtalk
Staff

From: Showtalk 

Oct-15

What are the underlying issues and how have they tried to fix them?

Solitaire13

From: Solitaire13 

Oct-15

There are a lot of socioeconomic and racist issues stemming back decades that have been left unresolved and are now conflicted with today's issues.  You can't fix what you either don't know or acknowledge.

kizmet1

From: kizmet1 

Oct-15

Garbage!
My mother grew up in a 3 generation home where they grew things and canned. Some clothes came from flour sacks which were carefully bleached and turned into dresses. No one dared to break the law because there was no money to bail anyone out of jail. Alcohol was saved for special occasions. The only vehicle was a PU truck which was loaded up like the Beverly Hillbillies when the whole family went anywhere together. All the kids finished HS. My mother had to walk a mile to do it. One got a college scholarship from his grades and for playing football. He was Phi Beta Kappa
How many blacks are willing to go thru hardships like that?
  • Edited October 15, 2020 9:09 pm  by  kizmet1
Solitaire13

From: Solitaire13 

Oct-15

If you have been to the hood lately, you would find that there is no room to plant a garden and if you did, it would be destroyed for someone else's entertainment. You had alcohol, land, pick up trucks, you walked to school.... you must be one of those white privileged folk,

Showtalk
Staff

From: Showtalk 

Oct-15

What would be a solution?

Showtalk
Staff

From: Showtalk 

Oct-15

I think you are talking about different things.  There are programs and have been for a long time, that they claim will address inner city problems. But they never do and things continue.  You have had several generations of a strong family living in the same home and making the best of what you had.  Many inner city families now are made up of children living with single mothers.  If the mom works outside of the home, children are left to raise themselves. There isn’t a father or a grandparent to watch the children, or a dad to go to work so a mom can stay home. 

Did grow up in an inner city? Growing up without much money is different than growing up without hope.  Maybe families would be better off without so called helpful programs.

  • Edited October 15, 2020 10:00 pm  by  Showtalk
kizmet1

From: kizmet1 

Oct-15

The same houses still exist on 50'x100' lots. So does the dirt. What residents do to them is their business. What is the "hood" now just as it was 100 years ago except houses are older. The HS the rioters pulled a statue down from is still there. Of course, the rioters are either from other cities in far off states or they dropped out due to poor grades because pot is legal here. The people taking advantage of the old houses in the "hood" are from foreign countries where they had to wait in line to come here.
Walking to school is the only.thing that has not changed over the years except only the smart do it. The dumb are too dumb to study anything but the latest "lyrics" on their smart phones.
Solitaire13

From: Solitaire13 

Oct-16

Ugh, the man who was mayor here for years finally worked his way up in politics and is trying to legalize pot here claiming that it would be a financial boon for the state.  Hell, he knows darn well the impact of especially drugs in this community and on families.  How dare he?

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