Do these areas start out bad or are they made unlivable and unteachable places by those living there? This will probably be considered a racist question but it's not. White people aren't going into predominantly minority neighborhoods and upping the crime rate and trashing the schools and running out the teachers.
I ask because we have an area of town where my mom grew up that has become predominantly AA since then that my AA friends tell me to not go near, they won't go near it. So who is responsable for the high crime there and in inner cities?
Asked by Anonymous at 11:58 PM on Aug. 12, 2009 in Politics & Current Events
Answer by LiliM at 12:16 AM on Aug. 13, 2009
Answer by LiliM at 12:20 AM on Aug. 13, 2009
Answer by yourspecialkid at 12:22 AM on Aug. 13, 2009
Op~ I was thinking the same thing. I think people have opinions but are so worried about being called racist they don't want to touch it.
Answer by Anonymous at 12:22 AM on Aug. 13, 2009
Answer by tnmomofive at 12:40 AM on Aug. 13, 2009
I was really hoping for more responses to this since so many people are quick to feel so sorry for people in this situation, and I contend that the people who live in these places and and go to theses schools bear the lions share of the responsibility for the situation they are in.
Answer by Anonymous at 1:02 AM on Aug. 13, 2009
Answer by janet116 at 1:23 AM on Aug. 13, 2009
Answer by LiliM at 2:02 AM on Aug. 13, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 2:44 AM on Aug. 13, 2009
It is the fault of the people who live there. You don't have to have a lot of money or a high paying job to be responsible, teach your children manners, be involved in your community, practice a sense of sobriety, graduate from high school, keep your living environment clean, not have 5 children with 5 different dads, marry and raise your family with a sense of belonging and love, and obey the law. All of these are free. It takes the same amount of effort to put trash in a can as it does to throw it on the ground. It takes less effort to paint a wall a solid color than it does to paint graffiti, and you were buying the paint anyway. It takes a little effort to wash the walls of your home and keep things clean. Many of these people are waiting for the government to come do it for them. Haven't they realized yet that no one is coming?
Answer by jesse123456 at 8:56 AM on Aug. 13, 2009