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I hate the Perception---

Posted by on May. 1, 2012 at 7:14 PM
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about Chicago.

My son was at the hotel pool and he was mingling with a few of the children ---they asked where he was from and William told them.

They had big wide eyes and asked how dangerous it was.

What is you all's perception of Chicago?

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Some people recognize the light but they can't handle the glare.

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frankiesma530
by on May. 1, 2012 at 7:15 PM

 Well having been born and raised there, I know there are good and bad parts, just like any other damn city.  I don't know why people have a bad perception of Chicago.

Dana267
by Group Mod on May. 1, 2012 at 7:20 PM

They really do---my son was embarrassed. But you have to think about all the stories that the national news has gotten recently. The Fenger HS beating death, Jennifer Hudson's family, the police officer beating the woman in the bar- the young son of 2 police officer's killed protecting the girl on the bus by Julian, Tionda and Diamond girls that are missing.


My neighborhood is quiet for the most part----but the perception that people have about Chicago seems to be like I we feel about Detroit of Compton.

Quoting frankiesma530:

 Well having been born and raised there, I know there are good and bad parts, just like any other damn city.  I don't know why people have a bad perception of Chicago.


http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/304209_10150825901365230_520415229_21054590_61191322_n.jpg

Some people recognize the light but they can't handle the glare.

frankiesma530
by on May. 1, 2012 at 7:24 PM

 Exactly, it's all about what the media puts out there.  Focusing on all the negatives I would be scared to go anywhere lol   And that's true about Detroit and Compton lol  I'm sure all those neighborhoods aren't bad either but when that's all you hear about, it's what you expect.  As far as Chicago though, the only positives they really show are The Taste, sometimes the shows and programs on the Mag Mile, etc.  There is so much more to it.

Quoting Dana267:

They really do---my son was embarrassed. But you have to think about all the stories that the national news has gotten recently. The Fenger HS beating death, Jennifer Hudson's family, the police officer beating the woman in the bar- the young son of 2 police officer's killed protecting the girl on the bus by Julian, Tionda and Diamond girls that are missing.

 

My neighborhood is quiet for the most part----but the perception that people have about Chicago seems to be like I we feel about Detroit of Compton.

Quoting frankiesma530:

 Well having been born and raised there, I know there are good and bad parts, just like any other damn city.  I don't know why people have a bad perception of Chicago.


 

GoddessNDaRuff
by on May. 1, 2012 at 7:24 PM

First thing I think of is Folk Nation. Caprini Greens. And the candy man movie.

JakesMom712
by Mel on May. 1, 2012 at 7:25 PM
People say the same thing about philly. I personally dont like chitown.
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Dana267
by Group Mod on May. 1, 2012 at 7:26 PM

LOL.

Quoting GoddessNDaRuff:

First thing I think of is Folk Nation. Caprini Greens. And the candy man movie.


http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/304209_10150825901365230_520415229_21054590_61191322_n.jpg

Some people recognize the light but they can't handle the glare.

Dana267
by Group Mod on May. 1, 2012 at 7:26 PM

WEll-----I don't like Philly. LOL

No really why not?

Quoting JakesMom712:

People say the same thing about philly. I personally dont like chitown.


http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/304209_10150825901365230_520415229_21054590_61191322_n.jpg

Some people recognize the light but they can't handle the glare.

GoddessNDaRuff
by on May. 1, 2012 at 7:27 PM

It's not all bad though. Isn't the First Lady from there and isn't that where they had choose to raise their girls before their trip to washington DC? So the crazy politics come to mind but seriously. Chi town has Obama so you win anyways.

JakesMom712
by Mel on May. 1, 2012 at 7:28 PM
Its hard to explain. A lil too countretto for me. Lol. like damn pick one!


Quoting Dana267:

WEll-----I don't like Philly. LOL

No really why not?

Quoting JakesMom712:

People say the same thing about philly. I personally dont like chitown.



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Dana267
by Group Mod on May. 1, 2012 at 7:32 PM

You all and these NEW words what is countretto?


Quoting JakesMom712:

Its hard to explain. A lil too countretto for me. Lol. like damn pick one!


Quoting Dana267:

WEll-----I don't like Philly. LOL

No really why not?

Quoting JakesMom712:

People say the same thing about philly. I personally dont like chitown.




http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/304209_10150825901365230_520415229_21054590_61191322_n.jpg

Some people recognize the light but they can't handle the glare.

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