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    Re: Hood Disease: Inner City Oakland Youth Suffering From Post-Traumatic Stress Disor

    Quote Originally Posted by ludin View Post
    oakland is a warzone. where if you wear the wrong color of clothes for that day you can be shot for no reason.
    it is a gang fest over there.

    what is sad is that if these gangs put half the effort of working with each other to build up the communittee and less time shooting each other they could do really good things for the city and the people in it.

    no they would rather kill someone.
    Oakland with a population of over 400000 had 92 murders in all of last year. That is not a war zone. That is bad gang activity.
    The rest of you post I agree with completely. I just hate the over use of words like war zone and war on whatever. It is just stupid and done to create hype.
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    Re: Hood Disease: Inner City Oakland Youth Suffering From Post-Traumatic Stress Disor

    Quote Originally Posted by braindrain View Post
    No they are not. The whole gang war thing is as much made up BS as the war on drugs.
    Are you kidding me? There is much real (as in not made up) gang activity in Oakland, CA.

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    Re: Hood Disease: Inner City Oakland Youth Suffering From Post-Traumatic Stress Disor

    No kidding there is a lot of gang activity. If you would have actually read my post i said there is gang violence. Gang violence or activity is not the same thing as a war. Reading comprehension is a good thing.

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    Re: Hood Disease: Inner City Oakland Youth Suffering From Post-Traumatic Stress Disor

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    I think it should be obvious that many kids growing up in what's tantamount to a war zone get PTSD. It's unfortunate that many of the schools in those areas aren't provided with the resources necessary for educating students who come to school with these issues.
    Huh ?

    So its a money issue ? Or lack of ?

    It has nothing to do with the schools and everything to do with the unner city culture that looks down on education.

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    Re: Hood Disease: Inner City Oakland Youth Suffering From Post-Traumatic Stress Disor

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    At first I thought, "not another made up diagnosis for social neurosis". But after reading about the amount of violence people are exposed to in inner cities, I wonder if some form of PTSD isn't possible? It certainly happens in war zones, though I doubt the levels of stress are comparable with something like an Iraq or Syria?





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    I think there's a serious problem going on when they look to SCHOOLS to address major social concerns.

    PTSD isn't a school diagnosis or issue. That's a medical concern.

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    Re: Hood Disease: Inner City Oakland Youth Suffering From Post-Traumatic Stress Disor

    Quote Originally Posted by braindrain View Post
    No kidding there is a lot of gang activity. If you would have actually read my post i said there is gang violence. Gang violence or activity is not the same thing as a war. Reading comprehension is a good thing.
    it is technically an inner city war. the problem is that local people that want nothing to do with it are caught in the middle. it is a generation of violence that this kids have to grow up with and one of the main reasons they don't make it out.

    oakland could become one of the most prosperous cities in the US if instead of:
    pushing drugs gangs pushed education
    instead of destroying neighborhoods they build them up and drove out the drug dealers
    instead of theiving and stealing from businesses they helped businesses
    instead of shooting people they helped the police take out the people destroying their neighborhoods.

    these kids have to deal with all of that crap and ptsd is very much possibility. i am sure gun shots and possible automatic fire is something
    that goes on daily in some neighborhoods.

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    Re: Hood Disease: Inner City Oakland Youth Suffering From Post-Traumatic Stress Disor

    Many of these Kids come out of these inner city areas with IQs that are just above whats considering clinically retarded.

    Whether they graduate or not most are marginally literate and wond up staying in the Inner city because they're just not prepared for any other life style.

    Its not that schools are underfunded, or that the lesson plans are socially geared towards other races.

    The problem is with the prevailing culture of the inner city areas.

    A culture that doesn't emphasise education, self discipline or personal responsibility.

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