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    Re: Waters: Banks 'shaking in their boots' at thought of me as chairwoman

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    It's mostly wrong like any other generalizing assertions about places you haven't lived in. LA has a lot of gang neighborhoods. However, for the most part, you wouldn't even be able to tell unless you know what a tag looks like.
    It really doesn't matter if I can tell does it?

    A lot of the violence has died down from what we saw in the early 90s and 80s because young kids today (15s-16s) aren't really ready to bang over a few bucks or drugs. Aside from that, drugs in LA are like drugs elsewhere. We have crackhouses like every major-mid sized city. We have hookers like everywhere else. However they're not the norm in any neighborhood or the main constituents in any neighborhood. Inglewood is bad, sure - in comparison to what? White trailer parks of the Midwest where you can find 40 sex offenders living amongst kids? 19 Mexicans living 7 to a room? It all depends on what you compare a certain part of LA to.
    So far you've pretty much enforced the stereotype.

    From what I know of the 35th district and South Central(which is quite extensive), it's not really the worst of Cali. It's full of people who do what people in the middle of nowhere do. They get up to work, they beat their kids, they have cookouts and then they pass out drunk. My issue with Erod's comment is that such a comment would never really rise up if this was a white middle class neighborhood even though white people in middle class don't do less drugs, they don't prostitute themselves less (at least not the kids), they don't even do less ****ed up ****. There are more whites living in poverty in the US than there are blacks. However you'll never hear a hack like Erod say that said neighborhoods are full of junkies, whores, gang members etc. Why? Well, we all know why.
    Sawyer made the statement. So I guess you are saying that the statement is factual, but the one who said it is racist?

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    Re: Waters: Banks 'shaking in their boots' at thought of me as chairwoman

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    It really doesn't matter if I can tell does it?

    So far you've pretty much enforced the stereotype.
    If it's a stereotype, it's by default not accurate.

    Sawyer made the statement. So I guess you are saying that the statement is factual, but the one who said it is racist?
    No. I'm saying his statement is not factual because it's a stereotypical. Do you know what stereotype means?
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    Re: Waters: Banks 'shaking in their boots' at thought of me as chairwoman

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    If it's a stereotype, it's by default not accurate.
    Until you verify it.

    No. I'm saying his statement is not factual because it's a stereotypical. Do you know what stereotype means?
    Yes, which is what I was asking about concerning the statement. I wondered if it was factual or just a stereotype. You verified it was factual.

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