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Porky
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Hard Core Pawn paints Detroit in a justified bad light.

I understand that and really don't care one way or the other but when people in other countries see it, it's bound to make a negative impression. And it's American TV in general, not just the programs with crime.

By the way, I'm not advocating censorship of any of them. I'm against that. I just think American television is stupid "as a hole".






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BlackHelicopterPilot
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I'd like your response:


1 more..just for you


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the fault of the blacks acting like asses






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Tiguar
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Thanks





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BugAC
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Blacks paint Blacks in a bad light. If you, as a culture, want to be painted in a good light, then maybe, as a culture, take some responsibility for your actions. Stop stealing cars, selling drugs, murdering people, committing crimes, getting pregnant and living off the government.

There are a rare few black people that try to make a difference in the black community and for that, they are called uncle tom's because they are successful. How about this, black community. Stop treating success as a sellout? If success is a sellout, then you are pretty much saying the entire black culture is supposed to be impoverished criminals.






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Bear Is Dead
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Blacks paint Blacks in a bad light. If you, as a culture, want to be painted in a good light, then maybe, as a culture, take some responsibility for your actions. Stop stealing cars, selling drugs, murdering people, committing crimes, getting pregnant and living off the government.

There are a rare few black people that try to make a difference in the black community and for that, they are called uncle tom's because they are successful. How about this, black community. Stop treating success as a sellout? If success is a sellout, then you are pretty much saying the entire black culture is supposed to be impoverished criminals.







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brewhan davey
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at people who formulate this opinion





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Porky
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I love how the pig has such a disappointed look on its face.

This pig was disappointed too.






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davesdawgs
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I have no answers for improvement. But, "ignore" it certainly isn't going to make it all better



And that is exactly what Obama and the liberal progressive Dems have done. Black unemployment has skyrocketed during Obama's admin. Obama's home city of Chicago, which is a gun free zone, has been in the spotlight (Jesse Jackson) related to gun violence; Obama's solution: more gun laws. I might have an ounce of respect for Obama if he would actually address the social/cultural issues fostered by our government that are at heart of this issue.






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805tiger
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There are a rare few black people that try to make a difference in the black community








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The Dude's Rug
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A book we just read for class took this to a whole new level. "The New Jim Crow" by Michelle Alexander made me want to fight her when she came to LSU last week.





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idlewatcher
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Porky


There is a reason why Detroit is in the shape they find themselves, but I have to agree about US television. We are more concerned about f'ing Honey Boo Boo than the Presidential Election cycle which in my opinion FWIW is a sign of erosion of society and community responsibility on several fronts.






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Pettifogger
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I think some of the best aspects of the black community also lead to the biggest issues. I won't get into the macro problems of black folks, but needless to say, there is a certain degree of closeness in the community. Understandable, really, when you consider what black people have endured historically.

However, I know so many professional black coworkers/friends who are taken advantage of by shitty friends and family members. There seems to be an unspoken rule that you have to help people out if they ask, and it ends up like any other freerider problem. Also, because black people frequently retain ties much farther out than white folks (my cousin's son's daughter in law is staying at my house this month), that is a large pool who can drain your resources.

I think the closeness of the black community leads to some blind loyalty than can discourage progress (black churches protesting against police instead of the gang member they killed), but I don't want to take my anecdotes out too far.






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805tiger
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Also, because black people frequently retain ties much farther out than white folks (my cousin's son's daughter in law is staying at my house this month), that is a large pool who can drain your resources.


This is true! You rarely ever hear white people talk about cousins, aunts, and uncles compared to black people...

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I think the closeness of the black community leads to some blind loyalty than can discourage progress (black churches protesting against police instead of the gang member they killed), but I don't want to take my anecdotes out too far.


I don't think the black community is that close in general terms.






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Porky
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There is a reason why Detroit is in the shape they find themselves, but I have to agree about US television. We are more concerned about f'ing Honey Boo Boo than the Presidential Election cycle which in my opinion FWIW is a sign of erosion of society and community responsibility on several fronts.

Absolutely!






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CarrolltonTiger
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However, I know so many professional black coworkers/friends who are taken advantage of by shitty friends and family members. There seems to be an unspoken rule that you have to help people out if they ask, and it ends up like any other freerider problem. Also, because black people frequently retain ties much farther out than white folks (my cousin's son's daughter in law is staying at my house this month), that is a large pool who can drain your resources.


I agree with much of what you are saying. But I see it not as the result of some sort of greater length of ties or being better friends, I see it as there is so much dysfunction in the community it is hard for it not to affect you even if you want to avoid it.

Sure peer pressure is an influence on us all, but if a lot of your family and friends are dysfunctional the pressure is indeed different.

You can have as many friends and family and have no issues if your friends and families aren't getting into shite that drags you down







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Pettifogger
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Can't tell if you are serious or not, but I really never do hear white people talk about extended family like black people do. For example, I have no idea who my parents cousins are (for the most part) and this was absolutely fascinating to one of my black coworkers.

Re: community. I think there is a perception that black people are a unit. I think black people are more likely to see themselves as a unit, too. I never think of white people as a unit. White people are so very fractured because we've had the opportunity to be. I'm sure it happens, I just think it is less common for a professional black guy in Atlanta to come across another professional black guy that he has very little in common with. Meanwhile, I encounter professional white people who I view as nearly aliens on a daily basis.






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Pettifogger
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You can have as many friends and family and have no issues if your friends and families aren't getting into shite that drags you down



This is why I think there is a larger problem of "community." I can speak to one example...

I grew up in a probably 90-10 white area which was pretty affluent. We always had black kids around (just not a ton), and race relations were good to great. The black kids were generally from affluent families like everyone else, and although they played thug from time to time, they were pretty upstanding people who've gone on to good things. We were very integrated in most things, and there were always very well liked black students in the crowds I ran in.

After I graduated, my town began to change quickly to a very popular area for middle and upper middle class black families. Not much changed at first, but more and more people from neighboring areas (that were majority-minority and which were not as nice) began coming in to shop, eat, etc. Crime began to rise, white flight occurred, and property values plummeted (obviously the recession spurred this too).

It really sucked to see my community go to crap, but I also felt for the black families who moved in seeking a nice, safe area, and didn't leave when it got bad. My conclusion from that little scenario is that there were some communal ties that prevented those families from taking much of a stand when the community went downhill, because to do so may involve opposing your friends, family members, church members, etc. I just don't feel like the black community is to the point yet where there is no stigma for "hating on your own."







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Porky
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I think it's important for anyone to make an effort to know their relatives, heritage, etc., if it's possible, and it's not always that easy. But people can find common values in people, make and be friends, regardless of race, religion, background, or education. That's what's most important to me.


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Tactical1
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Cops... The only real reality television show.





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Pettifogger
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I think it's important for anyone to make an effort to know their relatives, heritage, etc., if it's possible, and it's not always that easy. But people can find common values in people, make and be friends, regardless of race, religion, background, or education. That's what's most important to me.



Yeah, I don't know who would disagree with you on that.






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