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Sylv12 asked in Social ScienceSociology · 2 months ago

Why does society think that living in ghetto/hood areas is something cool?

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  • Dr. D
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    I used to live in the ghetto and nobody thought it was cool then. 

    People who don't live in the ghetto might imagine that people who live in the ghetto are tough-minded, independent, and resilient. Actually the people there all have a victim mentality. They don't accept responsibility for their own decisions, and expect the government to take care of them.  

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Blacks have ruined everything this country has built

    All of the recent violence recently coming out of the black community reminds me of the fact that the blacks ruin everything everywhere and all the time. Think of the wreckage of black lives in Ferguson and Baltimore due to emotional, fact-free violence which is just the latest of wreckage from the idiocy that is "black America." Sorry, but the black community in the US is a trainwreck of drugs, violence, gangs, prostitution, murder, stupidity & ignorance, lack of logic, immaturity, poverty, incarcerated men, fatherless children, STDs and HIV. Most other black majority areas in the world have the same situation with very few exceptions (none?).

    Many black folks are nice, kind and responsible. But the bottom 25 to 50% of a population can ruin an entire population and that's what we're seeing.

    All of the most dangerous cities in the US are the ones with large black populations. Black men, at 6% of the population commit 56% of gun murders and 59% of felony murders. Some 11% of black men are in jail right now. The published black high school graduation rate of 54% is exaggerated because no statistician is accounting for the large numbers of young black men/boys in jail. And 37% of those kids who drop-out are in jail.  $21 trillion has been spent on income support and benefits substantially for blacks since Johnson's Great Society, but poverty has increased! It's because these programs have ruined black families and single parent households are much poorer than households with two parents.

    The black "community" is a cesspool of crime yet they disrespect and hate the police. The black community is most in need of police protection but is the most hostile to and uncooperative with police. They don't respect any authority figure -- black or white. And don't put a black person on a jury! They have little logic and believe really stupid things about police. Black jurors often don't want to convict black criminals.

    Every housing project built to "help" the black community has been immediately wrecked and ruined. Most of them are now condemned or torn down. All of the well-meaning white men's tax dollars have been flushed down the toilet. What's left of inner cities are disasters and basically uninhabitable except for the most desperate or impoverished. And we're still spending $1 Trillion per year on programs primarily directed at these people. It's not working.

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  • Bobo
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Society does not "think".  Individuals have the ability to think.  Some individuals think with emotion and feel that it is necessary to play up the downtrodden by glamorizing their existence.  Your observation only applies to the people who view life through the lens of emotion.  

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  • August
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    "Cool" are you mad ?

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  • 2 months ago

    Society? It doesn't.

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  • Pearl
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    cause they enjoy it

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    there's always been a tendency amongst the upper classes, to romanticize some underclass communities, especially if there's any reputation of criminality involved.  the american ghettos or hoods weren't the first to ever get that treatment, but that's where they are now.  and since blacks have been relegated to the lower classes for literally hundreds of years, by the widespread prejudices of the white population, they've inherited that role hereabouts

    bored upper class people sometimes like to fantasize about living lives of danger and intrigue, and such communities are fodder for their imaginations.  that's all. 

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  • 2 months ago

    They love drive by shooting.

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