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#235721 Ron_Mexico

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Posted 22 May 2014 - 07:10 PM

I thought he mixed in anecdotal stories with facts pretty well, but I take your point. I won't ask for examples as that would take effort and that's not really our bag around here.
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Posted 22 May 2014 - 07:10 PM

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In fact, white flight was a triumph of social engineering, orchestrated by the shared racist presumptions of America’s public and private sectors.


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As a Chicagoan I've seen white flight and gentrification occur aggressively, in both directions. The reason white people leave neighborhoods when low income blacks move in has nothing to do with anything academic in nature. Anyone who flogs that idea instantly loses all credability as an ivory tower academic who couldn't care less about how their idealogically driven theories reconcille against the reality they choose not to live in.

An even more interesting discussion that the Blame Whitey crew absolutely hates is how middle class blacks (1) address lower class blacks in the context of their own personal behaviors, or the cartoonish acrimony that exists towards blacks in Hispanic neighborhoods full of illegal immigrants with less mainstream opportunities than anyone. Professor Joto D'Finocchio insists the reason for that is because of an elaborate series of highly complex and interrelated sociological phenomena instead of going with Occams Razor: one group hates the other because they diminish their qualify of life and turn their neighborhood to shit.

The thing with academia is that if you let an 'ology professor carry on long enough, he'll conclude that the basis for anything is anything not because it actually is, but because they're ****ing flakes who have turned their lives over to service an idealogical agenda and are willing to abandon all logic and reason if the conclusion violates their perfect world bubble. Most race apologetics is rooted in this world. This isn't to say that blacks haven't been treated like shit but as we've seen, the only thing they hate worse than being treated as inferiors is the unflattering outcome that occurs when they're treated as 'equals'.

I didn't need to click on the article titled "Student Accepted To All 8 Ivy League Colleges" to know what I was going to see next... If you did, you're naive.

All that said, I think we're finally making headway. We're two or three generations out from being where the British are, today, where race just sort of is what it is and isn't emphasized to death. We're in a netherworld right now stuck between that point and the uglier aspects of the past.

Also, LOL at the implication that the reason Israel florished after the holocaust was because of German reparations. It jmust be hard going through life having such a tenuous grasp on the way shit really is.


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#235723 Ron_Mexico

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Posted 22 May 2014 - 07:15 PM

The article states pretty clearly that some of the flight was because the reality of instantly declining property values once blacks bought in.


What do you mean "flight and gentrification both ways"?
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Posted 22 May 2014 - 07:18 PM

Do you mean like what happened in Harlem, where developers bought low, pushed blacks out, gentrified rhe place and moved whites and businesses back in?
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Posted 22 May 2014 - 07:20 PM

View PostRon_Mexico, on 22 May 2014 - 07:18 PM, said:

Do you mean like what happened in Harlem, where developers bought low, pushed blacks out, gentrified rhe place and moved whites and businesses back in?

sounds like good business strategy to me.
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Posted 22 May 2014 - 07:23 PM

Oh, for sure.

Side note: I haven't had an orgasm in at least 7 days.



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Posted 22 May 2014 - 07:27 PM

that's mad unhealthy bro. you gotta rub one out just to balance the chemicals in your brain.
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Posted 22 May 2014 - 07:32 PM

Soon.
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Posted 22 May 2014 - 07:38 PM

View PostRon_Mexico, on 22 May 2014 - 07:15 PM, said:

The article states pretty clearly that some of the flight was because the reality of instantly declining property values once blacks bought in.


What do you mean "flight and gentrification both ways"?

Maybe I didn't phrase that right.
I've seen white flight occur where whites leave because non-whites move in and all of a sudden, their formerly safe neighborhood is covered in gang grafitti and is unsafe.

I've seen scrappy young urban pionners move into neighborhoods that 20 years ago were like something out of Max Max but now, are pretty much established as upper income urban enclaves.

My favorite has to be the real naive ninnies, though, who moved into 'mixed income developments' after CHA tore down the high-rises and moved lifelong welfare rodents into townhouses next to 'market rate residents', invariably a young white couple in their early-mid 20's so excited to be moving into the big city! The first year living next to LaShondra and the cousins is when reality sets in and they realize that there's a big part of life their college professors neglected to tell them about... in but not before they put down a healthy down payment!

I live in a neighborhood that's mostly Hispanic.
I have absolutely zero 'ethnic fear' having lived in Chicago for as long as I have yet I am called 'ignorant' by deeply naive people who would shit themselves dry if they ever found themselves in neighborhoods I routinely traverse. Life is funny like that.
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Posted 22 May 2014 - 07:38 PM

View PostAmScray, on 22 May 2014 - 07:10 PM, said:


All that said, I think we're finally making headway. We're two or three generations out from being where the British are, today, where race just sort of is what it is and isn't emphasized to death. We're in a netherworld right now stuck between that point and the uglier aspects of the past.



Also, LOL at the implication that the reason Israel florished after the holocaust was because of German reparations. It jmust be hard going through life having such a tenuous grasp on the way shit really is.



We're two or three generations from being where the Brits are? The same Brits that do monkey chants and throw bananas on the soccer pitch at black players?


Agreed that the Jews were gonna do just fine on their own, but the money clearly helped Israel, no? I don't pretend to be a scholar on this topic, just found it interesting and wanted a good opinion or two. Scram delivered, as usual. Thanks
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Posted 22 May 2014 - 07:52 PM

Israel was building an actual nation. That money went towards that objective. It was also paid by the nation that not a decade earlier had systemically exterminated them. They weren't reaching seven generations back hoping that they deserved a check on the basis of a failed cutlure and some academic theories as to why it all went down.

Who would be paid 'black reparations'?
Just randomly writing checks to all blacks? That money would be gone in > 1 generation, quite possibly > 1 year.
We've all seen the Dave Chappelle skit. It's no joke. Let me know when the checks go out so I can make sure to get in the pawn-shop business ahead of time.

Either integrate or dissociate.
That's basically the choice they have. They want it both ways, it doesn't work that way.

Britain is a pretty level place on this issue. Yes, there are assholes everywhere, our trying to combat that by equating 'racism' with first degree thoughtcrime has done nothing but create backlash and resistance. Pound for pound, though, they're pretty reasonable with how they treat black folks. One thing they do not do is accept the subculture excuse. You're British, or GTFO. We're a lot more comfortable with accepting the idea of blacks as a subculture, blacks themselves are comfortable with it so it shouldn't come as any surprise that's precisely where they are, consequences and all.
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Posted 22 May 2014 - 08:54 PM

I know that this was half a dozen topics ago, but 'grill out' is a widely used term in the southeast. I would've expected it to be used nationwide, so I'm surprised hearing that it isn't.

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Posted 22 May 2014 - 08:56 PM

they all knew. just being obtuse to get whomevers goat is was that was upset by that. napa maybe. hell i can't remember.
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Posted 22 May 2014 - 09:20 PM

View PostInternetExplorer, on 22 May 2014 - 04:16 AM, said:

you might not do the same thing in my situation, but it doesn't make it wrong. I want the financial flexibility to be able to ditch this job and move somewhere like Chicago if my employer shits on me in June.

Is the hypothetical move still based on job and earning potential? How's Louisville? What kind of city do you want to live in?

View PostRon_Mexico, on 22 May 2014 - 08:14 AM, said:

Her causing you an erection or you performing analingus is WAY SEXIER than you causing her lady parts soreness and turning them into deli roast beef. Frau? Can I get a ruling here?
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View PostRoll the Bones, on 22 May 2014 - 03:54 PM, said:

It means I'll revere her awesomeness even more if she meets Jack Bauer. I'm almost caught up, btw
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View PostNapa_Don, on 22 May 2014 - 06:18 PM, said:

I read it earlier
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Posted 22 May 2014 - 10:33 PM

Also, I know that I've not particularly earned my place in here yet, but I'm happy about it, so I'm going to share it...

My wife of 5 months is pregnant with our first child. :)

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Posted 23 May 2014 - 02:37 AM

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Posted 23 May 2014 - 04:34 AM

I do not, but I find myself being linked to a bunch of their stories via twitter or other articles. Maybe I should subscribe. And then I can look kind of sophisticated in the unlikely case I get a lady visitor to my apartment.

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Posted 23 May 2014 - 05:23 AM

View PostCobaltBlue, on 22 May 2014 - 10:33 PM, said:

Also, I know that I've not particularly earned my place in here yet, but I'm happy about it, so I'm going to share it...

My wife of 5 months is pregnant with our first child. :)

nice brag post about the sex.
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Posted 23 May 2014 - 05:32 AM

you're doing it all wrong cobalt, the story is supposed to be about a time you failed trying to get teh sex.
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Posted 23 May 2014 - 06:04 AM

There is basically no one at work today. And they sent out an email saying the office closed at 2 for the Holliday. Then my boss emails me and is like you'll need to stay until 5 for any money movement. So I'll be feet up on the desk waiting for the phone to ring from 2 to 5.




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