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July 22nd, 2013, 16:21
Originally Posted by gozioso View Post
Personally, I grew up in NJ, and didn't start dealing with lots of blacks until I moved down South (Durham, NC for 2 years, Northern Atlanta suburbs, GA for 14+ years). I must say that it has been an eye-opening experience. When I first moved down South, I was pretty empathetic to the plight of blacks, but not so much anymore. Most black people I've encountered massively reinforce ghetto stereotypes.
These places you mentioned, I do not know them.
The blacks you have encountered, to what class do most of them belong? Upper or middle class? Good jobs, good earnings, nice houses, good health insurance? With family and friends members of upper or middle class as well?
During the time of Charles Dickens the ones better off considered the (white) lower class ill-mannered and/or criminal. Imo there's nothing new under the sun. Alas.
Keyword: (generations of) poverty.

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