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LadyJasmine said:
pleaserecycle said:

Would you mind elaborating?  I'm not sure how that relates to my post.

I meant  I find people in Chicago and many American Cities think minorities and poor people = high crime = normal.

 

Which is absurd really as that is not the case in Canada.

In the case of Chicago, most of the violence occurs in low-income neighborhoods that contain high percentages of minority populations (see Englewood, Austin, West Garfield Park).  I've never met anyone in the city who believes that minorities are inherently more violent than non-minorities; the general consensus is that the frequent school closings and unemployment in these neighborhoods leads to increased gang activity and violence.  

 



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pleaserecycle said:
LadyJasmine said:

I meant  I find people in Chicago and many American Cities think minorities and poor people = high crime = normal.

 

Which is absurd really as that is not the case in Canada.

In the case of Chicago, most of the violence occurs in low-income neighborhoods that contain high percentages of minority populations (see Englewood, Austin, West Garfield Park).  I've never met anyone in the city who believes that minorities are inherently more violent than non-minorities; the general consensus is that the frequent school closings and unemployment in these neighborhoods leads to increased gang activity and violence.  

 

Yes and people in the city just accept it as normal suggesting most people are just passively racist towards blacks. 

Just because people dont say things out does not mean they dont in thier mind or just normally.

I been to the city and it seems people in the city could care less that 100s of people get murdered each year. 



LadyJasmine said:
pleaserecycle said:

In the case of Chicago, most of the violence occurs in low-income neighborhoods that contain high percentages of minority populations (see Englewood, Austin, West Garfield Park).  I've never met anyone in the city who believes that minorities are inherently more violent than non-minorities; the general consensus is that the frequent school closings and unemployment in these neighborhoods leads to increased gang activity and violence.  

 

Yes and people in the city just accept it as normal suggesting most people are just passively racist towards blacks. 

Just because people dont say things out does not mean they dont in thier mind or just normally.

I been to the city and it seems people in the city could care less that 100s of people get murdered each year. 

I'm not sure there is anything I can say to change your perspective.  I'm not doubting that racist people live in Chicago, but it feels unfair to discredit an entire city, in which more than half of the population is a minority, because of those types of people.  



If you think that´s alarming... you should check some Latin American cities, like Rio de Janeiro or Guatemala City...



Chicago is a very left-leaning city with 85% voting Democrat over the last elections.

http://www.chicagomag.com/city-life/November-2016/Chicago-Election-Results-President/



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Rogerioandrade said:
If you think that´s alarming... you should check some Latin American cities, like Rio de Janeiro or Guatemala City...

Rio has a comparable homicide rate to Chicago (~18 per 100K) and lower than many cities in the US.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/kenrapoza/2016/01/29/months-before-rio-olympics-murder-rate-rises-in-brazil/#52fb2f942790

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_United_States_cities_by_crime_rate



numberwang said:
Rogerioandrade said:
If you think that´s alarming... you should check some Latin American cities, like Rio de Janeiro or Guatemala City...

Rio has a comparable homicide rate to Chicago (~18 per 100K) and lower than many cities in the US.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/kenrapoza/2016/01/29/months-before-rio-olympics-murder-rate-rises-in-brazil/#52fb2f942790

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_United_States_cities_by_crime_rate

I was sure that someone would come with that. But those numbers are old (2015)..... and questionable, since we all know very well that Brazilian officials have been trying very hard to mask numbers during the period between the World Cup and the Olympics.

Rio´s  actual rate is actually 29 per 100k, a 24,7 % increase compared to 2016. And while Chicago counted about 700 deaths that year, Rio counted 5036. Rio is not  among the highest rated cities in Brazil regarding deaths, but it is very far of what we could consider to be safe.

http://odia.ig.com.br/rio-de-janeiro/2017-02-02/mais-836-homicidios-no-rio-em-2016.html



numberwang said:

More Americans died in Chicago  than in the Iraq & Afghanistan wars combined (for the same time frame)

This only includes American citizens (many more died in the wars overall), on the other hand Chicago ist just a single city, not two countries at war. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbKp8OV6F64

[in the video 1:50]

 

You are the President now - what will you do?

 

It kinda shows you didn't include those non-American killed in those wars.