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OMG its CRAZY the way Cities are going to the dogs what is with black America. I cant believe the state of this country, I mean we live in a black community and its a damn ahem the way they live. Section 8 housing has ruin this country and black Americans have done their part as well. I know not all blacks are this or that but damn look at yourselves people. . . look at your cities your kids not graduating 70% of children born are out of wedlock. Aids is running rapid through your communities violence, drugs, guns, graffiti everywhere in your neighborhoods its horrible this isn't America anymore. . . . damn im pissed.
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Most cities around the country are riddled with crime and people/businesses leave. Jonesboro is no different. Usually, the suburbs are where people flee to feel safe. In the Jonesboro area, neigbhorhoods once considered safe are not safe now. Property values plummet, schools are not as productive and the overall vibe of a once quiet neighborhood is destroyed. This are few places that people can to and feel safe. I truly believe that whites and blacks can coexcist peacefully if they are family oriented and respectful of each other. There are plenty of black Jonesboroians who are trying hard to raise their families and do the right thing. As far as racial profiling goes, if I see some of the young black men coming my way, I would turn around and go the other way. Why, because of the crimes committed by black young men in this city. Crime simply has to be the polarizing agenda for all Jonesboroians. We cannot go forward until we control the crime.
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I totally agree with guest comments above . Blacks have destroyed our country.Beautiful cities like Los Angeles, New York, Detroit, Pittsburgh, and you name it. They have become worthless slums. Our schools are a joke.Drugs, crime, prostitution,murder, rape,etc are running wild in the inner city. And this "section 8" is just making matters worse. Before blacks were confined to "projects" and things were contained. but now blacks are spreading out into our quaint communities and trashing them!!! Now don't get me started on illegal immigration!!. This country and our leaders are a joke!!!! We as a nation are going down the drain fast, and unless we take some drastic measures quick, our kids will have no future.
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Mary wrote:
Most cities around the country are riddled with crime and people/businesses leave. Jonesboro is no different. Usually, the suburbs are where people flee to feel safe. In the Jonesboro area, neigbhorhoods once considered safe are not safe now. Property values plummet, schools are not as productive and the overall vibe of a once quiet neighborhood is destroyed. This are few places that people can to and feel safe. I truly believe that whites and blacks can coexcist peacefully if they are family oriented and respectful of each other. There are plenty of black Jonesboroians who are trying hard to raise their families and do the right thing. As far as racial profiling goes, if I see some of the young black men coming my way, I would turn around and go the other way. Why, because of the crimes committed by black young men in this city. Crime simply has to be the polarizing agenda for all Jonesboroians. We cannot go forward until we control the crime.
Too control the crime, first we have to control the blacks.
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I can't speak for 'most whites'....or anyone else...that's folly of the worst sort, ergo stupidity...but THAT's JONESBORO, AR for you, especially anglo/white Jonesboro....xenophobic, racist, and compounded, unapologetic ignorance.

I speak for myself...it's dumb to intimate 'knowledge' about the collective of whites,.blacks, browns, yellows, or reds.....but us white people have ALWAYS felt comfortable suggesting that we know 'truth' and righteousness...that's what we do best...impose upon others...whether slaves, native Americans, or our own women.

Many white men are victims of their own devise and circumstance..

Any idiot knows that crime is high in ANY culture where education and opportunity is lacking or non-existent...there is nothing 'genetic' or 'race-based' about that...unless of course there is a solid history of subjugation, prejudice, violence, and denial perpetrated by an 'oppressor' who vehemently denies that he, in fact, has 'oppressed', and has structured and governmental system that aids and abetts, ergo supports the 'oppression' in toto....

er, like Nazi Germany....er, like South Africa
....er, like the establishment of 'reservations' for Native Americans....er, like Slavery and jim Crow for American Blacks...

the pattern is unmistakable...unless of course, you're BLIND, a Kluxer, a Neo Nazi, or a person who is just threatened with the reality that 'white people' are truly a minority on God's Earth, and thus, you fear the reality that the US, like the rest of the world will become the majority 'non-white'(read brown, yellow, black, mixed-race) in the next 20 years or so..

As a white person, I'm glad I don't fear that..why? because it's true, and truth can not be denied.

Watch out for demons in your own head..there are good black people, there are bad black people..........the same applies to us whites, witness the hate spewed here cleverly couched in 'facts' and so-called rationality.

Welcome to the 21st century....
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You know what every single one of you on here complaining about crime are gonna do? Nothing.

That's why this town, state and country is the way it is now. You're all just gonna sit on your fat butts and complain to each other on Topix as if that is really doing something. LOL

Good luck with that.
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All true; and the only way it can change is the change that occurs when Christ enters one's heart. You could clean up the outside; but the inside is still vile in nature ( all of us ). Until the black community is reached with the gospel; no changes of any size will occur. Government can't do it for sure!!
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comfort zone wrote:
You know what every single one of you on here complaining about crime are gonna do? Nothing.
That's why this town, state and country is the way it is now. You're all just gonna sit on your fat butts and complain to each other on Topix as if that is really doing something. LOL
Good luck with that.
Then may I ask what you are doing to help stop crime? For myself I drive around with a camera and take pics of people standing in the street and then I go chat with the cops to find out if any one of them are drug dealers and then i really try to watch them more.
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"education and opportunity lacking"!????? Are u kidding me? Blacks are given more of an opportunity to go to college than whites. Just put "black" on your application and you'll get twice the money. Ppl like you are the reason they never better themselves. You allow them to continue to give excuse after excuse. When is it gonna change? When will they take the blame? What are THEY gonna do about it?..besides blaming whites. It's been an ongoing cycle and will continue to be. Why change? Their behavior is excused. Govt takes care of them. Ppl like you make excuses for them.
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Then may I ask what you are doing to help stop crime? For myself I drive around with a camera and take pics of people standing in the street and then I go chat with the cops to find out if any one of them are drug dealers and then i really try to watch them more.
Actually smartass, I am a part of my neighborhood watch. My house is the neighborhood safehouse for children. Thanks for asking.
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meet people here in Jonesboro all the time, that actually believe that they can run away from dealing on a daily basis, with brown and black people, or that these groups can be made invisible, or worse still, they are going away somewhere else ! look, black folks aren't going any where, yellow folks (immigrants, etc) are gaining in population daily in places like the west coast and even here in Jonesboro in the last 5-10 years, and believe it or not folks, all of the BROWN illegal, legals, undetermined status (with their US born CHILDREN) AREN'T GOING ANYWHERE ! everybody is down for the count! it's DONE ! whites have to deal with it, and really I don't think blacks, browns, mixed-race, yellow, etc, don't really care whether southern Jonesboro white America is willing to acknowledge the reality. They are impotent to change the new and obvious cultural and racial shift to essentially 'non-white' significant minority, and perhaps shortly in the near future, a real majority of much of the United States. Unless you are blind, in denial, or simply a hater, the truth should be apparent, and energies should be focused on things like education, and economic development because it seems like a waste of human energy and time to engage in PRETENDING that whites don't have to interact with blacks/browns/yellows, or whites can successfully isolate themselves through racist mantras, blame, avoidance, or avoidance, but Jonesboro is not the brightest city in the US, to the contrary, its actions reveal that it is among the most stupid and recalcitrant.
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I can understand that ignorance is the enemy of both sides of the argument. At the same time II've found that it is just as ignorant to label people as xenophobic and racist simply because they disagree with your point of view (Still-Here). I also find that a lot of people with your opinion are also people who haven't experienced any of the negatives of a massive influx of minorities in their neighborhood. I live in Bellerose Queens New York and I'm currently watching a once quiet and peaceful neighborhood once with small one family houses turn into a ghetto where massive amounts of people from India are moving in, tearing down all the houses to put up 3 family behemoths. As one who lives in an attached house, it's horrible getting bugs from them because their culture doesn't value cleanliness. The streets smell of curry and now I can't find a non Indian store for miles. That is not xenophobia, as a phobia is an irrational fear. There is nothing irrational about having your once quiet neighborhood destroyed by filthy third world immigrants. No one on my block speanks english and I feel like a foreigner in my own country. That is not fair to me to have immigrants come over and force their foreign culture on Americans. The worst part of all is that I know they'll have 8 kids a piece and they'll overpopulate our schools, and culture. It pisses me off every time at work when a customer get mad with me because I don't speak a foreign language. Too bad, you're in America, we don't speak Hindi or Spanish, we speak English. I don't believe that it is people's skin color that makes them undesirable, rather the values associated with their culture. No one wants to live in a minority neighborhood, because they don't value community. This is why predominantly white neighborhoods have beautiful houses and tree-lined streets, because they value community rather than blacks or hispanics, who would put that money into an Escalade, or a Dodge Charger with 22" shiny rims while their neighborhood falls apart. I work in an electronics store in a lower class neighborhood, and I'll see blacks and hispanics who probably cant feed their family drop $1000 dollars on electronics. It's not racism, it's an incompatability of values
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The blacks don't give a damn, save your breath!
Parasites at most. I wants sometin free M F!
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i'm 54 years old and i'm not anywhere near a racist..but here goes the truth in MY case!! in the past 15 years i've lived in 4 apartment complexes predominantly hispanic or black or combined of the two.all were high in crime and noisy with boomcars and loud music and people with tis weird desire to hang on the property all hours of the night,gunfire,assaults on the property,the list goes on.
5 years ago i decided to move into a complex where in i'd see more people like me(caucasian)and hope for the better.absolutely a difference!!no gun fire.no assaults in the parking lot.females can be seen walking their dogs now and then in the wee hours of the night because it's so safe here.and call me a racist if u want to,but the only time there's a real problem here is when blacks move in.it generally has to do with the

1.noise(boomcars,loud music from their apartment and having noisy gatherings late at night inside their apartment or a combination of all of the above)

2.hanging out on the property in the middle of the night(with an "i pay my rent,i can hang outside whenver i want to" type attitude)

usually when blacks move in they don't stay long becaue they either move because they don't like the rules,or because they continue to disobey the rules and get evicted).

the complex never more than 10% black at all times and about 30% combination of other(hispanic,asian or whatever) and the rest is white.the statistics have remained this way for the 5 years that i've lived here.
if i ever move again,i'll search for another predominantly white area.i'm not racist.i just like living where it's quiet and where it's safe
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I will ask this to everyone,
How many more murders,rapes,robberies,and home invasions must occur in Jonesboro before Martial Law is enacted and the National Guard sent in to restore order?
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The stupid scared coward liberals continue to suck up to negros. Go read the crime stats and you will see who is ruining our neighborhoods! The fat cat white Senators etc live no where near blacks. They suck up for the votes!!!!

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OMG its CRAZY the way Cities are going to the dogs what is with black America. I cant believe the state of this country, I mean we live in a black community and its a damn ahem the way they live. Section 8 housing has ruin this country and black Americans have done their part as well. I know not all blacks are this or that but damn look at yourselves people... look at your cities your kids not graduating 70% of children born are out of wedlock. Aids is running rapid through your communities violence, drugs, guns, graffiti everywhere in your neighborhoods its horrible this isn't America anymore.... damn im pissed.
Why don't you put your best face on and jump in your shiney Buick and drive right over there and give those black people a piece of your mind.

I promise, you won't come home pissed about that any longer.
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i've lived in white neighborhoods, i've lived in black neighborhoods, in the white neighborhoods, everything seems normal, in the black folks neighborhoods, everyone is getting robbed, cars broke into, mugged, shot, drugs and shooting, yes, even black people are scared of their own people even more than scary ass white people.
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I don't fully understand why blacks commit a disproportionate number of crimes or why so many African nations are failing or any of that stuff. There sure seems to be differences between the races on a lot of levels, but what is more important to me is that the differences within the races outweigh the differences between the races. There are good/talented and bad/incompetent people in every race, everywhere -Africa notwithstanding.
The fact is that we-are-where-we-are and if there is any chance of things really getting better, then the good people in this city and in cities around the country will have to stay postive, stay engaged, and be part of the solution.
It pains me to read the hate directed toward blacks. I'm black and when I think of my immediate family, my extended family, and all of the other decent god-fearing, hard working black people that I've had the honor to serve with in the military, and those that I've worked with, and those that I call my friends, I get really angry at the racist attitudes displayed here by a few truly ignorant people. I don't understand how hatred can make a person so blind. That's something that my elders used to talk and joke about on the porch when I was a little boy. Call it narcissism, call it a superiority complex, or call it whatever you like. I hope it isn't part of the innate differences between the races because usually there comes a time when the emperor realizes that he's wearing no clothes. Narcissism can be very self destructive You don't have to call it karma - let's just say that they're consequences for our actions, even our collective actions. I fear the chickens will come home to roost in America for the wrongs that were committed in the past and her continued arrogance today, but I'm hopeful we will atone.
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White people have let the country get this way. Bout time some are opening their eyes!

What the hell is wrong with black people anyway?
There are black people who have class and ambition but there's all the ghetto dwellers who are just gross thugs. Can't you people do any better than that?

This sums it up world, read and heed.
South Africa under British rule.... Prosperous!
South Africa under African rule.... Same as the rest of Africa! Rest my case, aint gonna change..

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