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38 Responses to Racism – There`s An App For That

  1. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36201 posts
    September 6, 2013 at 3:00 pm
    Link: Racism - There`s An App For That - App helps you avoid hi crime {minority} areas. Racist or not?
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    drawman61 Male 50-59
    7707 posts
    September 6, 2013 at 3:06 pm
    Mine keeps plqying the ad over and over, sorry.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36201 posts
    September 6, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    Playing nothing but ads for me as well.
    Oh well, wasn`t my best post over. Just something to stir up the "I`m not racist but" crowd. Fan the flames as it were.
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    randomxnp Male 30-39
    1293 posts
    September 6, 2013 at 3:22 pm
    If the areas are selected purely for rate of crime then clearly it is not racist. The whole non-story on (surprise surprise) the left-wing CBS is driven by the nickname and the race hustlers of the NAACP. What a load of nonsense.
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    randomxnp Male 30-39
    1293 posts
    September 6, 2013 at 3:22 pm
    It does play for me, as you might guess. Maybe CBS is racist, they clearly hate white Americans.
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    ledgehead Male 40-49
    633 posts
    September 6, 2013 at 3:28 pm
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    turdburglar Male 30-39
    4717 posts
    September 6, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    It`s racist against criminals.
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    HalfPintRoo Female 18-29
    2764 posts
    September 6, 2013 at 3:44 pm
    Ghetto is racist?
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36201 posts
    September 6, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    For those who couldn`t watch it, This app alerts you to high crime areas so you can avoid them when travelling. Because the statistically high crime areas are also black and Hispanic neighborhoods it must be a racist app....right?
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    MelCervini Female 40-49
    2096 posts
    September 6, 2013 at 4:01 pm
    suck it up... if you can post the names, addresses, and phone numbers of law-abiding citizens with gun permits, this gets posted too. deal.
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    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
    4432 posts
    September 6, 2013 at 4:02 pm
    Yepper, race baiting story right there. So long as the app is using crime statistics and not racial demographics, there`s nothing racist about it. At all. The makers can`t help what idiots nickname it.
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    uatme Male 18-29
    1068 posts
    September 6, 2013 at 4:32 pm
    definately not racist, I`m guessing there going to use the already available crime maps. And for people who don`t like the name its not yet called grow up.
    Crime Map
    Huh maybe I should lock my doors.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36201 posts
    September 6, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    I manage my apartment build and when a potential new tenant asks questions about the neighborhood I cannot legally answer. "Is it safe". Nope, it`s discriminatory to answer that. I of course ignore these laws, but just sayin...
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15844 posts
    September 6, 2013 at 5:06 pm
    Considering that there have been a number of white people murdered because their GPS routed them through black ghettos, I`d definitely use this.
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    Runemang Male 30-39
    2676 posts
    September 6, 2013 at 5:51 pm
    Not racist if it`s true, right?
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36201 posts
    September 6, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    Opponents say it`s just another way for rich people to avoid poor people. They say it with a straight face as if that were a bad thing. I`m lower middle class and I avoid poor people. The rich spend a great deal of money NOT to only be around ghetto people on specific, scheduled occasions. But in the PC world we live in statistically accurate information is "racist".

    When we ignore reality we are lost.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14544 posts
    September 6, 2013 at 8:40 pm
    Well yeah, OF COURSE we want to avoid the dangerous parts of American cities.

    It`s labelling high-crime areas. It`s not labelling black areas. If black people don`t want to live in a high crime neighbourhood, how about not committing crime? It`s not a ghetto because black people live there, it`s a ghetto because it has high crime rates.
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    Pooptart19 Male 18-29
    2442 posts
    September 6, 2013 at 8:59 pm
    Maybe the NAACP should focus on preventing crimes than b*tching about a "racist" app. Typical NAACP.
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    darkmoth Male 18-29
    69 posts
    September 6, 2013 at 9:00 pm
    all im sayin is this, anyone from sac area knows what im talkin bout. itll avoid oak park entirely. why? cause ppl be shootin eachother all day long. thing is, over half the ppl there are black, yes. but the app aint avoiding the area cause of skin color, its avoiding it cause everyone feels unsafe and scared about gettin shot or mugged. why? cause your chanses of gettin shot or mugged are greatly increased!! cmon, this aint racist lol
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    31783 posts
    September 6, 2013 at 9:02 pm
    It would be terrible to have a business in an area labelled "unsafe", that much is true!

    But NO WHERE does it identify race! So, WHO is stereotyping WHOM? The term "ghetto" does not specifically refer to "blacks" eh?
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    mikejbott Male 18-29
    19 posts
    September 6, 2013 at 9:32 pm
    +1 Gerry1of1... people are ignoring facts here.

    The lady calls the app discriminatory... it is...to dangerous neighborhoods. I discriminate things all the time! high traffic or high crime? no thanks
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    misfit77 Male 30-39
    89 posts
    September 6, 2013 at 10:01 pm
    suppressing this and acting like your ghetto is safe would be deceitful.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36201 posts
    September 7, 2013 at 12:24 am

    They say "discriminatory" like it`s a bad thing.
    I have discriminating tastes. I like fine cheeses & fine beer.
    So, "descrijination" just means making a judegement cal. I`ve decided NOT to take my expensive car into the ghetto. Yes, it`s discriminatory, no it`s nt wrong.

    another beer plelase
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36201 posts
    September 7, 2013 at 12:30 am

    "discrimination" is not a 4-letter word. It means to be selective in your choices.

    Sounds like a good thing to me,.. but I`m trash, I like cheep things.
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    CodeJockey Male 40-49
    5606 posts
    September 7, 2013 at 12:44 am
    Nope. Not stereotyping if actual report data is used.
    The problem would be if the were high rates false data.
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    honkeylips Male 30-39
    1586 posts
    September 7, 2013 at 5:36 am
    How is this discriminatory? They aren`t calling it the avoid N word app. The ghetto is where crime happens more often and guess what....white people live there too.
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    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
    4432 posts
    September 7, 2013 at 5:57 am
    "Considering that there have been a number of white people murdered because their GPS routed them through black ghettos..."

    Is this true? Is there even a single case of this that we can find from the news? I`m not saying this is a racist app (see my post below), but quotes like the one above? I`ve got no problem calling them exactly what they are.
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    som-tam Male 18-29
    713 posts
    September 7, 2013 at 6:22 am
    @smagboy -here`s one case that made the news in the UK.
    This app would have saved their lives
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    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
    4432 posts
    September 7, 2013 at 7:04 am
    While an absolutely tragic story, @som-tam, these men appear to have been walking the streets on foot, in an unfamiliar area. And so, yes, it`s very possible this app could have saved them. Heck, even a nice smart phone for the shooter to steal might have saved them. But, to be sure, these circumstances don`t equate to white people being "murdered because their GPS routed them through black ghettos." That`s a whole other thing. Sadly, it sounds like these men would have died that night regardless of race or nationality.
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    sweetrebelnc Female 18-29
    847 posts
    September 7, 2013 at 7:06 am
    Racist? No. Will it have dire economic repercussions? Yes
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14273 posts
    September 7, 2013 at 8:18 am
    You mean a culture that embraces leeching off the system, thugism and double standards has a high crime rate?!?!?!?!
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    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
    4432 posts
    September 7, 2013 at 11:06 am
    What was that about Crime Rate, McGovern? I think it`s at it`s lowest point in decades. But, hey, don`t let actual crime statistics get in the way of a good liberal bashing.
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    reija Female 30-39
    55 posts
    September 7, 2013 at 12:06 pm
    There is _NEVER_ a reason to go to Martin Luther King Blvd in ANY American city unless it`s to:
    a:) shoot someone/get shot
    b:) buy/sell drugs
    c:) commit/be a victim of a crime
    That`s it. You shouldn`t need a GPS app to tell you that, you just have to have common sense.
  34. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15844 posts
    September 7, 2013 at 2:25 pm
    There is _NEVER_ a reason to go to Martin Luther King Blvd in ANY American city unless it`s to:
    a:) shoot someone/get shot
    b:) buy/sell drugs
    c:) commit/be a victim of a crime
    That`s it. You shouldn`t need a GPS app to tell you that, you just have to have common sense.
    or d:) pick up some good BBQ. MLK Blvd ALWAYS has great BBQ. (Just be out before sundown.)
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    rncotton Male 30-39
    417 posts
    September 7, 2013 at 4:20 pm
    So it just detours you around the entire city of Memphis, eh?
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    keith2 Male 18-29
    2587 posts
    September 7, 2013 at 4:53 pm
    For flippin fux sake, we can`t call anything for what it is these days. Sick of that shxt.
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    Issame Female 30-39
    112 posts
    September 8, 2013 at 8:38 pm
    It`s racist to call ghetto areas minority areas. We have to call them `exciting traffic areas`.

    Also, FFS. Enough with the Uber PC bullpoo.
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    papajon0s1 Male 40-49
    578 posts
    September 9, 2013 at 10:07 am
    I live in the city of Milwaukee WI for 39 years and put up with a crap, violence, vandalism, and crime. Yes, someone once shot through my living room window. I had cars stolen, there were murder and armed crimes all over especially in summer. So, when I moved way out in the far far suburbs, I was the racist?!!! Yes, people called me a racist for moving out of the area where the crimes and murder were. Weeeeeellllllll, eeexxxxxxcuuuuuuusssssseeee meeeeeeeeeeeeee! Avoiding areas of high crime is not racist, it just is.

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