Racism - There`s An App For That

Submitted by: Gerry1of1 3 years ago in

App helps you avoid hi crime {minority} areas. Racist or not?
There are 38 comments:
Male 579
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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Female 112
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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Male 2,592
For flippin fux sake, we can`t call anything for what it is these days. Sick of that shxt.
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Male 417
So it just detours you around the entire city of Memphis, eh?
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Male 15,832
[quote]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.[/quote]
or d:) pick up some good BBQ. MLK Blvd ALWAYS has great BBQ. (Just be out before sundown.)
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Female 55
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.
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Male 4,431
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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Male 14,332
You mean a culture that embraces leeching off the system, thugism and double standards has a high crime rate?!?!?!?!
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Female 846
Racist? No. Will it have dire economic repercussions? Yes
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Male 4,431
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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Male 714
@smagboy -here`s one case that made the news in the UK.
This app would have saved their lives
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Male 4,431
"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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Male 1,586
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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Male 5,617
Nope. Not stereotyping if actual report data is used.
The problem would be if the were high rates false data.
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Male 38,468

"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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Male 38,468

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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Male 89
suppressing this and acting like your ghetto is safe would be deceitful.
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Male 19
+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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Male 37,762
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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Male 69
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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Male 2,440
Maybe the NAACP should focus on preventing crimes than b*tching about a "racist" app. Typical NAACP.
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Male 14,827
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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Male 38,468

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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Male 2,675
Not racist if it`s true, right?
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Male 15,832
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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Male 38,468

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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Male 1,084
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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Male 4,431
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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Female 3,392
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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Male 38,468

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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Female 2,764
Ghetto is racist?
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Male 4,893

It`s racist against criminals.
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Male 633
Ads
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Male 1,293
It does play for me, as you might guess. Maybe CBS is racist, they clearly hate white Americans.
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Male 1,293
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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Male 38,468

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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Male 7,775
Mine keeps plqying the ad over and over, sorry.
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Male 38,468
Link: Racism - There`s An App For That [Rate Link] - App helps you avoid hi crime {minority} areas. Racist or not?
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