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Is Pittsburgh The Most Racist City In America?

Postby FreeCandy44 on Thu Sep 27, 2012 6:37 pm

*By no means am I trying to start any fights here. If the ops do not like this thread...please delete.*

http://m.gawker.com/5947068/the-most-ra ... pittsburgh

I found this article on Gawker. They are trying to find the most racist city in America. Ive read the article and the comments and im wondering if our city is. Ive seen with my own two eyes racism towards every race. I work in many urban areas in pgh. Places you read about or see on the news. I don't think the city is as bad as say Detroit or any other city. I'm just courious what people think about the racial tensions in this city.
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Re: Is Pittsburgh The Most Racist City In America?

Postby Froggy on Thu Sep 27, 2012 6:42 pm

yes. yes it is. and you all should be very ashamed of yourselves
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Re: Is Pittsburgh The Most Racist City In America?

Postby TheGhostofGoulet on Thu Sep 27, 2012 6:44 pm

I'm just a pragmatist.

I think everyone else, except me, is an a-hole.
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Re: Is Pittsburgh The Most Racist City In America?

Postby ulf on Thu Sep 27, 2012 6:47 pm

Yeah I've been called a xenophobe. Truth is, I think America is the best country and all the other countries suck. Used to be called patriotism.

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Re: Is Pittsburgh The Most Racist City In America?

Postby newarenanow on Thu Sep 27, 2012 6:50 pm

We haven't had a volunteer city watchman shoot a minority in a hoodie yet, so I think we aren't at the top of the mountain yet.
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Re: Is Pittsburgh The Most Racist City In America?

Postby ExPatriatePen on Thu Sep 27, 2012 6:58 pm

Rodney King isn't around anymore to cast his vote, so I think LA is off the list...
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Re: Is Pittsburgh The Most Racist City In America?

Postby Gaucho on Thu Sep 27, 2012 6:58 pm

Wha...
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Re: Is Pittsburgh The Most Racist City In America?

Postby MRandall25 on Thu Sep 27, 2012 7:05 pm

This article is laughable. "As a Philadelphia resident, sure, there is rampant racism. But it can't come close to our Hill People cousins to the west, Pittsburgh."

Yup, no bias at all...
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Re: Is Pittsburgh The Most Racist City In America?

Postby blackjack68 on Thu Sep 27, 2012 7:11 pm

MRandall25 wrote:This article is laughable. "As a Philadelphia resident, sure, there is rampant racism. But it can't come close to our Hill People cousins to the west, Pittsburgh."

Yup, no bias at all...



Any irony that many in the Hill District are black?

(I know what he meant, but still amusing to me.)
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Re: Is Pittsburgh The Most Racist City In America?

Postby Digitalgypsy66 on Thu Sep 27, 2012 7:17 pm

Ha ha, not even close. Any city here in SC has Pittsburgh beat by a far margin. Ingrained, blatant, culturally accepted racism abounds. You wouldn't believe how people expect me to also be a racist because I'm white. Saying narrow minded things about Latinos and blacks in public, expecting me to agree.
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Re: Is Pittsburgh The Most Racist City In America?

Postby PghSkins on Thu Sep 27, 2012 7:29 pm

Those people in Brentwood should be taken out and shot.

I hear some people, mostly 60+, say racist crap ovcasionally but don't really see much otherwise. Then again I'm a fat suburban white guy so what do I know.
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Re: Is Pittsburgh The Most Racist City In America?

Postby shafnutz05 on Thu Sep 27, 2012 7:34 pm

Trying to name a "most racist city" is a fool's errand.
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Re: Is Pittsburgh The Most Racist City In America?

Postby Kaizer on Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:28 pm

spend some time in bagdad, Florida. i havent been to pittsburgh, but i guarantee its more tolerant than that place.
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Re: Is Pittsburgh The Most Racist City In America?

Postby TheHammer24 on Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:30 pm

shafnutz05 wrote:Trying to name a "most racist city" is a fool's errand.

I agree. Most rust-belt, non-urban cities tend to be non-metropolitan, which I surmise is correlated to intolerant viewpoints. Anecdotally, I observed far more intolerance in Pittsburgh than I have so far in downtown Chicago, but that should come as no surprise at all.
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Re: Is Pittsburgh The Most Racist City In America?

Postby thepittman on Fri Sep 28, 2012 9:15 am

Pittsburgh is one of the whitest cities in America, I would assume that reason alone would make a liberal right a column such as this.
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Re: Is Pittsburgh The Most Racist City In America?

Postby thepittman on Fri Sep 28, 2012 9:19 am

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Re: Is Pittsburgh The Most Racist City In America?

Postby KennyTheKangaroo on Fri Sep 28, 2012 9:22 am

its hard to believe that pittsburgh is whiter than salt lake city. that place was rediculously white.
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Re: Is Pittsburgh The Most Racist City In America?

Postby Eismann on Fri Sep 28, 2012 9:25 am

Very racist. No black person ever wears the jersey of a white football player. This needs to be rectified with gubment programs.
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Re: Is Pittsburgh The Most Racist City In America?

Postby tifosi77 on Fri Sep 28, 2012 9:25 am

I've never independently verified this, but a civics teacher in high school once told my class that Blair County - and specifically Altoona - had the highest per capita membership in the KKK of any place in the country during the early 1900s.
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Re: Is Pittsburgh The Most Racist City In America?

Postby Troy Loney on Fri Sep 28, 2012 9:30 am

tifosi77 wrote:I've never independently verified this, but a civics teacher in high school once told my class that Blair County - and specifically Altoona - had the highest per capita membership in the KKK of any place in the country during the early 1900s.


lol...what do you have to say for yourself shad? :P
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Re: Is Pittsburgh The Most Racist City In America?

Postby tifosi77 on Fri Sep 28, 2012 9:42 am

Hey now..... that's my hometown, too!

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Re: Is Pittsburgh The Most Racist City In America?

Postby shafnutz05 on Fri Sep 28, 2012 9:58 am

:pop:

Altoona is chock-full of white trash. I used to live right up the block of probably the blackest street in the entire city (maybe the only one), and I was accepted there thankfully.
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Re: Is Pittsburgh The Most Racist City In America?

Postby llipgh2 on Fri Sep 28, 2012 10:02 am

shafnutz05 wrote:Trying to name a "most racist city" is a fool's errand.


Exactly.
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Re: Is Pittsburgh The Most Racist City In America?

Postby Tomas on Fri Sep 28, 2012 2:16 pm

So, in my US lifetime, I lived (or live) in No. 1, 4, and one of the 5-8 (Columbus) whitest metropolitan places. Plus Fayetteville MSA, which is 90% white... :scared:
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Re: Is Pittsburgh The Most Racist City In America?

Postby mac5155 on Fri Sep 28, 2012 2:28 pm

Tomas wrote:So, in my US lifetime, I lived (or live) in No. 1, 4, and one of the 5-8 (Columbus) whitest metropolitan places. Plus Fayetteville MSA, which is 90% white... :scared:


You have a bunch of white sheets in your closet, dontcha?! :pop:
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