race? class? what does it matter?safe is safe and unsafe is unsafe. look up the neighborhood crime stats not what the people or houses look like.
Quote from: UCILS on November 24, 2007, 10:36:10 AMthat's so funny.I thought it was the same as your point! And so catchy!Or I just like puppet sex...
that's so funny.
I don't really think so. in fact, i think that one of the main benefits of realizing all people are the same (in the same way as two white people are the same) is that you can empathize with those of other races without thinking that their is some fundamental difference that separates you.
I am not trying to empathize specifically with the experience of being black in America, but I think that the decision that you would rather live in a neighborhood that has less crime is something independent of race.I imagine (and I know that this is a little bit questionable, but just to try and understand) that the feeling is something like the way I feel when it becomes known to a class full of Christians that I am an atheist. There are many who don't care at all, and I can spot these, but there are also those who, though on the surface they treat me exactly the same as before, have a different attitude towards me. And then, occasionally, there are those who wish to take me to task. This, I think, would be somewhat similar, except that I don't announce that I am an atheist just by walking down the street. I imagine that having to deal with this sort of behavior on a daily basis would be very difficult, but I can't see that it should really shape your identity unless you allow it to.