I'll be visiting NYC next week, 5/29 - 6/1, and I too was curious as to what neighborhoods to avoid in order to better my chances of NOT being mugged. So, I began to read the thread, but you immediately turned the topic into racism.Originally Posted by kliq6
How is it that someone "sounds racist" to you because they want to stay away from the "dangerous" neighborhoods? Let me give a quick math lesson if you will: If Neighborhood_1 had 50 muggings within a four block radius last year, and Neighborhood_2 had 2 muggings within the same radius, all other things being equal, it shouldn't take a math genius to figure out that a person has a lot better chance of being mugged in Neighborhood_1 than in Neighborhood_2, NO? And personally, I don't care if you're white, black, chinese, puerto-rican, or a combination of. If you're going to steal my wallet, I'm going to try to avoid you. So from that view, I am not racist - I avoid ANY and ALL people who want to rob me!!
This next one kills me:
Um, yeah, I'll get right on that. I'll show that I'm not a "racist" by strolling smack dab through the middle of all the downtrodden neighborhoods, alone at night, with no worries of being robbed to "find out for myself"Originally Posted by kliq6
Let me guess... Your'e NOT a tourist advisor! Am I right?
It sounds to me like YOU have the problem with race, and I won't even humor you by indicating what race I am. But please, it's comments like these that cheapen the the struggle against racism, and even make them worse.