Originally Posted by Sin City
pretty much.. but i was raised poor too and i dont fully agree with the just doing what they need to survive deal. i never took up selling drugs or stealing from people. my ass had to work construction at 15. i didnt do it the legal way since you gotta be 16 to work so i got payed under the table but i sure the hell beat making excuses for myself and not working hard because i dont want to put the effort in.
there's poor and then there is ghetto.. there is a difference.
Yeah I know I wasn't targeting all lower class Black folk. I was stating that since many of the ones that grow up in the South side of cities, and are raised in projects, and have a hard time even walking to school without getting harassed they're probably going to develop their own thickened skin. No different than any other race, it's just that Blacks in the bigger cities are exposed to the urban jungle.
AND many Black folk who the TS is referring to grew up in big cities. He might as well have targeted the ones growing up in the Projects.
But that goes back to the class war.