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Sensationalism Serves No One

January 5th, 2013 1 comment

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If you’ve known me any length of time, you know that I live in the ghetto. When two people get together who, with other people, started having babies at 16, they occasionally end up in the ghetto despite the best of intentions. Raising babies is a financial sledge hammer for the most prepared couple. Teenagers without a good support system have no chance.

The ghetto’s not all bad. There is more crime, because the people are destitute (in the US!), and not being able to provide for one’s family is a terrible burden to bear. It’s enough to make anyone crazy. Toss in the fear of sending your children to school alone each day knowing they might come home in a police car or ambulance, a little color hatred, and a whole lotta mistrust, and the place is a venerable powder keg.

My neighbors have mostly been assholes of varying degrees. The racism, or fear of racism, has been rampant. And true to form, we’ve got another set of assholes living upstairs. Read more…

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