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|plus i'm not some hypocrite spouting my opinions from the nice, safe suburbs.|
Originally Posted by eastcoastmomof2
I apologize if i am misinterpreting the wording of your post, but are you saying that those of us who live in 'the nice, safe suburbs" shouldn't have opinons about save vs unsafe neighborhoods?
I have never lived in the "ghetto" but I grew up in an area immedieately bordered (as in 2 streets over) by some very rough neighborhoods...all public housing, biker gangs, drug dealers, pimps. There is no way on God's green earth that I'd put my children in an area where guns were being fired and children were being shot. In my old neighborhood, no one got much trouble unless, as you mentioned, they were involved with shady people. but what if your child was hit in the crossfire? I realize that bad things happen everywhere, and shootings can happen in the most affluent neighborhoods, and just because you don't see the dealer on the corner, doesn't mean the lawyer in the house next store doesn't have a few grams of coccaine in his house. I am not naive. I don't think it's fair for you to say that anyone who doesn't live in a poor neighborhood shouldn't have an opinion.
Originally Posted by josybear
i'm sorry, i worded that completley wrong. what i meant is that i would feel like a hypocrite if i lived in a suburb but had the opinions i do about poverty, politics, etc. i think everyone should make the choice about where they live, based on their values and comfort levels.
so i guess you could say that i choose to live where i do because most of the people here aren't given a choice.
also housing is very, very cheap and dh is a full time student, so living here prevents debt.
again, i'm sorry for not choosing better words.
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