Why do blacks drive luxury rides wit rims but pay rent

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“Blessed”

Since: Aug 08

Michigan

#1 Aug 25, 2008
they like to ride and shine

“Blessed”

Since: Aug 08

Michigan

#2 Aug 25, 2008
keepin up wit the jones

“Separating FACT from FICTION”

Since: Nov 07

Los Angeles, CA

#3 Aug 25, 2008
LOL. You mean "aftermarket" rims? What about premium factory rims? Also, which rent....for their home or for their office space? Im confused.

“Blessed”

Since: Aug 08

Michigan

#4 Aug 25, 2008
home for rent but 24's on their cars/ suvs

“Separating FACT from FICTION”

Since: Nov 07

Los Angeles, CA

#5 Aug 25, 2008
mrsbland28 wrote:
home for rent but 24's on their cars/ suvs
Ah, I see. But those are the lower class ghetto blacks who dont know any better. Ever been to North or West Texas? LOL. You can see monstrosities way more hideous than what you describe. But because you are describing what is seen in the ghettos and lower class areas (enough so that you assume its a stereotype), this means you are in the lower class as well.

Most blacks I know are successful professionals, and those who drive luxury cars will get them loaded at the factory, not at Auto Zone.

“Blessed”

Since: Aug 08

Michigan

#6 Aug 25, 2008
sorry, we own two houses and everything is fully loaded, middle-class thank-you
Roy Makavoy

Barnesville, OH

#7 Aug 25, 2008
hi mrs bland

“Blessed”

Since: Aug 08

Michigan

#8 Aug 25, 2008
Roy Makavoy wrote:
hi mrs bland
good night

“Separating FACT from FICTION”

Since: Nov 07

Los Angeles, CA

#9 Aug 26, 2008
mrsbland28 wrote:
sorry, we own two houses and everything is fully loaded, middle-class thank-you
Not making sense....how is it that you commonly see blacks driving luxury cars with rims that pay rent? Sounds decidedly low rent to me. I never see such things in my upper middle class neighborhood. You see it enough to have started a thread on it...not adding up.

“Blessed”

Since: Aug 08

Michigan

#10 Aug 26, 2008
Well Educated Black Man wrote:
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Not making sense....how is it that you commonly see blacks driving luxury cars with rims that pay rent? Sounds decidedly low rent to me. I never see such things in my upper middle class neighborhood. You see it enough to have started a thread on it...not adding up.
i see it everyday common people riding rims on luxury rides who rather pay rent for apartment then a mortgage on a house.

“Separating FACT from FICTION”

Since: Nov 07

Los Angeles, CA

#11 Aug 27, 2008
mrsbland28 wrote:
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i see it everyday common people riding rims on luxury rides who rather pay rent for apartment then a mortgage on a house.
In many cases (like California), that makes more sense. Your mentality is used to justify white trash buying trailers so they can say they "own their home", and ignore the fact that those wheels and that trailer park address puts them in an very undesirable category. More than 80% of all Manhattan townhomes in NY are rented, as are most Malibu residences and apartments in luxury areas.

But the "rims" are a ghetto thing. Classy people dont put aftermarket gaudy rims on their vehicles, they dont go for loud booming sound systems or dark tinted windows (unless its a limousine). In my neighborhood, its the white kids rolling on those rims, and they dont even have the money to rent alone. They group with other teens.
well

United States

#12 Aug 27, 2008
What's wrong with trailors? If that is someones home that they paid off, shouldnt you be happy for them, instead of being mean. Some people dont have alot of money to buy a brand new home and they are so proud of their trailor that they themselves paid off.
Andy

Irvine, CA

#14 Aug 27, 2008
When someone gets money when they usually don't have a lot, combined with the fact that peer approval is more of a factor than others, the said person will have booming sound systems, rims, etc. This is probably the case if the person does not have much money.

If they can afford it, it's their choice on what they want to do with the money. My older brother has chrome rims, and he is financially stable.

If they can't afford it, we have a problem. Rofl.

“Blessed”

Since: Aug 08

Michigan

#15 Aug 27, 2008
Well Educated Black Man wrote:
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In many cases (like California), that makes more sense. Your mentality is used to justify white trash buying trailers so they can say they "own their home", and ignore the fact that those wheels and that trailer park address puts them in an very undesirable category. More than 80% of all Manhattan townhomes in NY are rented, as are most Malibu residences and apartments in luxury areas.
But the "rims" are a ghetto thing. Classy people dont put aftermarket gaudy rims on their vehicles, they dont go for loud booming sound systems or dark tinted windows (unless its a limousine). In my neighborhood, its the white kids rolling on those rims, and they dont even have the money to rent alone. They group with other teens.
well, in michigan that's all you see is rims, tinted windows, and music, paint jobs, grills, and so forth, and you see that in all neighborhoods, not just the da hood, but the upper class as well, you see whites just as well as blacks with the nice detailed cars. i stay in michigan so you can buy an affordable home here if you choose. my thing is what you do is your business, but it just makes sense to own a home first, then hook up your ride, not a nice ride but you pulling up to your apartment complex. at my work almost every car, suv, van, or truck is detailed and has rims.

“Separating FACT from FICTION”

Since: Nov 07

Los Angeles, CA

#16 Aug 28, 2008
well wrote:
What's wrong with trailors? If that is someones home that they paid off, shouldnt you be happy for them, instead of being mean. Some people dont have alot of money to buy a brand new home and they are so proud of their trailor that they themselves paid off.
Im sure they can bwe fixed up quite nicely. But the fact is that if you live in a trailer (and therefore a trailer park), you have socially crippled yourself amongst other whites and other people in general. There is a definite stigma attached to them.

“Separating FACT from FICTION”

Since: Nov 07

Los Angeles, CA

#17 Aug 28, 2008
mrsbland28 wrote:
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well, in michigan that's all you see is rims, tinted windows, and music, paint jobs, grills, and so forth, and you see that in all neighborhoods, not just the da hood, but the upper class as well, you see whites just as well as blacks with the nice detailed cars. i stay in michigan so you can buy an affordable home here if you choose. my thing is what you do is your business, but it just makes sense to own a home first, then hook up your ride, not a nice ride but you pulling up to your apartment complex. at my work almost every car, suv, van, or truck is detailed and has rims.
In California, the affordable homes are always in the poor areas. If you want to live in the upper middle or upper class areas, you sometimes have to rent or lease. I would rather have a rented apartment in Beverly Hills than own a home in Compton.

“Separating FACT from FICTION”

Since: Nov 07

Los Angeles, CA

#18 Aug 28, 2008
Andy wrote:
When someone gets money when they usually don't have a lot, combined with the fact that peer approval is more of a factor than others, the said person will have booming sound systems, rims, etc. This is probably the case if the person does not have much money.
If they can afford it, it's their choice on what they want to do with the money. My older brother has chrome rims, and he is financially stable.
If they can't afford it, we have a problem. Rofl.
I agree. Peer approval is higher amongst the poor than in the higher social classes. Its sad to see a tricked out Nissan Altima with 600 audio/video systems and 20" rims next to a completely stock BMW M5 at a stop light.

“aswad rajul min amerika”

Since: Dec 07

Location hidden

#19 Aug 28, 2008
Why do some people assume that all black people speak for each other.

Poor whites and blacks are more alike than the wealthy blacks.

America ain't about skin color anymore its about economic class you are in.

In most of the World the poor people come together regardless of race but not in America.
well

United States

#20 Aug 28, 2008
I live in a trailor, and not in a trailor park. I own 3 acres of land and my trailor is nice, it looks like a house.

“In the Space Love Demands”

Since: Oct 07

Black Love USA

#21 Aug 28, 2008
mrsbland28 wrote:
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i see it everyday common people riding rims on luxury rides who rather pay rent for apartment then a mortgage on a house.
Sister I hear you...but please
accept some things.

1. It is their money. Renting
and having a luxury car are
not the wisest long term
financial decisions but it
is their choice.

2. Like Chris Rock said, money is
new to many of us. So when
some people get enough they
buy the things that make them
feel important. Are you into
Suze Orman or feng shui? Prosperity
is a feeling and some people
feel prosperous when they have clothes,
jewelry, and the like.

3. To piggyback on that last post,
many of us really don't understand
money management. They didn't grow
up with financial planners or even
people who were responsible with money.

Thus they are doing the best they know.

4. These things sometimes fulfill their
personal insecurities.

5. It is easier to get a car than a house.
Even when lenders were giving money for
houses left and right, it is still far
more difficult to get a home loan than
a car loan.

6. For those "hustling"...in addition to
the cash needed, they need to keep
mobile...

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