Why do blacks think its cool to be criminals?

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Curious

Oklahoma City, OK

#1 Feb 13, 2013
I am not trying to be racist I just really don't understand why African Americans idolize crime bosses and gangs?
the light has come

Danville, IL

#2 Feb 13, 2013
Curious wrote:
I am not trying to be racist I just really don't understand why African Americans idolize crime bosses and gangs?
From history we always see there are people who idolize negative people. There are white people on this forum support killers. Do we think all white people support killers. There are people who has made Hitler a hero. This recent ex black cop that killed those people,how many news outlets repeat the same story. People begin to think all blacks are criminals because all the media do is report crime. People with a negative view of blacks will subconsciously think the worst about black people as a race when they hear the media reporting about one incident.
ROMPER STOMPER

Laramie, WY

#3 Feb 13, 2013
I think Blacks with a criminal mindset believe any and all crime will somehow , in the end , affect the White power establishment they often refer to as "the man".

Rob the "corna sto'.......affects White CEO , shareholders , greedy White store owner , etc.

Rape/beat White woman......somehow affect her greedy , probably rich , racist White husband/partner. This , they believe, hits real close to "the man".

Welfare/EBT/WIC fraud.........feel they're entitled to it anyways , as they never received their 40 acres and a mule. Let rich Whitey and the endless money flow finance their existance.

It's always been clear as day why the crimes listed above are committed , and how the case can be made that they affect certain White people.

What has NEVER been explained to me is how gunning down 5 Black "bangers" on a street corner , or shooting a 5-year old girl in a botched drive-by , affects White people in general , "the man" in particular.

In truth , those type crimes don't affect me or any other White in the least , and I can comfortably say most Whites could care less either way.

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#4 Feb 13, 2013
Same reason why white Caucasoids think it's raaad to be criminals: Italian mafia, Russian mafia, Irish mafia, gangsters, glorify crime culture i.e. The Godfather, KKK, neo-nazism, assassinations of others, molestation in the catholic church covering it up, etc. I'd say both blacks and whites...everyone who's sick in the head glorifying any of this are sick f_cks.
Curious

Oklahoma City, OK

#5 Feb 13, 2013
LAcreole wrote:
Same reason why white Caucasoids think it's raaad to be criminals: Italian mafia, Russian mafia, Irish mafia, gangsters, glorify crime culture i.e. The Godfather, KKK, neo-nazism, assassinations of others, molestation in the catholic church covering it up, etc. I'd say both blacks and whites...everyone who's sick in the head glorifying any of this are sick f_cks.
I'm really not trying to offend anyone. I understand not all AA feel this way I'm just saying its seems more like a recent trend that young black try to be "gangster" even if its not necessary for any reason. So maybe the question I meant to ask is why do privalaged black teen try to act like criminals. I've noticed a lot of white kids in the city this way too but it seems like the black teens feel they HAVE to act this way to be cool.
Curious

Oklahoma City, OK

#6 Feb 13, 2013
ROMPER STOMPER wrote:
I think Blacks with a criminal mindset believe any and all crime will somehow , in the end , affect the White power establishment they often refer to as "the man".
Rob the "corna sto'.......affects White CEO , shareholders , greedy White store owner , etc.
Rape/beat White woman......somehow affect her greedy , probably rich , racist White husband/partner. This , they believe, hits real close to "the man".
Welfare/EBT/WIC fraud.........feel they're entitled to it anyways , as they never received their 40 acres and a mule. Let rich Whitey and the endless money flow finance their existance.

It's always been clear as day why the crimes listed above are committed , and how the case can be made that they affect certain White people.
What has NEVER been explained to me is how gunning down 5 Black "bangers" on a street corner , or shooting a 5-year old girl in a botched drive-by , affects White people in general , "the man" in particular.
In truth , those type crimes don't affect me or any other White in the least , and I can comfortably say most Whites could care less either way.
Thank you. This is close to a real answer I think ill get. Why are AA so upset with white people now? This stuff happened so long ago. I don't have any slaves and I don't treat any respectable person any different based on skin color. Isn't doing this stuff to get back at white seem racist in itself? But if a white guy said I'm gunna rob this guy cause he's black to get back at something some other black guy did it wouldn't be accepted.
Phoenix

Humble, TX

#7 Feb 13, 2013
Curious wrote:
<quoted text>I'm really not trying to offend anyone. I understand not all AA feel this way I'm just saying its seems more like a recent trend that young black try to be "gangster" even if its not necessary for any reason. So maybe the question I meant to ask is why do privalaged black teen try to act like criminals. I've noticed a lot of white kids in the city this way too but it seems like the black teens feel they HAVE to act this way to be cool.
I believe it's exalted in rap music.

However, today's rap music has homosexual overtones to it ( pants sagging, tight pants, bright colors, etc).
Curious

Oklahoma City, OK

#8 Feb 13, 2013
Phoenix wrote:
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I believe it's exalted in rap music.
However, today's rap music has homosexual overtones to it ( pants sagging, tight pants, bright colors, etc).
That was going to be my next question. If rappers are doing this to society. Luther van dros is a role model, mlk, Nelson Mandela ect... The list is endless there are many appropriate re models
Phoenix

Humble, TX

#9 Feb 13, 2013
Curious wrote:
<quoted text>That was going to be my next question. If rappers are doing this to society. Luther van dros is a role model, mlk, Nelson Mandela ect... The list is endless there are many appropriate re models
The homosexual lifestyle permeates today's rap music and other media outlets.
Frank

Detroit, MI

#10 Feb 13, 2013
Curious wrote:
I am not trying to be racist I just really don't understand why African Americans idolize crime bosses and gangs?
Same reason the Irish, Italians, French, and British did!

The Irish had gangs in the 1800's and in the 1700's, the british considered George Washington as a CRIMINAL and a TERRORIST!!!!
Curious

Oklahoma City, OK

#11 Feb 13, 2013
Frank wrote:
<quoted text>Same reason the Irish, Italians, French, and British did!
The Irish had gangs in the 1800's and in the 1700's, the british considered George Washington as a CRIMINAL and a TERRORIST!!!!
I know frank. I understand the history of all people are fucced up, especially white people. I don't know why our ancestors acted the way they did. I'm simply atating we live in a completely different world now. The United States is not the same as it was 300 years ago.i also understand the 1%(prodomenately white) are the biggest crooks of all. But they're just that 1%. I respect all people and I'm not trying to generalize black people but it seems to me that the more ghetto you are the cooler you believe you are. Respect goes a lot farther than hate. I'm just wondering why privalaged black people want to immatate the poor uneducated people who really do have to struggle. If you live in white suburbia and have mainly all white friends why pretend your from the hood. I want to see the insight and simply understand. The parents that worked hard to get them out of that environment probably feel the same. I am not a racist and won't engage in your name calling insult contest. It's merely an observation, that I do t comprehend.
Curious

Oklahoma City, OK

#12 Feb 13, 2013
And on a side note..... "The man" happens to be black right now. So is it an anti-establishment like a hippie movement with a violent twist or is it something else I just don't comprehend it

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#13 Feb 13, 2013
Curious wrote:
I am not trying to be racist I just really don't understand why African Americans idolize crime bosses and gangs?
So why do you not title your thread differently?
Black people implies, every single living Black human on this planet thinks it is cool to be a criminal which as you know just is not true on any level.

In regards to AA, you do not know all, so can not possibly say.
You may be curious, why not be curious about certain social issues affecting your own back garden?
Ah..of course, not as much fun.

*Walks back out*.
Curious

Oklahoma City, OK

#14 Feb 13, 2013
SouthPawSoul wrote:
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So why do you not title your thread differently?
Black people implies, every single living Black human on this planet thinks it is cool to be a criminal which as you know just is not true on any level.
In regards to AA, you do not know all, so can not possibly say.
You may be curious, why not be curious about certain social issues affecting your own back garden?
Ah..of course, not as much fun.
*Walks back out*.
I apologized for the title name already. I live in the tenderloins in downtown sanfrancisco and I'm just asking a question that I wonder everyday when I walk home. Even in the richer parts like the financial district AA with more money then me act like they have to fight for survival and try to act like gangsters. That's all chill out and if your not going to contribute anything then why even post?
Curious

Oklahoma City, OK

#15 Feb 13, 2013
And in my opinion it seems to be an overwhelmingly young black point of view
MaceoTheDon

London, UK

#16 Feb 13, 2013
Curious wrote:
I am not trying to be racist I just really don't understand why African Americans idolize crime bosses and gangs?
Sadbutrue and Carol are the biggest welfare queens, that's criminal and nothing to aspire or idolize
Curious

Oklahoma City, OK

#17 Feb 13, 2013
MaceoTheDon wrote:
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Sadbutrue and Carol are the biggest welfare queens, that's criminal and nothing to aspire or idolize
What? If that's some racist thing it's not helping my cause. I see this is going nowhere I think I'm done
ravicrhurisenola nguages

Voorhees, NJ

#19 Feb 13, 2013
why do you always ask people why don't you go study it and tell us..
Curious

Oklahoma City, OK

#20 Feb 13, 2013
ravicrhurisenolanguages wrote:
why do you always ask people why don't you go study it and tell us..
Why do I always ask people? I dont ALWAYS ask people. I thought maybe there would be a black person who could tell me. Since not all AA share this trait I was hoping someone who has a brother or a cousin who acts this way that they disapprove of could enlighten me. Isn't interviewing a type of research? It was a simple question if you wanna say a bunch of racist stuff about white people to feel "even" for a question I have that isn't malicious to ahead it won't hurt my feeling at all. I simply just want to know. I didn't know a question like this would be so off limits. If it doesn't apply to you why does it bother you so bad
Games we play

United States

#21 Feb 14, 2013
ok Curious. i think its how a person was raised. i was brought up middle class. my father use to hustle hard and it was no secret that he was a user also. by age 14 i seen my father getting high, been in trap houses, all my homeboys smoked weed, and my cousin was a heavy drug dealer. i was introduced to the game.

with all that said i dont proclaim to be gangster or tough or even a thug because my dad didnt raise me that way i went to school and am on the only dude i grew up with that has a degree. i repeat, of all the people i went to middle school/high school, im the only male one who has a degree.

now to answer you, i have homeboys who are straight up gangster. the reason they idolize the life is because thats what they see. they have brothers, uncles, cousins, even mothers and sisters that hustled. to be a successfuly hustler, you have to have a gangster side or you wont make money or will get robbed. i dont think its cool to be gangster. i do dress street and talk f'd up but i know how to clean it up.

now why people who are well off try to be gangster is because they want to be cool. they want to fit in. in the hood, you dont get rich or well off by being nice and preppy. we see the dudes on the corner with the fresh shoes and fresh clothes and figure they are some types of heroes.

i remeber going to the corner store and seeing the dboys out when i was youg. i saw there fresh clothes and shoes and thought they were cool. if you grow up around it you just become numb to the fact that its wrong. the dboys had the money and got the girls so you try to be like them. the girls dont look for the geek type. they attracted to the thugs. thats just how it is in the hood. im rambling and this is a long answer.. hope it helps. as long as i remeber the dudes that were gangster/hustled always got the prettiest females and they always had money and fresh gear. we looked up to that because we didnt have. so even if not gangster some pretend to be to fit in and be like the dudes who are.

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