Are black people afraid of if crosswa...

Are black people afraid of if crosswalks?

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john

San Diego, CA

#1 Jan 26, 2012
I'm not racist, but I am addressing black people because that is all that I witness...black people running across Florida with total disregard to traffic. Last night I TWICE almost hit someone and both times they were black folk with a KID in tow! Seriously, what can be so damn important that you cannot wait at the crosswalk like a civilized person and after run across a busy street like a crackhead on fire?

Oh, and by the way, dont think that if you get hit you are going to sue me. Running across the street like that you dont have a case. I can sue YOU, but I would probably only win a half drunk 40, some packets of KFC butter, and some expired food stamps.
In the Dark

Hollister, CA

#2 Jan 26, 2012
john wrote:
I'm not racist, but I am addressing black people because that is all that I witness...black people running across Florida with total disregard to traffic. Last night I TWICE almost hit someone and both times they were black folk with a KID in tow! Seriously, what can be so damn important that you cannot wait at the crosswalk like a civilized person and after run across a busy street like a crackhead on fire?
Since "I'm not racist" are the first words of your comment, let's explore that topic.

The claim that you're not racist might be better supported if it were followed by a complaint, one lacking immediate reference to race, about people you witnessed disregarding the rules of the road/street and showing little concern for their own safety (or their kids). It might also have helped if the statement had not been directed toward black people in general, since black people in general do not necessarily have any relationship to the place, the issue, or the careless people themselves, much less bear any responsibility for the jaywalkers' actions.

If you are primarily concerned about safety (theirs and yours) and about respect (for rules, for liability, for people), race would not be the first topic of the statement; safety and respect would be. On top of that, the differentiation between black people, including the black people to whom the statement is addressed, and "civilized" people who "wait at the crosswalk" gives the statement a further unfair suggestion that black people in general are uncivilized. However, it would not be racist to observe that these particular careless people—who could be described as uncivilized—happen to be black and to consider the realistic factors that would explain why all of the jaywalkers happen to be black.

I say this in all respect and don't mean to accuse you of racism. Believe me, I've long noticed a similar pattern of jaywalkers who seem unconcerned with safety or rules and who happen to be black. But we should all reflect constructively on whether we hold attitudes that are fair and respectful, or otherwise, toward other people.
james

San Diego, CA

#3 Jan 26, 2012
In the Dark wrote:
<quoted text>Since "I'm not racist" are the first words of your comment, let's explore that topic.

The claim that you're not racist might be better supported if it were followed by a complaint, one lacking immediate reference to race, about people you witnessed disregarding the rules of the road/street and showing little concern for their own safety (or their kids). It might also have helped if the statement had not been directed toward black people in general, since black people in general do not necessarily have any relationship to the place, the issue, or the careless people themselves, much less bear any responsibility for the jaywalkers' actions.

If you are primarily concerned about safety (theirs and yours) and about respect (for rules, for liability, for people), race would not be the first topic of the statement; safety and respect would be. On top of that, the differentiation between black people, including the black people to whom the statement is addressed, and "civilized" people who "wait at the crosswalk" gives the statement a further unfair suggestion that black people in general are uncivilized. However, it would not be racist to observe that these particular careless people—who could be described as uncivilized—happen to be black and to consider the realistic factors that would explain why all of the jaywalkers happen to be black.

I say this in all respect and don't mean to accuse you of racism. Believe me, I've long noticed a similar pattern of jaywalkers who seem unconcerned with safety or rules and who happen to be black. But we should all reflect constructively on whether we hold attitudes that are fair and respectful, or otherwise, toward other people.
Tl:dr
In the Dark

Hollister, CA

#5 Jan 26, 2012
james wrote:
<quoted text>
Tl:dr
OK, then, to summarize: the statement was rather racist.

It put responsibility for the behavior on all black people. It implied black people are uncivilized. It didn't consider reasons for the behavior other than race.

Saying "I'm not racist" doesn't do the trick. Talking fairness and respect does.
inside info

Hemet, CA

#6 Jan 26, 2012
john wrote:
I'm not racist, but I am addressing black people because that is all that I witness...black people running across Florida with total disregard to traffic. Last night I TWICE almost hit someone and both times they were black folk with a KID in tow! Seriously, what can be so damn important that you cannot wait at the crosswalk like a civilized person and after run across a busy street like a crackhead on fire?
Oh, and by the way, dont think that if you get hit you are going to sue me. Running across the street like that you dont have a case. I can sue YOU, but I would probably only win a half drunk 40, some packets of KFC butter, and some expired food stamps.
Well I feel this subject has nothing to do with race. I will complain about the number of people that jaywalk, or ride bikes after dark with no lights or reflectors and wearing only dark clothing. I have seen what appears to be families walking at night in the road with no flashlights and the little kids wearing dark clothes.
Is no one concerned with Safety in this town? And what happened to the helmet law for kids riding bikes? Don't parents care about their kids?
We have a lot of stupid people in this town.
A Thought

Vacaville, CA

#7 Jan 27, 2012
What is an "if crosswalk"?
jp

Moreno Valley, CA

#8 Jan 28, 2012
A Thought wrote:
What is an "if crosswalk"?
It's that thing between your mommas legs
mitch

Yucaipa, CA

#9 Feb 5, 2012
i would say that the asine remarks quoted about only winning a half drunk 40, some packets of KFC butter, and some expired food stamps, is Blatent Racist to the fullest degree. This is Total ignorance and putting all Blacks in those associated catagories. Not good at all....
Duncan

Atlanta, GA

#10 Feb 15, 2013
"BLAH, BLAH, BLAH, BLAH...., the fact is the vast majority of folks who ignore crosswalks and put their own and other people's lives and even mental well being at risk are indeed black..., no ifs ands or buts.

Just admit it, take responsibility and stop playing word games. You're not very good at them.
In the Dark wrote:
<quoted text>
Since "I'm not racist" are the first words of your comment, let's explore that topic.
The claim that you're not racist might be better supported if it were followed by a complaint, one lacking immediate reference to race, about people you witnessed disregarding the rules of the road/street and showing little concern for their own safety (or their kids). It might also have helped if the statement had not been directed toward black people in general, since black people in general do not necessarily have any relationship to the place, the issue, or the careless people themselves, much less bear any responsibility for the jaywalkers' actions.
If you are primarily concerned about safety (theirs and yours) and about respect (for rules, for liability, for people), race would not be the first topic of the statement; safety and respect would be. On top of that, the differentiation between black people, including the black people to whom the statement is addressed, and "civilized" people who "wait at the crosswalk" gives the statement a further unfair suggestion that black people in general are uncivilized. However, it would not be racist to observe that these particular careless people—who could be described as uncivilized—happen to be black and to consider the realistic factors that would explain why all of the jaywalkers happen to be black.
I say this in all respect and don't mean to accuse you of racism. Believe me, I've long noticed a similar pattern of jaywalkers who seem unconcerned with safety or rules and who happen to be black. But we should all reflect constructively on whether we hold attitudes that are fair and respectful, or otherwise, toward other people.
Duncan

Atlanta, GA

#11 Feb 15, 2013
"BLAH, BLAH, BLAH, BLAH...., the fact is the vast majority of folks who ignore crosswalks and put their own and other people's lives and even mental well being at risk are indeed black..., no ifs ands or buts.

Just admit it, take responsibility and stop playing word games. You're not very good at them.

In the Dark wrote:
<quoted text>
Since "I'm not racist" are the first words of your comment, let's explore that topic.
The claim that you're not racist might be better supported if it were followed by a complaint, one lacking immediate reference to race, about people you witnessed disregarding the rules of the road/street and showing little concern for their own safety (or their kids). It might also have helped if the statement had not been directed toward black people in general, since black people in general do not necessarily have any relationship to the place, the issue, or the careless people themselves, much less bear any responsibility for the jaywalkers' actions.
Will

Hemet, CA

#12 Aug 28, 2013
Lazy niccas.
Fla

Gaffney, SC

#13 Nov 16, 2016
Your post is racist because of the KFC etc comments. HOWEVER, racism aside, your observations are correct.
I also live in Florida and it really does seem like pedestrians are constantly j walking. Sometimes they seem to come out of nowhere which is vey dangerous... and yes, at least here in central Florida, it is 100% blacks who j walk. This is a very difficult phenomenon to explain to my biracial child who has definitely asked "Mum, why does it seem like every time someone jumps in front of our car instead of using the crosswalk, it's a black person?"
The explanation usually involves me explaining that all races do this, not just black people, but that yes, it is dangerous and illegal, and if a j walker is killed by traffic, the driver was in the right, so it is also a complete disregard for the law. However, she only accepted the "all races do this" part of the argument for so long, because she started giving the "look" whenever someone j walks in front of our car, and it is ALWAYS a black person (making me into a liar).

If you google this question, you'll find that no one really has a good answer, or that the phenomenon, like many phenomena that describe black behavior in particular, is vehemently denied.

One can only speculate, but here are my thoughts:
I have noticed far greater racism FROM black Toward white than the other way around. Combining the two observations, one can conclude that SOME black people will j walk as a show of complete disregard for the rules and laws "created by whitey," and also just to hatefully inconvenience random people. They don't care what colors are being inconvenienced because it never really does matter (sic: various riots by blacks hurting only other blacks). It's just hatefulness.
The best thing to do is ignore the stupidity, and try not to hit one because even though you ultimately won't be in trouble, taking time off work to go to court, and deal with insurance companies just isn't worth it.
Hopefully the next generation of black people in our country won't embody the extreme racism we have seen increasing in the past 8 years or so.
tellinitlikeitis

Perris, CA

#15 Nov 25, 2016
Thats what happens when you take monkies out of the jungle and bring them into the city they dont know wth a crosswalk is if they need to cross the street their going to cross the street right then and there! Real simple folks
Really

Hemet, CA

#16 Nov 25, 2016
tellinitlikeitis wrote:
Thats what happens when you take monkies out of the jungle and bring them into the city they dont know wth a crosswalk is if they need to cross the street their going to cross the street right then and there! Real simple folks
Really!
Monkeys, jungle, are you really this stupid or just in need of attention? This is 2016, and black Americans are more closely related to you then any other nationality on the planet!
I won't try to infringe on your low class mentality, but when the world starts to show the real hate for you, black people will be your only alliance!
The world hates white Americans who shows this ignorance and intolerance.
Get a clue asshole!
tellinitlikeitis

Perris, CA

#17 Nov 26, 2016
Really? Go fluck yourself your libtard! No one here gives a fluck about your views and opinions b1tch. Im simply answering a question as to why they dart out in the middle of the street with pure disregard for others. Tell me what you see them do in hemet time and time and again. You can pick and choose whatever you want from them all you want but i for one will continue TELLINITLIKEITIS!_|_

“Early Earth”

Since: Sep 15

Was not Sterile

#18 Nov 26, 2016
tellinitlikeitis wrote:
Really? Go fluck yourself your libtard! No one here gives a fluck about your views and opinions b1tch. Im simply answering a question as to why they dart out in the middle of the street with pure disregard for others. Tell me what you see them do in hemet time and time and again. You can pick and choose whatever you want from them all you want but i for one will continue TELLINITLIKEITIS!_|_
I see them coming to close to my car from the center of Florida Avenue and honestly, i want to hit them because they KNOW they're being apey thugs or they wouldn't come that close. I've seen the baboons at the wild animal park, don't slow down.
Mike

Los Angeles, CA

#19 Nov 26, 2016
Anyone who starts a sentence with "I am not a racist but.." is obviously a racist. It is a shame that the ignorance of racism is still so strong in this day and age. Racism is due to ignorance and fear and people choose to stay ignorant for many reasons, at least this thread was funny.
tellinitlikeitis

Los Angeles, CA

#20 Nov 27, 2016
Can someone say white flower!
andrewsean

Pomona, CA

#21 Nov 27, 2016
It is truly sad in this day and time there are people in the world like some of you. Not all black people are low class or cross in the middle of the street against traffic. Some of you speak as if you have no education and never even graduated elementary school. I pray that my children never run into the likes of you. Please go and take a class for Racial tolerance and after that check yourself into a mental institution.

“Early Earth”

Since: Sep 15

Was not Sterile

#22 Nov 27, 2016
andrewsean wrote:
It is truly sad in this day and time there are people in the world like some of you. Not all black people are low class or cross in the middle of the street against traffic. Some of you speak as if you have no education and never even graduated elementary school. I pray that my children never run into the likes of you. Please go and take a class for Racial tolerance and after that check yourself into a mental institution.
Use a crosswalk and don't get to close to my car.
We're not doing politically correct anymore, so i'll say what i please. Real and Honest.

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