Where is all the racism coming from??
Hey Meow

Glen Ellyn, IL

#21 Apr 16, 2011
Real wrote:
Maybe you like Africans so much you should go live in Haiti? How about Detroit? How about the West side of Chicago? You like Mexi's so much go to Mexifornia. This area is worse off for it's "diversity". diversity SUCKS! Keep this area white, white, white! If they're so "equal" let them show us somewhere else. Until then, keep the gang graffiti, gas station robberies, and baggy pants out of here!!! This country was founded by whites for whites. For Us, By Us. If you want to live with third world retrogrades, by all means, go away and go live with them SOMEWHERE ELSE.
You're a very open minded person, I can tell. <eyeroll>
reajksdems

Melrose Park, IL

#22 Apr 18, 2011
Me bizarro Smedskjaer. If you trick me into saying my name backwards I will disappear.
above the law

Glendale Heights, IL

#23 Apr 19, 2011
Racism is stupid and even though it's happening everywhere you as a parent have to teach your children right from wrong.Racism is a big NO NO!!!!
reajksdems

Melrose Park, IL

#24 Apr 20, 2011
Smedskjaer wrote:
I grew up in that little village next to Downers (Woodridge).
I never thought of the area as a hot bed for racism.
I moved to Denmark to go to university. I do have plans on coming back with my kids when I graduate. Start a private school and a business.
But now I am having second thoughts about Downers.
I see complaints about blacks and latinos and people left and right blaming them for crime and increase in drug trade and falling property values. People are wishing they just moved away, along with resentment over methadone clinics and homeless people.
I see from time to time heartless comments about victims that are not white.
What happened? I left a nice town almost eight years ago for a Ph.D. and looking back, it resembles Mississippi Burning more than the Downers Grove I remember.
Actions speak louder than words! You are hiding in lilly white Denmark. We are the ones that are basking in our diversity!
reajksdems

Melrose Park, IL

#25 May 5, 2011
We're still waiting for an apology Smedskjaer.
Taxpayer

Wheaton, IL

#26 May 5, 2011
reajksdems wrote:
We're still waiting for an apology Smedskjaer.
Don't hold your breath
WAKE UP

Schaumburg, IL

#27 May 19, 2011
Smedskjaer wrote:
I grew up in that little village next to Downers (Woodridge).
I never thought of the area as a hot bed for racism.
I moved to Denmark to go to university. I do have plans on coming back with my kids when I graduate. Start a private school and a business.
But now I am having second thoughts about Downers.
I see complaints about blacks and latinos and people left and right blaming them for crime and increase in drug trade and falling property values. People are wishing they just moved away, along with resentment over methadone clinics and homeless people.
I see from time to time heartless comments about victims that are not white.

What happened? I left a nice town almost eight years ago for a Ph.D. and looking back, it resembles Mississippi Burning more than the Downers Grove I remember.
This is where the racism is coming from:
http://downersgrove.patch.com/articles/gill-c...
zorba

Melrose Park, IL

#29 Jul 30, 2011
I heard they do a lot of transgender operations in Denmark.
joey the clown

Melrose Park, IL

#31 Aug 30, 2011
Smed is a douchebag piece of sh*t in my humble opinion.

Since: Aug 11

elgin illinois

#32 Sep 19, 2011
CZ75b wrote:
Well...you're not in Denmark anymore! Reality is the Chicago suburbs have become inundated with street gangs due to the gentrification of Chicago within the last decade...gang members live in mainly section eight apartments at least the foot solders do...so they can leach off their girlfriends/wives.
Solution?
a) Have the government issue drugs at clinics so addicts can be monitored and cured of their addiction. That cuts the head off the snake for their income.
b) Make gang membership illegal and equal to belonging to a terrorist organization therefor no legal representation is required. A good old fashioned hanging on Sunday morning in the public square like the Chinese do...it's very economical.
Problem solved without the "hate".
HELL YEA I'm rolling with you!

Since: Aug 11

elgin illinois

#33 Sep 19, 2011
zorba wrote:
I heard they do a lot of transgender operations in Denmark.
WTF does that have to do with the subject.......
Is that the best you can do. It's people like you and the the others here who can't reply on the subject heading, they have no obvious intelligence, you are the people that's being talked about, the haters/racists.
WTF does it matter where he is/where he came from for christ sake. He obviously asked a question that touched a open nerve for you. So why not just answer the question instead of writing something so incredibly stupid that anything else you say will ony serve to reinforce how obviously ignorant you are.
mr elite Danish wimp

Melrose Park, IL

#34 Sep 23, 2011
Fleet420 wrote:
<quoted text>
WTF does that have to do with the subject.......
Is that the best you can do. It's people like you and the the others here who can't reply on the subject heading, they have no obvious intelligence, you are the people that's being talked about, the haters/racists.
WTF does it matter where he is/where he came from for christ sake. He obviously asked a question that touched a open nerve for you. So why not just answer the question instead of writing something so incredibly stupid that anything else you say will ony serve to reinforce how obviously ignorant you are.
How is the weather in Denmark? Do you like the chilly wind under your skirt Smed boy?

“Peter Smedskjaer ROCKS!”

Since: Jul 09

Woodridge

#36 Mar 19, 2012
Ignore the Villa Park poster Fleet420. He has been trying to ride my case for a couple years and has even threatened to assault my mother.

So tell me, current residents of Downers Grove, do you really want 'Real' to be your poster child?
Santeria

Woodridge, IL

#37 Mar 22, 2012
Smedskjaer,

The reason why people are racist as of late is pretty simple. There are more minorities in Downers Grove than ever before. They are not living in the $750,000 homes that are still being built and purchased. They are not working and building the $1M homes in a still thriving community. They are occupying the Section 8 housing in fringe areas of the town. Contrary to what people say about the housing market and economy, Downers Grove is not a struggling community. When a community is still thriving, and there is a sudden onset of crime and drug arrests, the finger will always get pointed to the one fluctuation in the past 8 years or so---minorities. You have to remember that people build their dream homes here, come to this town for the excellent schools, and enjoy living here for the sense of closeness that DG has always provided. If that changes, people get upset.

It's true that most crimes reported happen in the low income, Section 8 areas. Most times when I read about it, many of the crimes committed there are by people who reside in Chicago. There is clearly a link between the Section 8 housing in DG and drug/crime activity in Chicago. It's right there for everyone to read.

People want to protect their most valuable assets, investments, and possessions. Their kids, their futures, their home equity. It's normal. It's unfortunate that the accused are minorities, but seriously, I'm a minority who lives in this town. So is my husband and our children. It's not racism--it's the truth.

“Peter Smedskjaer ROCKS!”

Since: Jul 09

Woodridge

#38 Mar 23, 2012
If minorities are the cause of a significant portion of crime in Downers Grove, if it can be established with numbers published by a reputable organization, then my question is, why is Downers Grove seeking to push these people away instead of seeking to change the behavior that leads to crime?
really

Maywood, IL

#39 Mar 23, 2012
Smedskjaer wrote:
If minorities are the cause of a significant portion of crime in Downers Grove, if it can be established with numbers published by a reputable organization, then my question is, why is Downers Grove seeking to push these people away instead of seeking to change the behavior that leads to crime?
why don't you take a walk through Madison and Laramie and tell me about change. People pay high taxes for a couple of reasons. To have good schools and to keep out freeloaders like the minorities.why should i pay 14 grand a year in taxes so the Mexican or black that lives in a rental apt gets a free ride on my tax dollars and then comes to the school with that i don't give a sh-t attitude.
Mickey Miguel

Bolingbrook, IL

#40 Mar 23, 2012
14 grand,your getting ripped off

“Peter Smedskjaer ROCKS!”

Since: Jul 09

Woodridge

#41 Mar 24, 2012
You should pay taxes for their education so their children can contribute to the economy's growth when they become adults.
That, plus training them for jobs may be the only way to create the jobs.
Oh, and no city has a constitutional right to keep out anyone, so tough luck, you're wasting your money.
truth

Saint Louis, MO

#42 Mar 25, 2012
Smedskjaer wrote:
I grew up in that little village next to Downers (Woodridge).
I never thought of the area as a hot bed for racism.
I moved to Denmark to go to university. I do have plans on coming back with my kids when I graduate. Start a private school and a business.
But now I am having second thoughts about Downers.
I see complaints about blacks and latinos and people left and right blaming them for crime and increase in drug trade and falling property values. People are wishing they just moved away, along with resentment over methadone clinics and homeless people.
I see from time to time heartless comments about victims that are not white.
What happened? I left a nice town almost eight years ago for a Ph.D. and looking back, it resembles Mississippi Burning more than the Downers Grove I remember.
Gee you posted this in 2009. I thought you said they started being racist when you came back. You haven't posted on here for over a year so I would assume you recentl came back.

“Peter Smedskjaer ROCKS!”

Since: Jul 09

Woodridge

#43 Mar 25, 2012
truth wrote:
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Gee you posted this in 2009. I thought you said they started being racist when you came back. You haven't posted on here for over a year so I would assume you recentl came back.
I did for a while to see my dad before if died. I heard the neighbors talk about him on their porches. Glad he was dying, looking forward to that other european joining him. Came back here because I'm not done yet.

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