Blacks, whites differ on how they view city

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Rochester, NY

#1 Aug 18, 2013
There is also a clear difference between black and white voters: Black voters say they live in a Rochester more plagued by public safety and economic problems, a city where roads and parks aren’t well-kept.

When asked about the quality of public parks, roads, the responsiveness of government and the ability to find a job, black Rochesterians were far more likely to give the city negative marks. The biggest racial difference came when rating “The job done by the police to keep citizens safe.” Of those polled, 65 percent of whites said “excellent” or “good,” compared with 29 percent of blacks.

The differences in racial perceptions tell a tale of two Rochesters, and a minority community that is mostly segregated both economically and geographically. Ask about roads, and whites are more likely to think of Park Avenue, while blacks are more likely to think of Chili Avenue. Ask about recreation, and whites are more likely to think of Ellison Park, while blacks think of a vacant lot or recreation center.

One big improvement would be for blacks to STOP using the city as their own personal garbadge dump/litter box.. It's a mess.
BlackOnBlackCrim e

Penfield, NY

#2 Aug 18, 2013
lmbo. go figure, poor black people. Good read

Rochester, NY

#3 Aug 18, 2013
I guess they don't even consider the hispanic votes?

Chicago, IL

#4 Aug 19, 2013
Rhonda wrote:
I guess they don't even consider the hispanic votes?
They don't consider black voters either, because they don't vote in large enough numbers. They don't impact an election, so they disenfranchise themselves. But, let's just call it racism -- and ignore reality.

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