Hickory NC most racist place I've ever been (and i'm from SC)

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anonymous1234

Siler City, NC

#1 Mar 11, 2011
I'm a young black man (mid 20's) currently on vacation in beautiful Hickory NC. I've lived in South Carolina for over 20 years and I've seen more scared white people in the past 2 days than in the past 20 years in SC. I'm posting this because I want to know what's going on behind the scenes. What did the black people in Hickory do that was so bad? I'm sure there will be comments about monkeys, Obama, ninjas but trust me you're wasting your time and keystrokes. Little about me I have a Bachelors in Comp Sci and i'm currently making over 70K. Not a thug or welfare recipient although my family received food stamps for a short period around 15-20 years ago. For the trolls, before you go on a rant do yourself a favor - look in the mirror and ask yourself if you're a winner. For everybody else, thanks for reading!
anonymous1234

Siler City, NC

#2 Mar 11, 2011
I think I understand now. This explains everything:

Overall Well-Being 176/185
Life Evaluation 185/185
Emotional Health 185/185
Physical Health 181/185
Healthy Behavior 167/185
Basic Access 172/185
Source: Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index

* Rankings of 185 cities, following the U.S. Census Bureau Definitions for Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs)

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#3 Mar 11, 2011
I like your post, I can not say what this reason is as I do not live in the US, I am pretty sure though, that those whose insides are bitter and mangled will lay into you for the color of your skin.

“YA dont know ..........do ya??”

Since: Jan 11

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#5 Mar 12, 2011
Hey Anonymous, Interesting post. I was born and raised in Hickory, I left in 82 to advance my career, it has worked out real nice!!!!!!!! I recently visited the old hometown, first time in many years, I was shocked. I didnt notice any fear in any white people, just that same ol better than you attitude that has always prevailed in Hickory. Bout all I can say is that Hickory is behind the times. Its a very depressing place!!!
grouchoparx

Huntersville, NC

#6 Mar 12, 2011
Annoymous...The politics of the area is overwhelmingly Republican. This should give you somewhat of a clue to begin with.
John

Fayetteville, NC

#7 Mar 12, 2011
Just look at the whos in jail site. That will tell you alot. Blacks commit more crimes against whites than any other crime.Blacks rob,shoot, stab and kill more than whites. There are certain areas of hickory that is not even safe for whites to drive through,They throw beer bottles,rocks and such just because a white person drove down their street. Blacks are alot more racist than whites and feel the whites OWE them something because they born black. Never made sense to me.
NOT Skeered

Angier, NC

#8 Mar 12, 2011
anonymous1234 wrote:
I'm a young black man (mid 20's) currently on vacation in beautiful Hickory NC. I've lived in South Carolina for over 20 years and I've seen more scared white people in the past 2 days than in the past 20 years in SC. I'm posting this because I want to know what's going on behind the scenes. What did the black people in Hickory do that was so bad? I'm sure there will be comments about monkeys, Obama, ninjas but trust me you're wasting your time and keystrokes. Little about me I have a Bachelors in Comp Sci and i'm currently making over 70K. Not a thug or welfare recipient although my family received food stamps for a short period around 15-20 years ago. For the trolls, before you go on a rant do yourself a favor - look in the mirror and ask yourself if you're a winner. For everybody else, thanks for reading!
First off,in your first sentence you are stating that your a "black" man. Is that to separate yourself from the "whites" that are "Scared" of you? If that is the case, then you are the one that is racist and possibly the one that is scared. Have you ever thought that it could be your personality that the "whites" are avoiding, rather than color? In every case that I have ever seen, If a man has to tell how educated or successful he is, it is more than likely exagerated and not completely the truth. You come across to me as someone who is "struck" on yourself and wants everyone around you to bow to your accomplishments. Well congratulations to you for trying to make something of yourself but don"t expect everyone to "kiss your butt" just because you are one of the successful ones. Forget about your wonderful education and use it only to advance yourself in the workplace instead of trying to use it to make you someone "special" in society. You are a young man, and you will learn in time that looking in a mirror will not tell you if you are a "winner" or not for looks are decieving. What people think and say about you after you have left the room is what counts.
grouchoparx

Huntersville, NC

#9 Mar 12, 2011
Give us the source of you facts on crime, John. I am white and have never had a bottle or any other object ever thrown at me in Ridgeview...or any predominately black area in Hickory. Just want to see a real basis for your posting.
Bubba

Angier, NC

#10 Mar 12, 2011
grouchoparx wrote:
Give us the source of you facts on crime, John. I am white and have never had a bottle or any other object ever thrown at me in Ridgeview...or any predominately black area in Hickory. Just want to see a real basis for your posting.
It ia a proven fact that you can roll through a predominately black area in a Escalade or an Electra 225 equipped with 24's and window tint and never be touched by a thrown bottle or rock. It also helps to be overwhemly Democrat. Now what would you be doing in Ridgeview?.....Hmmmm.
John

Fayetteville, NC

#11 Mar 12, 2011
grouchoparx wrote:
Give us the source of you facts on crime, John. I am white and have never had a bottle or any other object ever thrown at me in Ridgeview...or any predominately black area in Hickory. Just want to see a real basis for your posting.
My sister works with the poor children who happen to live in the horse shoe apartments area and has had bottles and rocks thrown at her car many times as she drove through the area. She also has had her car broken into many times.
No one mentioned ridgeview except you groucho.Ridgeview is very tame compared to some other areas.
anonymous1234

Siler City, NC

#12 Mar 12, 2011
@Not Skeered
Only spoke of my education because I wanted to start a real discussion and i'm very thankful for all the comments. Being a winner starts within. If you don't believe it yourself than you never will be. Hickory is last in the country in life evaluation, it all starts on the inside.

Thanks for the comments everybody. I'm going to be super nice to everybody today even if they're disrespectful and i'll post tonight to let you guys know how it went.
parforthecourse

Palm Beach Gardens, FL

#13 Mar 12, 2011
anonymous1234 wrote:
I'm a young black man (mid 20's) currently on vacation in beautiful Hickory NC. I've lived in South Carolina for over 20 years and I've seen more scared white people in the past 2 days than in the past 20 years in SC. I'm posting this because I want to know what's going on behind the scenes. What did the black people in Hickory do that was so bad? I'm sure there will be comments about monkeys, Obama, ninjas but trust me you're wasting your time and keystrokes. Little about me I have a Bachelors in Comp Sci and i'm currently making over 70K. Not a thug or welfare recipient although my family received food stamps for a short period around 15-20 years ago. For the trolls, before you go on a rant do yourself a favor - look in the mirror and ask yourself if you're a winner. For everybody else, thanks for reading!
You sound like a very intelligent young man, and I commend you for your pursuits in life.
Part of the answer to your question is that in Hickory and Lenoir, alot of folks feel they are not safe to go out to dinner or shopping because they know that some young black might run up to them and pull a knife or gun to rob them. Oh I know I'll get called a racist but that's ok. Everyone knows I'm telling the truth. It's not safe in Hickory. It appears that some of them have decided that they are not going to work because they can just take what they want. They have no respect for anybody. Even if you take your kids to the mall you have to listen to the vile language and see them walking around with their pants down to their knees.
It's very sad. I really think some of them have the potential to be great people but they don't want that. They just don't care.

“YA dont know ..........do ya??”

Since: Jan 11

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#14 Mar 12, 2011
anonymous1234 wrote:
I'm a young black man (mid 20's) currently on vacation in beautiful Hickory NC. I've lived in South Carolina for over 20 years and I've seen more scared white people in the past 2 days than in the past 20 years in SC. I'm posting this because I want to know what's going on behind the scenes. What did the black people in Hickory do that was so bad? I'm sure there will be comments about monkeys, Obama, ninjas but trust me you're wasting your time and keystrokes. Little about me I have a Bachelors in Comp Sci and i'm currently making over 70K. Not a thug or welfare recipient although my family received food stamps for a short period around 15-20 years ago. For the trolls, before you go on a rant do yourself a favor - look in the mirror and ask yourself if you're a winner. For everybody else, thanks for reading!
I just have to ask..........why in the world would you or anybody else go to Hickory for a vacation?

“YA dont know ..........do ya??”

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#15 Mar 12, 2011
anonymous1234 wrote:
I think I understand now. This explains everything:
Overall Well-Being 176/185
Life Evaluation 185/185
Emotional Health 185/185
Physical Health 181/185
Healthy Behavior 167/185
Basic Access 172/185
Source: Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index
* Rankings of 185 cities, following the U.S. Census Bureau Definitions for Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs)
Hickory is a very sick place!!
grouchoparx

Charlotte, NC

#16 Mar 12, 2011
Gee, Bubba...I didn't know that I was restricted from certain areas. As a matter of fact, I have been to Harleem in NY, and Watts and Commerce in LA...Never felt any fear there; Never any bottles thrown or hassles given. As a free citizen, I have always taken the opportunity to go wherever I choose. In fact, the only place I have ever felt any fear or paranoia is Rock Barn. And is because I am a Democrat.
John

Fayetteville, NC

#17 Mar 12, 2011
If you notice, alot of the blacks you see around Hickory are walking around with their pants down to their knees, holding on to the crotch to keep them from tripping them.They stand around on the streets, harrassing people as they drive past with their foul language. They do not work nor do they want to work because it would mess up their food stamps and such. Just go to the mall and look around. See what you see. Then go to the library, look around. Bet you dont see many blacks hanging at the library except on the FREE pc's. Take a drive down center street and look at all the black males hanging out in front of some closed stores. Know why most of those businesses went under? They were robbed so many times they couldnt keep business. Alot of people dont want to walk into a store where they have to walk through a bunch of men of any color , standing around spouting off foul language. They want the gov. to support them while they are dealing on the streets. I really dont care if people call me racist, thats just the way it is. Stand back and look at the whole picture, watch the news, who got arrested for b&e, dealing,robbing,stealing????
grouchoparx

Charlotte, NC

#18 Mar 12, 2011
In the education field, I can tell you John that the low riding pants is not exclusive to black men, as many young whites follow the same cultural trend. As far as crime is concerned, all races are guilty of terrible deeds, and again, this is not exclusive to black males. The sad fact is that many young people of all races are becoming seriously addicted to extremely addictive drugs where crime is the on-going result that society must deal with. I hope that you will take off your "color glasses" for just a few moments to see that good and bad are everywhere in all ethnic groups.
John

Fayetteville, NC

#19 Mar 12, 2011
As I stated before. Take a bit of time and visit the whos in jail site. Count how many crimes are committed by each race. The blacks have the lead over all other races by a long shot.I dont need colored glasses to be able to count.Facts are Facts.The numbers dont lie.
grouchoparx

Charlotte, NC

#20 Mar 12, 2011
Where is the "whos in jail site?" Can you give me the web address?

“YA dont know ..........do ya??”

Since: Jan 11

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#21 Mar 12, 2011
grouchoparx wrote:
In the education field, I can tell you John that the low riding pants is not exclusive to black men, as many young whites follow the same cultural trend. As far as crime is concerned, all races are guilty of terrible deeds, and again, this is not exclusive to black males. The sad fact is that many young people of all races are becoming seriously addicted to extremely addictive drugs where crime is the on-going result that society must deal with. I hope that you will take off your "color glasses" for just a few moments to see that good and bad are everywhere in all ethnic groups.
Well said!! We are all human and we all have a heart and we will all be judged by the same One God. Its time people of different color and political views to get along!! I see whites as well as blacks wearing them britches down to the ankles as well as mexican and asian folks. Blacks dont have the monopoly on bad behaviour, I see all races doing things that are wrong. I respect my fellow man, no matter who or what they are!!!

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