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Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 1 month ago

Why are black neighborhoods are always run down?

This sounds very racist, but I have never seen a a majority black neighbourhood that looks good. 

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  • Fred
    Lv 7
    1 month ago
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    Likely because the government won't spend any big dollars on blacks.  It has always been that schools for blacks and the underprivileged are poorly funded and likely that goes for other government funded facilities.  Also Blacks tend to struggle to get as good jobs compared to whites so there is a lot less money in those neighborhoods so shops tend to not be as fancy as they do not get the trade they would get in a fancy neighborhood.  Unfortunately poverty generally means an increase in crime as desperate people try and survive especially in America where there is little social security to help out the poor and disadvantaged.

      America is a country where being black means being marked by racism that likely your application for a job will not even be taken seriously and the only jobs open to many blacks are minimum wage jobs where it is a struggle to live.  I have read that many employers who are looking for staff will not even read the resume or job application if the person's name sounds as so it may be a black person.  Yes racism is still alive in America.  Poor people cannot afford high quality accommodation and are left with cheap shabby housing with landlords not upgrading or repairing housing because thy cannot get any higher rents for the property  

      Many whites put blacks down as useless and criminals but put yourself in their shoes where few will give them quality jobs, higher education is harder for blacks to achieve and when they actually get it many will not be given the chance to have a well paying job using that qualification.  You can see why so many blacks just think making any real effort is likely not going to give them a decent lifestyle.   Many will judge them badly, seeing even the decent blacks as criminals and trouble makers.  Until America starts to deal with its underclass and decides to put some money into giving blacks the chance to better themselves with the prospect of getting a fair go from the whites nothing will change.  That is why Canada has a higher standard of living as they help struggling people achieve a better life.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    "Always" is wrong. Often. And that is often the case when well-off white families moved out after African-Americans moved in.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    because they do not take care of them.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Which country, state, district, etc are you talking about?

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    They've been there a long time without remodeling or rebuilding going on. But to be fair, take a ride out in the country and you'll see a lot of run down rural homes whites live in too.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    In America it's that way

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    And also high crimes

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Very true, sadly true.

  • 1 month ago

    socioeconomic issues like class warfare, racism, education, crime, poverty, american history, belief in christianity, and so on?

  • Mark
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    It appears that you have never been to Jamaica Plain in NYC, just to name one.

    >This sounds very racist

    Oh, it doesn't just SOUND racist, it IS racist, and for what purpose?  To try to start something?  Are you really THAT bored that this is how you get your jols?

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