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Why Do Black People Cross The Street on The Wrong Color Light.

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Initial post: Sep 28, 2012, 9:38:13 PM PDT
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Posted on Sep 28, 2012, 9:41:10 PM PDT
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Posted on Sep 28, 2012, 10:12:47 PM PDT
Panama Red says:
To get to an Obama rally.

Posted on Sep 28, 2012, 11:33:36 PM PDT
LC says:
small brains around here

Posted on Sep 29, 2012, 12:41:05 AM PDT
Whale Tart says:
Ace, firstly, this statement of yours is such a bad generalization that I am tempted to dismiss your question. And saying black people out like that is offensive, I cannot help but wonder if you just want to stir a pot here.
Anyhoos, I will answer you since maybe you are genuinely confused.
I can understand your frustrations if you grew up in a first world country and is therefore probably a regular law abiding citizen. The black people here in Africa are brought up very differently from you.
They spend a lot of time on their mother or grandmother's backs under the age of 3 years so this compromises their spatial recognition. A lot of them live together in a small house so they do not have normal 'personal space' they will stand right up next to you at the till when you are paying, it is very annoying until you understand the reason.
Well, now for the jay walking irritation, I recently went to Kenya and I cannot remember seeing more than a few robots (I think 2), nada stop signs and to top it all, most of the roads we went on did not even have painted deviding lines. I was once on a two lane road in Mombasa and there were 5 lanes of traffic, the tuk tuk's and badgers (bike taxi's) just leave the road and drive on the pavements, around pedestrians etc. If they could drive over each other they would.
NOW, please believe me when I tell you that it was an amazing experience and the best holiday of my life. I did NOT once see an incident of road rage, I was also amazed at how considerate and polite they were towards each other. There seemed to be an subconscious understanding between all the drivers about who's turn it was to go. I crossed many a street on foot there and the fact that I live in South Africa helped me to jay walk expertly, I even remember turning around and saying to my friend: "Imagine a German let loose here, they will be stranded!" Bodies of people and cars wove around each other and everyone got to where they want to be with no problem. Here is an apt example I found for you: and also
I mention the jay walking thing as when my husband and I did it in Hollywood we brought the traffic to a standstill, the drivers stopped and allowed us to cross. It was a horrific experience as here that is unheard of and would actually cause a major pile up accident! We quickly learned to walk up to the robots to cross.
When we were in London we had to learn to cross when the robot was red and not green, we were nearly killed 3 times before we figured out it is the opposite.
So all in all, maybe the people who you found so irritating were just brought up with a different set of rules.
Different does NOT equal wrong, it is just different. If you had to get to know them you might even learn from them, I have loads of different cultured friends and they have all taught me something valueble. My indian friends about muslim- and hindu-ism and how to make an awesome curry, my coloured friends how to enjoy life to the fullest and how to be more observant (they genuinely are the funniest most observant people I know) my xhosa friends how to speak with clicks and how to make putu pap (mealie meal porridge) and patience, my zulu friends how to do a zulu war dance.
In case you want to know more about our diverse cultures here is a funny skit, some of it is in Afrikaans but I think it is understandable:

Posted on Sep 29, 2012, 12:52:45 AM PDT
Hinch says:
Why do people start stupid threads and what does this have to do with music?

Posted on Sep 29, 2012, 1:58:41 AM PDT
Ace says:
I'm just asking a question that's on a lot of people's mind

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 29, 2012, 2:33:48 AM PDT
Hinch says:
>a question that's on a lot of people's mind<

Really? Really?


In reply to an earlier post on Sep 29, 2012, 4:41:02 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 29, 2012, 1:55:47 PM PDT
Johnny Bee says:
That's just crackers ;-)

Edit: meaning of 'crackers' (chiefly British): insane; batty; deranged; mad; nuts; crazy.

Posted on Sep 29, 2012, 5:39:57 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 29, 2012, 5:58:25 AM PDT
Hinch says:
I've crossed many a street on a red light. My black friends always said I have a lot of soul for a white guy.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 29, 2012, 8:47:16 AM PDT
Ace says:
Hinch, just because you cross the street on a red light doesn't mean you have soul. There's a reason why we place traffic lights, its to keep an even flow. It's for directions.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 29, 2012, 8:50:37 AM PDT
Hinch says:


Ever heard of humor or sarcasm?

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 29, 2012, 9:00:29 AM PDT
Ace says:
My bad, someone called me a cracker on here and I just took it the wrong way. I'm just trying to enlighten here and some people take it as an attack.

Posted on Sep 29, 2012, 10:18:58 AM PDT
Where I live people on bicycles run stop signs all the time. They are not all of one race though the majority are white. What should I make of this? I do a lot of driving and it's not just blacks that jaywalk. Thats a stupid racist stereotype.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 29, 2012, 10:33:45 AM PDT
Ace says:
Well buddy you are wrong, I can't be a racist. I have to many black friends. I even know a black guy that married a white woman. How can I be a racist when I'm just stating the facts.

"Where I live people on bicycles run stop signs all the time. They are not all of one race though the majority are white."

That's a lie and you know it.

Posted on Sep 29, 2012, 10:41:33 AM PDT
Gunner says:
To get to the other side... just like everyone else :-)

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 29, 2012, 11:12:45 AM PDT
Ace says:
I think, and correct me if I'm wrong, "some people" are just trying to get hit to get rich quick.

Posted on Sep 29, 2012, 11:43:11 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Sep 29, 2012, 11:50:10 AM PDT
Mr. P says:
Get professional help. Quick. A depth pychoanalysis is most suitable. Make a note in your diary. After, at least, a couple of years....come back to this thread and see what you've written, why you've actually written it and what you feel about these words.

Then think about how your life and childhood experiences have more to do with the energy and intent of this thread than anything to do with the displacing of anger here.

I know, you feel offended, hurt and upset by these words....but they are actually a key to you changing your life and finding peace. Think about it [you actually wont be able not to.]

Posted on Sep 29, 2012, 11:55:14 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 29, 2012, 11:57:45 AM PDT
Bob Bykowski says:
My parents addressed the subject with me in highly different ways. My mother, who was a public school teacher, would say "Be very careful when you are driving through all parts of town so you don't hit anyone crossing the street at the wrong time." My dad, who was a truck driver and an Archie Bunker-type, would say "Watch out when you are driving through colored town at night, son. Because if they run in front of you, unless they smile, you can't see them !"

Posted on Sep 29, 2012, 6:17:57 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 29, 2012, 7:00:29 PM PDT
Hinch says:
Most racists don't think they're racist, but then there is also prejudice(pre judging based on pre conceived notions). Not everyone who is prejudiced is a racist. I think of racism as a more active thing.

I can't believe anyone would want to get hit by a car. Maybe some people might walk slow, as if daring someone to hit them, but knowing they probably won't. I may be wrong but I think pedestrians always have the right of way.

It's a fact. Many people cross streets on red lights and in the middle of the block. It has nothing to do with a person's skin color. Actually, I've never even noticed or thought about what color they were, but then skin color doesn't mean much to me.

I've crossed on a red light many times. Sometimes I'm in a hurry. Sometimes the light is red and no cars coming or I have plenty time to get across. I'm not gonna stand there waiting for the green light if no cars are coming.

When I was growing up, when we drove through the "colored" part of town my father would say, "shhhhh! We're going through colored town" What was someone going to do?

I'm not accusing anyone of being racist, but having black friends or knowing someone who is in a mixed marriage doesn't mean someone isn't racist or prejudiced.

A better title would have been, "why do some people cross the street on a red light?"

Posted on Sep 30, 2012, 4:05:21 AM PDT
Ace, where do you live in the city?

Posted on Sep 30, 2012, 6:18:20 AM PDT
Johnny Bee says:
For once Amazon has had the good sense to delete a post that may actually be offensive to a great many people.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 30, 2012, 9:56:23 AM PDT
Ace says:
Anthony Fernandez, It doesn't where I'm from or what city I live. I'm not trying to attack anybody here or target a group, this thing is happening all across America. If I have the right away, I shouldn't have to wait a second longer.

Posted on Sep 30, 2012, 10:02:22 AM PDT
Hinch says:
>this thing is happening all across America<

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