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Response to belcffub (Original post)

Wed Jul 4, 2012, 04:59 AM

30. I've driven through the east side of Buffalo

It looked to me like, as Bruce Springsteen put it, "a part of town where when you hit a red light you don't stop" (and the only reason I did stop was that it was seven in the morning and there was hardly anyone about) and I for one wouldn't blame anyone living in that area wanting to be able to protect "family, property and oneself."

Not being black myself, I can't really speak to the veracity or falsity of the stereotype of blacks not being into hunting, fishing, shooting sports and firearms ownership, but I'd say that if there is some truth to it, it would apply to urban blacks, and more so than to urban whites because blacks, being proportionally more poor, have little time or means to get out of the city.

And it strikes that when the Buffalo News, being a local newspaper, speaks of "the African-American community," it is referring to the African-American community in and around Buffalo rather than to African-Americans in general.

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