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Re: “Party 2 Nite. R U Going?

Applepie,

Ok, you're a high school student and young. I was not talking about Berkeley High i was talking about Berkeley itself. The students who go there could be from anywhere, thats not the point. And i'm too old to go to BHS parties now, but I did when I went there in the early 90's. I think you misinterpreted several things and missed what i'm trying to say entirely, maybe because I didn't do a good job of explaining.
There is a difference between carrying a knife or gun because you wanna look hard, and carrying 'em because they're the tool of your trade or the realities of survival in your hood.
Tough kids, of all colors, come from tough circumstances and tough neighborhoods. There is no tough, working class white neighborhood in Berkeley!! IT IS A COLLEGE TOWN!! It will never be HARD!!!
How many white people you go to school with have parents that are cops, firemen, teamsters, ironworkers, longshoremen, or machinists? Or better yet, white kids whose parents who don't have a college degree?
I suggest traveling a bit and seeing how other people live to put the Thug Life in perspective.
You wanna meet some bad-ass white boys?...go to Arthur Ave. in the Bronx, Dorchester and Southie, in Boston or Fishtown in Philly. These are real working class white hoods that produce BONAFIDE street thugs.

Just because you're drinking 40's down on San Pablo with a swiss army knife your uncle gave you for your barmitzva doesn't mean shit if you drove down from the hills in your mom's Volvo.

Posted by Aaron on 02/01/2008 at 12:44 PM

Re: “Party 2 Nite. R U Going?

Rich white boys from the hills and UC professors kids living in South Berkeley aren't scary. What's scary is that as long as the 60's ethics of non-parenting and the Utopian image Berkeley tries to portray exists, stupid white kids from Berkeley that somehow think they have direct gangster lineage from Oakland, Mtv, and Black America will flourish.

I live in Brooklyn, NY...The Italian kids in Gravesend and the Albanian kids in the Bronx don't act like black gangsters because they've been raised under specific cultural and societal rules. They might be just as violent and stupid but they answer to their own communities. White kids in the Bay Area have no one to answer to, there is no accountability and no community. White Thugs in Berkeley!?!? Please, they only exist in their own minds.

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Posted by Aaron on 01/31/2008 at 12:42 PM

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