Tuesday, October 13, 2015

The White Ghetto

Yes, I am on Facebook and sometimes I wonder why.  Most of my family and friends are liberal - most even to the left of that ...
So one of the geniuses posted this:
and because I won't leave it alone, I answered with this:
A White Ghetto
Now the difference between her posting a photo that she just "shared" without comment and my response is the article.  A well written, sympathetic and compassionate tome about the people who actually live there.
Sympathy and compassion - missing from the left.


John The River said...

It's a county, population 4,500.

Owsley County, Kentucky, violent crime, on a scale from 1 (low crime) to 100, is 42. Violent crime is composed of four offenses: murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault. The US average is 41.4.

Owsley County, Kentucky, property crime, on a scale from 1 (low) to 100, is 37. Property crime includes the offenses of burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson. The object of the theft-type offenses is the taking of money or property, but there is no force or threat of force against the victims. The US average is 43.5.

Unemployment Rate 14.5%

Income White Owsley $15,702 (Very Low) State $26,522 (Very Low)
($31,133 National Average)

Unemployment Rate 11.1%

Black or African American $25,509 (Near Average)

The city violent crime rate for Chicago in 2012 was higher than the national violent crime rate average by 150.5% and the city property crime rate in Chicago was higher than the national property crime rate average by 45.23%.

I found it very difficult to find out what the percentage of SNAP benefits is for Chicago, not very well publicized. For some strange reason.
However the maximum amount of benefits (supplemented by the state) in Chicago is much, much higher.

I don't want to turn this comment into a article but I would say that the amount of largess poured into Chicago by the Federal Government, the make-work, the high levels of extra services available make a big difference and direct comparison to Owsley Ky unfair.

missred said...

Wow you did a lot of homework on that! More than I did. I did read more statistical information about the county before I found the article I posted.
I am glad I posted the article to her post for earlier she was going on about how tolerant and compassionate she was. A friend of hers - not known to me - compared her original post to my post and questioned her compassion.
I try not to judge .. too harshly ..