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Crossing the road is more dangerous for African Americans: New study says
dailymail.co.uk ^ | June 7, 2014 | JOEL CHRISTIE

Posted on 06/08/2014 5:58:46 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012

A new study that tested the willingness of drivers to stop for people depending on their race has shown up some disconcerting conclusions. Portland State University-based Oregon Transportation Research and Education Consortium (OTREC) had six men - three black and three white - of similar age and build and dressed in identical 'neutral' outfits cross the same street in Portland at separate intervals. The street had a crosswalk that was not governed by traffic lights, leaving the onus to stop with the driver, according to The Huffington Post. Trained observers watched the study out of sight from the traffic and recorded how the drivers reacted to each pedestrian.

Each man crossed 15 times each, allowing for 168 drivers to unwittingly be involved in the report. The study found that drivers were less likely to stop for the black pedestrians than they were the white ones. The observers noted that black pedestrians were passed by twice as many cars as the white pedestrians, and waited 32 percent longer to cross.

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So the liberals in Portland want to run over black people?
1 posted on 06/08/2014 5:58:46 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

If you have ever been stopped by a black standing in the middle of the road. Chances are you will never do it again...and you will drive with your doors locked.


2 posted on 06/08/2014 6:02:55 AM PDT by D Rider (Don't give sharp objects to small children)
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To: ilovesarah2012

That came to my mind also.. ..I would say the same study should be made on sending conservative whites across the street see how many stop then..


3 posted on 06/08/2014 6:04:11 AM PDT by PLD
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To: ilovesarah2012

How about an experiment to see how many cabbies stop for blacks versus whites?


4 posted on 06/08/2014 6:04:56 AM PDT by umgud
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To: ilovesarah2012

I was shopping yesterday and almost got run over by an African American, aka black lady. She wasn’t stoppin’ for some crackuh to cross the road.

This stuff is such BS.


5 posted on 06/08/2014 6:05:26 AM PDT by dforest
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To: PLD

Was the study done at night?


6 posted on 06/08/2014 6:05:48 AM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Maybe its because so many inner city people have an “I dare you” attitude about traffic.

I hate going in town because of people who seem to deliberately wander out into traffic and then take their time about it. Maybe stop and yell at someone on a porch or wait for someone to catch up.


7 posted on 06/08/2014 6:06:05 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: ilovesarah2012
Trained observers

Read: People with an Agenda and a pre-conceived outcome.

8 posted on 06/08/2014 6:08:09 AM PDT by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Did the study take into account the drivers level of experience with aggressive black guys who step out into the road and slow walk, apparently to make you stop and to keep you stopped as long as they felt like? This isn’t just common it’s DEAD common.


9 posted on 06/08/2014 6:08:47 AM PDT by TalBlack (Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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To: D Rider
Well, yeah! Image plays an important part in driver's decision to stop or not stop. Contributing to that image is the thought of a pedestrian who suddenly whips out a handgun and jacks your vehicle.

Jesse Jackson himself said that when he was walking down a street and heard someone following, he would be relieved to turn around and see it was a white guy.

All of this in libtard Portland, no less.

10 posted on 06/08/2014 6:08:52 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Feckless

Just another reason for blacks to hate white people. We try to run them over every chance we get.


11 posted on 06/08/2014 6:09:25 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

It might be their preternatural aversion to crosswalks.


12 posted on 06/08/2014 6:11:46 AM PDT by Trailerpark Badass (There should be a whole lot more going on than throwing bleach, said one woman.)
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To: ilovesarah2012
Why did the black man cross the road?

That’s racist!

13 posted on 06/08/2014 6:12:13 AM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: cripplecreek
I fully understand.

While the white motorist is stopped in the middle of the street he is exposed, vulnerable, and subject to attack.

I worked in the Hunting Park and K&A areas of Philly in the late 90s. I fully get what you are saying.

One more thing;

It is high amusement in certain areas of Philly for blacks to speed their cars directly at white pedestrians. They enjoy seeing the look of terror and the mad scramble of the white pedestrian to get out of the way.

14 posted on 06/08/2014 6:14:06 AM PDT by wintertime
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To: RichInOC

LOL - They also need to do a study involving women, old people, children, pets, transsexuals, Asian, Hispanic, blondes, bald men. The funding could go on forever.


15 posted on 06/08/2014 6:14:08 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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So the liberals in Portland want to run over black people?

I think it's the crosswalks.

The crosswalks are racist.

16 posted on 06/08/2014 6:15:32 AM PDT by MAexile (Bats left, votes right)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Remember the Philly grade school teacher in the Clintoon years who taught that Egyptian blacks had wings and could fly ...until White Europeans came along and cut them off. She said she did this to “build the Urban Ute’s “self esteem”.


17 posted on 06/08/2014 6:15:43 AM PDT by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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To: cripplecreek

It’s what they do!


18 posted on 06/08/2014 6:17:02 AM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

The study was conducted in Portland - a big LIBERAL city. I guess liberals are racist.


19 posted on 06/08/2014 6:17:39 AM PDT by ladyjane
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To: ilovesarah2012

Walking in the middle of the road when a car needs to pass is more dangerous for African-Americans than any other group because they do it so much more often. Also, they refuse to move and make cars go around them.


20 posted on 06/08/2014 6:17:57 AM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: cripplecreek

Why would you want to stop for them when they have the entitlement and “I dare you” mentality who intentionally take forever to cross the street as his way to stick it to the man?


21 posted on 06/08/2014 6:17:58 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: ilovesarah2012

I wonder what the results would have been if the study had been done with black drivers and white jay walkers?


22 posted on 06/08/2014 6:18:00 AM PDT by svxdave (Life is too short to wear a fake Rolex.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Silly study. There are so many confounders that it is hard to say that the difference is really race. For instance, what was the behavior of the people waiting to cross the street? Did they step boldly out and begin to walk? Did they try to make eye contact with the drivers first? Etc.

I was badly injured crossing the street after a black man stopped to wait for me. I tripped and broke my arm. He pulled his truck over and helped me to get up and stayed with me until the worst of the shock had passed. He wanted to drive me to the hospital, but I would not let him, since I thought I had already taken up too much of his time. I drove myself. And what does this story show about the race of people crossing the street? Absolutely nothing, just like this “study” shows.


23 posted on 06/08/2014 6:18:49 AM PDT by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
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To: Trailerpark Badass

I was going to mention this.


24 posted on 06/08/2014 6:18:58 AM PDT by miliantnutcase
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To: ilovesarah2012

Just another reason for blacks to hate white people. We try to run them over every chance we get.

Gives Obama a reason for another executive order banning white Americans from automobiles.


25 posted on 06/08/2014 6:20:31 AM PDT by bytesmith
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To: PLD

Yep, the study should be re-tried in Gary Indiana. Seems to be that there is a need to adjust conclusions for local cultures and be careful not to extrapolate results over the entire country.


26 posted on 06/08/2014 6:21:35 AM PDT by glorgau
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To: exDemMom
There are so many confounders that it is hard to say that the difference is really race.

It really isn't about race. The race element is just bait. I see the behavior I described above from people of all races in the inner city.
27 posted on 06/08/2014 6:22:24 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: MAexile

The crosswalks are racist.

That’s right, they have white lines.


28 posted on 06/08/2014 6:22:29 AM PDT by bytesmith
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To: ilovesarah2012

Lets be honest. Disruptive jaywalking is a taunt and dare routine practiced with gusto among African Americans.


29 posted on 06/08/2014 6:23:49 AM PDT by BillyBonebrake
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To: Feckless

In Memphis they are the ones most likely to be driving on suspended licenses for DUI, don’t carry even basic car ins. We have 1 city councilwoman, janice fullilove...sh’t. who drives on a suspended license for DUI in Mississippi got caught coming home drunk by MS PD. They held her license. She applied for a lost license in TN, which is another crime. She was caught again while still under suspension. I was just doing God’s work delivering Meals on Wheels was her excuse. Never spent a day in jail for any of the crimes she committed, still sits on the Memphis City Council. The IDIOTS in her district will vote her back in. They don’t care she is a danger to them or others.


30 posted on 06/08/2014 6:23:59 AM PDT by GailA (IF you fail to keep your promisesI to the Military, you won't keep them to Citizens!)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Has this article taken into account the proportion of blacks crossing the street where they feel like it compared to everybody else?

If some guy walks in front of me when I’m driving, I may not have the ability to stop even if I wanted to.


31 posted on 06/08/2014 6:27:57 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Did they do the other side of this study? How many blacks crossing the street purposely slow down to make white drivers stop?


32 posted on 06/08/2014 6:28:16 AM PDT by raybbr (Obamacare needs a death panel.)
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To: Jonty30

I don’t think anyone wants to hit someone. It usually does a lot of damage to your car. I think the study is dumb, but it is Portland.


33 posted on 06/08/2014 6:29:06 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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Silly study.

Exactly.

There was a poor black child a while ago who was stacking cans. A crazed white guy starting shooting at him. Turns out the crazy just hates cans.


34 posted on 06/08/2014 6:30:17 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Yep ... this is definitely a big problem. I heard that in Pennsylvania you can buy a special rider on your car insurance whereby you are not charged points for running over black people.


35 posted on 06/08/2014 6:35:27 AM PDT by layman (Card Carrying Infidel)
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I think it's the crosswalks. The crosswalks are racist.

It's the white paint. If the whole city wasn't racist, they'd use black paint on the crosswalks.

36 posted on 06/08/2014 6:38:47 AM PDT by PAR35
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To: ilovesarah2012

That seems to be the case.


37 posted on 06/08/2014 6:51:41 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (Stop wishing for a perfect world. You may get it. Who will you talk to then?)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Oh I know. They live under SUCH oppression! Everything and everyone is always doing them wrong. and on and on and on.


38 posted on 06/08/2014 6:52:43 AM PDT by Shimmer1 (The love that dare not speak its name is now the love that will not shut its *bleeping* mouth)
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To: ilovesarah2012

What color were the drivers? This is so stupid.


39 posted on 06/08/2014 6:52:44 AM PDT by Lil Flower (American by birth. Southern by the Grace of God! ROLL TIDE!!)
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To: ilovesarah2012

The way this reads to me, it has nothing to do with jaywalking.

You have a crosswalk that is not at a light. You have a pedestrian waiting at that crosswalk for traffic to pause and let him cross the street.

Motorists tended to stop more for white pedestrians.


40 posted on 06/08/2014 6:55:37 AM PDT by Pox (Good Night. I expect more respect tomorrow.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Maybe they should stop crossing the road after dark while wearing dark clothing. Listen, people, if you’re going to do that it would be a good idea to at least flash a smile.


41 posted on 06/08/2014 6:55:39 AM PDT by KevinB (Barack Obama: Our first black, gay, Kenyan, Muslim president!)
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HMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM
AL & Jessie need to cross more often. . . .
42 posted on 06/08/2014 6:55:43 AM PDT by DeaconRed (The only person real happy right now is Rabbit Boy. . . JIMMAH. . . . He is now the 2nd worst. . . .)
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"Jesse Jackson himself said that when he was walking down a street and heard someone following, he would be relieved to turn around and see it was a white guy."

That's what I was thinking, how may of the drivers who would not stop, were black?

43 posted on 06/08/2014 6:55:56 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Many blacks love to slow walk in front of white driver...many slow walk period

But they are undeniably harder to spot in street at nightnight


44 posted on 06/08/2014 6:57:27 AM PDT by wardaddy (we will not take back our way of life through peaceful means.....i have 5 kids....i fear for them)
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Hey AL run across the street and get me a beer like a good Boy! ! ! !
Jessie you run across the street and get me some pretzels. . . .
45 posted on 06/08/2014 6:58:54 AM PDT by DeaconRed (The only person real happy right now is Rabbit Boy. . . JIMMAH. . . . He is now the 2nd worst. . . .)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Terror in the crosswalks.

Women and minorities hit hardest.


46 posted on 06/08/2014 6:59:01 AM PDT by eartrumpet
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To: BillyBonebrake
Disruptive jaywalking is a taunt and dare routine practiced with gusto among African Americans.

Once an African American woman crossed the street in front of me while I was driving. I had the green light and she had the red light. But worse, she was also pushing a stroller with her infant baby in it. She even gave me that "taunt and dare" look. Unreal.

47 posted on 06/08/2014 7:00:17 AM PDT by NJRighty ("It's sick out there and getting sicker" - Bob Grant)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Maybe if autos had the right of way, there wouldn’t be this problem.

A couple of flat pedestrians with no recompense would stop this quickly.


48 posted on 06/08/2014 7:00:27 AM PDT by themidnightskulker
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To: KevinB

Or open your eyes real wide.


49 posted on 06/08/2014 7:02:38 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: umgud

We are not told how many black drivers were in the experiment.


50 posted on 06/08/2014 7:06:30 AM PDT by billhilly (Its OK, the left hated Bush.)
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