Go back and read some of the accounts of Freak-nik here in Atlanta.
You are arguing that the behavior of extremely drunk college kids reflects on the behavior of high school kids of a similar racial background.
Well, let's see, in recent months we've seen riotous behavior by predominantly white groups of college students after sporting events at the University of Minnesota, the University of Maine, Ohio State University, and Michigan State University. By your logic, black kids should be boycotting proms that include white kids in Minneapolis, Orono, Columbus, and Lansing, out of fear of misbehavior.
To: Numbers Guy
One thing that is troubling is the rate of AIDS among blacks in the rural South-- it is at levels like those seen in the early days of the plague in Africa).
It is also spread heterosexually. I think that is troubling. That is unusual to see such levels in rural areas-- in gay and urban communities it is typical, but in rural, heterosexual populations it is odd.
I think the white kids hurt their friends, and I also see your point that the Afr. Amer. communities in these areas have terrible social problems. But then again, rural whites in middle america are now using crank and heroin at Amsterdam numbers.
The Heartland is in decline and there is simply no place to go to avoid the ills of city life.
To: Numbers Guy
Proms can be problematic. The upcoming prom at a local high school in the Pittsburgh area will have a dozen cops on duty with a breathalyzer machine, and they threaten to test any student that appears intoxicated. This high school is in the largely Caucasian South Hills area of Pittsburgh.
posted on 05/05/2003 8:53:36 PM PDT
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