vincentpa wrote:blackduckdog2 wrote: And you tried (pathetically) to paint me as some sort of armchair elitist, who couldn't begin to understand the realities of urban race hate, by suggesting that my rhetoric might fly in my liberal circles but not with someone like yourself, who'd been around the block a bit. Laughable
who do you pal around with now my hardened inner-city ex-thug (by way of the suburbs) friend? I'm sure they aren't those unsavory types of your youth. They probably are very similar to those that I now pal around with, albeit a little older. Those people aren't from the old neighborhood, if you know what I mean.
Hey thanks, VP. Like I need someone to remind me of my age. Yes, I have in fact become your basic Seattle semi-urban (you just can't compare these neighborhoods to the places we grew up in) liberal. But the "by way of the suburbs" jab's a little unfair. My old man could tell you what a royal pain in the ass I was about being moved out of the city, and I went back whenever I could and moved back for good when I was old enough. Hanging out's just not the same at the town pool, say, as it is on the street corner. I do have one connection to the 'hood, if you will, through a young woman whose rap music I was "translating" into middle class American through a Seattle Arts Commission grant (Your taxes at work, man. Sort of ). Great fun, and I still talk to her from time to time. But I never went into her neighborhood after dark (on her advice)