@Joseph P. Murray
I am an ex-liberal/right wing white person who also has an adopted Latino/Brown relative who I care for like a sister...At the same time, I hold pretty strong anti-immigration views, for a pleathora of reasons, cultural, racial, economic , etc. It is what it is... You're an ASSIMILATED Latino.
White Liberals don't "get" that just because certain whites are angry about black/non-white racism or political correctness on race or black crime doesn't mean that translates into being abusive towards non-whites, it just means we're more honest about the situation. We're tired of the abuse we receive from non-whites being denied away and also tired of being called "racists" for not wanting to put up with endless racial tension and black crime.
I would imagine Breezy Point is surrounded by some pretty thuggish, ghetto hoods and housing projects... There is no reason people would want to live around that riff-raff and the crime and tension it brings. It's barely "living". White Suburbanites do the SAME THING when they go to live in 90%+ white suburbs... Except you white liberals LIE to yourselves about why you move to those suburbs....
Also, BREEZY POINT IS *NOT THE ONLY 90%, 95%, 98%+ WHITE NEIGHBORHOOD IN NYC! ARE YOU KIDDING ME? PARK SLOPE 100% WHITE LIBERAL/LEFT WING YET IS LILY WHITE, ALL OF MANHATTAN BELOW HARLEM IS LILY WHITE... Open up your eyes! And your Latino Door Man doesn't count as "diversity", White Liberal. Yeah, Ok, there's a few white males in the building with Asian wives... get over yourself! Yeah, ok, there's like 2 Housing Projects in Park Slope that add a few blacks to the neighborhood... and they live in their own sub-world, their own sub-section of Park Slope. I see you White Liberals never eat the Mcdonalds with them there, do you? And they notice that too.
Btw, I lived in a Puerto Rican hood for 2 years and experienced no crime and no tension, no racial nastiness, so this is really an American Black problem we're talking about. No one wants to live around/deal with (ghetto) American Blacks... and they all have their reasons. It's not just the crime, it's the hostile attitude and endless racial fighting.
IT'S A KNOWN AND OBVIOUS FACT THAT IT IS NOT JUST "WHITES" SELF-SEGREGATING ANYMORE... EVERYONE IS DOING IT... Why don't you go beat up on the Chinese for having China-towns... How does China-town become China-town? Not through diversity... through a lot of self-selection I would say. Ditto for Latinos. Everyone has their own hoods in NYC... it's what makes NYC NYC...
A White Ex-Liberal
PS.... Really, you guys are so hypocritical with your 95% white liberal /non-diverse neighborhoods (do I have to list them all? UWS, UES, The Village (blacks may pass through, but none live there), Midtown, Carroll Gardens, Park Slope, Brooklyn Heights, on and on and on) and the worst part about it is you're not even aware of it or conscious of your own hypocrisy.
Most of the white right-wing hoods are now more diverse than yours... Grow up and join the real world. Almost all right-wingers have more experience living with/dealing with/working with/interacting with large groups of blacks, latinos, and asians than you do.
I grew up a typical Upper Middle Class White/Jewish Liberal in Westchester, NY. I have lived in NYC, and mostly Brooklyn, for almost 2 decades now. You are flat out wrong when you say Breezy Point is the whitest community or the only right-wing community in NYC. ALL of the white ethnic strongholds in NYC are right-wing... All native-new yorker, native Brooklynite whites, including the Jews (and almost all white Native New Yorkers are Irish, Italian or Jewish), are right wing now. They all display American flags everywhere (as a big f-you to Third World immigrants, which they drown in)....
And you know what? I'm on their side now too...
I agree some of the parade goers carried inappropriate signs.
But you must try to understand "these white people", these working class white folk you are so quick to point fingers at. Many have had 100's of awful/racist/nasty experiences with blacks, latinos, asians , etc. Many are "Fed Up" with political correctness on black/latino crime and the entire paradigm of "white racism" being the problem.
You poke fun at Breezy Point for being a "gated community". YET RICH HIPSTERS/YUPPIES IN MANHATTAN, BROOKLYN, EVERYWHERE, ESPECIALLY IN THE MORE DANGEROUS BLACK/LATINO HOODS ALWAYS HAVE BUZZER SYSTEMS AND PRIVATE SECURITY GUARDS IN THE LOBBY...
So what's the difference between that and a gated community?
I know African Black, Caribbean and Latino folks down in the Caribbean and Africa who almost always live in gated communities with armed security guards...the wealthier ones, that is.... They almost have to. The violent crime in such places is out of control. Living in a gated community is one way to keep your head from being blown off over a piece of jewelry.
You guys are coming across as typical Rich White Liberal/Stuff White People Like Hypocritical Double Standard bearers.
You're too busy attacking other working class "white" people to care about the onslaught of anti-white hatred ALL "whites" and people of European descent face, including Jews.
I only wish you could have walked in our shoes...
Btw, I do NOT live in a gated community or have a doorman or a buzzer...I live in a community in Brooklyn that is so safe, none of that is needed. While the community in it's totality is predominantly white middle/working class, I would argue I live on one of the most ethnically diverse streets in NYC. I have neighbors of all races and from 100's of national backgrounds. They also enjoy living in a "safe", non-ghetto, non-thuggish neighborhood.
I don't hate you... I can't... I was one of you. Please try to understand where people like us are coming from.
How's little Johnny's application to Private School going?
Us "right-wingers" actually go to schools with (ghetto) Blacks, actually ride the subways to work, actually have to interact with all these lovely, perfect "diverse peoples" you put on a pedestal but have no real world experience with.
Poeple have suffered a lot man!!!
God help us!!
1 is boring, 2 is annoying, and 3 is dumb.
Number one is the best by a long shot. As long-time TOP COMMENTER I should get 20 votes at least. I realize I have fallen out of the top five but that is only because the Measure has been blowing recently. You know its true. Lacy Warner might be able to turn things around for you. And once again I am liking my own comment motherfuckers!
You should change either the order of the entries or the order of names on the poll. They're mismatched and voters could mis-select their preference if they don't look closely at the authors' names.
so the best and the brightest in brooklyn are all transplants...
zv -white people should all leave brooklyn ..nuke the condos...fuck your mother williams burg
I've heard that the shape of the mouth is a mirror of the shape of the anus. does that apply to tightness also? i think so...not gross, just different ends of the same tube...
The old Brooklyn? Well it is too dark. This Brooklyn features white people, one sort of black woman and an Asian.
Alexander Heir, one of the people mentioned in this article said in regards to the 'Anything about Brooklyn that bugs you?' question -
"The inflated and ever increasing rent, the out of control police, and the rampant development without regard for the communities they build in."
2 out of those 3 things are the fault of people like you! Can you guess which ones?
Anything about Brooklyn that bugs you? HOW HAS NO ONE MENTIONED BED BUGS? The question came with half the answer!
skins rock... so shut the fuck up
VERY funny richard! But The Skins music is awesome, possibly in spite or because of their youth!!!
How long have you lived in Brooklyn?
Over fifty years.
Anything about Brooklyn that bugs you?
The young people.
What's next for you?
I await the companion piece, "The Worst of Old Brooklyn."
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