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    So. . . here's the question:

    Why is San Francisco one of the wealthiest areas in the country (real estate prices were second only to NYC, the last time I checked), one of the most Liberal areas, and yet one that locks up blacks for drug crimes at a rate that is twenty times that of white folks in the same city?

    (Good luck.)
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    affirmative action for crack dealers

    they are trying to get an even keel
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    Quote Originally Posted by Metamorphosis View Post
    they are trying to get an even keel
    isn't a keel a part of a ship? I think they mentioned that word on some special on the Travel Channel the other day!

    is that expression derived from ships?
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    Quote Originally Posted by whatever View Post
    isn't a keel a part of a ship? I think they mentioned that word on some special on the Travel Channel the other day!

    is that expression derived from ships?
    Indeed. I love the travel channel and all of their luxury "look what you could have" shows about millionaires and billionaires.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haight View Post
    So. . . here's the question:

    Why is San Francisco one of the wealthiest areas in the country (real estate prices were second only to NYC, the last time I checked), one of the most Liberal areas, and yet one that locks up blacks for drug crimes at a rate that is twenty times that of white folks in the same city?

    (Good luck.)
    Maybe indicative of a deeper trend than political alignment; see Institutional racism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Perhaps as a way to maintain the economic status quo (more class bias than race, though...)

    Philosophy and practice can be oppositional forces.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Metamorphosis View Post
    Indeed. I love the travel channel and all of their luxury "look what you could have" shows about millionaires and billionaires.
    I generally prefer the shows about people eating disgusting things that are on Monday night. Speaking of disgusting things- what's the most disgusting thing you've ever eaten?

    (in my case it would be cow hump- it's basically a large chunk of fat- I could barely swallow it!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by whatever View Post
    I generally prefer the shows about people eating disgusting things that are on Monday night. Speaking of disgusting things- what's the most disgusting thing you've ever eaten?
    It's a sad day when young black men are being locked up unjustly and all you can write about is food.

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    Maybe indicative of a deeper trend than political alignment; see Institutional racism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Perhaps as a way to maintain the economic status quo (more class bias than race, though...)

    Philosophy and practice can be oppositional forces.
    Sure. But what is your personal opinion?
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    you dared us to derail it! I can't pass up a dare!
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    Good boy.

    Now answer the OP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haight View Post
    Sure. But what is your personal opinion?
    Likely, the disparity is a result of personal bias outweighing broad political opinion. Very possible that the Liberal outlook is a paper tiger, as it were.

    I think most people fear harder than they sympathize.

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