Comment of the Day: There's No Don't-Snitch Policy in North City

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Today's comment comes in response to a heated argument about voluntary racial division in this city, following our post "This Just In: St. Louis is Segregated."

"Brett" writes:

Ah, yes, the old saw, "my (spouse, best friend, etc) is black, so I can't be a racist". Been around forever, man. FYI, one's interaction with a few isolated people says little about their ability to make sweeping judgments about groups of people as a whole based solely upon the color of their skin.

Also, I live in North City and am lily white. All my neighbors are black. 90% of my street is black. 90% of my hood is black. Nobody I have met condones thuggery or has a 'don't snitch' policy. Not to say there aren't a minority of people that do - please don't paint all of us north siders with that tainted brush.

As Anonymous said above: "you don't know shit".

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Sarah Fenske

Sarah Fenske is the executive editor of Euclid Media Group, overseeing publications in eight cities. She is the former host of St. Louis on the Air and was previously editor-in-chief of the RFT and the LA Weekly. She lives in St. Louis.
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