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Is that tweet legit though? There are plenty of people saying their phone networks are fine, Twitter's fine etc.
That's really cool. And also unexpected, since they've never exactly been a 'political' band and I strongly get the impression that Ozzy, at least, is probably a bit of a wally. (Although obviously a total dude at the same time.)
from personal experience, it’s a very nice place to live if you’re a middle class white person. but even living in that bubble, it’s hard not to notice that the affluent neighborhoods are overwhelmingly white (and liberal), and the less wealthy neighborhoods largely not white. no fancy statistical analysis needed, it’s just obvious. the level of de facto racial segregation is obvious.one striking thing is that Minneapolis is quite laidback as big American cities go. the legacy of all that Scandinavian niceness and liberality.
not that there aren't the same issues as anywhere - I haven't been there in a long time, but I remember a lot of tension around the Somalian immigrant community, for one - but it's a comparatively nice place
sure. that's the case in every American city I've ever lived in or visited. de facto racial segregation and uneven wealth distribution are America.the affluent neighborhoods are overwhelmingly white (and liberal), and the less wealthy neighborhoods largely not white
yeah wasn't arguing with you, just thought your observation was a nice jumping off point. minneapolis is bad even by US standards, but i totally agree that it wouldn't be one's first pick as a flashpoint.sure. that's the case in every American city I've ever lived in or visited. de facto racial segregation and uneven wealth distribution are America.
I wasn't saying MPLS is free of that, but I'm familiar with some of its less affluent areas (most of the punks lived in Phillips etc, still do I think?) + the city in general, and it just doesn't have anything that can compare with the South or West sides of Chicago. or Baltimore, Detroit, LA, etc. which isn't to minimize such problems as do exist.
all I was really saying was that it wouldn't be your first pick as flashpoint, unlike prior flashpoints (Oakland, Baltimore, Chicago).
tho that in itself just speaks to the universality of the problems - systemic racism, militarized police brutality, etc - in America.
yup, tons of NYC cops/firefighters in Staten Island and rockaways. bet hardly any live in Manhattan, aside from way uptown.cops living in their own insular communities outside of the places they police, or at the very edge if laws require them to live in city limits, is a common American thing as well