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(Omaha World Herald)   The city with the highest homicide rate amongst African Americans is A) Chicago; B) Detroit; C) Omaha   (omaha.com) divider line 124
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2014-01-24 08:54:18 AM
This is Omaha's Benghazigate.
 
2014-01-24 08:54:33 AM
Damn you, Peyton Manning!
 
2014-01-24 08:57:57 AM
That's a lot of skittles.
 
2014-01-24 09:12:26 AM
I didn't realize that there were black people in Omaha... though at the rate they're going, I guess there won't be any for much longer.
 
2014-01-24 09:27:38 AM
Is this raw numbers or per capita?  Because if one black guys gets murdered in Omaha that drops the African American population by %25*.

/DRTFA
//*Farcical number for humor, not intended to be accurate representation of population figures. (Because Fark has gotten damn literal of late.)
 
2014-01-24 09:29:34 AM
30 in one year? So like Chicago over a weekend?
 
2014-01-24 09:30:00 AM

Eddie Adams from Torrance: I didn't realize that there were black people in Omaha... though at the rate they're going, I guess there won't be any for much longer.


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oh, hai!
 
2014-01-24 09:30:58 AM

edmo: 30 in one year? So like Chicago over a weekend?


fun fact: omaha is smaller than chicago.
 
2014-01-24 10:42:38 AM
THANKS, OMAHA!
 
2014-01-24 10:42:57 AM
simple enough solution

dont be black
 
2014-01-24 10:43:19 AM
Shenanigans. There are no black people in Nebraska period.
 
2014-01-24 10:43:43 AM

FlashHarry: Eddie Adams from Torrance: I didn't realize that there were black people in Omaha... though at the rate they're going, I guess there won't be any for much longer.



oh, hai!


I'm greening you purely for this reference, which I would have never expected on Fark.

/gj
 
2014-01-24 10:44:24 AM
static1.businessinsider.com

You mad, bruh?
 
2014-01-24 10:44:30 AM
What are african americans?
 
2014-01-24 10:44:44 AM
Yeah, Jamal killed Tyrel last year.  So of black people in Omaha, 1/3 are dead, 1/3 are incarcerated, and 1/3 are lonely.
 
2014-01-24 10:45:09 AM
Nebraska hates black people?  Color me shocked.  And by shocked I mean white because I don't want to be shot by a cornhusker.
 
2014-01-24 10:45:19 AM
Somebody be takin' they purple drank.
 
2014-01-24 10:46:13 AM

Ennuipoet: Is this raw numbers or per capita?  Because if one black guys gets murdered in Omaha that drops the African American population by %25*.

/DRTFA
//*Farcical number for humor, not intended to be accurate representation of population figures. (Because Fark has gotten damn literal  liberalof late.)


Better.
 
2014-01-24 10:46:19 AM

diaphoresis: What are african americans?


This shiat again.

/Boring
 
2014-01-24 10:47:46 AM
There are like 3 black people in Nebraska.  If one gets killed that is a 33% murder rate.
 
2014-01-24 10:49:18 AM
I think it's the cold. You can't get into a fight when it's -17 below. Your knuckles would shatter.
 
2014-01-24 10:49:38 AM

diaphoresis: What are african americans?


Here's one:

www.joblo.com

I think she's naturalized ??!
 
2014-01-24 10:52:55 AM

Mell of a Hess: diaphoresis: What are african americans?

Here's one:

[www.joblo.com image 650x488]

I think she's naturalized ??!



LOL. You all have no new plays in your playbook. Is this still as funny to you the 272nd time? Or do you all repost it in hopes that someone who has never been on the internet will see it and attribute it to you? I'm genuinely curious.
 
2014-01-24 10:54:14 AM

Mell of a Hess: //*Farcical number for humor, not intended to be accurate representation of population figures. (Because Fark has gotten damn literal  liberalof late.)

Better.


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2014-01-24 10:57:37 AM

Eddie Adams from Torrance: I didn't realize that there were black people in Omaha... though at the rate they're going, I guess there won't be any for much longer.


By rate, that means that if one black guy shoots another and is hung for it, the rate in Omaha reaches 100%
 
2014-01-24 10:59:39 AM

mike_d85: Nebraska hates black people?  Color me shocked.  And by shocked I mean white because I don't want to be shot by a cornhusker.


I now you are being cute, but this is exactly what is wrong with race relations in the US. Cute and funny to say that white people kill black people, say one negative thing about the actions if a black person and well, you are a racist ad only saying such critical things because the person is black.
 
2014-01-24 10:59:51 AM

DROxINxTHExWIND: Mell of a Hess: diaphoresis: What are african americans?

Here's one:

[www.joblo.com image 650x488]

I think she's naturalized ??!


LOL. You all have no new plays in your playbook. Is this still as funny to you the 272nd time? Or do you all repost it in hopes that someone who has never been on the internet will see it and attribute it to you? I'm genuinely curious.


Slow morning.  I wanted to ogle Charlize.  Sorta seemed obligatory.  Like when ceiling cat or clock spider makes an appearance.  No, I don't feel original or even humorous because of my post.

Sorry I offended your sensitivities.  I will never be boring or predictable again.  Promise.

Curiosity satisfied?

Now go get your shine box ...
 
2014-01-24 11:03:02 AM

WhyKnot: mike_d85: Nebraska hates black people?  Color me shocked.  And by shocked I mean white because I don't want to be shot by a cornhusker.

I now you are being cute, but this is exactly what is wrong with race relations in the US. Cute and funny to say that white people kill black people, say one negative thing about the actions if a black person and well, you are a racist ad only saying such critical things because the person is black.


/know
 
2014-01-24 11:06:20 AM
With over 110 homicides in Jacksuckville, FL last year and most of those black-on-black, it always amazes me how the media doesn't give a damn. Oh wait, because that's something the black community doesn't want to deal with or talk about.
 
2014-01-24 11:06:58 AM

FlashHarry: edmo: 30 in one year? So like Chicago over a weekend?

fun fact: omaha is smaller than chicago.


fun fact, the article is about the STATE, not the city.  Subby's headline is fail.  Nebraska has the highest rate.  Omaha does not all of Nebraska make.
 
2014-01-24 11:07:45 AM
Fun Fact: Bob Gibson, the greatest Cardinal pitcher of all time and one of MLB's best ever, was born in Omaha and still lives there. Watch out, Gibby!  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Gibson
 
2014-01-24 11:08:45 AM

XMark: THANKS, OMAHA!


Dreadful subject. Fantastic line.
 
2014-01-24 11:14:11 AM
Stay away from North O.
 
2014-01-24 11:15:18 AM
I know it's fun to say "Omaha?  There are African Americans in Omaha??" because [flyover country] and [racist rednecks] and [everything else you imagine about it], but, yea... there are African Americans in Omaha.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omaha,_Nebraska#2010_census


2010 census
As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 408,958 people, 162,627 households, and 96,477 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,217.9 inhabitants per square mile (1,242.4 /km2). There were 177,518 housing units at an average density of 1,396.8 per square mile (539.3 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 73.1% White, 13.7% African American, 0.8% Native American, 2.4% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 6.9% from other races, and 3.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 13.1% of the population. Non-Hispanic Whites were 68.0% of the population.[118]
 
2014-01-24 11:16:08 AM
No mention in the article about how many of the African Americans killed in Omaha were killed by other African Americans.  That is the most serious problem facing African Americans.  If I'm not mistaken, a relatively small number are killed by non-African Americans.

We are frequently presented with statistics like this and we're supposed to gin up outrage or whatever.  The number of murders is outrageous.  But the victimization of a race by itself should be cause for concern about deep societal problems within the community.  It's probably not racism.  It's probably not a gun culture or all races would be killing themselves off.  Is it gang-related?  Drug related? related to the family situation in their background?  Education?  Has this always been true of this race or has it been developing?  What changed in the lives of African Americans that precipitated this?

Those are hard questions with which most people, especially politicians, don't want to deal.  But until we, as a society, do, the situation will not improve.
 
2014-01-24 11:16:59 AM
It's the heart that matters more.
 
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2014-01-24 11:22:34 AM
Is Nebraska a red state?

upload.wikimedia.org

Oh yes it is.  Redder than all other states apparently...
 
2014-01-24 11:24:28 AM
I forget - is it Omaha or Tulsa that really sucks?
 
2014-01-24 11:25:39 AM
I'm supposed to care .. why?

New York State; 155,000 abortions per year. Highest Murder Rate in the nation. Omaha pales by comparison ..
 
2014-01-24 11:26:03 AM

WhyKnot: Say one negative thing about the actions if a black person and well, you are a racist and only saying such critical things because the person is black.


Couple that with the assholes who openly believe all blacks are sub-human, and you get <opens envelope> race-relations in America, in a nutshell.
 
2014-01-24 11:28:21 AM
Nebraska, please...
 
2014-01-24 11:29:16 AM
The black population of Omaha is HEAVILY marginalized. North Omaha is textbook definition of ghetto - difficult to get to, difficult to get out of and difficult to get through. The schools are shiatty and the local commercial base is largely geared toward low income - liquor stores and fast food. It is hard to find decent paying work, transit sucks, and what you're left with is poverty, isolation and desperation. It is a nasty cycle. The only real effective solution is to reduce taxes on wealthier Omahans.
 
2014-01-24 11:35:39 AM
I wonder what Whyte Myk, Lucky Charms, and Flo Cain have to say about this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjjEMkNomRc
 
2014-01-24 11:35:44 AM

WhyKnot: mike_d85: Nebraska hates black people?  Color me shocked.  And by shocked I mean white because I don't want to be shot by a cornhusker.

I now you are being cute, but this is exactly what is wrong with race relations in the US. Cute and funny to say that white people kill black people, say one negative thing about the actions if a black person and well, you are a racist ad only saying such critical things because the person is black.



You sound oppressed. I wish that my biggest issue with race relations were that someone MIGHT call me a bigot if I said marginal things. Hell, I'm called a bigot everyday on here for having the audacity to make the point that not all black people are savage criminals. Maybe if you could say the negative thing about the person without mentioning their race as a contributing factor, people would be less likely to label you. Treat people as individuals and I promise you that no one will call you a bigot for criticizing a person who happens to be black.
 
2014-01-24 11:36:51 AM
upload.wikimedia.org

Aisle seat , please...
 
2014-01-24 11:40:12 AM

Mr. Right: No mention in the article about how many of the African Americans killed in Omaha were killed by other African Americans.  That is the most serious problem facing African Americans.  If I'm not mistaken, a relatively small number are killed by non-African Americans.


i use to live there, and yes, the black population has nothing to fear from the whites. it actually isn't very redneck there, more vanilla midwest and friendly. the threat is black-on-black violence so callous and severe i think it would shock even the hardest L.A. or Chicago gang members by Omaha gangs levels of racism, ignorance, and violence toward their own community, especially their indifference to black children getting killed.

the black community has nothing to fear from the whites there, but the opposite is very true unfortunately, even just as collateral damage. the gangs all seem to focus on each other, but a lot of whites get caught in the crossfire. one of my good friends was a delivery van driver, and he was killed when carjacked by an omaha gang - they wanted the van for a drive-by on rivals, did so, and then dumped the van in the river minutes later.

they didn't even tell him to get out of the vehicle or give him a chance, just walked up to the van, shot him, and then for laughs went to the drive-by dragging him down the road alongside the van, tied to a seatbelt, until he died. these are not normal people. even for gangs.
 
2014-01-24 11:40:52 AM

conjecture and hearsay: I forget - is it Omaha or Tulsa that really sucks?


Both.
 
2014-01-24 11:42:51 AM

DROxINxTHExWIND: WhyKnot: mike_d85: Nebraska hates black people?  Color me shocked.  And by shocked I mean white because I don't want to be shot by a cornhusker.

I now you are being cute, but this is exactly what is wrong with race relations in the US. Cute and funny to say that white people kill black people, say one negative thing about the actions if a black person and well, you are a racist ad only saying such critical things because the person is black.


You sound oppressed. I wish that my biggest issue with race relations were that someone MIGHT call me a bigot if I said marginal things. Hell, I'm called a bigot everyday on here for having the audacity to make the point that not all black people are savage criminals. Maybe if you could say the negative thing about the person without mentioning their race as a contributing factor, people would be less likely to label you. Treat people as individuals and I promise you that no one will call you a bigot for criticizing a person who happens to be black.


Works for me.
 
2014-01-24 11:45:10 AM

Ivan the Tolerable: Mr. Right: No mention in the article about how many of the African Americans killed in Omaha were killed by other African Americans.  That is the most serious problem facing African Americans.  If I'm not mistaken, a relatively small number are killed by non-African Americans.

i use to live there, and yes, the black population has nothing to fear from the whites. it actually isn't very redneck there, more vanilla midwest and friendly. the threat is black-on-black violence so callous and severe i think it would shock even the hardest L.A. or Chicago gang members by Omaha gangs levels of racism, ignorance, and violence toward their own community, especially their indifference to black children getting killed.

the black community has nothing to fear from the whites there, but the opposite is very true unfortunately, even just as collateral damage. the gangs all seem to focus on each other, but a lot of whites get caught in the crossfire. one of my good friends was a delivery van driver, and he was killed when carjacked by an omaha gang - they wanted the van for a drive-by on rivals, did so, and then dumped the van in the river minutes later.

they didn't even tell him to get out of the vehicle or give him a chance, just walked up to the van, shot him, and then for laughs went to the drive-by dragging him down the road alongside the van, tied to a seatbelt, until he died. these are not normal people. even for gangs.


My sister lives in Omaha (LaVista, actually), and she would concur with your appraisal. Get ready to be called racist for pointing it out, though.
 
2014-01-24 11:53:28 AM
FlashHarry:
oh, hai!

Omaha's on a river.  Lotsa Blackfolk came up from the South in the early 1900s.  The first NAACP chapter west of the Mississippi?  In Omaha.  First Black-owned film company?  In Omaha.

There was a huge big band/jazz scene in Omaha back in the day.  Buddy Miles (most famous for his work with Jimi Hendrix, although he was an accomplished musician in his own right) was from Omaha.

And there was that Malcolm X guy.

I'm not saying Omaha is like Detroit or Atlanta, but it certainly isn't, say, Butte or Salt Lake City.
 
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