|2003/11/03 18:34:19 PST by Aetrus [0/15]
Hmm. Yeah I could fall into the trap that Mystik did and say that all spanish, by spanish I mean spanish speakers, drivers are bad drivers. The most noticable bad drivers are the ones driver lemons, those are bad cars that have a crap load of problems and need drastic body work. The reason I see these is of course because they stick out like a sore thumb. So naturally I'm likely to remember that one more than the moron in the nice new Honda Civic who just cut me off.
I mean in my area there are a lot of spanish speaking people, usually from Puerto Rico, or Mexico, and sometimes it's like Davy said "Spot the white boy". Nothing against spanish people its just that they tend to bring their problems with them. NOT all mind you, but a vast majority are part of the "family" in Reading, and Allentown. (sister city to Reading England supposedly) Reading, PA is a drop point for drug distribution from NYC. It's like a drug mall there. Head to Buttonwood for crack, head towards the high school for weed swing by the river front for...etc. The cops are all in on it and the mayor is totally inept. (beyond all comprehension) Now the city is by majority spanish speaking. Anyone from the surrounding white suburbs might conclude that all spanish people are drug dealing thug-brothers, and thug-sisters. This isn't true. While many of the ones I know do come from low income areas, most of them don't do/sell drugs. It's the local chapters of the latin Kings/Queens who run the show, and of course the subcultures don't stop at spanish. There's a rather UNheathly* rave culture, Goth culture, and various Punk cultures as well most of them supply the demand for the drugs.
*by unhealthy I mean seriously f----d up. I love a good underground trance rave, but these are hardcore psychedelic techno raves where they deal E at the door, and you check your inhibitions there too. Most people come in wearing leather...let's leave it at that. You gotta dig for it, but its there.