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Harlem Then and Now

Paul3686 Wrote: Aug 08, 2012 1:11 PM
A good history lesson, Dr. Powell. It looks like we're in the same age bracket but I was raised in the South, and things have changed in the last 40 years. When I moved into my old home 40 years ago the doors didn't have any locks on them and I thought nothing about going to work at night leaving my children home. Today? I've got dead bolts on every door and locks on the windows. I used to travel the interstate going to and from work. I never hesitated to stop and offer help when I ran across a breakdown on the interstate. Today? I never slow down. The population has grown so much and there is more criminals today it isn't always safe to stop to give assistance.
0_BAMANATION Wrote: Aug 08, 2012 1:18 PM
.. and it will ever only grow worse in terms of crime as population.. especially black population... continues to grow. It would be far worse if the 25 million of them aborted since 1960 were here today... far worse indeed. They would be camping out in your backyard demanding handouts and other 'rights'.
Ron-CA Wrote: Aug 08, 2012 1:32 PM
O_Bam,
Your suggestion that it is a good thing that 25 million babies have been murdered through abortion is repugnant and offensive in every conceivable manner.
0_BAMANATION Wrote: Aug 08, 2012 11:31 PM
...good... and I am glad that a relative or family member of your or mine was not made a fatal victim by one of the 'unsaved' 25 million.
Books about the history of Harlem have long fascinated me -- my favorite being "When Harlem Was in Vogue" by David Levering Lewis. However, a more recent book, titled simply "Harlem" by Jonathan Gill, presents a more comprehensive history -- going all the way back to the time when the Dutch were the first settlers of New York, and named that area for the city of Haarlem in the Netherlands.

Most of us today think of Harlem as a black community, but it was not that for most of its 400-year history. John James Audubon, famed for his studies of birds, was...