Black Men Less Likely to Run in White Neighborhoods

Michelle Hamilton, Runner's World, October 2, 2013

Recent research by sociologist Rashawn Ray, Ph.D., an assistant professor at the University of Maryland, found that black men are less likely to run outside if they live in a predominantly white neighborhood. The opposite, however, was true for black women. They were more likely to be active in predominately white communities.

Ray surveyed 500 college-educated African-Americans living in urban and suburban areas across the United States in 2011 to explore why middle-class blacks were less physically active than their Caucasian peers.

“Research has shown that the higher one’s social class, the more likely she or he is to be physically active,” says Ray. “However, among blacks, social class does not explain the high prevalence of physical inactivity. Why do we see this? Without a better understanding of the barriers that lead to racial differences in physical activity among the middle class, we cannot devise effective policy solutions to combat the obesity epidemic.”

Ray says 50% of blacks get no physical activity at all, compared to only a third of whites. He cites racial bias as a key barrier.

“Black men are criminalized by the inability of others to separate a black male from crime,” says Ray. “Black men in white neighborhoods are more cautious of how they exercise and less comfortable in those neighborhoods because many black men have had social interactions in which they were profiled simply for being black and male.”

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In addition to the survey, Ray collected ethnographic data that examined the activity level in public spaces in different parts of the country. He found that Atlanta, Georgia and Prince George’s County, Maryland had the highest concentration of college-educated black men in the country, and that the physical activity level among black men in these communities was higher, likely, he says, because the men were less likely to be criminalized.

At the other end of the spectrum, Bloomington, Indiana and Brentwood, Tennessee had the lowest percentage of college-educated blacks, and his data showed that black men were less likely to exercise in the these whiter communities.

Black women, on the other hand, were less likely to be physically active in black neighborhoods because these areas are perceived to be, and often are, less safe, according to Ray.

Lack of welcoming exercise facilities was another factor keeping black women from being active.

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Ray says the running community can help break down stereotypes by advertising upcoming races and running clubs in churches, hair salons and barbershops, places where black people congregate.

He also encourages race directors to route their events through black neighborhoods, an idea supported by the National Black Marathoners Association.

The practice would let “blacks see we can run something longer than a quarter-mile,” says Anthony Reed, the association’s co-founder and executive director.

Ray suggests race directors and other running organizations also seek out representatives of black organizations and bring them to the table.

He’s encouraged by groups like Black Girls Run, a 62,000-member strong community that’s helping to diversify running.

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  • John Ulfsson

    Oh no, what a tragedy! We all know white people were only put on this earth to make blacks as comfortable as possible.

    • Raised Its Ugly Head

      “Change” is the new comfort zone.

  • David Ashton

    Be grateful for small mercies.

  • Andy

    “Research has shown that the higher one’s social class, the more likely she or he is to be physically active,” says Ray. “However, among blacks, social class does not explain the high prevalence of physical inactivity…”

    …Atlanta, Georgia and Prince George’s County, Maryland had the *highest* concentration of college-educated black men in the country, and that the physical activity level among black men in these communities was *higher*, likely, he says, because the men were less likely to be criminalized… At the other end of the spectrum, Bloomington, Indiana and Brentwood, Tennessee had the *lowest* percentage of college-educated blacks, and his data showed that black men were *less likely* to exercise in the these whiter communities.

    ________________________

    His evidence shows exactly the opposite of what he’s saying: social class does explain the differences.

    • me

      Not only that, but when a Bantu is running, it’s usually AWAY from a crime they’ve just committed. If I see a Bantu running, it never crosses my mind that the Bantu is EXERCISING/JOGGING. The Bantu doesn’t voluntarily exert him/herself unless there’s a basketball, dancing the jigaboo, beating up ‘Whitey’, or a chance to get something free…

      • pcmustgo

        Prospect Park here in Brooklyn is full of blacks working out, biking, etc… then again, those are the classey ones. Full of whites doing the same.

        • pcmustgo

          Caribbean blacks also form lots of soccer leagues here in Brooklyn

        • Jefferson

          Defending Blacks now, I see. I notice you have at least 1 nice thing to say about almost every Nonwhite group except Asians.

          You must have an extreme hatred of Asians don’t you. Because you bash Asians more than all of the other Nonwhite groups combined.

          My theory for this is that you pcmustgo only hate a Nonwhite group if you are not physically attracted to their men.

          I think you are physically attracted to Mestizo men and Black men, hence why you don’t bash them as much as Asians. You find no Asian men physically attractive, hence why they are the Nonwhite group you hate the most.

          • pcmustgo

            No, I really have had few issues with Asian men. I do online dating and contact 100’s of white men at a time. I have 3 dates scheduled with white males I am attracted to coming up. I refuse to date men I am not at least somewhat attracted to, so , there you go. I am not “always defending Blacks”. I just give credit where credit is do. I am just being honest that I do see some (middle/upper middle “bourgeois” black males and females running in Prospect Park. And biking. This is the top 1% of Blacks, I’m sure.

            I’ve had dozens of horrible incidents with Blacks. The second group next to that I had nasty experiences with were Asians. I just don’t have much experience with Mexicans, so I’m not in a personal position to knock them, although I”m aware of their IQ and crime problems. Those personal experiences are what drive me.

            Secondly, about 80% of the nasty racial incidents I had in life were with the WOMEN of other races. Which is not to say the men of these races are great, I’m just being honest about the gender based nature of racism, and the obvious sexual competition involved. I know full well if I were a white male, I’d be taking it from the males of these races.

            I also don’t hate asians- or blacks… or anyone. I’m a really nice person that tries to do right by anyone. I’ve noticed they tend to hate /not like/disrespect me quite a bit, and often for overtly racial reasons. Just because I”m willing to admit Asians tend to be boring immigrant types does not excuse away the bad behavior and crime of Blacks.

          • pcmustgo

            As for saying something nice about Asians- I like their food, some of their artwork, their yoga/massage/physical therapy practices, traditional clothing, etc. Is that good enough for you?

  • Andy

    Ray says 50% of blacks get no physical activity at all, compared to only a third of whites. He cites racial bias as a key barrier.

    “Black men are criminalized by the inability of others to separate a black male from crime,” says Ray. “Black men in white neighborhoods are more cautious of how they exercise and less comfortable in those neighborhoods because many black men have had social interactions in which they were profiled simply for being black and male.”

    _________

    Where is his *evidence* that this is caused by racial bias or blacks’ fear of racial bias? Whites’ opinion polls? Blacks opinion polls? Cases of innocent black joggers being attacked or arrested in their own neighborhoods?

    • Son of Galton

      I don’t where the evidence is now, but I know what part of his anatomy he got it from (and it wasn’t his brain).

    • DonReynolds

      This sounds like a pretty thin excuse to me…..
      Black men do not exercise in white neighborhoods, where they insist on living, and refuse to exercise anywhere else. Is this some kind of protest?
      Naaah…….that bees the reason I quit runnin and exercize, cuz they hate me where I live.

      • sickandtired

        I pass through an effluent neighborhood that’s on a golf course each morning on the way to work and all I see out running at 6:00am are blacks, male and females. Then again, they don’t have to worry about being assaulted in a mostly white neighborhood.

        • Brian

          The golf course area is affluent; the ghetto is effluent. Heh…

          • blight14

            See my post above, the picture is worth 1000 words….

    • Stan D Mute

      Evidence you ask? Where have you been the last 20 years? ANY disproportionality between blacks and whites is PROOF of “racism”. If whites are more likely to bathe daily it can only be because showers are racist (many are white aren’t they?).

      It doesn’t have to make sense. It’s faith based. Just believe that whites are evil racists and all will be clear to you.

  • Puggg

    Left to their own devices, blacks aren’t really into running for physical exercise except for sprinting.

    Black men are criminalized by the inability of others to separate a black male from crime

    Sure, because where would we get a silly idea like linking black men to crime?

    Ray says the running community can help break down stereotypes by advertising upcoming races and running clubs in churches, hair salons and barbershops, places where black people congregate.

    I’m sure ghetto hair salons and beauty spots are just full of people that really look forward to doing 5k and 10k.

    “National black marathoners association”

    I’m sure most of their members are Eastern Africans.

    • Jesse James

      Once again whites are called on to do for the black what they refuse to do for themselves.

    • Why on earth would the running community want to attract blacks? “Let’s see: ill-mannered, check. Violence-prone, check. We need some of those!”

  • MerlinV

    Professor “Rashawn” says we must understand the “barriers” for blacks. In other words, its RAAAACISM!

  • bigone4u

    I’m happy, happy, happy that blacks aren’t out in jogging shorts running their big fat butts off because if they stay indoors then I don’t have to look at the mounds and mounds of jiggling fat and that mass of dark skin.

    • capnmorgan5150

      Don’t forget the smell!

      • RisingReich

        (Gag) – Did you have to mention that?

        • capnmorgan5150

          Yeah, I kinda did. You’re welcome!

      • Katherine McChesney

        I was at Goodwill the other day. A young black man passed me and I gagged. The stench of his body odor was sickening.

        He must be french. LOL.

  • Kathy M

    Where is the study focusing on why white runners are less likely to run in black neighborhoods and the black pathologies responsible for this? Who would be in more peril — a black running in a white neighborhood or a white running in a black neighborhood? We need a study on this with national media attention given to it.

    • John R

      I hear you. But, respectfully, we don’t need a STUDY of this; it’s called empirical evidence!

      • Kathy M

        No need to be respectfull. I was being sarcastic. And we all know the media will never focus on the black-on-white race war that has been going on for decades.

        • sickandtired

          Kathy, I don’t feel John was being disrespectful to you with his comment. Where I live, some thi9ngs are obvious and only have one
          explanation.

    • sickandtired

      There’s no need for a study, the answer’s obvious.

      I live in the deep south and an area that’s 80% black and I can tell you some stories.

      It’s sad that it has to be like that. I treat everyone the same until they show me reason to treat them other wise. But, me and my family have suffered greatly at the hands of blacks. I drove a city bus for year and I saw and learned things I never thought was possible. It didn’t matter the age ……6 to 60.

      Fedzilla has a lot to answer for….

  • WmarkW

    >Black women, on the other hand, were less likely to be physically active
    in black neighborhoods because these areas are perceived to be, and
    often are, less safe, according to Ray.

    No kidding.

    It’s essential to racially profile groups of people, qua a group.
    It’s just wrong to arrest somebody for it, because arrests are of individuals, not groups.

  • Son of Galton

    Black joggers are probably the LEAST threatening class of blacks (jogging suggests greater conscientious, lower time preference for health and other areas of life, etc.) , especially if they’re doing so in nice areas.

    Any black man who’s paranoid about being stopped while jogging is either completely Jim-Jones-delusional, or IS actually a criminal on a wanted poster somewhere.

    No, MISTER Ray, the truth is that blacks, on average, have higher time preferences, less discipline, less intelligence, etc.–all of which correlate with poor exercise habits.

    • Mike Conrad

      I’ve never seen a black man jogging. Running, yes, to avoid arrest, but never jogging. Too much like work.

  • Jefferson

    Rashawn, with a name like that I wonder what his racial background is ?

    • Mike Conrad

      wtf, he mama be careless n forget da apostrophe?

  • Trevor Pilsbury

    Racial profiling saves lives. Africans should be profiled. Often.

    There are many ways to stay fit without jogging. I recommend Judo.

  • MekongDelta69

    “Sociologist (Rashawn Ray, Ph.D.) says they are afraid of racial profiling.”

    Uh-oh. What we have here is a failure to edjumakate.

    I’ll wait for Doctor of Black “Rashawn” to come out with a headline entitled:

    “White Men Less Likely to Run in Black Neighborhoods”
    “Sociologist (Rashawn Ray, Ph.D.) says they are afraid of DYING.”

  • The Final Solution

    Must be cuz of them raciss crackas dat done took them b-ballin courts away.

  • Truthseeker

    He also encourages race directors to route their events through black neighborhoods, an idea supported by the National Black Marathoners Association.

    That’s playing with fire.

  • robinbishop34

    Then why do they move to predominately white areas?

    • Bobbala

      Racism is like catnip to a negro.

      • robinbishop34

        Unfortunately for a lot of whites as well.

      • Fighting_Northern_Spirit

        I’m sorry, that mental picture had me rolling on the floor laughing.

        • Bobbala

          Think about. They can’t resist chasing after what they bitch about … constantly. They never leave for the benevolence of a “racism” free black neighborhood, county, state, country or continent.

          They know. They just can’t admit that they can not provide for themselves any where near as well as “racist” provide for them.

          It’s funny because it is true.

    • leftists are delusional

      Because it only takes about an 85 IQ to figure out you don’t want to live in a negrohood.

  • sbuffalonative

    “The opposite, however, was true for black women. They were more likely to be active in predominately white communities.”

    Black women know they won’t be raped and murdered by white men.

    • baldowl

      Nor will they even be approached for conversation.

  • The Final Solution

    Just put up a bunch of signs advertising free chicken and watermelon and they’ll come running.

  • cecilhenry

    Hello???

    NO whites feel comfortable running in black communities.

    Ever wonder about THAT???

    If whites are ‘running’ in such a community, Its usually to escape from something really serious.

    And how about the fact that whites DON’T want to live in black communities– what does that say about blacks.

    What hypocrisy.

  • Spartacus

    “Black men in white neighborhoods are more cautious of how they exercise
    and less comfortable in those neighborhoods because many black men have
    had social interactions in which they were profiled simply for being
    black and male.”

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    • Raised Its Ugly Head

      I find this picture highly offensive.

      Suggesting that evil apes and filthy bastards have something in common with blackest n’gro Diversity is unconscionable.

      I demand you recognize the pain you’ve caused to evil apes and filthy bastards, acknowledge your ignorance, and atone by making a big financial donation to my Foundation for Greater Sensitivity to Evil Apes and Filthy Bastards.

      We can’t all move forward together as one until Evil Apes and Filthy Bastards are protected from such callous and unthinking cruelty.

    • Jesse James

      Thanks for another good graphic Spartacus. The faces alone proclaim the truth about the real racial injustice in America. Fifty years of unopposed racial warfare by blacks against whites is enough. Enough is enough.

    • Boris McGuffin

      And yet that graphic doesn’t even begin to cover it. That’s equivalent to less than about one day’s worth of black achievement.

    • Beloved Comrade

      Let’s give Incog the credit he deserves for putting together those graphics. He says each one takes a long time but that he’s happy to have them spread far and wide. Link to site: Incogman [dot ] net

      • Spartacus

        They have “Incogman” on them, bottom right . All except the last two are from that site .

  • dd121

    If a black man goes running by my house (especially if he’s carrying a TV) he has reason to be afraid. Very afraid.

  • Raised Its Ugly Head

    I’m afraid to run through black “neighborhoods” because of the dangerous risks of being racially profiled for White privilege.

  • RisingReich

    “Inability to separate black males from crime” ? Seems the FBI statistics are having the same difficulty.

    Black men are dangerous and are especially suspicious when found where they typically are not – in nice White neighborhoods.

    Moral of the story? If the poor Blacks don’t want to be ‘profiled’ – then stay out my neighborhood.

  • RisingReich

    Interesting. Thanks for the tip.

  • Romulus

    Could it be that 13% of the population (negroes) commit 55% of all the murders in the nation!! Blah blah evil white people blah blah racism!!
    The same old tired broken record.

    • ms_anthro

      When you consider that it’s black males between the ages of 14-60 that are committing 55% of the murders, the number is even more shocking. Closer to 5-6% of the population is responsible for well over half the homicides. Think about that.

  • Katherine McChesney

    ‘…Bloomington, Indiana and Brentwood, Tennessee had the *lowest* percentage of college-educated blacks’

    Could Tim Wise be to blame for this? He lives in Brentwood…far from the black community of north Nashville.

  • JohnEngelman

    Black joggers are safer in white neighborhoods than black neighborhoods.

    • MBlanc46

      Which, of course, is why they want to be in them.

  • Raised Its Ugly Head

    Blacks are superstitious- comes from their cannibalism and snake worship.

    Use it to your advantage.

    • OhWow

      They also LOVE conspiracy theories i.e. they think they came from kings and queens, they think ancient Egyptians were black, they think 9/11 was an inside job, they think white men poison their water, they think they get locked up just for being black, etc.

      • Lagerstrom

        They did invent peanut butter though. Oh and don’t forget…Beethoven was black!

        • [Guest]

          If Beethoven had been black, he wouldn’t have composed the Geister (Ghost) Trio. Too spooky.

      • Katherine McChesney

        They also believe that we engineered their drug dealing ‘entrepreneural’ spirit.

    • MarcB1969

      They also believe sterilants are placed in dark soft drinks like Coke. When I waited tables they regularly ordered 7UP, hot tea or the closest approximation of Kool Aid available.

  • Luca

    Dr. Rashawn Ray’s next research articles, (not in any particular order): Racism causes insomnia, prostate cancer, high blood pressure, promiscuity, low IQ, high testosterone, gluten intolerance, baldness and infidelity in black men.

    This is what you get when the Liberal academic mills pump out dumbed-down, affirmative action exams so the Rashawn’s of the world can get a PhD in African American voodoo-ology.

  • John R

    What? So black people are less likely than White people to run, or to join running clubs? OK. I give up. I think I WILL join a running club then like so many of my family and friends have advised me! (Actually, I think many running clubs could use this as an argument to get more people to sign up.)

  • APaige

    Most black men running in white neighborhoods are criminals.
    “Black men are criminalized by the inability of others to separate a black male from crime.” No Rashawn black men are criminals by their inability to stop committing crime.
    P.S. What do you call a black man with a PhD?
    A ni**er.

  • Global Minority

    Then why do they want to be in a white neighborhood in the first place if they are so “afraid” of racism? PLEASE! Move away from us and leave us be.

  • NoMosqueHere

    In NYC, necessary aggressive policing of blacks, including Stop & Frisk, has been ruled unconstitutional “racial profiling” by a Federal District Court Judge. So, we will probably see black thugs and joggers alike start encroaching into white areas.

  • ncpride

    “Black men are criminalized by the inability of others to separate a black male from crime,”

    This statement is so preposterous, it’s hard to know where to begin. Considering the staggering amount of black male crime of every kind from rape to murder, and the problem getting worse by the year, it’s OTHERS (Whites) who criminalize them. Just.. wow. You have to wonder about the sanity of the people who write this nonsense. Apparently, Whites are supposed to ignore the staggering violent statistics on black males, and pretend nothing is amiss, risking our safety for the sake of their feelings. Not a word to the ‘brotha’s’ condemning them for their constant senseless violence that make any rational person fear them… even their own. This entire article is trash, written in La-La Land.

    • MBlanc46

      It’s the black males who have a hard time separating themselves from crime.

  • Blacks frequently run is White neighborhoods, it’s called:

    Running from the cops.

    • Luca

      Or: leaving the scene of a crime.

  • We see an occasional black couple on the Cottonwood Creek path here. It is always the same couple; they do need to lose some weight. Colorado is the least obese state in the US, with Hawaii as a close second.

    • Norseman

      Is that caused by the ethnic demography, a rough outdoor culture or something else? Instinctively I would have guessed that the least obese states would have been the northernmost New England states, Montana or (South or North) Dakota.

      • The blacks and greaseritos tend to be overweight here, but I think it is the scenery that makes everyone else want to get outside. Who needs television? Colorado Springs has Palmer Park, amazingly pretty, and we still haven’t explored all the trails there. There’s also Garden of the Gods. A bit north, there’s Castlewood Canyon, which I found completely by accident: I turned off I-25 to escape a massive traffic jam.

        Northern Colorado Springs isn’t very bicycle-friendly, but I have sometimes gone to the supermarket on cross-country skis. We get 300 days of sun a year here, which means that while I have SAD, the winter season doesn’t bother me.

        We do different things during the winter. Sayaka does a lot of sewing, and I build things in the basement machine shop or work on cars in the garage.

        I can’t imagine why folks from upper New England are more overweight. Maybe it is food and culture.

        • Ella

          It’s definitely not from fresh grown cranberries and blueberries. New Englanders do have fierce long winters and maybe, a higher elderly population.

  • MBlanc46

    “[B]lack neighborhoods…are perceived to be, and often are, less safe,…”

    Which is why sensible whites become concerned when they see black males in their neighborhoods. They don’t want the causes of the unsafety of black neighborhoods in their neighborhoods.

  • DonReynolds

    Let me guess……white women and white men are MORE LIKELY to run in black neighborhoods? Oh, I see……whites were not included in the survey. The comparison was only black men and only black women.

    • Jesse James

      Yes they only consider blacks, the well being of whites is not the concern of the intelligentsia, the press or the government, If it were a concern they never would have destroyed segregation.

  • DonReynolds

    Anything that will work.

  • DonReynolds

    (I cannot stop laughing)
    We are plagued with morbidly obese black women because the exercise facilities are not welcoming enough?
    It has nothing to do with their greasy diet, or digging a grave with their fork, or the constant grazing of sugar and salt and cheap cola?
    This is too funny.
    Of course, I blame the Federal government with providing so many of them with FREE FOOD……in the form of hundreds of dollars worth of food stamps (EBT) every single month.
    Here is a suggestion that might work and prove popular with Michelle Obama…..cut food stamps for the morbidly obese in HALF until they get down to a normal, healthy weight. Manage the overweight problem in this country by dealing with the cause….. billions in free food provided to seriously overweight people. Deal with the cause.

    • 1proactive2

      It will never work because you just demonstrated some adult common sense. The Feds don’t work that way.

    • Anon

      Actually, the problem isn’t really with food. Not even with food choice. And it certainly has nothing to do with food stamps actually spent on food.

      The problem is drugs. This has been a problem ever since food stamps were invented. Actually it was a problem long before. Use of food money for drugs is the REASON food “stamps” were invented. A big part of the problem is the communists in both parties think drugs are wonderful and a useful tool to kill off white people. White people disagree (or used to disagree…I’m not so certain anymore). Food stamps are easy to turn into drug money…and that is intentional. Under Obama, the problem has easily doubled. As in, the amount of food stamps has doubled. The amount of FOOD consumed has, ummm, not. All those extra food stamps go to buy drugs.

      Back to obesity. What is the MAIN cause of obesity. Carbs? No. Fast food? Proven fraud….no. Meat….hahahahaah….no. Cake, candy, ice cream and other junk food….maybe….but not the main issue. The main issue is drugs. Most drugs cause “the munchies” which is a euphemism for the fact that anyone who uses drugs is being forced to consume double to triple the calories they normally would. Drug use among blacks is nearly universal. Show me a black who says he doesn’t smoke pot every day, all day long and I’ll show you someone who is lying about what he spends his food stamps on. The average black is probably eating about 5 to 10 THOUSANS calories a day. Drugs is the reason why. Even the stupidest black person would not normally do that.

      • pcmustgo

        Pot causes the munchies. All the other drugs cause you to skip meals/ eat less, get skinny, particularly stimulants…

        Also, I know a lot of white pot heads… I’ve known many blacks that didn’t smoke pot.

    • Lagerstrom

      “Digging a grave with their fork”, I haven’t heard that one before. Thanks Don, I’ll be using that one through the course of my day-to-day life, good one!

  • Sure, because I know that the next time I see a black on a run in my neighborhood with my own eyes, (and in my whole life, I’ve only ever seen it happen three times, not counting when I was on little league and high school baseball teams), that it’s my ultimate desire to chase after him, tackle him and beat him up, accusing him of being a criminal all the while. What, you mean to tell me there’s a man hiding somewhere underneath all those dreadlocks?

    When, oh when, will W3C give us an HTML sarcasm tag?

  • Spartacus

    Why just him ? They should kill all five of them. After that, the other 40some million, who are no better .

  • Biff_Maliboo

    Did you know that there’s an edition of “Runner’s World” magazine that exclusively caters to diversities?

    It’s called “Stop, thief!”

  • Jesse James

    Other blacks of course, never has so little been said by so many all at the expense of so few.

  • Jesse James

    It would be a much safer world for everyone if this were true. Each to his own.

  • IanJMacDonald

    As you drive around your town at night this October, check out the long lines of people waiting to get into the various “haunted house” attractions such as Screamworld and Nightmare on the Bayou. You’ll see nary a Bantu standing in line as haunted houses are definitely in the category of “stuff black people don’t like.”

    • MarcB1969

      Their own neighborhoods provide enough scariness year-round.

  • gemjunior

    Racism again. The all-purpose excuse. Disgusting.

  • Boris McGuffin

    Why would black people not like spooks?

  • Boris McGuffin

    Blacks run at night, which means you can’t see them unless they smile.

  • Boris McGuffin

    I once saw a large black guy carry a blonde girl to the top of the Empire State Building.

  • Bill

    Sometimes I think blacks don’t want racism to end, because then they will have nothing else in which to blame everything that’s wrong in their lives.

    • willbest

      That is actually my default assumption until somebody proves otherwise

  • 1proactive2

    This black “sociologist” projects mightily.

    PROJECTION: Ascribing aberrant or violent behaviors to others that one is guilty of having. Example: Al Sharpton labeling someone racist.

    “Black men are criminalized by the inability of others to separate a black male from crime,”

    Most “others” are very able to determine the danger element common with black males, professor. The ones that aren’t are non-blacks that are ignorant of black ghetto culture, and who wander or venture into black areas for an expected pummeling or death. The only people with an “inability” are ghetto blacks, professor.

    “Black women, on the other hand, were less likely to be physically active in black neighborhoods because these areas are perceived to be, and often are, less safe, according to Ray.”

    Gee, professor, ya think?

    Black women/girls WILL be attacked in black neighborhoods so they are safer in white neighborhoods. They’re not “less likely” to be attacked in a white neighborhood, they won’t be. Even the most illiterate black female knows this.

    Sociology is more and more becoming part of the toy department of public universities along with sports, and resentment courses such as “women’s” and “black studies”. To think this prof actually draws a paycheck.

    • Black neighborhoods are perceived to be unsafe because they are unsafe. Blacks made these neighborhoods unsafe.

      • FormerlyEdNY

        Exactly, a bad neighborhood means black neighborhood. A good neighborhood means White neighborhood.

      • 1proactive2

        Oops! Too much reality for college professors to digest.
        They prefer fantasy, I’m sure.

  • 1proactive2

    Yes, that was an hilarious sentence.

    Oh where oh where is the welcome mat with smiling greeters? The black women are waiting, ready to exercise, if only a welcoming committee is available.

  • bubo

    White man makes them fat, white man makes them get heart disease, white man makes them get high blood pressure.

    Separate ourselves, racist. Move back in to the cities WE built, racist.

    I’m so tired of it.

    • KittyAmerica

      And whites don’t provide “welcoming exercise facilities” for black women.

      • Katherine McChesney

        The Y in East Nashville is over run with blacks. There’s even a black guy who hits on elderly White women for sex and money.

  • Voice of Reason

    Dat beez true about blacks being “spooked” . I remember a 3 Stooges episode where the boys were cooks and Moe whacked Curly over the head with a sack of flour giving him a ghostlike appearance. A groggy Curly inadvertently bumped into the colored butler. You should have seen him shuffled hims feets outta there!

    • me

      Yup. Classic! The stuff that was honestly broadcast before the ‘politically correct’ Socialist dictators seized power.

      • bilderbuster

        Roosevelt was a socialist dictator.

    • Katherine McChesney

      Mantan Moreland probably. He was also in the Charlie Chan films.

  • Nathanwartooth

    “However, among blacks, social class does not explain the high prevalence of physical inactivity. Why do we see this?”

    This is easy to explain. Many of the Blacks in the middle and upper class simply don’t belong there. The correlation between keeping fit and your income is because both are correlated with IQ.

    But with so many handouts for Blacks, they can make it to middle or upper class while still having a low IQ. So they only get the wage, not the other benefits like realizing you should stay healthy.

  • cablegirls

    The whole thing is utterly pathetic:

    “Black men are criminalized by the inability of others to separate a black male from crime,” says Ray. “Black men in white neighborhoods are more cautious of how they exercise and less comfortable in those neighborhoods because many black men have had social interactions in which they were profiled simply for being black and male.”

    Yeah, right. This was a SURVEY. They answered how they wanted to:

    “The hell I’m gonna admit I’m just lazy. I bet this guy would like to see me write that I’m discriminated aga

  • Garrett Brown

    “Rashawn Ray, P.H.D” I laughed and stopped reading there.

  • JackKrak

    Blacks less likely to run in white neighborhoods???

    What about the 100m stolen car radio dash?
    The 110m hurdles with a flat screen tv on your back?
    The “run till your saggy jeans fall to your ankles” freestyle????

    • Whitetrashgang

      You forgot the, I am going to get 10 years for rape hurdles.

  • I mailed Lemaricus Davidson a post-card, in which I wrote “Who’s the b-word, now, n-word?”

    The Knoxville Horror saddens me enough that I usually won’t read articles about it. If I was allowed access to Davidson, I could probably make being gang-raped and then suffocated seem like the most fun in the world.

    The feds gave me a head-shrinker for three years. Psychoanalysis didn’t change anything substantial. I just look at anger in a very different way. I’m almost never angry anymore, but I’m angry about black behavior. I just put all that anger away because I can’t do anything useful with it. At this point in my life, I don’t even wish I could.

    • Luca

      Almost all anger is misplaced and a waste of emotion. Don’t get mad, get even.

      • Katherine McChesney

        Revenge is dangerous and not recommended. There’s nothing wrong with anger IF one acknowledges it and moves on instead of hanging on to it.

  • They’re talking to other blabber mouth motor mouth black women who think that just talking for the sake of talking is the ne plus ultra of civilization.

  • Yale2001

    Worthless research, but on an important note: White men should not run in black neighborhoods. I just read an interesting article yesterday. Mr. O’Toole (a marine vet that was running for charity) was punched by a black man as he passed (for no reason at all).

  • Brian

    “Black men are criminalized by the inability of others to separate a black male from crime,”

    Black men are criminalized by the inability of their cousins to separate themselves from crime. There, fixed it.

  • Sighisoara

    The landlord of the house next door was thinking about renting the apartments there through section 8. We put some fetish items (like chicken legs with feathers and some Lovecraftian symbols) in and outside our window where they were very visible to prospective tenants. It really works folks.

    • ms_anthro

      This is hilarious if true.

    • Lagerstrom

      I moved into an old spacious run-down house years ago. I found two items that were left behind; an early-seventies paperback copy of the Necronomicon and a bundle of ‘How to Learn Russian’ cassettes.

  • Alex Dihes

    I can understand that. I am, a white voter from a white neighborhood don’t want to waste the brain power of the geniuses in my place — the World Science needs them.

  • Bleakvision

    “…we cannot devise effective policy solutions to combat the obesity epidemic.”

    Why would anybody want to do that in the first place? If you want to be obese, by all means be obese. Only a totalitarian would care about other peoples weight.

    • willbest

      Well when you are paying for everybody’s healthcare you want to minimize that cost. Alternatively we could just make fat people pay the extra $1,000 a year like we do smokers and you might find people figuring out how to stay thin.

      • Ella

        The overweight politician would object to higher risk premiums related to obesity.

  • Magician

    ..

    • Magician

      How to catch a black man #2

      – put a dime on the ground

      • Mike Conrad

        No silly, that takes effort. That’s how you catch a Chosen Person.

  • dumbfuckdemocrats

    How likely are whites to run in black neighborhoods due to fear of being beaten to death for being white?

  • Puggg

    No negro shall be deprived of life, liberty or property without due process of the Colonel.

  • Anon

    I think my primary reaction to seeing a black person jogging would be absolute shock and fascination over something I’ve never seen before.

    Athletics for black people is basically young blacks taking steroids from age 10 on up in massive amounts. It’s a side effect of all the other massive amounts of drugs they do. Think about this. The same people who deal crack, meth, pot and everything else are also the prime source of illegal steroids (there is a much less known source of steroids that non-recreational drug using athletes use…but that’s like 1/100th of the 1% in the know….the less said, the better).

    Black youths love to jack up on steroids, then take speedy drugs like crack and hit the gym. Spend any time at all in the black neighborhood and you will see two types of black youths. Really obese, black kids. And, almost comically ripped, built muscleguys (all with really skinny legs….cough). But the girls are all of one type….hugely, obese.

    I have never….NEVER, ever, ever, ever seen a black person engage in anything remotely smacking of cardiovascular exercise.

  • Keep Honkin I’m Reloading

    ghosts and snakes are to blacks as garlic and sunlight to vampires

    • blight14

      I’d much rather have vampires in my neighborhood…..

  • Ella

    I see many Asians jogging who live a fit lifestyle. For Blacks, they just socialize and gab before dark with the passersby. Maybe we should blame White obesity on fried chicken, peanut butter, and BBQ wings.

  • libertarian1234

    “Black Men Less Likely to Run in White Neighborhoods.”

    That’s absolutely a bogus assertion. Completely false.

    They run all the time in white neighborhoods when they’re fleeing the scene of a crime they committed.

    Or when they’re in a mob trying to chase whitey down in order to beat him and steal his cell phone.

    Or when they’re in hot pursuit of one of the 37,500 white women they rape every year….on average.

  • LIBERTYSINCURSION

    It’s always whitey’s fault. If your a fat lazy pig who is white it’s because you’re not exercising and eating unhealthy. If you’re a fat lazy pig with black skin you’re a victim of racism.

    How PATHETIC! Personal responsibility, or any form of responsibility for that matter is a totally foreign idea to these people. These people are laughably PATHETIC!!

  • blight14

    We all know about the so-called ‘stereotypes’ and how they’re ‘bigoted prejudgements with no basis in fact’, right? Well here are our new ‘neighbors’ overlooking the 5th fairway in our golf course community……I’m rather sure that ‘stereotypes’ are based on repeated patterns of behavior. There should be a few things you’ll note in the picture.

    • IstvanIN

      Are those old tires by the lamp post?

      • blight14

        Ha, they’re old tires on a *&^%^ basketball goal……in the FRONT DRIVE! Note the total lack of lawn maintenance too….there are four that we know of on the golf course, I can take you around and its EASY to pick out the four.

        • IstvanIN

          In a fancy neighborhood you usually put the hoop in the back and have a nice lawn. I couldn’t tell the basketball standard was for a hoop, the picture wasn’t clear to me. I totally missed the bad lawn.

  • cablegirls

    Like I said above (about the black men), this study was conducted as a SURVEY, not empirically. If “lack of welcoming exercise facilities” was an answer choice on the survey, you’d better believe it’s going to be checked off rather than any answer admitting personal responsibility.

  • Tom_in_Miami

    Too bad we can’t get Professor Ray to read the comments about his article in AmRen. It would be interesting and humorous to see his attempts at rebutting the facts proffered by our community.

  • Anon

    Eastern european women don’t do that….hint hint.

  • Anon

    There is a huge difference. White obese people tend to be over 50. Black fat chicks start under age 15. Few live to be age 50.

  • OhWow

    “Black men are criminalized by the inability of others to separate a black male from crime”

    Now let’s switch a few things around to see how ridiculous it sounds: “Spitting Cobras are criminalized by the inability of others to separate a Spitting Cobra from a fluffy bunny”

  • Beloved Comrade

    Blacks are only doing what they’re being allowed to get away with. At one time, they knew their place and black criminals that assaulted whites were taken care of immediately and the community sent a very strong message. Now they are considered heroes in the black community and the media won’t report their crimes no matter how heinous. This is because our government and media were taken over by hostile, anti-white, non–whites.
    Blacks are in charge of exactly nothing. They do not run the TV stations, radio stations, government, school system, etc. Nothing. They might think they do but they don’t. Ditto for Obama. A sock puppet in charge of nothing.
    Black “empowerment” is being used to destroy and displace whites. THAT is the White genocide agenda the non-white American government has implemented and it would be well for everyone to understand this. They mean to eradicate us from the face of the earth and their evil plan is already well under way. Flooding our homelands with 3rd world dregs is a big part of this plan. No white homeland = no white race. Period.
    WE must recognize and know our enemy before we can destroy him, and our main enemy ain’t blacks.

  • Beloved Comrade

    Could you put up a link to that site? It deserves our attention. I 100% blame the media for not publishing this story except for locally. If it weren’t for the Internet, few of us outside Tennessee would even know about it. I’m in Northern California and never heard a word until I read the shocking details on line. Trayvon Martin? 24/7 news for months on end, and the little p***k got what he deserved.

  • bilderbuster

    If you’re White & stuck in a Black neighborhood you better run for your life.

  • Michigan Patriot

    Where is the concern for Original Americans ,aka, gringos or cracker by our brown & black brothers ? Any and all Whites would be left for dead within minutes upon entering minority neighborhoods, including priests or nuns.. That is not racial profiling on their part but racial extinction ; big difference !

    • Katherine McChesney

      ‘…priests or nuns…’

      It isn’t safe around them either.

  • NoMosqueHere

    Whites need to be able to live free and prosper without the constant threat of black violence hovering over them. Since blacks will never leave the US voluntarily (or even if you paid them), all anti discrimination laws need to be eliminated. Let my people go.