Screw anybody who knocks Minneapolis. As far as it being "ghetto", there is alot of truth to that claim. It really depends on where you go in the city though, and if you have only visited for a little while then youve probly never been to the bad areas. Yes, for a big city MPLS is rather white. Its about 67% white, 17% black, 11% hispanic, 6% asian and the rest Native or mixed race. However go to North MPLS And its about 90% black. Other posters on here claim MPLS is nothin but white boy posers who think their city is ghetto.. Yea maybe around the rich lakes area, but walk down the street in ANY area of the Northside or in the Phillips neighborhood on the Southside and you'll see whats up. Drug dealers are on almost every corner, gunshots are NOT uncommon to hear day or night. Summertime is much worse but people dont care what time of year it is in the hood. In the summer of 1995 Minneapolis earned the rep "Murderapolis" this was because in the summer of 95 MPLS HAD THE HIGHEST MURDER RATE OF ANY BIG CITY IN THE COUNTRY!!! Its not nearly as bad now as it was back then, but the same things go on in the hood. I remember being in a kind of decent area on the Southside a few years back sitting in my car at a gas station. A group of about ten young black kids run up to me. The leader of the pack, who was probly no older than 10, had a wad of 20's in his hand. He says to me "ya'll got a dub ya'll got a dub?" Of course what he meant was $20 worth of weed. I declined and they went away. Or how about the time I was on a ride along with the police on the Northside for about 6 hours on a sunday in October. During that 6 hours there were from what I remember AT LEAST 7 "shots fired" calls over the radio. Thats on a lazy Sunday night!!!! MPLS is no Gary, no Baltimore, no Detroit. But for its size MPLS is dangerous and shouldnt be confused with that "Minnesota nice" bullshit... Look up the facts, then call my city soft, you out of town pussies.
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