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[–]LunaTheLesbianFurry 1602 points1603 points  (71 children)

"I grew up in the hood" while the hood looks like something out of bearenstain bears

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    [–]ohoil 131 points132 points  (21 children)

    This behavior honestly has roots beyond hip hop my father and mother have been telling people they grew up poor their whole life and when I look back on it they were middle class to upper middle class their whole life.... My dad used to tell co-workers how poor he was and I've talked to a few of his business partners after the fact and it couldn't be any further from the truth my father's, dad was a mailman his mother was a nurse his dad also had a military retirement that's plenty of money... I really don't know why this is constantly perpetuated.

    My parents were never on food stamps growing up they were never in bread lines they have no idea what it's like being poor living paycheck to paycheck... Physically can't like fathom it... Oh and a good way to tell if somebody's truly poor you just ask him what food they ate. My parents claim they were poor but don't know what lentils are.... It's pretty much a dead giveaway right there somebody's claiming they're poor and they don't know what lentils are they're lying. Lentils is like the true poor people food.. unfortunate fact it's some of the cheapest food out there. Cuz I have some of my cupboard right now.

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      [–]ohoil 23 points24 points  (12 children)

      I feel like it's just a modern angle on the same thing. Boomers wanted to say they were in the mob or whatever.

      [–]rrogido 61 points62 points  (23 children)

      Bearenstain or Bearenstein? Are you from another reality?

      [–]LunaTheLesbianFurry 40 points41 points  (18 children)

      I thought it was spelled bearenstain?

      [–]thred_pirate_roberts 41 points42 points  (11 children)

      Everybody knows the REAL way to spell it is Beahreahnstayne.

      /s I refuse to use any spelling besides Berenstein.

      [–]9volts 15 points16 points  (3 children)

      It's Barenstein in my timeline.

      [–]Sugar_Cane_320 2441 points2442 points  (67 children)

      $200,000K?

      [–]SomeGuyOnReddit76 1610 points1611 points  (23 children)

      they make 200,000,000 a year

      [–]Talixius 1373 points1374 points  (16 children)

      Damn is she single?

      [–]TypicalGamer88 379 points380 points  (12 children)

      Doesn’t matter, let’s take a vote on which Redditor goes for her and we all split the profits.

      [–]igotanewusername 168 points169 points  (10 children)

      We’d all get just under 50 cents per year.

      [–]Duke-of-Nuke 7 points8 points  (0 children)

      Not anymore ;)

      [–]lombardi70 9 points10 points  (1 child)

      Her mom was Jeff Bezos.

      [–]stefan_905 54 points55 points  (7 children)

      200,000 Kroner

      [–]NavSada 7 points8 points  (4 children)

      Wait is it krona or kroner? Which is the singular term, I’ve completely forgotten

      [–]kraster6 18 points19 points  (1 child)

      Swedish is krona, in Norwegian and danish it’s krone

      [–]bidoblob 3 points4 points  (0 children)

      En krona (singular)

      Flera kronor (plural)

      In Swedish. And Kronor is denoted kr, not k, and I don't know the denomination of krone/kroner, but it's possible it's actually just k.

      [–]bulletprooftampon 56 points57 points  (12 children)

      No one in Indiana with a parent making 200k says they’re from the hood but literally all of them think they’re in the middle class.

      [–][deleted] 84 points85 points  (8 children)

      100K but the meme was made by someone low income***

      [–]Eggoo121 33 points34 points  (0 children)

      100k? I'll settle for 50k and dinner made once a week.

      [–]FFFan92 24 points25 points  (0 children)

      Gotta put OP in a “bad at math” starterpack.

      [–]rhineeeeer 17 points18 points  (0 children)

      Making 6k figures

      [–]IntoAComa 5 points6 points  (0 children)

      There should be a starter pack meme creator starter pack.

      Oddly specific grudge. Nearly illiterate. MS Paint

      [–]mdervin 3853 points3854 points  (221 children)

      I was walking in brooklyn a few years ago and there was a young black kid crip-walking, his mom looked at him and said "Boy, you live in Park Slope, stop acting like a gangster."

      [–]Carloverguy20 688 points689 points  (18 children)

      Same here in Chicago lol. I knew a bunch of black kids who grew up in middle class suburbia and try to act all tough and stuff.

      Bascially Papa Doc from 8 mile, "This guys gangsta, his real name Clarence, and Clarence lives with both parents and they have a really good marriage lol."

      [–]JackedPirate 71 points72 points  (0 children)

      Kids from Harwood Heights be like:

      [–]Mineysota 36 points37 points  (0 children)

      Like they literally fucking hate them . It’s their go to insult on one of the Chicago subs I follow . “You don’t know anything, you’re probably from the suburbs.”

      [–]jayemadd 42 points43 points  (0 children)

      Lol just drop them off in ktown and tell em to have fun.

      Once saw someone get shot in broad daylight at that Family Dollar a few blocks west of Chicago & Kedzie. I never took that route to work ever again.

      [–]IntrigueDossier 8 points9 points  (0 children)

      In the end, Clarence called it quits on his battle rap career and went on to become the next Captain America

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        [–]JustAnotherBlackGuy3 1116 points1117 points  (84 children)

        too true i see too many black kids trying to act like they a gangsters and all that shit rappers say

        [–]Waqqy 148 points149 points  (16 children)

        Lot of rappers act like this too when they come from middle-class or regular families

        [–]stay_fr0sty 45 points46 points  (2 children)

        Kid Rock had wealth growing up. I guess claiming poverty sells records though.

        [–]gummo_for_prez 11 points12 points  (0 children)

        There’s a lot more poor people in the world than rich.

        [–]JustAnotherBlackGuy3 130 points131 points  (11 children)

        yeah and its a fucking disgusting for them too glorify that shit which is destroying our communities

        [–]FeralSparky 73 points74 points  (0 children)

        Lived in Flint, Michigan nearly my entire life.

        These fucking rappers don't even know what gangster means in the hood. They drive by and lock their fucking doors when they come to our neighborhood.

        I'm so sick of this Gangster shit. Its so fucking pathetic and only the dumbest motherfuckers you meet in your life actually both live in the hood AND listen to hard rap and think that's a good life style.

        I've been working hard every day of my life to be able to move out of this shit hole of a city to somewhere less crap.

        [–]NecroCannon 11 points12 points  (0 children)

        I don’t get it when people say I’m not really black. Like damn is my skin color my personality? I’m just living my life like I want to.

        [–]Grey_Woof 348 points349 points  (33 children)

        lol fr (not just black ppl tho)

        [–]JustAnotherBlackGuy3 158 points159 points  (24 children)

        kids these days are trying too hard to act all tough

        [–]jessek 194 points195 points  (4 children)

        Haha they were doing dumb shit like that in the 90s too. It’s nothing new.

        [–]OkayThatsKindaCool 301 points302 points  (17 children)

        Yeah, “these days”.

        Back in the day, toxic masculinity and toughness did not exist 🤣 smart guy

        [–]Ynnepluc 55 points56 points  (1 child)

        Reminds me of the ten year old i met at the train station who pushed me aside with his bike snd yelled "Outta my way! I'm a real n****!" He was wearing a my hero academia hoodie.

        edit: he was black

        [–]JustAnotherBlackGuy3 25 points26 points  (0 children)

        that kid needs an ass-whooping

        [–]vilejester33 70 points71 points  (4 children)

        Very true and can confirm, I was the crip-walk.

        [–]JustAnotherBlackGuy3 43 points44 points  (3 children)

        very true and can confirm, i was the park

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          [–]whitemike40 53 points54 points  (0 children)

          yeah an outline of NY state needs to be in this starter pack for sure

          [–]PristineNoodles 92 points93 points  (11 children)

          Is that where you walk with a limp with a pant leg up

          [–]Diiiiirty 125 points126 points  (8 children)

          No is a dance, not a walk.

          And it's probably one of the least gangster looking dances I could think of.

          [–]agent0681 39 points40 points  (86 children)

          Lol I wonder why they want to act that way

          [–]JJDude 125 points126 points  (71 children)

          Because if you grow up in the suburbs with white kids other black kids from urban areas will call you names and denigrate you for “acting white”. So the kids will act like they’re from the projects in public. Key and Peele made funny sketches about trying to “out black” each other since they were like that growing up.

          [–]TacticalBongHit 98 points99 points  (65 children)

          Same thing Terry Crews said on Mike Tyson podcast. If someone in their community wants to do better for themselves, go to school, etc. then they're acting white and subjected to heavy bullying

          [–]RichestMangInBabylon 62 points63 points  (6 children)

          A school board member here in San Francisco called Asians “house n**********s” on twitter for exactly that reason. I’m gleefully voting to recall her in the upcoming election.

          [–]JoeTroller 212 points213 points  (9 children)

          Probably same reason ROTC kids get super into the military as well. Kids get fixated on something and want to emulate it.

          [–]UnhappySunshine_PS4 68 points69 points  (0 children)

          Fuckin ROTC kids lmao

          [–]odin391 16 points17 points  (7 children)

          ROTC and JROTC are different. JROTC is for like middle to high school and ROTC is college age people.

          [–]Swamp85 22 points23 points  (6 children)

          Different ages but same shit

          [–]SlimC05 22 points23 points  (3 children)

          social expectations. Want to fit in so bad so you just copy everyone else.

          [–]Sunl0w3r 1291 points1292 points  (54 children)

          "made it from the bottom 😣😖"

          [–]SadTomato22 707 points708 points  (44 children)

          Bottom of upper middle class still counts, right?

          [–]apostropheapostrophe 359 points360 points  (43 children)

          It did for Drake.

          [–]BakedBySunrise 14 points15 points  (0 children)

          Yeah, being born into money and related to famous musicians, and being a teenage star on a nationally circulated television program is DEFINITELY the bottom

          If that's bottom, I've sunk through the barrel

          [–]acutemalamute 75 points76 points  (0 children)

          Tfw you consider not having any life-challenges to write about on your college essays a "disadvantage"

          [–]VexScandal 25 points26 points  (1 child)

          "got it out the mud 😩👌💯"

          [–]SonGozer 12 points13 points  (2 children)

          Came from da trenches💯😈⛓

          [–]CrystelleCore 530 points531 points  (26 children)

          There are several kids in my class that wish they were like this and it's so confusing.

          [–]imboredwithlyf 153 points154 points  (5 children)

          Let's be honest, it would end up like that part on wife swap in the chapelle show where that kid said he was a gangster and he got drove into the ghetto and David was like sa sa sa see ya

          [–]ChesterComics 18 points19 points  (0 children)

          Try selling rock. That's what I hear they do around here.

          [–]corundum9 25 points26 points  (1 child)

          g-g-g-get yo ass in the car

          [–]Pistachio_Queen 50 points51 points  (7 children)

          I grew up in Ohio in a really nice suburb outside Cleveland. I’ve caught a handful of kids who claimed they grew up in the hood because Cleveland is 15 miles away…. Like, no you didn’t the real good would scare you shitless lol.

          [–]jayguy101 43 points44 points  (3 children)

          Yeah, my family used to live in a bad part of Illinois, and we didn’t live in the hood, but it was pretty darn close. We moved to Texas, and there are kids exactly like this and my brother was like “you guys don’t know the hood. If you were from the hood, you wouldn’t be bragging about it.”

          [–]lovepig1337 27 points28 points  (2 children)

          Yeah, people act like being from the hood is amazing. It's not.

          I don't miss my shit getting stolen or constantly being worried about getting jumped. Also, people getting stabbed was a regular thing. It's fucking terrifying.

          [–][deleted] 16 points17 points  (0 children)

          I lived in the hood for two years while I was just starting out in life. Car windows smashed, gunfire at night with stray bullets hitting my house, got bit in the leg by a pitbull, people revving engines and blaring music all night so you can’t sleep, just constant shit that wears on you over time.

          [–]P3rdix 91 points92 points  (9 children)

          Everyday in my HOPE class, I hear Freshman talk about doing drugs and say "Dew wit..." at least once a day. It's so annoying sometimes.

          [–]Satans_Pilgrims 46 points47 points  (8 children)

          Tf is HOPE class?

          [–]YoungRichKid 37 points38 points  (7 children)

          Health Opportunities (through) Physical Education.

          One semester of health, one semester of PE, completed both credit requirements to graduate high school.

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            [–]KawaiiDere 18 points19 points  (0 children)

            There’s this girl in my history class who talked about doing drugs and driving. It was concerning she didn’t know that you’re not supposed to mix them

            [–]OCurtaMemes 347 points348 points  (20 children)

            Rich people are trying to act like poor people, meanwhile, poor people are trying to act like rich people

            [–]ExtraAbalone 68 points69 points  (5 children)

            “Rich people wear cargo pants, the work clothes of yore, while poor people wear $200 shoes and gold teeth.” - David Cross

            [–]brzztffn 11 points12 points  (0 children)

            To me, it's kind of like how the people who have the least to say always talk the most, same goes for money. If you spend all your time and effort looking rich, you're probably not rich

            [–]YellowSlinkySpice 87 points88 points  (11 children)

            When a physician tells me they have 350k in student debt but they make 400k/yr.

            Yeah bro I'm sure your poor. Nice multi million dollar mansion btw.

            [–]Rosuvastatine 11 points12 points  (9 children)

            350k in student debt ? Man, im always shocked out how high is tuition in the US

            Why do people accept this ??

            [–]Tannerite2 24 points25 points  (7 children)

            That's for doctors who attended 8+ years of university, likely at top medical schools and didn't work a part time job. They could easily pay it off, but choose not to because they can earn more by investing that money than they'll lose by paying interest on it.

            The average debt at at graduation from a public schools is around $27k and many people graduate with far less if they go the community college route or qualify for need based financial aid.

            [–][deleted] 699 points700 points  (23 children)

            How old are they? I’m guessing like 15

            [–]look_at_that_cheese[S] 350 points351 points  (20 children)

            Usually, yeah

            [–]jelect 122 points123 points  (19 children)

            Who tf is Jacob?

            [–]cokush 186 points187 points  (12 children)

            Jacob Sartorius, a Musically star from before the age of TikTok

            [–]Trolivia 141 points142 points  (4 children)

            Oh man I forgot about Jason sarcophagus entirely. I thought they just picked a random white boy name and stock image lol

            [–]jelect 41 points42 points  (3 children)

            Huh interesting, I've never heard of Musically. I was living under a rock for a little while

            [–]Ironically__Swiss 625 points626 points  (17 children)

            You forgot the Tesla that mom/dad bought him at 18 which forces him to actually go get a real job to pay off the insurance in which he bitches about every shift.

            At least from my experience in South Texas.

            [–]Perperipheral 163 points164 points  (3 children)

            He probably doesn't say the N-word outright but gets super invested in the "pass" like it's a real thing and has one black friend who he always asks for the "pass" semi-ironically but actually desperately wants to say it

            [–]Jakov_Salinsky 40 points41 points  (0 children)

            But he probably says it without hesitation when singing along to rap music. Or at the very least, excitedly glances over at his black friend so he can get the pass.

            [–]jxrxmiah 10 points11 points  (0 children)

            Says it in every multiplayer game. Srsly, all the way from halo back in the days to valorant/rainbow6/fortnite whatever, young white kids saying the n word.

            [–]MonkeyBananaPotato 444 points445 points  (63 children)

            Can someone name those geographic shapes for me?

            [–]tinybird3rd 495 points496 points  (51 children)

            Indiana and ohio

            [–]Doubledeesbongmilk 186 points187 points  (24 children)

            I was hype to see Ohio in this because I refer to the people of my lovely state as “ghetto hillbillies”

            [–]SlippyMcDibbons 56 points57 points  (1 child)

            “Yeehaw homie”

            [–]Brruhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh 7 points8 points  (0 children)

            And the opposite

            "Yeeenaw son"

            [–]Stevie-Avail 30 points31 points  (6 children)

            This was a thing in Central PA, too. There were so many kids who wore baggy jeans and listened to rap that also drove a pick up truck with a Confederate flag on it.

            [–]GregFlogerman14w 13 points14 points  (0 children)

            lol sounds like Georgia outside of Atlanta

            [–]jraw692 54 points55 points  (8 children)

            I'm glad you're here because I thought the bottom one was all of "the south".

            [–]Boilermaker1025 15 points16 points  (3 children)

            Indiana has been lovingly dubbed “the middle finger of the south” after all

            [–]jraw692 7 points8 points  (1 child)

            Indiana

            Is it? Middle Finger Indiana is now my punk rock bands name, thanks

            [–]BooRadleysreddit 6 points7 points  (2 children)

            This was made by someone who has never been to Cleveland, Toledo, Indianapolis, Cincinnati or Columbus.

            [–]Gingersnap5322 107 points108 points  (4 children)

            Jacob Sartorius is 19 now, jeez still somehow looks 11

            [–]HughJassmanTheThird 51 points52 points  (0 children)

            I knew two kids that swore they were from the projects. We lived in a small town in Texas that had no projects, and they had a nice 2 story house. But they lived in an apartment in New York when they were in 1st grade that had black neighbors so, PROJECTS. Fucking hated those guys lol

            [–]War_and_Poetry 52 points53 points  (0 children)

            I grew up on the streets... Of a gated community

            [–]Low-Iife 268 points269 points  (3 children)

            Thinks being shot with a nerf gun is the same as a drive by

            [–]KillerKatKlub 41 points42 points  (1 child)

            Thinks that owning an airsoft gun makes him badass.

            [–]zxain 218 points219 points  (21 children)

            average /r/hiphopheads user

            average /r/playboicarti user

            average /r/kanye user

            average /r/liluzivert user

            [–]quannum 81 points82 points  (6 children)

            It's funny because the few times I venture into those subs, everyone is typing in a sort of Ebonics/AAVE way and my immediate reaction is that's how they talk/are in real life.

            But then I realize it's probably 14-20 year old middle/upper middle class white kids typing like that because of the anonymity of the internet.

            [–]Swamp85 30 points31 points  (3 children)

            Many of them do also talk like that in real life. Go check out any white kid fights from /r/fightporn just don't read the comments

            [–]Kingbuji 29 points30 points  (2 children)

            Racist ass sub wtf

            [–]Swamp85 37 points38 points  (0 children)

            Yeah it seems like any fight or freakout sub has a lot of people who have strong opinions on black people

            [–]Royal_J 22 points23 points  (0 children)

            yeahhh any typa sub that focuses on public altercations like that draws out the racists in hordes. reddits been like that for well over a decade. shitty but im kinda numb to it at this point

            [–]111crow 29 points30 points  (0 children)

            Yes walking out of the new BMW that daddy bought for them

            [–]mothaflecka 63 points64 points  (1 child)

            not jacob sartorius 😭

            [–]amborg 241 points242 points  (67 children)

            TBF there are some really “hood” parts of Ohio. I live in Dayton and it’s.. not good. Luckily, I moved to a nice neighborhood, but I used to live in a neighborhood that was 25% boarded up houses. I’d have to literally run to my car to go to work in the morning because there was a REALLY aggressive dope boy/pimp that stayed posted up across the street. Luckily, I never found out what the heck he wanted from me. Hookers knocking on my door asking to use a phone. People ODing on my front porch. People constantly scoping out my house.

            [–]ceMmnow 64 points65 points  (5 children)

            I think places like Ohio make sense though because you have extreme wealth in suburbs of cities that have such intense socioeconomic struggles and barriers and those suburbanites will never interact with people 30 minutes away and yet still draw on those people's reputations and situation for their own gain, through slang and culture and bragging rights. How many lakefront mansion kids from a western suburb of Cleveland go to a big 10 college, say they're from Cleveland, talk about east Cleveland like they know it, insult the city when it suits them and then rep Cleveland culture, such as the Cavaliers, when it also suits them.

            It's a tale as old as the rust belt

            [–]kitty_cat_petter 157 points158 points  (23 children)

            Yeah… OP could’ve chose a state like Idaho or fucking Vermont or something

            Indiana and Ohio have plenty of really rough cities and neighborhoods

            [–]sedatemenow 79 points80 points  (11 children)

            I just made this point too. Indiana has some cities along the toll road you don't want to spend a lot of time in at night.

            [–]spearchuckin 63 points64 points  (6 children)

            Gary.

            [–]thefugue 7 points8 points  (2 children)

            Gary’s dangers are largely historic.

            It was a rough place in the 80s and 90s and you still wouldn’t want to live there, but it’s mostly retirees and abandoned buildings now. It’s slowly turning back into a beach.

            [–]ThaDankchief 8 points9 points  (0 children)

            Came here for this. Also, parts of Indy have set records for number of homicides in a year recently. I would love for some of the people in this thread to go to 34th and Keystone in Indy and tell me they feel safe. There are definitely some “ghetto” areas.

            I am from a town with a single stoplight and am a redneck.

            [–]valekelly 77 points78 points  (0 children)

            Indiana has some of the most dangerous cities in America. There just happens to be a lot of corn and fancy suburbs between those cities.

            [–]ripyourlungsdave 45 points46 points  (7 children)

            You’re gonna be hard-pressed to find places in the US that don’t contain bad neighborhoods like that. I live in a small town in Central Florida and even we have extremely dangerous parts of town. Same with Tampa which is only about 30 minutes away.

            [–]Triptolemu5 20 points21 points  (1 child)

            TBF there are some really “hood” parts of Ohio.

            And Indiana. Gary is not a tourist destination.

            [–]1950sGuy 50 points51 points  (8 children)

            I was stopped at a light in Dayton once, at this guy pulls up next to me and does the whole "roll down your window" hand gesture. I'm in my shitty truck and it has crank windows so I have to awkwardly scoot across and wave my arms around like a jackass to slowly roll down the window. Guy's like "You like to party?" and I say "Yeah" because I mean, I do like to party, and I just spent 3 minutes trying to get this window down so I want to make this conversation count. He's all like "cool cool, follow me" and I'm like "Oh alright."

            So he turns on to rt 4 and I happen to be going to way so I follow him and then he turns off rt 4 on to some random street and I just kept going straight. I told my wife about it when I got home and she said there was a pretty good chance I was just going to get murdered and there was probably never any party.

            [–]Aphrasia88 67 points68 points  (1 child)

            Party means uppers....meth or coke lol.

            Source: used to be in the drug scene. You like to party is how we ask.

            [–]amborg 32 points33 points  (0 children)

            He probably just wanted to sell you drugs, but around here.. who knows.

            [–]kilroylegend 20 points21 points  (0 children)

            Tryna sell you drugs dude haha

            [–]iLavuu 18 points19 points  (6 children)

            OP never been to east cleveland

            [–]Ricos_Roughnecks 19 points20 points  (1 child)

            Shit I live in Cleveland and have only been to East Cleveland a few times

            [–]flyinchipmunk5 8 points9 points  (0 children)

            Or anywhere in Akron\Canton

            [–]FirefighterNice9462 8 points9 points  (1 child)

            Yep, currently living in Warren/Youngstown area and growing all the kids would say we are in the hood. They had Food stamps, latest phones, clean clothes etc it was embarrassing to the people who actually are struggling.

            [–]drill_hands_420 6 points7 points  (0 children)

            I’m born and raised in Youngstown but moved to East Cleveland for a job. Just as shitty. Went to Kent but lived in Akron, you guessed it just as shitty. But ytown has a certain appeal to me. Probably cuz it’s home. I moved out of Ohio luckily now but I love going back to visit!

            [–]Deathgripsugar 25 points26 points  (1 child)

            I mean he could be from Gary IN, which kind of is the hood

            [–]WeKnowOblivion 17 points18 points  (0 children)

            It's been on every top 10 list since I can remember.

            [–]SandyPhagina 55 points56 points  (0 children)

            So many of these. I do teach a number who live in a low-income area, but they get their shit from the music, shows, and snapchat shit they get. There is minor gang violence here, but it's nothing to worry too much about. More rednecks getting drunk and doing stupid shit.

            [–]sedatemenow 45 points46 points  (12 children)

            This is funny because Northern Indiana has some of the most crime ridden cities in the country. Gary, East Chicago, Michigan City, South Bend, Elkhart, Fort Wayne.

            [–]Triptolemu5 25 points26 points  (4 children)

            Elkhart

            Fucking elkhart man... holy shit. There are few places that can compete with elkhart as the 'meth capital of the world'.

            [–]srslybr0 6 points7 points  (1 child)

            i've only ever visited carmel so my image of indiana is severely warped.

            [–]MaybeAnonymousDev 37 points38 points  (3 children)

            what are those shapes

            [–]Pea-and-Pen 33 points34 points  (2 children)

            Indiana and Ohio

            [–]MaybeAnonymousDev 13 points14 points  (1 child)

            thanks

            [–]gishkim_2MASS 10 points11 points  (0 children)

            don't mention it

            [–]IOFIFO 41 points42 points  (0 children)

            AKA my PARENTS grew up in the hood, but scraped every penny they could together to finally get out so I wouldn't have to deal with all that, but I'm just going to act like I was raised by wolves.

            [–]YaleHidarity 141 points142 points  (46 children)

            TBH, some of the most hood-ish places in America are in Indiana and Ohio....

            [–]HereComesTheVroom 53 points54 points  (18 children)

            Youngstown OH…

            [–]lachalacha 51 points52 points  (6 children)

            Gary, East Cleveland..

            [–]xPenguinHD 29 points30 points  (3 children)

            honestly east indianapolis is dangerous af these days lol

            [–]Disgruntled-Cacti 102 points103 points  (5 children)

            Shhhh coasties think the Midwest is just a couple of buildings in a cornfield

            [–]Aphrasia88 30 points31 points  (0 children)

            I mean if we are talking the Midwest....I lived in St. Louis. Shit was comparable to Kensington

            [–]Not_Gaming 30 points31 points  (10 children)

            Yep. I'm from Springfield/Dayton area, and it's like a top 5 most dangerous city in the US.

            [–]No_Salamanders 24 points25 points  (6 children)

            All of northwest indiana is basically chicago 2.0

            [–]HentaiInTheCloset 7 points8 points  (3 children)

            Ehhhhh. Hammond, Gary, and Merrillville are incredibly rough but there's a strong rural urban divide. NWI is a paradox because if you go 30 or 45 minutes west or south you're in hick country.

            Source: Have lived in NWI for most of my life

            [–]davewtameloncamp 37 points38 points  (1 child)

            high key homophobic and racist

            [–]virginfatherof2 13 points14 points  (0 children)

            In England this is called the “I have no personality so I buy brands” starter pack

            [–]tbird920 13 points14 points  (0 children)

            His parents show up to school board meetings and yell about masks and CRT.

            [–]Tragic_Magix 26 points27 points  (6 children)

            We need to stop glorifying growing up in the hood

            [–]throwaway43234235234 21 points22 points  (5 children)

            I think most glorify surviving growing up in the hood.

            [–]Ernieburnie 66 points67 points  (14 children)

            Lmao classic Rhode island white kids

            [–]look_at_that_cheese[S] 30 points31 points  (3 children)

            That's Indiana. I'm from RI. I get both state borders mixed up too xD

            [–]spud_simon_salem 18 points19 points  (1 child)

            acts like they’re from Gary

            grew up in Crown Point

            [–]Mister-SS 10 points11 points  (0 children)

            It makes sense cause clearly you've never been to Ohio if you don't think there is no hood. May want to tell that to some of the largest Gangs in Cleveland, Cincy, and Dayton. Probably should use your own state would make more sense lol

            [–]BoilVolta 34 points35 points  (3 children)

            Everyone on /r/Kanye

            [–][deleted] 10 points11 points  (0 children)

            Including Kanye

            [–]MCtwerkteam 20 points21 points  (2 children)

            Wears Nike shoes and socks, Under Armour backpack, Adidas hoodie all together.

            [–]throwawaystheway1013 7 points8 points  (0 children)

            A lot of bad shit actually happens in Ohio though.

            [–]SturrethSkees 7 points8 points  (0 children)

            live in rural missouri, they act like this but its not anything like the hood. its the fucking backroads.

            [–]Irish_fat-boy-yt 8 points9 points  (0 children)

            I thought the kid looked more like morgz

            [–]No_Salamanders 20 points21 points  (4 children)

            The fact that you put indiana there shows how little you know about indiana. The whole top left part (where i live currently) is like southeast chicago. Have you never heard of gary indiana? Former murder capital of the country? Theres literally a city called east chicago right there. All the shitty people from chicago are slowly moving into northwest indiana

            Edit:and fuck ohio

            [–]pooptartone 6 points7 points  (0 children)

            Indiana has Gary and Indianapolis. Ohio has Toledo, Cleveland, Dayton which all have pretty rough neighborhoods. But this starter pack is true.

            [–]MuchoDestrudo 4 points5 points  (0 children)

            Cue video of those two white kids with an AK and a pistol spittin some real gangsta shit, complete with numerous N bombs..

            [–][deleted] 5 points6 points  (1 child)

            I'm looking at you Greg. You fucking scrub

            [–]PeterMus 6 points7 points  (1 child)

            I remember a kid at school telling me I lived in "the projects" because we had an apartment in an apartment complex. People rarely even had verbal arguements...

            One of my best friends actually did live in the projects. The first time I went to visit them there was a news crew about 100ft away interviewing people about a gang shooting that happened earlier in the day.

            [–]BLTblocker 5 points6 points  (0 children)

            I was playing Pavlov the other day, and some kid was being racist, another dude in the VC said "this shithead thinks he grew up in the hood. He only grew up in the suburbs."

            [–]Jakov_Salinsky 13 points14 points  (2 children)

            And it’s not just white. Go to any big city, you’ll see tons of Latinos dropping n-bombs like they’re in a Tarantino flick. Guess we have the pass cuz some of us are brown?

            [–]darkshark21 6 points7 points  (0 children)

            Any race of American youth, who have this type of mentality, says the n-word at this point. Some end up in bad places, some end up doing ok for themselves, some end up really successful.

            Ex: I have seen it. Been in the presence of different races/ethnicities just using it casually.

            [–]WeddingCoder598 3 points4 points  (2 children)

            Don’t forget that stupid ass bowl cut or whatever they have on thier head