Is it wrong (from a girl mom perspective) to specify that an area can be unsafe at night to someone who is thinking of going there? Is it wrong to say it would be better to take a cab to this area because the metro stop is dangerous. I am not saying either way I am just wondering how we take the race out of the issue and keep our safety priorities high. Basically we need to work on corruption in the policeforce. Does anybody have any suggestions on that? I have no idea other than to become part of it and well I am not old enough to do that. I definetely see the racial profiling going on a lot. My school has open campus for lunch but we are asked to bring our school IDs so that if police check for truancy (sp) we are safe. Whenever I am with my black friends or asian friends they ALWAYS stop us when we walk back from Chipotle and I have never been stopped with a group of white kids except for my more eclectic group of friends (READ: mohawks). Is there anything I can do about this? We noticed this at Best Buy last year and my principle wrote a letter to the Washington Post and we had the CEO of Best Buy come and discuss at an assembly at our school. He didn't apologize. I wonder if they still continue to use race as to whom they let into their store? Anyways... this has gotten rambly but the "ghetto" discussion sparked a lot of issues in my mind.