Is it normal that upper middle-class people romanticize " the hood "?

This is a phenomenon that I've noticed over the years, that most people who glamorize " the hood " are people who don't live there. The people who live there just wanna get out of it.

Is It Normal?
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  • Right now, there's only two places that are affordable to live: the hood and the middle of nowhere.

    Your choice will depend on whether you like city life or not.

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  • and every now and then, I wonder if the fence they put up was to keep crime out or to keep crime in

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  • Ever heard the song "Common People" by the Pulp? It was written by someone that the singer had actually dated at one time.

    I think a lot of it has to do with people epistemologically privileging suffering over not suffering - the "real world" is a world where nothing is fair and people struggle to survive, so the more harsh a person's life or environment, the more "real" and "authentic" it is. People like to pretend like they're rough and made out of sterner stuff than they actually are.

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  • People are always curious about the other side of things.

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  • I've noticed this as well.

    I knew a kid when I was younger who was the poster child for this, acting like he was from the hood and being a wannabe "gangsta", while actually being from a well off family in a nice area.

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  • A lot of people say they wanna get out but it doesn’t work like that. Also in this economy, the hood is the only affordable place.

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  • not me

    i wanna get out of it on the rare occasion im there

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  • It just means they're thick as Pig shit.

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  • The hood is just suburbs.

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    • Go to the suburbs in Twin Falls, Idaho and go to the suburbs of Detroit. They are NOT the same

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