ARE YOU AFRAID TO GO INTO SOME HOUSTON NEIGHBORHOODS?

ONE KID TOLD ME HE WOULD PUNCH ME IN THE FACE – TELL ME YOUR EXPERIENCE!

I overheard a live truck operator for a local station say he didn’t feel comfortable going into an African American and Hispanic neighborhood at night. I wasn’t surprised because I’ve heard it time and time again in other television markets over the course of my career. They typically say that neighborhood is too dangerous, the people are too dangerous. But for some reason The Insite has never been afraid to go into any neighborhood. I’ve never had a bad experience that I recall with those people who live in the quote rough neighborhoods. In fact, I notice I get the warmest receptions in those so called “bad communities.” The only time someone had cross words for me is when I approached a family after someone was shot and killed about 4 years ago in Northeast Houston. The victim of the son said he would punch me in the face. I realized he was going through an emotionally tough time so dismissed his threat. But I have noticed when I go into ‘some’ and I do mean some middle and upper class neighborhoods the reception is somewhat icy. No one watches the news and no one has time. I guess they’re all headed to work to keep those middle and upper middle class homes. But back to the topic at hand. I can’t seem to grasp why some people are so afraid of other people. Have you ever been required to go to a neighborhood that has absolutely scared you to death and why? The Insite would love to hear our opinion on this issue!