COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE IN THE INDEPENDENT
Well, I am sorry, but the simple fact is that no matter which urban place you visit, from London to Chicago and from Johannesburg to New Orleans, it is in the neighborhoods and areas populated largely by blacks where violent crime will be highest.
There are no exceptions to this generalization of which I am aware. It is an observation of easily checked facts and not an expression of "racism."
The Chinese words used no tact, but the intention was not malicious, just concern for the safety of customers.
Visitors to Chicago or New Orleans are also sometimes quietly warned by locals.