Getting back to JMH's original response. What he doesnt seem to understand is that many folks would prefer the path of conflict avoidance. What seems colorful to a 20-30 something is seen as threatening to someone who's not quite as adventuresome. Bus-Tran in Dayton OH as a great example. The prime hub at downtown was routinely swarmed by 'urban kids' after school. They were just kids goofing off, but after a few purse snatches and failure of the 'Urban Ministers' to address the situation, preferring to charge police who tried to control the situation with racism. The city dwelling older generation largely stopped using public transportation in the end. I also blame hip-hop, as well as the colorful language.