Please do, the grittier, darker side of an area can be just as interesting as the nicer bits - from the safety of a computer screen.The racism is an interesting point that I'll come back to when I've a bit more time.
I say that with a visit in mind I made to a friend in Dublin.
He took me for a short motoring tour, and I asked him to include some urban decay with the usual touristy bits.
We pulled into a street behind the Guinness brewery.
My friend swore, having not realised it was a dead end.
Sure enough, as we turned around (briskly) the local yobbos started pelting the car with stones.
It was almost as if they knew we had only come to gawp.
I suppose you could say we got what we deserved.