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Old 12-12-2011, 12:35 PM
 
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So religion and sexual preference are not forms of diversity?

I think some of this is a circular argument. If we believe in the idea of a melting pot then that means eventually it becomes homogeneous.

It is a bit harder these days to tell what people are simply by looking at them. For example I know African Americans but I also know people directly from Africa as well as Haiti and Cape Verde. I've met people from a fair amount of the planet and can tell some differences. I can tell the difference between a syrian/lebananese arabic accent from an egyptian one. I can tell the difference between someone from north africa and sub saharian etc. But to do that at a quick glance of a store front, bar or restaurant would be pretty hard to do.

I was mistaken for a foreign exchange student in high school and during a trip to france my classmates and I were mistaken for being German!

I know what it can be like to feel like a minority because I spent some time in China. When you stand out you get attention (wanted and unwanted).

I'd also point out if you want to see diversity by all means find place near the universities. Heck I'd recommend the Middle East in Cambridge granted that can be a younger crowd but it varies on the venue.

Seeing different races other than White downtown, as this doesn't say you'll see racial diversity in downtown Boston.

 
Old 12-12-2011, 12:37 PM
 
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You've obviously never been downtown (DTX) because if you had, you wouldn't be asking these questions.

Oh, that downtown Boston lacks diversity, and why am I even bringing it up since it's so obvious?
 
Old 12-12-2011, 12:47 PM
 
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Oh, that downtown Boston lacks diversity, and why am I even bringing it up since it's so obvious?
Probably because you're a troll. But that's just my guess.
 
Old 12-12-2011, 02:55 PM
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Probably because you're a troll. But that's just my guess.
I agree.
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