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Old 12-13-2013, 05:06 PM
 
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BTW, your pictures are lame, and using this particular one as an example for Boston is in very poor taste and class.
It's just your opinion and I certainly do not agree.

I never implied being darker is better or worse either, just an observation. There is no need to degrade Midwestern life style either.
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Old 12-13-2013, 06:49 PM
 
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It's just your opinion and I certainly do not agree.

I never implied being darker is better or worse either, just an observation. There is no need to degrade Midwestern life style either.
What?
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Old 12-14-2013, 07:03 AM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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What?
The implication that there is nothing to do in the Midwest, people don't go out as much, etc.
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Old 12-14-2013, 07:10 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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It's just your opinion and I certainly do not agree.

I never implied being darker is better or worse either, just an observation. There is no need to degrade Midwestern life style either.
FYI, you're second photo is of people mourning the marathon bombings.
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Old 12-14-2013, 07:28 AM
 
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I moved here from the Midwest, and I think Bostonians (white people) look darker in general.
I am just wondering if it is a false perception or not.

I have even thought about some theories, like Bostonians are outdoors more, or there are more Italians and Portuguese. Usually coastal people tend to be darker too.
That you would even have 'theories' about the skin color of an area's populus says volumes.
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Old 12-14-2013, 05:44 PM
 
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That you would even have 'theories' about the skin color of an area's populus says volumes.
Yes, so what? Anyone with curiosity makes observations and hypotheses.
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Old 12-14-2013, 05:46 PM
 
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FYI, you're second photo is of people mourning the marathon bombings.
And I used it as an exemplar image of local population. I see nothing wrong.
It's not like I used it to celebrate something.
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Old 12-14-2013, 05:52 PM
 
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I wonder if you live in the city or the suburbs? Greater Boston has a very large population of people of Irish descent and they will have lighter skin and hair.
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Old 12-14-2013, 07:05 PM
 
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And I used it as an exemplar image of local population. I see nothing wrong.
It's not like I used it to celebrate something.
It's insensitive.

Anyways, we all live here, so we didn't need a picture of people to remind us what people in Boston look like. We see ourselves in the mirror every day.
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Old 12-14-2013, 08:30 PM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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No, I haven't noticed that white people are darker here.
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