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Old 12-12-2013, 05:25 PM
 
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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.
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Old 12-12-2013, 05:50 PM
 
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You're kidding, right?
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Old 12-12-2013, 06:15 PM
 
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Possibly true if you are coming from any part of the Midwest than Chicago. Not many Swedes and Germans around New England.
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Old 12-12-2013, 06:25 PM
 
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It's because we eat so much baked beans. Haven't you ever heard of "Beantown"?
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Old 12-12-2013, 08:20 PM
 
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Possibly true if you are coming from any part of the Midwest than Chicago. Not many Swedes and Germans around New England.
I lived in Kansas. Yes there are a lot of Germans.
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Old 12-12-2013, 08:30 PM
 
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I wont lie.. There are 45-50% white people here who are dark like they been baking in the sun or going to tanbooths. Many do have that artificial look to them I won't deny it. Almost like they are in a warm climate only they aren't but wish to be at the same time. Its funny you mention it though but its true and if you see some white people carry themselves a certain way, they may be on par with the blacks or cambodians haha esp in the inner cities omg. Theres a reason this was never Klan country. MA is the hotbed of immigration these days as there are many minority ethnicities.. some may think its good but it also can be bad too.
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Old 12-12-2013, 08:33 PM
 
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I wont lie.. There are 45-50% white people here who are dark like they been baking in the sun or going to tanbooths. Many do have that artificial look to them I won't deny it. Almost like they are in a warm climate only they aren't but wish to be at the same time. Its funny you mention it though but its true and if you see some white people carry themselves a certain way, they may be on par with the blacks or cambodians haha esp in the inner cities omg. Theres a reason this was never Klan country. MA is the hotbed of immigration these days as there are many minority ethnicities.. some may think its good but it also can be bad too.
I'm sorry.

I tried, but I cannot understand this post....
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Old 12-13-2013, 06:37 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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Well, I have never been to Kansas but there are a lot of Portuguese, Brazians, and Italians in the Northeast. Maybe that's what you're noticing.
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Old 12-13-2013, 12:05 PM
 
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Well, I have never been to Kansas but there are a lot of Portuguese, Brazians, and Italians in the Northeast. Maybe that's what you're noticing.
Even other people look "tanned" in general.
Most do not have very fair skin.

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Old 12-13-2013, 03:11 PM
 
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We have lot more diversity, but also coastline, and people tend to have lot more active lifestyle. They are not inside as much. We go out in the sun, to the beach, go sailing, skiing, hiking...I think that such lifestyle makes your skin "darker", eventually. To me darker doesn't imply lesser. Any shade of skin is beautiful. I am lucky to have such an amazing lifestyle in the MA. Most people should be lucky to be able to do as much as we can.

BTW, your pictures are lame, and using this particular one as an example for Boston is in very poor taste and class.
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