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Old 06-18-2017, 09:50 AM
 
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This is picked up from another thread and I thought this would be an interesting topic for discussion. Many of us can witness was is happening to many urban cities around the country; transition and gentrification! With expressing this, what is too become of large ethnic neighborhoods like South Boston and its communities?! How about the Little Italys in New York, Philly and Baltimore? Are these communities dying out?!

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Old 06-18-2017, 11:29 AM
 
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Not all culture is necessarily worth preserving.

Also, people are so selective about when they get outraged by ethnic neighborhoods changing. What were little Italy neighborhoods for the 200 years prior to Italians arriving? Change always happens. Don't get too sentimentally attached. I'm glad the world isn't so stagnant and boring personally. That's not to say I don't like enclaves, but let's just be real: they are not and never have been, nor should they be, permanent.
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Old 06-18-2017, 12:32 PM
 
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Very solid points!




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Not all culture is necessarily worth preserving.

Also, people are so selective about when they get outraged by ethnic neighborhoods changing. What were little Italy neighborhoods for the 200 years prior to Italians arriving? Change always happens. Don't get too sentimentally attached. I'm glad the world isn't so stagnant and boring personally. That's not to say I don't like enclaves, but let's just be real: they are not and never have been, nor should they be, permanent.
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Old 06-18-2017, 03:09 PM
 
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Not all culture is necessarily worth preserving.

Also, people are so selective about when they get outraged by ethnic neighborhoods changing. What were little Italy neighborhoods for the 200 years prior to Italians arriving? Change always happens. Don't get too sentimentally attached. I'm glad the world isn't so stagnant and boring personally. That's not to say I don't like enclaves, but let's just be real: they are not and never have been, nor should they be, permanent.
All trash needs to be broomed out, be it Southie trash or Roxbury trash.
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Old 06-18-2017, 04:23 PM
 
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South Boston has been moving to the South Shore and Canton and Easton areas for about 20 years now. Bringing their culture of recreational drugs and alcohol with them into these areas.
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Old 06-18-2017, 07:34 PM
 
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South Boston has been moving to the South Shore and Canton and Easton areas for about 20 years now. Bringing their culture of recreational drugs and alcohol with them into these areas.
I can avouch for that having lives in the south shore for 20+ years.

How the South Shore became the Irish Riviera - The Boston Globe

Immigration tends to come in waves. Some of it displays others. I recommend the book Next American Nation as it reflects changes in immigration with time.
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Old 06-19-2017, 05:04 AM
 
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There goes the neighborhood I presume?!! Lol!


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South Boston has been moving to the South Shore and Canton and Easton areas for about 20 years now. Bringing their culture of recreational drugs and alcohol with them into these areas.
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Old 06-19-2017, 06:19 AM
 
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There goes the neighborhood I presume?!! Lol!
Suburbs South of Boston now have town sponsored booze tasting events.

Nothing says South Boston has arrived than that.
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Old 06-19-2017, 06:43 AM
 
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WHY do people always focus so much on the culture that was south boston? That culture in that location has been dying out for a looong time. In 1999 my cousins who were both recent Penn grads bought a condo in southie for not a low price. They wouldnt have bought it if the area were filled with thugs.

I do think that culture was pushed to dorchester and it seems to be dying out there as well. When people go to college and work profressional jobs they just become different people.

There are definitely now other cultures who need to work on fixing themselves.
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Old 06-19-2017, 06:54 AM
 
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I was born in 1994 and don't think I've met more han 3 kids from 'southie' who fit the stereotype. Might as well be ancient history. Definitely at least a generation ago..
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