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Old 10-28-2011, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Northern California
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Do you like California's diversity?

I'm 18, NorCal born and bred, and have been most of everywhere in my state. However, I've only spent a few days in Southern California and that wasn't much so I hope to get down there more often. I'm of mixed Chinese-Irish heritage but look more Asian. My background is pretty mixed. I live an hour north of SF and my city has a large Hispanic population, but not a whole lot of Asians despite it being only 45 minutes north of San Francisco.

So question is, don't you love CA's diversity? Many people are not fond of the rapidly growing Hispanic population which people accuse of many being the stem of illegal immigrants and anchor babies. There are some elementary schools in my city that 95% Hispanic. Believe it or not, 51% of CA's public school students are Latino. I just love CA's diversity. Many Chinese people in SF, many Mexicans and Central Americans that speak Spanish everywhere, many Vietnamese and Chinese in Silicon Valley, plenty of Koreans, Armenians, Middle Easterners in LA, and Filipinos in many cities, etc. Pacific Islanders in various cities. It's just that we got it all.

You can find pretty much any type of ethnic restaurant in the state, or in a single metropolis, in the state of California. Depending on where you go, you can hear a variety of different languages from all over the world. It's just great.

 
Old 10-28-2011, 02:11 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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I do. I lived in Des Moines Iowa for over a year and while Iowa's getting more diverse (mainly from Mexicans moving in) its for the most part white of Northern European ancestry. Nothing wrong with that at all, but I'm just used to more of a mix. When I got back permanently the first thing I though when I out around town was "wow, look at all the different kinds of people!". Forgot what a rainbow my hometown is!
 
Old 10-28-2011, 02:31 PM
 
Location: California
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Default Do You Like California's Cultural Diversity?

Not so much, a mix of different people is good but when one race is pretty much taking over it's not that great. JMO
 
Old 10-28-2011, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Brawndo-Thirst-Mutilator-Nation
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Oh yeah, great thing, California and the rest of the United States Of Amerit*rd is looking more and more like Mexico.

I'm sure that the folks coming here, mainly from south of our border, are going to really improve things and not be a burden on this failing, insane country.
 
Old 10-28-2011, 02:47 PM
 
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Oh yeah, great thing, California and the rest of the United States Of Amerit*rd is looking more and more like Mexico.

I'm sure that the folks coming here, mainly from south of our border, are going to really improve things and not be a burden on this failing, insane country.
Que pasa, ese? ... Well, I am definitely going to hang around and watch you squirm ...Buenos dias ...
 
Old 10-28-2011, 02:52 PM
 
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Oh yeah, great thing, California and the rest of the United States Of Amerit*rd is looking more and more like Mexico.

I'm sure that the folks coming here, mainly from south of our border, are going to really improve things and not be a burden on this failing, insane country.
Yeah, I often think to myself how bizarre it is, the hispanic influence coming over America.

Why just recently they renamed my city of Saint Joseph to San Jose, can you believe it?!
 
Old 10-28-2011, 02:54 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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...the United States Of Amerit*rd ...
If you have something more to say along those lines, raise your hand and place it over your mouth
 
Old 10-28-2011, 03:15 PM
 
Location: South Bay
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i like the diversity, but i've found that birds of a feather still flock together. it seems like once work is over, most people go back to their own kind. i'd like to have a more diversified group of friends, but it's not always easy to do this with people who don't have much in common with you. that's not to say i've never had friends of different races, it's just not as easy as it seems even with the extremely diverse population.
 
Old 10-28-2011, 03:44 PM
 
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I find it less diverse here, in the true sense of that word, than many places in the Eastern US. While we may have a good representation of East Asian peoples here and of course the many Mexicans and Salvadorians, where we tend to lack is people from the Caribbean, Africa, and the like. And of course there really are not that many blacks, overall. I know people (Especially a certain Oaklander) will now post various stats showing that indeed there are Trinidadians in some pocket of some neighborhood, but from a standpoint of the overall feel, you just don't see certain groups as represented here as they are in the East, and meanwhile, no offense, there are areas here that are like Chinese monocultures.
 
Old 10-28-2011, 03:45 PM
 
Location: San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties
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Not so much, a mix of different people is good but when one race is pretty much taking over it's not that great. JMO
That is what Mariano Vallejo said.
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