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View Poll Results: Which city is best for African Americans between these two?
Minneapolis 47 58.75%
Seattle 33 41.25%
Voters: 80. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-24-2015, 01:53 PM
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In comparing Minneapolis and Seattle, which city would an intelligent well spoken African American person experience the most resistance and persecution from European Americans? Which city would African American people have the easiest time just getting on with their day and living their lives?
You're being too cautious and PC. Your thinking is a bit behind the times as well.

Aside from being extremely annoyed by the topic of race, just live where you want to live.

Any race can live anywhere, that is, just show respect and you're golden.
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Old 08-24-2015, 01:56 PM
 
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What are the obvious reasons not consider a mixed person be included in the "No European-Americans" restriction? A mixed black/white person is European-American too, as much as they are African-American.

Unless, of course, you enforce the one drop rule.
A mixed person (of any mixture) is a mixed person, they aren't one race or another. As far as my reasoning, it's simple. Experiences.... By in large, mixed people are almost always identified as the minority mixture, ie Obama being our first "Black" president... I cringe ever time someone says that.

Also, the conversations we could have. There are things I could say about my experiences that a minority would be able to understand and relate to that a European simply wouldn't, how could they? Though many Europeans in America seem to think they can define minority people's experiences for them, they can't... No more than I can define to a woman what her experiences in life are, she's lived with them, I haven't. The same principle applies with race.

I just can't see myself having that sort of a connection with a European, not enough to want to wake up next to one every morning (or in the middle of the night ) and share my most personal thoughts with them everyday.
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Old 08-24-2015, 02:00 PM
 
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You're being too cautious and PC. Your thinking is a bit behind the times as well.

Aside from being extremely annoyed by the topic of race, just live where you want to live.

Any race can live anywhere, that is, just show respect and you're golden
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Please explain...
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Old 08-24-2015, 02:09 PM
 
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Interesting that you too that away from what I said. I am referring to their demeanor. This is actually the kind of victimization I'm talking about. The truth is that black guys like Ben Carson who don't let their race define them are well received in very white areas and tend to be financially successful in life. The blacks with a chip on their shoulders and wrapped up in a black inferiority complex aren't unless they stick to South and cities like Atlanta. Is this the part where you call me an Uncle Tom?
LOL, I love it. I guarantee you you wouldn't have used President Obama in place of Ben Carson if your point was simply about "demeanor."

The fact that you're interpreting my statement as "victimization" and talk about White validation really tells me all I need to know, so answer that rhetorical question of yours any way you see fit.
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Old 08-24-2015, 02:10 PM
 
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A mixed person (of any mixture) is a mixed person, they aren't one race or another. As far as my reasoning, it's simple. Experiences.... By in large, mixed people are almost always identified as the minority mixture, ie Obama being our first "Black" president... I cringe ever time someone says that.
You do understand that race is largely a social construct, right?
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Old 08-24-2015, 02:52 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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The truth is that black guys like Ben Carson who don't let their race define them are well received in very white areas and tend to be financially successful in life.
Are these things that you feel all blacks should aspire to?
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Old 08-24-2015, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
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In comparing Minneapolis and Seattle, which city would an intelligent well spoken African American person experience the most resistance and persecution from European Americans? Which city would African American people have the easiest time just getting on with their day and living their lives?
Simple answer: either city. Unless you're obviously a hoodrat who associates with unsavory people (which clearly you aren't), you'll have zero trouble in Minneapolis.

The fact that some of the people here can argue that you'll be treated better in Seattle is absolutely bewildering and ridiculous. You really should go to Seattle, however, if you truly feel you'll be happier there.
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Old 08-24-2015, 03:50 PM
 
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Simple answer: either city. Unless you're obviously a hoodrat who associates with unsavory people (which clearly you aren't), you'll have zero trouble in Minneapolis.

The fact that some of the people here can argue that you'll be treated better in Seattle is absolutely bewildering and ridiculous. You really should go to Seattle, however, if you truly feel you'll be happier there.
Basically, but it seems like the answer was known from the start and it was doomed from the beginning, given the way the original post was worded.
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Old 08-24-2015, 07:42 PM
 
Location: Independent Republic of Ballard
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Seattle is "whiter" - 67% to 60%. Minneapolis is "blacker" - 17.9% to 6.9%.

Seattle is ranked as the #3 most liberal city, behind San Francisco and Washington D.C., while Minneapolis is ranked #6, so both should be tolerant, but Seattle perhaps a bit more.
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Old 08-24-2015, 08:32 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
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I find it absolutely laughable that anyone can argue that Minneapolis has bad race relations in comparison to, well, basically any other major city in the country. My congressman Keith Ellison (whom I happy voted for) is a black muslim and won 75% of the votes in my congressional district. We aren't intolerant in Minneapolis.
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