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View Poll Results: Houston, LA, or Chicago? for melting pot diverstiy.
Houston 27 19.57%
Los Angeles 56 40.58%
Chicago 55 39.86%
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Old 09-30-2008, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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What Chicago lacks in, Houston makes up for. Their both a far distant from L.A. but when it comes to intergration, Houston definatly got it.
What ethnic group does Houston have, in decent numbers, that Chicago doesnt?

Anyone who knows anything will tell you Chicago is far more diverse than Houston, dont kid yourself.
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Old 09-30-2008, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Orlando
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I was watching that movie "Crash" and watch about the director and why he made it. He talked about the diversity in L.A., so many different types of people but yet you can sense a separation from each group. Which is why I vote for Chicago, because he mention, although Los Angeles has great diversity, in Chicago like New York City, you are always amoungst different cultures and people, almost forced into it because of its density. Thousands of families living in buildings within a square mile as oppose to Los Angeles which has more spread out communities.
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Old 09-30-2008, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Where you wish you lived, LA
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Chicago def. beats Houston.

The diversity there is immense, Poles, Ukranians, etc all have huge numbers.

You can be in 10 different countries in one day.


Its a monstrosity of power when it comes to diversity , Houston can't hold a candle to it .
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Old 09-30-2008, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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What Chicago lacks in, Houston makes up for. Their both a far distant from L.A. but when it comes to intergration, Houston definatly got it.
http://www.visithoustontexas.com/med...tats_Diversity
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Chicago is not extremely more diverse compared to Houston.

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Old 09-30-2008, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Houston Texas
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Diversity Stats

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Chicago is not extremely more diverse compared to Houston.
There you go, proof! Proof is how the truth comes out instead of people assuming which a number do on this site. Tried to rep you but must "spread rep around first".

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Old 09-30-2008, 04:34 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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There you go, proof! Proof is how the truth comes out instead of people assuming which a number do on this site. Tried to rep you but must "spread rep around first".
Thats not really "proof". Sure there are lots of whites in Houston and Chicago, but there is more diversity amongst given races in Chicago than Houston. There are not too many right-off-the-boat whites in Houston like there are in Chicago. You wont find Albanian/Russian/Lithuanian/etc storefronts in Houston, let alone their architectural styles. THATS where the difference is. You wont find entire neighborhoods in Houston speaking in Russian or Polish, like you will in Chicago.

And noone is denying that Houston is diverse. Its quite diverse, just not on the same levels as CHI or L.A. Does this make sense now?
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Old 09-30-2008, 04:38 PM
 
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Chicago has the various eastern European communities that Houston doesn't. (My background is Polish-Americans and I for one deep down think the differences between Russians and Ukrainians or Serbs and Croatians is splitting hairs. People love nationalism for the simple fact that they like to get riled up over something).

Houston is very comparable or even more diverse in terms of Asians, Latin Americans, and Africans.
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Old 09-30-2008, 04:58 PM
 
Location: Houston Texas
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Thats not really "proof". Sure there are lots of whites in Houston and Chicago, but there is more diversity amongst given races in Chicago than Houston. There are not too many right-off-the-boat whites in Houston like there are in Chicago. You wont find Albanian/Russian/Lithuanian/etc storefronts in Houston, let alone their architectural styles. THATS where the difference is. You wont find entire neighborhoods in Houston speaking in Russian or Polish, like you will in Chicago.

And noone is denying that Houston is diverse. Its quite diverse, just not on the same levels as CHI or L.A. Does this make sense now?
It does have those kinds of stores. Just about every race and ethnicity is represented here. The difference is that there are not any real ethnic enclaves, everyone is kind of mixed together.
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Old 09-30-2008, 05:18 PM
 
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Diversity Stats

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Chicago is not extremely more diverse compared to Houston.
The OP said nothing about ETHNIC diversity, just "diversity." This whole thread has morphed into a discussion of which city has the most ethnic diversity which isn't necessarily the definition of being "diverse."

To me, "diversity" is about more than just someone's skin color.

At any rate, those stats you gave are interesting, but they point to only skin color. Other than "Hispanic" which is technically a language group and not a race or ethnicity (you can be black or white and still be "Hispanic"), none of those other sub-groups has anything to do with a particular language or country of origin.

So I still say that Chicago is more diverse than Houston because Chicago has dozens of ethnic enclaves from countries all over the world, and those enclaves have been there a long, long time. While much of Houston's ethnic community is 1st or 2nd generation, Chicago's is 3rd and even 4th generation. Just look at O'Hare's flight schedule and see where all those planes are coming from and headed to compared to IAH or even LAX.

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Old 09-30-2008, 05:26 PM
 
Location: Inner Loop H-town & Austin
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Houston has the most diversity of these 3, hands down.
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