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Old 02-08-2007, 06:58 PM
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Hi! So i am planning to attend college somewhere in colorado when i graduate. I really loved colorado springs...alot! it is so beautiful there, but then again thats the only place in Colorado that i have been too(besides Denver) I would absolutley LOVE to go to college there but everyone keeps telling me that colorado spring and fort collins ecspecially is RACIST. im hispanic. Is this true? I am scared of going there now, i just want to enjoy that experience and not have to deal with any racism. I heard Fort Collins had a bigger racism problem that co springs! and i was thinking of attending cort collins as well, but Co Springs is my first choice! well all help is very much appreciated, thanks!!!
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Old 02-08-2007, 07:07 PM
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I've not heard anything about COS or FC being racist. Shoot, our mayor here in COS is Mr. Lionel Rivera....an hispanic mayor, freely elected in a city that's only about 16% hispanic....check the % on the other side of city-data.

I've seen nothing in our newspapers or TV news regarding any sort of hate crimes or racism here... there must be stats on this somewhere...

COS is a big military town, very diverse, everyone's welcome.

FC is a college town, bound to be diverse and a bit liberal to boot.

I'd say pick the best college for you...go to that one, be it in COS, FC, Boulder or ???

s/Mike from back east
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Old 02-09-2007, 10:06 AM
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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I have a hispanic friend that went to CSU in Fort Collins and he didn't mention anything about racism. He just said it was really cold up there. I am hispanic just out of college and I just accepted a job in CS and will be moving there at the end of May. I've visited both places and neither seemed to be a problem. Hopefully I can meet some people in there mid twenties and make some friends soon.
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