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Old 11-29-2018, 06:02 AM
 
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Was doing some fact checking on the diversity at the villages in central Florida and found its 95.5 white. In all of they advertisements you never see any person of color. Sad! Its a nice safe retirement community but lack diversity.
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Old 11-29-2018, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Malaga Spain & Lady Lake, Florida
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Was doing some fact checking on the diversity at the villages in central Florida and found its 95.5 white. In all of they advertisements you never see any person of color. Sad! Its a nice safe retirement community but lack diversity.
I think this is true, I have a home in Lady Lake right next to the Villages and when I eat in or visit the villages you don´t see many coloured people around, they are there for sure but not many.

In comparison just down the road in Fruitland Park and Leesburg there is a lot more diversity, Im sure this isn't a racist thing at all, its maybe more of a retirement choice for people wanting to live in large communities like the Villages.
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Old 11-29-2018, 02:57 PM
 
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Maybe diverse peeps don't WANT to live in The Villages, maybe they are too smart to live there and get fee'd to death. Did you ever ONCE think about that?
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Old 11-29-2018, 05:00 PM
 
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Was doing some fact checking on the diversity at the villages in central Florida and found its 95.5 white. In all of they advertisements you never see any person of color. Sad! Its a nice safe retirement community but lack diversity.
So, is this a problem? Should the government FORCE diversity like they did with bussing school kids all over the place in the 1970's?

There are laws against discriminating in housing, so anyone can live there, but it is what it is. NOBODY is doing anything wrong or illegal.

Why is this an issue? Its a free Country, laws are in pace to protect everyone, so what's your beef?

If you want more diversity move elsewhere. There's no plot to disclude anyone in the Villages.

I'm so tired of the politically correct junk, I could puke.
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Old 11-29-2018, 06:04 PM
 
Location: Florida -
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"Diversity" is just a PC word that means little or nothing in the real world of careers, family and friends. It's an artificial social construct designed to make those who imagine they are "progressive" to feel better about themselves.

By the time one retires to the villages, few are truly concerned about whether their neighbors or friends are the politically correct mix of colors or social preferences.
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Old 11-29-2018, 06:54 PM
 
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Was doing some fact checking on the diversity at the villages in central Florida and found its 95.5 white. In all of they advertisements you never see any person of color. Sad! Its a nice safe retirement community but lack diversity.
Trumpsville. No Kidding. The guy that owns it has Fox News (only) on in most every commercial area....sometimes even blaring out into the streets (I recently visited)....

My guess is that many Village Residents consider this a feature, not a bug. There are probably exceptions and when the old man (developer) dies things will likely change. But, for now, he pretty much tells them how to think.

Heck, even Democrats are 2nd class citizens there.
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/...n_2076715.html

"But The Villages is a place where many older residents have hardened political beliefs and a lot of time on their hands. The Durrs’ left-leaning status makes them a minority in the community, where registered Republicans outnumber Democrats by a factor of two-to-one, according to elections data.

Their liberal bent also sets them apart from The Villages’ powerful but little-seen developer, billionaire H. Gary Morse, 75, a major GOP donor and Romney supporter who essentially runs the community. In addition to selling its more than 40,000 homes, Morse and his family control many of the development’s governing bodies and either own or hold a stake in a host of its businesses, including The Villages’ right-leaning daily newspaper and radio station."

I'm all for choice, but the idea that a developer forces propaganda down the throats of paying residents sorta rubs me the wrong way. Everyone is entitled to their views and speech and a developer shouldn't run right-wing publications to his captured audience.
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Old 11-29-2018, 07:42 PM
 
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Trumpsville. No Kidding. The guy that owns it has Fox News (only) on in most every commercial area....sometimes even blaring out into the streets (I recently visited)....

My guess is that many Village Residents consider this a feature, not a bug. There are probably exceptions and when the old man (developer) dies things will likely change. But, for now, he pretty much tells them how to think.

Heck, even Democrats are 2nd class citizens there.
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/...n_2076715.html

"But The Villages is a place where many older residents have hardened political beliefs and a lot of time on their hands. The Durrs’ left-leaning status makes them a minority in the community, where registered Republicans outnumber Democrats by a factor of two-to-one, according to elections data.

Their liberal bent also sets them apart from The Villages’ powerful but little-seen developer, billionaire H. Gary Morse, 75, a major GOP donor and Romney supporter who essentially runs the community. In addition to selling its more than 40,000 homes, Morse and his family control many of the development’s governing bodies and either own or hold a stake in a host of its businesses, including The Villages’ right-leaning daily newspaper and radio station."

I'm all for choice, but the idea that a developer forces propaganda down the throats of paying residents sorta rubs me the wrong way. Everyone is entitled to their views and speech and a developer shouldn't run right-wing publications to his captured audience.
The Villages wouldn't be my choice as a place to live, for the simple reason that it is developer run. Presumably, however, the residents don't mind or they wouldn't be living there. And if lefties feel uncomfortable there, they know what to do. UP AND OUT! That's what I would do.

You may not like it, but the developer runs a business and he can run it as he sees fit. Social media sites and even online payment services de-platform people and other businesses ALL THE TIME if they have a disagreement with them, especially the more conservative. That's the way it is these days.
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Old 11-30-2018, 05:47 AM
 
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The Villages wouldn't be my choice as a place to live, for the simple reason that it is developer run. Presumably, however, the residents don't mind or they wouldn't be living there. And if lefties feel uncomfortable there, they know what to do. UP AND OUT! That's what I would do.

You may not like it, but the developer runs a business and he can run it as he sees fit. Social media sites and even online payment services de-platform people and other businesses ALL THE TIME if they have a disagreement with them, especially the more conservative. That's the way it is these days.
Might be legal but it doesn't make it right.

When a "business" is our Society in General (an entire mid-sized town or city), there is some responsibility to uphold the norms of our Republic (IMHO). There may not be laws about this, but that doesn't make it right.

Think about it - Jeff Bezos could take over an entire Southern lower population State and develop it and build out vast networks of news and information and entertainment that fits his agenda.

A similar scenario, just as "legal" as the Villages, is that Russian or Saudi Billionaires could come here and do the exact same thing. Do you support that? There is no difference "in business" between Chinese, Russians, Saudis or anyone else.

Just because something is legal does not make it right.

IMHO, this exposes a certain weakness in our culture. We talk big about assimilation but yet we support and pay for (through taxation, deductions and MANY other ways) the complete opposite.
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Old 11-30-2018, 06:07 AM
 
Location: Inland FL
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I'm sure if was 95.5 percent non white, you wouldn't have a problem with it.
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Old 11-30-2018, 06:08 AM
 
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Trumpsville. No Kidding. The guy that owns it has Fox News (only) on in most every commercial area....sometimes even blaring out into the streets (I recently visited)....

My guess is that many Village Residents consider this a feature, not a bug. There are probably exceptions and when the old man (developer) dies things will likely change. But, for now, he pretty much tells them how to think.

Heck, even Democrats are 2nd class citizens there.
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/...n_2076715.html

"But The Villages is a place where many older residents have hardened political beliefs and a lot of time on their hands. The Durrs’ left-leaning status makes them a minority in the community, where registered Republicans outnumber Democrats by a factor of two-to-one, according to elections data.

Their liberal bent also sets them apart from The Villages’ powerful but little-seen developer, billionaire H. Gary Morse, 75, a major GOP donor and Romney supporter who essentially runs the community. In addition to selling its more than 40,000 homes, Morse and his family control many of the development’s governing bodies and either own or hold a stake in a host of its businesses, including The Villages’ right-leaning daily newspaper and radio station."

I'm all for choice, but the idea that a developer forces propaganda down the throats of paying residents sorta rubs me the wrong way. Everyone is entitled to their views and speech and a developer shouldn't run right-wing publications to his captured audience.
I dont see any issues here. Homeowners displaying signs for Obama AND Romney were asked to remove them from their windows. So what's the beef?

I walk into businesses all the time that have CNN on their TV's. If I don't like it, I leave and don't return.

Republicans outnumbering Dems 2 to 1 is no big deal. I remember entire voting precincts in Cleveland and Philly voting for Obama. 100%. Debbie Wasserman's Schultz's Florida district has a similar ratio, but her district leans left.

Nearly every college has left leaning publications trying to "force propaganda down the throats of paying residents" Do you have a problem with that too?

You do know that the Huffington Post pub you are citing leans hard left don't you?

Anyone that lives in the Villages is free to leave, and not shop in its commercial areas, so nobody's forcing anything on anybody.
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