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Old 04-22-2007, 07:59 PM
 
Location: Fountain Hills, Arizona
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Default Why is there so much racism in Florida?

You would think life is too short to be so racist. I have heard too many racist comments from white people posting in AZ - trying to move from Florida. My mother lived in Florida as a kid and told me if I were to move there, I would be in a world of racism.

 
Old 04-22-2007, 09:06 PM
 
Location: Weston, FL
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Where in Florida? Miami? I wonder how much is really racism or a matter of being from different cultures.
 
Old 04-22-2007, 09:52 PM
 
Location: Heartland Florida
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It's not racism, it's frustration with third world lifestyles.
 
Old 04-23-2007, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Miami, FL
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miami is pretty brutally racist.
i grew up completely color blind. coming to this place was like sitting in a sauna and jumping into icewater.
it was unbelievable to me how many forms of racism there are and how there is so much nonsense involved.
it was sad to see how many stereotypes which were only the punchlines of off-color jokes ACTUALLY EXIST HERE.
im still of the opinion that true racism, the irrational kind you see here commonly is simply a lack of intelligence. something that is very widespread here
iqs are very VERY low in miami
its amazing how many times i use words that are normal to me coming from socal but people have no idea what they mean. and im not talking about slang. you could ask a homeless person on the street in LA what invitro fertilization was and they would know.
we had thanksgiving over at sanibel island and were sitting in the hottub at night with some people from wisconsin who couldnt identify orion's belt. i was completely bewildered.
i had no idea that so much of the country was such a step down. its depressing to think about it.
sometimes i wonder if it isnt a product of long-term brain drain.
smart people have been draining away from most areas of the country for decades to the centers of population.
now that those centers of population have become too expensive to live in we are re-colonizing the other areas and rediscovering the wasteland that remains.
 
Old 04-23-2007, 08:11 PM
 
Location: Miami, FL
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this is a latin soda you can buy in miami
i think nothing else needs to be said

 
Old 04-24-2007, 07:33 AM
 
Location: Cooper City, FL
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Originally Posted by jhlcomp View Post
Where in Florida? Miami? I wonder how much is really racism or a matter of being from different cultures.
I would not say it was racism. But there are culture clashes, I felt it more when I lived in Hialeah. As a resident in Cooper City, I have neighbors from all over, and different/mixed races. But this is just my opinion. Everyone is friendly except for my neighbor behind me, but that is another story entirely(white/skinhead/FHP....scary).
 
Old 04-24-2007, 07:48 AM
 
Location: Hell
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lol,if you were Asian,you would know the feeling of being racially discriminated more than any other ethnic group.

there are a lot of minorities in Florida,maybe that's why people consider it racial.
 
Old 04-24-2007, 10:03 AM
 
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this is a latin soda you can buy in miami
i think nothing else needs to be said

A latin soda with writing in Creole ... did you mean a Haitian soda ?

Why do you assume it is Latin ?

If it does not bother the Haitians , why would you have an issue with it ?

I know you hate Miami and South Florida ... but c'mon you are going to extremes here .. you are really reachin here !!!

I will never , never understand how a person that passionately hates an area so , so much does not high tail it outta here ?

If I was stuck in my own hell , I would do the impossible to leave ... and not breaking your lease is no excuse .. what is happiness going to cost you maybe a couple of grand , heck I would not even think about paying it to save my mental health !!


Just looking out for ya ....CIXel !!
 
Old 04-24-2007, 10:27 AM
 
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Racism is everywhere. Not just Florida. It's in every state, every country, etc. It's a fact of life. Some people choose to like or dislike someone based on the way they act, what they eat, how they dress or what color skin they have.

It's everywhere... Arizona included.
 
Old 04-24-2007, 06:23 PM
 
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lol,if you were Asian,you would know the feeling of being racially discriminated more than any other ethnic group.
Asian people have it easy, NO WAY. The most discriminated people of all time are those who are multiracial. At least people who are asian or perhaps white are even considered when filling out an application for a job! If your asian you are accepted by other asians or if you are black you are accepted by most blacks. However, if you are multiracial you are rejected by everyone. For instance, I grew-up bi-racial in the Detroit area. I was too "white" for most blacks and at the same time too "black" for most whites. I'm sorry, but it just gets a little too old when here about races fighting over who has it worse, I mean try to look a person as an individual instead of fitting into some socially contructed category in your brain! People are people not colors.
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