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Old 07-08-2010, 05:53 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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Why does it seem that Black people tend to choose the southern cities of Atlanta, Dallas and Houston as their prefered place to move to and White people seem to lean towards the cities of Portland, Seattle and San Francisco
Maybe it's because that's where their families came from originally?
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Old 07-08-2010, 06:39 PM
 
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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I agree with most everything you said except that Denver isn't popular with young white liberals. Or somehow is popular with Republicans. I'm not sure what PEW study you're referencing (one I apparently have yet to read) but the actual number of democrats in Denver and percentages voting Democrat in presidential elections suggests that it's a pretty liberal place. I may be misunderstanding you though.
For Nearly Half of America, Grass Is Greener Somewhere Else - Pew Research Center

I think the idea is that Republicans like the idea of moving to Denver, but I think I said I find this curious if so as Denver is not at all Republican.

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Also, I always thought that C-D was pretty much made up of wealthy, 60+ year old white people?
Could be, maybe the wealth thing changes it. Or maybe the 60+ white people here were all McGovern voters back in the day
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Old 07-08-2010, 06:50 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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Maybe it's because that's where their families came from originally?

exactly, is someone was from, lets say, ghana. and his extended family were from ghana and many moved into the area. who would he/she spend time with?

i'm still pissed ghana lost
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Old 07-08-2010, 11:05 PM
 
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I'm white and I would never be stuck living in one of those three cities. Then again labeling something hip and "progressive" is probably the fastest way to turn me off from something. I generally prefer older, more historic rust belt and midwestern cities. My favorites include St Paul, St Louis, Chicago, Pittsburgh, and Buffalo.

I have to clarify something about Dnever. Denver is different in that while some cities like San Francisco, Portland, and Seattle primarily attract liberals and other like Kansas City, Omaha, and Dallas are much more attractive to conservatives, Denver seems to be popular with both. Denver proper is seen as a hip, progressive place for liberals while suburban denver and other areas in CO, especially Colorado Springs, are seen as very friendly to conservatives. So CO tends to get both in large numbers.
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Old 07-09-2010, 01:59 AM
 
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Im offended how some people are describing and stereotyping Seattle, San Francisco, and Portland on this thread. There are plenty of people of all races, including people that are black that can see how those places can be great places to be and maybe end up choosing to live in those places. There is diversity in these places.

I am originally from New York City and the place I wanted to live in after New York City had to have enough diversity for me.

My family members that visited me here from NYC thought Seattle had a decent amount of diversity and racial integration.

There are lots of great examples of racial diversity and racial harmony in San Francisco, and Seattle.
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Old 07-09-2010, 08:15 AM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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I agree with most everything you said except that Denver isn't popular with young white liberals. Or somehow is popular with Republicans.
If Denver isn't popular with young white liberals, than I don't know what it is. Many parts of the city proper are screaming "we want to be Seattle!".

MN55 hit it on the head. The city is popular with young (mostly white) liberals who are looking to find people like themselves. The suburbs (southern, in particular) are popular with more conservative (likely family-unit), possible ex-California types looking for a cheaper, newer, more "America" version of California. And they both get what they want in coming here.

Regarding race, I think it would be nice if we all just dropped that particular label and lived our individual lives however and wherever we see fit.
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Old 07-09-2010, 04:02 PM
 
Location: Out of Sight Out of Mind
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Im offended how some people are describing and stereotyping Seattle, San Francisco, and Portland on this thread. There are plenty of people of all races, including people that are black that can see how those places can be great places to be and maybe end up choosing to live in those places. There is diversity in these places.

I am originally from New York City and the place I wanted to live in after New York City had to have enough diversity for me.

My family members that visited me here from NYC thought Seattle had a decent amount of diversity and racial integration.

There are lots of great examples of racial diversity and racial harmony in San Francisco, and Seattle.

I'm not sterotyping any of those three cities as I have never been to either, but if you read these threads and the posts that people leave, you would know why I stated my question the way I did, look up threads on Atlanta or D.C. being a black mecca, or Houston or Dallas being better for a black family, which is what a lot of black people ask on here or San Francisco, Portland and Seattle being hip and liberal which is what interests a lot of white people, Atlanta is mostly black but white people live there and Seattle is mostly white and i know black people live there. and Atlanta has mainly black and white people with a few thousand of every other race but I don't consider it diverse becasue the numbers for other races are low compared with the population numbers for the white and black races, so how would Seattle be diverse seeing as you see it that way. my question wasn't meant to say that there wasn't racial harmony in any city, where you got that notion from I have no idea.
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Old 07-09-2010, 11:59 PM
 
Location: Armsanta Sorad
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Maybe because the South has a large black population. I'm black and I have no interest in moving there even though I've heard that the women are friendly there compared to California.
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Old 07-10-2010, 01:37 PM
 
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I'm a black female, born and raised in the South, but strongly prefer living out west (AZ, CA, or NV), mostly due in part to better weather than the south and the mountains.
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Old 07-12-2010, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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Denver is different in that while some cities like San Francisco, Portland, and Seattle primarily attract liberals and other like Kansas City, Omaha, and Dallas are much more attractive to conservatives...
I thought this thread had to do with racial preferences. Are there now races called 'liberal' and 'conservative?' (That's going to make the next Census pretty confusing!)
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