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Old 12-15-2011, 07:51 PM
 
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Our country is becoming more and more integrated. In this century, ethnic enclaves are becoming rare. Many of the enclaves in the last century are becoming yuppified. Many people from various ethnic groups are moving to suburbia leaving urban enclaves to the yuppies.
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Old 12-15-2011, 07:58 PM
 
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I think so. That is apart of gentrification, I am wondering in 50 years time in Manhattan if Little Italy will even be there anymore, and it will all be hipsters (or whatever the trendy young people will be because the hipsters of today will either be old or dead). I think it is sad that ethnic enclaves are disappearing, but with more immigration they may still be there. I think it really depends on how much over time people choose to go to cities or turn suburbs into more urban enviornments will we see ethnic enclaves be made again because suburbs don't really foster the community type necessary to create enclaves like Little Italy or Chinatown in Manhattan are.
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Old 12-15-2011, 08:03 PM
 
Location: The City
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They are moving, not totally gone. Some are replaced byt new groups as others matriculate more
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Old 12-15-2011, 08:17 PM
 
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1. As long as we have immigration we will have ethnic enclaves. They may very well be created in the suburbs.

2. As long as certain enclaves don't get a lot of new immigration/transplants, those enclaves will retain a distinct feel even into the 3rd, 4th, 5th etc. generation.
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Old 12-15-2011, 10:05 PM
 
Location: New Orleans
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1. As long as we have immigration we will have ethnic enclaves. They may very well be created in the suburbs.
Right. New Orleans hasn't been a hot spot for immigration for decades, but we still have an entire portion of the city that is more or less 100% Vietnamese. Houston has a portion that is heavily Pakistani and is pretty far away from the city core.

Ethnic enclaves are a fact of life in modern history. As large groups of people moved thousands of miles from home, it was only natural that they would tend to associate with people who have a shared culture, in their new home. Culture shock isn't so bad if you come from Poland and have a kielbasa stand on the corner of your block.
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Old 12-16-2011, 01:23 AM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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One could argue that the inner-city ghetto is a large ethnic enclave in which case Baltimore definitely has one. We also have a Greektown which is now mostly Mexican as the Greeks have moved on, just like the Italians in Little Italy.

I've noticed many places when illegal immigrants move into a neighorhood, Americans move out, and the neighborhood becomes an enclave, this can happen in the inner city, in suburbia, and in rural areas.
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Old 12-16-2011, 05:44 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Many people from various ethnic groups are moving to suburbia leaving urban enclaves to the yuppies.
I don't think that they're disappearing; I think what you say here is closer to the truth, especially in the Sunbelt cities. Ethnic enclaves are growing rapidly in Atlanta, and are virtually all suburban.
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Old 12-16-2011, 06:25 AM
 
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It depends on the city/community and like others have said, many times they just move to the suburbs or another part of town. This has been going on since the beginning of this country.
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Old 12-16-2011, 05:58 PM
 
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This seems to be from an Eastern US perspective.

Check out Cupertino or (unincorporated) Fairoaks, here in the Bay Area. You'll be the foreigner (unless you are Chinese in the former case or Mexican, specifically Michoacanero, in the latter)
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Old 12-27-2011, 03:43 AM
 
Location: Montgomery County, MD
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White ethnic enclaves are indeed going extinct, there are very few of one specific ethnicity (like Italian, Irish, Polish etc). But black and Hispanic areas won't go away anytime soon. Gentrification is pushing a lot of minorities out of the city in many cities (my native DC being one of the most extreme examples) so blacks and Latinos are going to end up pushed to the inner suburbs but they will still be fairly segregated.
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