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Old 01-24-2012, 02:38 PM
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Yes there's were hundreds of them during the 1700's and 1800's and earily 1900's.....
There still are hundreds of them, but there so isolated from the rest of society and ignored by politicians and the media that they might as well not exist.
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Old 04-22-2012, 08:49 AM
 
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The movie "Gran Torino" was based on an Asian ghetto in Minneapolis and St. Paul (yet it was filmed in Detroit). I'm not sure if these areas are "ghetto" on a national level but there are some relatively rough parts of both Twin Cities that have poverty, drugs, gangs, and violence....like any other ghetto.

I met a dude who was Hmong from Fresno, CA who then lived in North Minneapolis who said that Fresno was probably rougher than N. Minneapolis and is largely Hmong.
Minneapolis and St. Paul. Frog Town and (IMO) mostly Brooklyn Park and Center. I don't live there so I don't really see them.

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I lived among the Hmong in Northern Vietnam and they're such nice people. I guess it's a shame.
Hmong people are nice people, but I would say it's definitely a lot of factors but one I would say is culture and the choice they make. My sister dated a gangster and we don't want anything to do with him (not that we don't like him), but we don't want to get involve in that gangster stuff. If they're idiots they will be quick to judge that "you know them because I saw you with them" and assume the worse out of you. SMH.
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Old 04-22-2012, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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The Cambodians in the Bronx are deeply involved in the drug game. They are as hood as any other group.
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Old 04-22-2012, 02:59 PM
 
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Yes, there are some "Asian ghettos" in Los Angeles, specifically in the San Gabriel Valley. There are pockets of poor and low income areas (looking impoverished) infested with Asian gangs in parts of Monterey Park, Alhambra, San Gabriel, El Monte, Duarte, Rosemead and others.
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Old 04-23-2012, 05:50 PM
 
Location: Duluth, Minnesota, USA
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Are there any predominantly Asian ghettos: low income, high crime, large or majority Asian population (at least 40%) in America? I was watching a program on TV about Cabramatta, about how it became a centre for drugs and crime and it was mainly poor Vietnamese who were responsible. I don't know if Cabramatta is a true ghetto, I guess it is by Australian standards (we don't really have ghettos in the American sense). Asian communities here tend to be pretty middle class, actually, although some poorer suburbs have a lot of Asians. I suppose the difference is that the Vietnamese were refugees, while more recently Asian immigrants are professionals or students. The majority of Vietnamese try to assimilate/contribute though and they tend to be very hard-working. I'm not saying Asians aren't involved in crime (it's a socio-economic thing rather than an ethnic thing) because they often are, including white-collar crime, but it seems areas with a lot of Asians tend not to be that dangerous, with a few exceptions.
I guess not all ghettos have to be dangerous though.

Are there any Asian ghettos in the US? I imagine in the past there might have been. Would you consider NY Chinatown a 'ghetto' anymore? I'm sure real estate prices etc are high so I wouldn't think so.
Yes.

Beginning in the 1970's, many Hmong refugees (a stateless people traditionally inhabiting the highlands of Laos and China) fled to Minnesota. Poor and in a very unfamiliar culture, they moved into certain neighborhoods in St. Paul, Minnesota, and had children, who spoke English as a first language and sometimes formed gangs. One low-income, Asian area is centered around University Ave. in St. Paul.
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Old 04-23-2012, 11:32 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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The Cambodians in the Bronx are deeply involved in the drug game. They are as hood as any other group.
NYC doesn't have much in the way of a Cambodian population as surprising as that may seem. Everything else yeah.

Cambodians on the East Coast are centerted around Boston & Rhode Island not NYC
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Old 04-23-2012, 11:42 PM
 
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Yes, there are some "Asian ghettos" in Los Angeles, specifically in the San Gabriel Valley. There are pockets of poor and low income areas (looking impoverished) infested with Asian gangs in parts of Monterey Park, Alhambra, San Gabriel, El Monte, Duarte, Rosemead and others.
Yes, I would imagine. Most of those neighborhoods were fairly decent when I was young, with the exception of El Monte which always seemed frayed.

I'm sure they'd get p!$$ed if someone called it a "ghetto," but Daly City immediately south of SF might as well be a suburb of Manila. I was once taking some tourists around SF and showing them The Palace of the Legion of Honor, and there was a Filipino wedding of some Daly City couple taking place there. While they must have gone all out monetarily, it was beyond tacky.
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Old 07-31-2012, 04:07 PM
 
Location: The Bay and Maryland
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Many Cambodians and South East Asians, in general, are very ghettoized in the Bay Area in areas of San Francisco, Oakland and Richmond. Even some northern Asians like Koreans and northern Chinese are also ghettoized in the Bay but it less common.

Here is a glimpse into life in the Highland projects in Bernal Heights in the poorly publicized rough southern fringe of San Francisco which has a high concentration of poor Cambodians living in public housing. Although like most ghettos in America, this area is not as rough as it was in the 80's and 90's. However, gunshots and robberies are commonplace there. This definitely qualifies as an Asian ghetto:



Across the bridge in Oakland, the infamous Oak Park projects also has a dominant Cambodian population. Oak Park is located in the Rancho San Antonio neighborhood, which is also known as the "Twomps" or "Murder Dubs", in East Oakland which also has a predominant concentration of poor Asians of all nationalities from Chinese to Filipino to Laotian to Cambodian.


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Old 07-31-2012, 05:15 PM
 
Location: Vineland, NJ
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It seems that most the so called "Asian ghettos" are located on the west coast, which makes a lot of sense as the Asian population is a lot larger on the west coast compared to the east coast. Though I personally haven't seen any Asian ghettos on the east coast.
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Old 07-31-2012, 05:17 PM
 
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Poor Asian Americans exist. Imagine that.
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