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Old 01-23-2012, 08:58 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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Based on the responses in this thread, it looks to me like all the boring places to live in America are going to be 99%+ white.

While the most interesting places will be ethnically more diverse.

 
Old 01-23-2012, 09:52 AM
 
Location: NC/IL/MI
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I sort of lost it when I reread that your dog Fido was worried.
Lmao

I thought dogs were colorblind
 
Old 01-23-2012, 09:59 AM
 
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Also, is there anything logical about wanting a community to stay predominately white (such as, not wanting it to drop below 80% white). Its logical to prefer vanilla ice cream over chocolate if that's what you prefer, because your taste buds make you prefer it.
So , is it just as logical or necessary when it comes to race.
I don't think it's very logical to worry about race. It's more about economic class. I'm sure whites don't mind living in an affluent community with other races that have the same net worth and economic status as them. It's when people (of any race) start moving in by using government assistance who otherwise couldn't afford it. I'd have a problem with that too and I'm black.

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Old 01-23-2012, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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That is why I mentioned "regions". Outside of the big cities, the northeast and midwest are overwhelmingly white.
The only part of this country where the rural areas aren't overwhelmingly white are the south and maybe southern California.
 
Old 01-23-2012, 10:13 AM
 
Location: NJ
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I don't it's very logical to worry about race. It's more about economic class. I'm sure whites don't mind living in an affluent community with other races that have the same net worth and economic status as them. It's when people (of any race) start moving in by using government assistance who otherwise couldn't afford it. I'd have a problem with that too and I'm black.
apparently it bothers dale the white male.
 
Old 01-23-2012, 10:19 AM
 
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Sorry, I couldn't hear you over the big noise that is New York City.
As for the Midwest, St. Louis, Chicago, and Detroit all have black majorities.
Chicago is less than 1/3 black. It's roughly a straight up mix of black, white and hispanic with a small asian minority.

I feel like everyone always thinks its much more black than it really is. Why is that?

Hispanics are easily the second largest group in the metro after whites. There are about 2 million hispanics.
 
Old 01-23-2012, 10:27 AM
 
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Chicago is less than 1/3 black. It's roughly a straight up mix of black, white and hispanic with a small asian minority.

I feel like everyone always thinks its much more black than it really is. Why is that?

Hispanics are easily the second largest group in the metro after whites.
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Old 01-23-2012, 10:35 AM
 
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The only part of this country where the rural areas aren't overwhelmingly white are the south and maybe southern California.
Pretty much.
 
Old 01-23-2012, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Chicago metro
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Keep in mind that Whites will still be the largest group in terms of plurality. So, the will still be communities that are predominantly White in the latter half of this century.
I believe that is what will happen, also. Even us black folks, with our 13% representation, have numerous cities and even counties that are majority black. Asians are the plurality in Hawaii despite only making up 4.8% of the USA, overall. So, I imagine there will be a lot of majority white areas in this country in the future. The USA is segregated like that, despite the ''melting pot'' fascade.
 
Old 01-23-2012, 01:25 PM
 
Location: NC/IL/MI
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The only part of this country where the rural areas aren't overwhelmingly white are the south and maybe southern California.
Also The Southwest like New Mexico, Texas, Arizona..
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