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Old 04-07-2012, 06:57 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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That graph on the other page is from 2007. So every metro is probably a little less white now.
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Old 04-07-2012, 07:22 PM
 
Location: where you sip the tea of the breasts of the spinsters of Utica
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this is not random
please do not flame here nor give me a list of criticisms
i am a long time poster here and i am looking for real answers/understandings/experiences

i am looking for cities that have (all) 4 things

1-hardly any black people (85+% white? just guessing)

2-upper middle class living and/or values are the majority (i.e. philly is working class)

3-is tolerant of, doesnt think anything of, or embraces interracial couples

4-a city where people act as if they get their needs met, or tend to repor a high quality of life. (i.e. rochester ny or philly are perfect examples of he opposite. people are threatened by the idea of someone other than them succeeding in ANYTHING)

i would expect said cities to be clean and probably smaller, and fewer of them on the east coast. we'll see
thats all
thanks so much
Seattle. By reputation, Salt Lake City or Minneapolis (I've never lived in either). Madison WI is a smaller city that also fits all the criteria.

I kept seeing that Seattle "isn't the whitest city because it has so many Asians." But the OP didn't ask for the whitest city - he asked for few Black people.

Seattle is known for being tolerant of interracial couples - more than tolerant, they don't even notice. For whatever reason, it has about the highest percentage of white male/black female couples in the country. It has a high quality of life EXCEPT for the weather, which is gloomy about 9 months out of the year. If it weren't for that, it would be perfect in just about every way.
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Old 04-08-2012, 05:26 PM
 
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The problem with the premise of this thread is that thestuffwhitepeoplelike version of white people are in the minority. Those people tend to be urbanites in large cities or live in hippie enclaves. Most whites are moderately conservative, conventional suburbanites. Places like Portland or Burlington are outliers within white America. I think the capital would be a large suburb of a mid American city. Arlington Heights, Ill, Lee's Summit, MO or someplace like that.

Edit: Des Moines is another possibility. It has a large white population and in general has the sort of medium, average, vanilla, mind-your-own-business vibe of bourgeoise white culture. It isn't hipster and it isn't redneck.
Des Moines is pretty accurate. It has a large white population, and is very white collar "average" and not hipster or redneck, etc. Mostly a middle to upper middle class population.

It is changing pretty quick though:

Minority population in metro:
1980: 24,000
1990: 28,000
2000: 55,000
2010: 94,000

White population:
1980: 344,000
1990: 364,000
2000: 426,000
2010: 476,000

1980 Minority: 6%
2010 Minority: 20%
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