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Old 06-13-2013, 04:41 PM
 
Location: NJ
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The usual suspects... Seattle, Portland, Minneapolis, Montreal, etc.
portland is only welcoming in the city, u go 5 miles out to the burbs and ur into confederate flags, nword calling territory
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Old 06-13-2013, 05:34 PM
 
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portland is only welcoming in the city, u go 5 miles out to the burbs and ur into confederate flags, nword calling territory
Washington County isn't like that these days and neither is Gresham. There's parts of Beaverton and Hillsboro that are more diverse than Portland itself. A lot of it is Asian tech workers and Hispanics...

Maybe out in further-out Clackamas County or the rural areas it gets more redneck, but your exaggerating that the majority of the Portland suburbs are anything like that.
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Old 06-13-2013, 06:09 PM
 
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I don't think any city that has a long, very "well-established" minority population will make this list. So yes that includes southern cities but it also includes Northeast and Midwest cities like NYC, Chicago, Philly, etc. Seattle seems to be a good front-runner. I would've nominated Minneapolis as a possible candidate as well. I know that things are not perfect there (there's always going to be some degree of racism) but at the same time, from what I understand Minneapolis didn't develop a significant non-white population until after the civil rights era...........like the 1980s or whatever. That helps, if that is indeed the case. As a person of color, I've visited Minneapolis several times and it always seem to be quite liberal and progressive, much more so than Chicago or Detroit.

Other Midwestern cities like Chicago and Detroit saw a huge influx of blacks while Jim Crow was still going on down south and European immigrants were still pouring in by way of Ellis Island. They saw a lot more tension. I know Seattle had an influx of blacks during WWII like other West Coast cities, but it obviously wasn't as pronounced as it was in California. I have no idea what the history of Asian-Americans in Seattle is, though.

So again, I don't think any "established" city will make the list. No city in the South, Northeast, or Midwest (with the possible exception of Minneapolis). So I'm thinking Seattle, maybe Minneapolis, possibly Denver (are there racial tensions in Denver? I've never heard of any).

I'm not sure if any California city would make this list. Maybe San Diego, maybe Sacramento, but not the Bay Area and certainly not Los Angeles.
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Old 06-13-2013, 06:53 PM
 
Location: NJ
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I don't think any city that has a long, very "well-established" minority population will make this list. So yes that includes southern cities but it also includes Northeast and Midwest cities like NYC, Chicago, Philly, etc. Seattle seems to be a good front-runner. I would've nominated Minneapolis as a possible candidate as well. I know that things are not perfect there (there's always going to be some degree of racism) but at the same time, from what I understand Minneapolis didn't develop a significant non-white population until after the civil rights era...........like the 1980s or whatever. That helps, if that is indeed the case. As a person of color, I've visited Minneapolis several times and it always seem to be quite liberal and progressive, much more so than Chicago or Detroit.

Other Midwestern cities like Chicago and Detroit saw a huge influx of blacks while Jim Crow was still going on down south and European immigrants were still pouring in by way of Ellis Island. They saw a lot more tension. I know Seattle had an influx of blacks during WWII like other West Coast cities, but it obviously wasn't as pronounced as it was in California. I have no idea what the history of Asian-Americans in Seattle is, though.

So again, I don't think any "established" city will make the list. No city in the South, Northeast, or Midwest (with the possible exception of Minneapolis). So I'm thinking Seattle, maybe Minneapolis, possibly Denver (are there racial tensions in Denver? I've never heard of any).

I'm not sure if any California city would make this list. Maybe San Diego, maybe Sacramento, but not the Bay Area and certainly not Los Angeles.
seattle is one of the least diverse major cities so it doesnt have any credibility in race relations
its easy to say ur tolerant when you dont have a large minority pop.
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Old 06-13-2013, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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seattle is one of the least diverse major cities so it doesnt have any credibility in race relations
its easy to say ur tolerant when you dont have a large minority pop.
Not a very smart comment...
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Old 06-13-2013, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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possibly Denver (are there racial tensions in Denver? I've never heard of any).
No, just plenty of white flight and segregation.

Seattle isn't THAT white.

I give an honorable mention to Riverside-San Bernardino.
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Old 06-13-2013, 09:58 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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I think St Paul has better black/white race relations than Minneapolis, it is a noticeable difference between the cities. In the working class parts of St Paul you see whites and blacks hanging out all the time, from kids all the way up to old people. More so than I've seen anywhere else. Most of the working class parts of St Paul are mixed, all the way down to the block level. On the other hand the rich parts are mostly white and much less integrated.
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Old 06-13-2013, 10:37 PM
 
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as an asian person, las vegas
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Old 06-13-2013, 10:39 PM
 
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seattle is one of the least diverse major cities so it doesnt have any credibility in race relations
its easy to say ur tolerant when you dont have a large minority pop.

Seattle has a large Asian population.
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Old 06-14-2013, 01:21 AM
 
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as an asian person, las vegas
Las Vegas used to be "the Mississippi of the West." Before it was a tourist town it was a railroad town, dominated by rail bosses who were largely Southerners and who brought Jim Crow with them. It lasted until the 50s, the justification being that Southern tourists wouldn't want to mingle with blacks in the resort-casinos. Black entertainers such as Sammy Davis Jr. had to enter through the kitchens, and weren't allowed to stay there or use the pool.

Basically, the Moulin Rouge was the only big integrated casino in town, up and over in the Westside, and the big entertainers would all hop in their limos and go over there to party after performing on the Strip, which was making the Strip look real bad. They say Sinatra himself was literally at the negotiating table when Jim Crow was finally killed in Vegas.

As for nowadays. Well, I lived there for seven years. Originally from the Los Angeleez area, and back there as a Mexican-American I never really felt like a minority even though my corner of the county was about 70% white. I move to Las Vegas and *BAM* holy crap, I feel like a minority. But feeling like a minority in Las Vegas is a lot better than feeling like a minority in Frog Balls, Arkansas, I would venture to state. Also, I got the feeling that despite the "Mississippi of the West" legacy, Las Vegas was a better place to be black than L.A. was. It was certainly better to be black there than back in my part of L.A. County, and probably likewise for Asians.

So yeah, it wasn't much of a thing. I mean, you still had cranky old farts going on about those "gawrdamn Messkins came in and ruined everything yarg yarg yarg!!!" but that had no effect on me personally.
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