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View Poll Results: Are there any mixed cities where race just doesnt matter?
Sure, tons 38 33.63%
A few 41 36.28%
Nope, none 34 30.09%
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Old 11-19-2007, 07:22 AM
 
Location: Tampa
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Are there any mixed cities where race just doesnt matter?
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Old 11-19-2007, 10:13 AM
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Are there any mixed cities where race just doesnt matter?
That is a rare find. It might exist somewhere and most likely it might be near a military installment and even so, there are always tensions somewhere.
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Old 11-19-2007, 02:35 PM
 
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Haven't noticed any/many racial tensions or felt a sense of "Race" in any in the following places

Here (very little segregation, a lot of social indifference and assimilating immigrants)
San Diego, CA
Houston, TX (It surprised me big time, it's just all mixed up and people really get along)
Northern VA (very equal wealth among most minorities, this probably helps out a lot, more of a class issue)
(to an extent) Phoenix AZ, although it's not highly "mixed". More of a class issue.
And most towns/cities with a large military presence

That's about it.
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Old 11-19-2007, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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The Bay Area doesnt really have racial issues. First off, we have no majority race and people tend to get along well.

I think we have more of a class issue.
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Old 11-19-2007, 02:39 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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Yes. Anybody who thinks a city doesn't have some kind of racial issue is like one of those 1950s people who wants to suppress and censure everything. Racial tensions exist in every major city. Don't run from the truth because it eventually will come back and bite you in the *ss when you least expect it.
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Old 11-19-2007, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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Yes. Anybody who thinks a city doesn't have some kind of racial issue is like one of those 1950s people who wants to suppress and censure everything. Racial tensions exist in every major city. Don't run from the truth because it eventually will come back and bite you in the *ss when you least expect it.
We have much bigger things that will bite us in the *ss. Racism is far more of an issue elsewhere. Trust me.

Im person of color born and raised in the ghetto(San Antonio District, Oakland), now lives in one of the whitest and richest places in the Bay Area, but am still quite active in the community and have seen it all. My opinion is not based on idealistic dreams-but a really firm grasp of this area. I actually dont believe Racism is even among our 20 most pressing social issues.

Is there racism? There are hateful people everywhere. Does it consume our time and energy? no.
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Old 11-19-2007, 03:27 PM
 
Location: the best coast
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We have much bigger things that will bite us in the *ss. Racism is far more of an issue elsewhere. Trust me.

Im person of color born and raised in the ghetto(San Antonio District, Oakland), now lives in one of the whitest and richest places in the Bay Area, but am still quite active in the community and have seen it all. My opinion is not based on idealistic dreams-but a really firm grasp of this area. I actually dont believe Racism is even among our 20 most pressing social issues.

Is there racism? There are hateful people everywhere. Does it consume our time and energy? no.
Bay area native, and i have to disagree. Race dictates so many things...
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Old 11-19-2007, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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Bay area native, and i have to disagree. Race dictates so many things...
My experience is totally different.

I think class is a much bigger issue.
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Old 11-19-2007, 05:04 PM
 
Location: yeah
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"Race" is largely oversimplifying things. Look at Mexicans and Central Americans. Is skin color really the issue there, or are feelings derived from other matters? There are various prejudices interwoven through society. On the surface it may look like a racial issue, but deep down it could be class, culture, etc.
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Old 11-19-2007, 05:18 PM
 
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I still wish The Man didn't attempt to hold me down when I was coming up. Oh well, too late now!
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