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Old 08-14-2014, 07:34 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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Yet another pattern, top 10 states by population density:

New Jersey
Rhode Island
Massachusetts
Connecticut
Maryland
Delaware
New York
Florida
Ohio
Pennsylvania
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Old 08-14-2014, 07:41 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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The San Francisco area is full of white collar jobs and very diverse like Washington DC. Doest that somehow make San Francisco Northeastern? Of course not. What's the difference with DC, then?
San Francisco is the most east coast like city in the western U.S. (by far, in my opinion). Comparisons with Boston get made frequently.

However, the Bay Area has a much greater Asian influence and that is a typical west coast characteristic. Plus, it is very much California in vibe, culture, weather, topography, etc. So no, that is obviously not northeastern.
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Old 08-14-2014, 07:42 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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San Francisco is the most east coast like city in the west. Comparisons with Boston get made frequently. But the Bay Area has a much greater Asian influence and that is a typical west coast characteristic.
Now demographics matter all of a sudden?
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Old 08-14-2014, 07:43 AM
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Location: Long Island / NYC
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San Francisco is the most east coast like city in the west. Comparisons with Boston get made frequently. But the Bay Area has a much greater Asian influence and that is a typical west coast characteristic.
And DC has a much greater black influence and that is a typical southern characteristic. A lot of the culture of San Francisco is just Californian / West Coast even if it has some similarities with the east coast.
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Old 08-14-2014, 07:45 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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And DC has a much greater black influence and that is a typical southern characteristic. A lot of the culture of San Francisco is just Californian / West Coast even if it has some similarities with the east coast.
And DC (Maryland) is more Black than SF (Califorinia) is Asian. Yet the Asian influence in SF (California) is material but the AA influence in the DC area (Maryland) is marginal.
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Old 08-14-2014, 07:47 AM
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Location: Long Island / NYC
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And DC is more Black than SF is Asian. Yet the Asian influence in SF is material but the AA influence in the DC area is marginal.
In a slight defense, most cities / metros have some black population; Asian population is usually smaller. The fact the San Francisco metro has a much larger Asian than black population both city and metro-wide is distinctive compared to the typical American city.
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Old 08-14-2014, 07:47 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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And DC has a much greater black influence and that is a typical southern characteristic.
So, Chicago and Detroit are southern?
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Old 08-14-2014, 07:57 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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In a slight defense, most cities / metros have some black population; Asian population is usually smaller. The fact the San Francisco metro has a much larger Asian than black population both city and metro-wide is distinctive compared to the typical American city.
This is true. I just think it's funny he's now relying on demographics to support an argument when he dismissed demographics a little while he ago. He said that the Italian, Irish and Jewish influence in NYC has "very little relevance."
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Old 08-14-2014, 08:01 AM
 
Location: USA
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And DC has a much greater black influence and that is a typical southern characteristic.

being black is an african characteristic, first of all, way before the south was even thought about.
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Old 08-14-2014, 08:04 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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This is true. I just think it's funny he's now relying on demographics to support an argument when he dismissed demographics a little while he ago.
San Francisco is a red herring in this whole thing. The west coast is not the northeast.

If people think that the Italian-Irish influence is a distinction of the northeast in modern times, I can give that some relevance (even though it is being exaggerated here). By the way, I have been to Italy and New York and Philadelphia are not like any Italian cities I visited. They are more like London than probably any other European cities.

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