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Old 08-31-2014, 05:48 PM
 
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I do strongly agree with your post but mentioning PG County seemed to be an error.

Why did you mention Prince Georges County when only 9% of it's residents live under the poverty line compared to a national average of 15%? Just because an area is predominately black doesn't mean they're apart of a "permanent underclass".

But again, I agree with the rest of your post. Every society definitely does have a balance of wealth and poverty.

Prince George's County QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau
PG County used to average about 200 murders a year just a few years ago . PG County is around 800K people. That is a very high murder rate for any population of that size. To say that the crime-ridden inner beltway communities in PG bordering NE & SE DC "aren't that bad" would be an ugly lie. The murder rate in inner beltway PG County has always been insanely high. Like a PCP high *wink*. PG County may be the richest black-majority county in America, but overall PG county doesn't even crack the top 25 richest counties in America list. PG County does have much black wealth and it is evident. But I was alluding to the substantial ghettoized black poverty that exists in every major East Coast city in my post and it was obvious.

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Old 09-01-2014, 09:13 AM
 
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I would say the Midwest is not very prestigious and the East Coast is. It's not political, the East Coast just has much more history (13 Colonies) and NY is pretty much the heart of the US (not in location).
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Old 09-01-2014, 09:30 AM
 
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Agreed. Though I kind of wish this thread had been closed MUCH earlier.
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Brilliant post!

Close thread.
It's 9/1 today and the thread is still opened.

Maybe if we turn this thread into a politcal discussion, the mods will close it.

Sooo...who wants to start the political party bashing?
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Old 09-01-2014, 09:32 AM
 
Location: West Michigan
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It's 9/1 today and the thread is still opened.

Maybe if we turn this thread into a politcal discussion, the mods will close it.

Sooo...who wants to start the political party bashing?


I hate Republicrats!
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Old 09-01-2014, 12:16 PM
 
Location: LoS ScAnDaLoUs KiLLa CaLI
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Warren Buffet lives in Omaha, Nebraska

I'm almost 100% sure he's more prestigious than all of us combined
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Old 09-01-2014, 12:29 PM
 
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Warren Buffet lives in Omaha, Nebraska

I'm almost 100% sure he's more prestigious than all of us combined
Absolutely!
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Old 09-01-2014, 04:31 PM
 
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At this point, the posters who continue to trash the premise of this thread are the ones that are keeping it going. I don't agree with the idea of one region being more prestigious than the other, but it doesn't seem like anyone else does either. So I'm not sure how this thread has been going for 9 pages. 5 out of 9 pages of this thread are pretty much sarcasm. If you want it to close, then don't give it life.
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Old 09-01-2014, 04:35 PM
 
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Yes...because prestige is all about perception.
You're an awfully insecure person to worry about such things.
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Old 09-09-2014, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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I wish this thread came with a poll. I'd be willing to bet a hefty amount the ranking from most prestigious to least would be: 1) Northeast, 2) West, 3) Midwest, 4) South.
Thanks.

The reason I asked is that there seems to be a lot of fighting on City-Data to be included in some regions over others. For example, if I said...

"______ reminds me of a small town in New England."

...there would be little resistance or pushback against that statement no matter how ridiculous the comparison seems. However, if I said...

"______ reminds me of a place I went to in Georgia."

...I get a lot of fuss ("_____ has absolutel NOTHING in common with Georgia!"). Not quite sure why that's the case...
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Old 09-10-2014, 08:18 PM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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The Midwest has replaced the South as the new pariah region. Very little in migration and tons of out migration. I'm not so sure the South hasn't went from worst to first in just a couple decades. That's what population growth says
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