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Old 11-10-2014, 09:24 PM
 
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Like others have mentioned, Minneapolis-area. Lots of Hmong resettled as a result of the Vietnam war. Think Gran Torino (but not in Detroit).
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Old 11-10-2014, 09:25 PM
 
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Dallas. Specifically Plano.
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Old 11-10-2014, 09:54 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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Like others have mentioned, Minneapolis-area. Lots of Hmong resettled as a result of the Vietnam war. Think Gran Torino (but not in Detroit).
You don't even need to think about it - Gran Torino is 100% based on Minneapolis. It was written in Minneapolis by a Minneapolitan, every aspect of the culture it portrays is Minneapolis, most of the inspiration for the Hmong characters came from Hmong American retail workers in Bloomington. The only reason the movie is actually set in Detroit is that it was cheaper to film in Michigan. But originally it was very intentionally supposed to be set in Minneapolis.
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Old 11-11-2014, 06:42 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I thought that was a good movie. Couldn't stand Eastwood's character though. Or Eastwood.

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Old 11-11-2014, 06:44 AM
 
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Certain Nationalities have a Pack Mentality. Asians are like that, so are Indians and the Orthodox.

My favorite is in Great Neck Long Island there are MORE Persian Jews than in Persia. Yep they got up and moved halfway around world and all bought in a the same small town on Long Island.
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Old 11-11-2014, 07:21 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (Morningside)
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Certain Nationalities have a Pack Mentality. Asians are like that, so are Indians and the Orthodox.

My favorite is in Great Neck Long Island there are MORE Persian Jews than in Persia. Yep they got up and moved halfway around world and all bought in a the same small town on Long Island.
I'm sorry, this is ridiculous. Most Americans, when they live abroad in a non-English-speaking nation, end up hanging out with other expats most of the time. And people who willingly leave the U.S. to live do so because they want to live abroad, not because they have to for work, or because they're worried they'll be killed if they stay in their home.

You better bet if America ever got so screwed up we had refugees leaving, you'd see "Little Americas" all over the place.
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Old 11-11-2014, 09:10 AM
 
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Johns Creek GA 30-35% Asian population plus growing

Irvine CA 50%+ Asian
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Old 11-11-2014, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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Interesting. I wonder what the connection is between Burma and Indianapolis. That one is pretty odd.
I'm sure it's relocation (as with Hmong, discussed throughout). I know there's active Burmese relocation in Milwaukee over the last several years, and Indy must welcome a good-sized number.

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Like others have mentioned, Minneapolis-area. Lots of Hmong resettled as a result of the Vietnam war. Think Gran Torino (but not in Detroit).
California, Wisconsin and Minnesota by far have the highest Hmong populations.

Gran Torino definitely would have made more sense in Minneapolis than Detroit. There's a distinct Hmong-American culture that only someone in the above states would be familiar with. I often flip through the radio dial in the northwoods/Green Bay areas and am greeted with Hmong channels.
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