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Old 04-12-2016, 12:01 AM
 
Location: South Austin, 78745
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It is not. It is a city drowning in poverty. It has nothing to do with politics or liberalism.
Gary may be poverty stricken but it is still the most liberal city in Indiana. Liberalism thrives in Gary. I'd venture to guess 80% voted for Obama.

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Old 04-12-2016, 12:11 AM
 
Location: Tempe, AZ
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Yuma.
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Old 04-12-2016, 05:53 AM
 
Location: Illinois
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Gary may be poverty stricken but it is still the most liberal city in Indiana. Liberalism thrives in Gary. I'd venture to guess 80% voted for Obama.
This is misguided. Gary is mostly African American - it's no secret they usually lean democrat.
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Old 04-12-2016, 08:52 AM
 
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It's definitely Fayetteville in NC, very few people defend that city. Even natives hate it, and I personally know a few. Most end up moving to Raleigh, really. Anyway, the crime is awful and there's just nothing to do in that city. The only positive aspect is that it isn't terribly far from Wilmington and Myrtle Beach, and that's about it.

People in Raleigh love picking on Durham the way NY picks on NJ. They think it's like Camden, NJ or Compton, CA which is hilarious. It has rougher areas, but so does Raleigh! Don't know if the rest of the state feels the same way, but Wake County just can't enough when it comes to picking on Durham. Maybe because Raleigh thinks it's so cultured, snobby, and glitzy (North Hills, downtown). Durham is more gritty and rough around the edges, with the tobacco culture and whatnot.

Rocky Mount is another one, at least people in the Triangle and eastern NC pick on it. Awful town, you really can't check WRAL without hearing about another shooting or robbery in Rocky Mount.
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Old 04-12-2016, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Cbus
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In Ohio I would say Youngstown.
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Old 04-12-2016, 09:14 AM
 
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Gary may be poverty stricken but it is still the most liberal city in Indiana. Liberalism thrives in Gary. I'd venture to guess 80% voted for Obama.
That hardly means Gary is a "liberal mecca;" it's not Boston or SF.
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Old 04-12-2016, 09:20 AM
 
Location: Boston
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We have a couple- Brockton and Lawrence (Massachusetts) Both are former manufacturing hubs that have seen most of their jobs move away and now are hotspots for drugs and crime. Of course, rents are low in both places, so they attract lots of poor people and immigrants trying to move ahead in a very tough environment.
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Old 04-12-2016, 10:14 AM
 
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That hardly means Gary is a "liberal mecca;" it's not Boston or SF.
Apparently someone doesn't understand the difference between "Democrat" and "liberal"
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Old 04-12-2016, 10:41 AM
 
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Apparently someone doesn't understand the difference between "Democrat" and "liberal"
Precisely.
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Old 04-12-2016, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Fountain Square, Indianapolis
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This is misguided. Gary is mostly African American - it's no secret they usually lean democrat.
I was going to say exactly that.

I always hear Terre Haute getting talked about somewhat negatively, I don't think it's serious but I do hear it. I never actually spent time in T.H. but I have friends from there that don't seem to mind it.

Anderson and Muncie get bashed quite a bit and it's unfortunate because it's based on the two towns decline after the factories left town and left the cities pretty poor. I don't think Muncie is that bad and I've spent quite a bit of time there, granted it was on or near the Ball State campus.

Gary, Hammond, and East Chicago probably get the brunt of the negativity for the same reasons Anderson and Muncie get it, but on a much larger scale. It isn't just the areas being poor, they also get it for being rated as dangerous because of crime rates.
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