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Old 12-19-2015, 01:16 PM
 
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What are some superstar cities that don't have socioeconomic divides? I can't think of any. NYC, San Francisco, DC, and Boston are heavily divided along the lines of race and income. Are there any exceptions?
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Old 12-19-2015, 01:33 PM
 
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What are some superstar cities that don't have socioeconomic divides? I can't think of any. NYC, San Francisco, DC, and Boston are heavily divided along the lines of race and income. Are there any exceptions?
Is this completely true? I'm sure there area areas where it is overwhelmingly one group, but there are diverse and integrated areas within each as well.
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Old 12-19-2015, 01:47 PM
 
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What are some superstar cities that don't have socioeconomic divides? I can't think of any. NYC, San Francisco, DC, and Boston are heavily divided along the lines of race and income. Are there any exceptions?
What is high inequality? Those with higher levels of wealth will always congregate in better areas in a city and those of lesser means will congregate in lower cost areas. As far as race and ethnicity, a large part of the segregation appears to be the desire of the individuals to be around others of similar backgrounds. The LA area doesn't have Korea Town, Thai Town, Little Saigon and on and on because of forced segregation. I'm a little less certain about the origins of China Town. That said, every place I've lived in California has been relatively integrated as far as ethnicity. Economically though, everyone is typically in a similar range for the obvious reason that people look for the safest, cleanest area with the best schools that you can afford.
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Old 12-19-2015, 01:50 PM
 
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Is this completely true? I'm sure there area areas where it is overwhelmingly one group, but there are diverse and integrated areas within each as well.

Diverse areas where? lol
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Old 12-19-2015, 02:04 PM
 
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Diverse areas where? lol
In Boston, you have Dorchester. In NYC, parts of Queens like parts of Jamaica around St. John's and nearby neighborhoods. In DC, parts of NW DC. In SF, there are quite a few neighborhoods, but it varies in terms of the group percentages.

There are other cities you could have used such as Chicago, Detroit and St. Louis among others. This may help: https://www4.uwm.edu/eti/integration/maps.htm
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Old 12-19-2015, 02:15 PM
 
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This just might go to show you that people in some sense are chasing the purple unicorn. All of the awesome cities are also the most unequal. According to brookings

Some cities are still more unequal than others

However there are some decent cities with more equality. However according to the article, what helps make a city more equal is usually against progressive notions of being a great city.

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The cities with the most equal distribution of incomes also remained largely the same from 2012 to 2013. All are geographically large cities that incorporate large swaths of suburban territory within their borders, and most are in the South and West. In addition, these cities are not home to the concentrations of technology and financial/professional services industries that pay the very highest salaries and that characterize many of the cities at the top of the inequality rankings.
Basically, you need suburbanization, and you must not have the "good" industries to keep down inequality. How many people would be willing to take that trade-off?

But so far, I would say Raleigh is the best.
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Old 12-19-2015, 02:29 PM
 
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This just might go to show you that people in some sense are chasing the purple unicorn. All of the awesome cities are also the most unequal. According to brookings

Some cities are still more unequal than others

However there are some decent cities with more equality. However according to the article, what helps make a city more equal is usually against progressive notions of being a great city.



Basically, you need suburbanization, and you must not have the "good" industries to keep down inequality. How many people would be willing to take that trade-off?

But so far, I would say Raleigh is the best.
Even there, E/SE Raleigh is different from N and W Raleigh: The other side of town: Southeast Raleigh's problems and promise | News Feature | Indy Week
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Old 12-19-2015, 02:35 PM
 
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Boston is a majority minority city, It use to be split up by ethnic groups, north end Italian, south end Irish. Now it's split up by income.
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Old 12-19-2015, 02:59 PM
 
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In the United States - no: worldwide yes. Places like Tokyo, Copenhagen, or Stockholm for example do not have the large underclasses seen in places like New York or Chicago. I think this is a testament to how inefficiently the U.S. sets up its social safety net.
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Old 12-19-2015, 03:35 PM
 
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I won't say Copenhagen or Stockholm (Their are some people who tell me to avoid this area or that of Stockholm or Copenhagen if you look for it, in Tokyo all you here is avoid Kabuchiko which is the entertainment and red light district and is only dangerous by Tokyo or Japan's standards, but definitely places like Tokyo and also many smaller and or third world cities that have next to 0 zero rich or middle class (American standards) and have lots of poor people or lots of middle class people. Cities I can think of.
Most cities in Japan
Most cities in South Korea
Many if not most in Africa but this is poor people everywhere excludes any city well over 2 million people and Far Southern and Northern Africa.
Their are other cities that would classify but basically most cities under 2 million were everyone is either poor (First World Standards) or everyone is either middle class. Tokyo is about the only exception over 10 million people.
I would probably include most turkish cities as everyone there lives a lower middle class life and it is very hard to find rich or poor people outside of Istanbul.
Most Nations that lack millionaires.
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