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View Poll Results: What is the most racially (and ethically) diverse and integrated major U.S. city?
Atlanta 6 3.19%
NYC 58 30.85%
Los Angeles 19 10.11%
Chicago 10 5.32%
Houston 45 23.94%
Dallas 0 0%
San Antonio 3 1.60%
San Diego 2 1.06%
Seattle 10 5.32%
San Francisco 7 3.72%
Portland, OR 1 0.53%
Minneapolis 1 0.53%
Las Vegas 1 0.53%
Albuquerque 1 0.53%
Tampa 3 1.60%
Nashville 1 0.53%
Washington, D.C. 7 3.72%
Philadelphia 0 0%
New Orleans 2 1.06%
Other (please specify) 11 5.85%
Voters: 188. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-06-2008, 03:17 PM
 
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Honolulu. But from the cities listed in the poll, it's probably Houston.
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Old 04-04-2008, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Staten Island, NY
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I'm a New Yorker. New York city is diverse but it is not integrated. I live on Staten Island, very segregated (North Shore = more racially mixed South Shore = Not so much)

I read this post because I am considering a move to California with my teenaged daughters, 18 and 14. From what I've read and scrolled through, Californa is the most racially diverse and racially integrated state.

The cities in CA of note are: Torrance, Sacramento, Long Beach.

Any others? I don't want to start a new thread if I don't have to. Thanks!
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Old 04-04-2008, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Florida
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I say in 10 years, Tampa might be the most integrated major city. Tampa still has a couple of the "Good Ol Boys". In fact Orlando is more integrated than Tampa. Anyone who votes NYC doesnt know the facts. More Racism in NYC than major southern cities like Houston and Atlanta.
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Old 08-10-2008, 09:51 AM
 
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I'm not playing nepotism here, but Houston is for sure the most diverse and integrated city in America. Studies have been conducted (of which I can't find the links to), but it strides along way ahead of New York.

In New York, you see tons of different kinds of people but they're all scurrying around Manhattan on errands and running back home to their ethnicity's neighborhoods in Brooklyn or Queens. As a young transplant living in New York (Brooklyn), you experience this type of self-segregation. Nothing can explain how terribly awkward it is to move into an ethnic neighborhood and be scoffed at for sticking out. The people in my part of town know me now, of course- but the idea of moving to another "cheap" neighborhood in the city means moving to another ethnic enclave and having to relive the experience of them getting used to my presence.

In Houston, this has never happened to me! Even as a child, the schooling system is SO incredible diverse and inegrated, that the concept of race and ethnicity was not even really a concept to me at all! Only when I moved to New York did I witness racism and segregation! Houston for sure rides ahead of the pack and it has for at least the past 25 years now. Houston is the kind of place where no one does a double-take on anyone: they live and let live! Now in terms of homophobia...
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Old 08-11-2008, 08:47 AM
 
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This poll is actually looking like it gets the first two right according to census information.

NYC then Houston.

It's really cute that someone voted for Nashville.
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Old 08-11-2008, 11:29 AM
 
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Honolulu
diverse =/= non-white
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Old 08-11-2008, 01:02 PM
 
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I don't know why anyone even voted for NYC. If we were talking about the most ethnic groups in one city, it's the clear winner, but a city could barley be more segregated. If you want to consider "integration" the clear winner is Houston. We literally got pushed out of our own neighborhood when I was a small child in NYC because it became a "Guyanese" and "Dominican" neighborhood instead of an "Italian/Irish" neighborhood. We could care less who lived there, but the problem was the people in the neighborhood who did care.
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Old 08-11-2008, 01:56 PM
 
Location: from houstoner to bostoner to new yorker to new jerseyite ;)
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I don't know why anyone even voted for NYC. If we were talking about the most ethnic groups in one city, it's the clear winner, but a city could barley be more segregated. If you want to consider "integration" the clear winner is Houston. We literally got pushed out of our own neighborhood when I was a small child in NYC because it became a "Guyanese" and "Dominican" neighborhood instead of an "Italian/Irish" neighborhood. We could care less who lived there, but the problem was the people in the neighborhood who did care.
I agree with you, but more people know NYC than Houston. They see NYC on TV every day and many have most likely visited. Can't say that about Houston.
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Old 08-11-2008, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Manhattan, New York
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I agree with you, but more people know NYC than Houston. They see NYC on TV every day and many have most likely visited. Can't say that about Houston.
Yeah more people visited last year we got 46 million visitors our goal is 50 million annually by 2015
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Old 08-11-2008, 02:15 PM
 
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Default Pot melted yet?

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Yeah more people visited last year we got 46 million visitors our goal is 50 million annually by 2015

That was my observation visiting NYC. All the ethnic groups on earth, just segregated. Little this nation, Little that nation. It really made me appreciate the melting pot hodgepodge of a city I call home. Houston.
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