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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 02-18-2008, 07:58 AM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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NYC is very diverse, however for the most part it isn't very integrated. There are exceptions to this (certain sections of Western Queens and Southern Brooklyn are somewhat mixed), however for the most part the city is fairly segregated.

That being said, NYC is still much more diverse and integrated than any other place I can think of on the East Coast.
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Old 02-18-2008, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Can't believe NYC. It isn't very integrated. Hometown bias again I think.
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Old 02-19-2008, 02:21 PM
 
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integrated and diverse are TOTALLY different.

Chicago is 1/3 black, 1/3 hispanic and 1/3 white (basically, there's also a couple hundred thousand Asians), but it's certainly not the most integrated.

Seattle is very integrated, but not very diverse.

It's really hard to figure this one out...the more you have large diverse numbers of ethnic groups, the more neighborhoods are going to form. The more you have one group dominating diversity, Seattle, Portland, the more you will probably find the remaining groups spread out among the city.
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Old 02-19-2008, 02:36 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Who voted Tampa? Seriously now.
Everyone has a right to an opinion now... I voted for NYC...but seriously...it should stop being on these lists...we already know NYC beats almost every city and almost everything...
I could see Houston, Chicago too...maybe even San Francisco, San Diego, Miami, Philly, Phoenix, and Dallas... i would say LA if it didn't say INTEGRATED...which LA does not do a good job with...
NYC is very integrated, or at least as much as Houston... you could find FOBS and 'no hablo ingles' s in Houston just as much as NYC, anyways the diversity in NYC is much greater then that of Houston's....
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Old 02-19-2008, 02:39 PM
 
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NYC is very integrated, or at least as much as Houston... you could find FOBS and 'no hablo ingles' s in Houston just as much as NYC, anyways the diversity in NYC is much greater then that of Houston's....
I don't think you understand the dynamic of NYC...but like you said, everyone is entitled to their opinion. The person who voted Tampa is probably closer than anyone who voted NYC, although what you don't understand is that in NYC, you don't really have "mixed neighborhoods" and when everyone gets home from work and gets out of the subway, it's not the dreamland of diversity that it is portrayed as or that the tourists see in Downtown Manhattan. Although you can find people of almost any background, the neighborhoods are very segregated. The suburbs are so segregated it's almost like the 50s in areas of Long Island. Houston GENERALLY does not have that kind of segregation in it's neighborhoods as they tend not to be dominated by a certain group. The rest of these cities all have it to a certain extent, but NYC is probably the MOST segregated on the list.
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Old 02-19-2008, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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Everyone has a right to an opinion now... I voted for NYC...but seriously...it should stop being on these lists...we already know NYC beats almost every city and almost everything...
I could see Houston, Chicago too...maybe even San Francisco, San Diego, Miami, Philly, Phoenix, and Dallas... i would say LA if it didn't say INTEGRATED...which LA does not do a good job with...
NYC is very integrated, or at least as much as Houston... you could find FOBS and 'no hablo ingles' s in Houston just as much as NYC, anyways the diversity in NYC is much greater then that of Houston's....
New Yorkers will even tell you their city is very segregated.
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Old 02-19-2008, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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forgot some cities there....yet somehow added in alberquerque....
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Old 02-19-2008, 08:12 PM
 
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forgot some cities there....yet somehow added in alberquerque....
That's why there is an 'other' option.
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Old 02-19-2008, 08:15 PM
 
Location: Live in VA, Work in MD, Play in DC
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Are we talking about city propers only or metro areas?

Most cities tend to be segregated in the city centers, but integrated in the outer areas, which could cloud many things.
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Old 02-19-2008, 08:24 PM
 
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It's really hard to figure this one out...the more you have large diverse numbers of ethnic groups, the more neighborhoods are going to form. The more you have one group dominating diversity, Seattle, Portland, the more you will probably find the remaining groups spread out among the city.
Perhaps has something to do with how long the groups have been established in the city. For example, Chicago has had a good size black community for over 80 years. Seattle and Portland, I'm guessing their black communities didn't become sizeable until the last few decades, after the Civil Rights Act was passed. Just a guess...
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