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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 02-26-2008, 06:26 AM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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NYC!
And why the hell is everyone saying Houston, Houston would never be as diverse as New York, or Los Angeles.
O_o....Houston is diverse and Houston is very integrated. You do know its like one of the most diverse cities in the US?
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Old 02-26-2008, 11:27 AM
 
Location: The Magnolia City
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Yeah Houston has a lot of races living in it, but you also have a good number of red necks. I wouldn't say Houston is minglled enough. But you see various races living in their own villages. Pretty much self segregatted city.
in the city, i would say that the number of rednecks is about average in any u.s. city
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Old 02-26-2008, 11:53 AM
 
Location: Katy-zuela
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NYC!
And why the hell is everyone saying Houston, Houston would never be as diverse as New York, or Los Angeles.
Did you read the last part about being "integrated?" New York, for the sake of tradition I guess, wants to stay segregated.
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Old 02-26-2008, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Live in VA, Work in MD, Play in DC
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O_o....Houston is diverse and Houston is very integrated. You do know its like one of the most diverse cities in the US?
Actually, Houston is kind of on the low side in actual number of different foreign born nationalities. As is much of the South. While Houston has a large number foreign born percentage (21.45%), most of them belong to a few nationalities, mainly Mexican (Mexicans take up 50% of all foreign born nationalities in Houston).












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Old 02-26-2008, 12:49 PM
 
Location: LaSalle Park / St. Louis
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Thank you Tenken for showning facts.
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Old 02-26-2008, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Live in VA, Work in MD, Play in DC
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Thank you Tenken for showning facts.
No problem. While Houston is indeed getting more and more ethnically diverse, it is nowhere near being one of the most diverse cities in the country yet.

I've also heard somewhere that Sacramento is the most integrated city in America from a study.
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Old 02-26-2008, 08:24 PM
 
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No problem. While Houston is indeed getting more and more ethnically diverse, it is nowhere near being one of the most diverse cities in the country yet.

I've also heard somewhere that Sacramento is the most integrated city in America from a study.
Funny though, you miss the technicalities of the question. Houston beats those other cities (maybe not metropolitan areas--metropolitan areas don't really tell you very much about a city in that respect, it tells you how great the city isn't...other states...ARE YOU OUT OF YOUR MIND?) when it comes to integration, maybe not diversity (if we're speaking specifically about nationality...but Houston does have a lot Mexicans--true.) Houston is and has been diverse for quite a while. People don't think the South can be diverse, but you just need to deal with it, because it can be! Also, your facts are only based on foreign-born residents (another technicality) rather than looking at the whole population. Last time I checked people who were born in this country could be diverse too.

Integration in (most) of NYC--that's quite laughable. NYC has the diversity hands down; However, the closest anyone who lives there is getting to a person of a different background is possibly in the cubicle next to them, 20 floors up. The housing market of NYC simply doesn't encourage housing integration. Houston's does. Fact of the matter is most people haven't been to Houston before they even open their mouths to talk about it. Sure, in instances I have based my ideas off of what people said and what I read--happens all the time, but I do try to avoid it.

And pssh, Sacramento is hardly a major city. (Wait, wait, wait...it's NOT a major city. Maybe in California though.)

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Old 02-26-2008, 08:32 PM
 
Location: Tampa - St. Louis
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Tampa is actually pretty damn integrated for a city its size. I actually think the larger the city the less integrated but more diverse, because ethnic enclaves usually produce in larger cities.
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Old 02-26-2008, 08:49 PM
 
Location: Live in VA, Work in MD, Play in DC
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Funny though, you miss the technicalities of the question. Houston beats those other cities (maybe not metropolitan areas--metropolitan areas don't really tell you very much about a city in that respect, it tells you how great the city isn't...other states...ARE YOU OUT OF YOUR MIND?) when it comes to integration, maybe not diversity (if we're speaking specifically about nationality...but Houston does have a lot Mexicans--true.) Houston is and has been diverse for quite a while. People don't think the South can be diverse, but you just need to deal with it, because it can be!
I understand full well the question. I wasn't necessarily pointing out that Houston is not integrated. Houston is very much integrated compared to many other cities in the West and Northeast. My point is that unlike what many people say, Houston is NOT one of the top tier cities in ethnic diversity. It is still high, but more in the 6-10 range.

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Also, your facts are only based on foreign-born residents (another technicality) rather than looking at the whole population. Last time I checked people who were born in this country could be diverse too.
I know that this includes foreign-born only and not natural-born citizens. But, generally, you can tell how large an ethnicity is in a city through its foreign-born population. A city with large amounts of foreign-born Vietnamese would signify a large population of Vietnamese-Americans who were born in the US as well.

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Integration in (most) of NYC--that's quite laughable. NYC has the diversity hands down; However, the closest anyone who lives there is getting to a person of a different background is possibly in the cubicle next to them, 20 floors up. The housing market of NYC simply doesn't encourage housing integration. Houston's does. Fact of the matter is most people haven't been to Houston before they even open their mouths to talk about it. Sure, in instances I have based my ideas off of what people said and what I read--happens all the time, but I do try to avoid it.
Even New Yorkers would admit that there is a lot of segregation within the city. Not many is disputing that fact.

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And pssh, Sacramento is hardly a major city. (Wait, wait, wait...it's NOT a major city. Maybe in California though.)
Huh? Why are you bashing Sacramento? I'm not trying to bash Houston.
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Old 02-26-2008, 08:59 PM
 
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I understand full well the question. I wasn't necessarily pointing out that Houston is not integrated. Houston is very much integrated compared to many other cities in the West and Northeast. My point is that unlike what many people say, Houston is NOT one of the top tier cities in ethnic diversity. It is very high, but more in the 5-10 range.
Actually, it is a top tier city for diversity. However, even moreso it fits the bill as a city that is integrated and in that category it's quite unmatched (for a city it's size).

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I know that this includes foreign-born only and not natural-born citizens. But, generally, you can tell how large an ethnicity is in a city through its foreign-born population. A city with large amounts of foreign-born Vietnamese would signify a large population of Vietnamese-Americans who were born in the US as well.
We're not speaking generally, I thought we were speaking factually.



Even New Yorkers would admit that there is a lot of segregation within the city. Not many is disputing that fact.


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Huh? Why are you bashing Sacramento? I'm not trying to bash Houston.
I'm not bashing Sacramento, but it really isn't a major city (at least IMO)! Just because I said it wasn't a major city doesn't mean it isn't (in a regional respect) and I certainly didn't mean to say that it's a bad city.
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