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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 02-27-2008, 08:36 PM
 
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I think she means my post really *wasn't* interesting to her. "Interesting", as I've heard it spoken in MN, is kind of a dismissive comment. Has to do with passive-aggression, a trait exhibited by many who live here. In other places, people would just say "Whatever."
Ah. I speak "Portland," so I was able to translate it easily. (Also a passive-aggressive city).
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Old 02-27-2008, 08:43 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Ah. I speak "Portland," so I was able to translate it easily. (Also a passive-aggressive city).
As I previously explained, my daughter who went to college in Minnesota told me "interesting" was a diplomatic way of saying "I don't like it", or "I disagree".

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Old 02-27-2008, 08:53 PM
 
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Please explain to me why city propers limits are more relevant than metropolitan limits in comparing one city to another .
I said in the case of a large city proper, like Houston. The city proper limits do just fine, as part of the city of Houston is suburban itself. People who want city life in Houston live inside the main highway, the loop and people who want suburban lifestyle live outside of it. It's urban and suburban all in one city. Once you go out of Houston's city limits then you're just talking about a something different. Houston is like a metro in itself. A lot of other major U.S. cities are different...not that that's bad, they just are. A lot of cities have a small city proper with a large metropolitan area. Houston is the opposite.

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Old 02-27-2008, 10:32 PM
 
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As I previously explained, my daughter who went to college in Minnesota told me "interesting" was a diplomatic way of saying "I don't like it", or "I disagree".
Yes, I heard you the first time. I was just joking around.
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Old 02-28-2008, 12:32 AM
 
Location: Both coasts
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California's big cities are the most integrated & diverse. Not saying everybody is throwing cross-cultural block parties or anything, but you're quite likely to see alot of people of various races shopping together in malls, or seen together in various contexts, in LA, San Fran & San Diego. Compared to the South & Northeast that's for sure.
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Old 02-28-2008, 02:28 PM
 
Location: The Magnolia City
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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.
guess again, my dear. foreign born population has little to do with diversity.

you tell me that a city has 56% of foreign born natives, and for all i know, that could mean all 56% was born in mexico, while the rest of the city is white.

now let's say a city has only 24% of foreigners. in that 24% there could be hundreds and hundreds of different nationalities, in relatively smaller numbers, but it still makes that city highly diverse, with a rainbow of different people.

notice that on all those graphs, all of the nationalities could not fit in the circle. you can't prove a point if you don't have all the facts.

see what i'm saying? houston has the third largest number of consulates of any city in the united states, and only new york and los angeles have more. more than 90 different languages are spoken here. not only this, but the city is highly integrated, making it the most eligible city on this list. those are the facts.
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Old 02-28-2008, 03:32 PM
 
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Nairobi,

Didn't we cover this consulates versus embassies thing a while ago? Are you serious? Have you heard of embassy row? Embassy Row - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

DC has offices and embassies for every friendly and not so friendly country in the world?

List of Washington, D.C. embassies - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

TRH,

Large cities (land wise) like Houston and Phoenix are unattractive if the population isn't there to justify the size. Take Chicago, which is large in my opinion. It has 2.8 million people in 230 square miles which averages out to over 12,000 per square mile. Because of its size, Houston is at a disadvantage. 600 square miles is great if you have 16 million people. NYC has 300 square miles of urbanity with 8 million people. With only 2.4 million people in 600 square miles that equals out to 3,000 people per square mile. Some states in the US have better density.
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Old 02-28-2008, 08:02 PM
 
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Nairobi,

Didn't we cover this consulates versus embassies thing a while ago? Are you serious? Have you heard of embassy row? Embassy Row - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

DC has offices and embassies for every friendly and not so friendly country in the world?

List of Washington, D.C. embassies - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

TRH,

Large cities (land wise) like Houston and Phoenix are unattractive if the population isn't there to justify the size. Take Chicago, which is large in my opinion. It has 2.8 million people in 230 square miles which averages out to over 12,000 per square mile. Because of its size, Houston is at a disadvantage. 600 square miles is great if you have 16 million people. NYC has 300 square miles of urbanity with 8 million people. With only 2.4 million people in 600 square miles that equals out to 3,000 people per square mile. Some states in the US have better density.
I've lived in D.C., Boston, NYC and Houston. I don't think that this was density/urbanity contest. Not to offend anyone, but when I think of density I kinda get the image of a bunch of people smushed together on a really funky train, which I have seen all too often There are differences. Houston and Phoneix are just fine the way they are, they are different cities and they are justified by a lot of other things besides just population. People can have city and suburb at the same time..it looks like someone else has the disadvantage. If there are so many people in the city proper, I would think that most people would be fine with just city proper values.; However, for some reason (on here) people love their metros. To you the cities are unattractive (and I get the feeling you have never been to Houston or Phoneix before and if you have my apologies for that assumption, as I do respect your opinion) but maybe not so for the millions of people that live there...some people like to be able to have room to "stretch their legs."

Some states in the US have better diversity and intergration.
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Old 02-28-2008, 08:18 PM
 
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There are parts of Atlanta that are diverse and quite a few interracial couples are there. There are also parts of the city that are compleately segregated.
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Old 02-28-2008, 09:09 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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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?
It is very diverse, but I see more diversity in LA and New York.
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