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View Poll Results: How important is diversity when it comes to where you live/relocate?
Diversity is very very important to me 11 10.19%
Diversity is a top 3 factor in where I decide to live 22 20.37%
Diversity is okay but it only plays a small role in where I live 24 22.22%
Diversity doesn't play a role at all in where I live 51 47.22%
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Old 08-07-2016, 04:24 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I agree with these two points. I feel that diversity in America is just a different way of saying white vs everyone else. Example - I was called a racist because I said I want to live around just white people. Truth is, I have no problem with any races or ethnicity I just prefer to live around white people. Whats so wrong with that? However, if a black, hispanic, asian, etc say they want to live around there own kind it's perfectly acceptable and not racist at all.

And to the other point. I feel that as a white person I can't bring up a single thing about another race without being labeled a racist. But on the other hand, other races can freely joke about white people and its just fun and games. I'm just tried of the double standard.
And I'm tired of being underrepresented and misrepresented by the mainstream culture of my own country. Would you like to trade places?
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Old 08-07-2016, 05:08 PM
 
Location: Rochester NY
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And I'm tired of being underrepresented and misrepresented by the mainstream culture of my own country. Would you like to trade places?
Who's being under/misrepresented?
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Old 08-07-2016, 05:49 PM
 
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I think the differences between different groups in terms of choice is a matter of simple demographics, as some groups are bigger than others. To put this into proper perspective, there about as many White non Hispanic women in the United States as there are people of color. So, when looking at things that way, some groups do not really have the same situation in terms of looking for places to live with like people racially.

Another thing with demographics, all people have to do to look at the impact of racism/discrimination on particular racial/ethnic groups. I'll put it this way, if this was a game, what would the scoreboard say?

I also think this is why history and bringing out historical factual information is important, as it helps to get to the root of the issue, while also bringing some perspective as to why things are the way they and to break down or minimize the impact of stereotypes.

Diversity could mean shares responsibility for the greater good of a neighborhood, community, etc.

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Old 08-07-2016, 06:52 PM
 
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There's a HUGE difference between wanting to not be a small minority vs. the majority not wanting others not to live near you.
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Old 08-07-2016, 06:59 PM
 
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There's a HUGE difference between wanting to not be a small minority vs. the majority not wanting others not to live near you.
Explain that.....
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Old 08-07-2016, 07:06 PM
 
Location: Rochester NY
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There's a HUGE difference between wanting to not be a small minority vs. the majority not wanting others not to live near you.
Okay? Care to elaborate?
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Old 08-07-2016, 07:21 PM
 
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One is not wanting to be at a disadvantage.

The other is racism.
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Old 08-07-2016, 07:27 PM
 
Location: Rochester NY
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One is not wanting to be at a disadvantage.

The other is racism.
Who's at a disadvantage? Who's racist?
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Old 08-07-2016, 07:42 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Who's being under/misrepresented?
When the media misrepresents black men, the effects are felt in the real world
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Old 08-07-2016, 08:02 PM
 
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Some diversity is good, but diversity in general is overrated past a certain point (especially when it gets to levels of Miami, Los Angeles, San Francisco, NYC, Toronto) when you have ethnic enclaves full of first generation immigrants that either do not interact with the community at large or even speak the language.
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