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Old 03-08-2008, 08:18 PM
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However, I'm not entirely sure that it would be all that exciting for an international student. I know that when I wanted to study abroad as a student, I was looking at larger cities like London, Berlin, Paris, etc.

I ended up in London and would have been disappointed if I had ended up in a small sleepy town in the middle of nowhere.

I'd advise the Latvian student not to get too hung up on the racial thing and to understand that the most interesting and vibrant US cities are generally not majority white by a huge percentage, in fact, many US cities that are great places to live are not even majority white, I know the city I live in is only about 33% white, and it is a great city (and I've lived in the city proper for over a decade).

I agree with K-Luv, I'm Caucasian person from the US myself and would never want to live in a city that was so vastly dominated by one group of people. I like the mix.
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Old 03-08-2008, 10:01 PM
 
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
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Well, he was asking for midsize cities, but I have to agree with you. If I was coming to the US from another country I would want to stay in a diverse, larger city. I'd draw the line at anything smaller than Denver, Minneapolis, or Phoenix.
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Old 03-08-2008, 10:12 PM
 
Location: moving again
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^ what? Phoenix is huge, way bigger than Denver or Minne
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Old 03-09-2008, 06:28 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Has the young man said how big of a town he is from? I know if I was travelling out of country and didn't know anyone I wouldn't want to be swallowed up by a huge city, especially ones that are unfriendly!
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Old 03-09-2008, 07:55 AM
 
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I am about to complete formalities at last for entering USA. I'm going to study in the States for about 4 or 5 years.
Which would be the best(with good university, weather etc) middle sized city(100'000-500'000) where the majority of population(90% or more) is white English speaking people and where the lowest crime rate is?
It is not at all that I don't like other races but I've heard that white folks sometimes are not well treated in some areas in U.S.

Thanks for your opinions,
papa.

That's an interesting slant considering the history of white people in this country....
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Old 03-09-2008, 08:06 AM
 
Location: Iowa, Des Moines Metro
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That's an interesting slant considering the history of white people in this country....
He's obviously talking about areas where minorities are the majority, Saint Louis Proper for example is mostly black. So yes reverse racism goes on heavily in some cities in our country - and I wouldn't want to be around it either, I don't think the OP had a dumb question at all.
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Old 03-09-2008, 08:08 AM
 
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He's obviously talking about areas where minorities are the majority, Saint Louis Proper for example is mostly black. So yes reverse racism goes on heavily in some cities in our country - and I wouldn't want to be around it either, I don't think the OP had a dumb question at all.

I really didn't need an explanation, I got it...I just said it was an interesting slant considering the history of white people in this country...ooops I said it again.
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Old 03-09-2008, 10:01 AM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Pittsburgh is heavily white, metro-wide. Denver is perceived as white by many on this forum, although it's not true. Perhaps b/c most of our minority population is Hispanic? Either city would be good for the OP. Pittsburgh probably has more Latvians.
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Old 03-09-2008, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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^ what? Phoenix is huge, way bigger than Denver or Minne
By metropolitan area Phoenix and Minneapolis aren't too far off:

Phoenix = 4.04 million

Minneapolis = 3.18 million
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Old 03-09-2008, 03:19 PM
 
Location: southern california
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dear paparaciii
a quick latvia question.
you speak fluent russian yes?
why is the statue of liberty in that position in Riga, not like ours here no?.
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