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Old 09-01-2017, 03:52 PM
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Location: Fort Worth
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The majority of Millennials grew up in the privileged, culturally sheltered, generic, white suburbs.
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Old 09-02-2017, 06:15 PM
 
Location: Metro Birmingham, AL
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That's about the strangest thing I've read in awhile. Krikey!


So you want to welcome more traffic, more crime, rising housing costs, worse schools, pollution, and more drugs?


Be careful what you wish for.


You can always move out of there, ya know.
Wishing for more transplants and businesses to move here isn't strange. And all the negatives you mentioned are already here btw.
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Old 09-02-2017, 07:47 PM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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I've noticed citizens of Denver, Seattle, Portland and Austin have the "please don't come here" attitude. Very unwelcoming.
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Old 09-02-2017, 10:09 PM
 
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This is such a dumb question.... did Jamestown lose its identity when it became part of the Virginia Beach area? Did Alexandria lose its identity when DC was formed? Did New York lose its identity when all of the crime, prostitution and drug dealings were removed from Times Square or did all of these places form a new identity? What about Plymouth/Boston area from a Native Americans perspective... places evolve along with people, things will change over time based on the current cultural/economic conditions. Oldies just need to get over it or move if they think nothing will change, usually if nothing changes, it's economic stagnation.
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Old 09-02-2017, 11:17 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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I've noticed citizens of Denver, Seattle, Portland and Austin have the "please don't come here" attitude. Very unwelcoming.
If I've ever said it, it's for your own good.

But for most people, they don't want their pieces of the pie taken off their plates. Heck, I'll give you mine.
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Old 09-04-2017, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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If I've ever said it, it's for your own good.

But for most people, they don't want their pieces of the pie taken off their plates. Heck, I'll give you mine.
I'm already here. Nice place so far. I think a lot of people don't want to share their secret as if it's some kind of club. Citizen's of other cities are more welcoming.
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Old 09-04-2017, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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I'm already here. Nice place so far. I think a lot of people don't want to share their secret as if it's some kind of club. Citizen's of other cities are more welcoming.
.....Good luck!
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Old 09-05-2017, 12:06 PM
 
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The majority of Millennials grew up in the privileged, culturally sheltered, generic, white suburbs. As these millennials start moving into the cities because they are "cool" now, they end up turning these once unique cities into the generic, cookie cutter suburbs that they all were desperate to flee.
Most white people since the 1960's grew up in the suburbs. A lot of Gen Xers also grew up in the same privileged, culturally sheltered, generic, white suburbs.
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Old 09-05-2017, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Most white people since the 1960's grew up in the suburbs. A lot of Gen Xers also grew up in the same privileged, culturally sheltered, generic, white suburbs.
The difference is that Millennials are the first generation to move back to the city in masses.

(I am one of those Millennials)
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Old 09-05-2017, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (Morningside)
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The difference is that Millennials are the first generation to move back to the city in masses.

(I am one of those Millennials)
The other difference is millennials are a lot less white than older generations. Only about 60% white, IIRC. So it's less accurate to stereotype them as a bunch of privileged suburban whites than any prior generation.
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