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Old 08-11-2017, 08:01 PM
 
Location: Cannes
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This is a curiosity i have. The US is a melting pot of cultures, but are we loosing our identity? Is there a city that you would say it is loosing its roots because of this "explosion" of new cultures ?
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Old 08-11-2017, 08:03 PM
JJG
 
Location: Fort Worth
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Oh, this should be good...
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Old 08-11-2017, 08:13 PM
Status: "Bye Bye Warriors" (set 16 days ago)
 
Location: where the good looking people are
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Cities are losing identity because they have become generic urban yupster clones. All the residents are all people who grew up in generic burbs and brought their generic tastes to the city.

SF, Boston, Seattle, North Side Chicago, even parts of DC. They all have the same generic Chipotle/Kale smoothie vibe.

If not for the immigrants, LA and NYC would be toast.
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Old 08-11-2017, 08:14 PM
 
Location: Cannes
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Oh, this should be good...
I hope people don't get offended and we have an educated conversation.
New Orleans for example. I might be wrong but i think the city has done a great job keeping its root. The cajun culture, the jazz, the southern manners, the architecture and so on
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Old 08-11-2017, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque
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I hope people don't get offended and we have an educated conversation.
New Orleans for example. I might be wrong but i think the city has done a great job keeping its root. The cajun culture, the jazz, the southern manners, the architecture and so on
Do you think the city is better off now post-Katrina?
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Old 08-11-2017, 09:24 PM
 
Location: Research Triangle Area, NC
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Nothing worse than a loose identity....you gotta keep those things tight!
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Old 08-11-2017, 09:27 PM
 
Location: Cannes
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Do you think the city is better off now post-Katrina?
pre Katrina
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Old 08-11-2017, 09:39 PM
 
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Nothing worse than a loose identity....you gotta keep those things tight!
Then also requesting an "educated conversation".
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Old 08-11-2017, 10:09 PM
 
Location: Cannes
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Then also requesting an "educated conversation".
English is not my mother language...No need to be rude about it...lose not loose, yeah very funny
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Old 08-11-2017, 10:12 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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I've heard from older New Yorkers that they miss the character the city had in the 60s-90s. I'm talking about the atmosphere or aesthetic of movies like "The Warriors" or "Taxi Driver."

While I see what they mean, I think the dramatically lower crime rate of post 90's NY justifies any loss of "identity," especially when that identity seems to be so wrapped up in crime.
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