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Old 07-08-2011, 09:24 PM
 
Location: Where Else...?
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The Midwest is not a homogenous region so it is impossible to make sweeping statements about what it's people are like. It depends on where you are. There are stereotypes about the it but they are wildly inaccurate for large swathes of the region.
there's definately a mark difference between the 2 regions. From my personal experience(s), completely different culture, mentality, attitude, environment, climate, and way of life.

I definately prefer the South over the Midwest.....
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Old 07-08-2011, 09:30 PM
 
Location: Cleveland bound with MPLS in the rear-view
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there's definately a mark difference between the 2 regions. From my personal experience(s), completely different culture, mentality, attitude, environment, climate, and way of life.

I definately prefer the South over the Midwest.....
Yeah. The Midwest is more diverse and more accepting. The South is Black and White, and recently, Hispanic. The Midwest has been an immigrant destination for decades/centuries, the South has not until recently. You don't have to be non-white to be culturally different....i.e. Polaks, Russians, Irish, Italians, etc. Even within the black community, there is more diversity in the Midwest.
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Old 07-08-2011, 09:36 PM
 
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Yeah. The Midwest is more diverse and more accepting. The South is Black and White, and recently, Hispanic. The Midwest has been an immigrant destination for decades/centuries, the South has not until recently. You don't have to be non-white to be culturally different....i.e. Polaks, Russians, Irish, Italians, etc. Even within the black community, there is more diversity in the Midwest.
I disagree. The midwest was and is not diverse in many ways. The culture I observed was more racially segregated. That is the culture and mentality up there. Blacks that I knew often said they felt oppressed, and that was all that they ever knew.

The South is faaaaaar more diverse culturally, racially, socially, economically.....
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Old 07-08-2011, 09:58 PM
 
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What do you know? Put some stats up and back your words. I'd like to see how the South stacks up in terms of diversity. I'd be willing to bet big-time, that outside of black and white Americans (people who have been here for centuries), the Midwest is FAR more diverse. Prove me wrong.
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Old 07-08-2011, 10:12 PM
 
Location: Ohio, USA
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This should have a poll attached to it, and it should be in City VS City
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Old 07-08-2011, 10:12 PM
 
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What do you know? Put some stats up and back your words. I'd like to see how the South stacks up in terms of diversity. I'd be willing to bet big-time, that outside of black and white Americans (people who have been here for centuries), the Midwest is FAR more diverse. Prove me wrong.


I know because I've lived in BOTH regions, west... that's why I stated from my experiences... That's what I experienced and observed.

The South is far more diverse....
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Old 07-08-2011, 10:14 PM
 
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Where? Iowa and Atlanta? Your word isn't going to get you far on C-D.
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Old 07-08-2011, 10:23 PM
 
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Where? Iowa and Atlanta? Your word isn't going to get you far on C-D.
I really don't care. Experiences are what counts. What I observed.

I've lived in St. Louis, and have been throughout the midwest. Live in Texas now. Been to Atlanta, Milwaukeee, Chicago (and other parts of IL) , Indianapolis (and in and around SE Indiana), Columbus, OH. The culture is quite different up there. More polarized/segregated. Less diverse. Not trying to offend. Just stating the truth.

Chicago, i found to be the most diverse, culturally, racially, etc. in the midwest, of all the places i've been up there. I've heard Chicagoans say there's a problem with segregation up there, as well.
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Old 07-08-2011, 10:31 PM
 
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I really don't care. Experiences are what counts. What I observed.

I've lived in St. Louis, and have been throughout the midwest. Live in Texas now. Been to Atlanta, Milwaukeee, Chicago (and other parts of IL) , Indianapolis (and in and around SE Indiana), Columbus, OH. The culture is quite different up there. More polarized/segregated. Less diverse. Not trying to offend. Just stating the truth.

Chicago, i found to be the most diverse, culturally, racially, etc. in the midwest, of all the places i've been up there. I've heard Chicagoans say there's a problem with segregation up there, as well.
The Midwest is segregated, for sure, but so is the South. What Southern area is as diverse or more than Chicago? If you exclude black and white (Americans, not immigrants), what do you have? The South is all "old country", while the Midwest has many immigrants. I guess Atlanta, Miami, Houston and Dallas are diverse, but the TX cities are usually not associated with the South, and neither is Miami, for that matter. Depends what the criteria is, and depends if you consider white people to have any cultural diversity (I do, but if you aren't Polish maybe, you may not think so).
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Old 07-08-2011, 10:45 PM
 
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The Midwest is segregated, for sure, but so is the South. What Southern area is as diverse or more than Chicago?
If you exclude black and white (Americans, not immigrants), what do you have?
Asians, Middle Easterners, Hispanics, Africans, South Americans, Europeans....


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The South is all "old country", while the Midwest has many immigrants.

Have you been to the South, West336?

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I guess Atlanta, Miami, Houston and Dallas are diverse, but the TX cities are usually not associated with the South, and neither is Miami, for that matter.
But they're still in the South. Just because people don't want to associate them, doesn't change their locale. These cities are very diverse.

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Depends what the criteria is, and depends if you consider white people to have any cultural diversity (I do, but if you aren't Polish maybe, you may not think so).
I do too. There is definately diversity within each race, West. But when the subject is diversity in general, it's just not just within the same race of people, but including other different races and nationalities.

What I saw and experienced, wasn't much diversity in the midwest. Particularly with those cities that I mentioned, with the exception of Chicago. I haven't been in the Twin Cities (would love to visit one day). So I don't know how things are way up there.
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