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Old 10-19-2017, 10:46 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, OH
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I don't have overly negative perceptions of any US city because I know I can eat good food and drink alcohol in all of them
That's one good way of looking at it. LOL!
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Old 10-19-2017, 11:06 AM
 
Location: ATLANTA
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"I never been there but I've heard" is what most people say when they haven't experienced something for themselves. Cities are no different there some people who do or don't visit certain cities based on hearsay. I feel that media and social media can play a huge factor in shaping people's view of certain cities. Is it true that media and/or social media help shape people's perception of cities? Why or why not?


Yep Absolutely!! Social Media shapes every thing now a days unfortunately.. But not just that, listening to people give opinions of Cities and places, some of which they have never even been there but hear say can also shape perception which is totally untrue once you arrive there... 2 of the biggest misconceptions ever in Cities are Louisville, Ky. and Nashville, TN and what most blacks would expect if they have never been there... Nothing what you think they are. Pretty much the same as all other major Cities in the US with a few surprises for you.
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Old 10-22-2017, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, OH
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Yep Absolutely!! Social Media shapes every thing now a days unfortunately.. But not just that, listening to people give opinions of Cities and places, some of which they have never even been there but hear say can also shape perception which is totally untrue once you arrive there... 2 of the biggest misconceptions ever in Cities are Louisville, Ky. and Nashville, TN and what most blacks would expect if they have never been there... Nothing what you think they are. Pretty much the same as all other major Cities in the US with a few surprises for you.
What do most people say about Nashville and Louisville?
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Old 10-22-2017, 04:24 PM
 
Location: 352
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What do most people say about Nashville and Louisville?
"Nashville is cool and hip, bachelorette haven, and has great food." Problem is they tend to focus solely on Broadway St. Much more to do and see in Nashville than that.
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Old 10-23-2017, 01:21 PM
 
Location: ATLANTA
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What do most people say about Nashville and Louisville?

Well most perception, especially blacks if they never been there is redneck Cities, which is totally not the case.. I think now a days, most are just starting to learn Nashville is up and coming from social media but few still just don't get on what level. You have to really get out and get the full scope of these Cities. As the previous poster stated, its more to Nashville than Broad street. The funny part is a lot of Black's have no clue Louisville or Nashville are as big as they are or even have a skyline that size or one period.. They think they are Country bumpkin towns! Interesting
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Old 10-25-2017, 09:22 AM
 
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Well most perception, especially blacks if they never been there is redneck Cities, which is totally not the case.. I think now a days, most are just starting to learn Nashville is up and coming from social media but few still just don't get on what level. You have to really get out and get the full scope of these Cities. As the previous poster stated, its more to Nashville than Broad street. The funny part is a lot of Black's have no clue Louisville or Nashville are as big as they are or even have a skyline that size or one period.. They think they are Country bumpkin towns! Interesting
There are no redneck cities, rednecks avoid urban areas.
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Old 10-25-2017, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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.... full of backwards poor people who don't have nothing going or aren't well-informed.
That sentence was so ironic!
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Old 10-25-2017, 06:37 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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Yes! People think that once you exit O'Hare or Midway airports that you need to start ducking for cover
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Old 10-29-2017, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, OH
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Without a doubt. Not only social media/tv but also just “hear say” in general. So many people listen to other people, without having any actual knowledge on the subject, it’s quite sad actually.

A lot of cities get more of a negative review than actually deserved, just because of this stuff.
Sorry for replying this late, what cities do you feel get too much negative press? Which ones do you think get overhyped? Just want your take.
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Old 10-29-2017, 11:08 AM
 
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Yes! People think that once you exit O'Hare or Midway airports that you need to start ducking for cover
Upper midwest cornfields don't have that nutty a reputation. That's more the South.
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