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Old 03-30-2018, 05:22 PM
 
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I am still evolving on this issue as I meet people from everywhere and hear their story.

It is almost a given to hear complaints of racism coming out of Chicago when speaking with Black Americans. My experiences confirm that.

When I lived in Charlotte, I was amazed at what appeared to be racial harmony. Not that there isn't racism there it seems to be more on the low side.

I currently live in St Louis and there is racism here. I don't feel the tension that I felt in Chicago. It is here. Race doesn't impact where I go and what I do and who I do business with. I do choose to live in a a integrated neighborhood. I don't walk around thinking o I live in St Louis the most racist city in the world.

I've noticed a pattern with transplants in every city I've lived in. "I never experienced racism until I moved to xyz city". I call bs. There is racism everywhere. But there again we can experience the same city in different ways and that can make a huge difference.

I don't know if there is a place that is totally free of racism. Some places are more integrated but that doesn't mean there is no racism. Now that I am older, I've come to accept that not everyone is going to like everyone regardless and it has nothing to do with geographic location. People can experience racism anywhere.
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Old 03-30-2018, 05:31 PM
 
Location: The Pacific Northwest
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Honolulu and San Francisco.
I’m sorry but this is just dead wrong. Honolulu is white and Asian and 1.5% black. SF has pretty much gentrified its black community out of existence and is in the process of booting them out of Oakland. It is one of the top cities black Americans are fleeing, mostly to the South. On the surface things may look hunky dory but on a structural level, there is a lot of racism going on, where certain races are set up to dominate the area to the exclusion of others. That’s simply not the case it truly harmonious cities such as Charlotte.
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Old 03-30-2018, 05:59 PM
 
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I am still evolving on this issue as I meet people from everywhere and hear their story.

It is almost a given to hear complaints of racism coming out of Chicago when speaking with Black Americans. My experiences confirm that.

When I lived in Charlotte, I was amazed at what appeared to be racial harmony. Not that there isn't racism there it seems to be more on the low side.

I currently live in St Louis and there is racism here. I don't feel the tension that I felt in Chicago. It is here. Race doesn't impact where I go and what I do and who I do business with. I do choose to live in a a integrated neighborhood. I don't walk around thinking o I live in St Louis the most racist city in the world.

I've noticed a pattern with transplants in every city I've lived in. "I never experienced racism until I moved to xyz city". I call bs. There is racism everywhere. But there again we can experience the same city in different ways and that can make a huge difference.

I don't know if there is a place that is totally free of racism. Some places are more integrated but that doesn't mean there is no racism. Now that I am older, I've come to accept that not everyone is going to like everyone regardless and it has nothing to do with geographic location. People can experience racism anywhere.
These articles illustrate or may illustrate what you are referring to in regards to Charlotte: https://mashable.com/2016/09/26/char.../#D7_4gClJXiqa

What poverty looks like in Charlotte | Charlotte Observer

This is pretty common in many cities in various degrees and just manifest themselves in different ways. That is why I’m with you in regards to issues being everywhere, but just happen in various degrees and ways.

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Old 03-30-2018, 07:00 PM
 
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These articles illustrate or may illustrate what you are referring to in regards to Charlotte: https://mashable.com/2016/09/26/char.../#D7_4gClJXiqa

What poverty looks like in Charlotte | Charlotte Observer

This is pretty common in many cities in various degrees and just manifest themselves in different ways. That is why Iím with you in regards to issues being everywhere, but just happen in various degrees and ways.
Thanks for sharing.
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Old 03-30-2018, 07:19 PM
 
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Pure BS, just like your beyond delusional and totally dishonest first post in this thread that you STILL refuse to address.

I've challenged you five times now. How telling there's been nothing more than the same regurgitated garbage of twisted facts presented in different ways each time. Nothing more, and certainly nothing of substance at all.

You remind me of Trump, repeating the same thing over and over and over again hoping against hope that someone may actually believe you.

Give it up already.
Yeah right lol!!! Meanwhile, Atlanta was more racially segregated than any other Southern city in 1940, and still is more racially segregated than any other Southern city today. You'd know that's truthism not
Trumpism if you weren't so afraid to take a peek a past dissimilarity indexes, or anything else that I've presented because authenticity can't be disputed.

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Old 03-30-2018, 07:28 PM
 
Location: South Austin, 78745
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... what prevails in Atlanta is not racial harmony, but peaceful coexistence....
I think that's the way it is in just about every city and town in the United States that is racially mixed. People everywhere just wanna get along, live their lives and take care of their business despite their personal opinions of other races.
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Old 03-30-2018, 07:51 PM
 
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The most racially harmonious cities are on the West coast and East coast. Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, NYC, Boston, Philadelphia, DC. Races in these cities have been mixing with each other forever, they're liberal hubs and major population centers.


The least racially harmonious cities appear to be in the Midwest and South. Chicago, Milwaukee, Atlanta, Baton Rouge, St Louis, Detroit are all very segregated.
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Old 03-30-2018, 07:56 PM
 
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The most racially harmonious cities are on the West coast and East coast. Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, NYC, Boston, Philadelphia, DC. Races in these cities have been mixing with each other forever, they're liberal hubs and major population centers.


The least racially harmonious cities appear to be in the Midwest and South. Chicago, Milwaukee, Atlanta, Baton Rouge, St Louis, Detroit are all very segregated.
Again, you are woefully oblivious. The West Coast cities have been gentrifying black Americans out of the area for several decades. There’s nothing about that which screams “racially harmonious” to me.

People vilify Chicago for pushing black Americans out but the same EXACT thing is happening in every West Coast city.
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Old 03-30-2018, 08:06 PM
 
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The most racially harmonious cities are on the West coast and East coast. Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, NYC, Boston, Philadelphia, DC. Races in these cities have been mixing with each other forever, they're liberal hubs and major population centers.


The least racially harmonious cities appear to be in the Midwest and South. Chicago, Milwaukee, Atlanta, Baton Rouge, St Louis, Detroit are all very segregated.
This is painful
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Old 03-30-2018, 08:36 PM
 
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I think that's the way it is in just about every city and town in the United States that is racially mixed. People everywhere just wanna get along, live their lives and take care of their business despite their personal opinions of other races.

You're right but in some places, people tend to confuse peaceful coexistence with harmonious race relations.
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