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Old 03-22-2018, 09:28 AM
 
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Good points...I agree, in a relative sense, about college towns(or even sections of cities as well). Especially if it is a major university/college town, as they attract people from all over the world in terms of students, faculty and staff.

I will say that in slow growth/stagnant cities, you may have areas where there is a mix of immigrants that create a diverse cultural scene. So, it may depend on where within those cities as well.
That is very true. My reference point of slow growth areas is the Great Lakes region. With the exception of Chicago, the region does not attract immigrants, especially Hispanics and Asians, like other areas of the country. The northeast is a little different in that respect. If not for the immigrants, the Northeast population would be drastically down. One of the things that keeps the Great Lakes region stagnant is that it does not attract a lot of immigrants. I know Columbus Ohio attracts a lot of Somalians....and Columbus, I think, leads the Great Lakes in population growth. Plus it has the behemoth Ohio State University.
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Old 03-22-2018, 09:35 AM
 
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That is very true. My reference point of slow growth areas is the Great Lakes region. With the exception of Chicago, the region does not attract immigrants, especially Hispanics and Asians, like other areas of the country. The northeast is a little different in that respect. If not for the immigrants, the Northeast population would be drastically down. One of the things that keeps the Great Lakes region stagnant is that it does not attract a lot of immigrants. I know Columbus Ohio attracts a lot of Somalians....and Columbus, I think, leads the Great Lakes in population growth. Plus it has the behemoth Ohio State University.
True...Places that are more stagnant/slow growth, but get some immigration/refugees are some of the bigger Upstate NY cities and Waterloo IA, which get quite a few refugees from all over. If you go to inner neighborhoods in say Buffalo’s West Side or Syracuse’s North Side, both are very diverse urban areas with a strong refugee/immigrant presence(both were/somewhat still are areas where Italians were concentrated too). So, you can find some examples within select cities.

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Old 03-22-2018, 10:56 AM
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As a resident of Birmingham that lives right next door to Atlanta, if you can't see the glaring differences between the two then I can't help you.
No, I can't...lol

Like I really can't; I'm an Afro-Latino, and you're White, so maybe that's plays in the different experiences? I don't know. I just can't see the glaring differences. As I said before, Birmingham has a bit larger Hispanic presence, but if we're talking about Racial Harmony, they're about on the same scale.
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Old 03-22-2018, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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No, I can't...lol

Like I really can't; I'm an Afro-Latino, and you're White, so maybe that's plays in the different experiences? I don't know. I just can't see the glaring differences. As I said before, Birmingham has a bit larger Hispanic presence, but if we're talking about Racial Harmony, they're about on the same scale.
wow never knew that. I wonder why?
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Old 03-22-2018, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Metro Birmingham, AL
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As a resident of Birmingham that lives right next door to Atlanta, if you can't see the glaring differences between the two then I can't help you.
Well here is your opportunity to tell us what are the glaring differences between the two cities when it's comes to racial harmony in 2018. Otherwise I gotta agree with OT
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Old 03-22-2018, 05:21 PM
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Location: Miami
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wow never knew that. I wonder why?
Cause “We Taking Overrrrrr”....

Nah but seriously, maybe it’s due to Birmingham being overall cheaper and up for grabs; more opportunities for people who want to rent out property and etc.
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Old 03-22-2018, 09:40 PM
 
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wow never knew that. I wonder why?

You're "wow-ed" because it is not accurate.
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Old 03-22-2018, 09:43 PM
 
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Old 03-22-2018, 09:53 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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No, I can't...lol

Like I really can't; I'm an Afro-Latino, and you're White, so maybe that's plays in the different experiences? I don't know. I just can't see the glaring differences. As I said before, Birmingham has a bit larger Hispanic presence, but if we're talking about Racial Harmony, they're about on the same scale.
Yep, I'd say they're on about the same scale when it comes to Hispanic populations - near the bottom nationwide.

Birmingham, AL is 3 percent Hispanic.
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Atlanta, GA is 5 percent Hispanic.
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For some perspective, here are some cities in the US with their percentage of Hispanic population.
Hispanic Population and Origin in Select U.S. Metropolitan Areas, 2014 | Pew Research Center

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Old 03-22-2018, 10:03 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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No, I can't...lol

Like I really can't; I'm an Afro-Latino, and you're White, so maybe that's plays in the different experiences? I don't know. I just can't see the glaring differences. As I said before, Birmingham has a bit larger Hispanic presence, but if we're talking about Racial Harmony, they're about on the same scale.
No, no, you misunderstood my point. We were equals back in the 60's, but due to the differences in the way each City dealt with the Civil Rights movement it caused things to turn out dramatically differently between the two.

It may not be fair, but Birmingham has paid a very steep price in terms of economic growth due to things that occurred back then. I happen to like Birmingham, and agree that the black & white comfort level is about the same as ours in the here and now.

Sorry if I wasn't more clear.

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