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Old 04-23-2018, 05:49 PM
 
Location: New York, N.Y.
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JC is interesting as it’s asian is more south Asian and less East Asian (barely) which is an anomaly in the USA.
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Old 04-23-2018, 06:08 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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Being a social construct, the parameters of race constantly shift and redefine. Today we seem to think largely in broad stroke terms of people being white, black, hispanic, and Asian.

So using that perspective, what city and/or metro area has the smallest range between the percentages of those four groups? Obviously since no city or metro is 25% white, 25% black, 25% hispanic, and 25% Asian, there is no "0 range" here.

But what place comes closest? And other than the one with the smallest range, what cities/metro's do you considered fairly balanced between whites, blacks, hispanics, and Asians?
If the Asian % was a little higher, Chicago would be a contender. It's about 30% each White, Hispanic, and Black, and about 10% Asian.

Not sure which city has the most even balance. Even places like SF and LA, while they have lots of Hispanics/Asians, they tend to have small percentages of Blacks. Probably NYC is up there. Maybe also somewhere like Houston? (I'd have to look some cities up).

EDIT: reading some response, I totally forgot about Oakland and Sacramento. They are definitely up there. Jersey City is also being mentioned, which I can definitely see too.
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Old 04-23-2018, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Katy,Texas
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If the Asian % was a little higher, Chicago would be a contender. It's about 30% each White, Hispanic, and Black, and about 10% Asian.

Not sure which city has the most even balance. Even places like SF and LA, while they have lots of Hispanics/Asians, they tend to have small percentages of Blacks. Probably NYC is up there. Maybe also somewhere like Houston? (I'd have to look some cities up).

EDIT: reading some response, I totally forgot about Oakland and Sacramento. They are definitely up there. Jersey City is also being mentioned, which I can definitely see too.
I'm almost 100% sure its Vallejo, but if you mean larger cities, I'm not completely sure.
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Old 04-23-2018, 06:26 PM
 
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East bay Cali as a whole is like that.
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Old 04-24-2018, 07:51 AM
 
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Being a social construct, the parameters of race constantly shift and redefine. Today we seem to think largely in broad stroke terms of people being white, black, hispanic, and Asian.

So using that perspective, what city and/or metro area has the smallest range between the percentages of those four groups? Obviously since no city or metro is 25% white, 25% black, 25% hispanic, and 25% Asian, there is no "0 range" here.

But what place comes closest? And other than the one with the smallest range, what cities/metro's do you considered fairly balanced between whites, blacks, hispanics, and Asians?
Houston is, according to a study by the Kinder Institute at Rice University that looks at exactly the distribution of these four groups. Unfortunately that same study was often cited in support of the statement that Houston is now the most diverse city in the nation.
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Old 04-24-2018, 11:35 PM
 
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Houston is, according to a study by the Kinder Institute at Rice University that looks at exactly the distribution of these four groups. Unfortunately that same study was often cited in support of the statement that Houston is now the most diverse city in the nation.
What is unfortunate about that?
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Old 04-26-2018, 08:45 AM
 
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What is unfortunate about that?
Most racially balanced <> most diverse.
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Old 04-26-2018, 09:00 AM
 
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Never knew Jersey City had such an even split, very cool.
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Old 04-26-2018, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Mars City
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Many places are moving targets. They might meet the criteria now, but are in flux. It's hard to see a balanced city that is guaranteed to stay fixed and balanced over decades. If you're only looking for short term, it's more possible.

Without looking into data, Houston and Seattle come to mind as possible contenders.
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Old 04-26-2018, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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Many places are moving targets. They might meet the criteria now, but are in flux. It's hard to see a balanced city that is guaranteed to stay fixed and balanced over decades. If you're only looking for short term, it's more possible.

Without looking into data, Houston and Seattle come to mind as possible contenders.
Seattle? Its 66% white.
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