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Old 10-22-2018, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Mars City
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Trashing of both cities and states is due to a number of factors, but a lot of them foolish.

I see ignorance and assumption of areas (where the commenting person has never seen) to be a major factor here. The other one is veiled jealousy over areas that are superior, but the person doesn't want to admit it. Such as if another area is doing better economically and is bringing in a lot of business, but is culturally or regionally very different (such as a north vs. south thing), you'll see that stuff.

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Old 10-22-2018, 11:58 AM
 
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Since it's the most segrated city, that would make a little difference.


ehh does it...
Thre are poor neighborhoods in every neighborhoon. They don't tell you LA is very segregated between Brown & Black, but it more segregated than Boston, but ini Boston its a white divider.
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Old 10-22-2018, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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Austin gets trashed. Check out any city vs city thread they are in and you will see people hate Austin with a passion.
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Old 10-22-2018, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, OH
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Most cities crime problem is criminal on criminal regardless of color. Random crime is usually drug addicts looking to find something for their next score.
Agree 100% crime problems are based on criminal activity not race. Whether your city is segregated or "diverse" the crime problems are similar if not the same. Just because a city isn't ranked "One of the Most Dangerous Cities in America" doesn't mean the crime problem isn't there. As you said, people think that LA. is very diverse when in fact it's segregated same with NYC and Boston.
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Old 10-22-2018, 01:02 PM
 
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Agree 100% crime problems are based on criminal activity not race. Whether your city is segregated or "diverse" the crime problems are similar if not the same. Just because a city isn't ranked "One of the Most Dangerous Cities in America" doesn't mean the crime problem isn't there. As you said, people think that LA. is very diverse when in fact it's segregated same with NYC and Boston.
Diversity and segregation are not mutually exclusive. LA can be more diverse and more segregated than most places.

In face itís almost a prerequisite, if a place is homogenous it canít be segregated.
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Old 10-22-2018, 02:33 PM
 
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Every one has said to me here on CD that all cities get trashed and dissed and not only my city (Cleveland). But, it does seem as if some cities get trashed more than others not only on CD but in the media, social media and online. Is that true or false?
I can see what you mean. As someone who has ranked metro areas since the 80's, I do enjoy seeing different individuals input on C-D about something I've had an interest in since I was a boy. But one of the things that has surprised me over the years about C-D is the level to which some on here base their opinions on single sources, stereotypes, personal biases, tv/movie impressions, etc., things that a serious student of Geography/Demographics wouldn't do. I personally love the Cleveland/Akron area and have a real soft spot for it. It took a big hit in the 70's/80's, but it has so much to work with that I definitely believe it's on the upswing. Some of the nicest people I've met around American have been in and around Cleveland.
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Old 10-22-2018, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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I think they trash the homeless, cause in San Francisco, Portland and Seattle it's like WTF???
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do people call them dangerous?
Yes, many do. I do. Not homeless people per se but panhandlers who are often homeless or appear to be homeless. In my later years in Portland, I dreaded going downtown to work and having to run the panhandlers gauntlet. Some were very aggressive and threatening. One time the cops had to stop and interfere with a guy who was shaking his fist in my face demanding money and screaming at me. Clearly on drugs. Fortunately for me the cops were driving by at the moment.

Most homeless are not considered dangerous but some will use people's backyards as toilets and those on drugs as places to shoot up. About ten years ago a couple downtown parks were a site for homeless camps. Battles erupted into the streets the times when the police tried to remove them. They are gone now but it was a dangerous situation situation when people trying to travel to and from work or school got caught in the middle. That never made national Media reports.

Friends in Seattle had the similar concerns. Not familiar with San Francisco so can't say.
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Old 10-22-2018, 10:22 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo
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The only time my city doesn't get trashed is when folks are too busy trashing some other city they forget about mine.
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Old 10-22-2018, 10:48 PM
 
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I've NEVER, EVER had a street person shake their fist or yell at me. I walk in Downtown Seattle at least 750 times per year, and have for decades.
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Old 10-22-2018, 10:48 PM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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as long as you acknowledge Antifa is a gang
No, but I do acknowledge that I somehow typed “their” when I meant to type “there”. Basically that’s unforgivable.
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