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Old 09-25-2008, 11:34 PM
 
Location: metro ATL
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Lack of Diversity works for me, as long as there are Hispanics and Whites..
Hispanics to build it, Whites to patronize it, and Blacks to not f#&k it up, right?
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Old 09-25-2008, 11:48 PM
 
Location: City of Thorns
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I couldn't live someplace with no color, sorry.
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Old 09-25-2008, 11:49 PM
 
Location: City of Thorns
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Hispanics to build it, Whites to patronize it, and Blacks to not f#&k it up, right?

ahh another ancient egyptian
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Old 09-26-2008, 05:47 AM
 
Location: Jersey
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Diversity isn't just about race/ethnicity. People in America are conditioned to draw identity from what they check off in job/college applications under race. When I say I want to live in a diverse area, it means I want to live in an area not only where there are people of difference "races," but come from different parts of the country, have different interests/outlooks, different religious backgrounds, etc.

Even though I enjoy diversity, I'll say this... diversity only works when everyone involved are relatively educated, open-minded, sociable/friendly, and have some other characteristics. You can't stick a massive amount of uneducated immigrants with third world mentalities with a bunch of hicks and expect it to work out.
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Old 09-26-2008, 08:53 AM
Status: "I hate living in Georgia!!" (set 8 days ago)
 
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Diversity isn't just about race/ethnicity. People in America are conditioned to draw identity from what they check off in job/college applications under race. When I say I want to live in a diverse area, it means I want to live in an area not only where there are people of difference "races," but come from different parts of the country, have different interests/outlooks, different religious backgrounds, etc.

Even though I enjoy diversity, I'll say this... diversity only works when everyone involved are relatively educated, open-minded, sociable/friendly, and have some other characteristics. You can't stick a massive amount of uneducated immigrants with third world mentalities with a bunch of hicks and expect it to work out.
That is so true! People of different cultures and races and ethnicities mixing and living around one another can only work when people as indivduals want it to work and mainly those people tend to be educated and open-minded.
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Old 12-29-2008, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Downtown Silver Spring
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Perhaps, but should it be? Why should it be a part of American life? Why should you be denied something because of your race? I don't see MLK's dream as a pipe dream. It isn't happening because alot of people don't want it to happen. I see part of the Civil Rights struggle as a right to be able to do anything, travel anywhere, and live anywhere you want no matter what race you are. I sound like a dreamer, but what I am is someone who looks at things from what they could be, what they are, and what I think they should be. If I want to go to some small town and spend the night for some peace and quiet, that should be my prerogative. If you want to do your thing, that should be your prerogative.
Hey pirate,

Sorry I missed this post. I think we are in essence saying the same thing. I believe that one of the most important things that came out of the Civil Rights struggles is the freedom to do whatever we want to do, live anywhere we want to live, marry anyone we ant to marry, vote for whatever party we want to vote for, etc. I truly believe that. I also believe that it is a waste of time trying to convince other groups of people to like us. I think it is a waste of time for us to keep fighting battles many folks before us fought. I think it is a waste of time for us to keep explaining to other groups our experience and history. I never though it was a wise use of our time. If these other groups want to be our friends and want to embrace us then that's fine. If they hate us and think we are filthy scum then that's fine too. I do apologize for the lag in response time. BTW, I enjoy your Seattle posts if I've not already told you. Cheers mate!
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