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Old 12-11-2008, 07:04 AM
 
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Here in Washington DC it seems like everyone is so different that few people have much to do with anyone outside their family or little group. I suspect that others assume that the other people speak a different language, are a different social class, will not like them, or has a different approach to life because they are a different race, color or creed.

Back where I grew up in Minnesota, the people were mostly alike. They were all white, mostly middle class, mostly worked in similar type jobs and had been in the country all their lives. I found this similarity to be comforting with the understanding there was just enough differences between us to make it interesting but not to the extreme of today's Washington DC.

So what community, town or State has the most similar people in 2008?
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Old 12-11-2008, 08:20 AM
 
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Here in Washington DC it seems like everyone is so different that few people have much to do with anyone outside their family or little group. I suspect that others assume that the other people speak a different language, are a different social class, will not like them, or has a different approach to life because they are a different race, color or creed.

Back where I grew up in Minnesota, the people were mostly alike. They were all white, mostly middle class, mostly worked in similar type jobs and had been in the country all their lives. I found this similarity to be comforting with the understanding there was just enough differences between us to make it interesting but not to the extreme of today's Washington DC.

So what community, town or State has the most similar people in 2008?
Modern twin cities aren't like that much anymore. In fact, Brooklyn Park, a suburb, just had the minority population surpass the white population. I like the variety here, and the diversity of people makes life much more interesting and it makes it enjoyable to meet new people.
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Old 12-11-2008, 08:36 AM
 
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Modern twin cities aren't like that much anymore. In fact, Brooklyn Park, a suburb, just had the minority population surpass the white population. I like the variety here, and the diversity of people makes life much more interesting and it makes it enjoyable to meet new people.
90% of communities in the Midwest are dominated by native born people from the same race. Minneapolis/Saint Paul and Brookyn Center are exceptions.
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Old 12-11-2008, 12:41 PM
 
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utah?
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Old 12-11-2008, 03:55 PM
 
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utah?
Montana, Idaho, Vermont, Wyoming.....?
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Old 12-11-2008, 05:33 PM
 
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Maine
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Old 12-13-2008, 11:03 PM
 
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Default much of Northern New England

someone already mentioned Maine and I agree. I would also add NH and VT to this list.
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Old 12-13-2008, 11:24 PM
 
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vermont
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Old 12-14-2008, 02:16 AM
 
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The days of the U.S. being a familiar place is over, now there's so many races and nationalities and differing opinions here that you can barely recognize the big cities.
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Old 12-14-2008, 07:56 AM
 
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Here in Washington DC it seems like everyone is so different that few people have much to do with anyone outside their family or little group. I suspect that others assume that the other people speak a different language, are a different social class, will not like them, or has a different approach to life because they are a different race, color or creed.

Back where I grew up in Minnesota, the people were mostly alike. They were all white, mostly middle class, mostly worked in similar type jobs and had been in the country all their lives. I found this similarity to be comforting with the understanding there was just enough differences between us to make it interesting but not to the extreme of today's Washington DC.

So what community, town or State has the most similar people in 2008?
People can be the same race, from the same area, and of the same economic status and STILL be completely different people. Those are only 3 characteristics - there are a thousand other things that make up an individual.
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