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Old 12-24-2008, 09:40 PM
 
Location: Houston Texas
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So do you and sweetclimber!
I have not been overzealous of my claims here. The problem is that you believe the media hype of other places too much and the belittlement of your own place. Try to think for yourself
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Old 12-24-2008, 09:54 PM
 
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Dude, I think you need to revisit a dictionary to know what cosmopolitan means

Rice is an extremely high ranking university right here in Houston. Also, UT Austin and A&M (where I graduated from) are 2 of the best public universities in America so I think you need to know what you are talking about before you try to speak on it.
Yeah, Houston offers quite a lot in education.

The city is home to some of the best research institutions in America, that attracts students from all over the world (including a relative of mine).
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Old 12-24-2008, 10:06 PM
 
Location: Houston Texas
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Please present some facts proving this. We're all ears!
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The Most Diverse Cities In The U.S.
United States Social / Demographics The San Francisco Chronicle
Posted by: Chris Steins
Thanks to: Tom Collins

1 April 2001 - 4:00pm
A Diversity Index based on the new 2000 Census figures ranks Long Beach, CA as the most diverse city in the U.S.

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Advertise on Planetizen"Long Beach came up number 1 in a ranking of the 65 biggest cities in the United States, calculated by running the new Census 2000 population numbers through a mathematical formula that figures out the odds that any two people picked at random in a city will be of different races or ethnicities. Long Beach scored 79.4 out of a possible 100 points using the Diversity Index." The top five most diverse cities include Long Beach, Oakland, Los Angeles, New York, and Houston.Full Story: S.F.'s Diversity Comeuppance
Source: The San Francisco Chronicle, April 1, 2001
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Old 12-24-2008, 10:16 PM
 
Location: DFW Texas
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Some ppl are such morons.

COSMOPOLITAN doesn't mean diverse. Its freakin hilarious that people try to equate being cosmopolitan with having spaniards. Watching the desperate attempts of this prove how UNcosmopolitan the area really is.

Plz people, I grew up in TX. Stop making the state sound like what it is NOT.

Being from Texas you might agree that Dallas is more cosmopolitan than Houston, but Houston is more international than Dallas!
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Old 12-24-2008, 10:17 PM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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Being from Texas you might agree that Dallas is more cosmopolitan than Houston, but Houston is more international than Dallas!
exactly... some people using odd definitions of cosmopolitan to make their city fit..., not the generally accepted modern american definition....
I mean how about we say El Paso is cosmopolitan, they have a lot of mexicans...
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Old 12-24-2008, 11:03 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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I have not been overzealous of my claims here. The problem is that you believe the media hype of other places too much and the belittlement of your own place. Try to think for yourself
They just don't understand us. If anyone should be embarassed, it should be us because of how they make us houstonians act as if were weak and insecure about our city.
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Old 12-24-2008, 11:05 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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Home News
The Most Diverse Cities In The U.S.
United States Social / Demographics The San Francisco Chronicle
Posted by: Chris Steins
Thanks to: Tom Collins

1 April 2001 - 4:00pm
A Diversity Index based on the new 2000 Census figures ranks Long Beach, CA as the most diverse city in the U.S.

Sponsored Advertisement


Advertise on Planetizen"Long Beach came up number 1 in a ranking of the 65 biggest cities in the United States, calculated by running the new Census 2000 population numbers through a mathematical formula that figures out the odds that any two people picked at random in a city will be of different races or ethnicities. Long Beach scored 79.4 out of a possible 100 points using the Diversity Index." The top five most diverse cities include Long Beach, Oakland, Los Angeles, New York, and Houston.Full Story: S.F.'s Diversity Comeuppance
Source: The San Francisco Chronicle, April 1, 2001
Would you lookie there! Posted from the SF Chronicles, but yet we exaggerate and act overzealous.
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Old 12-25-2008, 12:40 AM
 
Location: DFW Texas
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exactly... some people using odd definitions of cosmopolitan to make their city fit..., not the generally accepted modern american definition....
I mean how about we say El Paso is cosmopolitan, they have a lot of mexicans...
Well so does San Antonio, but it isnt cosmopolitan. Dallas has a lot of Mexicans too, but Dallas has a HUGE fashion industry, major finance center, major transportation center, diverse economy and population and most other things that make a city TRULY cosmopolitan! Houston has a lot of those elements as well, but is not quite the cosmopolitan mecca Dallas is. OTOH, Houston has more international culture and business atmosphere, therefore making it more International! El Paso and San Antonio don't have a fraction of the things Dallas or Houston have so they don't even come close.
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Old 12-25-2008, 12:44 AM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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Well so does San Antonio, but it isnt cosmopolitan. Dallas has a lot of Mexicans too, but Dallas has a HUGE fashion industry, major finance center, major transportation center, diverse economy and population and most other things that make a city TRULY cosmopolitan! Houston has a lot of those elements as well, but is not quite the cosmopolitan mecca Dallas is. OTOH, Houston has more international culture and business atmosphere, therefore making it more International! El Paso and San Antonio don't have a fraction of the things Dallas or Houston have so they don't even come close.
exactamundo, fully agreed.
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Old 12-25-2008, 07:35 AM
 
Location: Pompano Beach, Florida
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"Cosmopolitan" is now officially more vague and over-used than "diversity."
lol you are definitley on to something. Many people hear the words "diversity" or "Cosmopolitan" and than proceede to butcher the meaning of them. Diverse does not mean lack of white people and it doesn't even have to pertain to race to begin with. Besides racial diversity there is political diversity, cultural diversity, economic diversity, age diversity, gender diversity etc. Also I have determined that people have no idea what cosmopolitan means. Cosmopolitan does not mean nice. Cosmopolitan means wordly and that city has an international influence and is also influenced by other places around the world. NYC, London, and Tokyo are cosmopolitan, not Omaha, Ft. Worth, Fort Lauderdale, or any other city that no one besides Americans care about.
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