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Old 02-15-2009, 02:27 AM
 
Location: Mequon, WI
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In Milwaukee I constantly have to deal with misconceptions of all black and crime riddled. Detroit of Wisconsin if you will....

So now that Milwaukee has seen a huge uprise of condo's everywhere and upscale lounges and clubs and restaurants opening every weekend. I'm constantly fighting misconceptions about Milwaukee about being beer and cheese and Laverne and Shirley.

So Now that Milwaukee can compete with Seattle and Philly and other cities what are some old misconceptions that out of towners still riddle you with ????????

What are some old stereotypes you still have to fight????
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Old 02-15-2009, 05:14 AM
 
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In Milwaukee I constantly have to deal with misconceptions of all black and crime riddled. Detroit of Wisconsin if you will....

So now that Milwaukee has seen a huge uprise of condo's everywhere and upscale lounges and clubs and restaurants opening every weekend. I'm constantly fighting misconceptions about Milwaukee about being beer and cheese and Laverne and Shirley.

So Now that Milwaukee can compete with Seattle and Philly and other cities what are some old misconceptions that out of towners still riddle you with ????????

What are some old stereotypes you still have to fight????
I've never heard Milwaukee being associated with black and crime ridden. Beer and cheese, and overweight people, yes. Black and crime ridden is a popular misconception of Atlanta, however, as well as being identical to Detroit. Atlanta has just as many affluent and safe neighborhoods as it has the poverty stricken ones. Rather than Detroit, Atlanta is more comparable to Los Angeles in the mix of neighborhoods.
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Old 02-15-2009, 07:44 AM
 
Location: Back home in Kaguawagpjpa.
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I think this was done before, but I'll bite.

NYC is so crowed. True, but it depends on what parts of the city one is talking about. Midtown Manhattan-yes. South Shore of Staten Island-no.

NYers are rude and mean. I will have to say that is false. True, there are lots of grumpy people in this city, however; there are even more that are polite, myself included.

NYC is so dirty. Well, it isn't the cleanest place in the world, but considering it is over 8 million people here, it could look a lot worst!
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Old 02-15-2009, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Teaneck, NJ
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Lodi, NJ

L- land
O- Of
D- Dumb
I- Italians

BUT HEY! some of us are smart
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Old 02-16-2009, 09:32 AM
 
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That the Kansas suburbs of Kansas City are the place to be if living around Kansas City. It's just not true. You get much more for your money in the Missouri suburbs and they offer more.
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Old 02-16-2009, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Ft. Myers-Naples-Marco Island
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Naples, Fl

Eveyone is 75+ and about to die, average is really around 40 yrs old

Everyone is very snobbish, rude, rich, I've encountered so many nice people who here who will starts conversations with you at the supermarket, on the street, wherever, also there is a lot of poverty, and middle-class neighborhoods that people don't hear about

It is very hot and humid, well this one is true lol
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Old 02-20-2009, 07:33 PM
 
Location: St Louis County, MO
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St Louis; crime riddled. North city? Yes. Everywhere else in the city? No.
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Old 02-20-2009, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Richmond
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RICHMOND, VIRGINIA


People there think we still are "fighting the war". Almost every out of state person- especially those from the Northeast. Most of us just love history.

Also people think Richmonders are aloof some times, and have a "fake nice" which I guess can be true. It depends on the person

People think Richmond is a crime ridden city. This is simply not the case. We are no longer in the top 10 for murders,and most all the crime happens South of the city on Jeff Davis Hwy. Or on the East End. I have lived in the heart of The Fan for 11 years, and the worst that has happened was the cup holders in my mini van were stolen.
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Old 02-20-2009, 08:53 PM
 
Location: Chicago metro
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Harvey, IL(suburb of Chicago)

Some people think you will get robbed or shot as soon as you come here.

very violent- it does have a high crime rate for a suburb of its size, but its way over exaggerated.
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Old 02-20-2009, 10:37 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
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Milford, CT

Everyone is rich and rude. High white population. Lots of racism going on.
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