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Old 06-15-2007, 05:14 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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These threads always make me laugh. It's always the same losers coming up with this stuff too.

Every two days I see threads like "Is such and such unimpressive...Which city is an embarrassment....What city would you not miss if it blew up...I would rather die than live in such and such"... It's the same thread over and over again, only reworded. Do these people not have lives or anything else better to do? I guess not.

I could care less who hates what city, but it seems that much of the hatred comes from stereotypes or irrelevant reasoning, often both. These threads are never meaningful. If you're going to make a thread like this, at least go into detail why you hate such and such and provide evidence. Two words cannot sum up an entire city but surely there are people here who would like you to think otherwise.
Agreed. Which is why I do not participate in these types of threads as far as listing cities. They lead to nothing but a circle of people demeaning other cities and people defending their cities. If I do not like a city, I keep it to myself or offer some guidance to what I need to do to enjoy myself whenever I find myself in their city the next time. But you can still have Crossett, Arkansas.
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Old 06-15-2007, 05:23 PM
 
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Texans do NOT have low self esteem -- Texans LOVE Texas
Not talking about Texas or Texans, more about Houston and some of the Houstonians
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Old 06-15-2007, 06:33 PM
 
Location: In God
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Not talking about Texas or Texans, more about Houston and some of the Houstonians
Well in that case, I can't think of any poster you would be talking about. Every poster from that city I can think of has been nothing but respectful to the people on this forum. Ridicule under any circumstance is childish and demeaning. Not directing this towards you, person, rather anyone else who has an unkind opinion on it.
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Old 06-15-2007, 07:29 PM
 
Location: Texas!
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I think people don't find Houston very attractive or impressive because it's not your average walkable city with people walking through the city streets. I like Houston alot because their is alot to do there! but if your the type of person who goes to Houston expecting it to be like Chicago or New York than most likely you will find it unimpressive, just accept the city for what it is, which is a sprawled out city with many things to do
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Old 07-05-2007, 01:27 PM
 
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Worcester, MA. Boston meets Lawrence, minus the jobs, diversity, and public transportation. Home of 13 colleges (including Clark, Holy Cross and, UMass Medical), yet the public schools are terrible, and no one plows the roads.

Fitchburg, MA- Worcester with 1 college, fewer jobs, worse public transit, and more elderly people.

New Orleans, LA. I visited in 1998, and my sister spent 2 years at Xavier. Racist (she saw more than 1 Klan rally), scary, corrupt, and extremely humid.

Other contenders:
Cleveland, OH
Buffalo, NY
Albany, NY
Pleeeze. Boston is more diverse than it was 20 years ago but extremely segregated and one of the most racist places I know. Pretty bad for Latinos and I would not live here if I was black. It's just a bigger version of Worcester. Lived in both places so I know. Only some nearby suburbs are ok. Newton where i live now is very safe but bland, Cambridge, Brookline are ok but just ok, nothing great. the rest is a toilet. Backbay, beacon hill, south end are very bland, gentrified, and homogenized and sterilized like a theme park like wellesley moved to the city. Outside of 128 it's just endless sprawl like the southern cities everyone critisizes but even more sparse with the exception of heavily minority satellite cities Worcester, Lawrence, Lowell, etc aka by locals as 'bad areas'. Lousy weather too.
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Old 07-05-2007, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Raleigh,NC
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Detroit
New Orleans
Buffalo
Newark
Jersey City
Gary, IN
Cleveland
St. Louis
Memphis
Miami
Oakland
Baltimore

I don't care for old ran down cities with large ghetto areas.

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Old 07-06-2007, 10:21 PM
 
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Well, I worked in the financial district of San Francisco and had a four hour commute each day. I was too exhausted to explore Oakland. But I do know they have a Chinatown. I don't understand why it's important to you that something be a black city in order to appreciate it. Furthermore, I don't get your Europe comment. I don't think SF is overrated, and I've been to quite a few places.
It's not so much about a place being a black city. The question is does the city have cultural activities and a vibe that appeals to me as a black person. No matter how much we try to pretend that we are all one, in reality we are not quite there yet and culturally blacks and white still tend to exist on different planes. Many blacks enjoy the music of Chante Moore, Sade, Maze and Luther, while 6 out of 10 whites probably couldn't name a single song from either of them. The reverse would probably be true for blacks trying to identify the music of Korn and Kenny Chesney.

On another note, I've travelled all over the United States and to be truthful, San Francisco was probably the most boring and unmemorable (and surprisingly cold and dreary) of all the places I have been to. Admittedly,
it has been many years since I was last there and I would like to give it another try just to see if I can rediscover what all the hype is about. Houston is high on my list in terms of places where I have had the most enjoyable times.
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Old 07-07-2007, 01:52 PM
 
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Default Ogden, Utah

I passed through Ogden, Utah. I will have to say that is one of the worst places I've been. A lot of sketchy people. I was only there for a few hours, but I got a really bad feeling about the place.
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Old 07-18-2007, 01:22 PM
 
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I like alot of cities, I don't see why everyone is slamming detroti and Cleveland? if you managed to walk around the ctities downtown area, then you could see that it has a lot of nice areas.
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Old 07-18-2007, 01:56 PM
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Location: Fort Worth
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I like alot of cities, I don't see why everyone is slamming detroti and Cleveland? if you managed to walk around the ctities downtown area, then you could see that it has a lot of nice areas.
The downtown area may be nice, but... what about the rest of the city?

I think that's what this forum is about-the WHOLE city in general.
People slam Detroit and Cleveland because they are Rust Belt cities, that have dropped in population more than risen in the past few decades. Detroit alone can be be used in about 5 minutes of a Jay Leno monolouge. They're mainly steriotyped to be crime and drug infested hell holes......
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