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Old 05-03-2007, 06:34 PM
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The truth is always hard to swallow, I know, but it doesn't make it any less true just cause you do not believe it, its true that many suffer and a few propser.
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Old 08-15-2007, 09:40 PM
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Cities all over the USA have class and racial segregation in some way shape or form. The difference is where it is noticeable. In places like Dallas and Atlanta, you can find division along racial and economic class lines, even in some of the suburbs. Take for instance, Marietta is a suburb of Atlanta. Most of the wealthy residents live east of the highway in "East Cobb". This is where you can find alot of mansions. Drive south to South Cobb Dr, or Delk Road, you can find alot of poor residents living there. The difference is that the rich can easily find ways to avoid the poorer areas or at least not see them. That and Atlanta and Dallas' booming economies make poor areas harder to find because the economic success means people are pouring in, painting a pretty picture. Where as places like Milwaukee, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and suffering from Rust Belt economics and wealth disparities are easy to find because the poor are the ones who stay in the cities and the wealthy tend to flee the cities.
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Old 08-16-2007, 10:42 AM
Location: Austin, TX
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Nice post, Pirate. I agree with all of your analysis and will add one more form of "segregation" that occurs everywhere: subculture. People tend to want to live near those who are like them in terms of lifestyle, opinions, values, family situation, demographics, sexual preference, occupational types --- on and on, there are "districts" that we refer to in every city and those zones are largely recognized for their unique localized subcultural characteristics. Such districts can range in size from entire suburban communities to a few small blocks in an old part of the city, depending on what unites the area and provides its distinctive flavor.
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