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Old 01-20-2010, 01:50 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I 've always wondered where are the affluent hispanic comminities? I never seen a hispanic riding in a benz and kind of bothers me..Time for hispanics to start building wealth where are they already doing this? Everybody always complaining of immigrants and illegals but where are they doing good?
Sir you don't build wealth by leasing $500 mercedes Benz. You sound like you don't know any affluent people of any race.
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Old 01-20-2010, 11:56 AM
 
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So basically anybody who's ancestors were raped and/or exploited by Spaniards?
Not all Spaniards came here to exploit.
The first was to find a passage way to the East.
The second reason was to find El Dorado, eternal youth, and riches.
The third reason they came was to "save the Indians soul” in a syncretistic religious manner. Unlike Anglos who considered that a good Indian was a dead Indian.
The Spaniards also brought the Spanish language which help unite hundreds of different tribes and cultures into one language and a similar culture.
It is very lazy, simplistic and arrogant to just think of the negatives and not the entire situation.
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Old 01-25-2010, 01:17 PM
 
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I 've always wondered where are the affluent hispanic comminities? I never seen a hispanic riding in a benz and kind of bothers me..Time for hispanics to start building wealth where are they already doing this? Everybody always complaining of immigrants and illegals but where are they doing good?
I apologize in the name of my ethnicity for upsetting you.

We are still driving 1998 Honda Civics but it is expected that by 2015 many of us will be promoted to assistant supervisors and we will be able to afford one of those $400 Mercedes C-class leases.
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Old 01-25-2010, 03:08 PM
 
Location: the future
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Sorry for offending anybody I dont know why such offense taken asking where the affluent hispanic communities were.... bc you dont see it that often maybe in Miami but not around these parts ..if anything this is a counter argument for those that always complain of immigration and illegal aliens etc.
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Old 01-25-2010, 09:00 PM
 
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what? there are cuban gangs in hialeah. and little Havana isnt cuban, so most gangs there are central/south American.
You misunderstood what I said which was the following:

"Since I'm a American of Cuban descent I never remember hearing of cuban gangs growing up either"

I never said there weren't Cuban gangs but I do not remember them when I was growing up which was in the early 80s.It was a different time.
BoreatWork no offense taken, this has been a insightful thread.
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Old 01-25-2010, 09:08 PM
 
Location: uNDERwORLD
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its scarface and grand theft vice city for cuban gang stereotypes.
they beat the haitians in vice but the "i dunt trust dose columbians" tore up al good at the end.
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Old 01-27-2010, 06:05 AM
 
Location: Chicago metro
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I guess the most affluent Hispanics neighborhoods are in South FL. In Chicago area, there are some Hispanics who are affluent or upper middle class, but I can't name a high class neighborhood or suburb off the top of my head that is 30% or more Hispanic. Many of the Hispanics up here are fresh out of poor areas in Mexico and not as established as the ones in South FL. We have a growing Hispanic middle class.
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Old 01-27-2010, 10:52 AM
 
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I think there are affluent Hispanic communities like the one I mentioned earlier in this thread ,(Soledad,CA) But affluence IMO is a result of longevity in a community. Most upper class or middle class Hispanics that I know(and most prefer that I call them Mexican) have families that have been in the US from the time of the Santa Fe trail. Most of them are widely dispersed in the suburbs.

Other Hispanic groups like maybe Cubans who fled their county had many Wealthy and Middle class people who left. You would certainly be able to find many affluent Cuban communities. When I was in high school I worked a Janitor job with Cuban Professional who had to flee. Once he got on his feet I'm sure he didn't have to be a janitor, I learn a lot about dignity from him even though the language barrier.
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Old 01-29-2010, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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I 've always wondered where are the affluent hispanic comminities? I never seen a hispanic riding in a benz and kind of bothers me..Time for hispanics to start building wealth where are they already doing this? Everybody always complaining of immigrants and illegals but where are they doing good?
Wow, where are you from lol. Go to NYC, Miami, VA Beach, Norfolk, or to any military cities, you will see many Hispanics that are doing well
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Old 01-29-2010, 07:12 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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Yeah lol cities where a lot of people from the military lives. For example, I live in Virginia Beach. Almost nobody that lives here is originally from VA Beach, they are from other states/cities but now live here because they are stationed here.

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