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Old 11-16-2009, 03:02 AM
 
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Yeah, L.A. is really diverse. In new York I'd safely say there is more African and Middle Eastern diversity, as well as more Eastern European/ Eurasian diversity. In L.A., I would say more central American, Pacific, and East Asian diversity.
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Old 11-16-2009, 03:07 AM
 
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I'm basing that on the number of nationalities/ethnicities represented (which is also a rough approximation of the number of groups represented, but is better than just going by races) and the absolute number of these different groups which should be more important than the percentage. If you look at Demographics of New York City - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

you'll see that NYC consistently has the largest community of various ethnic groups in the US.
Though I wouldnt say NYC is morediverse, in NYC I would say more ethnic enclaves exist that are condusive to visible communities of specific ethic/cultural groups moreso than in other cities.
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Old 11-16-2009, 03:46 AM
 
Location: In the heights
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Though I wouldnt say NYC is morediverse, in NYC I would say more ethnic enclaves exist that are condusive to visible communities of specific ethic/cultural groups moreso than in other cities.
Yea, that in addition to what I've said already.
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Old 11-16-2009, 10:17 AM
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Location: Queens, NY
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i used to live next to haitians, ppl from honduras, guyanese indians and african americans (all on the same block. all side by side and/or in front of each other). we went to a store owned by koreans to get whatever, went to a bodega owned by a pakistani man, etc.

nyc takes this. queens alone takes this, IMHO.

now everybody around is from pakistan or ecuador/el salvador/mexico.

you know your city is diverse when you question where the black west indians have gone, in relation to the east indian west indians. lol.

i think most ppl outside of pocket areas have never even heard the term west indian to describe a person from the caribbean...or at least its not used in everyday lingo.
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Old 11-16-2009, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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i used to live next to haitians, ppl from honduras, guyanese indians and african americans (all on the same block. all side by side and/or in front of each other). we went to a store owned by koreans to get whatever, went to a bodega owned by a pakistani man, etc.

nyc takes this. queens alone takes this, IMHO.

now everybody around is from pakistan or ecuador/el salvador/mexico.

you know your city is diverse when you question where the black west indians have gone, in relation to the east indian west indians. lol.

i think most ppl outside of pocket areas have never even heard the term west indian to describe a person from the caribbean...or at least its not used in everyday lingo.
The majority of the privately owned corners stores in Texas are ran by foreigners lol

The corner store near my house where i grew up; they use to sell drugs, weapons, bootleg DVDs and CDs, and everything on the side. You had to go to the back to get that type of stuff.
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Old 11-16-2009, 01:37 PM
 
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LA, especially if you look at metro area, not city limits (which more accurately reflects the reality of the city) is far more diverse than you are envisioning. There are also huge numbers of different ethnicities and nationalities represented. So while NYC might edge it out slightly, it's not exactly by a landslide, either. LA has its share of ethnic pockets as well as neighborhood where people live side-by-side. The point here is not that NYC, and especially Queens is not diverse; it's just that NYC does not have the "by far" monopoly on ethnic diversity in this country.

By the way, I think most peple know the term West Indian and where it refers to, although maybe I'm wrong about that.

I could list off the diversity of my neighborhoods, too. NYC is not the only diverse place around.
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