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Old 08-11-2006, 12:45 AM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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Originally Posted by Cassie
Cansbigsis22 wrote (in part):

Thanks, but no thanks. I didn't know there were more 'blacks than whites' in Greensboro, but thanks for that information. >>>>
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Hi again,

Please read re-read Nicki's post. That isn't what she wrote.

There are also "probably" more "blue collar" Caucasians in the SE or eastern part of Greensboro ( that Nicki mentioned) than in the NW. Again factoring in how long people may have lived there and where they work.

But, you're asking a tough question because Greensboro is an area where, in my experience, people who have lived in one part for ages can't even give you good directions from one end to the other, much less the ethnic make-up in specific sections. We've encountered this repeatedly. People here tend to think locally. A 30 minute commute, for example, is anathema to many of the longterm residents.


Regards,

Cassie
True. I agree with much of this.
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Old 08-11-2006, 07:46 AM
 
Location: milwaukee
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Thumbs up I apologize Niki for my misinterpretation...

but I do thank you for the information you've provided. I think I was just too excited that I'd finally received an answer to my question that I didnt even see (read) that you were stating Eastern Greensboro is predominantly African-American. Thanks again Cassie for pointing out that I'd misread or misquoted Niki, I can truly appreciate that.

Again I appreciate the information that was provided by everyone. I again apologize if anyone took offense or thought I was being 'testy' but that was not the intention. I was merely trying to explain without trying to be too wordy. I never once thought that anyone was trying to 'hide anything' from me, but I just wanted to explain that there could be diversity in a society where there are different classes (socially and racially) of people.

Thanks
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Old 08-11-2006, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Greensboro
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Here in the `boro there is a shortage of Italians, Greeks, Armenians, Southeast Asians and other ethnic groups whose food I enjoy!

There has been an influx of Southeast Asians but I don't know how significant their numbers are or where they live, but most probably in the southern county. Also there is a strong Mexican presence, but I don't know what specific neighborhoods they're settling into.

But this is my take on the diversity and how it's spread out:

1) city center/downtown went from being uninhabited to gentrified with mostly white middle class living in snazzy neotraditional condos and homes.

2) City of Greensboro is about 40/60 black/white, I think. Don't know nationality breakout. But 1% Jewish, max, I think--& most of Jews live within city limits near the two temples in town. Wealthier neighborhoods in town are mostly white, poorer ones mostly black. The usual unfortunate scenario.

3) Guilford County has higher percentage of whites overall. NW and SW county mostly white, NE, SE county has higher black population. NW county is the whitest part of town. Lots of relos automatically move there--but the schools are jammed.
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Old 08-11-2006, 02:08 PM
 
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I've only lived in Greensboro for about a month, but I've noticed a few trends. Relative to downtown, the north, west, and northwest seem to be predominantly white areas. I think as you go farther NW, things get newer, and you have more relocated people (like me). If you go south, east, or southeast from downtown (or even SW somewhat), things seem predominantly black. Of course it's more complicated that that, but that's what I can tell so far.

There are lots of hispanics - not like "Mexican-American", more like people who speak no English. There seem to be a fair amount of Asians, considering it's the southeastern US. It's not the west coast, so you have to have realistic expectations.

I've never been to Milwaukee, so I can't compare the perceived diversity of this area. Milwaukee is 50% white and 38% black, so that doesn't leave a whole lot of room for diversity. Greensboro is 56% white and 38% black - so the numbers are similar.

According to wikipedia: "Within the Milwaukee region, race is frequently a contentious issue, and the city is frequently cited as hyper-segregated or even as 'the most segregated city in America'"

Perhaps you're from an unusually diverse part of Milwaukee?
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Old 08-11-2006, 02:51 PM
 
Location: milwaukee
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Default Wiki-who?

Thanks Anonymous! I would go further, but it seems I'm going back and forth with you all...so for the sake of an argument with another human being within this forum I'll just say thanks and leave it alone.
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Old 08-11-2006, 02:59 PM
 
Location: milwaukee
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I appreciate that information Exjerseyite. That's the kind of answer I've been in search of.
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Old 08-11-2006, 04:17 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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City of Greensboro

White - 55.5%
Black - 37.4%
Asian - 2.8%

Guilford County

White - 64.7%
Black - 30.7%
Asian - 3.0%

Statewide

White - 74.1%
Black - 21.8%
Asian - 1.7%

Nationwide

White - 80.4%
Black - 12.8%
Asian - 4.2%

U.S. Census Bureau Data.
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Old 08-12-2006, 02:50 AM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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Here in the `boro there is a shortage of Italians, Greeks, Armenians, Southeast Asians and other ethnic groups whose food I enjoy!
Well, I can't help with all of those, but I can suggest a good Italian restaurant run by a guy from New Jersey. It's called Bianca's and it's located on the corner of Spring Garden St. and Chapman. (Not far from the Coliseum.) My family and I eat there often and love it. It's a small place, but the wait usually isn't bad as most people aren't aware of it or are probably too afraid to try it. Olive Garden is always very busy here, so most people probably go there. I love OG, but Bianca's is delicious and seems authentic to me. It's gotten many awards from the locals.
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Old 08-12-2006, 08:27 AM
 
Location: State of Bliss :-)
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exjerseyite wrote: Here in the `boro there is a shortage of Italians, Greeks, Armenians, Southeast Asians and other ethnic groups whose food I enjoy!
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There's a good Thai restaurant in Greensboro. Rearn Thai on W. Market St. Actually there are 3 Thai restaurants but that's the only one we've tried so far.

There are 3 Vietnamese restaurants as well but we haven't eaten at any of them.

There used to be a Greek restaurant, Acropolis, but I think it may have gone out of business.

Cassie

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Old 08-12-2006, 08:56 AM
 
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I don't think the acropolis went out of business - I saw it downtown the other day. I forget where, though, Elm St. is the only street I know downtown.
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