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Old 11-12-2015, 08:05 AM
 
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Are you rich Middle Easterns, average Middle Easterns, or poor Middle Easterns? Most Middle Easterns will shop for groceries in roughly the same areas, but there is a wide, wide range in where they live. I think the range of Middle Easterns in the Clear Lake area are slightly more affluent overall then Sugarland, although there are definitely pockets of above average income earners there. I think the issue in Sugarland is that the range is so wide, that its almost impossible to classify. Katy has a few as well.

Of course the richest have their multi million dollar houses and high rises throughout the inner loop.
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Old 11-12-2015, 08:19 AM
 
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Define "Arabic mechanic"
A mechanic who is Arabic.

When you guys come to Houston, you will immediately see so many of Arabic that you won't need no English.

Soon, you will find yourselves with people from Arabic countries of any kind.

Houston sometimes feel like middle east if you are around Hillcroft Street and it is summer time and you smell kabob everywhere.

They even have Arabic beggers and homelesses now. Funny.
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Old 11-12-2015, 09:23 AM
 
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I think some of you confuse 'middle eastern' with south Asian which is common. I'm sure by middle eastern he means Arab and to a lesser extent Persian. Houston in my opinion has a large and very diverse middle eastern Arabic population with a rich history. My favorite type of food is "Mediterranean" primarily of the Arab Lebanese variant. Most of what I know about 59 and Hilcroft seems to me to be South Asian, i.e. Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi. I had a lot of friends who are "desi" (the catch all term for south Asians) and love their food and culture too. I used to see Bollywood movies at a cinema of hwy 6 across from west oaks mall. Is that still there?
Lastly, I don't think there is a single spot you'd call middle eastern in Houston. When you guys said Sugar Land I still primarily think south Asian or Persian but not Arab which I'm assuming is what the OP means.
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Old 11-12-2015, 09:28 AM
 
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All over the city. Anywhere in Western Houston. Trust me. Arab people aren't hard to find at all in Houston
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Old 11-12-2015, 09:43 AM
 
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I've never actually met anyone from "the middle east" that defines themselves as middle eastern...ever.

They're from Lebanon, or Israel, or Iran, or the UAE, or Oman, etc.

It would be like someone from Italy defining themselves as a European. "Hi, we're Europeans, and will soon be moving to Houston." It makes no sense.
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Old 11-12-2015, 10:04 AM
 
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I've never actually met anyone from "the middle east" that defines themselves as middle eastern...ever.

They're from Lebanon, or Israel, or Iran, or the UAE, or Oman, etc.

It would be like someone from Italy defining themselves as a European. "Hi, we're Europeans, and will soon be moving to Houston." It makes no sense.
I would not agree with this. I know many Middle Easterns who identify themselves, and fellow Middle Easterners as such. You may be correct with Europeans, but this is definitely not the case with Asians. "Hi, we're Asian, and will soon be moving to Houston" does not sound so out of place.
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Old 11-13-2015, 11:57 PM
 
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I would not agree with this. I know many Middle Easterns who identify themselves, and fellow Middle Easterners as such. You may be correct with Europeans, but this is definitely not the case with Asians. "Hi, we're Asian, and will soon be moving to Houston" does not sound so out of place.
You'll rarely ever see a Persian refer to themselves as "middle eastern" - They will almost always say Persian or Iranian. Israeli's will never say "middle eastern", almost always say Israeli. I actually see more Pakistani's/some Indians and Afghans reference themselves as middle eastern. Lebanese will also say that they are Lebanese.
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