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View Poll Results: Percentage Of American Born Hispanics Do You Think Would Feel Uncomfortable Living In Majority Non H
100% 3 27.27%
90% 2 18.18%
80% 2 18.18%
70% 1 9.09%
60% 0 0%
50% 0 0%
40% 0 0%
30% 1 9.09%
20% 0 0%
10% 2 18.18%
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Old 10-24-2008, 04:34 PM
 
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What percentage of American born Hispanics do you think would feel culturally out of place in a city/town/neighborhood where the racial demographics resemble that of "Leave It To Beaver" ?

 
Old 10-24-2008, 05:03 PM
 
Location: San Diego North County
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Hell, even I'd be uncomfortable in Leave it to Beaver land.
 
Old 10-24-2008, 05:30 PM
 
Location: California
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This isnt immigration related at all, and is actually a post about race. Would fit perfectly into the politics thread, I guess.

And its kind of funny directing this question to people who aren't "American Born Hispanics".

But to answer your question, probably a much lower percentage than White-Americans who would feel uncomfortable moving into a majority Black neighborhoood, or a majority Latino neighborhood.

I know people will jump in and say "I wouldnt feel uncomfortable moving into a majority Black neighborhood!", but we're not talking about individuals, we're talking about percentages right?


But as far as the question...what do you think Jeff?
 
Old 10-24-2008, 05:34 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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Define 'Hispanic'; please.

Jose Gonzelez; the Swedish singer may not qualify whereas the (late) George Romney (Mitt's) father was indeed born/raised in Mexico-----------of 'Anglo' parents.
 
Old 10-24-2008, 05:43 PM
 
Location: San Diego North County
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I lived in a neighborhood in small town Texas for 16 years in which I (and my kids) and one other neighbor family were the only "White" people on the block. The rest of our neighbors were Black and Hispanic. Our potluck block parties were to die for......
 
Old 10-24-2008, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Northern VA (for now)
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Originally Posted by amc760 View Post

I know people will jump in and say "I wouldnt feel uncomfortable moving into a majority Black neighborhood!", but we're not talking about individuals, we're talking about percentages right?


But as far as the question...what do you think Jeff?
I would feel out of place in a mostly black (90% or more) neighborhood. My reason is i've lived in somewhat diverse neighborhoods my whole life (possible exception, my 1st two yrs of life in SC.) I would really feel out of place anywhere where one race is 90% of the population in the neighborhood.
 
Old 10-24-2008, 06:39 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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I would feel out of place in a mostly black (90% or more) neighborhood. My reason is i've lived in somewhat diverse neighborhoods my whole life (possible exception, my 1st two yrs of life in SC.) I would really feel out of place anywhere where one race is 90% of the population in the neighborhood.
I know of what you speak of there:

Despite my being 'Nordic White' in appearance: I vastly prefer shopping at my local Costco (central Phx) due in part to its 'ethnic diversity' whereas the Costco in N Scottsdale is too damn 'White' for me. It in part could be due to the former store has a more real/down to earth customer base.

Admittedly; the crowd at both stores is Middle Class on up but still..................
 
Old 10-25-2008, 10:52 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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What percentage of American born Hispanics do you think would feel culturally out of place in a city/town/neighborhood where the racial demographics resemble that of "Leave It To Beaver" ?
These neighborhoods exist ?

Anyway, the Beaver's neighborhood appeared to be a middle class neighborhood. So from a class standpoint, I'd say there would be no discomfort as there are middle class Hispanics. From a cultural standpoint, I'd say there would no discomfort, as well. If they were born here (or came to this country at a very young age), then they will embrace/incorporate the various elements of American culture around them automatically unless their parents went to incredible lengths to shelter them from it. They would be practically Americans even if they didn't "look" it...

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Old 10-25-2008, 11:10 PM
 
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Where do these neighborhoods exist?
These types of neighborhoods exist in most regions of the U.S. When I say "Leave It To Beaver" that's basically my way of saying lily white. Where do you live since you have never seen such neighborhoods in person ? East Los Angeles ?
 
Old 10-25-2008, 11:12 PM
 
Location: California
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These types of neighborhoods exist in most regions of the U.S. When I say "Leave It To Beaver" that's basically my way of saying lily white. Where in the U.S do you live where you have never seen such neighborhoods in person ? East Los Angeles ?
Well, sir, you are obviously only speaking about illegals in this debate.
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