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Old 02-21-2009, 09:38 AM
 
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Is it a city of racists? I can feel that . Motor vehicle office to Public library-- everywhere I see the racism . I never felt racism while I was in Seattle,Washington

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Old 02-21-2009, 10:20 AM
 
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You are in a conservative, Christian, Midwesterm farming community. You should like Peoria better.
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Old 02-22-2009, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Chicago metro
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You are in a conservative, Christian, Midwesterm farming community. You should like Peoria better.
Champaign seem like a progressive city since the university is located there.
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Old 02-23-2009, 01:16 AM
 
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Have you ever visited Champaign? The main campus is a top tech school and it policy is different than local politics. Make no mistake, Champaign is a farm town - regardless of it size, just as Springfield, Bloomington and Peoria are farm towns. To prove my point all you have to do is dreve from Harvey down 1-55 to St, Louis. Most farm towns tend to be conservative and Christian. The stores, the students, the bars and even the movie theaters may be progressive, but the banks are not and neither are city politics.
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Old 02-23-2009, 03:23 AM
 
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Yes, there's racism everywhere. Segregated lunch counters, "back of the bus" seating, Klan rallies weekly in the city square, and a good ol'-fashioned lynching now and then, just to make sure them colored folk know their place and don't get uppity. Whereas Seattle has apparently managed to resolve the race issue despite having the lowest percentage of traditionally underclass minorities of any major city in the nation.
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Old 02-23-2009, 04:21 AM
 
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Geez. Kinda reminds me of Springfield..... ..... not in Illinois.
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Old 03-02-2009, 01:25 AM
 
Location: Urbana, IL
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Is it a city of racists? I can feel that . Motor vehicle office to Public library-- everywhere I see the racism . I never felt racism while I was in Seattle,Washington

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Last time I went to the DMV half the people working were black women and damn near all of the librarians are old hippies living in West Urbana. I think you're full of ****.


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You are in a conservative, Christian, Midwesterm farming community. You should like Peoria better.
Peoria which voted 50% in favor of Obama/Biden in the election as opposed to Champaign which voted 60%.

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Have you ever visited Champaign?
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Old 03-04-2009, 12:21 PM
 
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Yes.
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Old 03-04-2009, 04:38 PM
 
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Peoria which voted 50% in favor of Obama/Biden in the election as opposed to Champaign which voted 60%.
Natioal elections are not always along party lines, nor are they always along the lines of city politics. I lived in more than one city that was very red locally but in national elections the state votes solidly blue and vice cersa. So the statistics you quoted are meaningless.

Peoria is smaller than Champaign and has a smaller college age voting bloc. Peoria has a larger and older population. Champaign is a college town. Older women tend to be more conservative. This time they were not.

How large are your Hispanic, Jewish and Muslim communities? How large is your community of black and Indian voters, What about the other residents such as Asians, Philipino, Greek and Italian? How did they vote? What about your soldier serving overseas? How did they vote.

If is very diffiult to say how any group did or did not vote for Obama without facts before you. I don't have them, and exit polls don't mean much unless you poll every voter.

Illinois put a third president in the People's House. I find that quite remarkable for a farm state.
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Old 03-05-2009, 03:23 PM
 
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Natioal elections are not always along party lines, nor are they always along the lines of city politics. I lived in more than one city that was very red locally but in national elections the state votes solidly blue and vice cersa. So the statistics you quoted are meaningless.

Peoria is smaller than Champaign and has a smaller college age voting bloc. Peoria has a larger and older population. Champaign is a college town. Older women tend to be more conservative. This time they were not.

How large are your Hispanic, Jewish and Muslim communities? How large is your community of black and Indian voters, What about the other residents such as Asians, Philipino, Greek and Italian? How did they vote? What about your soldier serving overseas? How did they vote.

If is very diffiult to say how any group did or did not vote for Obama without facts before you. I don't have them, and exit polls don't mean much unless you poll every voter.

Illinois put a third president in the People's House. I find that quite remarkable for a farm state.
Peoria proper is not smaller than Champaign proper, nor is the Peoria metropolitan area smaller than the Urbana Champaign metro area.
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