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Old 02-23-2012, 10:31 AM
 
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People may not be the same everywhere, but they are the same in Indianapolis and Kansas City (and Cincy and Columbus and St Louis and Cleveland and Minneapolis, etc.).

If you've had a hard time getting along with the majority of people you meet in what is by most accounts a very average (like, average to a fault) metro of 2 million people, I think it's not them, it's you. Nice blanket statement claiming that every major metro area in the Midwest is alike.

Especially based on what you've written in this thread.
Yup. Well, I didn't have these issues in Indy. Minor issues there mostly.

I never had an attitude towards KC at the start. But after being bullied repeatedly, having people accuse me of doing things including crimes that I have not committed and then having death threats and road rage incidents where people tried to pick fights with me I decided I was not the one with the problem.

Just recently I took my car to a local place to get new tires. They put on the tires and inflated them to 60 psi when they should be at 30 psi. Obviously this was no accident. Another place I used to take my car to probably hosed my car because shortly after I started to take it there the idiot light went on and the car ran poorly. The last time in that place the jerk put a rag into my crankcase instead of the oil cap.

That my friend is just the tip of the iceberg of the kinds of problems that I've had here in the KC area. This is not the right place to air them out.

I'm the one with the problem? Nope. These people are addle brained, weak, insecure, conformist sheep that don't like someone that won't run with the herd.

When I lived in Indy people left me alone and did not try to convert me over to their lifestyle. I was NOT being pushed around by people or had anyone try to pick fights with me. BTW. I know how to take care of myself and one of the punks here in KC that started his kick boxing routine with me ran away after I blocked all of his punches and kicks as I was getting ready to flatten him.
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Old 02-23-2012, 10:38 AM
 
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Indianapolis has all that.
St. Elmo's Steakhouse
Harry and Izzy's
Plus theres some mexican resturants downtown.
Really would not miss out on anything if i replaced kansas city with Indy.
KC is nationally famous for its BBQ and I would have to say it is on par with the best that you'd find down south in Texas, North Carolina or Memphis. I'm sure Indy has some decent places serving up BBQ but it is not an established area for smoke houses and BBQ.
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Old 02-23-2012, 10:44 AM
 
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Default Racism

I think the following story will speak volumes in determining which metro area has more racial problems.

A guy I know that moved to KC in 1993 after leaving New England, became a completely different person within a year of moving here. In New England he had the same girl friend for ten years (one that was well educated and a McGill University graduate) and a couple of good friends. While he was a bit of a bigot at least he had some good points such as a good work ethic, helpful towards others and was reasonably smart.

After he moved to Kansas City he suddenly became a Chiefs and Royals fan which is odd because he never was a sports fan in his first 30 years of life in New England. He also started to sleep around with a lot of women that he met at work and in bars. All were sleazes. He became a racist, an anti semite and lazy and he suddenly seemed to lose his brain because I found it difficult to have a good conversation about politics or any other subject after he came out here. In order to be accepted by these people, he had to make wholesale changes to his personality and character to become part of the crowd. So, in New England he was essentially labeled as a loser but at least he had a steady girl friend and a few good friends and a couple of decent personality traits. But in order to become accepted and popular in KC he had to make wholesale changes to his character.

As previously mentioned, I would definitely get accepted by the people of KC if I made wholesale changes to my personality and character. In Indy and most other places I've lived I don't have to do that in order to find a couple of friends and lead a relatively normal, quiet life. Just another fact showing that Indy is not filled with as many conformist people as KC.
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Old 02-23-2012, 10:46 AM
 
Location: Fishers, IN
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I'm sure Indy has some decent places serving up BBQ but it is not an established area for smoke houses and BBQ.
Good BBQ in Indy is something you really have to seek. KC definitely wins in that category.
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Old 02-23-2012, 11:02 AM
 
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KC is nationally famous for its BBQ and I would have to say it is on par with the best that you'd find down south in Texas, North Carolina or Memphis. I'm sure Indy has some decent places serving up BBQ but it is not an established area for smoke houses and BBQ.
KC BBQ is a long way off from Texas BBQ and even Memphis as well. I'll give them the edge over North Carolina though. Yuk!
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Old 02-23-2012, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Indianapolis
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WILWRadio Indiana doesn't like racism we find it to be garbage in our state
Ever since the KKK was kicked out of our state in the 1920s Hoosiers basically have very little tolorance of racism.
I don't have tolorance of Racism either.
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Old 02-23-2012, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Fishers, IN
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WILWRadio Indiana doesn't like racism we find it to be garbage in our state
Ever since the KKK was kicked out of our state in the 1920s Hoosiers basically have very little tolorance of racism.
You've never met some of my former in-laws.
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Old 02-23-2012, 11:32 AM
 
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U.S. 2010 CENSUS: THE 10 MOST SEGREGATED CITIES IN AMERICA | BEAUTIFUL, ALSO, ARE THE SOULS OF MY BLACK SISTERS

This list includes smaller metros, as well, so KC and Indy both skew a couple ranks lower (16th and 39th). There's a link to the full list at the bottom of the post.
K, I've kind of stayed on the sidelines for a bit. S.Davis, while your data isn't in and of itself flawed, it is merely looking at percentages instead of physically going down into the housing tracts. Plus let's face it a salon.com article just doesn't speak high quality. You have to take into account that whites make up roughly 70% of the American population so there will be numerous all white neighborhoods just due to the sheer population difference. The difference between a city like Indianapolis and take any city along the 94 corridor between Gary and Milwaukee and it's as simple as knowing where a person lives given the skin tone. The 94 corridor you pretty much KNOW who lives where with a sprinkling of one or two other groups in certain neighborhoods. Indianapolis, it's hard pressed to find a neighborhood without 1 white, 1 black and 1 hispanic in it. Even the worst neighborhoods in Indianapolis has all three at any given time living there. That's one of the big differences between the reports you've shown vs. Broad and UWM study. In it's totality, KC might be in between Indianapolis and extreme IL-IN-WI.

KCMO I see got props in the forum.

One of the things that tends to vault Indianapolis ahead of KC is well location. Indianapolis is perfectly located whereas KC well you are in the middle of nowhere with the closest city of value being STL at 4 hours. Granted, they could make the trip to Topeka but seriously. MO has the Zarks but for us the same travel time, you're climbing mount baldy or catching some LM sun, skiing in Tell City or the Pines in Valpo or enjoying nature in Hoosier National Forest or the covered bridges in Parke County on top of day trips to Louisville, Cincy and Chicago. You can also gamble it up at Indiana Live or hit the Ohio River Riverboats or catch a nice horse race. While we do not have an amusement park and no Indiana Beach does not count as one , it doesn't deter anything as the location of the city allows people to travel pretty freely to areas where they exist.

At this juncture, you would think KC would be on par with Denver as both areas are the premier destination amid nothingness. Denver maximizes on its remote location but KC just seems to fizzle out in that regard. Other than that, there are about the same amount of Museums. KC has more fountains, Indianapolis has more monuments. KC has more BBQ, Indianapolis has more well racing. Sports tends to be Indianapolis' niche where it just doesn't appear that KC really found theirs yet. Indianapolis definitely has more regional cooperation. At the end of the day, Indianapolis wins that. KC even you've had to admit in the KC forum some of the backwards, outdated ways KC does things compared to Indianapolis.
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Old 02-23-2012, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Indianapolis
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You've never met some of my former in-laws.
well they are former so that just proves my point.
Hoosiers can't stand racism crap hence why your inlaws are former inlaws
Msam deserves a thumbs up for being ontop the facts

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Old 02-23-2012, 11:36 AM
 
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WILWRadio Indiana doesn't like racism we find it to be garbage in our state
Ever since the KKK was kicked out of our state in the 1920s Hoosiers basically have very little tolorance of racism.
I don't have tolorance of Racism either.
You're young.
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