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Old 04-21-2016, 10:55 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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I saw a big loud pickup with huge tires with two HUGE Armenian flags on the front and back today in Burbank.
LOL.
They were driving aggressively too at an intersection...but I'm sure they were GREAT people lol..at least they didn't mow down the crowd.

It's funny to generalize and call a group of people great people or bad people.
There are good and bad people in all nationalities ,etc.
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Old 04-21-2016, 11:35 PM
 
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I would never consider moving to another country and flying the American flag on my car and draping a flag on my hood. I don't think it would be acceptable in any other country to drive around the flag of any other country. If you are that proud of your country, why did you leave?
More like proud of your heritage. Theres no "american culture". Its a melting pot out here.
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Old 04-22-2016, 06:13 AM
 
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More like proud of your heritage. Theres no "american culture". Its a melting pot out here.
The melting pot never happened, boyo. People will always gravitate to similar people. Just as an example, what are the demographics of the neighborhood you live in?
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Old 04-22-2016, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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The melting pot never happened, boyo. People will always gravitate to similar people. Just as an example, what are the demographics of the neighborhood you live in?
Some neighborhoods are more diverse than others. But generally people are living where they can afford..How can someone live where they can't afford? Except with Section 8 or some type of subsidy or program.

In general L.A is more diverse than most other parts of the country. But diversity isn't something unique to L.A or NYC.

If you look at other countries some of them are more homogenous than the U.S

Japan is a good example

98.5 percent of the population is ethnic japanese!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethnic_groups_of_Japan

And Japan is a huge country with 127 million people.

Meanwhile in U.S.A
Non-Hispanic White 196,817,552 63.7 %
Non-Hispanic Black 37,685,848 12.2 %
Non-Hispanic Asian 14,465,124 4.7 %
Hispanic or Latino 50,477,594 16.3 %

The USA is much much more diverse than Japan.

For L.A this is the breakdown
Hispanic or Latino (of any race): 47.5%
White: 41.3% (Non-Hispanic Whites: 29.4%)
Asian: 10.7%
Black or African American: 9.8%
Two or more races: 2.8%
Native American: 0.5%

Pretty diverse when you look at other places.

Latinos now outnumber whites in California and are no longer a minority, they are the majority.
It's official: Latinos now outnumber whites in California - LA Times

In 1970, Latinos were only 12.7% of the CA population.
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Old 04-22-2016, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Altadena, CA
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I guess the sad part is more people aren't flying American flags on their cars. Says a lot about the state of our country

True. I just think people have more allegiance to the place of their family's origin, and are just here in America to use it for the 'American Dream'.

If I were to move to London, UK, I would not go there waving the American flag around. I made a choice in moving there for whatever reason, and so I should assimilate and embrace my new home. I won't forget my roots, but I won't wear the flag of my home country, in my new home/host country as that is low class, and it gives people the impression I don't want to be there.

Summation, it's tacky and disrespectful to parade a flag around in a different country.
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Old 04-22-2016, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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This year I've been noticing the flags flying on cars a lot around Glendale /Burbank/Noho area but didn't notice them much or at all in previous years, lived in this same area for 5 years.
I wonder if someone was giving out free flags at a church or something? Makes you wonder.
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Old 04-22-2016, 11:01 AM
 
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Some neighborhoods are more diverse than others. But generally people are living where they can afford..How can someone live where they can't afford? Except with Section 8 or some type of subsidy or program.

In general L.A is more diverse than most other parts of the country. But diversity isn't something unique to L.A or NYC.

If you look at other countries some of them are more homogenous than the U.S

Japan is a good example

98.5 percent of the population is ethnic japanese!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethnic_groups_of_Japan

And Japan is a huge country with 127 million people.

Meanwhile in U.S.A
Non-Hispanic White 196,817,552 63.7 %
Non-Hispanic Black 37,685,848 12.2 %
Non-Hispanic Asian 14,465,124 4.7 %
Hispanic or Latino 50,477,594 16.3 %

The USA is much much more diverse than Japan.

For L.A this is the breakdown
Hispanic or Latino (of any race): 47.5%
White: 41.3% (Non-Hispanic Whites: 29.4%)
Asian: 10.7%
Black or African American: 9.8%
Two or more races: 2.8%
Native American: 0.5%

Pretty diverse when you look at other places.

Latinos now outnumber whites in California and are no longer a minority, they are the majority.
It's official: Latinos now outnumber whites in California - LA Times

In 1970, Latinos were only 12.7% of the CA population.
LA is "diverse" in terms of raw numbers, but the individual neighborhoods generally are not. It's more of oil meets water as compared to a melting pot when analyzing neighborhood demographics.
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Old 04-22-2016, 11:19 AM
 
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The melting pot never happened, boyo. People will always gravitate to similar people. Just as an example, what are the demographics of the neighborhood you live in?
Latino, with some Armenians on the side. Always figured that melting pot means you could find every a different culture at every corner. Not everyone mixing. That would be boring if everyone conformed to one.
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Old 04-22-2016, 11:21 AM
 
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LA is "diverse" in terms of raw numbers, but the individual neighborhoods generally are not. It's more of oil meets water as compared to a melting pot when analyzing neighborhood demographics.
Isnt that every big city? Like little italy and china town? Seems like evry city that is a melting pot had sections that consist of a majority.
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Old 04-22-2016, 11:23 AM
 
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True. I just think people have more allegiance to the place of their family's origin, and are just here in America to use it for the 'American Dream'.

If I were to move to London, UK, I would not go there waving the American flag around. I made a choice in moving there for whatever reason, and so I should assimilate and embrace my new home. I won't forget my roots, but I won't wear the flag of my home country, in my new home/host country as that is low class, and it gives people the impression I don't want to be there.

Summation, it's tacky and disrespectful to parade a flag around in a different country.
Its all cultures under one flag.

Its more of, "I came here but I havent forgotten about the people I left. So im atill rooting for them ao one day they make it here too."
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