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Old 05-18-2011, 11:50 AM
 
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no, we're not talking about jokes here. there is honest-to-God real racism here. people in other parts of the country talk about jokes being racist. i can look them dead in the face and tell them they have no idea what racism is.
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Old 05-18-2011, 11:52 AM
 
Location: West Kendall
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Tolerance depends on context, no? I make jokes about just about every group under the sun (including any you could put me into). Does that make me a self-loathing bigot? No, I just feel that we need to be able to laugh at ourselves. I think the difference is when you choose to exercise those comments though--doing so in a professional or public environment is pretty low.
Yeah, we have to consider this. I too make women jokes or "kitchen" jokes.
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Old 05-18-2011, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Dallas
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It's not the most tolerant town on the planet, but not bad. I'd say Miami ranks fairly well in the scheme of things. There are a lot of "anything goes" attitude in Miami, but there is definitely some tribalism, clans, bigotry and various forms of self-importance and intolerance. There's also the obvious reverse racism. I think the biggest issue in Miami is that it is a huge vacation resort which by definition is not going to necessarily attract the best and brightest. But it does attract the best looking!
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Old 05-18-2011, 12:08 PM
 
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What areas overall you think Miamians could do better? So far we know of the usage of the N word and acceptance of LGTB community... I can't say much of the ladder since I've only heard a guy using the word "maric@n" in a very disrespectful manner only once, other than that not so much. My family, and their congregation as well, don't think much of gays; a big let down, considering that my mom's best friend during her youth was gay...
The gay issues might just be linked to religion. I hear some pretty vile things said about gays here, but I also hear the same things from people in the bible belt.

The race issue is one of the most obvious differences I see in Miamians. Some people haven't let go of the caste system of their home country; others are more open with their racism, much more so than rednecks in other states who will say things behind closed doors but not in front of people they just met.
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Old 05-18-2011, 12:18 PM
 
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I don't think miamians are very open minded. The type of racism you find in miami is not the open obvious racism..but the talk behind your back kind. The overt type. It's a two face town. Cowardly you could say. A person will talk with his co-worker..but when that co worker is not around they will talk the most nastiest things about that person or their race/ethnicity..etc. I have heard some of worst things come out of some of these peoples mouths..hatred..but they hide it. I find it retarded. But I guess compared to some other places it's more open minded. Of course not all people in Miami are close minded. But you have too many sheeps..people following the crowd.
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Old 05-18-2011, 12:48 PM
 
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if i were black or gay and it came between people down here and rednecks in the south id definitely be more fearful of the rednecks. i cant picture people here getting violent over prejudice. i can picture it up there though.
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Old 05-19-2011, 12:50 AM
 
Location: Dallas
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if i were black or gay and it came between people down here and rednecks in the south id definitely be more fearful of the rednecks. i cant picture people here getting violent over prejudice. i can picture it up there though.
Really? You obviously have never heard of Arthur McDuffie.

Granted, it was a long time ago, but ... yikes!
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Old 05-19-2011, 11:07 AM
 
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Really? You obviously have never heard of Arthur McDuffie.

Granted, it was a long time ago, but ... yikes!
Fair to say Miami was more "South" back then than it is now.
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Old 05-19-2011, 01:42 PM
 
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I remember the McDuffie riots growing up and I can tell you Miami is a completely different place than it was in the early 1980s. This city has come a long way from what it used to be growing up! The county has passed a Human Rights Ordinance that protetcts Gays from discrimination at work and housing.Do people still hold stereotypes? Of course but Miami isn't the only place that holds those views. I would rather live in Miami than some other place in Florida!
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Old 05-19-2011, 02:26 PM
 
Location: dallas, texas
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Comparing Dallas vs Miami....
Being a gay male, I experienced much more negative comments in Miami than Dallas. (That says a LOT).
Furthermore, Latinos were always complainting about another group of Latinos. Argentines dont like Cubans, Cubans dont like Mexicans, Puertorricans dont like Dominicans, Venezuelans done like Colombians. etc, etc
Latinos as a whole seemed less tolerant with Blacks.

Miami is open minded maybe in Sobe. But inland is another world.
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