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Old 06-06-2008, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Miami
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Default Why is the Asian population so low in Miami?

Just curious?
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Old 06-06-2008, 07:22 PM
 
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
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They are too busy in cali and virginia
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Old 06-06-2008, 10:19 PM
 
Location: Hialeah, FL
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Its about average to the rest of the nation where there isn't a large one. Over in the West coast and mi9d atlantic area is where you see high concentrations. Other than that they are always less than 5% of any community. In Dade they are 2%, Broward I think 3% and in individual cities its anywhere from.1 to 5% in south florida. It has alot to do probaly with history, I dont know. The West coast is the obvious because its there gateway.
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Old 06-06-2008, 11:10 PM
 
Location: Dallas
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Besides the fact Miami is really far from their traditional gateways, Asian people are pretty modest in general. They come to Boston for the schools. NY for - well, everything. West Coast cuz it's the closest. CHI cuz it's (historically) the second city. Why not Miami? I think Miami is too wild for the Asian cultures. The are so modest. Asia is about a traditional tea ceremony - Miami is about shaking mambas.

My sis lived in NYC for years and didn't like MIA because she said it was wilder than NYC. It is. Miami is like Indian food. Forget the subtlety - you have to really like a lot of spice and flavor, otherwise you'll choke.
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Old 06-07-2008, 01:14 AM
 
Location: Miami Beach, FL
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I agree, Bostonian. Very insightful.

I have met asians here in Miami, but they are the really americanized kind.
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Old 06-07-2008, 01:31 AM
 
Location: Hialeah, FL
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My neighbors are Korean (nicest people EVER!), but lived in France and Canada before moving to Miami so they are tri-lingual but still have their Korean culture, food, even a huge Korean or asian garden in their backyard, they also still have that accent when they speak english but its perfect english. But Ive met and seen on TV asians in south florida especially chinese immigrants that don't speak a lick of english too, alot of them actually.
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Old 06-07-2008, 07:50 AM
 
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Just curious?

Most of the Asians I have met are in Broward County .. as it is much more diverse than Dade ... theY probably feel uncomfortable with all the Spanish in Miami , just like all other non-Hispanics do ... LOL
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Old 06-07-2008, 11:46 AM
 
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geography I guess since we are so far from Asia. I guess one could ask why are there so few hispanics in Seattle as well.
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Old 06-07-2008, 01:32 PM
 
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Just curious?
Probably the same reason the White, Non-Hispanic population is atypically low in Miami.
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Old 06-07-2008, 01:43 PM
 
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Besides the fact Miami is really far from their traditional gateways, Asian people are pretty modest in general. They come to Boston for the schools. NY for - well, everything. West Coast cuz it's the closest. CHI cuz it's (historically) the second city. Why not Miami? I think Miami is too wild for the Asian cultures. The are so modest. Asia is about a traditional tea ceremony - Miami is about shaking mambas.

My sis lived in NYC for years and didn't like MIA because she said it was wilder than NYC. It is. Miami is like Indian food. Forget the subtlety - you have to really like a lot of spice and flavor, otherwise you'll choke.
Because Asians don't like showing their booties and boobies on beaches...and thats pretty much a 24/7 thing to do in Miami....
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