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Old 09-11-2008, 05:03 PM
 
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Minnesota is rare for people of color.

 
Old 09-11-2008, 05:04 PM
 
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We went to the State Fair 3 times, all in the first 8 days of the Fair. DH and I both commented on the fact that the crowds are more diverse than they used to be.

If you went on August 31st, that was a Sunday and maybe in the huge crush of people there it didn't appear that there were many minorities (I hate to go to the State Fair on weekends because the crowds are so thick it's nearly impossible to do or see anything there).

We are becoming a more diverse state, the U of MN site Demographics of Diversity in Minnesota says we have more persons of color: "In 2000, 11.8 percent of Minnesotans identified themselves as people of color, up from 6.3 percent in 1990."

I am sure that the numbers have changed since then; but MN probably won't ever be equal to the diversity of Louisiana.
easy when comparing diversity with african american population. The twin cities are quite diverse with all sorts of eurpean decendents, East african populaitons, hmong population, and eastern europ
 
Old 09-11-2008, 08:52 PM
 
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Maybe they can't afford it.
 
Old 09-11-2008, 09:23 PM
 
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Are there more Africans than Black Americans in Minneapolis? I've always wondered that when people say there are alot of black people in Minneapolis.
 
Old 09-12-2008, 08:15 AM
 
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Are there more Africans than Black Americans in Minneapolis? I've always wondered that when people say there are alot of black people in Minneapolis.
the answer to that question is no.
 
Old 09-12-2008, 10:44 AM
 
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What an amazing observation. Apparently the Minnesota State Fair was of no interest to you. Did you enjoy a corndog at least?

Since they stopped displaying 2-headed snakes and other oddities I'm not interested either.
 
Old 09-12-2008, 01:21 PM
 
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the answer to that question is no.

Are you sure?? I know there are a lot of Ethiopians and Somalians there. There probably are a few Sudanese people too. When I visited there, I saw mostly Africans. Where are the African American at then??
 
Old 09-12-2008, 11:22 PM
 
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Are you sure?? I know there are a lot of Ethiopians and Somalians there. There probably are a few Sudanese people too. When I visited there, I saw mostly Africans. Where are the African American at then??
How are we supposed to categorize people ? First we are told to call all black people African American and now you want us to seperate it even further? Give me a break. Are there more whites or European or Scandinavian American people in MN?
 
Old 09-13-2008, 03:04 PM
 
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Why is just about everyone who goes to the State Fair White?
Because everyone else knows better.
 
Old 09-13-2008, 04:51 PM
 
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Default An Afair for all???

Hi,

My opinion is people of color are too smart to pay $5.00 for a corndog, or something "questionable" deep fried on a stick. They also don't usually like farming, or farm livestock so looking at tractors and large pigs is pretty boaring. I'm sure they represent at the entertainment vinues after dark for the bands. This is only my opinion, but I think they would rather spend thier money at different events.
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