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Old 05-01-2010, 05:30 AM
 
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Default Is it just me or are White Minneasotans are racist.

I just moved here from Denver, and it I am treated VERY differently here. It's like people are scared to talk to you, or they are EXTREMELY rude to you. Does anyone else feel this way. Denver is just as diverse but we are more down to earth and not afraid of diversity. Its not segregated in Denver either.

 
Old 05-01-2010, 06:07 AM
 
Location: GLAMA
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What? No "Minnesota nice"?
 
Old 05-01-2010, 07:01 AM
 
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Though not diverse, I do not think the people we have encountered in Minneapolis are racist - at all. There are more interracial couples and adoption than I have seen in most other cities.
 
Old 05-01-2010, 07:20 AM
 
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Care to give specifics as to how you are treated differently and why you think that treatment is racist?
 
Old 05-01-2010, 07:44 AM
 
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[quote=303miles;13985910]I just moved here from Denver, and it I am treated VERY differently here. It's like people are scared to talk to you, or they are EXTREMELY rude to you. Does anyone else feel this way. Denver is just as diverse but we are more down to earth and not afraid of diversity. Its not segregated in Denver either.[/quo

---It's not segregated in Denver either-----

Since when ?

There are areas of Denver that are nearly 100% black.

When visiting my son and his wife ( military) I had info on motels.

I was wondering why there were many motels in one area with a major street/road access, yet they didn't make the recomendation list of a different publication.

When I called my son and asked, he said " bad part of town"

Yup, my drive took me on that main road and I didn't see a white person anywhere.
 
Old 05-01-2010, 07:47 AM
 
Location: southern california
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how does extremely rude and dont talk to me translate to extremely racist.
you mean if i get bad service and rudeness in chicago its because of racism?
too many people make that jump in reasoning ---
he is white
he does stuff i dont like
he is racist.
signed
a non white
 
Old 05-01-2010, 09:21 AM
 
Location: An overgrown 350K person suburb of Saint Paul
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I wouldn't really call it "racism" as much as I would call it shelteredness. Some of the people in some areas of Minnesota never even seen a minority in their entire lives except what they saw on TV.
 
Old 05-01-2010, 09:31 AM
 
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Is it just me or are White Minneasotans are racist.
Atleast White Minnesotans know how to use proper grammer.
 
Old 05-01-2010, 09:39 AM
 
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Where exactly are you living? I can't imagine people in ANY part of Minnesota being that sheltered. It's a white state, but not THAT white!

I find the thread itself pretty racist, actually. I think it's reasonable to ask questions about race issues, but the premise seems to be based purely on racial profiling.

Sure, there are some racist white Minnesotans (and some racist Minnesotans of other races, too, for that matter), but it's certainly not the norm.
 
Old 05-01-2010, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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Originally Posted by 303miles View Post
I just moved here from Denver, and it I am treated VERY differently here. It's like people are scared to talk to you, or they are EXTREMELY rude to you. Does anyone else feel this way. Denver is just as diverse but we are more down to earth and not afraid of diversity. Its not segregated in Denver either.
Where exactly are you living? I just got done spending a week in Denver and the people I interacted probably had more similiarities than differences in than with Minnesotans. It felt very midwestern there. Also, it seems like there were more transplants in Denver so that may result in people being more openminded and more willing to talk to new people.
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