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Old 10-19-2011, 04:57 PM
 
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Old 10-27-2011, 10:13 AM
 
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Same query guys, but I will be working in Hoboken. Is Iselin the place to be?
 
Old 10-27-2011, 11:31 AM
 
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Just wondering why is it okay for Asian Indians to specify they want to live in just Indian neighborhoods, but if someone who is white, black, or even Spanish indicated they want to live in a neighborhood with just their ethnicity there would be an issue. There's more to America than just the mighty dollar. Why not look in to neighborhoods that has a mixture of all cultures and races. That way you can learn more about the melting pot of a country your making a living in.
 
Old 10-27-2011, 12:33 PM
 
Location: new jersey, us
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Just wondering why is it okay for Asian Indians to specify they want to live in just Indian neighborhoods, but if someone who is white, black, or even Spanish indicated they want to live in a neighborhood with just their ethnicity there would be an issue. There's more to America than just the mighty dollar. Why not look in to neighborhoods that has a mixture of all cultures and races. That way you can learn more about the melting pot of a country your making a living in.
The reason would probably be when coming into this country as a newbie and probably english is'nt your first language you would like to be around things, language and culture your familiar with. It has been like this since America was founded from english, irish, italians, polish, etc....
 
Old 10-27-2011, 02:02 PM
 
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Just wondering why is it okay for ...
Who said it wouldn't be OK?

Actually I would take exception to specifying black/white. That would be racism. But actual culture is not unreasonable to ask for. Besides language barriers there's also getting your culture's food, and just cultural differences in general.
 
Old 10-27-2011, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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Same query guys, but I will be working in Hoboken. Is Iselin the place to be?
i guess that's a matter of perspective

not in my top 500
 
Old 11-07-2011, 12:18 PM
 
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i guess that's a matter of perspective

not in my top 500
I meant its the "place to be" in my requirments-context.

Any more inputs on my query, if the cultural issues are resolved..
 
Old 11-07-2011, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Murphy, NC
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Just like hispanics or any group that move to a neighborhood of "their own kind", many never learn to speak English or know anything about American culture, even though they live in America. So I like that point. A town with a few Indians good. A neighborhood with to many Indians, bad. There are to many pakora gassers who only socialize with fellow-Indians and drink tea. In the long run this will hurt the children who will grow up more like an Indian, than American. In America, American upbringing is preferable. The rules of India don't work here. For instance, go to Penn-state, drive a Corolla, get fat eating fried indian food, get a nerdy job u hate and tons of debt.... That's so outdated.
 
Old 11-07-2011, 01:45 PM
 
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Man, I fully agree with everyone's point of view here. A person should be exploring and learning the culture of the place where he/she lives. And I would love to do that if I stay here for long.

But I am here for 8-10 months and my wife (housewife), 3 yr kid and parents would be coming here as well. My parents dont understand english and now old to get verse with it. So I need a place where they can socialize a bit and with others who speak a language they understand and I can go to work peacefully!
 
Old 11-08-2011, 07:15 AM
 
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Must be easy to get a work visa nowadays...not only do we outsource jobs to india, we bring these people in to work here. Christ.
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