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Old 07-21-2008, 11:04 AM
 
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According to what MANY people say, color/race is not really important in Ridgewood. Socioeconomic status, on the other hand...
you know even that is not true, I knew a lady who would love to tell me she lived off Godwin ave, now that the heights, and late I found out she rented and was a dog walker for a living!! If you can play the act you will fit in!! Just look rich!
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Old 07-21-2008, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Here but I spend time There.
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you know even that is not true, I knew a lady who would love to tell me she lived off Godwin ave, now that the heights, and late I found out she rented and was a dog walker for a living!! If you can play the act you will fit in!! Just look rich!
Perhaps she was loaded and didn't need to work yet did the dog walking for excersise and maybe she was an animal lover. Either way, I sure would not want to live in a town where people considered how much you make for a living or what type of title do you currently have more important than say character & integrity or a sense of community where there are no social class seperation.
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Old 07-21-2008, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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As a Midland park (town next door) resident, we would welcome you to the area.

as far as socioeconomic status ...it might be hard to deny that.
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Old 08-11-2015, 08:13 PM
 
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Sure this is dated 2008, but I remember growing up there ...blacks had to "stay in their place" or be "hassled" by police. Even now all my white friends deny their intrinsic racism. Out of sight, out of mind... It was the police dept responsibility to enforce it. In the seventies when schools were forced to integrate...the black guys I knew all had to go directly home, in a group, directly. No stopping at Drapkins, AL's, Baskin Robbins, none of that....and blacks were all banished to broad street, by the noisy dirty railroad tracks. I see a poster mentioned this in 2008, (broad st)...nothing has changed in 40 years. My friends from high school, all racist church goers who now deny their racism while posting videos of black people commiting crimes. Liars.
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Old 08-11-2015, 08:17 PM
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Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Does anyone think an interracial(white man/black woman) family would have any problems in Ridgewood?
Doubt it. Probably wouldn't evoke even a yawn.

ETA: Oops, ancient thread. Didn't realize.
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Old 08-11-2015, 09:09 PM
 
Location: NJ & NV
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Except that its not even legal anywhere in NJ, the USA or the entire Universe yet. Geez
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Old 08-11-2015, 10:24 PM
 
Location: Northern NJ
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Does anyone think an interracial(white man/black woman) family would have any problems in Ridgewood?
No. Your family will be fine.
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Old 08-12-2015, 05:30 AM
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Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Except that its not even legal anywhere in NJ, the USA or the entire Universe yet. Geez
Explain?
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Old 08-12-2015, 08:27 AM
 
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Captne only recognizes one race, the human race. It is not legal to marry non-humans.
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Old 08-12-2015, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania & New Jersey
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Default "Be the change you want to see in the world"

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... I see a poster mentioned this in 2008, (broad st)...nothing has changed in 40 years. ...
"Nothing has changed in forty years"?
People who say that frequently mean to say, "I haven't changed in forty years."

"Be the change you want to see in the world" a good suggestion by Gandhi,
and, as others have stated, an idea already adopted by the majority of New Jerseyans.
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