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Old 07-02-2013, 04:15 AM
 
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I think it's hard to argue for NYC being one of the more racist places in America.

We have our flareups, but overall I think people talk about race more than they actually care about it here. I've spent significant time living in a few different parts of this country, and I'd rate all of them way worse than NY as far as racism is concerned. Lousiana was the worst I've ever seen. It literally made me sick.
I'm going to massively oversimplify things, but basically, in NYC, Black Neighborhood=Bad, and the same is somewhat true of Hispanic neighborhoods. People who live in Black and Hispanic neighborhoods generally DON'T hang out in the nicer parts of town. Go to Manhattan, Williamsburg, etc., and through you will see people of all races, its going to be majority white.

NYC is as socioeconomically and racial segregated as any other place, and I don't know why New Yorkers like to point fingers at the South to say its the source of all the world's racism. Are there issues there? No doubt. But there are certainly major issues in NY as well.
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Old 07-02-2013, 04:16 AM
 
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Don't move south. As a New Yorker and Yankee you will likely not like it. I lived down there and the hot humid weather, **** roaches are enough to make you complain just as much up north. Follow the age old gold rush, get out of dodge and move to the west coast. I lived in San Diego and spent a whole lot of time in LA. Beautiful weather, better looking woman there and you never have to worry about rain. If you want rain and winter, it is also there in California. From mexican style towns, powder in the mountains, wine, farms, beautiful cities like SF and normal towns in central California make it easy to find what you want. Yes rent is high, and yes taxes are high, but its worth it. You can try the south but don't say I didn't warn you. I would rather stay in the NE the rest of my life.
Some former New Yorkers like the South. It depends all on the individual person. Florida is full of former New Yorkers, and you have a lot in North Carolina too.
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Old 07-02-2013, 09:45 AM
 
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I'm going to massively oversimplify things, but basically, in NYC, Black Neighborhood=Bad, and the same is somewhat true of Hispanic neighborhoods. People who live in Black and Hispanic neighborhoods generally DON'T hang out in the nicer parts of town. Go to Manhattan, Williamsburg, etc., and through you will see people of all races, its going to be majority white.

NYC is as socioeconomically and racial segregated as any other place, and I don't know why New Yorkers like to point fingers at the South to say its the source of all the world's racism. Are there issues there? No doubt. But there are certainly major issues in NY as well.
While New Yorkers shunned a blind eye at the south and Jim Crow, but up here we kept up our very own Jim Crow. Segregation in NYC is much more worse than it is in post Jim Crow south. This is generally true that many New Yorkers don't hang out at nice parts of towns. There has been times when I was the only ethnic person at certain venues.
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Old 07-02-2013, 02:56 PM
 
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San Diego or Philly
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Old 07-02-2013, 03:09 PM
 
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Virginia, New Hampsire, or Maine. Someplace in the mountains. I give it 5 years and I'm out of here. Some folks here will swear up and down that NYC is the best place ever. But iv been to many other states - and it really is NOT. I hate the fast-pace lifestyle here. who can enjoy running around like a kook every day of their lives?
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Old 07-02-2013, 06:33 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Virginia, New Hampsire, or Maine. Someplace in the mountains. I give it 5 years and I'm out of here. Some folks here will swear up and down that NYC is the best place ever. But iv been to many other states - and it really is NOT. I hate the fast-pace lifestyle here. who can enjoy running around like a kook every day of their lives?
Visit Saranac Lake sometime. It's about as far from New York (City) as New York gets.
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Old 07-02-2013, 06:37 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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I'm going to massively oversimplify things, but basically, in NYC, Black Neighborhood=Bad, and the same is somewhat true of Hispanic neighborhoods. People who live in Black and Hispanic neighborhoods generally DON'T hang out in the nicer parts of town. Go to Manhattan, Williamsburg, etc., and through you will see people of all races, its going to be majority white.

NYC is as socioeconomically and racial segregated as any other place, and I don't know why New Yorkers like to point fingers at the South to say its the source of all the world's racism. Are there issues there? No doubt. But there are certainly major issues in NY as well.
New York is very socioeconomically segregated, but show me any city of its caliber (or anywhere close) that isn't...
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Old 07-02-2013, 07:19 PM
 
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New York is very socioeconomically segregated, but show me any city of its caliber (or anywhere close) that isn't...
The only city (globally) I can think of is maybe Toronto. I can't think of any city in the US.
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Old 07-02-2013, 07:31 PM
 
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The only city (globally) I can think of is maybe Toronto. I can't think of any city in the US.

I think people just prefer to live amongst people they see as having similar beliefs and lifestyle as their own.
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Old 07-02-2013, 07:39 PM
 
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I think people just prefer to live amongst people they see as having similar beliefs and lifestyle as their own.
Pretty much, likes attracts likes.
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