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Old 12-02-2015, 06:31 PM
Location: New York State
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I look it at it like this. Segregated means that only a certain ethnic group is allowed in. Nobody is saying you can't live in the UES because you are Hispanic,black, etc. What it is saying is, you have to be able to afford it in order to live there

That's not real segregation. It's economically-exclusive neighborhoods. There's a difference.

I know what the Webster dictionary definition of "segregation" is, but that's not really what's being discussed here.
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Old 12-02-2015, 06:37 PM
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Originally Posted by l1995 View Post
Perhaps it was based solely on black and white segregation, but NYC has a lot of people who are neither black or white.

There are large swaths of NYC where one racial group dominates, but many, if not most neighborhoods seem to have a sizable presence of at least two ethnic groups. Is the same true for most other big cities on the East Coast, or even in the country?
I think one thing these articles don't take into account is NYC's huge public transportation network. Someone could live in a neighborhood where one group dominates, but that doesn't mean they spend all there time there. They may work and even socialize elsewhere.

Many people of all races work in Manhattan, and people do things after work in Manhattan like shop, go to various social activities, etc.

And though I agree residential k-12 is segregated due to residential segregation, I think people forget that adult education in NYC isn't segregated. You have people of all races and from all around the world at universities from Columbia to CUNY.

I would also note that gentrification changes the dynamics of housing. Certain neighborhoods are being integrated by gentrification and though clearly some minorities are priced out, others remain.

Also there's already talk of gentrification of ENY and Brownsville, and the Bronx, so these Black and Latino areas will soon have growing populations of whites.
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