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Old 07-24-2008, 06:53 PM
 
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people of color huh.... I see that thrown around here A LOT..... White is a color so people of color = everyone. Oh I get it - "white" people are the "default" , "colorless" people and then there are the "others"....
Could we call white people "hueless"?
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Old 07-24-2008, 07:38 PM
 
Location: Bay Ridge, NY
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Could we call white people "hueless"?
Be my guest; I wouldn't mind being called hueless.
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Old 07-24-2008, 07:42 PM
 
Location: bronx - north
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I can only speak for myself. I'm so pale that I practically glow in the dark. If that's not "colorless," then I don't know what is .....
Nice smiley choice. I'll look out for you on the trains ........

** side note **
if I were white and someone of "other" origin called me pale, I think (to quote Bill O'Reilly) I'll be ready for a lynching party.....


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Could we call white people "hueless"?
Ha..... you know very well I won't take part in the promulgation of a name for '"white people".
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Old 07-24-2008, 08:58 PM
 
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Nice smiley choice. I'll look out for you on the trains ........
If you see me, be nice to me. Since I glow in the dark, I'm the person who'll be leading everyone out of the tunnel should the power go out, leaving the train stalled between stations .....
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Old 07-25-2008, 04:00 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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As the old expression goes, call me anything you like, but don't call me late for dinner!
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Old 12-31-2008, 12:37 AM
 
Location: New York, New York
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I live in the heights and see moving trucks daily with white people moving in. My nabes dominican feel hasn't changed much though! I live by 163 and ft. wash
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Old 12-31-2008, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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Now i was driving last night in bed-stuy..and say a few white females walking around the place...i was totally shocked..am A black guy and that place even scares me..wouldn't live there.....but I thought white people avoid all black neighborhood
Chances are they are not native New Yorkers. Most transplants in NYC are rather naive and unaware of their surroundings to a disturbing extent.
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Old 12-31-2008, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Bergen County, NJ
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Not all white people live in white neighborhoods. Go to the South Bronx and there's white, black, asian- all those that are over thier head and can't afford to survive on the 3 jobs, and/or welfare they receive ..

Last edited by Green Irish Eyes; 12-31-2008 at 10:30 AM.. Reason: Language
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Old 12-31-2008, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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The implication that a particular neighborhood is somehow the province of one ethnic/religious/racial group or another is not only rather silly, it's also dead wrong. The name of the game in New York City has been change--since day one. I, for instance, am white...and I was born in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn. You might say that neighborhood has changed slightly since my birth.

Anyone might be living anywhere...and what a neighborhood looks like today isn't necessarily what it's going to look like in five, ten, twenty years. So much for "the hood."
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Old 12-31-2008, 12:40 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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I live in the heights and see moving trucks daily with white people moving in. My nabes dominican feel hasn't changed much though! I live by 163 and ft. wash
I see plenty of whites now on the 1 train, whether I take it at 207st or 181st, former no go zones for whites.

Also I saw a white father and his kids enter my building at 3 am in the morning like a month ago. I know he lived here because he had keys. But I was very surprised. And yesterday, walking on University ave between 183rd and Fordham, I saw two elderly white women enter one of the buildings.

Now, supposedly Mott Haven and Melrose are also receiving "new" neighbors because of the new developments there. Im guessing Highbridge is also seeing some along the Concourse, thanks to the new developments and Yankee Stadium. My neighborhood is close to Fordham Oval (Co-ops), which has many whites, so that is why I think they are starting to trickle down.

I haven't seen many whites in Morris Heights. And the central Bronx hoods like Fordham, Tremont, East Tremont, West Farms, and Morrisania are for the most part unscathed. Wakefield is still probably close to 100% black, and I doubt this will ever change. Since whites have been moving to Bed-Stuy and Bushwick, we know that high crime and bad reputations will not be a detriment to there migration, so anything is fair game. It will be interesting to see, the demographics of NYC in 15 years.
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