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Old 08-23-2011, 05:07 PM
 
Location: The United States of Amnesia
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I'm Irish and Latino, and I'm just as white as any Anglo-Saxon. I also have many friends who are mixed Italian/Puerto Rican or Irish/Puerto Rican and they all consider themselves white.
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Old 12-18-2012, 11:08 PM
 
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I grew up in NE Queens, and moved away in 1979. While growing up, most of NE Queens was predominately White, and suburban. Today, when I see pictures of downtown Flushing, I am horrified by the high density buildings and the lack of English signs. I have nothing against the Korean and Chinese merchants in NE Queens, but I do think they should have bi-lingual signs. I also blame the City of New York for allowing the overbuilding of the area and not having sign control laws. I have noticed in the 2010 census tract maps the overwhelming growth of the Asian American community in NE Queens and the loss of percentage of Whites to where they have become a minority in quite a number of NE Queens neighborhoods. There definately seems to be a white flight and/or the death of elderly Whites that have combined to cause this population change.
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Old 12-19-2012, 08:21 AM
 
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I don't know if I would be "horrified"...but I could see that it is shocking or jarring to see such a dramatic change to the neighborhood. I agree, however, that signs should be in english as well, especially since the city and others are mandated to provide services, documents, etc in their languages.
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Old 12-19-2012, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Bronx, New York
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You moved away more than 30 years ago so what's it to you? The Asian's seem to be getting along just fine without a heavy presence of caucasions. Why is it that if white people aren't the majority it's a problem?

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I grew up in NE Queens, and moved away in 1979. While growing up, most of NE Queens was predominately White, and suburban. Today, when I see pictures of downtown Flushing, I am horrified by the high density buildings and the lack of English signs. I have nothing against the Korean and Chinese merchants in NE Queens, but I do think they should have bi-lingual signs. I also blame the City of New York for allowing the overbuilding of the area and not having sign control laws. I have noticed in the 2010 census tract maps the overwhelming growth of the Asian American community in NE Queens and the loss of percentage of Whites to where they have become a minority in quite a number of NE Queens neighborhoods. There definately seems to be a white flight and/or the death of elderly Whites that have combined to cause this population change.
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Old 12-19-2012, 08:49 AM
 
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You moved away more than 30 years ago so what's it to you? The Asian's seem to be getting along just fine without a heavy presence of caucasions. Why is it that if white people aren't the majority it's a problem?
He didn't said he got problem with the population change, just shocked at how much his old
neighborhood has changed. It's understandable and natural emotion when your "hometown"
changed so much and so different than the one you remember and grow up with.

As far as English signs for Flushing or Manhattan Chinatown, most of them have both English/Chinese
on the store signs, just that English is usually much smaller than the Chinese/Korean characters. You
might not be able to see them clearly from just pictures.
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Old 12-19-2012, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Bronx, New York
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The poster stated that he was "horrified." I didn't make that up...he wrote it in his own words.

What is there to be horrified about? He doesn't even live there and those people aren't worried about him so why is he worried about them? Would he be equally horrified if it was still majority white? Doubtful.

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He didn't said he got problem with the population change, just shocked at how much his old
neighborhood has changed. It's understandable and natural emotion when your "hometown"
changed so much and so different than the one you remember and grow up with.

As far as English signs for Flushing or Manhattan Chinatown, most of them have both English/Chinese
on the store signs, just that English is usually much smaller than the Chinese/Korean characters. You
might not be able to see them clearly from just pictures.
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Old 12-19-2012, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Manhattan
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None of these ancient threads ever die, do they?
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Old 12-19-2012, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Norfolk, VA
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None of these ancient threads ever die, do they?
No. That's why I just unsubscribe when I get tired of a thread.
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Old 12-21-2012, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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No. That's why I just unsubscribe when I get tired of a thread.

What happens then? Does the thread disappear from the Forum List?
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Old 12-21-2012, 09:29 AM
 
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None of these ancient threads ever die, do they?
I believe this forum needs a "auto die" feature. If no reply for six months, it will lock up automatically. It is common to see a newbie dig up an old thread that someone asked for directions 4 years ago.
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