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Old 03-07-2010, 05:10 PM
 
Location: San Francisco/East Bay and Los Angeles, formerly DC and Boston
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Northern Virginia has twice the Hispanic pop. proportionally compared to DC - about 15% in Arl, Alex, Ffx, Lou, PW combined to 8% in DC.

DC is also just 3% Asian, while Fairfax County is 16% - most immigrants in this area move to the suburbs. DC is far more black/white.

 
Old 03-07-2010, 05:45 PM
 
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Northern Virginia has twice the Hispanic pop. proportionally compared to DC - about 15% in Arl, Alex, Ffx, Lou, PW combined to 8% in DC.

DC is also just 3% Asian, while Fairfax County is 16% - most immigrants in this area move to the suburbs. DC is far more black/white.

I don't believe I said that DC's hispanic population equals that of NOVA.

DC's population is around 600K...8.6 percent of which is still a LOT of people. The OP was shocked at seeing a lot of hispanics in NOVA....my point was that you don't have to cross the bridge to see that...
 
Old 03-07-2010, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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Don't mean to come across as hostile but one thing I like about living here is we don't have as much of the xenophobia and ethnic resentment here that is unfortunately so prevalant in some other places. I think we're too busy to engage in it.
 
Old 03-07-2010, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Arlington, VA and Washington, DC
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Don't mean to come across as hostile but one thing I like about living here is we don't have as much of the xenophobia and ethnic resentment here that is unfortunately so prevalant in some other places. I think we're too busy to engage in it.
Did you pay attention to Prince William and Loudoun counties a couple of years ago? Heck people in Springfield were hollering about illegals in boarding houses.
 
Old 03-07-2010, 06:11 PM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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Did you pay attention to Prince William and Loudoun counties a couple of years ago? Heck people in Springfield were hollering about illegals in boarding houses.
I live in Fairfax County where most folks don't worry as much about it. Noblesse oblige perhaps? The concern seems to be inversely proportional to an area's economic status. This is generally consistent with overall patterns of racism and xenophobia in the country.
 
Old 03-07-2010, 06:22 PM
 
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I live in Fairfax County where most folks don't worry as much about it. Noblesse oblige perhaps? The concern seems to be inversely proportional to an area's economic status. This is generally consistent with overall patterns of racism and xenophobia in the country.

You're absolutely correct, Cava. The illegal alien proletariat will rise up and defeat their American bourgeoisie oppressors.

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Old 03-07-2010, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Arlington, VA and Washington, DC
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I live in Fairfax County where most folks don't worry as much about it. Noblesse oblige perhaps? The concern seems to be inversely proportional to an area's economic status. This is generally consistent with overall patterns of racism and xenophobia in the country.
Apparently you didn't read the last part of my reply.

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Heck people in Springfield were hollering about illegals in boarding houses.
Um... the last time I checked Springfield was a part of Fairfax County. Don't forget that Day Labor Center controversy in Herndon.
 
Old 03-07-2010, 06:37 PM
 
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I see Hispanic people everyday from all walks of life as I go to and from work in DC. And I tend to see them a lot in Alexandria and various parts of Fairfax County. So if there was an unusually high number of Hispanic people in Arlington, I probably would have missed it. Of course, there are some parts of the region that are (in)famous for allegedly illegal Hispanic residents but I never heard of Arlington as being one of them.
 
Old 03-07-2010, 06:38 PM
 
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Um... the last time I checked Springfield was a part of Fairfax County. Don't forget that Day Labor Center controversy in Herndon.
I said "most people" in Fairfax County.
 
Old 03-07-2010, 06:39 PM
 
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