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Old 03-28-2010, 10:18 PM
 
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Default Do you think Pittsburgh and areas with 25 miles are racist and segregated?

Please be honest about how you feel. All comments are welcome and appreciated.

 
Old 03-28-2010, 11:31 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Please be honest about how you feel. All comments are welcome and appreciated.
Not any more or less than the rest of America.
 
Old 03-29-2010, 12:20 AM
 
Location: About 10 miles north of Pittsburgh International
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Wondering how racist Pittsburgh is

Racist Pittsburgh

Pittsuburgh racist to who?

People in Pittsburgh are very racist!!!

It's been discussed.

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Old 03-29-2010, 06:06 AM
 
Location: Yeah
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I think reverse racism rules the country.
 
Old 03-29-2010, 06:46 AM
 
Location: Athens, GA (via Pittsburgh, PA)
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I think reverse racism rules the country.
So do I, and I also believe it's gotten worse -- or at least more transparent -- since Barack Obama became president. (Not that I'm blaming Obama for that.) It also seems to be a particular problem among black people. Take a look at Philadelphia. Asian students don't want to go to school there anymore because of threats from black students. There's also those bizarre "flash mob" incidents.

Anyway, regarding Pittsburgh, I think Allegheny County is more tolerant than some of the outlying counties. Basically, the farther out you go from the city, the less tolerant the attitudes are. Armstrong and Fayette Counties in particular don't strike me as very welcoming of any outsiders, let alone ethnic minorities. Westmoreland County is hit-and-miss too. The western part of the county is more Pittsburgh-oriented while the eastern part is more mountain-oriented.
 
Old 03-29-2010, 06:55 AM
 
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Growing up in Westmoreland County in the Hempfield/Greensburg area, it was pretty segregated at least up until I left around 5 years ago. I think Allegheny County is less so, but there are still areas that are defined by their racial population, or at least the ASSUMED racial population.
 
Old 03-29-2010, 07:11 AM
 
Location: Charlotte
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I think white blue collar areas are quite racist. We have several blue collar friends in Pittsburgh who stopped talking to us when they found out we voted for Barak Obama. I live in the south now and I definitely see the parallels between blue collar Pittsburghers and rural southern rednecks.
 
Old 03-29-2010, 09:10 AM
 
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No. If you want to see creepy and segregated, visit Portland, Oregon.
 
Old 03-29-2010, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Yeah
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I definitely see the parallels between blue collar Pittsburghers and rural southern rednecks.
I'm sure they are one in the same.
 
Old 03-29-2010, 09:33 AM
 
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I think white blue collar areas are quite racist. We have several blue collar friends in Pittsburgh who stopped talking to us when they found out we voted for Barak Obama. I live in the south now and I definitely see the parallels between blue collar Pittsburghers and rural southern rednecks.
You are making a major assumption here. Unless your friends made some kind of statement indicating that his Mulatto background is the primary reason why they don't want to associate with you, then it is most likely due to the fact they don't agree with his social and political policies. I see a lot of that kind of polarization among people in the KC area. Less so in New England where it is more live and let live and people are less judgmental.
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