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Old 05-16-2013, 10:48 PM
 
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arlington heights illinois? anyway who cares what color your skin is if its a nice safe area ill live there. thats why i hate when people complain about a town or neighborhood not being diverse enough, who cares as long as you and your family can live in peace
Arlington Heights has always been a very white suburb of Chicago. I grew up on the northwest side of Chicago, a very white area in one of the most racially segregated cities in the country. I now live in a much smaller town in northern Illinois that is very racially diverse, and I love it. A great mix of white, black and Hispanic, and everybody gets along fine.
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Old 05-16-2013, 10:54 PM
 
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Well aren't you "stereotyping" now? First how would you know if your neighbor was on "Section 8"? If they can move next door to you they obviously qualify to live in your neighborhood.
Are you fears "race" based or "income" based? I would tend to think both.
The biggest divisions in American society are not race-based anymore. They are class-based. Rich people live with other rich people. Poor people live with other poor people. Poor people have become the class of people everyone is allowed to disparage and loathe. Rich=good. Poor=bad. When it ain't necessarily so.
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Old 05-16-2013, 11:25 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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My observation says people want neighbors of the same income level being their neighbor.
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Old 05-17-2013, 12:59 AM
 
Location: Walnut Creek,Ca
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I don't mind what color my neighbors are as long as they are quiet and don't have cats. I think diversity is a beautiful thing.
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Old 05-17-2013, 01:07 AM
 
Location: None of your business
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The biggest divisions in American society are not race-based anymore. They are class-based. Rich people live with other rich people. Poor people live with other poor people. Poor people have become the class of people everyone is allowed to disparage and loathe. Rich=good. Poor=bad. When it ain't necessarily so.
When we were younger we bought a place in neighborhood with mostly older people (who downsized after retiring). They planted flowers and took very good care of their lawns, very nice well mannered people. As they passed on the next thing we knew we had an obnoxious alcoholic to the left of us and a dead beat (don't bother anyone) to the right. Three doors up a black family that for some reason just moved out. Across the street, a single mom with bad kids. Basically it turned into white trash, and fast. We got the hell out and now live in a very nice neighborhood. Beautifully taken care of lawns, flowers, nice neighbors.

Yes it is definitely class based.
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Old 05-17-2013, 01:37 AM
 
Location: Dublin, CA
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I just want hot chicks for neighbors...regardless of race, background, etc.
I'll second that motion...
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Old 05-17-2013, 01:44 AM
 
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In the US, there is no secret that neighborhoods are often divided by race.
How many people still prefer living with their own race now?

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The whole idea behind race is a distortion. It is irrelevant. I know many many many Americans believe that knowing someone's race is vitality important information, but it is not.

You may as well ask do you want to live next door to short people or tall people, or red heads, or people with web feet, or people who graduated from a public university, or people who went to private schools, or Catholics or Mormons, etc.
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Old 05-17-2013, 02:56 AM
 
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It would depend on the content of their character, not the color of their skin.
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Old 05-17-2013, 03:56 AM
 
Location: The Plains
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If you are a minority person in a small town I think they draw straws at rotary or Kwanis to see who has to live next door to you, since there is no designated part of town for each minority group.
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Old 05-17-2013, 04:32 AM
 
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As long as we share common values with regards to their children's behavior, towards education etc., and maintain their property, we're good.
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