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Old 05-16-2011, 08:40 PM
 
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Default Inquiring about ethnicity in Port St Lucie area

Just wondering -- is there a large minority population in Port St Lucie? Is it different from say Broward County or Palm Beach county?
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Old 05-16-2011, 08:48 PM
 
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wow! lol.....its mixed
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Old 05-17-2011, 07:51 AM
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Location: Port St. Lucie, Fla
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I'm sorry but I don't think your question is appropriate...
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Old 05-17-2011, 08:00 AM
 
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Check out the demographics as listed on City-Data's page for the city. Remember that Port St. Lucie is largely a working and middle class city, with all types in the city.

Needless to say, however, that while it's not MIAMI, diversity is something you need to be comfortable with to live in South Florida. This aint Kansas.

That goes for everyone of every color looking to move here ... you WILL run into someone different from you. I would say generally, the attitude is live and let live for the majority of people.
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Old 05-18-2011, 09:59 PM
 
Location: Palm Beach Gardens, Fla
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I'm sorry but I don't think your question is appropriate...
Not sure I understand...why wouldn't this question be appropriate?


Well anyway, Port St. Lucie seems to be a microcosm of the northeast. You will find a diverse population there. You'll see the diversity in businesses, as well (restaurants, stores, etc). It's changed alot from when I first lived there many years ago. Personally, I was pleasantly surprised when I saw a new Indian restaurant open up not too long ago.
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Old 05-19-2011, 07:46 AM
 
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"Needless to say, however, that while it's not MIAMI, diversity is something you need to be comfortable with to live in South Florida. This aint Kansas."

Actually, Kansas ain't Kansas anymore. Or more specific Kansas ain't what it used to be anymore. Twenty-five years ago, when I lived in Liberal, Kansas, the majority of folks were white. A few years ago, it had flip-flopped, with the majority being of Mexican decendt.

Southwestern Port Saint where I live is pretty diverse. Folks of all sort of races. My wife immigrated from the Philippines six years ago and was able to find quite a few filipinos in the area.

As far as whether the question is appropriate or not.....Why not? Someone asks a question about the divirsity of races in an area and already somebody's offended. Seems to be a problem with society now-a-days, afraid that someone'll get offended, so we just avoid asking all questions about race? If the original poster was racist (and I'm not saying they are) why not just let the conversation continue....pretty soon if they are they'll say something and remove all doubt. Seeing as how my wife and I are an interracial couple, with a couple of kids....maybe if the poster was a bit racist, I'd rather they find out now and find a neighborhood more to their liking than move in next door and give us grief. Or maybe they want a diverse neighborhood, and are asking to see if it's all white folks here (when I first move here from Palm Beach County, a friend asked why, as it's all "white-trash" here). It's America and if people don't want to live in a certain kind of neighborhood, they don't and I don't understand why anybody would be offended if they asked about the diveristy of a neighborhood or city before moving there.

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Old 05-20-2011, 09:52 PM
 
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I dont think the question was inappropiate either. I moved here from NJ and where I lived in NJ, there was a very very large Spanish population. I am surprised that I dont see that here in PSL. Where I am at it seems to be predominatly white and older people.
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Old 05-21-2011, 07:37 AM
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[quote=Prettygyrl777;19214873]Not sure I understand...why wouldn't this question be appropriate?

I feel its inappropriate because the person is asking -- how many minorities are living in PSL.. NOT what's it like to live here and would I fit in.

and if you will read the persons other posts -- you will see he is involved in a possible lawsuit where he was not hired for some reason and LOOKING for someone to give him an answer only for the reason of discrimination.
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Old 05-22-2011, 08:06 AM
 
Location: Western NC
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I'm sorry but I don't think your question is appropriate...

Agree with FlaLadyB. Realtors or anyone holding a real estate license, in any state (and I am a retired Realtor) cannot respond to questions about "diversity", "multiculturalism", race, creed, religion, etc. There are strict laws. Fair Housing Laws; Civil Rights Act .... and so forth. The only way to learn about those type of demographics is to observe and study, or ask residents who have no liability regarding their replies.
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Old 05-23-2011, 04:02 PM
 
Location: Palm Beach Gardens, Fla
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Agree with FlaLadyB. Realtors or anyone holding a real estate license, in any state (and I am a retired Realtor) cannot respond to questions about "diversity", "multiculturalism", race, creed, religion, etc. There are strict laws. Fair Housing Laws; Civil Rights Act .... and so forth. The only way to learn about those type of demographics is to observe and study, or ask residents who have no liability regarding their replies.
Um....Unless I missed something, his question was directed to anyone, not just realtors.
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