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Old 01-30-2008, 05:25 AM
 
Location: Home is where the heart is
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normie, you are a woman ???!!! I had pictured you as a bookish quiet guy with glasses. It just shows you how wrong any impressions can be . And, I am glad to know that about the retirement communities in the south ; that's where it's nice & warm anyway .
LOL, that's one thing I like about the internet. People can judge you only for what you have to say. BTW here's a photo I posted last month.



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Old 01-30-2008, 08:33 AM
 
Location: DC Area, for now
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A Hispanic can be of White, Black or Asian racial ancestry.

White - A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa.

Black or African American - A person having origins in any of the Black racial groups of Africa.

Asian - A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent.
A lot of people seem unaware but the vast majority of the ethnic groups in the Indian subcontinent are of the Caucasian race - not Mongoloid or Asian. Skin color alone doesn't indicate race. In this case it is an adaptation to the strong sun. Sanskrit is the basis for all the Indo-European languages and the original Sanskrit speakers in India were Caucasian. The Moguls who invaded and make up large parts of the Muslim population were Arabs and also Caucasian.

And tho Turkey, Afghanistan, large parts of Russia, etc. are located in the Asian continent, their populations are mostly Caucasian with a little of the old Tatar mongoloid genes mixed in from the hordes that swept in 1000-700 years ago or so. The far eastern Russian population is mostly mongoloid.

As to the question, for me ethnic diversity doesn't enter into the decision factors. Where I want to go will be dependent on several other factors and I don't much care one way or the other what the ethnic makeup of the population is.

But I do enjoy a variety of ethnic restaurants. So many cuisines, so little time...
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Old 01-30-2008, 09:16 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA/Lk Hopatcong NJ
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LOL, you have a point. And having an accent doesn't mean you aren't a southerner--you could have an accent left over from childhood.

yes you can, that said ...sorry you had to endure that
the world is full of buttholes unfortunately
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Old 01-30-2008, 02:28 PM
 
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There was study that was talked about on the news the other day about where people were the happiest. The countries that topped the lists where those that were the least diversifed. I'm not sure why but that was the overall consensus.
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Old 01-30-2008, 02:41 PM
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I read somewhere that most retirement communities are not ethnically diverse. In fact most people who move into a retirement community are White. I visit relatives in retirement communities in Arizona and Florida and are shocked to see mostly white people in States where a good percentage of people are minority.

I wonder if many retirees have decided that they want to move to a community closer to what they experienced in the the 1940s, 50s and 60s before America changed demographically. Is that why so many retirement communities are white dominated?
I might have been able to answer this more objectively if we didn't have government and flaming liberals shoving "ethnic diversity" into every orifice we have. If you chose to live in an environment (retirement community or any other) defined by a percentage of each ethnicity, I respect your choice. However, I don't need someone trying to mandate my choice with a regulatory lynching.
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Old 01-30-2008, 04:01 PM
 
Location: home...finally, home .
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PNW gal :

I'd prefer to live amongst a mix of people, although, since I live in Oregon, that's kinda hard to do. My father was in a very upscale retirement development, and when I'd visit the discussions in the "clubhouse" generally centered around death, illness, money and ungrateful children. I think, in part, because it's what people viewed as their "commonality."

Since Oregon is where I am looking & I have looked into these retirement places, would you mind PMing which retirement place this one is ??? I don't think I would enjoy those discussions either. Thanks. nancy
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Old 01-31-2008, 05:33 AM
 
Location: Cold Frozen North
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There was study that was talked about on the news the other day about where people were the happiest. The countries that topped the lists where those that were the least diversifed. I'm not sure why but that was the overall consensus.
I can believe that. I've read such articles. The conclusion is that there is the least amount of friction between people when you are with people who not only are like you, but share common values. My life experiences tell me that is true. I don't believe non-diverse is boring.
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Old 01-31-2008, 06:54 AM
 
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I don't want to live among poor people (I know too much about many of them). Aside from that, I'd welcome different accents and foods and backgrounds, like the city life I used to have. It just makes the world seem less lonely to me.
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Old 02-01-2008, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I read somewhere that most retirement communities are not ethnically diverse. In fact most people who move into a retirement community are White. I visit relatives in retirement communities in Arizona and Florida and are shocked to see mostly white people in States where a good percentage of people are minority.

I wonder if many retirees have decided that they want to move to a community closer to what they experienced in the the 1940s, 50s and 60s before America changed demographically. Is that why so many retirement communities are white dominated?
Don't live in a retirement community but I do live in an apartment complex. What matters most to me is economic sameness which is dictated by rent prices. My apartment complex also does criminal background checks before you can move in. I don't care what color or religion you are or sexual preference you have. I don't care how old you are. I don't care what language you speak. If you live in my apartment building, we're equal/the same because you probably have a decent job or are retired and care about the same things that I do in maintaining a decent living environment.
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Old 02-02-2008, 06:38 AM
 
Location: Home is where the heart is
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There was study that was talked about on the news the other day about where people were the happiest. The countries that topped the lists where those that were the least diversifed. I'm not sure why but that was the overall consensus.
Hmmm.... this is a survey about what countries have the most people reporting they are happy? Sounds unlikely--too big of a project to do accurately.

But, if such a survey was possible you probably would get results like that. The least diversified countries are the ones that have a very controlling government. Anyone polled in a controlled environment is likely to fill out a survey with the highest possible marks for every question--no matter how he truly feels. After all, big brother is watching...

I personally prefer to live in a place where I have the freedom to say so if I feel unhappy. Ironically, having that freedom is one of the reasons that I usually feel happy anyway...
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