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Old 04-11-2016, 12:49 PM
 
Location: New Braunfels, TX
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Everyone has prejudice. It's human nature. No one is immune.

San Antonio is overwhelmingly Hispanic, to a point where it can impeded on other culture's ability to find a voice. While I love many things about this city, the true lack of multiculturalism isn't one of them. I believe that will change in time, but it's slow coming and as we all know, SA is not a city of quick change.
I agree - the thing is what you DO with that prejudice. Do you acknowledge it and work PAST it, or lapse into it? Me, I prefer to work past it.

With family that's been in the area since the 1830's, my German heritage is sometimes bothered by the total lack of acknowledgement of the great impact on the city by those German's who immigrated here. But - it's tempered by the fact that tourism marketing always goes for the easy sale in niche markets. Many folks would be amazed by the huge amount of architecture and civic improvements brought about by SO many nationalities in the city of SA. My great-great-great Grandfather actually organized the Little Church of La Villita in the early 1870's, as well as having founded (what is now) Travis Park Methodist Church along with John Wesley DeVilbiss and 7 other men.

So, yeah - more diversity WOULD be nice - but it is what it is. No sense in being all worked up about it.....
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Old 04-11-2016, 01:08 PM
 
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.....and I LOVE eating on the South and West sides!
We think alike here.....except I can't say I have eaten much on the far West side. Mostly South side and there are some good places to be found.
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Old 04-11-2016, 02:27 PM
 
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Many posters are saying that race, color or culture of a community should not be a big deal, because we are all humans. Sounds good in theory but I suspect Hispanic people who lived in San Antonio all their lives would feel uncomfortable in a community that was all White.
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Old 04-11-2016, 02:37 PM
 
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Many posters are saying that race, color or culture of a community should not be a big deal, because we are all humans. Sounds good in theory but I suspect Hispanic people who lived in San Antonio all their lives would feel uncomfortable in a community that was all White.
Ok, so now that you told us what you suspect....can you also share what the point of this thread is?
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Old 04-11-2016, 02:39 PM
 
Location: San Angelo, TX
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The dominant culture of San Antonio is "San Antonian", pretty unique actually.
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Old 04-11-2016, 02:42 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Many posters are saying that race, color or culture of a community should not be a big deal, because we are all humans. Sounds good in theory but I suspect Hispanic people who lived in San Antonio all their lives would feel uncomfortable in a community that was all White.
Ok, to be fair if you take anyone of any color/race and put them in a community with everything but their color/ race they will be a tad uncomfortable.

I was born here, spent many years overseas and a military dependent alternating here and overseas every 2-3 years. The only time I see prejudiced is when it's brought up. Like in this thread. People aren't born noticing others being different. It's only as we grow up and it's pointed out that it all begins.
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Old 04-11-2016, 03:00 PM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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Many posters are saying that race, color or culture of a community should not be a big deal, because we are all humans. Sounds good in theory but I suspect Hispanic people who lived in San Antonio all their lives would feel uncomfortable in a community that was all White.
As I see it culture not color is most likely to present problems. The face of San Antonio has changed drastically over the past 40-50 years. I think we all get along quite well here despite some animosities.
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Old 04-11-2016, 03:03 PM
 
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We think alike here.....except I can't say I have eaten much on the far West side. Mostly South side and there are some good places to be found.
Unfortunately, there isn't much for non-chain restaurants on the far west side....yet. Plenty of chain restaurants though. Thankfully things are changing and slowly but surely some mom and pop's and local chains are popping up.
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Old 04-11-2016, 05:11 PM
 
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Many posters are saying that race, color or culture of a community should not be a big deal, because we are all humans. Sounds good in theory but I suspect Hispanic people who lived in San Antonio all their lives would feel uncomfortable in a community that was all White.
I whole heartedly disagree. I am white, but if I went to a Wal Mart on the south side and every customer there might be Hispanic, I wouldn't feel at all uncomfortable. I also believe the reverse is true. I do believe San Antonio is somewhat unique in ethnic relations in that we are extremely colorblind. I can't prove it, but I believe that the heavy military presence in the city is a major factor in that. San Antonio, in general, is the same experience I had in the military...where people care more about the content of your character than in anything else about you.
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Old 04-11-2016, 06:49 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I whole heartedly disagree. I am white, but if I went to a Wal Mart on the south side and every customer there might be Hispanic, I wouldn't feel at all uncomfortable. I also believe the reverse is true. I do believe San Antonio is somewhat unique in ethnic relations in that we are extremely colorblind. I can't prove it, but I believe that the heavy military presence in the city is a major factor in that. San Antonio, in general, is the same experience I had in the military...where people care more about the content of your character than in anything else about you.
^^^ TRUTH^^^ I also think that the heavy military population has a lot to do with the "acceptance" factor in SA!
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