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Old 04-07-2013, 01:29 AM
 
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So would the bay area be the most diverse?
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Old 04-07-2013, 06:53 AM
 
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So would the bay area be the most diverse?
Not sure but San Francisco appears on most "Top 10" diversity lists I looked up. However, it's usually not real close to the top. Oakland almost always scores higher.
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Old 04-07-2013, 08:54 AM
 
Location: San Francisco
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So would the bay area be the most diverse?
Bay Area cities, including San Francisco, are both lists in this article. Later in the article they talk about housing and how higher income areas are less diverse simply because of economics. That's definitely the case in San Francisco and we'd rank higher if people simply could afford to live here.
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Old 04-07-2013, 09:24 AM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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I would say Oakland or San Jose.


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Not sure but San Francisco appears on most "Top 10" diversity lists I looked up. However, it's usually not real close to the top. Oakland almost always scores higher.
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Old 04-07-2013, 11:13 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Bay Area cities, including San Francisco, are both lists in this article. Later in the article they talk about housing and how higher income areas are less diverse simply because of economics. That's definitely the case in San Francisco and we'd rank higher if people simply could afford to live here.
Those are metro areas being listed, not cities.
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Old 04-07-2013, 11:29 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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I don't even think SF is in Top 10 most diverse cities in the Bay Area. Cities like Suisiun City, Fairfield, Oakland, etc..are way more diverse.
25 Most and Least Racially Diverse MSAs and Cities, 2010 Census

A lot of people from surrounding cities work and play in SF so it probably looks very diverse like Manahttan does but a lot of those people don't live there.
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Old 04-07-2013, 12:39 PM
 
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San Francisco is one of the most diverse cities in America in the eyes of sheltered upper middle class and wealthy white people and thats about it. It never ceases to amaze me how the average upper middle class white person from generic suburbia in America thinks of San Francisco as a whole. SF is pretty diverse, but far from being the most diverse in America in 2013.

SF is like less than 5% black and black people are the largest racial minority in America, yet SF has a lower proportion of black people than the United States as a whole at about 12% of the national population. L.A. also has a relatively low proportion of black people but L.A. is so huge, so that small percentage in L.A. is roughly equivalent to the the number of blacks living in a predominantly black major city like DC or Baltimore. SF is an Asian and white city with most Latinos living in the barrio of the Mission and the remaining black population residing in small Baltimore-esque pockets of civic neglect, blight, crime, violence and poverty in the projects scattered throughout the fringes of the southern half of The City where tourists and wealthier city and metro area residents rarely, if ever, tread.

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Old 04-07-2013, 01:58 PM
 
Location: The Bay
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I don't even think SF is in Top 10 most diverse cities in the Bay Area. Cities like Suisiun City, Fairfield, Oakland, etc..are way more diverse.
25 Most and Least Racially Diverse MSAs and Cities, 2010 Census

A lot of people from surrounding cities work and play in SF so it probably looks very diverse like Manahttan does but a lot of those people don't live there.

Racial diversity is somewhat of a small categorization in itself though... If someone were to tell me that Suisun City was more diverse than Oakland because its pie chart is slightly more equal I'd honestly laugh. How many languages are spoken in Suisun City again? On the same token San Francisco is indeed diverse, albeit not as racially "balanced" as other cities in the Bay (i.e. the black population is so small that you literally only see us in certain sections of the City). O/A though Oakland's easily more diverse than San Francisco... There's a much stronger representation of Africa (Eritrea, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, etc.) and the Carribean along with American blacks as well as a stronger representation of people from Yemen and other parts of the Middle East. Pretty much every group present in San Francisco is present in some quantity in Oakland... the reverse is definitely not true.
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Old 04-07-2013, 02:52 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Racial diversity is somewhat of a small categorization in itself though... If someone were to tell me that Suisun City was more diverse than Oakland because its pie chart is slightly more equal I'd honestly laugh. How many languages are spoken in Suisun City again? On the same token San Francisco is indeed diverse, albeit not as racially "balanced" as other cities in the Bay (i.e. the black population is so small that you literally only see us in certain sections of the City). O/A though Oakland's easily more diverse than San Francisco... There's a much stronger representation of Africa (Eritrea, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, etc.) and the Carribean along with American blacks as well as a stronger representation of people from Yemen and other parts of the Middle East. Pretty much every group present in San Francisco is present in some quantity in Oakland... the reverse is definitely not true.
Sure it's only one aspect if diversity but its also easily the most talked about form of diversity so I wouldn't really call it a "small categorization" at all. Another aspect of diversity people tend to overlook that I somewhat value is ideological/political diversity which cities like SF, Oakland, and especially Berekely lack compared to other cities. The whole Bay Area overall is lacking in that aspect of diversity compared to other metro areas IMO.

Also while places like Suisun City or Fairfiled may not have nearly a many languages or what not spoken but it's also arguably more racially integrated than other cities with a high level of diversity too; no specific ethnic neighborhoods really. I'm pretty impressed with Solano County's diversity as its rarely talked about despite how racially diverse it is.

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Old 04-07-2013, 04:36 PM
 
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San Francisco has a freshly diverse population in the sense that many languages are spoken and there are residents who believe that English is not the primary language in the United States.
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