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Old 04-07-2013, 05:25 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley, CA
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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.
Do you have evidence to back this up? Sources?
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Old 04-07-2013, 06:28 PM
 
Location: Near L.A.
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NYC, la, Chicago, Oakland are all likely more diverse. Especially nyc
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It's not even the most diverse city in the Bay Area.
^These.

San Francisco may have been more diverse up until the 1990s. Much of the diversity has been priced out. But, compared to 95% of the U.S., it is still quite diverse.
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Old 04-08-2013, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA USA
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I would also like to add that there aren't very many middle or upper-class African-Americans in San Francisco. Same with Latinos. Most Latinos in San Francisco are working class and are marginalized to the Mission, Excelsior, etc.
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Old 04-08-2013, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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I would also like to add that there aren't very many middle or upper-class African-Americans in San Francisco. Same with Latinos. Most Latinos in San Francisco are working class and are marginalized to the Mission, Excelsior, etc.
Yes, all got forced out. SF is very classist, and the middle class + population is not very diverse at all.

Since it is so rare to see/meet a middle class african-american or latino, I find that certain people in SF already have preconceived notions before I say a word.
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Old 04-08-2013, 07:45 PM
 
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Yes, all got forced out. SF is very classist, and the middle class + population is not very diverse at all.

Since it is so rare to see/meet a middle class african-american or latino, I find that certain people in SF already have preconceived notions before I say a word.
The few middle class blacks in SF are token blacks living amongst whites in nicer city neighborhoods. Having a few token black gay guys in the Castro is an essential. A few black folks in SF with advanced levels of education who make good money who don't mind living in a sea of whiteness.

But there are a handful of middle class blacks living in single family homes in neighborhoods like the OMI a.k.a. "Lakeview" and Hunter's Point. Houses in these historically struggling crime-ridden ghetto hoods are actually quite nice and comparable to houses in quieter city neighborhoods like the Sunset. Gentrification has caused the prices of homes in Lakeview and Hunter's Point to double or even triple in the past two decades. The rest of SF's black population lives in the projects. The projects in the southern half of The City have a markedly lower quality of life than that of the projects in the heavy tourist traffic areas like the Fillmore.

But SF is so expensive that a household making 50K a year could be considered lower class which is absurd. Add to the fact that dirt poor most black SF residents are making 15K a year living off the government, working minimum wage or selling drugs.
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Old 04-08-2013, 10:59 PM
 
Location: SF,CA
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Is San Francisco the most diverse city in the USA?
Not even close.
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Old 04-09-2013, 11:07 AM
 
Location: San Jose, CA
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I'm one of those Americans who has lived abroad and I agree that I meet a lot of people here who've lived overseas. But I now live in an area that's mostly Asian. It's not a bad thing and an easy adjustment for me as when I lived abroad I lived in an Asian country, but in NYC I had diversity on my block(s) (I moved a couple of times while I was there) and you don't see that a lot here. I'm not saying that NYC is an ideal melting pot, but you can live in an area with hipsters (young whites mostly), Puerto Ricans and Hassidic Jews - and that's totally normal.

I also felt it was more diverse because you not only had an Asian population but also Afro-Caribbeans, Africans, and Latinos from various countries, and European immigrants too.
On the other hand, San Francisco is:

#12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander residents (pop 50,000+)"

#1 (94104) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of residents speaking Asian or Pacific Island language at home"
#4 (94129) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Northern European first ancestries (pop 1,000+)"
#6 (94134) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Maltese first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
#15 (94104) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Albanian first ancestries"
#16 (94111) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of South African first ancestries (pop 1,000+)"
#19 (94130) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of European first ancestries (pop 1,000+)"
#23 (94103) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Soviet Union first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
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Old 04-09-2013, 03:34 PM
 
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No way...NYC is more diverse than SF.
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Old 04-09-2013, 03:35 PM
 
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I'm pretty sure Houston is the most racially diverse city in the country. The demographics are almost evenly split.
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Old 04-09-2013, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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It's not. Honolulu would be, if you're talking major US cities.
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