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Old 10-11-2019, 01:58 AM
 
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Hello,

I'm interested in moving to the Seattle area. I would like to hear from locals and long time residents about the cultural and social climate of the city. I'm an individual of color (Mexican-American) who would like to settle in a comminity with a sense of racial harmony. I have set my sights on Seattle (I have looked into Portland too). Is Seattle the ideal city for me? I look forward to reading your responses. Thank you.

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Old 10-11-2019, 05:45 AM
 
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Hello,

I'm interested in moving to the Seattle area. I would like to hear from locals and long time residents about the cultural and social climate of the city. I'm an individual of color (Mexican-American) who would like to settle in a comminity with a sense of racial harmony. I have set my sights on Seattle (I have looked into Portland too). Is Seattle the ideal city for me? I look forward to reading your responses. Thank you.
The city is exceedingly white with a sizeable dollop of Asian cultures. Excluding small pockets around the city that is about as racially diverse as it gets in Seattle.

However...

Is Seattle socially progressive? In the sense that is a politically left leaning city in the habit of trying out new laws that other cities are not considering, friendly to childless singles with college degrees and technical skills; than yes it is quite progressive.

In an attempt to be inclusive, everyone will likely make you feel welcome. So there you have it, it will be fine place for you to move to and explore.
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Old 10-11-2019, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Seattle
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Seattle has the third largest Ethiopian community in the USA, sizeable populations of Eritreans, Somalis, Vietnamese, Filipino, Cambodians, people of Korean and Japanese descent. Many people from India have moved here recently. You'll find oads of people from Mexico and Central America here as well. People seem to get along pretty well, I rarely hear the racist comments that I do when I go back to the South to visit (where I grew up). I think most people would agree that we are one of the most socially progressive areas in the country. There's a place for you here, as long as you can afford it.

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Old 10-11-2019, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Seattle
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Yes, Seattle is socially progressive. In terms of ethnic diversity though we're somewhere in the middle; it depends on the neighborhood.

Think Seattle isn't diverse? Take a closer look
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Old 10-11-2019, 11:12 AM
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Yes, Seattle is socially progressive. In terms of ethnic diversity though we're somewhere in the middle; it depends on the neighborhood.

Think Seattle isn't diverse? Take a closer look
Great article. When I lived in Portland it was considered the least diverse city in the country at the time, this was late 90s. Looks like it hasn't improved much since. Still a great town though.

I found Seattle much more diverse but on the surface at least it seems to lean more Asian rather than Hispanic or African-American.

OP you are not going to have an issue, that is probably going to be the least of your concerns. Making sure you can live well with adequate income there should be a bigger priority.

Just found a different article and there are Seattle area cities at the top of the list
https://wallethub.com/edu/cities-wit...versity/10264/
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Old 10-11-2019, 01:48 PM
 
Location: The Great Northwet
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Seattle is a socially progressive ****hole of a city run by morons.
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Old 10-12-2019, 09:14 PM
 
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The Mexican population in the city and immediate surrounding is lower compared to places like Southern CA, TX, etc. So if having good Mexican restaurants and a large Mexican community is important to you, Seattle the city itself will not serve that purpose. As stated before, Seattle is a very progressive city. Just as progressive as LA, Chicago, NYC, well maybe a few degrees lower but Seattle is becoming very progressive lately and the trend seems to be continuing.
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Old 10-13-2019, 12:23 AM
 
Location: West Coast
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Seattle is so progressive it’s regressive
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Old 10-13-2019, 11:17 AM
 
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The Mexican population in the city and immediate surrounding is lower compared to places like Southern CA, TX, etc. So if having good Mexican restaurants and a large Mexican community is important to you, Seattle the city itself will not serve that purpose. As stated before, Seattle is a very progressive city. Just as progressive as LA, Chicago, NYC, well maybe a few degrees lower but Seattle is becoming very progressive lately and the trend seems to be continuing.
I hope more Latinos move to Seattle, without Mexican food I don't know what I would do.
Eat it almost every day for Lunch, its quick to go and relatively healthy compared to the Junk fast food places that abound where its less diverse. I never plan to live in a city where its all white people. The food choices would suck.
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Old 10-14-2019, 01:37 AM
 
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Yeah I wouldn't move to Portland if I were you.
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