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Old 04-20-2011, 07:30 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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I'm a minority too but I realize just because an area doesn't have a lot of people from your race doesn't necessarily mean hostility is the reason. A lot of towns in the midwest for example were settled by pioneers a hundred ago, same with early European immigrants in places like western MD and PA. Often there just have not been jobs for new immigrants or black migrants and no new businesses or companies to attract new comers.

Ive been all over the US including very rural places in Louisiana, North Carolina, Arkansas, Kansas, Colorado, Utah, Illinois and Indiana and have never experienced anything negative. I know there are some places that wouldn't be welcoming of "ghetto" people but not all blacks though. In some rural areas people just are uncomfortable with strangers who seem like they may be up to no good especially since the reach of the law can be pretty far away in the isolation of places like the high plains or the southwest deserts or the hills of Appalachia.
People in areas without a lot of 'minorities' might be suspicious/curious of them (mostly the latter) but it's only when said minority seems to pop up in significant numbers and 'invade' (think the Gold Rush or ethnic wars in New York) then real resentment creeps in.

 
Old 04-20-2011, 08:44 AM
 
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Wow, I'm a little black girl from the "hood" and I've been dreaming of traveling every since I can remember. I started with holiday/extended weekend vacations in the states and then expanded to international destinations.

I've been traveling every since I was 18 years old. I've been to London, Paris, and Mexico to name a few. My son is 15 years old and he has the travel-bug just like me. So basically, I think it has less to do with race and more to do with the actual individual. Some people like to travel, some don't...
 
Old 04-20-2011, 09:25 AM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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People in areas without a lot of 'minorities' might be suspicious/curious of them (mostly the latter) but it's only when said minority seems to pop up in significant numbers and 'invade' (think the Gold Rush or ethnic wars in New York) then real resentment creeps in.
I thiunk it also partly has to do with how well the newcomers assimilate. For example in Baltimore the Asian Americans here are MUCH more integrated than a lot of the Hispanic immigrants, most of whom are illegal and do not speak English, and they seem to always stick with their own. Their demands for in-state college tuition for illegals has created some resentment here for sure.
 
Old 04-20-2011, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Not where you ever lived
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The other possibility is not every one wants to visit a large tourist attraction in the summer - or any time. I am one of those folks who prefers something less frantic and lower key in off season. Door County, the thumb of Wisconsin is a perfect example. It is small, unique and charming when it is not crawling with a miilion visitors. The aquarium at Atlanta is probably very much the same on any Monday when it first opens and it is during the school year when kids are not on vacation.
 
Old 04-20-2011, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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I haven't really observed or thought about a connection between people's race or ethnicity and a desire to travel -- it could be true that say, immigrants or minority groups with a lower socio-economic status might find it harder to manage enough money for trips, but I don't know what it says about desire to do so.

It seems that when I was in university (which was not all that long ago) with a pretty ethnically diverse peer group/cohort, almost everyone had a desire to go out and travel after graduation; it could be just a generational/youth thing though.
 
Old 04-20-2011, 10:19 PM
 
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I haven't really observed or thought about a connection between people's race or ethnicity and a desire to travel -- it could be true that say, immigrants or minority groups with a lower socio-economic status might find it harder to manage enough money for trips, but I don't know what it says about desire to do so.

It seems that when I was in university (which was not all that long ago) with a pretty ethnically diverse peer group/cohort, almost everyone had a desire to go out and travel after graduation; it could be just a generational/youth thing though.
I think it's more a cultural - family trait - how you were raised more than anything and it can influence the kind of trips you want to take.

For some reason certain groups in the USA really don't dream about camping and hiking vacations, they prefer something different. National parks might not draw some people, but casinos might draw them but then others don't enjoy going to casinos. Or some people travel but to other urban areas.

Blacks people travel, in some areas, the Greyhound bus is 90% black people traveling from one place to another and a lot of whites just don't see that. Maybe the whites headed to Branson in their RV's but the blacks headed to St. Louis instead and will listen to jazz.

If you go to a Six Flags, you will see all kinds of tourists of all races.
 
Old 04-20-2011, 10:33 PM
 
Location: World of opportunity
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I couldn't read this whole thread but did anybody ever consider the destination factor? Blacks might head to different destinations more than non blacks. Therefore you don't see them much.
 
Old 04-21-2011, 05:46 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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I couldn't read this whole thread but did anybody ever consider the destination factor? Blacks might head to different destinations more than non blacks. Therefore you don't see them much.
Yes this was raised, and I think it accounts for some of the apparent disparity. For a long time alot of blacks didn't have the disposable income to be able to go on long expensive holidays, or buy their own RV or whatever, so even when they did become wealthy it takes time for it to become part of their culture. When the socio-economic gap lessens (which I'm sure it will, especially since we live in a more equal society) we should see more people of different races doing different things than they're used to.
 
Old 04-21-2011, 10:07 PM
 
Location: World of opportunity
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Yes this was raised, and I think it accounts for some of the apparent disparity. For a long time alot of blacks didn't have the disposable income to be able to go on long expensive holidays, or buy their own RV or whatever, so even when they did become wealthy it takes time for it to become part of their culture. When the socio-economic gap lessens (which I'm sure it will, especially since we live in a more equal society) we should see more people of different races doing different things than they're used to.
Thanks.
 
Old 04-22-2011, 06:56 PM
 
Location: London
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Well, this black person loves to travel. I'm actually posting from Seoul, South Korea right now.
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