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Old 08-25-2011, 09:55 AM
 
Location: London.
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How else do you explain why you never find Brits coming here to ask about where to move, what it's like, what schools are like, what area's to avoid, if it's a black friendly area (they're big on that one), child friendly, etc

If you read, thr various state and city boards, that is all you see.

Is it because it is so much smaller than America?

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Old 08-25-2011, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Yorkshire, England
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Less diverse country with fewer differences between regions, people don't move around so much, things like race not generally that relevant to anything unless you let it be, laws/school curricula the same everywhere etc. When I read some of the American questions like "Baltimore vs Philly which high schools are more gay friendly?" or "I'm atheist can I still make friends in Alabama?" and replace those cities with British ones it just sounds so absurd it's pretty funny
 
Old 08-25-2011, 11:33 AM
 
Location: The Silver State (from the UK)
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Less diverse country with fewer differences between regions, people don't move around so much, things like race not generally that relevant to anything unless you let it be, laws/school curricula the same everywhere etc. When I read some of the American questions like "Baltimore vs Philly which high schools are more gay friendly?" or "I'm atheist can I still make friends in Alabama?" and replace those cities with British ones it just sounds so absurd it's pretty funny

Good explanation. Its nothing to do with common sense.
 
Old 08-25-2011, 12:23 PM
 
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USA has a lot more extremes that cover larger areas, so you get the big very-Christian areas and areas that are still holding on to race issues. The UK is so much smaller that people of all types have mixed a LOT more and been exposed to a much greater variety of lifestyles, particularly through the popularity of evening soap operas that feature every walk of life. That's not to say that there aren't sometimes issues of a similar nature, but they aren't on the same scale.
 
Old 08-25-2011, 06:10 PM
 
Location: Canackistan
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Originally Posted by Crystal is a mess View Post
How else do you explain why you never find Brits coming here to ask about where to move, what it's like, what schools are like, what area's to avoid, if it's a black friendly area (they're big on that one), child friendly, etc

If you read, thr various state and city boards, that is all you see.

Is it because it is so much smaller than America?
People that have never been across the U.S. don't understand how big it really is, and how diverse it really is.
You can have extremes in race, attitudes, tolerance, income(!), employment/economy etc. Everything from ultra-liberal hippie places, to places where a black wouldn't go at night, to places where a white person wouldn't be caught dead in - during the day.
Places where there are disgustingly wealthy multi-millionaires, to places where the average income is just $5,000/year.

It's the 3rd or 4th largest landmass in the world, and 307 million is a lot different than 61 million.
 
Old 08-26-2011, 06:19 PM
 
Location: London.
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People that have never been across the U.S. don't understand how big it really is, and how diverse it really is.
You can have extremes in race, attitudes, tolerance, income(!), employment/economy etc. Everything from ultra-liberal hippie places, to places where a black wouldn't go at night, to places where a white person wouldn't be caught dead in - during the day.
Places where there are disgustingly wealthy multi-millionaires, to places where the average income is just $5,000/year.

It's the 3rd or 4th largest landmass in the world, and 307 million is a lot different than 61 million.
It may be hard to believe I started this thread as I have lived in the US. In fact I spent almost 18 years from 1986 to 2004 and have been back since. My years were mainly in Southern California, but also lived in Texas (Austin) for 5 years. One year was spent in New Orleans in the 80's. I have also travelled extensively through out America.

While I understand it is a much bigger and diverse than the UK, I still find myself gobsmacked at some of the ridiculous questions some ask.

Besides as a Black person myself, I never felt the need to ask anyone if any particular area was 'black friendly'. F**k 'em, I just moved to the area.

You refer to places, blacks wouldn't go at night? Bull crap. Tell me one part of America I can't go.
 
Old 08-26-2011, 06:22 PM
 
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Can you link some posts (examples?)

Its an american site, probably not many English users.

I can assure you most brits have very little common sense.
 
Old 08-27-2011, 06:58 AM
 
Location: N.Ireland
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Can you link some posts (examples?)

Its an american site, probably not many English users.

I can assure you most brits have very little common sense.
How can you generalize that most Brits have very little common sense? Just a rather stupid unfounded statement, I take it you must know all these Brits with little common sense.
 
Old 08-27-2011, 08:30 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
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The UK is only about the size of Louisiana.. Thats one state. Now add 49 more UK's spread out over 3,000 miles from one end to the other to ur home search. Could you possible know everything about every UK from jobs to schools to work and salary and home prices when each UK has its own economic system and laws vary from UK to Uk (example places like New Hampshire do not have seatbelt laws but every other state does) .. How could u possibly know without asking?
 
Old 08-27-2011, 08:58 AM
 
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How else do you explain why you never find Brits coming here to ask about where to move, what it's like, what schools are like, what area's to avoid, if it's a black friendly area (they're big on that one), child friendly, etc

If you read, thr various state and city boards, that is all you see.

Is it because it is so much smaller than America?
There are plenty of Brits asking questions about moving to the USA in the Legal Immigration forum.
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