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Old 08-24-2014, 06:56 PM
 
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Millenials are generally those born from 1980-2000. And I figure Joel Kotkin fans follow the "one-drop" rule when it comes to calculating nonwhite neighborhoods.
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Millenials are generally those born from 1980-2000. And I figure Joel Kotkin fans follow the "one-drop" rule when it comes to calculating nonwhite neighborhoods.
The census counts multiracial "two or more" separately. White (alone) nonhispanics are still the majority of those born 1990-2000 as from my link, though a slim majority.
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Old 08-24-2014, 07:19 PM
 
Location: Vallejo
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Millenials are generally those born from 1980-2000. And I figure Joel Kotkin fans follow the "one-drop" rule when it comes to calculating nonwhite neighborhoods.
So because you don't like facts you resort to ad hominem retorts about how Joel Kotkin "fans" are racists. There's a lot of posters I would expect that infantile behavior from but it does actually surprise me coming from you. Perhaps they really are and I should let them speak for themselves, but ad hominem fallacies irk me.
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Old 08-24-2014, 08:38 PM
 
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Maybe it's just my California perspective as opposed to that found in more melanin-deficient states. And no, I wouldn't say Kotkin fans are Klansmen or anything, just "not racist" (as in, "I'm not racist, but [says racist thing]") and probably not too happy about the number of nonwhites moving into their suburb.
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Old 08-24-2014, 09:19 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Maybe it's just my California perspective as opposed to that found in more melanin-deficient states. And no, I wouldn't say Kotkin fans are Klansmen or anything, just "not racist" (as in, "I'm not racist, but [says racist thing]") and probably not too happy about the number of nonwhites moving into their suburb.
I doubt Kotkin is racist. He's very pro-immigration.
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Old 08-25-2014, 07:39 PM
 
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I doubt Kotkin is racist. He's very pro-immigration.
..and a Democrat. (I find this a little puzzling since JK has some pretty conservative views, but if he says he's a Democrat, he is one.)
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Old 09-01-2014, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Inland FL
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Thank you for this article and list. Now I know what cities to avoid so I can stay away from elite hipsters. The more hipsters and elites hate something, the more I love it.

I'm a Millennial and prefer small towns and rural areas. Sorry, not sorry.
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Old 09-01-2014, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Thank you for this article and list. Now I know what cities to avoid so I can stay away from elite hipsters. The more hipsters and elites hate something, the more I love it.

I'm a Millennial and prefer small towns and rural areas. Sorry, not sorry.
Well not everyone likes the same thing, it is good that you prefer small towns and rural areas.
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Old 09-02-2014, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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When I read the article, from a marketing point of view, I took it that the author was saying that our narrative of millenials tends to be only about a sub-segment of millenials. The main point of the article, to me, was that we need to think broader about what millenials are doing and what their lives are like. I thought that was his point and he showed specific examples to back up that hypothesis.
The largest employer of millennials is the United States Military. The second largest employer is Walmart.

Have the residential preferences of young people really changed that much in the past 50 years?
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Old 09-03-2014, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Duluth, Minnesota, USA
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A few of my local millennial cohorts live in these "cool" walkable neighborhoods, but most do not. In fact a bunch are now married, perhaps on their first or second child. The things that appealed to them when they were right out of college (21-23) no longer hold much sway now that they are settling down. Suburban or rural living appeals to them most, as they could not imagine raising kids in a city apartment (as opposed to a suburban townhome or exurban farm house). Almost all own a car but bicycling, weather-permitting, has greatly increased in popularity.

I think people tend to get their idea of millenials from TV shows like Girls, but most of us are neither that degenerate nor sophisticated nor urbane.
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