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Old 06-16-2008, 04:09 PM
 
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I'm going to be very candid and blunt here so forgive me, but I am an East Indian man from New York City that just wants the quiet life in Maine. I was wondering what the climate is like in Maine regarding race. I know that Bangor is predominantly white, but at the same time I've been around that often, even in a diverse place like NYC, so I don't exactly have a problem with that. However, will I be hung from a tree in Bangor?

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Old 06-16-2008, 04:33 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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However, will I be hung from a tree in Bangor?

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Not hardly, we use the lampposts now.

Really, give us some credit would you. Not everyplace outside of NYC is a bunch of inbred hicks who shun outsiders and persecute those who are a bit different that ourselves. Come on up, have a good time and relax.
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Old 06-16-2008, 05:24 PM
 
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Not hardly, we use the lampposts now.

Really, give us some credit would you. Not everyplace outside of NYC is a bunch of inbred hicks who shun outsiders and persecute those who are a bit different that ourselves. Come on up, have a good time and relax.
thanks for your reply and that kind of mindset is pretty much all that i'm looking for. i hate the hustle and bustle of the big city so i just want some where to settle down and have a peaceful life.
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Old 06-16-2008, 05:24 PM
 
Location: Maine
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Use the "search" feature for racism. It has been discussed here. I find it close to nonexistent in comparison to urban areas.
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Old 06-16-2008, 05:52 PM
 
Location: Maine
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You will be fine in Bangor. I think for the most part you will find people more on the curious side regarding a different race, especially if there is also a different culture involved. Please don't mistake that for being racist. Share any differences with us. People here are friendly and readily accept new people especially friendly people! I think Bangor is a wonderful place. You will find a very small city with a great community feel to it. Come here and join in the fun. Welcome to Maine and welcome to Bangor.
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Old 06-16-2008, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Northern Maine
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OK, I'll be blunt too. My wife was 16 years old before she ever saw her first black person. Maine is the whitest state. That said, the Mayor of Waterville is black. I mean East Indian black and he is very popular, having been reelected more than once. You can make your own way in Maine. I'm a military Vet and have travelled widely. I have never seen any place as color blind as Maine. Be who you want to be. Do what you want to do. Your opportunities are unlimited here.
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Old 06-16-2008, 08:48 PM
 
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If I'm not mistaken there is one of Maine's 'favorite' restaurants called Bahaar in Bangor, which is a Pakistani restaurant. I've always gotten the feeling that Maine is not racist and there is a very 'live and let live' mentality, very refreshing
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Old 06-17-2008, 05:13 AM
 
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OK, I'll be blunt too. My wife was 16 years old before she ever saw her first black person. Maine is the whitest state. That said, the Mayor of Waterville is black. I mean East Indian black and he is very popular, having been reelected more than once. You can make your own way in Maine. I'm a military Vet and have travelled widely. I have never seen any place as color blind as Maine. Be who you want to be. Do what you want to do. Your opportunities are unlimited here.
Well okay. I read that, did a double take and read it again. I voted for him and never even noticed or gave it a thought. Guess that pretty much says it all. Nice people will always fit in regardless of ethnicity. I think you will be fine.
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Old 06-17-2008, 06:07 AM
 
Location: South Portland, Maine
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You should have NO problems anywhere in Maine. What do you do for work? How come your looking at Bangor as apposed to other places in Maine?
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Old 06-17-2008, 06:51 AM
 
Location: Maryland not Murlin
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I've always gotten the feeling that Maine is not racist and there is a very 'live and let live' mentality, very refreshing
I know that you are being positive, but you also need to be realistic. Live and let live, maybe; Maine is not racists, not the entire state, obviously, but they are out there--don't forget about the Somali story in Lewiston, which made national attention and a documentary by the way

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