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Old 07-14-2013, 11:57 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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What is wrong with living in an area that is not diverse?

since when is diversity the thing to aim for?

I am totally fine living in an area that has no diversity.

I look for other things to make my environment good - grocery store nearby and other things. I can go to other neighborhoods if i want diversity.

Leave people to live where they want to without HAVING to be politically correct. and stop crucifying people if thats what they want.

Now i will hear from those who think im an archie bunker or that im a kkk.

I am just not politically correct 100% of the time.
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Old 07-14-2013, 02:34 PM
 
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Originally Posted by ChicagoMeO View Post
What is wrong with living in an area that is not diverse?

since when is diversity the thing to aim for?

I am totally fine living in an area that has no diversity.

I look for other things to make my environment good - grocery store nearby and other things. I can go to other neighborhoods if i want diversity.

Leave people to live where they want to without HAVING to be politically correct. and stop crucifying people if thats what they want.

Now i will hear from those who think im an archie bunker or that im a kkk.

I am just not politically correct 100% of the time.
I love diversity! You don't! So what?

I have a problem when people think others should tolerate intolerance.

If you think it's ok to hate or limit opportunity to others based on race and that includes telling people where they can our cannot live, that's when we have a problem.
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Old 07-14-2013, 02:41 PM
 
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I don't look down on the suburbs I just feel like its a boring lifestyle.. I love the city life
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Old 07-14-2013, 02:46 PM
 
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I love diversity! You don't! So what?

I have a problem when people think others should tolerate intolerance.

If you think it's ok to hate or limit opportunity to others based on race and that includes telling people where they can our cannot live, that's when we have a problem.
No, thats not true.

Because a person has a preference for a part of town, for many reasons, that does not mean that person is intolerant.

It means i choose to be in an environment that I enjoy. it means i will not look to certain neighborhoods to live.

Let me give you an example - if you do not want to live in Austin neighborhood, does you mean you intolerant of citizens of Austin neighborhood of chicago? No, you dont want to live there because you like where you live which is NOT Austin. I know where you live, but i wont mention it to respect your privacy. What if i said to you that you are intolerant of Englewood because you havent chosen to live there? Would i call you intolerant of Lakeview because you choose not to live there? no.

by the way, I know my neighborhood is somewhat diverse, and thats fine. i do not kick anyone out. but i will look for the neighborhood that has things that are important to me.. and that is not diversity. I am going to look for a neighborhood that is convenient transportation, stores, restaurants, and safe. I also wish to live in an area that is mostly white. but i wont kick out or demand that a person of another race be kicked out,, anyone can live here. justpay your rent or mortgage, shop in the stores, eat in the restaurants, thats not too much to ask. I dont crave my area being diverse,, its not important to me. except when the diversity is too much the other way, then i dont wish to live there.. i.e if the neighborhood is more black, then i would not choose to be there.. part of the reason is - i would be concerned that someone might not like me - a white person here.. or worse,,, i get considered a cracker. thats why i dont go to churches on the southside like i used to. i dont feel i belong, and neiher do i feel like i belong. when churches sing those songs that have meaning for you , they dont have the same meaning for me.. so i really dont belong. why would i want to go where i dont belong?? i dont have time nor energy to deal with that.. so i go where i feel i am comfortable.
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Old 07-14-2013, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Upper West Side, Manhattan, NYC
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I love when people trot out this statistic. Do you even know what this stat means? Hint: It's not that Minnesota has a diverse population or that there is a large percentage of Somalis there. Here's another fun fact: Illinois has more members of Lorie's immediate family than anyplace in the world outside of where Lorie's immediate family lives. Wow, Illinois must be swimming in the Lorie clan! Yes, I saw Somalis in MN. You know who else I saw, like, nearly all of the time in much greater numbers? Stocky ass, Nordic-looking white people. Perhaps that's because we're talking about a state that's pushing 90% white and and in the single digits for percent black. Around, what, 5 or 6 %? And that's 6% all black, including Somalis.

Pretending like Minnesota resembles the UN is one of the more ridiculous things I've seen on this forum.
Thinking that I am pretending like Minnesota is the UN is one of the most ridiculous things I've heard. You always have a knack for completely missing out on other peoples' points on this forum. "Oh someone said that they grew up with people from 10 countries so that means they think it's the UN and I'm going to put words in their ****ing mouth." No, I never said that. Growing up with people from a large handful of countries is different than thinking the area is "the UN." Stop putting words in my mouth, please.

Minnesota has over 5 million people and I didn't live in every single area of the state, nor did I even close to know anybody. However, in my little bubble of where I DID live, it was very diverse and I was surrounded by people from part of Africa, Europe, Asia, and Mexico.

I know who the **** I grew up with, was/am still friends with, and who were my neighbors. I don't need you telling me otherwise. Your experience there is completely different than mine, and that's fine, but trying to tell someone who they did and didn't grow up with is one of the most sanctimonious things I've ever heard. I know who was around me and who I hung out with on a daily basis and I understand this may not be everyone's experience in that state, but yes it's very possible to do if you open your eyes and go to other areas - just like here.

THANKS
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Old 07-14-2013, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Congratulations on growing up in the world of diversity that is Minnesota. L'chaim.
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Old 07-14-2013, 04:20 PM
 
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No, thats not true.

Because a person has a preference for a part of town, for many reasons, that does not mean that person is intolerant.
Once again your not understanding what I meant by intolerant.

When you tell people they can't live in your neighborhood because of their race or what ever that's when I draw the line. I thought I made that clear.
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Old 07-14-2013, 08:20 PM
 
Location: Nort Seid
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Congratulations on growing up in the world of diversity that is Minnesota. L'chaim.
Hey, they elected Jesse the Body Ventura as governor, that suggests a pretty deep level of tolerance of *some* kind.
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Old 07-14-2013, 09:21 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, OH USA / formerly Chicago for 20 years
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Originally Posted by ChicagoMeO View Post
What is wrong with living in an area that is not diverse?

since when is diversity the thing to aim for?

I am totally fine living in an area that has no diversity.

I look for other things to make my environment good - grocery store nearby and other things. I can go to other neighborhoods if i want diversity.

Leave people to live where they want to without HAVING to be politically correct. and stop crucifying people if thats what they want.

Now i will hear from those who think im an archie bunker or that im a kkk.

I am just not politically correct 100% of the time.
To each his own. <shrug>

I personally find that diversity adds a richness of experience to life. But hey, that's just me.
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Old 07-14-2013, 10:11 PM
 
Location: Upper West Side, Manhattan, NYC
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I personally find that diversity adds a richness of experience to life. But hey, that's just me.
I agree. I don't think there's anything wrong with wanting to live by people of "your own kind" (people do it all the time), but I have a problem when it's a racist reason. In the end, I thrive off of diversity because like you said - it adds richness of experience to life.
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