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Old 06-18-2007, 06:42 PM
 
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Hi All,

I'm new here and have just finished reading all the Durango threads I can find--great info. I am looking into possible relocation to Durango, and would really like to hear your opinions about the racial tolerance situation there.

I understand that Durango is progressive and liberal, but I haven't seen a discussion about racial attidtudes discussed here. In particular, is there an undercurrent of bias against Native Americans, in your opinion? Someone in a previous thread mentioned something to this effect, but I believe s/he was from out of state and heard the information second-hand.

Honest opinions are appreciated, thanks.
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Old 06-18-2007, 10:27 PM
 
Location: SW Colorado
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Maybe I'm oblivious to it, but I live near Durango and have never noticed an "undercurrent of bias" towards Native Americans. The Southern Ute and Ute Mountain tribes are a huge part of southwestern Colorado's history and I think for the most part, are well respected for the cultural (and economic) influence they provide to the area.



P.S. - If you are relocating for college, Ft. Lewis College has a large Native student population and several Native college organizations to join.
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Old 06-18-2007, 11:15 PM
 
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I've lived in and around Durango most of my life. I have come across individuals that have bias against Native Americans, and against Hispanics as well but I wouldn't say it is common.
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Old 06-25-2007, 04:55 PM
 
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Thank you both for your posts, I appreciate your time. Hopefully a few more of the regular Dgo posters will reply also.
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Old 06-25-2007, 08:51 PM
 
Location: northern big wonderfull (Wyoming)
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I lived in durango 4 times in 3 years I woldent worry about any thing the worlds largest reservation is right close allmost a quarter of arizona.
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Old 06-26-2007, 12:41 AM
 
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Racial Attitudes... really aren't many to speak of as Durango is
a very WHITE town.
Yes there are hispanics in town, mostly in the stereotypical jobs
Landscaping, maids(housekeeping at hotels)

As for the UTEs(local native americans) they really don't visit Durango,
there is a nice collection of homeless in a variety of races.
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Old 06-26-2007, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Montrose
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Like Montrose it is a Growing Mix... not to worry

and the places to EAT have improved also because of the different cultures.

HM
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