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Old 08-18-2011, 07:12 PM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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What is the worst or most untrue stereotype about the city, town, or state that you live in?
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Old 08-18-2011, 07:33 PM
 
Location: Mequon, WI
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Milwaukee: Fat and a bunch of hicks.
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Old 08-18-2011, 07:35 PM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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Milwaukee is one of the most under-rated cities in the country!
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Old 08-18-2011, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Cleveland bound with MPLS in the rear-view
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Minneapolis: lilly-white/always cold

It's definitely no LA/Chicago/NYC, but it's also far from white only, and getting relatively diverse compared to its historical roots. And in terms of weather, I feel that winter gets pretty overblown at times, and there are a large number of people who actually think it's cold all/most of the year (it's almost "hot" in July!).
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Old 08-18-2011, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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That it is covered in Oil refineries.

The refineries are clustered to the east side of the Metropolitan area.
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Old 08-18-2011, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Mequon, WI
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Milwaukee is one of the most under-rated cities in the country!
Thanks FFG, I would like to piggy back that by saying Seattle seems to get forgotten about a lot of the times since it's way up there, kind like the twin cities. You don't get a lot of passer by's. I never thought of anything when I thought about Seattle, then streetview came along and now it's definitely one of my fav's.

People still think of Milwaukee as fat despite all the non-fat rankings out there. People still think Milwaukee is dirty despite never have been here. People still think Laverne and Shirley/Happy Days was an accurate portrayal of the city, as if everyone here has a Brooklyn Accent.

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Old 08-18-2011, 07:56 PM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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I was in Minneapolis in the middle of October once and the weather was warm and beautiful. Also, is Minneapolis more white than Seattle or less white? I think that both cities are a good comparison for racial diversity.
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Old 08-18-2011, 08:05 PM
 
Location: Cleveland bound with MPLS in the rear-view
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Thanks FFG, I would like to piggy back that by saying Seattle get forgotten about a lot of the times since it's way up there, kind like the twin cities. You don't get a lot of passer by's. I never thought of anything when I thought about Seattle, then streetview came along and now it's definitely one of my fav's.

People still think of Milwaukee as fat despite all the non-fat rankings out there. People still think Milwaukee is dirty despite never have been here. People still think Laverne and Shirley/Happy Days was an accurate portrayal of the city, as if everyone here has a Brooklyn Accent.
Milwaukee is no less "out there" than Minneapolis. In fact, it's sort of out of the way if you are criss-crossing the country (going from MPLS to CHI we go through Rockford on I-90 because it's quicker most of the time). Minneapolis isn't a major East-West thoroughfare (not minor either) but it IS a relatively major North-South thoroughfare, or any freight coming from Chicago or East to Western Canada (or vice versa).

Sorry for the mini rant, but I just felt it was hypocritical to say that considering Milwaukee exhibits more of what you describe than Minneapolis (they are also very close to eachother, and both pretty far "up there").
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Old 08-18-2011, 08:08 PM
 
Location: You Ta Zhou
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Utah: Boring, white, Mormon. There's actually a lot to do here, such as outside recreation. A lot of tourists come here because of that. It is fairly white, but I've noticed it has become more diverse in recent years. The cities have more minorities than might be expected. There is less racism in Utah than in other places I've been to. People here don't care about it that much. I've heard it's only about 60% Mormon now, which is still a lot, but it isn't completely Mormon dominated.
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Old 08-18-2011, 08:08 PM
 
Location: Cleveland bound with MPLS in the rear-view
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I was in Minneapolis in the middle of October once and the weather was warm and beautiful. Also, is Minneapolis more white than Seattle or less white? I think that both cities are a good comparison for racial diversity.
I think Seattle is more diverse, in both city AND metro, but the metros are both pretty close. Seattle has a much higher Hispanic and Asian population than Minneapolis, while Minneapolis is SLIGHTLY more African-American. Both cities are very Scandanavian and I know MPLS is relatively German, Polish and Irish as well.

Both cities are often underrated for their diversity (both racial and ethnic).
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