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Old 05-12-2010, 10:18 PM
 
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I was going to say - Waterloo has a ton of farm land within the city limits to the north, southwest, south and northeast. That's why it barely has over 1,000 people per square mile. A majority of those people live on less than half that land.

Iowa City's footprint is more in line with the actual city limits, except for a few areas to the west and north. Hence why the actual city limits are smaller.

That doesn't mean that Iowa City and Johnson County don't still have more people than Waterloo. Those students are in school 75% of the year, and make up a large part of what Iowa City is. A large % stay over that 3 months summer. When I was in school, we all stayed our Sophomore/Junior year summer.
Iowa city is not even a city,it's a little town whithin a college, with two black people and they locked-up.I was in iowa city one time and i p-ssed acrossed-it, sorry.
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Old 05-13-2010, 08:29 AM
 
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Iowa city is not even a city,it's a little town whithin a college, with two black people and they locked-up.I was in iowa city one time and i p-ssed acrossed-it, sorry.
Why are you so upset with Iowa City? I can only guess it's because you're from Waterloo, and Iowa City is currently starting to pass up that area?

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Old 05-13-2010, 08:39 AM
 
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Even in Iowa City right now, and other cities across eastern Iowa, many people are raising concerns about minorities moving in from Chicago. This kind of attitude does not encourage people to move into the state. There are certainly many people who are fully welcoming these people as well, and they probably vastly outnumber those opposed. However, there are some very outspoken people who are quite discriminatory. Read the comments on the Press-Citizen website. This certainly isn't a completely fair reflection of Iowa, but it's what people will see, and that will affect what they think of us.
Yes, that situation is extremely skewed. People aren't upset with what's moving into town BECAUSE it's black people - they're upset because of CRIME issues.

People are worried because Chicago tore down it's projects, thousands of people who had been living there for years were tossed out into the world, and a lot of them came to Iowa City to either escape Chicago, get decent section 8, or follow people who had come before them.

The fact they're black people is an afterthought of the issue. If anything it's just another general stereotype shown in the worst way. Not only is it just black people moving into town, which I think Iowa City would be fine with at the end of the day, it's the fact it's a lot of very inner-city, poor, uneducated and unresponsible people.

I'm from Iowa City and know dozens of friends and family in the area - and in the long talks we've had on the issue almost all of them were obvious that this wasn't a BLACK issue, it was an issue of inner-city people who had been in poverty and were completely accepting that crime is perfectly fine. That's what has everyone so angry. The Chicago culture just picked up and plopped down in Iowa City.

There were already 6,000 black/hispanics in the Iowa City area 10 years ago before everyone else started coming, and growing up there I never noticed any issues with racism. There weren't a lot of black people, but I was friends with them at school and everyone got along fine. They were actually some of the most popular people at our school.


At the end of the day I think it's an issue that comes with the fact city is growing into its own right.

Back when I was born you had 50,000 residents to the 30,000 college students in the area. Today you have 100,000 residents to the 30,000 college students. It's becoming a bit more of a city and a bit less of a college town (although overall it's obviously still a college town).

Remove all the college students and the area would still hold its rank as far as largest cities in the state. It would just be a lot more like Dubuque or Waterloo.
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Old 05-13-2010, 02:43 PM
 
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Why are you so upset with Iowa City? I can only guess it's because you're from Waterloo, and Iowa City is currently starting to pass up that area?
again i have nothing against iowa town, stop the lieing and keep it real, you not fooling anyone.
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Old 05-13-2010, 08:01 PM
 
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again i have nothing against iowa town, stop the lieing and keep it real, you not fooling anyone.
Apparently you do since you keep bringing it up.
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Old 05-13-2010, 09:22 PM
 
Location: South Chicagoland
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And with that post it's safe to say this forum has gone completely stupid.
It happens all the time in the Chicago forum and the Chicago Suburbs forum..
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Old 05-13-2010, 09:34 PM
 
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People are worried because Chicago tore down it's projects, thousands of people who had been living there for years were tossed out into the world, and a lot of them came to Iowa City to either escape Chicago, get decent section 8, or follow people who had come before them.
Oh, come on. That's just silly..

The vast majority of the displaced people who used to live in projects re-located elsewhere in the city - especially south side neighborhoods like Englewood that were ALREADY pretty rough. Otherwise, they relocated to the south or near west burbs where the cost of living is cheap and section 8 is available.. If you're bottom barrel poor and live in the projects, you probably don't even have the means to quickly pack up your stuff and re-locate all the way over to freakin' Iowa.

How many people in Iowa even know about that anyway? That the projects were town down, I mean..

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Old 05-13-2010, 09:56 PM
 
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Oh, come on. That's just silly.

The vast majority of the displaced people who used to live in projects re-located elsewhere in the city - especially south side neighborhoods like Englewood that were ALREADY pretty rough. Otherwise, they relocated to the south or near west burbs where the cost of living is cheap and section 8 is available.... If you're bottom barrel poor and live in the projects, you don't usually even have the means to re-locate all the way over to freakin' Iowa.

And wait.. How many people in Iowa even know about that anyway? That the projects were town down, I mean..
you must forgive these people from iowa town, they alway's over blowing something up. Iowa town you can't be with the big dogs if you worrying about a few people from chi-town,it can't be that many of them there,you only have about 2,000 blacks there,now come back with a lie.Now as for waterloo we got chi-town all in this city but that's how we do here in the h20.when they shoot,shoot back.
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Old 05-13-2010, 10:42 PM
 
Location: Des Moines
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Oh, come on. That's just silly..

The vast majority of the displaced people who used to live in projects re-located elsewhere in the city - especially south side neighborhoods like Englewood that were ALREADY pretty rough. Otherwise, they relocated to the south or near west burbs where the cost of living is cheap and section 8 is available.. If you're bottom barrel poor and live in the projects, you probably don't even have the means to quickly pack up your stuff and re-locate all the way over to freakin' Iowa.

How many people in Iowa even know about that anyway? That the projects were town down, I mean..
I think it's a pretty well-known phemonenon across the Midwest that this has happened in Chicago. We heard it on our talkie boxes and it is a constant point of discussion between local farmers in cafes over here in Iowa.
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Old 05-14-2010, 01:17 AM
 
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Be careful what you wish for Iowa.
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