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Old 07-13-2018, 11:30 AM
 
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It wouldn't be City Data unless there were a thread or two on racism, now would it?

The game of "Racism" has been presented to the masses to play while the powers that be pick everyone's pocket. And what better place to play it than in online internet forums! Thanks for playing! PS, check your wallet and pockets on the way out the door.
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Old 07-13-2018, 02:08 PM
 
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I think it is directly proportional to demographics. It Depends where you live. I have found that typically it is limited to the lower income low tooth to tattoo ratio whites that are the most racist (Male & Female). Not all but a vast majority and are usually right wing. Everyone that is not white is taking their jobs you see. (at least that is what they think). The fact they really do not want to work at those jobs is somewhat irrelevant.

Luckily we live in an area where there are none, so we all live happily in racial harmony. I have many friends of different races, religions, nationalities and political affiliation, we all seem to get on fine. We all complain about the LTTTR's which is not racism as such, but we should not really do, it is not their fault (Although the Tattoos are self inflicted), Tats are expensive, I would rather spend the money on my teeth... . By the way racism is not only based on color, it can be towards Jews, Polish, Puerto Ricans, Chinese, Japanese, Native Indian etc. It takes all sorts to make a world, we all should just accept it and move on.
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Old 07-13-2018, 02:14 PM
 
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Depends where you live. I have found that typically it is limited to the lower income low tooth to tattoo ratio whites that are the most racist (Male & Female). Not all but a vast majority and are usually right wing. Everyone that is not white is taking their jobs you see. (at least that is what they think). The fact they really do not want to work at those jobs is somewhat irrelevant.

Luckily we live in an area where there are none, so we all live happily in racial harmony. I have many friends of different races, religions and nationalities and we all seem to get on fine. We all complain about the LTTTR's which is not racism as such, but we should not really do, it is not their fault (Although the Tattoos are self inflicted), Tats are expensive, I would rather spend the money on my teeth... . By the way racism is not only based on color, it can be towards Jews, Polish, Puerto Ricans etc.
Excellent bona fides and a nice little homily all wrapped up with a bow. Thanks for playing! (You forgot to mention the piercings, methamphetamines and obesity, but I'll let that slide. No points for those omissions, though)
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Old 07-13-2018, 02:25 PM
 
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Whoops, I forgot, you've been assigned extra points for the piousness of your delivery. Well done! Carry on.
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Old 07-13-2018, 06:29 PM
 
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I'm sorry for your experience but most of the racism that exists would be much less overt than calling someone the n-word. It's mostly of the segregation type. People not visiting certain neighborhoods under the pretense of "high crime" but also because that's where all the black people live.

You'd be more likely experience someone clutching their purse or walking a little quicker with an eye towards escaping than being called the n-word. In my experience, the racism is more about fear than confrontation. They don't want to engage with you. They just want nothing to do with you.
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Old 07-13-2018, 09:00 PM
 
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I'm confused the OP is Asian? but they called you the N word? Just asking as I generally feel whites think highly of Asians. If your black forget it. Jacksonville is actually south Georgia. Lots of racial tensions with the black community which is pretty much corralled into really bad places. Crime, largely in the black areas. So my thought is if you are black, Jacksonville is a bad place to live, as is Georgia, Alabama. Mississippi. Not to say you can't find a safe place or acceptance in a well considered community. Overall though ignorance is alive and well in JAX
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Old 07-16-2018, 07:54 PM
 
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Hi all,

I hate to land with an inflammatory title...but I have no choice. I moved from an urban midwest city to Jacksovnille in 2005 in the hope of taking a step forward career wise. I guess I should start by saying I'm a US born and raised citizen of S Asian descent (parents were immigrants in the 60s).

I only lasted a year the Jacksonville in the area due to a few very nasty incidents that occurred. The capstone was a trip to a recreational area to go camping where my gf at the (wife now, mother of my 2 children) and I were called the "n" word by a group of locals floating down the river. This was followed by a aggressive confrontation by them as we left the area in the parking lot where they chanted us out. We soon sold our home (for a loss) and moved to SE Florida where diversity is a strongly on display. In the end, it was a good move because we got out before the housing implosion.

Now, over a decade later and after a financial crisis and everything else, I'm tentatively evaluating a career opportunity that would bring me to Jacksonville again. While the job is great and my co-workers would be awesome, I have the added responsibility of two, very young children. While I'm sure that we would be fine in the urban areas of Duval and St Johns county and our experience would be much like SW Florida and SE Florida where we've been, I'm very concerned that this would be an isolating and constrained life experience. Meaning, we would not be able to participate in activities outside of the urban metro due to what we experienced over a decade ago still being prevalent. Especially given current anti-immigrant and anti-minority sentiment in heavily "Red" areas of the country.

We're boaters, campers, golfers, beach nuts and all around connoisseurs of enjoying life outside of the house. We've been in SW FLorida for 3 years and really indulged and while there is certainly tension, the people here in Naples have the smart sense and class to keep it under wraps. Plus, the lingua franca here is money....if you have it, then you're fine with most of the people here. Its a bit frustrating too, but at least we feel very safe if not fully accepted.

So, to the point of the matter. How has NE Florida changed since 2006? Is there greater acceptance of other skin tones in non-urban areas? Has it regressed in any way given the current climate?

Also...how's the sailing?

I'm sorry, but I have to respond to something specific in this post. There is no "anti immigrant, anti-minority" mindset in most parts of the "Red" areas of Jacksonville or the country overall. Maybe small pockets, but it's not the defining characteristic. There is an anti "illegal" immigrant mindset, which is directed at the drug cartels, MS 13 gang members and so forth, not the law abiding immigrants that come here and become productive members and assimilate into our society.


Some of my best friends hail from place like Mexico, Sri Lanka, Iraq and Albania, and they are also against illegal immigration, having spent time and money to become legal US citizens.


The premise that there is this vast wave of anti-immigrant mentality is false.


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Old 07-18-2018, 05:02 AM
 
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Thank you for posting. We are a Caucasian and south Asian (of Muslim descent) family and looking to relocate to Saint Johns. We live in Massachusetts and have two young children who are pretty much surrounded by families like ours. I’m concerned about them being targets of bullying or “tokens” at their schools. Husband is a doctor and they pay doctors two to three times as much in Jax and we are beach bums so we are strongly considering a move. Are my concerns valid?
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Old 07-18-2018, 10:39 AM
 
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I don't think you have anything to be concerned about. I'm a minority but never experienced anything like what happened to the OP. I think that perception of Jacksonville is made up, and exaggerated, to keep people away from area since they want it all for themselves (it's a place where someone can earn twice as much for half the cost of living).
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Old 07-18-2018, 08:51 PM
 
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Yes I believe you have a great thing going. My family there is the same (white wife, south Asian husband, two kids) and they love it but they also really want us to move there
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