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Old 12-19-2010, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Mostly in my head
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So no Italians are racist then? Creoles couldn't possibly have any animosity for people lighter or darker than them? You have some very interesting views and generalizations about New Orleans that I can't say I agree with at all. But what do I know, I've only lived here 25 years. How's Texas?
Yeah, for some who doesn't live here, visits apparently infrequently, the OP has a lot of opinions about the city.
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Old 03-15-2021, 10:50 PM
 
Location: Miami, FL
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Yeah, for some who doesn't live here, visits apparently infrequently, the OP has a lot of opinions about the city.
What are your thoughts on the issue?
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Old 06-07-2021, 11:47 PM
 
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I grew up in New Orleans, and later lived in Houston for 30 yrs. Not until I moved to Houston did I see minorities truly in the middle class with real upward mobility. Then, in NOLA it didn't exist. Sure TX has racism. but offers opportunities. Louisiana outlook does not favor paying taxes to approve the public good
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Old 06-08-2021, 04:13 AM
 
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Seems like no matter where you go, no matter how integrated a city, a school or a neighborhood is, most people seem to naturally self segregate and be with their "own kind" in their private lives. I don't think it's as much racism as it is people wanting to be among those who are most like they are.
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Old 06-08-2021, 01:19 PM
 
Location: The State Of California
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Yep, there are some blacks in NOLA that are so racist that they absolutely hate non-black people,...but I'm positive this isn't the type of racism you're talking about.
No they are talking about racism with authority & power backing it up.......

What have black racism ever done to Caucasians???
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Old 06-08-2021, 01:50 PM
 
Location: The State Of California
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Sicilians and Creoles, of all cities how could racism ever exist
Louisiana Creoles are racially white French....Spanish...Portuguese...Black....Africans .
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Old 06-10-2021, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Phoenix
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As someone that grew up in New Orleans area, sure the vestiges of slavery and Jim Crow have negatively impacted really the entire south. But I think the economic growth of Atlanta, Dallas, and Houston have more to do with a better business community and the existence of top universities to draw from. Louisiana also had a reputation of corruption which prevented large scale investment and that may end up the biggest factor holding back Louisiana.
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Old 06-10-2021, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Seems like no matter where you go, no matter how integrated a city, a school or a neighborhood is, most people seem to naturally self segregate and be with their "own kind" in their private lives. I don't think it's as much racism as it is people wanting to be among those who are most like they are.
That isn't racism in any shape or form and is off base.
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Old 07-15-2021, 10:56 PM
 
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Among nearly 40 city jurisdictions in nation of more than 100k black residents, the average dissimilar index since 1940 in New Orleans (78.7) is the 4th lowest, and the very lowest of those in the South. In other words, on average, New Orleans has been the 4th least segregated of such cities in the nation, and the least segregated of such cities in the South.
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Old 07-17-2021, 11:29 PM
 
Location: C.R. K-T
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I grew up in New Orleans, and later lived in Houston for 30 yrs. Not until I moved to Houston did I see minorities truly in the middle class with real upward mobility. Then, in NOLA it didn't exist. Sure TX has racism. but offers opportunities. Louisiana outlook does not favor paying taxes to approve the public good
A few years ago I explored St. Tammany parish while on a road trip to Florida. (I had to have a Café du Monde beignet and coffee without going into the city while passing through both times.)

The storied Northshore is much smaller and less developed than any Houston suburb. Mandeville looked upper middle class, but was very dated. Covington was more rural than the town of Katy, even a couple decades ago.

The only advantage LA has is the Eastern power grid that everyone took note during the February winter storm. Hopefully Houston gets out of ERCOT's grip soon!
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