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Old 11-11-2010, 07:50 PM
 
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I just wondering if racism is one of the biggest obstacles that is holding New Orleans back in progressing. Just look at Houston, Dallas , Atlanta and LA races intergrate and live next door to each other, why is NOLA and the metro area still hung up on it.
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Old 11-11-2010, 08:24 PM
 
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Considering in the city itself, like say Uptown, you can't go 2 blocks without changing race of inhabitants, this seems to be an odd question.
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Old 11-11-2010, 08:38 PM
 
Location: Baton Rouge
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I don't really think so. The northshore may be mostly white and affluent but the lack of representative diversity doesn't seem to be impeding anything. As far as New Orleans proper, I think they are pretty well mixed in. It's not like some cities where you can say "this is the white half and this is the black half". Like SBIU said, the demographics can change block by block in some areas.

Personally, I think the location of the city is the greatest blessing and the greatest curse. But with proximity to water becoming less and less essential to success, I think the location is the biggest factor working against New Orleans right now. That and the lack of land on the southshore. To me, there is simply no space for "smart" expansion on the southshore. Much of the land that has been developed was never suitable to begin with.
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Old 11-11-2010, 09:00 PM
 
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Personally, I think the location of the city is the greatest blessing and the greatest curse. But with proximity to water becoming less and less essential to success, I think the location is the biggest factor working against New Orleans right now. That and the lack of land on the southshore. To me, there is simply no space for "smart" expansion on the southshore. Much of the land that has been developed was never suitable to begin with.
So true! But "they" never thought it would happen, i.e., a Katrina. I used to hear the theory that the warm currents from the mouth of the river "steered" storms away from N.O. Any reason to be in denial about possibilities.
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Old 11-12-2010, 12:23 AM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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I agree with MetroBTR and SouthernBelleInUtah.
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Old 11-12-2010, 09:22 AM
 
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New Orleans surely has some racists but it isn't like Baton Rouge.
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Old 11-13-2010, 09:09 PM
 
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I just wondering if racism is one of the biggest obstacles that is holding New Orleans back in progressing. Just look at Houston, Dallas , Atlanta and LA races intergrate and live next door to each other, why is NOLA and the metro area still hung up on it.
this is a trolling post if ever there were one. it assumes NO is not advancing while others do; that Houston, Dallas, etc have integration of races. Please.

it's precisely b/c nola has more interaction of races that race is an everyday reality, and not the suburban/urban dichotomy of most metro areas (though we have that of course as well)

not even worthy of discussion and a clear incitement for racist bs
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Old 11-13-2010, 10:06 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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this is a trolling post if ever there were one. it assumes NO is not advancing while others do; that Houston, Dallas, etc have integration of races. Please.

it's precisely b/c nola has more interaction of races that race is an everyday reality, and not the suburban/urban dichotomy of most metro areas (though we have that of course as well)

not even worthy of discussion and a clear incitement for racist bs

One of the threads on the main Louisiana thread clearly shows that Dallas and Atlanta have a long way to go in terms of integration. Houston is better, but still segregated.
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Old 11-29-2010, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Houston(Screwston),TX
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One of the threads on the main Louisiana thread clearly shows that Dallas and Atlanta have a long way to go in terms of integration. Houston is better, but still segregated.
while Houston still has pockets of segregation. No New Orleans segregation is obvious and plain and sight. It's awholeeeeee different scale when you compare the two. Matter fact, I can say the only time I saw any real integration in New Orleans was in the French Quarter and that's because people are sight seeing,eating,shopping, etc. And more then half of the people in FQ are tourist anyway. I have family in the N.O. so when I do happen to go into real neigborhoods in the city I don't see any real sense of integration. In Houston yes you will have your older sections of towns be pred. Black or Hispanic. And some of your high income areas. pred. White. But to see segregation on the level of New Orleans you have to go out to the outerskirts past the burbs and sub-divisions to catch a true glimpse of segregation. It's pretty common to see White,Black,Indian,Korean,Viet,Nigerian,Ethopian,M exican, on one street, block in Houston. And i'm not bragging because I love New Orleans. I feel as though it is honest about it's segregation. While Houston can be heavy integregated(which probably is more so do to no zoning then a utopia)Houston tends to put up this facade is if it is some kind of race mixing utopia when that's far from the truth. Pepople of different backgrounds just live by each other because they can afford the housing
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Old 11-29-2010, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I wouldn't say Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, ect. are integrated. There will always be segragation no matter what. You might have gentrification in urban areas, but the new developments will price the lower income families out and into the suburbs. It's a cycle.

And racism is no longer one-sided.
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