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Old 02-23-2010, 05:03 AM
 
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Are there comparisons? From pictures it does look like there is; both cities are by dirty water, run down looking, old city (100 years old or more, etc.). The mix of people is comparable to that of Baltimore, so there's gotta be some comparisons between the two: one is south, one is north east.

P.S. the Baltimore accent can be rednecky in an Urban setting (i.e. Southern meets Brooklyn, got the picture?)

I still don't get it why people "brag" about "diversity" in New Orleans when it's really chocolate city. Could it be the tourists that make NOLA appear "diverse"? I know it's not diverse...and of course NOLA has about 100-150K less people than Baltimore...

Oh and is segregation a major issue in NOLA? It's the south after all? The people on this forum that makes it sound like it's paradise down there must be living in their own segregated neighborhood. I'm trying to get to the point of this. Not meant to be offensive because it's not supposed to be. I'm coming from Chicago. I know a thing or two about segregation. I know the Baltimore/Washington D.C. area as well. I am getting ready to move out of Chicago this summer either to the South (NOLA) or Southwest (New Mexico). I have yet to decide however.

[LEFT]Races in Baltimore:
  • Black (64.3%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (31.0%)
  • Hispanic (1.7%)
  • Two or more races (1.5%)
  • American Indian (0.8%)
  • Other race (0.7%)
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[LEFT]Races in New Orleans:
  • Black (67.3%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (26.6%)
  • Hispanic (3.1%)
  • Vietnamese (1.5%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)
  • Other race (0.9%)
  • American Indian (0.5%)
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Old 02-23-2010, 06:21 AM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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I still don't get it why people "brag" about "diversity" in New Orleans when it's really chocolate city. Could it be the tourists that make NOLA appear "diverse"? I know it's not diverse...and of course NOLA has about 100-150K less people than Baltimore...

Because those statistics leave out about 1 million people who live in this area. Also those %s don't tell you how many subgroups of Whites, Asians, Blacks, or Hispanics there are in the city. Diversity is a whole lot more than the %s of "race" that makes up the population.

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Oh and is segregation a major issue in NOLA? It's the south after all? The people on this forum that makes it sound like it's paradise down there must be living in their own segregated neighborhood. I'm trying to get to the point of this. Not meant to be offensive because it's not supposed to be. I'm coming from Chicago. I know a thing or two about segregation. I know the Baltimore/Washington D.C. area as well. I am getting ready to move out of Chicago this summer either to the South (NOLA) or Southwest (New Mexico). I have yet to decide however.
Segregation exists everywhere to an extent, but segregtion in NOLA is nothing like that of any other city in the south. People tend to be segregated by alternating blocks vs. entire sides of town and moreso based on class. You do have your suburban areas that are less diverse, but even they are more intergrated than the average southern city.
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[LEFT]Races in Baltimore:


  • Black (64.3%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (31.0%)
  • Hispanic (1.7%)
  • Two or more races (1.5%)
  • American Indian (0.8%)
  • Other race (0.7%)
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[LEFT]Races in New Orleans:


  • Black (67.3%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (26.6%)
  • Hispanic (3.1%)
  • Vietnamese (1.5%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)
  • Other race (0.9%)
  • American Indian (0.5%)
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Those statistics are for the city proper only. Also, take in consideration the NOLA's metro is wrapped tightly around NOLA vs. BMore where they sprawl out extensively. It's easier to consider Metro NOLA a closer knit entity, just like S. Florida maybe. NOLA and its suburbs are more interconnected.
 
Old 02-23-2010, 10:45 AM
 
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Those race stats for New Orleans are far out of whack, those are pre Katrina numbers.

Last I heard it was closer to 57% black, 38% white and the rest Vietnamese/Hispanic/other
 
Old 02-23-2010, 10:46 PM
 
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That's what City Data has. Do they update these "statistics" often?

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Those race stats for New Orleans are far out of whack, those are pre Katrina numbers.

Last I heard it was closer to 57% black, 38% white and the rest Vietnamese/Hispanic/other
 
Old 02-24-2010, 12:54 AM
 
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No idea.
 
Old 02-24-2010, 05:45 AM
 
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I've been to Baltimore and New Orleans.

Not even in the same league regardless of statistics.

No brainer. New Orleans is far cooler and more fun.
 
Old 02-24-2010, 05:53 AM
 
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thanks. I might take your word. I lived in the Baltimore/Washington area and have frequented Baltimore often. I'm considereing NOLA to move into. Hoepfully the jobs aren't too hard to get there. New Mexico is on my list as well to move into.

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I've been to Baltimore and New Orleans.

Not even in the same league regardless of statistics.

No brainer. New Orleans is far cooler and more fun.
 
Old 02-24-2010, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA/Lk Hopatcong NJ
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I've been to Baltimore and New Orleans.

Not even in the same league regardless of statistics.

No brainer. New Orleans is far cooler and more fun.
absolutely
 
Old 02-24-2010, 10:08 PM
 
Location: Northlake
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I've been to Baltimore and New Orleans.

Not even in the same league regardless of statistics.

No brainer. New Orleans is far cooler and more fun.
I agree 100%. Love New Orleans, used to live there and just got back from Carnival Wednesday. We won the Superbowl and that has been the most exciting time of my life down there to see it. I went to DC/Philly/NYC late Dec/Jan and we staying that first night in Ellicott City outside of Baltimore. We went to ESPN zone the following day at the Harbour. I did not get a New Orleans comparison at all here. Two different places.

Read some of my previous posts..... ain't nothing like New Orleans
 
Old 02-28-2010, 10:11 AM
 
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The folks who made HBO's 'The Wire', which is set in Baltimore, are making a new show set in New Orleans.

Not that that means anything about the cities being alike.
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