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Old 04-04-2010, 04:25 AM
 
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Why do people live in New Orleans? Maybe because the real New Orleans that people know it actually is from those who sought out the total experience of it's unique culture would tell you it's not a racially polarized and segregated city like Chicago is. You won't ever see a neo nazi skinhead in the New Orleans area, but you will see one in the Chicago area, it's a fact. The first neo nazi skinhead gang started in Chicago by the way, and the fact that new wave racists like that can't exist in New Orleans like in Chicago makes New Orleans a better place to live than Chicago any day
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Old 04-04-2010, 04:34 AM
 
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I have to ask, with all I have read on this forum about crime, poverty, corruption, etc....why do people live in New Orleans??
Move out if you're mad that racist skinheads and Aryan brotherhood types don't have a presence in New Orleans or Louisiana like the city or state that you used to call home. This ain't Texas, and this ain't California, this is New Orleans, Louisiana, Nazi trash is not tolarated here
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Old 04-07-2010, 12:57 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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I do not mean to be ugly or rude but it sounds like Your head is like a sponge and is just soaking up the bad stuff.(lol)Come on down and don't forget to bring Your 12 Yr. old son He will not be in any harm.I hope You get all this figured out and make the best out of it.
I have to agree with this, every place has it's ups and downs, just think carefully before making your decision.
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Old 04-09-2010, 04:32 PM
 
Location: West Palm Beach/Chicago
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Having lived in Chicago the past 10 years, it is an extremely segragated city. I've lived a few other places in my life, in the south too, and Chicago is FAR worse in terms of racism.

It isn't so much in the city proper, but it's very noticable when you venture into the suburbs. I don't pretend to know what causes the problem, perhaps it's all of the changes that are going on here within neighborhoods, plus gang violence.

That being said, the reasons why I love your state/city:

1. Weather
2. Architecture
3. Laid back attitude
4. Southern kindness
5. BEST SHRIMP EVER!!!!!
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Old 04-09-2010, 05:20 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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Having lived in Chicago the past 10 years, it is an extremely segragated city. I've lived a few other places in my life, in the south too, and Chicago is FAR worse in terms of racism.

It isn't so much in the city proper, but it's very noticable when you venture into the suburbs. I don't pretend to know what causes the problem, perhaps it's all of the changes that are going on here within neighborhoods, plus gang violence.

That being said, the reasons why I love your state/city:

1. Weather
2. Architecture
3. Laid back attitude
4. Southern kindness
5. BEST SHRIMP EVER!!!!!
Your second paragraph really makes it seem like crime is reaching suburban Chicago now.
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Old 04-10-2010, 09:03 AM
 
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I've been living here for ten days now and keep finding awesome neighborhoods and people! The layout of the city makes so much more sense than Atlanta (where I'm from and which I still love, btw). To me, it's much easier to pinpoint and stay out of the "bad" areas here. There are so many more good areas than I realized, and I've visited a lot over the last two years.
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Old 04-10-2010, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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I've been living here for ten days now and keep finding awesome neighborhoods and people! The layout of the city makes so much more sense than Atlanta (where I'm from and which I still love, btw). To me, it's much easier to pinpoint and stay out of the "bad" areas here. There are so many more good areas than I realized, and I've visited a lot over the last two years.
Yeah, a lot of the people just don't even give the city a chance. The media really destroyed the city's reputation during the 2005 Hurricane season, NOLA is above all that you see on TV.
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Old 04-10-2010, 11:57 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I would love to move to NOLA but I think I would live in fear of getting hit by a stray bullet. I know that crime happens in every city, but how do you feel safe walking around when bullets are flying even in the "safe" tourist areas? I can't believe that shooting tonight took place right outside the welcome center! I'm so sad right now.
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Old 04-11-2010, 12:15 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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Did they ever repair the French Quarters? I heard rumors from friends that they got rid of it altogether.
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Old 04-11-2010, 12:38 AM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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bettedaviseyes, we feel safe because bullets aren't flying around randomly 24/7. (how did you even come to that conclusion?) Shootings hardly ever occur in tourist areas, they rarely happen outside crime areas.
Tonights shooting was brazen, but that's not the average NOLA shooting either. It's another event that could have happened any crowded location.

The French Quarter was never messed up to begin with. OmShahi.
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