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Old 07-27-2012, 09:50 AM
 
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It depends on where you live in NYC, visiting friends in Manhattan it is predominately white
What? There really has never been any place in Manhattan (other than *IN* my office) where I have walked around and it's been predominantly white. Now if we are talking about the population that lives in [parts of] Manhattan, perhaps it is predominantly white but if you are talking about the population that you interact with as you walk around, it is *heavily* mixed and very diverse.
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Old 07-27-2012, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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What? There really has never been any place in Manhattan (other than *IN* my office) where I have walked around and it's been predominantly white. Now if we are talking about the population that lives in [parts of] Manhattan, perhaps it is predominantly white but if you are talking about the population that you interact with as you walk around, it is *heavily* mixed and very diverse.
I am not saying there are only one color of person in those places, I am saying if I walk around in the West Village I do not feel like a minority, if I walk around in Bed-Stuy I do feel like a minority.

So yes, there are parts of this city that are predominately white, not a 100% but definitely the majority.
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Old 07-27-2012, 10:14 AM
 
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Manhattan and Stanton Island are the two "whitest" places in New York City but outside of the tourist areas, most people on the subway and actually walking around Manhattan are people of color or immigrants. Stanton Island is less and less white all the time.

My QUESTION still stands: If you grew up in an old fashioned white dominated town where English is spoken as the first language of nearly everyone isn't the extreme ethnic diversity of New York a challenge sometimes?

* If I were from a foreign country and I moved into Erie PA, my home town, it would be a shock adjusting too.
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Old 07-27-2012, 10:20 AM
 
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you must have been amazed seeing different shades
of brown and yellow people for the first time, huh?
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Old 07-27-2012, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Harlem World
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Manhattan and Stanton Island are the two "whitest" places in New York City but outside of the tourist areas, most people on the subway and actually walking around Manhattan are people of color or immigrants. Stanton Island is less and less white all the time.

My QUESTION still stands: If you grew up in an old fashioned white dominated town where English is spoken as the first language of nearly everyone isn't the extreme ethnic diversity of New York a challenge sometimes?

* If I were from a foreign country and I moved into Erie PA, my home town, it would be a shock adjusting too.

It was a challenge for the White half of me, but not the black half...
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Old 07-27-2012, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Manhattan and Stanton Island are the two "whitest" places in New York City but outside of the tourist areas, most people on the subway and actually walking around Manhattan are people of color or immigrants. Stanton Island is less and less white all the time.

My QUESTION still stands: If you grew up in an old fashioned white dominated town where English is spoken as the first language of nearly everyone isn't the extreme ethnic diversity of New York a challenge sometimes?

* If I were from a foreign country and I moved into Erie PA, my home town, it would be a shock adjusting too.
Haha, I get this feeling every time I visit my parents in Spokane, Wa that is 95% white.
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Old 07-27-2012, 10:29 AM
 
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My QUESTION still stands: If you grew up in an old fashioned white dominated town where English is spoken as the first language of nearly everyone isn't the extreme ethnic diversity of New York a challenge sometimes?
No. Why would it be?
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Old 07-27-2012, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Boynton Beach / Great Neck NY
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Manhattan and Stanton Island are the two "whitest" places in New York City but outside of the tourist areas, most people on the subway and actually walking around Manhattan are people of color or immigrants. Stanton Island is less and less white all the time.

My QUESTION still stands: If you grew up in an old fashioned white dominated town where English is spoken as the first language of nearly everyone isn't the extreme ethnic diversity of New York a challenge sometimes?

* If I were from a foreign country and I moved into Erie PA, my home town, it would be a shock adjusting too.

I'd imagine for someone from a "white dominated town" that there might be some adjustment. Probably more of an adjustment would be the sheer # of people in NYC. That would probably be the most challenging for someone from BFE, where you mostly find those "white dominated towns", which is really offensive terminology. Like the whites are dominating other races. Perhaps you should say "predominately Caucasian town".

Okay, we've feed the troll, let's move on. . . .
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Old 07-27-2012, 10:30 AM
 
Location: NYC/PHiLLY
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umm..ok.
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Old 07-27-2012, 10:36 AM
 
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Stanton Island?????
And you're trying to tell people "facts" about NYC?
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