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Old 08-19-2007, 10:44 AM
 
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How would you describe race relations in the Hudson Valley?
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Old 08-19-2007, 02:57 PM
 
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I can only tell you about my portion of Orange county which is in Monroe. All races seem to get along well with each other. In my neighborhood you can watch a bunch of kids walk by the house consisting of white, black and hispanic.... no problems noted here in my neighborhood
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Old 08-22-2007, 08:35 AM
 
Location: Rockland County, NY
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Rockland County is a melting pot, which is great!!!! All ethinc groups in every area and everyone seems to get along just fine.
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Old 08-22-2007, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Upstate NY!
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The only race relations that I can think about is...whether to make it a 5k or a 10k race!

Seriously....not a problem.
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Old 08-23-2007, 11:13 AM
 
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well i wouldn't say it isnt a problem entirely, it depends on where you are in the Hudson valley- for the most part, the area is a very diverse and accepting area of all types. As with most locations, the closer you are to larger towns and cities, the more diversity is accepted. However, in some of the small hamlets and rural areas you can find a quite different situation. my sister is a Spanish teacher and her boyfriend happens to be Hispanic- we had grown up on a very rural area where everyone had pretty much kept to themselves. She was looking to rent a house recently in a near by town and when talking with one of the neighbors about what the area was like, the subject came up as to what they each did for a living, the neighbor had quickly retorted, "well, we only speak English here" and then turned somewhat cold. my sister then realized that this person had a problem with Hispanic influence (which is becoming more prominent in may of the areas in the HV). Yes, this could be just this one individual- however, there are also issues going on in Putnam County- involving protests regarding Hispanics. I know of several Hispanic families who have had their homes/property vandalized- and they are legal US residents. S
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Old 08-23-2007, 01:20 PM
 
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From what I understand it is a very widely scattered problem..not the norm at all. I heard that in Newburgh you can have problems but it is not necessarily white vs minority it is minority vs other minorities that are in the wrong neighborhood. Maybe racism is not the correct word - gang issues may be better term for it. Solve the problem by staying out of the bad parts of Newburgh alltogether. Otherwise i would say most everywhere I have been in the HV is pretty diverse and accepting.
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Old 08-23-2007, 01:22 PM
 
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Being Asian Indian...I havent had any issues up here in dutchess...actually it would be nice to see a bit more diversity! But I think the more diverse neighborhoods are beacon and poughkeepsie..and the brewster area of putnam, newburgh, middletown. I dont hear too much positive in those areas (from a parents perspective on schooling though)...So I dont know about race relations per say..just hear about the the schools being very very sub par.

But as to a general note..no problems here in dutchess!
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