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Old 10-14-2010, 05:07 PM
 
Location: Mission Viejo, CA / San Rafael, CA
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The absurdly trolling and alarmist title justifies locking this thread. Start a new one with some rationality.

I was just at Irvine Spectrum this past weekend and lost count of the races and colors, and everyone's having a good time. I see interracial couples everywhere.

How do you measure the racism of a county? First you have to define racism and then what makes up a racist act. Then you have to gather statistics and start comparing the data.
Mach50 stated before that someone at a Starbucks in OC refused to serve him because he was Hispanic.

My question is why didn't he file a multi-million dollar law suit and buy himself a new Corvette?

Because it's unlikely it ever happened.
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Old 10-14-2010, 07:58 PM
 
Location: Declezville, CA
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Especially since he's only half Hispanic or Mexican, if memory serves me.
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Old 10-14-2010, 09:18 PM
 
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Mach50 stated before that someone at a Starbucks in OC refused to serve him because he was Hispanic.

My question is why didn't he file a multi-million dollar law suit and buy himself a new Corvette?

Because it's unlikely it ever happened.
Well that and few businesses could survive here refusing to serve half the population.
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Old 10-14-2010, 11:12 PM
 
Location: Mission Viejo, CA / San Rafael, CA
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Especially since he's only half Hispanic or Mexican, if memory serves me.
Well I'm sure half of his genome must be really offended at the outright racism that occurs in OC Starbucks establishments.
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Old 10-14-2010, 11:13 PM
 
Location: Mission Viejo, CA / San Rafael, CA
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Well that and few businesses could survive here refusing to serve half the population.
But why would Mach50 lie about OC being generally hostile to Hispanics? Maybe OC Hispanics are different than normal hispanics?
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Old 10-17-2010, 07:51 AM
 
Location: Winnetka, IL & Rolling Hills, CA
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This whole thread is fatuous. OC is not any more racist than any other part of the United States. In fact it is a shinning example of multi-ethnic assimilation. The abundant ethnic and economic diversity of the county is very unusual.

OC's recent immigrant populations have actually assimilated into the surrounding culture surprisingly well. You find extraordinary diversity in newer communities like Irvine and Ladera Ranch, along with the schools and churches within them. OC's culture of political conservatism also has not changed, contrary to some media reports. OC's recent immigrant populations, largely Asian and Hispanic, have tended to follow the political alignment that has been present in the area for generations. OC Hispanics and Asians are among the most politically conservative in the United States.

Instances of racism occur in all plural societies. There is no evidence to suggest that OC is any more racist than other parts of the US.
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Old 10-17-2010, 07:57 AM
 
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Whores like Meg Whitman would be more at home in Orange County than black folks.
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Old 09-17-2011, 12:49 PM
 
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I've lived in south Orange County, Laguna Beach/ Niguel area, since 1989. From my experience, it was more racist, like a lot more, in 1989 then than it is now in 2011. The shift in the level of education residents have makes a huge difference, affecting socioeconomic status. Back then, it was more middle class, where it was still a deal to own a Mercedes or any luxury vehicle(s). Since then, there's been more people coming in from various countries around the world with "old" money in an attempt to go to the best private and public Ivy universities in southern California or to escape political prosecution, etc. The ignorant and uneducated KKK have long disappeared. The racism I see now, for example, are mostly positive attributes torwards Asians, such as being hard workers that make buckets of money in executive or technical corporate jobs and drive luxury cars, to those negative against hispanics, which hasn't really changed much since the 80's. I lived in the bay area for a while (just moved back down) and I must say that it is much more racist in norcal, much like racism found in major European cities. All I can say is that northern california is ghetto, in the sense of ignorance, lack of education, and poverty. I guess not having that multi cultural college experience then getting that highly technical job afterwards, working with bright, well mannered, intelligent people from many different cultures is part of the lack of exposure.
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Old 09-17-2011, 03:53 PM
 
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I've lived in south Orange County, Laguna Beach/ Niguel area, since 1989. From my experience, it was more racist, like a lot more, in 1989 then than it is now in 2011. The shift in the level of education residents have makes a huge difference, affecting socioeconomic status. Back then, it was more middle class, where it was still a deal to own a Mercedes or any luxury vehicle(s). Since then, there's been more people coming in from various countries around the world with "old" money in an attempt to go to the best private and public Ivy universities in southern California or to escape political prosecution, etc. The ignorant and uneducated KKK have long disappeared. The racism I see now, for example, are mostly positive attributes torwards Asians, such as being hard workers that make buckets of money in executive or technical corporate jobs and drive luxury cars, to those negative against hispanics, which hasn't really changed much since the 80's. I lived in the bay area for a while (just moved back down) and I must say that it is much more racist in norcal, much like racism found in major European cities. All I can say is that northern california is ghetto, in the sense of ignorance, lack of education, and poverty. I guess not having that multi cultural college experience then getting that highly technical job afterwards, working with bright, well mannered, intelligent people from many different cultures is part of the lack of exposure.

by definition there are only eight IVY League universities...Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Princeton, Brown, Dartmouth ,Cornell and Duke.
none are in California and none are public schools

how you can say that Northern Calif is ignorant and not educated?? Have you never heard of Stanford (private) or Berkeley(number one public university in the nation)..

not to mention who populates the Silicon Valley??
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Old 12-01-2012, 01:09 PM
 
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I'm sure it's already been discussed, but the Black family that was pushed out of Yorba Linda by racism, and then to see this:


Hate Comes to Orange County / Racism in America / USA /

I guess statistically speaking OC is def. not the most racist county; but to see such prolific racism and such a lack of cultural diversity in an area which is so affluent is shocking.
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