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Old 01-22-2009, 01:16 AM
 
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but most whites or most blacks are not running towards each other to date, mate or marry and or move next to one another
That's entirely one's prerogative...
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Old 01-22-2009, 10:35 AM
 
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yes and so is their racism in philly as well, their prerogative
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Old 01-22-2009, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Kennett Square, PA
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84% for Obama, but still philly is segregated by race, economics, ethnicity and the people still are quite intolerant and racist on the street--i know i live downtown as an AA and get it all the time. they voted against bush and against the last 8 years, but most whites or most blacks are not running towards each other to date, mate or marry and or move next to one another-so racism is still a major issue even in most democratically run cities.
Hope you don't mind my joining this discussion. I think the people of my generation (I'm an old lady of 50) are simply more comfortable in homogeneous groups. But I certainly think younger people are much more diversity-oriented. One of my nieces is married to an African American man; another is married to an African American/American Indian man. They are very happy; their children are positively edible and comfortable in both black and white cultures. And they grew up in the middle class burbs of Hatboro. I would think the city would be even more comfortable with diversity. Sorry to hear that it is not.
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Old 01-22-2009, 03:34 PM
 
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well wiht respect for you soulsurv, it seems most people in my generation (in my early 40s) and younger in Philadelphia still remain in homogenous groups

my wife is white and i am black, we are one of very few interracial couples in center city and when we lived in mt airy and chestnut hill still the same.

segregation, institutional or otherwise is still segregation and a form of racism
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Old 01-22-2009, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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yo - i'm indian an bought a house over here in queen village. and i've lived 6 yrs in nyc. if there's racism, its due to any city with a high minority population. that's life! you don't think queens got racism?

i hear you man, if racism is a problem move to nebraska - have fun baby

oh wait, im sorry - carolina!!
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Old 01-22-2009, 06:02 PM
 
Location: Texas
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There is racism everywhere. I've lived in PA and TX and I've seen it both places, same words, same level of ignorance. It's ugly wherever you see it.
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Old 01-22-2009, 10:04 PM
 
Location: Kennett Square, PA
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well wiht respect for you soulsurv, it seems most people in my generation (in my early 40s) and younger in Philadelphia still remain in homogenous groups

my wife is white and i am black, we are one of very few interracial couples in center city and when we lived in mt airy and chestnut hill still the same.

segregation, institutional or otherwise is still segregation and a form of racism
I don't get into the city much these days. Of course, I believe you, jack...I'm just rather stunned by it. Has time stood still? What is up with that?
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Old 01-23-2009, 07:20 AM
 
Location: DC
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I don't get into the city much these days. Of course, I believe you, jack...I'm just rather stunned by it. Has time stood still? What is up with that?
It's not just Philly. DC is very segregated in many areas, so much so that my dad always asks me "where are all the black people?". NW is overwhelmingly white, NE and SE outside of Capitol Hill are overwhelmingly black. SW (where I live) is a little mixed in my neighborhood, probably due to its proximity to downtown and the Capitol, but all black once you cross the Anacostia River.
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Old 01-23-2009, 11:20 AM
 
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Philadelphia is an extremely segregated city. I was born and raised here. I moved to Hatboro when I was 24. I'm black and my husband is white. We dont really experience any racism overt or hidden in Hatboro, but when we are in Philly, all eyes are on us. It doesn't stop us from visiting though.
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Old 01-23-2009, 06:30 PM
 
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hmmm, the topic was the negatives and positives of philadelphia, not other places, so i was listing the Negatives--if you all think racism is a positive then hey no wonder it is still here

and juniper you are right, thats why i put it in the Negative column for Philadelphia(we arent talking about Nebraska or DC)
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