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Old 01-23-2014, 03:14 PM
 
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City Data is full of posts from people who identify themselves as a racial minority asking for advice on where they should live so they won't face racism. Usually the helpful posters will try to encourage them to live in a specific ethnically diverse neighborhood and stay away from neighborhoods/communities with a majority white population. The message is that if a community is majority white, then it is racist and if it a community is ethnically diverse then the individual who is an ethnic minority will do OK.

I think this is incredibly insane in so many ways.

So if a Spanish speaking person from a Latin American county moves to an ethnically diverse neighborhood he/she will face less bigotry than if he moves to a community with a large White population? The other ethnic or cultural groups (Black, Asian, Middle Eastern, American Indian, etc. will welcome them with open arms because they are a fellow ethnic minority?

I think the opposite will happen? They will experience more discrimination and hate.

Your thoughts?

 
Old 01-23-2014, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Syracuse, New York
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So what exactly is your experience living in ethnically diverse areas? What ethnically diverse neighborhoods have you lived in and what racism did you chronicle there?
 
Old 01-23-2014, 03:34 PM
 
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Oh yeah....lotsa racism in neighborhoods where everyone is of the same race. SMH

Geez OP...got anymore enlightened statements to make?

Unreal.
 
Old 01-23-2014, 03:36 PM
 
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this is what passes as logic to white conservatives these days, lol.
 
Old 01-23-2014, 03:41 PM
 
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this is what passes as logic to white conservatives these days, lol.
Lol...amazing, ain't it?
 
Old 01-23-2014, 03:46 PM
 
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Originally Posted by I'm Retired Now View Post
City Data is full of posts from people who identify themselves as a racial minority asking for advice on where they should live so they won't face racism. Usually the helpful posters will try to encourage them to live in a specific ethnically diverse neighborhood and stay away from neighborhoods/communities with a majority white population. The message is that if a community is majority white, then it is racist and if it a community is ethnically diverse then the individual who is an ethnic minority will do OK.

I think this is incredibly insane in so many ways.

So if a Spanish speaking person from a Latin American county moves to an ethnically diverse neighborhood he/she will face less bigotry than if he moves to a community with a large White population? The other ethnic or cultural groups (Black, Asian, Middle Eastern, American Indian, etc. will welcome them with open arms because they are a fellow ethnic minority?

I think the opposite will happen? They will experience more discrimination and hate.

Your thoughts?
Well, in my experience, it was not ethnically diverse areas where I dealt with the most racism. I had to deal with plenty of racism being in a relatively homogeneous place. I experienced it living in a 90% White suburb outside of Atlanta(I'm Black btw). I worked in a place where I was one of 2 Black persons working in a place that was mainly Hispanic. There were some issues of racial tension between me and a few other workers. In both cases, I met some nice people. Did it mean I didn't experience racism from other persons? No.

I found the opposite experience from what you have found.
 
Old 01-23-2014, 03:52 PM
 
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In people's experiance the Sun used to revolve around the Earth.

Reality proved to be much different when people looked at the evidence.
 
Old 01-23-2014, 03:56 PM
 
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Well, in my experience, it was not ethnically diverse areas where I dealt with the most racism. I had to deal with plenty of racism being in a relatively homogeneous place. I experienced it living in a 90% White suburb outside of Atlanta(I'm Black btw). I worked in a place where I was one of 2 Black persons working in a place that was mainly Hispanic. There were some issues of racial tension between me and a few other workers. In both cases, I met some nice people. Did it mean I didn't experience racism from other persons? No.

I found the opposite experience from what you have found.
Pay it no mind. Today is obviously "make up a useless thread day."
 
Old 01-23-2014, 04:17 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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I've experienced ethnic prejudice in both types of areas, and not experienced it in both types of areas, which leads me to the conclusion that one should not decide where to live based on their own race or ethnic background, or that of the neighborhood/metro/state/etc, and in my heart I feel it's wrong for doing so.
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Old 01-23-2014, 04:21 PM
 
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Lets try again:

My questions:

Are Blacks and Hispanics (the two groups that face the most racism) going to get along better in a community that has a large number of Asians?

Because they share the immigrant or ethnic minority experience do Blacks and Hispanics get along and don't discriminate against each other?

Are only White people racist against people of color?
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