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Old 07-17-2012, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Go West young man...
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I live in Lincoln, which borders Rocklin and Roseville and we moved up from the Bay Area several years ago. As others have already mentioned, you probably won't experience any racism, but you will see classism and the snooty rich 18 year olds driving convertible Mercedes and cutting you off.
Was in East Roseville not too long ago and puzzled at the senseless driving. Beemer cuts off an Acura and of course the guy in the Acura is not having any of that so he cuts off a gal in a Mercedes to keep up with the Beemer. What's the rush? Its not like Tiffany and Company is having a sale.
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Old 07-17-2012, 10:00 PM
 
Location: Folsom
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/\ /\ I just noticed the same thing tonight in the Whole Foods parking lot in Folsom.
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Old 07-20-2012, 01:43 AM
 
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That attitude is everywhere, not just Rocklin/Roseville.

Agreed
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Old 07-21-2012, 03:04 PM
 
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We were staring at you because you're from LA. :-)
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Old 08-20-2012, 02:14 PM
 
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I think nobody will bother you much if you don't thump bass and porch-sit all the time, creating disruptive racket. Most people are fine with those who don't act or dress like beligerent, entitled thugs. That's my take on "racism" in general. The whole Sacramento area is diverse to the point where you don't see overt racism, except maybe in the form of gang attitudes.

Certain ethnic groups get a reputation from their members who behave badly, and people of different races carry negative stereotypes because of the bad apples. So, you end up having to prove you're not a bad apple, especially if you adopt a "thuggy" look, even if you think it's just a way you like to dress. Basic appearances and attitudes mean a lot.

While living not far from Rocklin a number of years ago, I became an instant "racist" after a group of blacks (who'd apparently migrated from Oakland) decided that their criminally-intrusive subwoofers were more important than everyone else's peace, quiet, ability to sleep & mental health within 100 yards. They were impossible to reason with and I wished they would simply die in a car crash while adjusting the 50Hz EQ. I ended up moving because flies tend to draw other flies and the neighborhood went to pot.

To this day, I can't stand the sight of pimped cars or anything remotely ghetto, and consider such people worthless druggie criminals on the spot. That's just how it goes with life and personal experiences. Call it "racism" if you like, but it's a reality of the human condition. If you're nothing like such people, don't take this personally. You'll probably do fine in Rocklin. As they say "When in Rome..."

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Old 08-20-2012, 02:32 PM
 
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Was in East Roseville not too long ago and puzzled at the senseless driving. Beemer cuts off an Acura and of course the guy in the Acura is not having any of that so he cuts off a gal in a Mercedes to keep up with the Beemer. What's the rush? Its not like Tiffany and Company is having a sale.
I wouldn't assume everyone who drives expensive cars is rich. Many are thugs who invest a lopsided amount on showing off, and bad drivers aren't limited to any particular area. In that case it may have been some punks from Sierra College. I am not impressed by anyone who thinks moving a gas pedal with one's foot proves something about prestige or skill.

A note on speeding in general: Peak Oil deniers who complain about gas prices should realize that slowing down is a simple way to save fuel. It also makes for more relaxing driving when you drop the mindset of trying to outrun everyone else. There is no "front of the line" or "winner" on a 24/7 public road.
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Old 08-23-2012, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Funkytown
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A little late to the thread, but as others have said Rocklin isn't a hotbed fro racist people. It's pretty white in general, but no real animosity towards others. It's a pretty friendly place, like most of Roseville/Rocklin/Granite Bay area.
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Old 08-30-2014, 06:32 PM
 
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I will agree that there isn't much in California but I was alarmed to find out how much there still is out there in some other parts of the country. My (Mexican) husband comes from a relatively affluent family. His parents bought a home in Atlanta in a neighborhood similar to Los Lagos here in the Sacramento area. So it was a very nice home and you need to have a good amount of money to live there. They ended up leaving because the racism was suffocating. When my hubby and I went out to visit them, I was approached by more than one random stranger asking why I would marry a {insert derogatory word for a Mexican here}. Mind you, more people were perfectly pleasant, but I have never seen racism like that and really thought it no longer existed.

Since then I have met a few people, all from the South, who have proven to me that racism is still alive and well. Now, I don't by any means think that all Southerners are racist, but that is the only place that I have seen it.

Wrong.. its here. But for some odd reason the people who hate open racism the most will never ever detect underlying racism or blacklisting like what goes on here. The kind where they don't always tell you to your face but you still feel it. PLENTY of that **** in the foothills where you know you aren't wanted just by the feel of the environment. But I guess it takes a smart person to see that kind of racism now doesn't it?

And speaking of Rocklin, Live Oak Tavern. I went there on a Friday night once. Not one person was in there. I think the community blacklisted the owner. It showed huge because everyone was at the bar down the street but not one was at this place here. I went in to see what it was all about. The guy was pretty nice too, just a little rough around the edges. Said he was in the area for 50 yrs or so and for some odd reason, everyone stops going to his bar. I can see these communities as the types where you could easily be ostracized if you **** someone off.. they wont always look to fight you but you can still see it in their actions.

I respect those who have the courtesy to say what they believe in. Give me open racism over this closed up bottle racism here in California. I love that they asked you in that way. I would have been at least curious or have wondered why there was nobody in your own available to you.
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Old 08-30-2014, 06:41 PM
 
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If I went out on the street in front of my house in rocklin and made a racial joke, even if I was kidding and meant no harm, I would be attacked. It's not cool to be racist, this isn't the south, and puppies can't speak. I am sure you will feel welcome in rocklin. People don't care about skin color, they care about status, money, and how you make them feel about themselves. Or some people just care if you are a good neighbor and a nice person. On the other hand, if you are looking for racial diversity, sac county has more to offer than placer county.
This is also bad too. Again, give me a more community oriented area even if it has overt racism. I would just know automatically that dating a nonwhite isn't an option and even more especially if the local white girls are nicer, I could just go for one of those instead like normal people would do. See I am not shy about my racial opinions and I am a Yank from Massachusetts originally. See I think we should switch to a world where everyones opinions are right out there in the open. See how fun it is?

And as far as racial jokes go, the problem with those are they get redundant. People can parrot them over and over, show those grossly over exaggerating racial features. That's not my style so much. I like the talking it out method more.
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Old 09-01-2014, 01:17 AM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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Anyone is racist if you're looking for it. ANY ONE.

My advice: get that chip off your shoulder. Life is too short to worry about if other people like you.
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