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Old 08-01-2013, 11:43 PM
 
Location: Sacramento, CA
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Whenever I read forums/Sacbee comments/etc talking about Elk Grove, people call it ghetto. I even have a friend who lives in Natomas who says the same thing. However, I live in EG and the vast majority of the town is actually pretty nice. Also, crime stats for the area are just average (comparable to Roseville last I checked). So what's with the bad reputation?
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Old 08-01-2013, 11:49 PM
 
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I had a person tell me the other day that Folsom is "at least 75% Indian" because Intel has a lot of Indian employees and this white person felt threatened by them. He felt dumb when I showed him that Folsom is 75% white.

People are ignorant and racist and scared.
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Old 08-02-2013, 02:29 AM
 
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Folsom seems very Indian proportionately speaking. I notice that it seems there is an Indian family or two on every street. I am not too familiar with Indian people or culture, but from what I've noticed Indians make good neighbors.
Elk Grove, although not truly ghetto, has a lot of ghetto-like thugs milling around. Natomas, too.
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Old 08-02-2013, 03:11 AM
 
Location: Sacramento, CA
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@Hydro where are these ghetto thugs hanging out in EG and why do I never see them? The only part of EG I have run across that seems kinda bad is where it basically turns into Sacramento. Even there, though, I never see anyone who looks like, say, a gang member. Not saying there aren't any, but I don't see them. I do, for example, sometimes see people looking thuggy at the Arden Mall. But not EG.And I have certainly never seen a part of EG that looks anything like, say, Oak Park for instance..
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Old 08-02-2013, 09:15 AM
 
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Basically, like Folsom. A lot of people freak when they see brown people.
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Old 08-02-2013, 09:34 AM
 
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Basically, like Folsom. A lot of people freak when they see brown people.
Those sort of people don't belong in California. They should move to north dakota or something.
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Old 08-02-2013, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Folsom
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I don't have any "Indians" on my street. There is an "Intel ("indian") enclave" near Intel/Prairie Oaks. Some of the neighborhoods near there are not as well kept as other neighborhoods. I used to live over there and that was my observation on my many walks. FWIW, a lot of the wealthier "Indians" live in American River Canyon.

I'm glad we have a variety of people in California, regardless of labels placed on them by others.
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Old 08-02-2013, 10:11 AM
 
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Those sort of people don't belong in California. They should move to north dakota or something.
A lot of these people are from north dakota in the first place.
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Old 08-02-2013, 10:14 AM
 
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A lot of these people are from north dakota in the first place.
A friend of a friend came to California from Ohio. He was pretty shocked at all the brown people.
Probably the funniest example is when we were in a car, and a Filipino family walked by on the sidewalk. He looked at them for a minute and exclaimed "Boy, you guys got a lot of Mexicans here."
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Old 08-02-2013, 12:44 PM
 
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I don't have any "Indians" on my street. There is an "Intel ("indian") enclave" near Intel/Prairie Oaks. Some of the neighborhoods near there are not as well kept as other neighborhoods. I used to live over there and that was my observation on my many walks. FWIW, a lot of the wealthier "Indians" live in American River Canyon.

I'm glad we have a variety of people in California, regardless of labels placed on them by others.

pointing out the statistics doesn't make someone not "glad" about diversity and variety. If I told you that there seems to be a lot of maple trees in American river canyon, that they provide a nice canopy of leaves and shade, but there are less of these types of trees in Lincoln, does that mean we need to put quotes around the word "maple" and pretend that the person stating these observations doesn't celebrate Arbor Day or enjoy a variety of flora and fauna?

American Indians are indigenous to America. People born in India are referred to as Indians. If you actually embrace racial diversity, you may befriend someone from India and find out that this is no racial slur. Then, if you are lucky, you will be treated to some delicious recipes most likely including coriander.

Honestly you look like you are overcompensating.
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