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Old 11-21-2008, 02:05 PM
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The question was not if the kids were great or if their parents were great but were they tolerant of all ethnicities and were they welcoming them to the community.
Ummm...actually it was just that. Kids plus parents equal the community. It was asked if the community was "diversity friendly" which is PC way of asking "are they gonna shun me if I am not white?"

And since I know of someone in a position of authority and respect who is non-white, or at least as non-white as the President-Elect, I reckon the question was answered, albeit with some antedotal evidence; though certainly more significent than the odd example of a Stars & Bars sighting (the horror!!!).

No one commented on them being racist lynch mobs until you did.
No one used that term except for I, but that is exactly what they are asking about.

The question was about their welcoming and tolerance of and for diversity in all the flavors it comes in and were they already diverse.
Translated: If there is not diversity, they are unwelcoming and intolerant and thus racist. Yes the implications are quite clear.

Comparisons with Poolsville and other areas of Montgomery County are fair and valid within the context of the OP.
As fair and valid as shining a spotlight on narrow-mindedness and stereotyping.
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Old 11-21-2008, 02:21 PM
Location: Fallsgrove
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Originally Posted by dkf747 View Post
Ride-on has a bus route to Poolesville, so public transport is available. The route goes to Shady Grove.
How long does the ride take?

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Old 11-22-2008, 09:32 AM
Location: Metro Washington DC
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Originally Posted by DCMetroGal View Post
How long does the ride take?

Click here for the schedule.
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Old 11-22-2008, 02:27 PM
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Originally Posted by westsideboy View Post
The original poster's question was obviously a polite way of asking about racism in the town. The reference to the Confederate flag, the term "warning sign" and the quotation marks around "diversity friendly" indicate as much.

It is certainly is a fair question to ask before someone moves to a new place, but I agree with Moth that it is unfortunate that majority white communities are often assumed to be racist until proven otherwise...
You are right, that is what I was asking.

I didn't mean to offend anyone or stereotype. However I do want to point out that I didn't ask the question because of a lack of diverse faces, I asked because of the confederate flags. I honestly wasn't sure if it was historical or if there was something more behind it. And really I still don't know the answer.
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Old 11-24-2008, 10:40 AM
Location: Cumberland
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No offense taken. I can't imagine there are very many Good Ole Boys left in Poolesville. It may be less densely populated and more white than the rest of the county, but it is still Montgomery County.
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Old 08-02-2010, 05:02 PM
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Default Poolesville, MD

Can anyone comment on the schools? Poolesville is one of our top two choices for relocation. We, too, desire a diverse community, but if not diverse...welcoming. Can anyone shed more light on Poolesville?
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