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Old 06-20-2014, 02:37 PM
 
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AAAAARGGHHH!

Why don't you read the whole thread all of you?

The original point was that someone stated how US metropolises are so diverse while the European aren't, and then someone posts some ethnic census stats how only 50% of LA are of the national majority. My point was that the overwhelming majority or the minorities of LA are Hispanic, with some African-American and Chinese big minorities.
Meanwhile in cities like London, there's over 200 languages spoken, the absolute % of minorities might be smaller, but the diversity of the minorities are larger. Hell, I think even Helsinki with 615k people has some 140 languages spoken at home.
Of course I didn't read the whole bloody thread! Why would I?

Everywhere is diverse, who cares, it's not a competition... European cities have some diversity as does LA and I'm sure overall London has more diversity(and is bigger) but who gives a crap... You can take away the Mexican or other Hispanic minorties from LA and still there's a huge amount of diversity among the groups ranging from Cambodian, Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese, Armenian, Persian, Russian Jews, Israelis, Fillipinos, Ethiopians and so on that all have established ethnic enclaves. Mexicans aren't even considered a minority in Los Angeles at this point, they're basically the dominant ethnicity, just as Finns would still be the prevalant group in Helsinki.

You can claim 140 languages spoken in Helsinki, but probably about 130 of them are spoken by less than a thousand or even less than a few hundred people--and probably the biggest language by far after Finnish is going to be Swedish(though I'm just guessing).

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Old 06-20-2014, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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AAAAARGGHHH!

Why don't you read the whole thread all of you?

The original point was that someone stated how US metropolises are so diverse while the European aren't, and then someone posts some ethnic census stats how only 50% of LA are of the national majority. My point was that the overwhelming majority or the minorities of LA are Hispanic, with some African-American and Chinese big minorities.
Meanwhile in cities like London, there's over 200 languages spoken, the absolute % of minorities might be smaller, but the diversity of the minorities are larger. Hell, I think even Helsinki with 615k people has some 140 languages spoken at home.
Manchester has 200 languages, and there are an estimated 170 languages spoken in Leeds. But I only hear Polish, French, Arabic, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese frequently of those languages. Well, maybe more, but I don't know. I think Russian as well. These Slavic languages are all the same to me. Punjabi is the most widely spoken foreign language in Leeds, but I have no idea what it sounds like.

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Old 06-20-2014, 05:35 PM
 
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Most diverse is a tough one. I'd say London and New York City would be neck and neck both in terms of representing every ethnic group on the planet, and for doing so in terms of sheer numbers.

Most well integrated? I'm going to go with an outlier... Havana, Cuba. Race doesn't seem to be an issue at all for people there.
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Old 06-20-2014, 06:45 PM
 
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world travelers and urban enthusiasts, which cities across the globe can claim to be one of the most diverse and racially/ethnically integrated on earth?
nyc
miami
la
toronto
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Old 06-20-2014, 07:00 PM
 
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A lot of large US cities are diverse. San Diego is also a pretty diverse place. I have met and befriended people from the following groups: Ethiopians, Eritreans, Filipino, Jordanians, Belgians, Bulgarian, Spanish, Cuban, Burmese, Russian, Pakistani, Puerto Rican, Argentine, Peruvian, Honduran, Salvadoran, Brazilian, Israeli, Lebanese, Turkish, and of course Mexicans.
San Diego also has large communities of Vietnamese, Cambodians, Laotians, Koreans, and Somalis. Many Viets, Cambodians, and Lao live in the City Heights area. There is even a charter school in San Diego that is taught in both Somali and English, and the neighborhood it is in has many Somalis.

There are many Iraqi and Lebanese people in the nearby community of El Cajon too.
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Old 06-20-2014, 07:02 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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New York
London
Toronto
Sydney
Melbourne
Chicago
Los Angeles
Montreal
San Francisco
Washington DC
Paris
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Old 06-21-2014, 02:45 PM
 
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San Diego also has large communities of Vietnamese, Cambodians, Laotians, Koreans, and Somalis. Many Viets, Cambodians, and Lao live in the City Heights area. There is even a charter school in San Diego that is taught in both Somali and English, and the neighborhood it is in has many Somalis.

There are many Iraqi and Lebanese people in the nearby community of El Cajon too.
Yes, true. I work in El Cajon and most of my work buddies are now Iraqui. Very cool and misunderstood people.
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Old 06-21-2014, 05:22 PM
 
Location: Brisbane
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Manchester has 200 languages, and there are an estimated 170 languages spoken in Leeds. But I only hear Polish, French, Arabic, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese frequently of those languages. Well, maybe more, but I don't know. I think Russian as well. These Slavic languages are all the same to me. Punjabi is the most widely spoken foreign language in Leeds, but I have no idea what it sounds like.
Their are more than 200 nationalities and 200 spoken languages in Brisbane as well, no one would consider the city diverse however.
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Old 06-21-2014, 05:28 PM
 
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LA
SF
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London
Sydney
Melbourne
Sao Paul
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Old 07-04-2014, 05:43 AM
 
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New York
Vancouver
London
Dubai
LA
Toronto
Sydney
Amsterdam
Istanbul
San Francisco
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