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Old 10-20-2008, 06:30 PM
 
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The only city outside of the Americas that could argue for this is London. Paris, Sydney, and Melbourne are quite diverse(i have visited each besides melbourne) but its diversity doesnt compare to the americas diversity. And Moscow may have many ethnic groups, but in the U.S. there arent any cities with a very large population that have over 50% of a certain nationality. Racially it has to be hands down northern South America. Many if not most of the people in colombia and venezuela are a mix of white(spanish), black, and amerindian. There its such a mix you cant even tell and you see people of every different, skin tone hanging around eachother. People like this are also very common in coutnries like Brazil, Puerto Rico, and Cuba. and In countries like Brazil and Peru there are also a lot of Asians(many Japanese)

As for a number of different nationalites and different types of people it would be easily New York, Los Angeles, and Toronto. runners up would be cities like Chicago, London, Vancouver, Houston, Singapore, and Jersey City. In most of these cities there isnt racial harmony and many of the minorities live in the hood. In the United States the area around the Research Triangle seemed to be very accepting of everyone and people were proud of their diversity
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Old 10-20-2008, 07:42 PM
 
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A lot depends on how you define diversity, but I would put Los Angeles at pretty close to the top of any list for most diverse places in the world. In the LAUSD instruction is in 92 different languages and over 225 languages are spoken at home.

In the barrios of Los Angeles you can find immigrants whose second language after their mother tongue isn't English, but Spanish. So you have this phenomon of Korean merchants who are fluent in Spanish and Korean, but can't really speak English. In the barrios of Los Angeles you can merchants with the 'se hablo inglese' signs out front, something that outside of Los Angeles, you mostly see in places like Mexico. You can find communities of Amerindian speakers among the immigrant communties from central America. For a lot of countries in central america, their immigrant communties in LA would constitute the second largest city in there home country.

You also have huge persian, thai, vietnamese, chinese, armenian, filipino communties. It tough to come up with a country that doesn't have an expatriot community in Los Angeles. You have a substantial brazilian, cuban and east asian indian communties. You have Sudanese and Ethopian communties. Its this breath and depth of these immigrant communties that is truely impressive.

I am sure that you have substantial immigrant communties in New York, Chicago and Miami as well, but I wouldn't be suprised if the immigrant communties in LA are bigger than NYC and I am pretty sure that they are bigger than Chicago or Miami.
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Old 10-21-2008, 10:23 AM
 
Location: England.
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As many others have said, Londonistan.
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Old 10-21-2008, 03:25 PM
 
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Most people that visit Paris, only go in some of the last diverse districts of the city (Eiffel tower, Louvre, Montmatre, Notre Dame, 6th arrondissement).
Paris host the largest caribbean, african, east asian and arab community in Europe.

I been in London (in the most diverse district) it is more multicultural than Paris but in an other way Paris is more multiracial.
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Old 10-22-2008, 05:26 PM
 
Location: Scarsdale, NY
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NYC, Toronto, and London are tops. There's really no disputing this fact.
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Old 10-23-2008, 05:04 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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While it is not racially diverse, and is all Caucasian, Tel Aviv is a wonderfully varied city, Isrealis have immigraged from all over the world, and brought much of their national culture with them.
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Old 10-30-2008, 01:14 AM
 
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Sacramento and Los Angeles (from the answers I've gotten).
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Old 10-30-2008, 01:27 AM
 
Location: Southwest Suburbs
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I think Honolulu, Hawaii is probably the most integrated city in the world. Hawaii have the highest percentage of biracial/multiracial people in the US.
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Old 10-30-2008, 07:10 AM
 
Location: Netherlands (Europe)
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I think it all depends on what people think of diversity and integrated.

Personally, I'm surprised as how little times places like Amsterdam or The Hague are mentioned just as Geneva. I understand most people on these forums are born and bred in the US and travelling around the globe is not something done by the majority of US people (mainly due to the little amount of vacation days given) but the most diverse and integrated cities are to be found outside the US.

Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia is even more diverse I think than most US cities. People who believe that LA should be on top of the list only see the amount of "black" or "mexican" people living there, integrated is something completely different though.
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Old 10-31-2008, 06:49 AM
 
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While it is not racially diverse, and is all Caucasian, Tel Aviv is a wonderfully varied city, Isrealis have immigraged from all over the world, and brought much of their national culture with them.
Well, there are black Jews in Tel Aviv too, right?
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