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    Re: Would You Live in a Neighborhood which is Predominantly African-American?

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    But is that because the people now, buying homes are looking at the race/ethnicity/background of their neighbors, or is it because of the area being close to family or the area they want to live in for their income level.

    I do think there are some people who consider race/ethnic background of the people in the area to be important. But I believe that there a whole load of other factors that outweigh this concern and that might also be more of the true deciding factor for where someone lives. I also believe that we will see a much bigger blending of younger generations than we have now. It is at least a smaller factor in the minds of most within mine and subsequent generations. Most of us have a lot more to concern ourselves with than the race of those within our neighborhoods, including the attitudes/behaviors of those within our neighborhoods.
    I don't know this first-hand, but I think many 1st/2nd generation immigrants tend to cluster. This could be for a variety of reasons, though. Many don't speak fluent English -- or are self-conscious about their ability to do so -- ethnic food stores and restaurants -- the right churches. I'd imagine it's very difficult immigrating to the United States. I can't imagine moving 5,000 miles from family. Anything that would make me feel more at home? I'd be in with both feet.
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    Re: Would You Live in a Neighborhood which is Predominantly African-American?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I don't know this first-hand, but I think many 1st/2nd generation immigrants tend to cluster. This could be for a variety of reasons, though. Many don't speak fluent English -- or are self-conscious about their ability to do so -- ethnic food stores and restaurants -- the right churches. I'd imagine it's very difficult immigrating to the United States. I can't imagine moving 5,000 miles from family. Anything that would make me feel more at home? I'd be in with both feet.
    Rofl. You're so naive as to why immigrants and minorities cluster together that it's weird. They don't move in together because of ****ing restaurants. They do it to get a sense of security from what are usually clearly xenophobic governments. The Italians and Irish moved in together cause they wouldn't let them move in anywhere else. They were segregated. Black neighbourhoods were created by local governments who didn't want black people living near them. The Chinese in SF were restricted to their neighbourhood by anti-Chinese sentiment. The restaurants, and all that other feel good sense of security **** comes as a result of a majority seeking to isolate a group.
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    Re: Would You Live in a Neighborhood which is Predominantly African-American?

    Sure, why not? I work in an area that is predominantly black. So what?
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    Re: Would You Live in a Neighborhood which is Predominantly African-American?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Sure, why not? I work in an area that is predominantly black. So what?
    Why don't you hate black people?
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    Re: Would You Live in a Neighborhood which is Predominantly African-American?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Why don't you hate black people?
    Insinuating that people that dont want to live in an ALL anything neighborhood because they are racist is pure nonesense....people have a RIGHT to prefer their own kind and to live where and with whom they are comfortable and WANT TOO....that does not translate into HATE or any other emotion.
    I grew up and worked with and was in the military with blacks that DONT WANT TO LIVE IN AN ALL BLACK NEIGHBORHOOD....period

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    Re: Would You Live in a Neighborhood which is Predominantly African-American?

    I have and it was a perfectly fine place to live.

    People are people.

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    Re: Would You Live in a Neighborhood which is Predominantly African-American?

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    Insinuating that people that dont want to live in an ALL anything neighborhood because they are racist is pure nonesense.
    That's not what I'm insinuating. Maybe you should read a little more carefully? I don't really care about the rest of your rant.
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    Re: Would You Live in a Neighborhood which is Predominantly African-American?

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    Insinuating that people that dont want to live in an ALL anything neighborhood because they are racist is pure nonesense....people have a RIGHT to prefer their own kind and to live where and with whom they are comfortable and WANT TOO....that does not translate into HATE or any other emotion.
    I grew up and worked with and was in the military with blacks that DONT WANT TO LIVE IN AN ALL BLACK NEIGHBORHOOD....period
    I have to "mostly" disagree

    we only have ONE item we are using for a decision.

    Unless you are a first or 2nd generation immigrant I think its weird and stupid for that ONE thing to be a factor of any merit.

    These blacks you speak off that dont want to live in an all black neighborhood I would guess (totally guess I could be wrong) were falsely associating it with poverty or crime etc etc (tv, movies, media)

    Neither of those are a factor here

    Race of neighbors should never be a factor and thats the part that I think is nonsense. "IF" the neighborhood has the things I want, school district, good location to work or shops or school or maybe even more personal space, clean, low crime or anything else you or I may want race of neighbors is waaaaaaaaaaaay at the bottom LOL

    Now like I said, I say this being an american my whole life and a many generation american. Newer americans I could understand wanting to associate more with their own for security, learning and maybe even easy access to their recently departed culture (food, religion, music etc) but im guessing they would change their minds if that neighborhood had a ****ty school district, high crime, looked like **** etc etc etc

    I do agree with you though, I wouldnt go as far as it means "one is definitely racist" you can NOT draw that absolute from the decision unless you ask MORE questions and try to understand why.

    But I think what people are getting at in this thread and what the OP "tried" and failed to do is to paint race as the most or highly significant factor. Its just not and if it is, IMO those people might have a serious issue. Id have to ask them why they care and rank it so high FIRST though.

    Another GUESS is im thinking people are looking at this thread for what it is, one dimensional and stupid.

    Race "alone" in most cases should never be a factor.

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    Hey mike! I found a really nice house you and you family should look at. Its in the High-honors school district, right by our church and about a mile away from the shopping complex we always go to. My Cousins live in that same area they love it, its really clean and beautiful there, the neighbors are old school neighbors and crime is low. Its only about 15mins from where they are going to build your new office building and a direct bus route comes right by there to go to the football games!

    yeah buddy, looks like we will be having pregame at your house from now on!!!


    If mikes next question is "how many black people live there" Mike PROBABLY has some serious issues LMAO

    now, its not certain and of course my example laid it on PRETTY THICK lol but Im just trying to show you how stupid the OP is because of his shallow one dimensional question.

    Bottom line, everybody probably makes up their own scenario in their head and the one piece of information the OP gives you is not nearly enough information for anybody normal and objective IMO
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    My neighborhood is prob about 60/40 black/white. It is a neighborhood with mostly retired/middle aged people.

    To me atmosphere/attitude is
    what matters. Everyone is friendly and keeps their houses and yards well maintained.
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    Re: Would You Live in a Neighborhood which is Predominantly African-American?

    I already live in a predominately Hispanic county. And my first real job was in north Portland Oregon. Race is completely not the issue when it comes to where you live.

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