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

    i wouldnt choose my neighborhood according to colors of the people living there
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    Re: Would You Live in a Neighborhood which is Predominantly African-American?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    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.
    You're going back in history, Hat. Segregation in regards to real estate hasn't been around for 30-40 years. Your opinion is coming from out of the past...not the present. I'm not naive. You have a chip on your shoulder.
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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.
    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    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.
    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    You're going back in history, Hat. Segregation in regards to real estate hasn't been around for 30-40 years. Your opinion is coming from out of the past...not the present. I'm not naive. You have a chip on your shoulder.
    How far back were you going, bright eyes?

    If you are talking about RECENT immigrants, they will tend to live in to the areas where they can afford to stay and where they feel most comfortable.....hence, already established ethic areas that were established by previous ethnic groups...that did so because of segregation, that was official or informal.
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    Re: Would You Live in a Neighborhood which is Predominantly African-American?

    I lived a substantial part of my years in some of the nastiest parts of Duval County. Today? I would live in a relatively upper middle income neighborhood with low crime rates. The skin tones of my neighbors (and since we have recently discussed it, sexual orientation) would be irrelevant. Community minded individuals that care about themselves and respect others is all I care about.

    If you are asking if I would live in a ghetto or Appalachian trailer parks these days, my answer is very much 'no'. Again...skin color is irrelevant.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    You're going back in history, Hat. Segregation in regards to real estate hasn't been around for 30-40 years. Your opinion is coming from out of the past...not the present. I'm not naive. You have a chip on your shoulder.
    Laughable at best.
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    Re: Would You Live in a Neighborhood which is Predominantly African-American?

    Quote Originally Posted by Meathead View Post
    An article about Zimmerman jarred me into posting this poll. The question is simple. Would you live in a neighborhood which is predominantly African-American?

    I have East Detroit.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Billy the Kid View Post
    I have East Detroit.
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    Re: Would You Live in a Neighborhood which is Predominantly African-American?

    I lived in Philly before...it is really no big deal at all. People are really nice. Race had nothing to do with the crime there....it was usually a drug or gang issue and I'm not involved with either...whites/blacks/mexicans...all the above.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective-J View Post
    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.

    for example


    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

    Maybe I wasnt clear so I will try again..

    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)

    These blacks you speak of are cops raised in harlem..bronx and bed sty ...they dont falsely associate anything theyve lived it their entire lives unlike most posting in this thread.
    There are some black neighborhoods where a white guy wouldnt leave his house and wouldnt be safe in it.....now you can try to make a fact into a racist statement if you want too but thats on you.....My thing is this...I dont want to live in an all black neighborhood and Im not a racist...and to insinuate someone is a racist who prefers NOT to live in a specific neighborhood is just plain wrong...and Id bet a donut there isnt any whitefolk in this thread actively seeking out an abode in all black neighborhood...talk is cheap...living it is a whole different ballgame....Im not being sarcastic or trying to be insulting..>I really believe most in this thread just dont understand because they have never seen it on any reg basis or lived it....theres lots of blacks that wont live in an all black neighborhood and they dont hate their own.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    Maybe I wasnt clear so I will try again..

    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)

    These blacks you speak of are cops raised in harlem..bronx and bed sty ...they dont falsely associate anything theyve lived it their entire lives unlike most posting in this thread.
    There are some black neighborhoods where a white guy wouldnt leave his house and wouldnt be safe in it.....now you can try to make a fact into a racist statement if you want too but thats on you.....My thing is this...I dont want to live in an all black neighborhood and Im not a racist...and to insinuate someone is a racist who prefers NOT to live in a specific neighborhood is just plain wrong...and Id bet a donut there isnt any whitefolk in this thread actively seeking out an abode in all black neighborhood...talk is cheap...living it is a whole different ballgame....Im not being sarcastic or trying to be insulting..>I really believe most in this thread just dont understand because they have never seen it on any reg basis or lived it....theres lots of blacks that wont live in an all black neighborhood and they dont hate their own.
    But the question wasn't "would you live in an all black neighborhood", it was "would you live in a predominantly <black> neighborhood". There is a difference between the two.

    Plus, there is no mention as to what the economic makeup of that neighborhood is, nor the crime rate or gang activity in that neighborhood.

    The only thing we know about the neighborhood is that most of the residents (>50%) are black. Okay? So? If all the important characteristics of the neighborhood that I already mentioned are important to me are met, then I doubt I would even know that the area has such a population distribution. Even if someone informed me of this fact, I would likely ask about the neighborhood atmosphere, but besides a consideration of that extra consideration (the answer being the most important part), it wouldn't be an issue in and of itself.
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