November 5, 2001    





Do you live in anethnically/racially diverse area? is an area that was at one time (within the last 20 years) mostly white. as years pass the area becomes more and more diverse though.

Jim, 30

Well, my hometown of Beverly Hills is mostly Jewish, but Jews are a minority.  The surrounding cities have large communities that are racially, ethnically, sexually, and nationally diverse. I go to college at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT. The town is small but racially diverse. The school has about 30% people of color and representatives from several countries.  There is a diversity of thought, gender identity, sexual orientation, and disability. I'd say my school is more diverse than my hometown.

Eric, 19
Beverly Hills

Overall, no. In comparison to other areas where I've lived (or been part of the community), yes.

Karen, 22

I live in the Washington DC metropolitan area and I can't imagine an area more diverse than this. I love it!

Reba, 50+
Silver Spring

I live in Tx- the border of Mexico so there are MExican Americans or even just visiting Mexicans everywhere. There are also alot of African Americans around since I am very close to Dallas. I have no problem with them at all and I think all people are beautiful no matter their color or ethnicity. I think it makes this country great.

Stephanie, 25

The big lifestyle division in my neck of the woods is "New Comers" versus "Old Settlers". New Comers tend to favor investing in schools and libraries. The Old Settlers are pretty sure that paving the township roads was a waste of tax money--a coat of oil, twice a year, kept the dust down. Most of the New Comers are used to a variety of municipal services, paid for automatically and invisibly out of tax money. The Old Settlers not only make contributions to the fire departments and ambulances services, they sign up was volunteers--both on the front lines and as fund raisers.

Jill, 60

I would say so.

Dianne, 17
Ontario  CANADA

Very diverse. Almost 1/3 of the local population is from a southeast Asia country, particularly Cambodia. There are a large number of Brazilians and Portugese, Puerto Ricans and Africans (Uganda, Kenya, Nigeria). All the minority communities added together make them the majority. Lots of great options for dinner. I love this city.

Laura, 36

Not anymore. I did grow up in the city though and I'm so thankful I did. People around here are far more narrow-minded when it comes to racial and ethnic differences. I think living among the masses makes us more well-rounded individuals.

Fisch, 46
, CT   USA

Most definitely. Lowell, MA is small urban community that is home to over 3 dozen immigrant groups. However, there a times when it can feel like a very small town.

Felicia, 35
, MA   USA

Techniccally no, but here everyone is pretty much OK with everyone else. The thing is, in my town we don't have much diversity, but if we did, just about everyone would be OK with it. And by the way, what does ethnic mean? It's a cool word, but I have no idea what it means.


unfortunately no...i live in a town of about 5000 people -- where only around 5% are of races other than white -- and people here can be very prejudice. it's unfair that those people don't get to see that all people are equal and there is NO dominate race. i feel bad for those that, even though we are sheltered, are afraid to go outside that sheltering. i think that they are just afraid of doing/seeing/being different.

Mandi, 17
Lake City
, MN   USA

Up until a couple months ago i lived most of my life in an almost entirely white upper class area.. i recently moved into an almost entirely hispanic neighborhood :P

Talia, 24
, CT   USA


Alias Irrelevante

The city, yes. The neighborhood, I don't think so. Everybody I've seen was white. But then, it's not something I think about much, so ya never know.

Firelady, 23
, TX    USA

Yes, I live in the Columbus OH area and there are all kinds of people where I work, party, and work out.

Melodi, 19
, OH   USA

I'd say so! :)

Ry, 23

not at all... Sandwich is a farm town. Very very small town with very very white people in it.

Maggie, 22
, IL   USA

No, Portland and its suburbs are predominantly white, with a few Asians. After having lived in New York City, London and south Florida, I found it very surprising when I moved here.

Jane, 62
West Linn
, OR   USA

I do.

Jaden, 21
Brampton, Ontario  CANADA

No, quite the opposite. I live in a cesspool of pure white racists. There are around 400 people working in my building at this very moment, there are two people who are NOT white. The ratio in the general population is even smaller than that! Everywhere I turn, I am bombarded with the rebel flag, tobacco spit, and pure inbreed stupidity. Don't get me wrong, there are some very open-minded, intelligent people in this area, but remember, for every action, there is an opposite but equal reaction. That rule also applies to people. For every person in my hometown that has a modern mindset, there are ten people who still think we are living in the Civil War. The real tragedy of it all is they were taught to believe that way and they will teach their children the same and on and on it goes.

Aaron, 22

Not really, no. I think it's a shame too b/c there's a lot of ignorance in the children here due to their lack of exposure to other races.

Angela, 18
Bella Vista

Not really. Most people in my area are caucasian.

Celeste, 30
Colorado Springs

Well, it's not like extremely diverse, but you have a few different races here and there. And my husband is from India, so I pretty much live in an ethnically diverse household, hehe.

Lisa J., 23

Our town in basically Caucasian. It has a large Jewish and Asian population.

Janet, 44
E. Brunswick

Not a chance. It's as white bread as you can get around here.

Jonathan, 19
, NC   USA

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