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[ABC 13] Houston the most diverse city in the US

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  1. Commodore

    Commodore Contributing Member

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    http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?section=news/local&id=8569966

    My own take is that most people come to Houston for employment and cost of living reasons, and other considerations like race/religion/culture take a back seat. We don't have alot of the historical cultural baggage that other cities do.
     
  2. cheke64

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    Races gonna race
     
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    I actually read this a few months ago when I worked at Rice and was wondering when it would be made public.

    I'm not shocked that Houston is diverse, for reasons OP stated. Commerce brings people together.
     
  4. Dubious

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    If you want to take an ethnic tour of the world, just stop in at Fry's Electronics on the SW Freeway. At any point of the day you can probably identify someone from every continent but Antarctica.
     
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    The last 20 years of growth in Mo City and Sugarland have been crazy. I work at the airport and commute about 50 miles each way, but we'll probably stay here indefinitely. I love Fort Bend Co.

    I'm very surprised about Pasadena being diverse. When I first came to Houston in the late 80s, it was a white enclave. I remember a co-worker of mine telling me her neighbor across the street moved when a hispanic family bought the house next to them. The neighbors exact words, "I'm moving to the white part of Pasadena".

    Dubious, you are so right about Fry's.
     
  6. CCorn

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    The melting pot of the melting pot! H-Town.

    Although Houston is more of a mosaic.
     
  7. RocketMan Tex

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    Yet another reason why I love my town....:)
     
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    Definitely not a melting pot lol.
    Mosaic yes.
     
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    Sometimes you gotta race.
     
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    In before "It may be diverse, but [insert any town in America] is better."
     
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    HELLS YEAH, BEAT THAT NYC/LA!!!!
     
  12. BleedRocketsRed

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    I've lived in SF, LA and Houston. Can't say I am surprised. When I first got to Houston, I was quite surprised given the reputation of the South (in those areas). I like it.
     
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    Repped. There are some people here who are very insecure about where they live considering they always have to remind us that where they are is better than here.
     
  14. Yonkers

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    Like anyone who's lived here, not surprised. It's wonderful. Learn so much about different cultures. Get to eat their wonderful food. You can probably find any ethnic food you want.
     
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    SF is the whitest city in the country.

    I'm surprised they'd find Houston more ethnically diverse than NYC.
     
  16. BleedRocketsRed

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    True that. May not have that "must see" tourist attraction but the food here is amazing. You can get anything in all price ranges.
     
  17. MadMax

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    absolutely! love it!
     
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    There's too many strip malls.....

    [​IMG]
     
  19. Luckkky

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    in the heart of the city
     
  20. vstexas09

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    That's kind of surprising considering cities like NYC/Chicago.

    Nonetheless, I appreciate the accolade! Go Houston!
     

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