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User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 45
Posted (13 years 11 months 1 day ago) and read 809 times:

I've noticed that certain ethnic groups seem drawn to particular industries. A few examples are:

The Arabs seem to have a corner on the gasoline industry. Go to any gas station, and chances are, a nice Middle Eastern fellow owns it.

The Indians (from India) seem to be drawn to the car rental and hotel industries. Go to any hotel/motel or car rental location, and chances are, someone named Patel owns it.

Here in LA, go to any char-broiled hamburger fasty food joint (not Burger King), and it will be run by a Greek family.

Also, here in CA, it seems that every Casino is run by a Native American Indian

Although this is no longer prevelant, back in the days when rubbish collectors were small outfits, all of them were owned by Russians.

Go to a delicatessan. It is almost guaranteed that an Italian will own it.

Why is that? What draws certain groups of people to certain occupations? What are some others besides the ones I mentioned above?

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User currently offlineSophieMaltese From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2064 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (13 years 11 months 22 hours ago) and read 767 times:

I've never noticed these similarities here in Louisiana, maybe where you are it's different.

User currently offlineRyanb741 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 3222 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (13 years 11 months 19 hours ago) and read 756 times:

In London, the mix seems to be:

Convenience Stores (including the ubiquitous 'Corner shop') - Indian

Fast-Food outlets(Pizza, kebabs etc) - Turkish or Iranian

Petrol Stations - White British or Indian

Taxi/Minicab services - Afro-Caribbean or Somali

Delicatessen - Arab

Bar staff - Australian/New Zealand/South African

Drunks/Vagrants - Irish

I used to think the brain is the most fascinating part of my body. But, hey, who is telling me that?
User currently offlineArchie Bunker From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 401 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 11 months 16 hours ago) and read 751 times:

7-elevens and Dunkin' Donuts proprietors - Indians
Construction - Italians
Pickpockets/Thieves - Gypsies

Let's have more stereotypes...  Big grin

User currently offlineN312RC From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 2683 posts, RR: 16
Reply 4, posted (13 years 11 months 15 hours ago) and read 745 times:

In Detroit:

Party Store Owner: Arab
Gas Station Attendant: Arab
Party Store Attendant: Arab
Gas Station Owner: Arab
Dunkin Donuts Owner: Arab
7 eleven: Arab
McDonalds Attendant: Black
McDonalds Owner: White
Theives: Young White Men, Black Men
Pimps - Inner City Black Men (LOL)
Drunks: Old White Men, White Trash

User currently offlineTWAneedsNOhelp From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 10 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 727 times:

Patels (from Guagarat state) have ruled the american motel/inn business for years.

All small grocery stores in NYC are owned by Koreans, go down to the "Korean deli" one might be heard saying, even if the deli serves no korean food.

convenience stores are actually owned mostly by Pakistanis and Bagladeshis, Indians rule the motels!

Koreans also are huge in the woman's nail business in nyc.

In south florida, the Cubans rule politics. Mayor of Miami, Dade county, everything else...

User currently offlineDeltaRNOmd-80 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (13 years 10 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 724 times:

Here in Nevada

-Convenience store/gas station- smoking white female with no future, most likely her hair is colored/bleached



-Fast food-smoking white female with no future, most likely her hair is colored/bleached



Then again, rural Nevada isn't much of a cultural melting pot!

User currently offlineC72 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (13 years 10 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 720 times:

In CA. alot of Vietnamese and Koreans run donut/bagel shops as well.

User currently offlineVafi88 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3116 posts, RR: 16
Reply 8, posted (13 years 10 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 717 times:

Well, I think that maybe people like it, and also why is there more chinese food stores run by chinese people (I went to a restaraunt with my friend and it was owned by chinese.

I'd like to elect a president that has a Higher IQ than a retarted ant.
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