Ethnicities And Occupations...
Matt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 48 Posted Sun Apr 8 2001 17:04:39 UTC (13 years 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 728 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?
SophieMaltese From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2064 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted
Sun Apr 8 2001 19:23:44 UTC (13 years 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 686 times:
I've never noticed these similarities here in Louisiana, maybe where you are it's different.
Ryanb741 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 3221 posts, RR: 16
Reply 2, posted
Sun Apr 8 2001 21:48:42 UTC (13 years 1 week 6 days ago) and read 675 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?
Archie Bunker From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 401 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted
Mon Apr 9 2001 01:27:21 UTC (13 years 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 670 times:
7-elevens and Dunkin' Donuts proprietors - Indians
Construction - Italians
Pickpockets/Thieves - Gypsies
Let's have more stereotypes...
N312RC From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 2680 posts, RR: 17
Reply 4, posted
Mon Apr 9 2001 01:53:30 UTC (13 years 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 664 times:
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
Fly Delta's Big Jets!
TWAneedsNOhelp From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted
Wed Apr 11 2001 01:04:27 UTC (13 years 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 646 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...
DeltaRNOmd-80 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted
Wed Apr 11 2001 01:20:44 UTC (13 years 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 643 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!
C72 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted
Wed Apr 11 2001 02:25:42 UTC (13 years 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 639 times:
In CA. alot of Vietnamese and Koreans run donut/bagel shops as well.
Vafi88 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3116 posts, RR: 17
Reply 8, posted
Wed Apr 11 2001 02:30:02 UTC (13 years 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 636 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.