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What Are The Main Ethnic Minorities In Your Area?

Sun Oct 21, 2007 11:38 pm

Here in Brussels, the two most "visible" minorities are Moroccans and Poles. The city can be roughly described as Moroccan in the north and Polish in the south, although members of these communities can of course be found all over the city. Both nations maintain numerous schools, churches/mosques, shops, libraries, restaurants, cultural centers, and of course, airlines. Although the French are in fact the largest minority in the city, they blend in perfectly, much like Canadians in the US, and hardly anyone considers them a minority.

So who are the foreign invaders in your city?  Wink  duck 
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Sun Oct 21, 2007 11:41 pm

Quoting Toast (Thread starter):
foreign invaders in your city?

Mexican-Americans, and very few African-Americans, thats about it.

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Sun Oct 21, 2007 11:52 pm

Quoting Toast (Thread starter):
So who are the foreign invaders in your city?

Champaign -- N. Prospect & Market Place/Market View is being taken over by yuppies

West Lafayette -- is being invaded by ... more college student-geared apartment development

Des Moines -- a large mexican population is here ... also quite a few asian ethnicities. the gays are taking over the East Village, expanding their "wings" outside of Sherman Hill.

St. Louis -- Bevo Mills is becoming largely Bosnian. Downtown is becoming largely yuppie. Washington Ave. is becoming largely metrosexual.
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Sun Oct 21, 2007 11:57 pm

German Hunsrueck area around HHN: Russians, but they blend in well.

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RE: What Are The Main Ethnic Minorities In Your Area?

Mon Oct 22, 2007 12:00 am

Quoting Toast (Thread starter):
So who are the foreign invaders in your city?

In San José, it's the Nicaraguans. Costa Rica in general has the biggest Nicaraguan ex-pat community in all of Central America, I presume most of them came down here because of the high poverty rate back home and possibly also because of the communist dictatorship in the 80's. In fact, what for the United States is the problem of illegal immigration of Latin Americans, especially Cubans and Mexicans, is for Costa Rica the problem with illegal immigration from Nicaraguans, which is why the country imposed a visa requirement for all Nicaraguans (which the Nicaraguans responded with visa requirements for Costa Ricans, a move that was considered as retaliation against Costa Rica, especially in light of the San Juan river patrol dispute).

In Hamburg, the biggest ethnic minorities are Turks and Iranians. Hamburg has in fact one of the biggest Iranian ex-pat communities in all of Germany.
 
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Mon Oct 22, 2007 12:21 am

Quoting Toast (Thread starter):
So who are the foreign invaders in your city?

I live in The ATL and from what I can tell other than my roommate and I, there are only four other white people that live here.
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Mon Oct 22, 2007 12:21 am

Around here, it's all Mexicans and Assyrians.

Those two are the biggest minorities around here.
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Mon Oct 22, 2007 12:21 am

here in Venezuela, I would say without any doubt the colombians.
Well here are also a lot of Portuguese, Italians, (still from first and second generation)
Also there is a decent Argentinian, Chilean, Dominican, Haitian and Chinese Comunity.
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RE: What Are The Main Ethnic Minorities In Your Area?

Mon Oct 22, 2007 12:30 am

White Caucasians... in Britain! I live in North Birmingham, around here about 75% of the resident population are either directly immigrants or are descended from family who moved over here from far flung parts of the former British empire. The population comes from central African countries, the Caribbean and the majority from Iran/Pakistan/Afghanistan/India/Bangladesh. Ironically, that figure is slowly going down because of an increase in economic migrants from Eastern European countries such as Poland.

It's certainly a very diverse area to live in, you get to experience cultures not normally associated with living in England. It does feel a little odd though sometimes, being in the ethnic minority.


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Mon Oct 22, 2007 12:35 am

Quoting Toast (Thread starter):

So who are the foreign invaders in your city?

The largest groups in Helsinki:
- Russians
- Ingrians (Lutheran minority in Russia, living around St Petersburg)
- Estonians
- Somalians

- Largest lingual minority: Swedish speaking Finns, Swedish is the second official language.
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RE: What Are The Main Ethnic Minorities In Your Area?

Mon Oct 22, 2007 12:48 am

Quoting LAXspotter (Reply 1):
Quoting Toast (Thread starter):foreign invaders in your city?
Mexican-Americans, and very few African-Americans, thats about it.

Considered minority races in some parts, but "african-americans" aka black americans, are not foreign invaders in the US, they are just as american as white americans, unless of course you are talking about Africans who recently moved to the US.

Anyhow, I live in Aguascalientes, Mexico. The most notable minority groups are the Japanese due to the large Nissan factory here.
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Mon Oct 22, 2007 1:11 am

Quoting Captaink (Reply 10):
Considered minority races in some parts, but "african-americans" aka black americans, are not foreign invaders in the US, they are just as american as white americans, unless of course you are talking about Africans who recently moved to the US.

they're in the minority, theyre not Invaders, lol. I'm just saying that in this city, they're just in smaller numbers. However you might want to check this guy's comments

Quoting AirTran737 (Reply 5):
there are only four other white people that live here.

Since, ATL has a large percentage of African Americans, im guessing he considers them to be the invaders  Big grin
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Mon Oct 22, 2007 1:12 am

Canadians.

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Mon Oct 22, 2007 1:13 am

Quoting LAXspotter (Reply 11):
Since, ATL has a large percentage of African Americans, im guessing he considers them to be the invaders

Nope, the whites are the invaders. ATL has a 53 % African American Population and a 33% Caucasian population. We (the whites) are definately the invaders.
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Mon Oct 22, 2007 1:19 am

Quoting AirTran737 (Reply 13):
Nope, the whites are the invaders. ATL has a 53 % African American Population and a 33% Caucasian population. We (the whites) are definately the invaders.

lets change the thread title to the "The Huns of your area"  Silly
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RE: What Are The Main Ethnic Minorities In Your Area?

Mon Oct 22, 2007 1:19 am

Toronto - we have people from all over, although in the immediate area where I live for half the year it's predominately Chinese

Windsor - predominately Vietnamese in these parts, and a fair portion of Iraqi's, probably due to Detroit having the largest population of Iraqi's in the US
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Mon Oct 22, 2007 1:20 am

Poles, Poles, Poles and more Poles. Oh, and some Chinese as well.
 
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Mon Oct 22, 2007 1:47 am

Quoting Toast (Thread starter):
So who are the foreign invaders in your city? Ê

Hard to say exactly in Prince William County, VA, since the county doesn't post that information on its website. What they do say is that the county is 63% white, 19% black, 7% Asian, and 1% native American, and 82% non-hispanic, and 18% hispanic.

My guess is that the majority of our immigrants are from El Salvador and Mexico.
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RE: What Are The Main Ethnic Minorities In Your Area?

Mon Oct 22, 2007 2:15 am

Nagoya, Japan:

Since this area is about 95% Japanese (no-brainer), the largest ethnic minorities are Chinese and Koreans by default. Given all the factories in Aichi prefecture, the next largest groups would be Brazilian and Peruvian laborers who are here by virtue of past Japanese bloodlines. Following them would be all of us whiteys, including all the leggy Russian girls working in the hostess clubs  Wink
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RE: What Are The Main Ethnic Minorities In Your Area?

Mon Oct 22, 2007 2:25 am

Quoting STLGph (Reply 2):
is being taken over by yuppies



Quoting STLGph (Reply 2):
gays are taking over



Quoting STLGph (Reply 2):
is becoming largely metrosexual.

Citizens of Yuppland, Gayland, and Metrosexualand?  scratchchin  Gotta brush up my geography, I forgot those ethnicities entirely...  Wink

Quoting LTU932 (Reply 4):
In San José, it's the Nicaraguans.

How do you tell a Nica from a Tico?

Quoting Graphic (Reply 12):
Canadians.

I'm a lumberjack and I'm OK, I sleep all night and I work all day... The perfect immigrants!  duck 

Quoting Braybuddy (Reply 16):
Poles, Poles, Poles and more Poles.

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Mon Oct 22, 2007 2:44 am

As far as Berlin in its entirety is concerned, possibly Turks; but I venture to say that the French form the largest minority here in the Prenzlauer Berg area. And yes, they do blend in well:



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Mon Oct 22, 2007 3:04 am

wow NY um.....
Jews
Mexicans
Puerto Ricans
Russians
Thai
Japanese
Vietnamese
about every other possibility
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Mon Oct 22, 2007 3:14 am

Quoting A380US (Reply 21):
wow NY um.....
Jews
Mexicans
Puerto Ricans
Russians
Thai
Japanese
Vietnamese
about every other possibility

New York is certainly extraordinarily diverse, although nationalities tend to stick together to some extent, as they do elsewhere. When I went to school in Elmhurst, I and an Irish guy were the only Caucasians in our class. There was a black kid, and the rest were Koreans. Our landlord was Korean, the shops were Korean. My aunt reports the area has become more diverse in recent years, though.

Quoting NoUFO (Reply 20):
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Mon Oct 22, 2007 3:27 am

Quoting Toast (Reply 22):
New York is certainly extraordinarily diverse, although nationalities tend to stick together to some extent, as they do elsewhere. When I went to school in Elmhurst, I and an Irish guy were the only Caucasians in our class. There was a black kid, and the rest were Koreans. Our landlord was Korean, the shops were Korean. My aunt reports the area has become more diverse in recent years, though.

same thing could be said about Los Angeles. There were virtually no caucasians in my school, probably 25-30 out of the entire student body of 3,000. 60% of the kids were Hispanic, 20% of the kids were African American, and 20% were Asian primarily Korean and Filipino. I was amongst the 15 South Asian kids in the school, surprisingly you can call that diversity in LA, there are some schools like Jefferson High School in South LA where its about 95% Hispanic and 5% Black, also happens to be one of the most racially heated schools amongst the LA schools.
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Mon Oct 22, 2007 5:07 am

Quoting LAXspotter (Reply 11):
they're in the minority, theyre not Invaders, lol. I'm just saying that in this city, they're just in smaller numbers. However you might want to check this guy's comments

Quoting AirTran737 (Reply 5):there are only four other white people that live here.
Since, ATL has a large percentage of African Americans, im guessing he considers them to be the invaders  

LOL..

You know I didn't realize that ATL had that many black people.
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Mon Oct 22, 2007 5:40 am

San Diego- Mexicans. Oh wait, you asked for minorities, so in that case it would be Americans  duck 
 
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RE: What Are The Main Ethnic Minorities In Your Area?

Mon Oct 22, 2007 5:46 am

Quoting Toast (Reply 19):
How do you tell a Nica from a Tico?

The accent. In Latin America, countries have their own accent, that's how people make out e.g. a Cuban from an Argentinian.
 
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Mon Oct 22, 2007 5:52 am

Quoting LTU932 (Reply 26):
The accent.

Amazing. Nicaragua and Costa Rica are neighbors, and they're small countries. I sure can't tell the difference between their accents (to my defense, I've had little exposure to LatAm Spanish besides Mexican and Argentinian dialects). Hell, I can't always tell the difference between French French and Belgian French. I really suck at accents.  Sad
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Mon Oct 22, 2007 5:55 am

Quoting Frontiercpt (Reply 25):
you asked for minorities, so in that case it would be Americans

sorry to be so damn PC, but that statement would imply the vast majority of Hispanics of Mexican descent in San Diego are not Americans, yet San Diego has a majority Hispanic population that was born in the US  Wink. BTW, Americans isnt a "Ethnicity", its a nationality.
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Mon Oct 22, 2007 6:10 am

Where I live, Caucasians are the minority.
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Mon Oct 22, 2007 6:23 am

Well the Minority for Miami would be White American!  Smile Its great living in the United States but really its nothing like the rest of the country. I guess its like Puerto Rico expect we get to vote for the president.  Wink
For the country Hispanic/Latino would be the main minority than African American.
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Mon Oct 22, 2007 6:25 am

Quoting FlyMIA (Reply 30):
Hispanic/Latino would be the main minority than African American

yep, and then followed by Asian Americans. However some states are going to have a higher Hispanic Population in the future.
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Mon Oct 22, 2007 6:44 am

Well, everyone in Hawaii is a minority. There is no majority ethnicity.
 
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Mon Oct 22, 2007 6:52 am

In Cologne:

The Turks and Italians couldn't already called a minority here.

The real minorities here are:
people from all over ex Yugoslavia (Croatians, Bosnians, etc)
Russians
Poles
people from all over Africa
and Asia (mostly Vietnam, India, Korea, China)

Cologne has a history of 2000 years of immigration. Big grin

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Mon Oct 22, 2007 6:58 am

Quoting Ha763 (Reply 32):
Well, everyone in Hawaii is a minority. There is no majority ethnicity.

Demographics of Hawaii (csv)
By race White Black AIAN Asian NHPI

2005 (total population)
WHITE 41.26%
BLACK 3.33%
AIAN 2.03% AIAN is American Indian or Alaskan Native
ASIAN 57.53%
NHPI 22.10% NHPI is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander



Definately a minority there.
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Mon Oct 22, 2007 7:00 am

Quoting AirTran737 (Reply 34):
ASIAN 57.53%

Mostly Filipino-American, and Japanese American, and to a lesser extent Chinese Americans.
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Mon Oct 22, 2007 7:01 am

Ventura County: Very white, the largest minority being Mexicans.

Century City:

The most visible minority are the Iranians, with European Jews following behind.
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Mon Oct 22, 2007 7:07 am

Quoting Toast (Reply 27):
Amazing. Nicaragua and Costa Rica are neighbors, and they're small countries. I sure can't tell the difference between their accents

Try to make out the differences between the Uruguayan accent and the Argentinian accent. Both accents are almost the same, but have some differences. Same between Chileans and Argentinians, although Chileans don't "sing" the way Argentinians, especially those from Buenos Aires, do. And also, try to make out the differences between the Venezuelan and Cuban accents, there are also subtle differences there, even though the accents sound the same.  Wink

In the case of Costa Ricans and Nicaraguans, the Costa Ricans have this weird way of speaking excessively formal and, this is my main gripe, excessively PC (e.g. instead of "prisoner", they say "privado de libertad" or "freedom deprived person" (literally translated)) and often use different words for the same meaning, but always in a very odd way (we German speakers do the same when it comes to certain choices of words, but at least we do it more elegantly and try to avoid being PC  Wink ), but the basic pronounciation of words is very clean (no "swallowing" of the S and, unlike the Spanish, no pronounciation differences between the S and the letters C and Z, the "Zeta" as it is called here). Nicaraguans often "swallow" the S, like other Latin Americans do in their native accents, and also, mostly in rural areas, speak not in a "factual" form but in a way that can be seem as a little "vulgar" and noticeably rural, something that you can only recognise when you have heard a Costa Rican and a Nicaraguan speak and compare between the two.

All Latin American countries have an own accent, some differences are subtle, and some are very evident. One thing that is for sure: none speak Castillian with the same accent as the Spanish do.
 
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Mon Oct 22, 2007 7:08 am

Quoting N1120A (Reply 36):
European Jews

what about the Persian Jews?
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Mon Oct 22, 2007 7:21 am

Quoting LAXspotter (Reply 38):

what about the Persian Jews?

Included with other Iranians, as they are more similar ethnically and culturally.
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Mon Oct 22, 2007 7:23 am

Quoting Toast (Reply 19):
I forgot those ethnicities entirely... Wink

Well, since when is etnicity the same as nationality?  duck   wink 

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Mon Oct 22, 2007 7:45 am

Monaco :
nouveau Russians, wealthy Italians

Other side of the street (France):
Filipino: maids in Monaco by the hundreds
Moroccans, Algerians,lots
Africans mainly from Angola
Tamil from Sri Lanka and South India
European communities: Portuguese (several thousands) Italians mainly from Calabria
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Mon Oct 22, 2007 7:45 am

Quoting Toast (Thread starter):
Here in Brussels, the two most "visible" minorities are Moroccans and Poles.

In Zurich it traditionally were Italians and Ticinese (from Italian speaking Switzerland), and now there is a heavy Turkish presence with many shops and restaurants and mosques and cultural centres, AND the Albanians, mostly from the Kosovo Territory. The Arab presence is slowly growing, with many people of Moroccan, Algerian and Lebanese and Egyptian origin, but not very visible generally as integrating quite well due to fairly small "communities". What used to be a sizeable group, the "Yugos" are now split into Serbians, Croatians, Macedonians and Slovenians. There however are sizeable Greek and Russian communities, plus since 1956/68 heavy Hungarian, Czech and Slovak communities, which however are heavily integrated and "disappearing in a way"
 
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Mon Oct 22, 2007 7:50 am

Quoting LTU932 (Reply 4):
Iranians. Hamburg has in fact one of the biggest Iranian ex-pat

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there in fact is a sizeable Iranian community in Zurich, but almost "invisible" and well integrated, except for the unbelievable number of carpet-shops !
 
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Mon Oct 22, 2007 7:57 am

Quoting A380US (Reply 21):
Jews

There are many Jews in Zurich, dominating some streets and quarters BUT are a very old community, which increased in size during the 1000 years of Nazi-Germany, slightly got down in the 1950ies and 60ies, but has become growing again, not least as "returnees" of German speaking origin often prefer Zurich to cities in Germany (for some reasons)
 
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Mon Oct 22, 2007 8:02 am

Surinam-Hindustanis
Moroccans
Turks
Poles
Bulgarians
British

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Mon Oct 22, 2007 8:12 am

Quoting RobertNL070 (Reply 45):
Surinam-Hindustanis
Moroccans
Turks
Poles
Bulgarians
British

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Suppose that you refer to the whole of the Netherlands. In Switzerland it differs from place to place. In Geneva for instance, there is a sizeable Maghrebine community, almost dominating some quarters like the Paquis, with yummy restaurants all over the place !  yummy   yummy   yummy   yes  and many most excellent shops. And therefore, quite normal shops in the Geneva area offer a nice range of Maghrebine and Lebanese wines.
 
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Mon Oct 22, 2007 8:41 am

Here in Valencia - Spain, traditionally the biggest minority were the gypsies.
In the last years though Spain has received a big influx of inmigrants, and I could not tell now who are the bigger minority, I guess it is between the Romanians and the Equatorians. Significant numbers of Moroccans, Columbians Bulgarians too.
 
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Mon Oct 22, 2007 8:46 am

Gent... from October to June (and for the unfortunate ones: September as well) the city is invaded by students, largely from the neighbouring West-Flanders province... love hearing that dialect  Smile

For the rest there's a large Turkish community, and recently more and more Eastern Europeans.
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Mon Oct 22, 2007 9:02 am

There is no significant ethnic minority in the city were I live...
And for Berlin - as NoUFO has mentioned already - the biggest minority are Turks.

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Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos