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    So it's the tourists that are racist by being predominately white.

    No black tourists? At least 30% of them should be painted brown to show how unracist they are.

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    NYC A simple stroll often has one overhearing 12 different languages.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hick View Post
    A simple stroll often has one overhearing 12 different languages
    ...definitely: Bronxese, Queenspeak, Harlembabble, Statenidiom...the list is endless...

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    I need to update my maps...apparently NYC has migrated to the USPACNW.





    Quote Originally Posted by Loy Toy View Post
    the main city was full of white people.
    Rumors to the contrary, we are still a majority white country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    Naw they are all over. All you have to do is ride the subway and you see the melting pot that is NYC.
    We took numerous Subways. R train and Rail 5. They are quite ethnically diverse. Some odd ducks on the Metro. Saw quite a few drunks and interesting characters mixed with suits and your blue collar types. The Metro is packed during commuter hours.

    Honestly it appears that most retail is all non caucasian. Macy's, DSW, Sephora, Levi store, Banana Republic. etc. All hotels same way and that's primarily due to hourly wage I would suspect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post
    that's primarily due to hourly wage I would suspect
    ...the lower the wage, the more color you'll see...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    ...a rather parochial view
    I suggest my view was based upon honest and clear observation.

    No sinister overtone intended.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SKkin View Post
    we are still a majority white country.
    Not for long

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    ...^*tremble*...hace frio aqui, no?...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    Top stuff J. Cheers.
    Thanks LuLu.

    Packing up and heading back to quiet Wine country of Napa California today. A full day ahead of hurricane Florence. I walked this morning and felt the warm winds. It's a coming...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    ...the lower the wage, the more color you'll see...
    Absolutley. Been that way for...well...ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    the lower the wage, the more color you'll see...
    Do you class Hispanic's particularly Mexicans as being coloured?

    Based upon my experience and out shopping in supermarkets and malls across the US Central States, African Americans were rarely seen working on check-outs and customer service duties. Mostly Hispanics and Caucasian Americans working in most retail outlets.

    I sincerely do not want to create any racially induced debate on this great thread but based upon every picture posted I think I saw 1 African American person.

    I am sincerely interested! Sorry if I have offended anybody!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    hace frio aqui, no?


    Is that the 'wayne's world' version?

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    Since some of the minorities are squeakier wheels they may seem more numerous than they actually are.

    The squeakiest wheel only represents about 2.5 % of our population.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hick View Post
    NYC A simple stroll often has one overhearing 12 different languages.
    I heard so many different languages. I think there is a perception all caucasians are Americans and speak English. Not the case at all.

    I found NYC to be just like SF. Similar tourist attractions, same diverse cultures present, lots of tourist scams and Starbucks on every corner Of I had been to NYC before on business numerous times and years ago did the New Years Eve party in Time Square.

    This trip however I was in full on Tourist mode to show my wife around. I found it interesting and sometimes frustrating. Over all though fun trip but quite expensive.

    I do recommend staying at the Hyatt NY midtown South. Rooms are small but clean and effective. Everything is within walking distance and there are some Awesome bars/pubs within 50 yards. The staff was great. Request 20th floor or higher and request rooms with O2 or 03 ( 2403). This faces the Empire state building.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Loy Toy View Post
    Sorry if I have offended anybody!
    You didn't offend anyone. Surely not me.

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    Few departing pics



    Empire State building with 50% above in Fog.



    Looking down 25 floors in fire escape area. Dropping my phone would have been a hell of a video.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    Not for long
    I agree - read somewhere that during start of school Year of 2014, the majority of school kids are the minorities - blacks, Hispanics, Asians, Pacific Islanders, Native Americans. Much more percentage of school & university age people identify as mixed race or biracial. More people will be bi- or trilingual. (Good for them, IMO). The USA general pop'n will be more brown in the coming years - like it or not...

    Was a tourist in the DC area & surrounds a few years ago. Saw lots of blacks, Hispanics and Asians - but then, that's DC.

    Thanks for the pics & stories, JP!

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    Currently in Uber Ride. Man the entire cut throat pushy drivers are at war. We walk out hotel and one guy walks at us to grab luggage from wife. I ran out and said NOT RIDING WITH YOU!. They prey on people at hotels like vultures.

    Took the Hudson River tunnel out. As soon as you exit NYC the world changes. Ghetto looking neighborhoods, roads bad. houses tore up. Typical Stuff in the US in most big name places.

    I have to say I miss Thailand for daily living. US fun to place to visit.

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    Chilling at JFK with a Double Latte.

    Wife going over trip costs. I just laughed. Thank God the airfare was free. I used up some of the 500k frequent flyer miles I have.

    Some numbers for folks interested

    Hyatt for 5 day. $1340
    Air fare 0.
    Dining. ~ $650
    Cabs/ Trains/ Uber $175
    Tour deals $125
    Shopping to take avoid tax on clothing $400
    My bar tab ~ $100 or so
    Incidentals. ~$75

    Rough Total $2865 or 91,800 baht.

    Now back to Napa to relax for a week then off to San Fran then San Jose to hang with friends and more family

    Then the Drive to Seattle Washington for my friends wedding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katie23 View Post
    The USA general pop'n will be more brown in the coming years - like it or not...
    katie, hope I live long enough to see that come to pass. Because I want to see what happens when the minority card is no longer a legitimate play. What will the squeaky wheels do then?


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    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post
    Now back to Napa to relax for a week then off to San Fran then San Jose to hang with friends and more family

    Then the Drive to Seattle Washington for my friends wedding.
    More pics then from PNW JP? I didn't lose anything in NYC.

    edit: some pics like this maybe?



    or maybe you're just sticking to city life...^Mt. Hood I think.
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    Keep it comin


    damn i got ripped somewhere (I don't log hotel or brand names) in Times Square last Fall.

    think i was paying around 450 a night(!)
    twas niiiice tho

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    Quote Originally Posted by SKkin View Post
    Because I want to see what happens when the minority card is no longer a legitimate play. What will the squeaky wheels do then?
    Nice to see how you really feel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SKkin View Post
    What will the squeaky wheels do then?
    ..change of squeaky cast: whining whites next up!...

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