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As a homeowner, it really matters very little to me whether my neighbors are black, white, red, or green. If we all take reasonably good care of our property and have respect for each others' privacy, peace, and quiet, all is well. The fact is that there are responsible and irresponsible people of any and all races, so it would be unfair to paint any entire race with the same broad brush.
Also, this article is obviously geared toward metro areas, but after living all over the country in large and small cities/towns, I find that I can get along without some ammenities that others might require, and that living in a smaller town is a better fit for me. Many of these articles assume that the entire population lives in New York or Los Angeles (or some other large metro area) when in fact a lot of people prefer small towns or even rural areas.
elskootero: Your logic is flawed. Not everyone wants to be like or around white people. Your assumption is that you think you're better and that they think you're better. Most of the run down homes in neighborhoods around mine are old homes owned by white people who have cars in the yard, torn up lawns, ridiculously old paint that's peeling, living room furniture on the front porch, no windown treatments so you can see straight through the house, and all sorts of nonsense in their yard. Seriously, even an old house needs to be painted and when does a lawn become a parking lot?
My home is VERY well cared for, lawn maintenanced (I have a lawn, not dirt), properly painted and powerwashed on schedule, no gutters hanging, no cars on my lawn, grass cut, flowers planted, lawn edged, and GREEN grass, not brown. My neighbors do the same and the ratio is approx. 3% white, 2% hispanic, and 95% Black working class!
To make such a racially biased comment is just showing your stupidity! I know you're not better, don't want to be like you and don't want to live in an area surrounded by you.
I think the best neighborhoods regardless of race as long as they take care of their property, take our their trash, cut their lawn, paint their homes, and don't have kids who are a nuisance.
We for one would never live in a neighborhood of mostly white people. Contrary to your belief, I like a mix of all people and don't believe one is any better than any other. You sure are full of yourself and probably don't like your life, but still think "at least I'm not Black, wouldn't want that problem". Pitiful, you are.
Yes you are an idiot & yes I'm going to label your response as a racist response. Because your view is narrow & does not encompass the true nature on why certain neighborhoods stay nice while others don't.
Upon initial review & if all you do is watch TV & get your opinions strictly from TV then yes one could say that "white" neighborhoods are cleaner & in a "childish" way say it's better. But race has nothing to do with it, it's economics whether micro or macro. It just so happens that you don't find many predonimately black or latino upper middle class neighborhoods. BUT THEY DO EXIST. You don't see them because once again you watch too much TV & probably are too afraid to venture out into he real world & find these places but they do exist & they are just as well maintained & just as safe as your loved "white" neighborhoods.
The FACTS are people tend to take care of their "stuff", take care of the area they live in & take more pride into something that they have more STAKE in. It's not race, it's how much do you have invested in your community, money & time wise.
Your simplistic racial view is comedic at best & tends to run very parellel with most racist's who say they're not racist but are too dumb to figure out that.............they are.