• Is it racist to want to live in a community that is most like you?
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    Is it racist to want to live in a community that is most like you?

    I saw a few people arguing about this on another site and I wanted to ask about it here since you bunch seem to have a straight head on your shoulders.

    One was arguing that it was racist and you should want to live in a mixed community rather than just seeking out people who are like you (skin color, culture, etc.).

    The other said it is perfectly natural to want to live in a community where most of the people are like you in terms of race and culture.

    The first guy argued that the second was racist because of this thinking.

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    I don't think that's necessarily racist, since people are free to associate with whomever they want.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OutlawBard19 View Post
    I don't think that's necessarily racist, since people are free to associate with whomever they want.
    This is how I view it. Unless you are actively seeking to avoid a certain race because you believe you are above them, I see nothing racist about it. I see it more as people wanting to be in a community they can grow in and feel comfortable being a part of.

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    No, not really. I'd prefer to live in the rural areas of the Midlands of England. It's not necessarily because there's a large white population but mainly because it simply happens that the urban areas are filled with a lot of rude people. (Especially the big cities like London.) When I've been to the countryside and small villages there in the past I've talked to some of the friendliest people I've met in my life. It really blows me away how nice the people are in many of those villages in comparison. Meanwhile I presently live in some shithole surrounded by hoodlums, lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mantis View Post
    No, not really. I'd prefer to live in the rural areas of the Midlands of England. It's not necessarily because there's a large white population but mainly because it simply happens that the urban areas are filled with a lot of rude people. (Especially the big cities like London.) When I've been to the countryside and small villages there in the past I've talked to some of the friendliest people I've met in my life. It really blows me away how nice the people are in many of those villages in comparison. Meanwhile I presently live in some shithole surrounded by hoodlums, lol.
    Yeah, it seems like more densely populated areas typically just have more unhappy people. Crime rates are often way higher as well because you have people living on top of each other with upper, middle, and lower-class people (earnings-wise) so it is no surprise. I like living in areas with more farmland and more space between houses, those areas are almost completely white but still "diverse" in other regards.

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    I don't see anything wrong with wanting to live around people of the same race or religion or what have you. People should be free to associate with whoever they want. I also decided to move to a rural area away from the city because I was tired of living in crowded miserable pretentious places. Although I've never lived anywhere outside of 1 state as a kid but once I got out of the military I decided I would never live there or that state. I've lived my entire Adult life outside of the military in Texas and in a rural municipality away from the cities and I love it. It is for the most part quiet, nobody is close enough to my house since I'm in a quarter acre plot of land, the house is decently sized with a yard and pool and fully fenced out. I am able to enjoy my life now without having neighbors of a particular race that I had a problem with back when I was a kid. So I think I made the right call. If people want to call me a racist that's fine. I honestly don't think other people's opinions have any value when I value my happiness over other people's opinions.

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    Also the area I live in because people live further apart and there is farm land, but we aren't too far away from amenities, people are pretty nice. There are a lot of white people but there are also Hispanics here and they are just as cool as well. I will say this, there is a group my wife and I hang out with that tend to be the White equivalent of "Rachet" and they can be loud, obnoxious, rude, and overall just unpleasant to be around, however they don't live anywhere near us so its not like we worry about them being annoying or disturbing the peace in my home. And some of them are pretty cool people. I see the good in people no matter what color or creed, and I typically judge people by the character of their actions and words not anything else.

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    That's interesting, Albert. Somehow a lot of people here are connected with Texas in one way or another. Nice to meet you, by the way!

    Quote Originally Posted by Albert927 View Post
    I see the good in people no matter what color or creed, and I typically judge people by the character of their actions and words not anything else.
    Those are great words to live by. I don't think there's anything wrong with having an overall preference of living with people of your race. Others do it. Black people, Japanese, Indians, so on. White people are an exception to the rule. It is inherently racist for us to have such a preference, even if subtle. Or at least that's what people are taught to believe. I've known great black people and good people from other non-white backgrounds too. But yet, it seems the people I'd get along with the best in my country are in areas that are majority-white. I share your sentiment: if that makes me a racist according to modern ideologies, so be it. I will not let a fear of judgement dictate my actions.

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