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    Quote Originally Posted by ZAK View Post
    To be honest, and I know I will probably get bashed on bubhub for this, but I can understand her thinking, even though I PERSONALLY do not agree with it. (And yes, she is racist).

    What would have been the most correct thing to say is I guess, everyone around us has the same cultural background, and I really enjoy that.

    It's like me....I don't like to see myself as classist or ideologuist, but I do enjoy living in areas with similar economic situations, or similar values (hence why I love where I live right now, also it's bloody beautiful!!!)
    Not going to bash you, but will say I'm the opposite. I like to see and experience different cultures. Economic situations? Couldn't care less. Experience has taught me that good people aren't necessarily well off- and well off people aren't necessarily good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wally90 View Post
    No good ever follows a "but".

    I don't mean to offend you...but...
    This isn't an attack on you...but...
    Can I ask what you mean by economic situations and if you mean similar level of income can I ask why it makes it a better place to live? Just trying to understand your views

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    Gosh, you couldn't pay me enough to live in an all white Australian suburb.

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    I doubt there is any such thing as an all-white suburb in Australia. Therefore, I am going to assume that she lived in an area (and I can think of quite a few in Brisbane that are constantly on the news) that have a lot of multi cultural tensions, therefore violence. No, it doesn't happen in every multi cultural area, and of course violence is happening amongst Caucasian people also, so I'm going to give her the benefit of the doubt & agree that she isn't racist if she is just happy to be away from culture fighting. I hope I have portrayed what I am trying to say correctly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Atropos View Post
    Experience has taught me that good people aren't necessarily well off- and well off people aren't necessarily good.
    You've hit the nail on the head there!



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    When I first moved to Australia, I lived on a street with only one Australian... and I hated it. I was surrounded by Kiwis, with a few Brits thrown into the mix and it felt so insular.

    My 2 kids and a little Japanese girl are the only non-white (coloured, haha) kids in their daycare. I didn't notice this until another parent joked that they are the token brown kids (and all 3 are quite fair skinned). I don't want my children growing up without cultural diversity, or to think that 'white is normal', but it's an amazing centre and they get a lot of diversity outside of daycare.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MummaOJ View Post
    I doubt there is any such thing as an all-white suburb in Australia. Therefore, I am going to assume that she lived in an area (and I can think of quite a few in Brisbane that are constantly on the news) that have a lot of multi cultural tensions, therefore violence. No, it doesn't happen in every multi cultural area, and of course violence is happening amongst Caucasian people also, so I'm going to give her the benefit of the doubt & agree that she isn't racist if she is just happy to be away from culture fighting. I hope I have portrayed what I am trying to say correctly.
    Tensions that stem from racial elitist views, or racial entitlement views... It's interesting you mention that, as it's largely the result of the type of attitude that the lady describe in the OP has, except different races.

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    I know people who have actually spent most of their professional careers working in developing countries around the world, for the UN and ngo's, that have become racist as a result of their experiences, and love nothing more than coming home to their nice, all-white, civilised neighbourhoods.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    Gosh, you couldn't pay me enough to live in an all white Australian suburb.
    I grew up in a very white area. It's a lot more diverse now, but back then, it really wasn't.

    DF & a friend were reminiscing about the street they grew up on - Nonna D across the road feeding them constantly, the Vietnamese family next door who gave all the meat offcuts to the dog (they swear the dog ate better than anyone in the street) the older couple from Serbia who fought like cat & dog and had the most creative insults.

    I'd much rather their experiences than my lack of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Atropos View Post
    Not going to bash you, but will say I'm the opposite. I like to see and experience different cultures. Economic situations? Couldn't care less. Experience has taught me that good people aren't necessarily well off- and well off people aren't necessarily good.
    of course people who aren't well off can be good people! Anyone from any background can be a good person. I speak from experience here, I lived in a low socio-economic area for 3 years (DH and I bought our first home at 21 and it's all we could afford) and we had a mix of lovely young families in our street, but we also had some less than desirable types living in our street - I am not exaggerating when I say we had a police car or ambulance in our street at least 3 times a month. We had a share house 2 doors down, and a drug dealer at the end of the street, and one night they had a ginormous fight which ended up with a stabbing on our driveway!!!! That was the night DH and I decided to sell up and get out. I just didn't feel safe anymore. Unfortunately low socio economic areas can bring with it people that have serious problems, just a fact of life I'm afraid. I'm not ashamed to say that that is why we left the area.

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