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    I live in a street with heaps of people from different cultures. Kiwis, aboriginals, korean. We also live next door to an emergency housing house so we have different people moving in there every 12 months or so. Most of them are not the type of people you would want as neighbours. Over the years we have had kids harassing pur dog in the back yard, throwing eggs at our house, verbal abuse for months from a previous tenant (sister was friends with their daughter, they had a fight which involved our parents but they just took it too far etc etc), tenants putting rubbish over in our yard. Most of them were from different cultural backgrounds but not once did I hate a race just because of a few people I had to deal with that were completely rude and disrespectful. You cant exactly assume everyone from that race is going to be the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpecialPatrolGroup View Post
    Yep. My suburb is pretty white and it is boring. I am disappointed by the lack of diversity at dd's daycare. I am just looking into schools and the diversity factor will play a part in our decision about where we send her.

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    My younger 2 children go to daycare in western sydney, not far from my work and it's pretty standard that the only kids there are white (like them). On the other hand, my eldest goes to school near our house where there are 34 different langauges spoken at her school and my daughter is the only kid in her class with blonde hair

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    The only thing I don't like about having neighbours of different cultures is that their dinner always smells better than mine. My parents neighbours are Sri Lankan and arriving home on a cold winter afternoon, I used to want to keep driving past mum and dads and go jump into the pot of whatever she was cooking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Truffle View Post
    A wise person once told me that when you put a "but" in a sentence it totally negates the first half of the sentence. The person listening only hears the second half. It was in regards to giving feedback but it does apply all round!
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    Quote Originally Posted by fluffykitty View Post
    I live in a street with heaps of people from different cultures. Kiwis, aboriginals, korean. We also live next door to an emergency housing house so we have different people moving in there every 12 months or so. Most of them are not the type of people you would want as neighbours. Over the years we have had kids harassing pur dog in the back yard, throwing eggs at our house, verbal abuse for months from a previous tenant (sister was friends with their daughter, they had a fight which involved our parents but they just took it too far etc etc), tenants putting rubbish over in our yard. Most of them were from different cultural backgrounds but not once did I hate a race just because of a few people I had to deal with that were completely rude and disrespectful. You cant exactly assume everyone from that race is going to be the same.

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    I've had horrid, filthy neighbours in a rental next door of our last house and housing on the other side..all Caucasians

    But....in certain areas of Brisbane (Logan) there is most certainly an ethnic war going on and I wouldn't like to live there. It's dangerous!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ozeymumof5 View Post
    I've had horrid, filthy neighbours in a rental next door of our last house and housing on the other side..all Caucasians

    But....in certain areas of Brisbane (Logan) there is most certainly an ethnic war going on and I wouldn't like to live there. It's dangerous!
    We have had australians next door a few times and some were alright, kept to themselves and only a few were so loud and rude. Im talking parties every night until 4am and bottles being thrown on the street and fights etc. We even found used syringes laying in the gutter all the time which just disgusted me because there are young children in pretty much every house on the street.

    As for Logan, my step sister used to live in kingston and the stuff that happened around there was bad enough...

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    I don't think people understood me correctly when I said, people of similar situations. I guess, similar values would be the correct word.

    I don't look down on ANYONE.

    I just prefer to live in a suburb that is traditionally very working class, but not unemployed majority (like Logan and places like that). That doesn't mean that I don't socialise 'outside' this. I just like a place that feels like HOME. No police cars, but no measuring each other by how good our cars/mansions are.

    This is what works for me personally.

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    I'm from a wealthy area in Sydney (it wasn't always that way- bit of a 90s boom suburb). And there is still crime and still dodgy people around - even though most people who live there are middle to upper income, educated professions etc. Of course some areas are worse than others, but to imply that bad stuff doesn't happen in higher income areas is not correct.


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    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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    Haha, I feel the same - where are all the different cultures? Certainly not here that is for sure And the food really suffers for it!

    And of course there is crime around here (though not as much or as vicious as Sydney) but more often than not the perpetrators are white bogans.

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    I lived in western sydney for 10 years. Sometimes as a 'whitey' I felt like I was the odd one out. It was a very culturally diverse area.

    I ended up moving to regional NSW (for a number of reasons) four years ago and I kind of miss the diversity! Living in a 'white' area just means I see a tonne more bogans than I used to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by beebs View Post
    I'm from a wealthy area in Sydney (it wasn't always that way- bit of a 90s boom suburb). And there is still crime and still dodgy people around - even though most people who live there are middle to upper income, educated professions etc. Of course some areas are worse than others, but to imply that bad stuff doesn't happen in higher income areas is not correct.




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    lol I never once implied that bad stuff doesn't happen in higher income areas! But I did imply that it happens more frequently in low income areas, and I can validate is with experience and common sense. To me there is no disputing that statement. Ask any police officer! It's like saying that teenage pregnancies are more prevalent in lower socio economic areas - I'm not saying that rich teenage girls don't ever get pregnant, but it's just a fact that it happens more in the poorer areas for a variety of different reasons. I am baffled how anyone even misinterpreted me in the first place, was just trying to further what @ZAK was saying about how it's not race that is even a consideration or concern for where I live, but I agree that it's more important to me to live in an area with similar thinking people. Family orientated hard working people.
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