James Bond wrote:
Jules Winnfield wrote:Not to invoke the spirit of Kurama20 (but I will probably end up doing anyways), I find it interesting that the US cities that are options in the poll are, for the most part, quite white/asian whereas other cities worthy of consideration, and happen to have sizeable black/latino populations, are brushed aside/left out.
DC---how is this not on the list of options? it's the nation's capitol! oh, i forgot, because it's Chocolate city and it probably doesn't help that a black man's in the White House
Atlanta---how can one not appreciate it's relatively low COL, nightlife and quality of living?
Miami---the beaches, nightlife, the women. c'mon, if Will Smith can make a song about, it can't be too bad.
All great places to live but share one thing in common---populated heavily by blacks/latinos.
It makes no sense that nobody will vouch for them/include them as options while obscure places, like Charlottesville and Boise, are being talked about.
This is stupid.
While I think you're going a bit far with the whole race thing, for what it's worth, DC, ATL, and Miami are three of my FAVORITE cities and I'm pretty white bread
Ugh, Miami is terrible.
I've lived in South Florida for awhile, including Miami for a bit, and I cannot wait to get out. It's oppressively hot and humid all year round, making it miserable to go anywhere. It's not a 'real' city like most of the others listed. In other words, there's no discernible city core. You can't walk around, take public transit, enjoy public parks like NYC or or DC, etc. You NEED a car to get around, even in the most dense areas that pass for "urban" in the "city". Of course, traffic is horrendous because the roads were never built to handle that level of traffic. Downtown is primarily a business district full of parking garages. By 8:00 PM it's abandoned except for a very large homeless population.
The infrastructure is terrible, public services are a joke, and the violent crime rate is high. There are pretty limited white collar, professional career options. Also, I love a culturally diverse city. I love that aspect of NYC and DC, but in Miami, it's different. In my personal experience in Miami, if you're not bilingual you are very much marginalized. I could go on for pages, but I don't want to bore everyone with a rant
But I will agree that DC seems great. I was very set on going to NYC for law school, but after visiting DC a few times I fell in love with it.