Your opinion on [US style] suburbs [and exurbs, and edge cities]:

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Barkey@ Does white guilt only extend to slavery though? I mean, the whole racism and inequality issue didnt exactly stop after the civil war. Then again, its not like non-whites were the only ones who got the shaft, I seem to remember reading that the Irish got treated like shit.
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[up] We did, and pretty much yes, as far as I can tell.

The Irish had a rough road in America... Not necessarily like the blacks did, but you know. It's still racism.
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78 Barkey23rd Feb 2011 01:05:26 PM from Bunker 051 , Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
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Barkey@ Does white guilt only extend to slavery though? I mean, the whole racism and inequality issue didnt exactly stop after the civil war. Then again, its not like non-whites were the only ones who got the shaft, I seem to remember reading that the Irish got treated like shit.

I wouldn't know, I don't feel guilty for anything that I didn't do myself, and California has a very odd and unique racial situation. Here, there isn't the slightest give-a-fuck what type of white someone is. This far west we just assume that every white person is a mongrel of some sort and move on.

So there isn't really any sort of feelings towards someone being Irish or Russian or Jewish etc, because nobody really cares, they are just white. Besides, white people are a minority here, so that also changes things.
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79 Deboss23rd Feb 2011 04:09:17 PM from Awesomeville Texas
I see the Awesomeness.
Not a fan of most city designs. I have a near universal hate for "old cities" due to the cramped roads. And peoples irrational hatred of grid lays. Although, nothing get's Deboss into a frothing hatred mood like badly timed stop lights.
80 Pykrete23rd Feb 2011 04:13:42 PM from Viridian Forest
NOT THE BEES
My driving test made me turn onto an unmarked one-way — it was marked only with road paint that had long since worn off. Thankfully I saw people parked on the left side and figured it out in time.

There was a street in Eugene next to the Carl's Jr. that used to be two-way, but they turned it into one way going north. They forgot to take down the arrows and signs that said you could turn into it going south.
81 Rottweiler23rd Feb 2011 04:21:31 PM from Portland, Oregon
Dog and Pony Show
[up] Oh man, the Carl's Jr. on Broadway?

Trying to legally get out of that parking lot is stupid.
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82 Pykrete23rd Feb 2011 04:23:35 PM from Viridian Forest
NOT THE BEES
Have they actually taken those signs down yet? It's been like three years, but they were there until I left.

Thank goodness for living nearby and walking.
If you look at the accumulation of wealth among various old families, you'll see that their fortunes fall quite often, and new ones take their place. It isn't an unbroken line of patricians. So I'm not even sure that the "whites had a head start" argument holds up, once barriers to people of other ethnicities fall and they are allowed to make money over two or three generations.
84 LoniJay23rd Feb 2011 08:54:54 PM from Australia , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
My family moved to Australia so long ago that it no longer really matters what we were before that. Pretty mongrel really, I guess.

The suburb where I went to school was apparently a 'bad' neighbourhood. I remember we went to an event in the city once in the school minibus, and I overheard some other kids sniggering that we were from Caboolture, hur hur.
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