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In a changing world, Portland remains overwhelmingly white

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posted on Jan, 19 2009 @ 03:18 PM
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In a changing world, Portland remains overwhelmingly white


www.oregonlive.com

As the nation's first African American president prepares to take office this week, metro Portland -- with its overwhelmingly white population and leadership -- is demographically out of step with 2009 America.
(visit the link for the full news article)




posted on Jan, 19 2009 @ 03:18 PM
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Ok, first off. I COMPLETELY and DEEPLY resent this article; here's why! First off, on the front page of the paper version of the Oregonian, it has in big HUGE black lettering...

"WHITE, in the face of change.
In a changing world, Portland remains overwhelmingly white"

In reading the article, it's reads like all the 'white' folk have suddenly got together in the last few years and conspired together to 'make' Portland/metro area COMPLETELY white! grrrrr..

2nd, one of the millions of bumper stickers here you readily notice is something that reads "Portland, the place for diversity' They then plaster 3 other pics of events around the city with people to 'prove' their theory!!!

I can not believe this actually got printed!! I use to be a member of a church in NE Portland, called New Song on MLK Blvd and definately would still attend there if we moved back!

If there's not an outrage to the mayor will soon will be!!

Even if the majority of PDX is white, what's really is the point???? !!!! I wouldn't care if the whole city was black, purple, orange or blue.



www.oregonlive.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Jan, 19 2009 @ 03:22 PM
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Really? How unusual. Sounds to me like a campaign to confuse the hell out of everyone there. But you do know that the first step to control and manipulate a populace is to cause mass confusion.

Its easier to guide the gullable when the gullable is too confused to decide for themselves.

If you see Clyde Lewis. at Bodacious Classics, tell him hi for me. He knows who RFBurns is.


Cheers!!!!



posted on Jan, 19 2009 @ 03:24 PM
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This is horrible reporting. There are historical differences between regions of the US and the world. Are we going to see an article in the Miami Herald lamenting the low eskimo popluation there? I live in a Maine and we hear crap like this from time to time. Just because there is a higher "white" popluation here dosen't mean we don't want other people to come up to visit or live for any reason so superficial. What is DC like 70% black? Should we bus white people there?

It's just a bad angle to discuss the racial issue when now-a-days we are more divided by income than anything else. Just an awful job


[edit on 1/19/09 by stikkinikki]



posted on Jan, 19 2009 @ 03:25 PM
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(This is gonna be taken wrong by someone, I'm sure... but so what?)

Would you like us to do some integrated bussing and send some African Americans down from Seattle?

The news article is ridiculous, btw.



posted on Jan, 19 2009 @ 03:31 PM
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It was also voted:



Americas cleanest city by Readers Digest

Cleanest City


As well as "Best Place To Live in the US" by Men's Journal


Also just voted by Headline News as No. 1 for public transportation and pedestrian friendliness, safety, cleanliness, public parks, and environmental awareness.

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Portland is a nice city and hopefully will continue to be, regardless of the racist overtones of the article in the OP.



posted on Jan, 19 2009 @ 03:33 PM
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thx for the replies everyone! plz flag it to keep it going!!


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posted on Jan, 19 2009 @ 03:54 PM
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I'm not surprised by this news at all. Portland is a very stuck up Socialist city, just like Boulder, CO. Their idea of the public good is to force the other guy to make the change, then pat themselves on the back for making him change. If they actually had to accept minorities in their communities, they'd go nuts!

Just my personal observations of living there. I was so glad to leave!



posted on Jan, 19 2009 @ 04:11 PM
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This article really really pssed me off!

What the hell ?

I mean wow there are 3 or 4 cities with a majority white population ? RACIST!! quick, get some laws in place so we quickly get more and more minorities in portland, we can't have a bunch of white people living in happiness and peace!



posted on Jan, 19 2009 @ 04:22 PM
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As the nation's first African American president prepares to take office this week, metro Portland -- with its overwhelmingly white population and leadership -- is demographically out of step with 2009 America.


And hey - guess what:
Communist China is overwhelming YELLOW!.
Note 1: Outside the 90% or so Han Chinese majority, most "ethnic minorities" such as the Manchus are as indistinguishable physically from a Han as a Welshman is from an Englishman - probably less so, actually.
Note 2: A large percentage of immigration to Communist China is overseas Chinese - not Africans, Middle Easterners or anyone that knows some Mandarin

Come on Mainland China - diversity isn't just for Whitey!.

What am I saying - yes, it is!
"Gentrification" is "destroying black (who lived there before blacks did...) communities" through a rising white/decling black population yet "diversity is increasing in (white) suburbs, by a rising non-white/decling white population!"


But in metro Portland, public policy still is controlled from a white point of view. Among the hundreds of mayors, city council members and state lawmakers representing metro Portland, there are just four Latino city councilors, one African-born council member and a lone African American state senator.


Translation:
What was white must be made non-white.
What was non-white must be kept non-white.




Portland's lack of diversity means it is less cosmopolitan, less dynamic and at risk of being less competitive than other metro areas, worries David Bragdon, president of the Metro regional government.


"Cosmopolitan"?
I recall that Paris was also a "cosmopolitan" city - now they can proudly claim the "diversity" achievment of112 car-burnings a day!"
"Dynamic"?
China is moving towards superpower status, yet as mentioned previously immigration is largely "overseas Chinese", while A SINGLE indigenous ethnic group is still >90% of the population.
"Competitive"?
Just take a look at what "diversity" did to California (Mexifornia would be more appropriate...).


"Oregon was virulently racist for much of its history," says Bragdon, the Metro leader. "And if you don't have a large minority population, that becomes self-reinforcing over time."


This is hilarious!
This idiot forgets that Anti-immigration sentiment in Europe increases as immigration/immigrants increases
Seriously, didn't anyone else notice that it was the states with the largest/smallest black populations that Obama did well in?

Seriously, if any ATSers haven't realised it already:
The White Man is slated for extermination by "diversity".

Don't believe me? Compare European immigration rates to Asia, Africa and South America - then compare Asian, African and South American immigration to Europe.



posted on Jan, 19 2009 @ 04:30 PM
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*cracks knuckles*

I might have to take some time off to travel and find the editor to this article.

Get ready white America, we are on the verge of being ... well .. attacked.

How about there been an article on Compton or Detroit?

Not much to say about those cities. I can't comment more about this thread without being banned.

Burns.. check out the new sig!


[edit on 19-1-2009 by Cio88]



posted on Jan, 19 2009 @ 04:53 PM
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Well, let's truck 'em on in...


Incidentally, how white is too white?

If 80% of the US is white, isn't Portland at 78% a couple of points too short? Apparently, Portland has the opposite problem. Quick, let's borrow some whites from Canada.


My personal favorite:



In today's America, people of color make up more than 40 percent of a typical metro area's population, an analysis by The Oregonian shows.


Perhaps, then, we should really be shipping minorities to rural America. Statistically, that is where the need is.




What trash masquerading as journalism....



[edit on 19-1-2009 by loam]



posted on Jan, 19 2009 @ 04:55 PM
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I agree!

It's just a shame that journalism is dead.


With that being said... it's clear that the battle lines have already been drawn, we are just waiting for the first shot.



posted on Jan, 19 2009 @ 05:23 PM
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I fail to see what it is in the article that people are getting so bent about.

It doesn't seem to advocate the idea that Portland is "racist" or that Portland's racial makeup needs to be changed, just that it's demographically whiter than average.

BFD

Why are people getting so excited over a silly, boring article about a census curiosity



posted on Jan, 19 2009 @ 05:35 PM
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Interesting. I owned a business there when MLK Blvd. was first renamed. The next Mayor and a friend of his who was self admittedly in the KKK fought really hard to change it back to its old name. It was all over the news there.

I was beat half to death by a group of Loggers not far from Portland once. They assaulted me because I had long hair and was in a rented van with California plates. I hope Oregon has grown up since then.

During the time I lived in Portland some of the Skin Heads who were all over town, beat a Diplomats Son to death with a bat because he was Black.

Are you old enough to remember the warning signs on Oregon's borders that warned Californians they were not welcome to move there? Oregon had quite an odd history in that regard. The Mayor just before I left fired all the women and most Blacks. He was sued by the female Cheif of Police he fired and lost. He was sued numerous times and made no secret of his connection to the KKK. He was a long time local Bar owner and the bud of many jokes.

Look in the newspaper archives around 87 to 89.



posted on Jan, 19 2009 @ 05:46 PM
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Originally posted by xmotex
I fail to see what it is in the article that people are getting so bent about.

It doesn't seem to advocate the idea that Portland is "racist" or that Portland's racial makeup needs to be changed, just that it's demographically whiter than average.

BFD

Why are people getting so excited over a silly, boring article about a census curiosity


Are you serious?




...whites have flocked to the Portland area...

...startlingly white...

...The implications are far-reaching...

...public policy still is controlled from a white point of view...

...Portland's lack of diversity means it is less cosmopolitan, less dynamic and at risk of being less competitive than other metro areas...

...disproportionately so...

...Portland is predominantly white...by design...





[edit on 19-1-2009 by loam]



posted on Jan, 19 2009 @ 05:48 PM
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It's a good article for the "Moral Outrage" members of ATS.

Mayor Nagin calls New Orleans a chocolate city - ahh who cares. But someone calls Portland "overwhelmingly white" and suddenly our resident Al Sharptons are all climbing up on their ivory towers.

The truth of the matter, the unspoken truth, is that the majority of people reading this instantly wonder what Portland's crime levels are like, but they would never admit it.

One of the few genuine conspiracies in this country, is the constant desire to let you see one thing, and think another.



posted on Jan, 19 2009 @ 05:49 PM
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Well, If I was able to get US Residency i'd move to Portland..

it seems nice there!

Can anyone get me US residency ?



posted on Jan, 19 2009 @ 06:47 PM
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While I didn't see a single Black person in Portland while I was there, it is not fair to say that they are somehow behind the rest of the country. Portland is white because it is, not because they made it that way.



posted on Jan, 19 2009 @ 07:00 PM
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Originally posted by xmotex
I fail to see what it is in the article that people are getting so bent about.


Okay then - whenever the article mentions white, I'll replace that with black and vice-versa, and you can decide if it's "not racist" then.


Among the nation's 40 largest metro areas, only four -- none of them in the West -- are blacker than Portland, new census figures show.



In today's America, white people make up more than 40 percent of a typical metro area's population, an analysis by The Oregonian shows.

But in metro Portland, public policy still is controlled from a black point of view. Among the hundreds of mayors, city council members and state lawmakers representing metro Portland, there are just four Irish-American city councilors, one European-born council member and a lone English American state senator.



Portland's lack of diversity means it is less cosmopolitan, less dynamic and at risk of being less competitive than other metro areas, worries David Bragdon, president of the Metro regional government.



Portland-area employers competing for top talent have a hard time retaining European American hires, who often can't bear the social and cultural isolation of a metro area that is less than 3 percent white.



Anderson has stayed four years, bought a house in Tanasbourne, loves her job and calls Portland "the friendliest place I have ever lived." But she chafes at often being the only white face in the room, longing for "somebody I could talk to who might have similar experiences to me."



The Portland area's nearly half-million whites often get the message that their concerns are an afterthought, says Irma Valdez, a real estate agent who serves on the Portland Planning Commission. "Some of the stuff I hear on the planning commission would make you want to pass out," she says.


Black people don't "understand" white views? Black Americans don't have a "similiar experience" to white Americans?

So much for "post-racial" America - or was it post-white-racial America?


Originally posted by xmotex
It doesn't seem to advocate the idea that Portland is "racist" or that Portland's racial makeup needs to be changed, just that it's demographically whiter than average.



"Oregon was virulently racist for much of its history," says Bragdon, the Metro leader. "And if you don't have a large minority population, that becomes self-reinforcing over time."


Translation: If any formerly-white city/region/nation doesn't have whites as a minority, it is racist.


Originally posted by xmotex
Why are people getting so excited over a silly, boring article about a census curiosity


* Why is the decline of a historically-black community via gentrification cause for alarm, but
* The decline of a historically-white community via immigration/miscegenation a good thing, in the name of "diversity"?



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