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  •  How About It. I Grew Up In A Small (3+ / 0-)
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    rural town where pretty much everybody looked the same. After college when I moved to a huge metro area I was kind of confused. Maybe even a little scared to be honest. But I quickly came to love the diversity. And at least where I lived (DC) that diversity meant great food and culture!

    When opportunity calls pick up the phone and give it directions to your house.

    by webranding on Thu Nov 29, 2012 at 04:21:43 PM PST

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    •  Absolutely (2+ / 0-)
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      I love that I grew up in a place where diversity is just expected. I can't imagine ever living in a place that was almost entirely white.

      •  I Moved Back To Where I Grew Up (4+ / 0-)

        to be near my parents. There is much I love about the area, like the cost of living is next to nothing. The pace of life is slower. But I so miss the diversity. I kid you not I can go days at a time and never see anybody that doesn't look just like me (really pale and white).

        When opportunity calls pick up the phone and give it directions to your house.

        by webranding on Thu Nov 29, 2012 at 04:28:21 PM PST

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        •  I experienced a bit of this (3+ / 0-)

          when I went to a small city in Iowa a few years ago for a week of training at the corporate HQ of the company I worked for. (Now gone because the CEO turned out to be a crook and is on trial with the possibility of prison for lying to regulators for 20 yrs) The whole week the only person I saw who was not white was my Japanese co-worker who flew out there with me. There was the culture void I felt that I had never experience before. I had been in mostly-white places before, but this was the first time that the lack of diversity struck me with such force.

          And the food sucked.

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