linguoboy wrote: TheStrayCat wrote:
This map is a good source
vijayjohn wrote:My understanding is that there are even some neighborhoods that are entirely Asian, but I don't recall actually seeing any off the top of my head and am not sure how common that is in the US as a whole.
. Chicago's Chinatown is a very visible red spot on the map (even though it's not that big compared to the predominantly Hispanic/African American areas to the south) as well as several places in New York (like Flushing). Los Angeles has some Asian-populated areas as well, but I'm not familiar at all with the layout of this city so I cannot say more than the map.
LA has what's been called the first Asian-American suburb, Monterey Park. It's since spawned a host of others
. There are also Asian "ethnoburbs" in the Bay Area, such as Milpitas (62% Asian-American) and Daly City (55%). Cupertino is 65% Asian-American, the highest percentage of any city in the USA. (Flushing is 69% Asian-American, but it's a neighbourhood within Queens rather than a city of its own.)
This is primarily an immigrant phenomenon, however. Second- and third-generation US-born Asian-Americans (who outnumber the newcomers) prefer neighbourhoods that are majority White.
Off-topic but Alhambra sounds like a funny and familiar name. I could see that being a word in Portuguese due to the "lh".
Anyway, I've always wondered how often such issues are discussed in the USA outside of the media. Like, I dunno, on a daily basis in major cities is racial tension visible? And for those of you who lived in Europe, Australia, Asia, South America, etc. how would you compare the realities you've experienced back home and abroad?
I can't help but notice that lots of North Americans use football hooliganism as their argument for European racism. And ofc, the migrant crisis and its opponents, including many politicians, adds more fuel to the fire.
Personal anecdote but I remember several years ago on another forum, some American guy who apparently was Asian(South East Asia, can't remember the countries his family came from) asking me if he'd risk getting harassed or killed if he were to travel in my own country... which I assumed was just he being tongue-in-cheek since he always seemed to be a bit of a joker in a weird way, but it's so easy to spread misinformation and stereotypes about certain countries that you always wonder if there might not be something more behind it and what kind of image your country or region is giving to the world.