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International Pew survey on division in 17 advanced economies

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  1. Ruprecht Hands Of The Judges Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Strangely enough, regardless of immigration, differences in birth rates and other demographic factors, Singapore has always maintained an almost identical ratio of Chinese (75%), Malays (15%) and Indians (7.5%).
    PAP micromanagement.
     
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  3. Andy Capp WAR DGM 1965-2021

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    Who says political conflict within a nation is a bad thing? Without effective opposition the powers that be can run roughshod. Why is that a good thing, pray tell?

    Conflict is a loaded word that lends itself to all kinds of interpretations. Not saying the US isn't in a bit of turmoil right now, but when is a democracy (granting for the sake of argument, ed.) of over 300 million people who all value personal liberty ever not going to be experiencing turmoil?

    Talk about nothingburgers.
     
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    America just seems like a fucking shit country for real
     
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    also Scandinavian and Japanese cultures have very different understanding on public and private opinions.
     
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    Vancouver and Montreal have enough political capital to run themselves and get favours for their provincial capitals. The Golden Horseshoe runs roughshot over everywhere else.

    I'm not a big fan of seccession, but I wouldn't cry if southern Ontario got annexed by the 'Mericans. So many of Canada's problems come from Toronto voters being ignorant of what life is like for the other 70% of voters and 98% of the landmass.
     
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    It's working out so well here. I've never known it to be a positive thing.

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    Then I suggest you get out more. It's been a very positive thing around here.

    Or maybe you're familiar with the teenage good Samaritan out west who got shot trying to help someone else who was being attacked--the cops wouldn't believe him and the witness when they said he'd been shot since he's Somali so he died without receiving any treatment. That's not a diversity issue--it's from a lack of it.
     
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    Yeah your random anecdote sure showed me lol. I've, I've in diverse places, all my life. People from various races, political leanings, socioeconomic and religious groups etc. tend to self segregate. My experience has consistently been that people don't WANT to spend a lot of time around people that aren't like them. Even if they say they do.
     
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    It's just a counter-example. Calm your tits. Your experience differs from mine. I see people of diverse ethnicities and backgrounds, both socially and professionally, all day, nearly everyday, and having no trouble at all getting along well and benefiting from their different backgrounds.

    But believe what you want, it's whatever, man.
     
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    Toronto is a great example of this. Most diverse city on the planet and everyone self segregates if they can afford to. Brampton is all Indians, Markham is all Chinese with Chinese street signs, Jews have forest hulk up north, etc.
     
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    I am calm lmao. Just because someone disagrees doesn't mean they're angry.
    That's been my experience. When I was growing up in the Seattle area we all got together for work and school. Outside of that if you didn't have hobbies that brought you together, everyone segregated. Asians, russians, whites, blacks, Hispanics, Africans, Ukrainians, etc. Very diverse area but people stayed in their own lanes. And it was cultural, not racial. The blacks and Africans weren't hanging out after work.
     
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    I'm in Toroton and would love to see southern Ontario become American.

    Canada woudl die on the wine without us.

    My country died some tie ago, and what left cna rot without me.

    lol @ QC and the maratime provinces being able to survive.
     
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    Alberta and BC have been surplus provinces for decades. To the point where Alberta has contributed more to equalization in 50 years than Ontario has in 150 years. Sask has been a surplus province for a while now too. The only economic deadweight in the west is Manitoba, which got hit hard by the great depression, dust bowl, and then a sudden loss of investment during WW2. Then... just as it was rebuilding industry, got stripped of that industry to appease Quebec seperatists. It's also worth noting that Manitoba's other bif industry (Hydro) is a direct competitor to Hydro Quebec, and of course preference is given to le province belle.

    As a whole, the west puts in more than it takes out and that has been true for decades.
     
  16. Ruprecht Hands Of The Judges Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Probably says more about you and the people you hang around with than the extent of segregation or mingling. My experience is the opposite.
     
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    Yeah I must be some kind of a racist because you had a different experience. You're right there's no way two different people living in different places could have different experiences.
     
  18. Ruprecht Hands Of The Judges Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    I don't know anything about you except what you've claimed in your post. It's a simple point, that you believe no one really wants to hang around with people that are different to them because you don't and you hang around a bunch of similar people. That's self selection bias. The same would apply with my family and circle of friends, work place and acquaintances, just in the opposite direction. Except I don't assume that it means everyone prefers to live, work and socialise with groups of people from different nations, cultures and backgrounds.
     
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  19. tastaylvr Blue Belt

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    Losers who complain about multi cultural societies would complain about something else even if their country was homogeneous

    There's always an excuse with these types

    Blaming all their problems on something else

    Losers exists in every single society regardless of racial make up

    The us for example is safer now even with all the crime you complain of compared to when it was mostly white
     
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    The ultra wealthy could not be happier at how so many of you blame societal problems on differences in culture.

    It'd be comical, if it wasn't so sad.
     
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