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Sun Feb 3, 2013, 06:39 PM

Honest question, are there any non-whites in Newton, Connecticut?


Every time I've seen anything about the shooting or any group of people or children from there they have all been whites. I'm from Louisiana so I'm not used to seeing things like that, it's very creepy.

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Reply Honest question, are there any non-whites in Newton, Connecticut? (Original post)
RB TexLa Feb 2013 OP
CTyankee Feb 2013 #1
RB TexLa Feb 2013 #2
Whisp Feb 2013 #17
Electric Monk Feb 2013 #3
libtodeath Feb 2013 #4
JI7 Feb 2013 #5
Shivering Jemmy Feb 2013 #6
Spider Jerusalem Feb 2013 #7
madinmaryland Feb 2013 #8
bluestateguy Feb 2013 #9
bluestate10 Feb 2013 #10
MotherPetrie Feb 2013 #11
ProudToBeBlueInRhody Feb 2013 #12
JanMichael Feb 2013 #13
RB TexLa Feb 2013 #14
Nye Bevan Feb 2013 #15
JanMichael Feb 2013 #20
Beacool Feb 2013 #16
NYC Liberal Feb 2013 #18
Zax2me Feb 2013 #19
Paladin Feb 2013 #21
KamaAina Feb 2013 #22


Response to CTyankee (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 06:41 PM

2. OK, thank you

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 12:21 AM

17. yeh, the dad taught at the University of Manitoba

and had not been in New Town all that long after the move there...

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Response to RB TexLa (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 06:42 PM

4. What difference does it make?

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Response to RB TexLa (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 06:42 PM

5. yes, this little girl Ana who was killed in the shooting

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Response to RB TexLa (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 06:42 PM

6. Does it matter?

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Response to RB TexLa (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 06:43 PM

7. The answer is "yes, but not many", and at least one of the children who was killed was black.

Edit: And Wikipedia says that as of the last census the population was 95% white. See here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newtown,_Connecticut#Demographics

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Response to RB TexLa (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 06:50 PM

8. It's Newtown, and yest there are minorities there. I lived in that part of CT for 20 years.

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Response to RB TexLa (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 06:51 PM

9. No. Not very many.

There is a large Jewish population there, however.

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Response to RB TexLa (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 06:56 PM

10. One dead child was African American and two other children that escaped

and appeared to be from two other families looked to be either African American or mixed race.

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Response to RB TexLa (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 07:04 PM

11. I think your post is creepy

 

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Response to MotherPetrie (Reply #11)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 07:13 PM

12. I think all his posts are creepy

Next he'll say just seeing all those "families" scares him.

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Response to RB TexLa (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 07:51 PM

13. OK...many people here are not going to understand your post. I do

It's very odd to grow up in an area that is diverse, and then to move to see a primarily ANY race area in the news. Believe me; my wife moved to Oregon, and was totally weirded out by the lack of diversity in some of the areas. It's all a matter of what you are just used to living around.

We prefer diverse areas too--- it's just more "comfortable" feeling.

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Response to JanMichael (Reply #13)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 08:24 PM

14. Yeah, I wouldn't want to live in a place like that

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Response to JanMichael (Reply #13)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 10:58 PM

15. So you wouldn't want to live in a mostly black neighborhood.

You need to have a certain percentage of white people in order to feel "comfortable", as opposed to " weirded out".

Why do you see your neighbors' skin colors as being so important?

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Response to Nye Bevan (Reply #15)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 09:00 AM

20. No, I would not. I like diversity. It's not just a matter of skin color

it's a matter of a mix of diverse cultures, and crap...I can't think of the word....socio-economic status? IOW...my wife grew up in a diverse neighborhood with the neighbors being a pharmacist, a Jr. High janitor, a security guard at a department store (best yard in the neighborhood, hands down...we still have photos), a radio singer (kid you not...she was amazing), etc. It was very diverse. Now, it's turned into a "yuppie haven," we can't afford any of the homes there....some of the smaller houses have been ripped down, and replaced by McMansions, and everyone is a lawyer, banker, etc. There is NO diversity anymore. And furthermore, she has watched the street change since 1966. Parents still live in the same house.

So, nice try at making the OP and me feel "guilt," for appreciating real diversity. Perhaps you haven't experienced it enough to actually ENJOY it.

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Response to RB TexLa (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 12:15 AM

16. Why creepy?

One of the victims was biracial, if that makes you feel better. You're from a part of the country that has a large AA population. Imagine if someone asked after Katrina if there were any white people in New Orleans and that it was creepy not seeing any of them.

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Response to RB TexLa (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 01:59 AM

18. Yes but not many

95.14% White
1.75% Black or African American
0.14% Native American
1.40% Asian
0.04% Pacific Islander
0.64% other races
0.89% two or more races
2.36% Hispanic or Latino of any race

or

26,476 White
487 Black or African American
39 Native American
390 Asian
11 Pacific Islander
178 other races
248 two or more races
657 Hispanic or Latino of any race

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newtown,_Connecticut#Demographics

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Response to RB TexLa (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 02:01 AM

19. Creepy?

 

Okay.

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Response to RB TexLa (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 09:14 AM

21. Your Post Says A Lot More About You Than You Intended.


And none of it's good.

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Response to RB TexLa (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 12:57 PM

22. Newtown is about 95% white.

Then again, the state as a whole is around 88% white -- actually an improvement from 92% when I grew up there!

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