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« on: May 20, 2012, 11:23:51 am »
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I'm referring to chosen social groups, not family/colleagues. Are you primarily immersed in social groups that are quite homogeneous(be it in terms of race/gender/age/wealth/beliefs/other).

Of course it's somewhat different for someone from Smalltown, ND vs NYC, New York. So I also ask: how out of line are your chosen social groups relative to what they "should be" based on the demographics of your location and lifestyle?



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« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2012, 11:30:34 am »
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Mixed by age, race, sexuality, wealth and social status. I don't like being surrounded by people exactly like me Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2012, 12:52:57 pm »
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Most of my friends here are between 25 and 55, and of various nationalities (mainly Thai and French, one or two Scandinavians and a German) - I don't tend to get along very well on an intimate level with Americans or British), but we're all pretty much teachers.  I have a few friends who are local business people, so from a higher economic class, but that's about it.
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« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2012, 01:54:21 pm »
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How about you answer the question before asking other people?
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« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2012, 02:01:30 pm »
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By Montanan standards, the people I mingle with are diverse in terms of age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, and socioeconomic class. Compared to the local norm, I spend more time than average with atheists, religious minorities, people with left-wing political views, and folks with at least some tertiary education. There is little diversity, however, in "race" among people I know in large part due to the homogeneity of the local population. I have no friends from the upper classes, so most folks I'm around are poorer and less privileged than I. As a default, I strongly prefer to be in diverse, not homogeneous, groups.
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« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2012, 02:01:52 pm »
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Extremely. Pretty much all white and liberal and in my general age range, some are Christian, some aren't (and quite anti-Christian) but that's the only notable difference.
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« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2012, 03:59:14 pm »
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It depends on how we're defining it, of course. The vast majority of the people in my social groups are young university students. If one views that as homogenous, well then there is a strong degree of homogeneity.

I do have friends who are not students though (one of my old flatmates whom I'm quite close with is a waitress, another girl I know works in a hotel reception, etc).

I also think I could say that I hang out with many of my parents' friends who are considerably older.

In terms of the main group there is also considerable variation in nationality, gender, religious and political beliefs and sexual orientation.

I have friends from all continents and of all skin colours. I have friends who don't believe in evolution and friends who worship Dawkins. I have friends who are too far to the right to vote for any of the sell-out parties and friends who are too far on the left to do so. Etc, etc. 

I'd say that my social groups are more heterogenous than for most people in my position but of course in a global perspective I'm still part of a very tiny elite (I have no third world farmers on my list of friends).
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« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2012, 05:16:35 pm »
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Pretty homogenous, either exclusively White or nearly exclusively Hispanic, such is life in Eastern Washington.
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« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2012, 12:21:46 pm »
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Here's a pool party I'm having at my mom's place in a few weeks

Me (German and Portuguese, atheist) and my girl (Filipino, agnostic).
My roommate Eric (Chinese, agnostic) and his girl (Vietnamese, Christian).
My roommate Manny (Haitian, doesn't care) and his girl (Italian, Christian).
My roommate Mike (Egyptian, Christian) and his girl (Irish and African-American, Christian).
My roommate Justin (Italian, Catholic).
My friend Christophe (French-Canadian and Filipino, atheist)
My friend Michelle (Irish, not sure)

...our diversity is one of my favorite things about our group

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« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2012, 12:30:36 pm »
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Here's a pool party I'm having at my mom's place in a few weeks

Me (German and Portuguese, atheist) and my girl (Filipino, agnostic).
My roommate Eric (Chinese, agnostic) and his girl (Vietnamese, Christian).
My roommate Manny (Haitian, doesn't care) and his girl (Italian, Christian).
My roommate Mike (Egyptian, Christian) and his girl (Irish and African-American, Christian).
My roommate Justin (Italian, Catholic).
My friend Christophe (French-Canadian and Filipino, atheist)
My friend Michelle (Irish, not sure)

...our diversity is one of my favorite things about our group



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« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2012, 01:27:39 pm »
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Here's a pool party I'm having at my mom's place in a few weeks

Me (German and Portuguese, atheist) and my girl (Filipino, agnostic).
My roommate Eric (Chinese, agnostic) and his girl (Vietnamese, Christian).
My roommate Manny (Haitian, doesn't care) and his girl (Italian, Christian).
My roommate Mike (Egyptian, Christian) and his girl (Irish and African-American, Christian).
My roommate Justin (Italian, Catholic).
My friend Christophe (French-Canadian and Filipino, atheist)
My friend Michelle (Irish, not sure)

...our diversity is one of my favorite things about our group



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« Reply #11 on: May 21, 2012, 02:42:37 pm »
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Pretty homogenous, either exclusively White or nearly exclusively Hispanic, such is life in Eastern Washington.
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