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It isn't racist to want to live around people who look, act and do the same basic things you like to do. Blacks live around other blacks and Asians live around other Asians. Well, Japanese don't live around Chinese so maybe country/culture have a lot to do with your absolute choice to live where you feel like the 'norm'. Maybe because the US is so big and so full of so many different subsets of people, that it would be only natural to stick with what you feel comfortable with. Every major city has a Greektown, Chinatown, Polishville, Germantown, and on and on. The southern cities have Little Haiti and Cubatowns that are mostly those ethnic people. I grew up in Detroit area that has a Poletown [Hamtramck] and a Mexican Village and an area of mostly Chaldeans. Jewish people moved to a different county. In the UP of Michigan there are whole towns with all Finnish and Swedes. And the West part of MI is very Dutch and German. When the mass of immigration was flowing in the early 1900s those people mostly moved to where other former countrymen were already established to make it easy to assimilate. Melting pot means not as much as it used to. And I actually have known and worked with many former Brazillians in my years. Some were black, some were latin looking and even one I remember was very Caucasian to me. Different strokes makes for different folks...