Seattle's lack of diversity

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arb1980

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Jul 17, 2017 21 Comments

I'm not just talking about the lack of racial diversity, although that certainly is the case. Like half the city works for Amazon and Microsoft, and everyone else in tech. This plays a major role in the city being dull, lacking character and urban energy.

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  • BlackBerry lPfq75
    It is also a mostly white place so that adds to the dullness, not to mention the weather
    Jul 17, 2017 5
    • Microsoft / Eng 🖖 😇🖖
      would you prefer diverse but shitty?
      Jul 17, 2017
    • Optum / Eng
      Stampeder

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      Stampedermore
      ^Why would the 2 need to go together?
      Jul 17, 2017
    • Facebook / Eng swerve
      Because he is racist
      Jul 17, 2017
    • New puq
      No, because they typically do go together. Not because anyone is inferior. But because blacks have been subjected to systematic racism that has created communities of poorly educated, fatherless, drug-riddled people.
      Jul 19, 2017
    • Amazon chipcity19
      why do people in the PNW tend to correlate "diverse" with "black?" I've been here for a year and, while this happens everywhere, it is especially prevalent in here. ugh.
      Jul 19, 2017
  • New / Eng Hunnish
    Better than SF. Seattle isn't actually that full of engineers, you're just in a bubble
    Jul 17, 2017 3
    • Amazon / Other
      MAGA16

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      SF has lot of finance as well. Definitely more diverse and interesting than Seattle.
      Jul 17, 2017
    • Salesforce Alabama
      Moved from Seattle to SF last year. A lot more diversity and energy here. Seattle was too boring
      Jul 18, 2017
    • Oracle eKyqs46
      They're both pretty homogeneous compared to pretty much any other major city in the US. Chicago or any city in Texas leave SF/Seattle in the dust when it comes to racial and economic diversity.
      Jul 18, 2017
  • Microsoft exchanged
    But there are at least 4 different kinds of white hipsters to enjoy /s
    Jul 17, 2017 0
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    MAGA16

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    MAGA16more
    Going to a party or mixer where it's 90% tech bros is a buzz kill, the anti Viagra.
    Jul 17, 2017 0
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      MAGA16

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      MAGA16more
      It's filled with mindless tech drones, weird socialist hippies, and bums. Most boring and insufferable city I have ever lived in.
      Jul 17, 2017
  • Dell / Eng
    cvr

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    cvrmore
    sounds to me you might be looking in the wrong places. if you only go to places techies can afford that's what you'll find. I've lived here for over a decade and found plenty of interesting non techy people in e.g. the arts
    Jul 17, 2017 0
  • Amazon ifUK12
    Seattle is super white
    Jul 18, 2017 1
    • BlackBerry q1w2e3r
      When it snows the city becomes mostly invisible 😆
      Jul 18, 2017
  • Tableau OwJz07
    The boring safety of homogeny make it a great place to live the "American Dream" if you're able to ignore the rising class disparity and gentrification.
    Jul 17, 2017 0
  • Amazon / Other
    Nutella_❤️

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    Lol no
    Nutella_❤️more
    If you move away then there will be one else person here working in tech.

    Bye Felicia
    Jul 17, 2017 0
  • Microsoft gorgonzola
    Maybe you need to get out more? join a meetup where the interests aren't tech related? I've noticed that it's easy to think everyone does something if that's all you're around. Maybe get into something different and you'll see the other stuff? that's what I did. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
    Jul 17, 2017 1
    • Noble Software Group / Design deeertyJ
      I joined a soccer Meetup. no one I play with is in tech. it's refreshing.
      Jul 17, 2017
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    FlyGurl

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    I kinda live in the projects. It's definitely diverse here. But in SLU? Blindingly white and Asian
    Jul 20, 2017 0