South Florida exodus appears to be pi...

South Florida exodus appears to be picking up pace

There are 670 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Jan 3, 2009, titled South Florida exodus appears to be picking up pace. In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

Like sunshine, ocean breezes and the Goodyear blimp, a steadily rising population has long been one of the dependable features of South Florida life.

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“BILLARY 2016 ”

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#708 May 18, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text> I find your views totally silly....i have been around the world, and Palm Beach County is a deal and a half....this Ocean, Climate, Breezes.....My God, you haven't a clue......Please spare us.......
I agree and I can't think of one city in America that doesn't have a mixture of races and ethnicity's other than some scary places in the deep south that still value their bigotry more than God or guns. They are usually uneducated and poor.

Educated people know that cities rich with a variety of cultures and races are American gems whilst the uneducated just walk around scared of everyone who's not white or Christian. I pity them. Most of them never leave the state, let alone the country. Their worlds, like their minds, are very small.
jyzz

Miami, FL

#710 May 20, 2013
x0x0x wrote:
<quoted text>I agree and I can't think of one city in America that doesn't have a mixture of races and ethnicity's other than some scary places in the deep south that still value their bigotry more than God or guns. They are usually uneducated and poor.
Educated people know that cities rich with a variety of cultures and races are American gems whilst the uneducated just walk around scared of everyone who's not white or Christian. I pity them. Most of them never leave the state, let alone the country. Their worlds, like their minds, are very small.
Rest assured, most of the negative people who were posting on this thread back in 2009 are now living happily in some Deep South hick paradise surrounded by meth heads and dueling banjos. Well worth giving up clear blue ocean waters, palm trees, and year-round sunny 80 degree weather, NOT.

Since: Oct 12

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#711 May 20, 2013
x0x0x wrote:
<quoted text>I agree and I can't think of one city in America that doesn't have a mixture of races and ethnicity's other than some scary places in the deep south that still value their bigotry more than God or guns. They are usually uneducated and poor.
Educated people know that cities rich with a variety of cultures and races are American gems whilst the uneducated just walk around scared of everyone who's not white or Christian. I pity them. Most of them never leave the state, let alone the country. Their worlds, like their minds, are very small.
Lived in Miami Springs and Hialeah, as a kid and during an age without AC.....Yeah, lucky i was a kid and did'nt know better....lol....i could see a place like Michigan more in focus, under those circumstance.....but not any longer, especially as we all grow older, we get less patience with really cold weather.....
miaminative305br azil

Tampa, FL

#712 May 24, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text> I find your views totally silly....i have been around the world, and Palm Beach County is a deal and a half....this Ocean, Climate, Breezes.....My God, you haven't a clue......Please spare us.......
I have been out of the country since age 6 and been to all of the major cities in the U.S. at least once if not several times, several road trips across the U.S. country since age 8 and visited about half of the states in the U.S. and went to at least 9 schools in three different states before graduating from high school not due to bad behavior or bad grades, I was the straight A, AP courses since 9th grade kind of student but due to military background we moved every few years and I finally graduated from college in California. My comments were not born from ignorance, racism or hatred for anyone or any place, they are from collective wisdom. At the end of the day I know what I'm talking about when it comes to this country, I know what true winters feel like to wake up and find out schools are closed and you can't drive out because the roads are covered in ice, to have to use an actual fire place and open up vents so the smoke doesn't get into the house but the smell still drifts etc and I also know what warm sand between the toes feels like and the beautiful, stunning sapphire waters of south florida beaches. I was in South Florida when it was paradise. It's is no longer paradise, I am not however saying its the worst place in the US, I have lived in states that were literally hell on earth, not due to racism (I am not caucasian, I am mixed and do not look fully caucasian) but due to terrible weather, terrible winters, and terrible air pollution (in fact Los Angeles has been rated as having the worst air of any city in the US for the last 13 years) but California is pretty close to paradise with the wonderful mix of people everyone from Mexicans, Caucasians, Koreans, Europeans, Africans, to Chinese you name it they have it in Calif. and the weather is just right. The state of California is about three times the size of Florida and LA area has about triple the population of Miami metro area.

At the end of the day if you have lived in South Florida for at least 20 years you know it is not what it used to be and not in a good way, anyone who says otherwise is kidding themselves OR a real estate agent. I have discussed this with family members who have lived in South Florida everywhere from Palm beach, Boca, Davie, Hollywood, to Fort Lauderdale for 30+ years and they agree it has become a lesser quality place than what is was in the past. Crime has risen, the russian mafia owns south beach and every single day you hear about someone getting shot down in Miami beach or someone holding up a subway, chinese restaurant, or gas station with a gun to steal money. Heck there was a news story a couple of months ago about a little kid who went into a nail salon, went to the back and went through an employees purse and took several hundred dollars!
Im not telling you to see the glass as half empty but please be honest, if you have seen the nice neighborhoods in California, Hawaii, NYC, and some of the southern states you would see that south florida is becoming a "ratchet nation", Californians who visit Miami joke about it all the time, and its embarrassing because at the end of the day I am a South Florida native and I love the paradise it used to be but now when people visit South Florida thats not what they see.

Here are the news articles so you know I am not making anything up:
http://miami.cbslocal.com/2011/09/15/cold-hea...

http://www.wsvn.com/news/articles/local/21009... Little boy stole $900 in cash, what are his parents doing while he did this?

http://www.wsvn.com/news/articles/local/21009...

http://youtu.be/VyvbTqgbgOk
miaminative305br azil

Tampa, FL

#713 May 24, 2013
x0x0x wrote:
<quoted text>I agree and I can't think of one city in America that doesn't have a mixture of races and ethnicity's other than some scary places in the deep south that still value their bigotry more than God or guns. They are usually uneducated and poor.
Educated people know that cities rich with a variety of cultures and races are American gems whilst the uneducated just walk around scared of everyone who's not white or Christian. I pity them. Most of them never leave the state, let alone the country. Their worlds, like their minds, are very small.
There is a difference between a well developed melting pot rich with culture and history and a high crime, high cost of living area that lacks good jobs, education and industry. Still to this day the only way south florida makes big money is through drugs and tourism. Maybe go as far as to say oranges but thats it. On top of that people get paid double even triple for the same jobs in other states. Los Angeles is an example of a beautiful melting pot of people with around 16 million people in the metropolitan area of LA and a blend of all races, colors, backgrounds. Miami is heavily influenced by latin and black culture. Caucasians are the minority in Broward County 43.1% caucasian, Dade county 16% caucasian and in Palm beach county (59.6% caucasian) in ten years it seems they will be in the minority vs Latin/Black/Asian/Indian/Nativ e American, also there are very few asians living in South Florida and caucasians are on the decline population-wise. South Florida is mostly black and latin now, there is nothing wrong with that but that is not a good example of a "cities rich with a variety of cultures and races are American gems" unless the only two backgrounds and ethnic groups you are counting are black and latin.
cities like NYC actually have a blend of caucasians, latin, asians, and africans/black (I say black because I am aware that people from west indies and the Caribbean are not from Africa and do not like being called african american)
California as a nice even melting pot as well
Miami...not so much. The well known and somewhat prestigious high school I went to in Fort Lauderdale used to have an even number of all ethnic groups, I looked it up on schooldigger and it is now quickly becoming a predominantly black school, nothing wrong with that but when two ethnicities become the BIG majority in a metro area it is not a melting pot rich with people from different backgrounds, it actually becomes quite intolerant to anyone who isn't black or latin

Facts:
http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/12/12...
http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/12/12...
http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/12/12...
http://www.sfltimes.com/index.php...

http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/article/25...
Other states had a field day laughing when they heard Florida lowered the FCAT passing score on the writing portion, so embarrassing, and to think most of us on here took it when you actually had to do well to pass a test
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sh...

These are the types of stories that embarrass south florida natives:

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/broward/fl-s...

http://blogs.miaminewtimes.com/riptide/2012/0...

There were never stories that awful in some of the other states I have lived in however, I guess if you want the sun and beautiful beaches you have to put up with crazy drivers and people masturbating in the streets. I can't wait to see what the future brings for South Florida, in another 30 years it will be a completely different place... hopefully in a good way.

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#715 May 28, 2013
miaminative305brazil wrote:
<quoted text>
There is a difference between a well developed melting pot rich with culture and history and a high crime, high cost of living area that lacks good jobs, education and industry. Still to this day the only way south florida makes big money is through drugs and tourism. Maybe go as far as to say oranges but thats it. On top of that people get paid double even triple for the same jobs in other states. Los Angeles is an example of a beautiful melting pot of people with around 16 million people in the metropolitan area of LA and a blend of all races, colors, backgrounds. Miami is heavily influenced by latin and black culture. Caucasians are the minority in Broward County 43.1% caucasian, Dade county 16% caucasian and in Palm beach county (59.6% caucasian) in ten years it seems they will be in the minority vs Latin/Black/Asian/Indian/Nativ e American, also there are very few asians living in South Florida and caucasians are on the decline population-wise. South Florida is mostly black and latin now, there is nothing wrong with that but that is not a good example of a "cities rich with a variety of cultures and races are American gems" unless the only two backgrounds and ethnic groups you are counting are black and latin.
cities like NYC actually have a blend of caucasians, latin, asians, and africans/black (I say black because I am aware that people from west indies and the Caribbean are not from Africa and do not like being called african american)
California as a nice even melting pot as well
Miami...not so much. The well known and somewhat prestigious high school I went to in Fort Lauderdale used to have an even number of all ethnic groups, I looked it up on schooldigger and it is now quickly becoming a predominantly black school, nothing wrong with that but when two ethnicities become the BIG majority in a metro area it is not a melting pot rich with people from different backgrounds, it actually becomes quite intolerant to anyone who isn't black or latin
Facts:
http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/12/12...
http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/12/12...
http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/12/12...
http://www.sfltimes.com/index.php...
http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/article/25...
Other states had a field day laughing when they heard Florida lowered the FCAT passing score on the writing portion, so embarrassing, and to think most of us on here took it when you actually had to do well to pass a test
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sh...
These are the types of stories that embarrass south florida natives:
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/broward/fl-s...
http://blogs.miaminewtimes.com/riptide/2012/0...
There were never stories that awful in some of the other states I have lived in however, I guess if you want the sun and beautiful beaches you have to put up with crazy drivers and people masturbating in the streets. I can't wait to see what the future brings for South Florida, in another 30 years it will be a completely different place... hopefully in a good way.
Just got back from Miami because we went on a cruise. The city, where we were, looked clean and I saw a lot of white people and not one single billboard in Spanish. Perhaps areas of Miami are dominated by Latinos and Hispanics but all I saw were beautiful white people, beautiful black people and every other color under the rainbow. Say what you want, Miami is a city rich in diversity. Some people just don't like it when things aren't as "white" as they used to be.
jyzz

Miami, FL

#716 May 29, 2013
miaminative305brazil wrote:
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I guess if you want the sun and beautiful beaches you have to put up with crazy drivers and people masturbating in the streets.
Crazy drivers are everywhere (in America you get a license if you have a pulse) and in my nearly 40 years of living here I've never once seen "people masturbating in the streets" LOL. I do want the sun and the beautiful beaches, and Miami is great in that regard.

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#717 May 29, 2013
jyzz wrote:
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Crazy drivers are everywhere (in America you get a license if you have a pulse) and in my nearly 40 years of living here I've never once seen "people masturbating in the streets" LOL. I do want the sun and the beautiful beaches, and Miami is great in that regard.
In my 55 years here, i have never seen such a thing either....sound's madeup for effect.....

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#718 Aug 5, 2013
wow, i cannot stop laughing at some comments displayed here. god bless america!!

Since: Oct 12

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#719 Aug 5, 2013
I don't think anyplace stays as it used to be....people don't stay the same either....I just don't agree with government forced neighborhood integration....

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