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No Dawg

El Dorado, AR

#24 Jun 15, 2013
actually wrote:
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Wrong. El Dorado us about 50% white,,35% African, and 15% Hispanic. El Dorado is nothing pike Pine Bluff; not even close. We already have black leaders in our government. It's called gerrymandering. But El Dorado won't beuch different at all in 10 years. Just a higher population.
You are actually both wrong. Its really easy to look up. Did both of you just pull those numbers out of the air? I don't know why some of you insist on making up "facts" just to get a point across on Topix.

Here is a direct link to the real numbers from CensusViewer.com , which allows people to browse through the exact demographics data collected in the 2010 survey:

http://censusviewer.com/city/AR/El%20Dorado

El Dorado is 49.87% black, 45.13% white, and 4.28% hispanic. Those numbers are all pretty far off from what both of you made up in your arguments. However, whoever said blacks were the majority in town is correct.

Pine Bluff, on the other hand, is 75.55% black, 21.80% white, and 1.45% hispanic.

Hot Springs is 16.84% black, 75.40% white, and 7.48% hispanic.

And just to throw out a few comparisons...

Fayetteville is 5.95% black, 83.80% white, and 6.42% hispanic.

Conway is 15.58% black, 77.43% white, and 5.09% hispanic.

Jonesboro is 18.41% black, 74.71% white, and 5.21% hispanic.

Bentonville is 2.48% black, 81.36% white....

Heber Springs is .38% black, 95.35% white

These kinds of numbers are why everyone raves about how nice it is in Mid to N. Arkansas. It is only natural considering the town isn't overrun by minorities, which we all know cause problems with several aspects of life, especially crime and education. Overall quality of life tends to be better in towns with an overwhelming white majority.

Personally, I thank my lucky stars I don't live in Pine Bluff, which has an extremely high number of murders per capita and the 9th highest rate in the entire nation for robbery.

However, in the 2000 census, El Dorado had 44.18% blacks and 53.66% whites. As of 2010, as I stated previously, it is 49.87% black, 45.13% white. If our town continues on that path we will see another increase in the black to white ratio. Which is not good. Not at all. We are NO Pine Bluff, but we are also nothing like the towns in the Mid to North part of the state.

I like living here just fine, but I am also aware of the fact that El Dorado has some serious problems, and in all reality those problems are caused not only by the high percentage of blacks, but the fact that there are more blacks than whites. It is an unfortunate truth that my husband and I have debated about for the past few years now. We are still debating over whether or not we should move for the sake of our children, who are 3 and 5 years old. We are constantly asking ourselves things about the level of education here and the high rates of violence and drugs (especially the drugs). We also have issues about shopping for our daughter (who has to eat a gluten free diet), and shopping for our whole family because we want to eat as organic as possible, something that is hard to do here. Not everything can be ordered off the internet and get here fresh. Also, we know other places,(which have a much higher population, mind you) will naturally have more family-fun things to do, like museums, water-parks, ice-skating, etc.

We know that for a town our size El Dorado really does have a lot to offer, but we are also very realistic about what it doesn't, as well as the problems that come with living in a town with a high minority population.
No Dawg

El Dorado, AR

#25 Jun 15, 2013
I encourage any of you to browse the census website I posted. It really is neat.

And please, don't give me any of that "well then just leave if you don't like it here" crap. We DO like it here, as I mentioned above more than once. Pointing out that El Dorado isn't perfect in no way means I don't like it here, or that I'm miserable or negative, for goodness sakes. Let's not get hysterical over a few unbiased and rational comments.
WAY 2 GO

El Dorado, AR

#26 Jun 15, 2013
You just blew that lying idiot "actually" out of the water. Thank you! That idiot is always making shit up and arguing with his completely fabricated lies. Its nice to see someone finally expose him for what his is - a liar that does nothing but make shit up just so he can tell himself he's right.
Andrea K

El Dorado, AR

#27 Jun 15, 2013
No Dawg wrote:
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These kinds of numbers are why everyone raves about how nice it is in Mid to N. Arkansas. It is only natural considering the town isn't overrun by minorities, which we all know cause problems with several aspects of life, especially crime and education. Overall quality of life tends to be better in towns with an overwhelming white majority.......
I like living here just fine, but I am also aware of the fact that El Dorado has some serious problems, and in all reality those problems are caused not only by the high percentage of blacks, but the fact that there are more blacks than whites. It is an unfortunate truth that my husband and I have debated about for the past few years now. We are still debating over whether or not we should move for the sake of our children, who are 3 and 5 years old. We are constantly asking ourselves things about the level of education here and the high rates of violence and drugs (especially the drugs). We also have issues about shopping for our daughter (who has to eat a gluten free diet), and shopping for our whole family because we want to eat as organic as possible, something that is hard to do here. Not everything can be ordered off the internet and get here fresh. Also, we know other places,(which have a much higher population, mind you) will naturally have more family-fun things to do, like museums, water-parks, ice-skating, etc.
We know that for a town our size El Dorado really does have a lot to offer, but we are also very realistic about what it doesn't, as well as the problems that come with living in a town with a high minority population.
Don't forget that your family can also get way more sq. footage in a home for your money in the Northern part of the state, which those of us who aren't idiots know is way nicer than it is down here. More land too! Better schools, more food options, more shopping options, less violence. Why would you people debate anything? If you have the opportunity pick your asses up and leave! This place is a shit hole and even the people that force themselves to be happy here know it! They force themselves to be content here even though they know this place is horrible! But not all of us can make ourselves delusional. I sure wish I could! It would make me like El Dorado a lot more. But I can't force myself to be deluded into thinking this place is anything but shit. Which is exactly why my ass is gone as soon as I can get out of here. And no, I'm not just a "miserable person" like you two or three avid El Dorado supporters like to call anyone who doesn't like your shitty little town. I'm a happy person who just so happens to see this town for what it is. I've lived other places and LOVED it. There is so much better out there. The only thing I've ever really been unhappy about in my entire life is being stuck here for five years. But it doesn't make me sit around and pout all day every day like you two El Do lovers make yourselves believe about anyone who doesn't like it here. I find ways to entertain myself and my friends keep me happy. Still doesn't make me blind and deluded! This place is a terrible town to live in. Absolutely terrible.
bad mo fo!

El Dorado, AR

#28 Jun 15, 2013
Andrea K wrote:
<quoted text>Don't forget that your family can also get way more sq. footage in a home for your money in the Northern part of the state, which those of us who aren't idiots know is way nicer than it is down here. More land too! Better schools, more food options, more shopping options, less violence. Why would you people debate anything? If you have the opportunity pick your asses up and leave! This place is a shit hole and even the people that force themselves to be happy here know it! They force themselves to be content here even though they know this place is horrible! But not all of us can make ourselves delusional. I sure wish I could! It would make me like El Dorado a lot more. But I can't force myself to be deluded into thinking this place is anything but shit. Which is exactly why my ass is gone as soon as I can get out of here. And no, I'm not just a "miserable person" like you two or three avid El Dorado supporters like to call anyone who doesn't like your shitty little town. I'm a happy person who just so happens to see this town for what it is. I've lived other places and LOVED it. There is so much better out there. The only thing I've ever really been unhappy about in my entire life is being stuck here for five years. But it doesn't make me sit around and pout all day every day like you two El Do lovers make yourselves believe about anyone who doesn't like it here. I find ways to entertain myself and my friends keep me happy. Still doesn't make me blind and deluded! This place is a terrible town to live in. Absolutely terrible.
Then move yo as!
huh

El Dorado, AR

#29 Jun 15, 2013
nope wrote:
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Wrong again. El Dorado us as Hot Springs as Pine Bluff compares to New Orleans.
El Dorado us as?
happy

El Dorado, AR

#30 Jun 15, 2013
I thought El Dorado was going to try and be more like San Fransisco with all the gay activities and our new slogan the "Festival City". Can't we all just be happy and get along and make love even if the other person is the same gender?
well

El Dorado, AR

#31 Jun 15, 2013
nope wrote:
<quoted text>
Wrong again. El Dorado us as Hot Springs as Pine Bluff compares to New Orleans.
We should do just like the bigger cities. They have Little China Town, Little Italy, German Town, Little Korea, East LA.

The thunderzone can be called Little Pine Bluff. The area over by the Fairgrounds can be called Little Helena, and the area over by Lion Oil to the Bowling Alley can be called West Dermott Town. We can just keep calling Wildwood the same as it always has been.
WAY 2 GO

Cedar Park, TX

#32 Jun 16, 2013
You just blew that lying idiot "Not sure" out of the water. Thank you! That idiot is always making shit up and arguing with his completely fabricated lies. Its nice to see someone finally expose him for what his is - a liar that does nothing but make shit up just so he can tell himself he's right.

The commenter known as "actually" had pretty close numbers, but was high on Hispanics. But it is always good for people to support their facts on here, as any idiot like "Not sure" will just randomly pull something out of his a$$.
sandy

El Dorado, AR

#33 Jun 16, 2013
I've lived in Jonesboro, Arkadelphia, Fort Smith, and Conway and I think El Dorado is great.
wtf

El Dorado, AR

#34 Jun 16, 2013
WAY 2 GO wrote:
You just blew that lying idiot "Not sure" out of the water. Thank you! That idiot is always making shit up and arguing with his completely fabricated lies. Its nice to see someone finally expose him for what his is - a liar that does nothing but make shit up just so he can tell himself he's right.
The commenter known as "actually" had pretty close numbers, but was high on Hispanics. But it is always good for people to support their facts on here, as any idiot like "Not sure" will just randomly pull something out of his a$$.
You said El Dorado was 35% black, you psycho. There you go again copying other people's posts. And you weren't in any way just "a little" off about hispanics either. There are also a few asians here. Funny, considering you COMPLETELY MADE UP your numbers to equal 100% and conveniently left out the .0...% whatever numbers left for asians and mixed raced individuals. You pulled something straight out of your ass just to make a point, like you always do, because you are f*****g crazy as hell. But at least we haven't heard about your huge obsession with a certain El Dorado family lately, so maybe your mental illness is finally getting better? Or is it just a matter of time before your sick obsession rears its head again? I do hope you have gotten over that, I really do, but you clearly still have other issues. I name call too, and I say your spade is a psychotic, pathetic loser whose life revolves around making sh*t up on Topix.

Now go ahead and copy my post and change a few words. It won't surprise anyone.
wtf

El Dorado, AR

#35 Jun 16, 2013
Not sure wrote:
<quoted text>
What? Hot springs is under 20% african, ElDorado is now over 50%. Way different. As a measure of race demographics only, El Dorado is much closer to new orleans than it is Hot Springs.
We are now on our way to being Pine Bluff. The county will continue on as always, but when speaking of in the city, ElDorado is a black town, just like Pine Bluff.
It will not be next year, but within 10 years I imagine we'll be able to get some black leaders into our city government. This town needs that.
El Dorado is 49. something % black, so WOW you were very close in your guestimate. Way closer than the lunatic that claimed a 35% figure. And according to that website that person posted, our numbers really are closer to that of New Orleans than they are Hot Springs, though neither are that close considering NO is 60% black and Hot Springs has very few blacks. But whatever, you were still way closer in your singular 50% black estimate than the stalker psycho that completely made up a figure for every race in town.... but conveniently forgot Asians and mixed people. So yeah, at least you guessed one number, which was almost dead on, and didn't completely make up an entire set of figures just to sound right. Probably because you aren't that pathetic or desperate to make yourself look correct even if you know deep down you're wrong. Only a really mentally disturbed person would do that.
student

El Dorado, AR

#36 Jun 16, 2013
None wrote:
The people at SouthArk don't choose who gets financial aid. They help the process along. The government decides who is eligible to get funds.
Oh yeah the government chooses..like I said, they'll choose a black girl with 15 kids before a white person with a 4.0.
student

El Dorado, AR

#37 Jun 16, 2013
playing along wrote:
Welcome to El Dorado!
This town is 98% welfare & black people but that still is no excuse for SouthArk to spend tax money on a convention center for it just to do SouthArk worse as far as customer service & getting kids in school.
student

El Dorado, AR

#38 Jun 16, 2013
Everyone that takes advantage of government assistance should be shot.
wow

United States

#39 Jun 16, 2013
actually wrote:
<quoted text>
Wrong. El Dorado us about 50% white,,35% African, and 15% Hispanic. El Dorado is nothing pike Pine Bluff; not even close. We already have black leaders in our government. It's called gerrymandering. But El Dorado won't beuch different at all in 10 years. Just a higher population.
El Dorado is 49% black and 45% white, so WOW you were very close in your guestimate. Way closer than the lunatic that claimed a 65% and 35% figures. And according to that website that person posted, our numbers really are closer to that of New Orleans than they are Hot Springs, though neither are that close considering NO is 60% black and Hot Springs has very few blacks. But whatever, you were still way closer in your singular 50% white estimate than the stalker psycho that completely made up a figure for just two races (showing him to be a racist) in town.... but conveniently forgot Hispanics, Asians and mixed people. So yeah, at least you guessed one number, which was almost dead on, and didn't completely make up an entire set of figures just to sound right. Probably because you aren't that pathetic or desperate to make yourself look correct even if you know deep down you're wrong. Only a really mentally disturbed person would do that.
wow

United States

#40 Jun 16, 2013
WAY 2 GO wrote:
You just blew that lying idiot "actually" out of the water. Thank you! That idiot is always making shit up and arguing with his completely fabricated lies. Its nice to see someone finally expose him for what his is - a liar that does nothing but make shit up just so he can tell himself he's right.
You said El Dorado was 65% black, you psycho. There you go again copying other people's posts. And you weren't in any way dead wrong in just naming two races either, you racist. There also a few Hispanics and Asians here. Funny, considering you COMPLETELY MADE UP your numbers to equal 100% and conveniently left out the .0...% whatever numbers left for Hispanics, Asians, and mixed raced individuals. You pulled something straight out of your ass just to make a point, like you always do, because you are f*****g crazy as hell. But at least we haven't heard about your huge obsession with a certain El Dorado business latelt, so maybe your mental illness is finally getting better? Or is it just a matter of time before your sick obsession rears its head again? I do hope you have gotten over that, I really do, but you clearly still have other issues. I name call too, and I say your spade is a psychotic, pathetic loser whose life revolves around making sh*t up on Topix.
Now go ahead and copy my post and change a few words, just like you do to "actually," me, and just about everyone else that points out your lies. It won't surprise anyone.
hey

El Dorado, AR

#41 Jun 16, 2013
Y'all are dumb for argueing about the statistics..no one gives AF. We all know el dorado has so many trashy blacks & ghettos & thefts, it's rediculous..so stfu about the statistics. We all know this shit.
wow

United States

#42 Jun 16, 2013
sandy wrote:
I've lived in Jonesboro, Arkadelphia, Fort Smith, and Conway and I think El Dorado is great.
I agree. Ice lived in Springdale and Conway, and I also like El Dorado. Some people on here have just never experiences living anywhere else, so they hate it here.
kool aid

United States

#43 Jun 16, 2013
hey wrote:
Y'all are dumb for argueing about the statistics..no one gives AF. We all know el dorado has so many trashy blacks & ghettos & thefts, it's rediculous..so stfu about the statistics. We all know this shit.
Thank you. Except El Dorado doesn't have ghettos. It has trashy blacks and trashy rednecks. Not more or less of either. Statistics mislead, and so do you. We can all see this shit.

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