It's instant integration in Central F...

It's instant integration in Central Florida

There are 114 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Jun 10, 2007, titled It's instant integration in Central Florida. In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

The white couple in their 30s were excited about buying the house across the street from Martin and Emily Davison.

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SRicket

AOL

#1 Jun 10, 2007
When my daughter was in middle school, the black girls and the white girls hung together to counterbalance the hispanic girls. Odd?
Deno

Fellsmere, FL

#2 Jun 10, 2007
I live in such a diverse neighborhood - and I'm trying; I'm really trying to be tolerant. When a family from India moved their grill, big screen and 2 couches into their garage to live so they wouldn't have to pay for air conditioning I lost it. We are talking a $350,000+ gated community.

“making good first impressions”

Since: Apr 07

Poinciana, FL

#3 Jun 10, 2007
It is not a matter of predjudice, but it is a matter of intolerance against loud car stereos, loud parties stemming from the garage (now a new living space as indicated by Deno), and children running around unsupervised and playing basketball in the street, complete with the net smack in the middle.

I don't care what race you are, as long as you living your life does not interfere or impose on us living ours. It just seems that certain races of people are louder than we are and less considerate of other people's lives than we were raised to be.

We just want a quiet neighborhood, with like-minded neighbors who are considerate and respectful to everyone's right to peaceful enjoyment of their property.
im pissed

United States

#6 Jun 10, 2007
if you want to be so integrated move down to the true hood and live there.... It wont last long im sure.
im pissed

United States

#7 Jun 10, 2007
And it wont take long before the crime rate goes up as well, Get ready for it.

“Who's on my sausage stick?”

Since: Jun 07

Orlando, FL

#8 Jun 10, 2007
It's a far cry from 'instant integration'. I'm the only white guy on the street in my neighborhood in BVL. Just because I live next to hispanics, doesn't mean we associate with each other.

Since: Mar 07

Kissimmee

#9 Jun 10, 2007
First, what is the point of this article? This is not news!

I see nothing wrong with like being with like. That doesn't make one immediately racist. I'm from Philly and we are very segregated there and everyone likes it that way. All races and ethnic groups. Even the whites are segregated according to group. Personally I would try and find an Italian section if none existed (as it doesn't here) I would look for a white only development, which I found. If others start moving in, I will put the house up for sale and start looking again. This forced integration nonsense is where problems start.
ClearView

Orlando, FL

#10 Jun 10, 2007
hate it wrote:
white people dont move into these communities because they want to... its because the govt in fla gives these dark people all kinds of special grants for housing... its disgusting that these people move the entire family in and live like animals... i had a similar situation to deno... indian family gave me a hard time for making noise outside on their holy night...well you can bet i responded like satin himself (blew up)//// never said another word to me, great, but their still there....i am an upstanding citizen in a 600,000 up neighborhood and these people have 11 people in their home... gross
Really? Do you think anyone could afford to live in that kind of pricey neighborhood with government handouts? You are assuming they get them because, of course, darker people can't make money just like you. Other issues, such as loud music, crowded or unkempt homes, could be dealt with through your homeowner's association -- but don't blame them on race. In my neighborhood it's one "white" family that annoys the hell out of everyone: their garage door always open, their kids running around and into other people's yards, their dogs pooping in other neighbor's driveways.
Go Back to NY

Lakeland, FL

#11 Jun 10, 2007
Only to the media and government, who tend to live in all 95% white neighborhoods anyway, is "diversity" important. The rest of us want no crime, no trash, good schools, parents that care about and supervise their children and people that share our culture and values in our neighborhood. This rules out diversity. I have never heard of any rational person actually looking for a "diverse neighbrhood" in which to buy a home.
he said she said

AOL

#13 Jun 10, 2007
ClearView wrote:
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Really? Do you think anyone could afford to live in that kind of pricey neighborhood with government handouts? You are assuming they get them because, of course, darker people can't make money just like you. Other issues, such as loud music, crowded or unkempt homes, could be dealt with through your homeowner's association -- but don't blame them on race. In my neighborhood it's one "white" family that annoys the hell out of everyone: their garage door always open, their kids running around and into other people's yards, their dogs pooping in other neighbor's driveways.
judging by your responce,, your not white.. and they can afford it beacase there are so many living in the house contributing...get a grip on whats going on here ,,
ClearView

Orlando, FL

#14 Jun 10, 2007
im pissed wrote:
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Funny you would say 9one white family) because it was one black family who offered my daughter drugs. and guess what it was the first and last time it was offered to anyone. now the home is ona condemmed list to be torn down. so in closing Im with hate the blacks need to go back to the hood. where they belong.
I don't deny the fact that there are blacks who sell drugs... Yes... but i am not thinking that all white people are bad neighbors because my crazy neighbors happen to be white. that's where so many people are wrong.. the decent black people out there are as annoyed by those who behave badly and happen to be black as you are
ClearView

Orlando, FL

#15 Jun 10, 2007
hate it wrote:
<quoted text>judging by your responce,, your not white.. and they can afford it beacase there are so many living in the house contributing...get a grip on whats going on here ,,
i can see that... many people living in one house. do you know who is responsible for that? the banks who give mortgages to multiple applicants for one house because if it's not that way they couldn't afford it? on another matter, why do you assume i'm not white? and would that matter?
Franciso

Tampa, FL

#17 Jun 10, 2007
There are MACONDOS in every race, includig white, blacks, hispanics, native americans and them all. What is Macondo? It is the kind of people that live their lives as they want, without taking in account other peoples rights. When they move near, your problems begin or get worse.
Whats right

Leesburg, FL

#19 Jun 10, 2007
Deno wrote:
I live in such a diverse neighborhood - and I'm trying; I'm really trying to be tolerant. When a family from India moved their grill, big screen and 2 couches into their garage to live so they wouldn't have to pay for air conditioning I lost it. We are talking a $350,000+ gated community.
They might have a problem but it appears you do as well. If they are not violating any laws, ordinances or restrictions then I suggest you move.
Sam

Clearwater, FL

#22 Jun 10, 2007
This thread sounds like a human manners thing, maybe a cultural thins, but it is NOT a skin color thing. Get with the 21st century Orlando.
Segregation

Summerfield, FL

#24 Jun 10, 2007
Well I'm going to move to start separating all the schools, bathrooms, and water fountains. It seems like the only solution right?

I mean, there isn't anything from the past that suggests that segregation can't be the answer.. Let's just place everyone that isn't white into the ghettos.
Joe

Sorrento, FL

#25 Jun 10, 2007
The utter failure of dark skinned immigrants to assimilate, and adapt to polite, western culture will ensure that property values in these interracial "nivanas" will stay depressed, and that crime there will continue to explode.
Whites who can are fleeing central Florida in droves. I did. Best move I ever made.
Fl Cracker

San Juan, TX

#26 Jun 10, 2007
This story reaks liberalism.Hispanics want to be with other hispanics,blacks want to be with blacks,whites want to be with whites and Indians want to be around other Indians.Its not racism its Human nature.Cultures do not mix,it is evident every where you look in the United States of America today.Crime is horrific just look at the way our children are treating each other.All races,not just one.The US Govt is allowing uncontrolled immigration and we are reaping our rewards.Integrated neighborhoods ?? Where can I go where there isnt any ??Look at the Waterford Lakes area 400k homes area and homes being boken into in broad daylight ( by our wonderful minority population I might ad).The lowest crime rates in America is where there are whites only.Not racism its just the facts.Prove me wrong.
What a joke

Eddyville, KY

#27 Jun 10, 2007
The two black families in a neighborhood near me, have felons living there. They have their "ghetto cars" parked all over the yard and give haircuts in the driveway. It's total trash now.

Those who embrace diversity, embrace it from a distance...
LOVE NY

Orlando, FL

#28 Jun 10, 2007
Sam wrote:
This thread sounds like a human manners thing, maybe a cultural thins, but it is NOT a skin color thing. Get with the 21st century Orlando.
Exactly! I'm American Indian/Italian, my husband is Puerto rican, niece and nephew 1/2 chinese, best friends/neighbors are black, etc. My neighborhood is totally diverse and I love it. The nice thing is when there's a problem rather than blame it on race, culture or ethnicity we blame on the individual and go to the neighbors and talk to them civilly. I raise my kids to judge people based on their character. I've also experienced a lot of discrimination when people don't know my family/background and most of this has come from Hispanics.

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