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[Texas:]Laredo Named Least Diverse City in U.S
KGNS ^ | Sep 10, 2012

Posted on 09/11/2012 3:38:12 PM PDT by SwinneySwitch

Laredo has landed itself on several lists over the past few years.

Now it's grabbing national attention in an article by the Huffington Post.

Our Lauren Kendrick has more in our top story tonight at six.

"No I don't take it as negative." Mayor of Laredo, Raul Salinas says he's not surprised to hear that Laredo is ranked the least diverse city in the United States. But he's not worried about it.

"In Laredo, it's a unique border city...a great city. The minority is actually the majority."

The article in the Huffington Post states there is 95.7% Hispanics in laredo. That's something Mayor Raul Salinas says has to do with the fact that we're a border town.

"Not too far from now the Latinos are going to be the number one minority group in the whole state of Texas." Someone we spoke to represents the 3.3% of Caucasians in Laredo. He says there are four generations of his family here.

"We had many opportunities to go other places, but we decided to stay. This is a very warm and welcoming community regardless of your ethnic background."

Ed Sherwood says he brought the first general motors factory to the gateway city back in 1981. He says he doesn't feel Laredo being named the least diverse city in the US will affect new businesses from moving here.

"Laredo is open to business. It's open to maquiladora. It's open to logistics companies, manufacturing companies."

He says that those who do decide to start a business in Laredo will most likely end of staying because of the people.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Mexico; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: aliens; democrats; laredo; mexico
Los dos Laredos.
1 posted on 09/11/2012 3:38:17 PM PDT by SwinneySwitch
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To: SwinneySwitch
Many say my town is "too white". Definitely something to be ashamed of.

Guess a town can't be "too" anything else.

2 posted on 09/11/2012 3:43:08 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: SwinneySwitch

“Out in the West Texas town of Laredo, I fell in love with a Mexican ghoul”


3 posted on 09/11/2012 3:43:16 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: SwinneySwitch

Ah! Diversity for me, not for thee.


4 posted on 09/11/2012 3:46:22 PM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything)
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To: bigheadfred

that is clever......


5 posted on 09/11/2012 3:46:45 PM PDT by brivette
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To: SwinneySwitch
Someone we spoke to represents the 3.3% of Caucasians in Laredo.

Uh, ... I thought ... "Hispanics can be of any race."

6 posted on 09/11/2012 3:46:49 PM PDT by x
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To: SwinneySwitch

.....Just as long as parents don’t pack peanutbutter and jelly sandwiches for lunch.


7 posted on 09/11/2012 3:48:07 PM PDT by notaliberal
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To: x
Uh, ... I thought ... "Hispanics can be of any race."

Not if they're Mexican. Known fact removes the probability factor. This is Laredo we're talking about.

8 posted on 09/11/2012 3:49:53 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: bigheadfred

Raul the Ghoul agrees with you

9 posted on 09/11/2012 3:49:53 PM PDT by KC_Lion ( Wherever I find myself standing, I forever stand with Israel.)
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To: SwinneySwitch

Well, there’s only one conclusion: committees must be formed to find a solution to this town’s racism problem. Lack of diversity means there must be nasty racists involved. Somebody or somebodies are guilty of not practicing diversity. And it sounds like there’s no inclusion either. Nasty racists! (ptooey)


10 posted on 09/11/2012 3:51:24 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: SwinneySwitch

So why don’t the white liberals prove their love for “diversity” and move to Laredo? No snow/ice, lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, cheap labor to clean their lawns and toilets. They can also host an illegal immigrant family. And do volunteer work at the local hospitals to welcome anchor babies.


11 posted on 09/11/2012 3:53:41 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Now a Chick-fil-A customer . . . God bless Dan Cathy)
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To: bigheadfred

“As I walked out in the streets of Larado
As I walked out in larado one day

I spied a young man....... sleeping in a cardboard box on the sidewalk

On the Square
November 2009


12 posted on 09/11/2012 3:55:21 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: x
Lookup the definition of "La Raza".

PS: Whern I lived in Corpus' the only attraction Laredo had was proximity to Boy's Town across the border. I don't expect either one has improved any since then.

13 posted on 09/11/2012 3:55:46 PM PDT by norton
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To: SwinneySwitch

Remember about 25 years ago when a Georgia county outside of Atlanta was found to be (gasp) ALL WHITE!

I told my wife to watch how the news media plays this up and look for marches soon.

All the news media immediately picked it up and within a few month Al and Jesse where having marches there to protest its all whiteness.

How soon will Al and Jesse be in Laredo?


14 posted on 09/11/2012 4:05:54 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

ahhhhh such fond memories of ‘’boys town’’ most of the hookers were fine as wine in the summertime. I wouldn’t go near that brothel for fear of hooking up with a mexican he/she.


15 posted on 09/11/2012 4:43:34 PM PDT by shadeaud ( “Pray for Obama. Psalm 109:8”. Just doing my duty a Christian)
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To: SwinneySwitch

If they’re all legal citizens,so what?

If they’re not, bust their asses and ship them back to the country from where they’re invading.


16 posted on 09/11/2012 4:58:43 PM PDT by Carl LaFong (Vera the possum is US.)
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To: SwinneySwitch
Looks to be a pretty safe city. The murder rate in 2010 was 3.9/100,000 according to city-data.com.

San Jose, one of the safest cities in the US, had a rate of 2.1/100,000. Gary IN was 51.5/100,000.

17 posted on 09/11/2012 5:22:12 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: SwinneySwitch

As per wikipedia, (yeah, I know), my little berg was 97.14% WHITE in the 2000 census. So...Im calling Bull$hit on this story.


18 posted on 09/11/2012 6:21:37 PM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: Delta 21; Ruy Dias de Bivar

...and one of the then, two , black families has moved away since then. Obviously these fella’s never been to the middle of Kansas.

And the two reverends are more than welcome to come for a visit. I’m sure the Volgas will have a nice meal for them, then send them on their way.


19 posted on 09/11/2012 6:29:36 PM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: Ken H

“Looks to be a pretty safe city. The murder rate in 2010 was 3.9/100,000 according to city-data.com.”

El Paso also kicks butt when it comes to a low murder rate, and they’re just across from Juarez...one of the highest in the world. And they are also very Hispanic (obviously). Interesting...


20 posted on 09/11/2012 6:47:55 PM PDT by BobL (You can live each day only once. You can waste a few, but don't waste too many.)
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To: SwinneySwitch

I have been to Laredo a couple of times. It is a total crap hole, much more like Mexico than the United States. It is appalling that a city in the United States can look like that, and a sign of things to come for the rest of Texas.


21 posted on 09/11/2012 7:24:54 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: Delta 21

Source is the Huffington Post.


22 posted on 09/12/2012 10:12:24 AM PDT by SwinneySwitch (Follow the money on both sides of the border.)
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