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I've been to Philly and have been surprised by certain things. I loved the place and had a great time, but...where are all the Italians? I had this perception of Philly from the Rocky movies, but it seems like the whole town is very black, Irish and waspy.

Am I crazy?

by Anonymousreply 1711/28/2012

No - not crazy. You just didn't visit the right part of town. "South Philly" is Italian central.

by Anonymousreply 111/10/2011

Do they ever leave the neighborhood? Also, is Philly very prejudiced. It seemed like people stuck to their own kind there. Not a flame war or troll, but just curious.

by Anonymousreply 211/10/2011

I'm terrified by the stories of violent flash mobs in Philadelphia.

by Anonymousreply 311/10/2011

"old school" South Philly italians do not leave the neighborhood and even stick w/in a few blocks.

there are pockets of other neighborhoods -- like Port Richmond in lower NE Phila -- that also have Italian-Americans (and Rocky's house was in Port Richmond).

Generally, different ethnic groups stick w/certain neighborhoods and you will not visit those sections unless you know a Philadelphian and they're from there, or know a really good bakery, etc. in those neighborhoods.

So coming to Philadelphia as a visitor, you are not likely to go to these neighborhoods and will not get an accurate depiction on the existing ethnic groups.

by Anonymousreply 411/10/2011

A lot of central-northern cities -- Baltimore, Philly, D.C., Chicago -- are surprisingly segregated and racist.

by Anonymousreply 511/10/2011

All cities are segregated and racist

by Anonymousreply 611/10/2011

Because of crime, R6.

by Anonymousreply 711/10/2011

black, Irish.... or black Irish?

by Anonymousreply 811/10/2011


by Anonymousreply 911/11/2011

r7 is ass backwards.

by Anonymousreply 1011/11/2011

Rocky, OP? You must be an elder-gay. Yeesh.

by Anonymousreply 1111/11/2011

We're sorry.

by Anonymousreply 1211/11/2011

There's gonna be a blizzard 2 nite.

by Anonymousreply 1311/27/2012

Chicago is very segregated as the blacks are even killing their own, in broad daylight. They don't give a rat's ass.

by Anonymousreply 1411/27/2012

blah blah blah Northern cities are still beacons of opportunity compared to every city in the South.

by Anonymousreply 1511/28/2012

t's absolutely filthy and very racist.

by Anonymousreply 1611/28/2012

Which gay bars are the best and worst?

by Anonymousreply 1711/28/2012
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