When you read up on U.S. political basics, you can’t help but come across the detail that many of the people in cities in the U.S. seem to lean left, yet what isn’t as clear is why and what influences their concentration in cities/urban areas.

Cities don’t exactly appear to be affordable, and left-leaning folks in the U.S. don’t seem to necessarily be much wealthier than right-leaning folks, so what’s contributed to this situation?

  • @MajorHavoc
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    909 months ago

    Yep. There’s nothing like face-to-face interactions to dispell myths, bias, and assumptions.

      • @[email protected]
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        9 months ago

        Maybe ask them if they’re generalizing before a tirade? Yes, hate and stupidity exists everywhere, but I’ve lived in rural and metro areas and their generalization is accurate. And for that matter, there’s a lot of warm people that live in back country who aren’t stupid or racist, but, depending on a few factors, you can easily run into rural stereotypes. All the same I imagine a lot of us are talking in general views.

          • @SatansInteriorDsgnr
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            49 months ago

            Haha, the irony of a person screaming, “learn nuance.” Generalization isn’t the problem, income inequality is. You clearly have a lot of energy and passion which is great, but you need to learn how to punch up.

              • @SatansInteriorDsgnr
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                29 months ago

                Punch yourself, then. You just “generalized” the gender of a random lemmy commenter. Again, hilariously ironic.

          • @[email protected]
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            Not every conversation and discussion can contain every edge case. Generalizations are okay some times

            • @RememberTheApollo
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              19 months ago

              Make a generalization and people attack your argument with exceptions and lack of specificity.

              Make an argument with specificity and it has to be written with exceptions, caveats, disclaimers, becomes long-winded and nobody wants to read it. Or they throw a generalization at you.

              Can’t win, but conciseness and a level of brevity are still good policy.