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    James Allen, MichaelNY

    I once was told that there's a very easy way to tell the difference between the areas.

    In historic sections of town, if there is a side window on old restaurants then the area is Southern. If there aren't, then the area is Western. This has to do with segregationist policies affecting areas with blacks and areas with Hispanics differently (though Fort Worth historically did not have significant populations of minorities at all). Blacks were at different times de jure and de facto excluded from entering these establishments, but were allowed to eat outside or to pick up, whereas Hispanics often were not excluded in this way. Instead, Hispanics were more often totally excluded from these establishments and instead had to develop their own cultural nexuses and economic niches.

    23 Burkean Post Modern Gay Democrat; NM-2 (Raised), TX-20 (B.A. & M.A. in Political Science), TX-17 (Home); 08/12 PVIs

    by wwmiv on Sat May 04, 2013 at 10:18:52 AM PDT

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