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Moving from New York to southern NJ because we need more space and it’s crazy for two people to be working in a small one bedroom apartment. The house in NJ is massive with many rooms and a lot of outdoor space. BUT am super worried about the level of racism in NJ - I’m a brown, Asian female. Anyone have any experiences or thoughts they can share? Thanks fam

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Um....NJ is like the 1st or 2nd highest population of brown asians in the country. I think you'll be fine

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Is there a Jersey bowl? Might be more helpful if this doesn’t generate much help.

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you'll be fine, especially southern NJ.

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We have a pretty large brown Asian population but it does get a little sparse the further south you go

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I guess how are you defining “south jersey” OP? The Monmouth county area has a very large brown Asian population if that is what you mean by “south”. If you are living further down the state, then EY1 may be right and it’s more sparse

It depends on which part of South Jersey. Northern NJ and the Southern NJ suburbs (Camden County, Burlington County, Gloucester County) outside of Philly are more diverse. However, parts of Atlantic, Salem and Cumberland counties are less diverse, but overall you should be okay.

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OP, you need to tell us where you're moving to

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Even if there are not a lot of brown people in the neighborhood, it doesn’t mean the people in the neighborhood are racist

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Agreed. But one of my neighbors literally made some pretty colorful comments about race. See above.

Definitely not something to worry about. NJ actually have a good population of Asian and Indian people, mostly because our school districts are fantastic so NYC families flock here. Check out the specific demographics of your area, but it should be okay

What part of “southern jersey”. I’m from New Jersey and people from New York think South Jersey is the Princeton area. Are you moving to Glassboro or like Mount Laurel? 

If you’re moving to Mt Laurel, Cherry Hill, or any of those, you’ll be fine! They’re relatively diverse.

OP, the Plainsboro area has an enormous south Asian population

Move to Edison

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