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Old 08-26-2009, 06:42 PM
 
Location: Sacramento, California
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Default Racially diverse

I am looking for a racially diverse (nonsegregated) area near the Gulf Coast in Southern Alabama. Any suggestions?
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Old 08-26-2009, 07:26 PM
 
Location: Fairhope,Alabama
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karena,

I do not know what you have been reading about Alabama, but you can be assured that Coastal Alabama is not segregated. Mobile has a black mayor, and most city council is black, and it has a high percentage of whites living in the city of Mobile.

The Eastern Shore does not have that many minorities, but the one's here are all over the place.I am Hispanic, and have never felt uncomfortable or not accepted anywhere. The beaches are also quite progressive. Come see for yourself! People here are friendly and very welcoming, more so than most places in America...believe me.
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Old 08-26-2009, 07:35 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Is Mobile segregated?

Where the whites live (darker green means higher percent)


Where the blacks live



Data source: US Census
http://tiger.census.gov/cgi-bin/maps...onf=mapnew.con
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Old 08-26-2009, 08:02 PM
 
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Old 08-26-2009, 08:21 PM
 
Location: Sacramento, California
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karena,

I do not know what you have been reading about Alabama, but you can be assured that Coastal Alabama is not segregated. Mobile has a black mayor, and most city council is black, and it has a high percentage of whites living in the city of Mobile.

The Eastern Shore does not have that many minorities, but the one's here are all over the place.I am Hispanic, and have never felt uncomfortable or not accepted anywhere. The beaches are also quite progressive. Come see for yourself! People here are friendly and very welcoming, more so than most places in America...believe me.
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Old 08-27-2009, 08:11 AM
 
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I am looking for a racially diverse (nonsegregated) area near the Gulf Coast in Southern Alabama. Any suggestions?
define diverse
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Old 08-27-2009, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Floribama
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That map from Charles is pretty darn accurate.
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Old 08-27-2009, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Fairhope,Alabama
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The maps are very informative Charles. I feel that the racial lines have more to do with economic segregation(many public housing developments in the black areas), than segregation like the old days. If you can afford to live in the white areas, that is not a problem.( if you are not white)
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Old 08-27-2009, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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The maps are very informative Charles. I feel that the racial lines have more to do with economic segregation(many public housing developments in the black areas), than segregation like the old days. If you can afford to live in the white areas, that is not a problem.( if you are not white)
Same map with an average family income theme



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Old 08-27-2009, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Sacramento, California
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Default My defination of diverse

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define diverse
Where people of all colors can live in most neighborhoods, are treated equally, and are not segregated with regard to race. I would love to find a safe neighborhood like that. I have heard great things about Alabama and I would like to spend my retirement years there but I am a little concerned about the question of racial tolerance. Are bi-racial couples accepted yet on the Coast and in Mobile. Places I am considering are Daphne, Fairhope, or Gulfport but I am open to other suggestions.
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