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Old 09-02-2010, 11:13 AM
 
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Its the Atlanta codeword for too many minorities...
"Minorities" often being the code word for African Americans, although they are actually dominant in terms of numbers, political power, etc.
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Old 09-02-2010, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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Its the Atlanta codeword for too many minorities...
Bingo. If the posters here would like to jump in and clarify their meaning, please feel free to do so...because at this point I'm frankly appalled by what I'm reading.
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Old 09-04-2010, 01:14 PM
 
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I moved here a little over 6 years ago. The way I measure a city is how it has changed since residing in the area. I reside in Midtown Atlanta and spend plenty of time in Alpharetta (a northern suburb) because my parents live up there. This is my take:

Atlanta was great when I moved here, but the city has begun to go downhill in my book. It is not bad right now, but it is becoming worse, not better. I will give you a perfect example: Atlantic Station. Atlantic Station is a development that was made for "Live, Work, and Play" in Midtown Atlanta. In other words, you can live there, work at one of the businesses in the development, or shop around/go to a movie/go out for something to eat/etc. My friends and I spent plent of time in Atlantic station, which was developed a little over a year ago. It was clean, chic, fresh, fun, and all out wonderful. Well all of a sudden, something changed. One weekend I went there and the place was PACKED with trash. Trash referring to the type of people who were there. There were people on the street corners shouting out cat calls. Guy walking around with their pants falling off as if they owned the place, throwing trash on the ground, being loud and rowdy. We decided to see a movie that day, so we walked into the theatre and people were yelling and laying all over the seats. I swear I felt like I was in a third world country. So we decided to get a discount and will never go back to that place again. Oh yeah, and not to mention, they have already had a killing at Atlantic Station within the year it is has been open. And that is with securit guards walking the streets. Just think if they decide to not have security over there.

This city used to be taken care of and used to have more culture, but now it is slowly becoming trashy. I am from New Orleans and decided to move up here for work 6 years ago. It was great, all the trash that I had left in New Orleans was behind me, but then after Katrina, all the trash came into Atlanta and the crim rates have gone up. The taxes will go up too, because all of those residents were on public housing, so Atlant will have to develop more public housing.

So this is my advice to you: If you decide to move to Atlanta, live in a suburb in the north such as Alpharetta. People still respect their neighbors and themselves enough to make life grand up in those parts. That is where I will be moving to shortly as soon as I can seel my place in Midtown, which is seeming impossible.

To give you an idea of what Alpharetta is like .. it is a developing suburb that has plenty of shopping, movie theatres, clean air, close to nature, and going in the right direction. But that won't be for long. In a little over 5 years, the trash will slowly migrate up north as has been happening since I moved here. For instance, Roswell was all nice like Alpharetta, but now the trash is starting to eat up that area. I think they think they are missing out on something. OK that's the end of my rant. Hope it helps with your decision.... oh yeah and you can definitely afford to live in Alpharetta with the salary you stated.
Hey cajunfosho, why don't you just move to Utah? I guarantee you there are no "trash" i.e. black people in Salt Lake City. You would absolutely love it there!!! (no really move..........no seriously........move....like get out........stop looking at the computer monitor..........stand up..........walk out your condo door...........and leave...........
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Old 09-04-2010, 04:54 PM
 
Location: East Side of ATL
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Bingo. If the posters here would like to jump in and clarify their meaning, please feel free to do so...because at this point I'm frankly appalled by what I'm reading.
They won't admit to it hence the codewords. Pathetic but what can you do?
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