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Old 07-18-2011, 11:46 AM
 
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Hi.

I was planning on moving to Atlanta from Canada and I have been reading some of the more racial debates on this board. I decided to ask; what is all us stuff about "white" and "black" culture? Do the two people really act different down there? I have just never encountered this kind of discussion in Canada before.

 
Old 07-18-2011, 11:53 AM
 
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Old 07-18-2011, 12:44 PM
 
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Old 07-18-2011, 12:59 PM
 
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Blacks and Whites act different world-wide, no matter what country in which both can be found.
 
Old 07-18-2011, 01:10 PM
 
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I was planning on moving to Atlanta from Canada
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Old 07-18-2011, 01:19 PM
 
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I don't think there's any such as black or white culture per se in Atlanta. Everyone has their our own style but for the most part we are one big old happy family. That ability to blend many parts is what sets us apart from a lot of more polarized cities.
 
Old 07-18-2011, 01:22 PM
 
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I don't think there's any such as black or white culture per se in Atlanta. Everyone has their our own style but for the most part we are one big old happy family. That ability to blend many parts is what sets us apart from a lot of more polarized cities.
While there's a general southern culture that both whites and blacks share, both whites and blacks have their own cultural elements that are derivatives of who they are as a race. After all, culture is partly a racial construct.
 
Old 07-18-2011, 01:32 PM
 
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While there's a general southern culture that both whites and blacks share, both whites and blacks have their own cultural elements that are derivatives of who they are as a race. After all, culture is partly a racial construct.
People are individuals from my experience. The notion that all black people are thugs and all white people are everything else is a lie.
 
Old 07-18-2011, 01:36 PM
 
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Well it's mostly an American thing...

Blacks, like Mexicans, Asians, Indians, etc.. are a minority and have a certain subculture. White culture is seen to be the generic culture of America.

Because of the history of blacks in the country... a lot of people are sensitive to have a race debate esspecially in a progressive southern city like Atlanta.

However there are some generalzations and some sterotypes (oversimplifications) that exist.

Some being that Black culture is:

Usually big in sports... a large part of American sports are dominated by AA's even though they are a minority

Typical black music is hip-hop, R&B, jazz etc... alternatively white music is seen as country, rock, and classical

"Black"s like to have nice rims and designs on cars... we had a car show here a few days ago

"Black" churches are a lot more energetic (you'll just have to see)

Theses are just a few. keep in mind that a lot of these are sterotypes and can be offensive if you put people in a box... cause everybody in America dabbles in each others "culture"... but I didn't see anything unreasonable about ur comment.
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