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Old 09-21-2016, 04:09 PM
 
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I know quite a few white families that have "fled" into South Hall, usually around Flowery Branch. The Hispanic population is clustered around East Hall and near the southern end of the city of Gainesville, and the black population is relatively low compared to Gwinnett and the city of Gainesville, so I guess South Hall doesn't seem "too diverse" to those people. Most people won't come out and say that they are fleeing diversity, though.
We know a few white families who moved from Gwinnett out to Oconee.

A couple of them told me their preference was to stay in Gwinnett and they were fine with a diverse student body. However, they said they were uncomfortable with their kids being one of only 2 or 3 white children in the class.

I don't know if that's true, that's just what they told me.
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Old 09-21-2016, 04:38 PM
 
Location: Lake Spivey, Georgia
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This is purely anecdotal: I graduated from Forest Park High in 1993. At that time, "our diverse community school" was about half White, a third Black, and the rest an Asian/Hispanic mix. Fast forward over two decades: I am one of the few FP people still in Clayton County. A majority are in Henry County, with another large group in Fayette County; and yes this does include my Black and Asian classmates and friends. Virtually no one, except another classmate that is now mayor, stuck it out in Clayton County for a myriad of reasons. Also anecdotal: many of my friends' parents growing up had grown up in Southeast Atlanta (graduates of Fulton, George, and even Roosevelt High Schools; my mother was from Southwest Atlanta, Brown graduate) These Southeast Atlanta people seemed to move southeast out of the city: Forest Park/Lake City/Morrow--Jonesboro/Mt. Zion---Stockbridge----McDonough. Many of my mother's classmates from the Oakland City/ West End area seemed to flow southwest out of the city: East Point/ College Park----Riverdale/Union City-----Fayetteville/ Fairburn---Newnan. My mother-in-law even has cousins that grew up in the Bolton community in Northwest Atlanta that went from Bolton---Mableton----Smyrna----unincorporated West Cobb with Marietta address. Her cousin's children now reside in Paulding and South Cherokee. It would be interesting to trace the families of original post World War II Atlantans to see if they truly continued out in the same direction per my theory.
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Old 09-21-2016, 05:00 PM
 
Location: Sweet Home Chicago!
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How far and where are they going to run?
Uh, another city/state where there are still ~90% white areas?
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Old 09-21-2016, 06:18 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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We know a few white families who moved from Gwinnett out to Oconee.

A couple of them told me their preference was to stay in Gwinnett and they were fine with a diverse student body. However, they said they were uncomfortable with their kids being one of only 2 or 3 white children in the class.

I don't know if that's true, that's just what they told me.
It's interesting how some schools are seemingly able to maintain a stable level of diversity and others are not. For example, Gainesville High School is over 50 percent Hispanic and the other 50 percent is about evenly split between black and white. It has been this way for years without much change, and I know several out of district white (and black) families that pay tuition for their kids to go to city schools, and not just for sports. They must be doing something right.
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Old 09-21-2016, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Lake Spivey, Georgia
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Gainesville and Marietta city systems both seem to be stable.
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Old 09-21-2016, 08:50 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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Gainesville and Marietta city systems both seem to be stable.
Doesn't appear to be the case in Marietta ...

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Old 09-21-2016, 08:57 PM
 
Location: Lake Spivey, Georgia
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I said demographics were relatively stable, not their legal status.
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Old 09-23-2016, 10:35 PM
 
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This is purely anecdotal: I graduated from Forest Park High in 1993. At that time, "our diverse community school" was about half White, a third Black, and the rest an Asian/Hispanic mix. Fast forward over two decades: I am one of the few FP people still in Clayton County. A majority are in Henry County, with another large group in Fayette County; and yes this does include my Black and Asian classmates and friends. Virtually no one, except another classmate that is now mayor, stuck it out in Clayton County for a myriad of reasons. Also anecdotal: many of my friends' parents growing up had grown up in Southeast Atlanta (graduates of Fulton, George, and even Roosevelt High Schools; my mother was from Southwest Atlanta, Brown graduate) These Southeast Atlanta people seemed to move southeast out of the city: Forest Park/Lake City/Morrow--Jonesboro/Mt. Zion---Stockbridge----McDonough. Many of my mother's classmates from the Oakland City/ West End area seemed to flow southwest out of the city: East Point/ College Park----Riverdale/Union City-----Fayetteville/ Fairburn---Newnan. My mother-in-law even has cousins that grew up in the Bolton community in Northwest Atlanta that went from Bolton---Mableton----Smyrna----unincorporated West Cobb with Marietta address. Her cousin's children now reside in Paulding and South Cherokee. It would be interesting to trace the families of original post World War II Atlantans to see if they truly continued out in the same direction per my theory.
As your fellow 93 grad I resemble that remark, but I did have a few detours after college before settling in Fayette County.

Oklahoma-Columbus-Florida-Coweta-Fayette
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Old 09-24-2016, 09:08 AM
 
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As your fellow 93 grad I resemble that remark, but I did have a few detours after college before settling in Fayette County.

Oklahoma-Columbus-Florida-Coweta-Fayette

You're a graduate of FPHS '93?
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Old 09-24-2016, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Lake Spivey, Georgia
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aries4118: Yes!
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