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Old 07-15-2010, 09:47 PM
 
Location: NC
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While emotions can run high on topics like this, I caution you all to please be mindful of the terms of service - no personal attacks, be kind, respectful. You can disagree with a viewpoint and state why, but please don't attack the individual sharing their viewpoint.

Thank you, Austin!

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Old 07-16-2010, 11:27 AM
 
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I don't find Austin racist at all.
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Old 07-16-2010, 02:06 PM
 
Location: The land of sugar... previously Houston and Austin
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I am sure that Dallas and Houston may have a block or two that resemble Austin.
The most central notable areas of the three are similar. Likewise, many of the suburban areas are similar (Round Rock = Plano = Sugar Land). So it's a lot more than a block or two...

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But, as a whole, Austinites typically reference Dallas and Houston when we talk about what we don't want to become.
Which doesn't make total sense and shows part of the holier-than-thou attitude that aggravates people elsewhere in Texas. Unless you are strictly talking about the suburban areas that aren't actually part of Houston or Dallas city limits anyway.
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Old 07-16-2010, 02:16 PM
 
Location: 78747
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The most central notable areas of the three are similar. Likewise, many of the suburban areas are similar (Round Rock = Plano = Sugar Land). So it's a lot more than a block or two...



Which doesn't make total sense and shows part of the holier-than-thou attitude that aggravates people elsewhere in Texas. Unless you are strictly talking about the suburban areas that aren't actually part of Houston or Dallas city limits anyway.
Unfortunately, that's the America.

I just wish people from Round Rock would stop saying they're "from Austin"
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Old 07-16-2010, 04:44 PM
 
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Hello All,

I want to sincerely thank you all for responding to this "sensitive subject". I really appreciate your input. I have relocated to the area (just a couple of days ago), so I haven't developed any true perspective at this point. However, I have found people to be really nice and friendly.

I believe in killing people with kindness and treating others with respect and dignity based upon who I am... if it is reciprocated, awesome! If not, I understand.

I'm glad that I didn't let the people close to me influence my decision regarding my move. I'm glad I moved here! I will make the best of it and will focus on my goals which I hope will one day contribute to the Austin Area.

Thanks again!
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Old 07-16-2010, 06:01 PM
 
Location: Austin
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I just want to say it's nice of you to come back on here and give an update. That says a lot about you.

You sound like a very positive person. Welcome to Austin!
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Old 07-18-2010, 06:25 PM
 
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I don't know if this is true at all, but I've heard that there is still a restaurant in Austin where blacks and whites sit on opposite sides of the restaurant. Does anyone know if this is true?
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Old 07-18-2010, 06:37 PM
 
Location: NC
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I don't know if this is true at all, but I've heard that there is still a restaurant in Austin where blacks and whites sit on opposite sides of the restaurant. Does anyone know if this is true?
I certainly hope it isn't! If so, then it must be owned by the Soup Nazi, "You will stand here!" and the Mad Hatter, Mark Williams, aka Tea Party Express.

Please tell me you were mistaken.......
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Old 07-18-2010, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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If there is, I've never heard of it.
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Old 07-18-2010, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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I don't know if this is true at all, but I've heard that there is still a restaurant in Austin where blacks and whites sit on opposite sides of the restaurant. Does anyone know if this is true?
You must be thinking of Taylor Cafe, not in Austin proper though.
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