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Old 10-21-2013, 06:48 PM
 
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I grew up as a Latino in the state of North Carolina and racism there was pretty bad. You basically had

Black
White
and Mexican

No one wanted to be "Mexican" and even being Black had its setbacks. I remember going to swimming pools at the Y when people would stare me down. School was brutal because daily I heard the most racist jokes you can think of right to my face, even teachers said racist stuff to my face. Lets not even get down to things like hanging out with people of other races and dating other races, I held hands with a White girl once and I heard racist things in public for it.

I am in NYC right now and race relations here are better but I know it is not the best city to raise a family in. What is the best city to raise a family in? I don't want my kids to face the same racism that I did.

Standards being

- Kids of all races get along
- Lots of racial integration
- Interracial relationships are not seen as wrong and are actually common
- Parents have no issues with their kids being friends with other races
- The white population isn't as racist as that of North Carolina
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Old 10-21-2013, 07:06 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Seattle, San Francisco, Portland, and Austin seem like very progressive cities that anyone can fit in without judgement.
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Old 10-21-2013, 07:21 PM
 
Location: USA
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Seattle, San Francisco, Portland, and Austin seem like very progressive cities that anyone can fit in without judgement.
I don't agree that anyone can necessarily "fit in" to overwhelmingly white cities like Seattle or Portland. Really, being progressive means that open racism is not tolerated, but it doesn't really mean that there's much harmony or intermingling between races.

Each city has its own situation of race relations due to history and everything else. I can tell you that Chicago's black community is pretty separated from the white community in many ways, while white Chicagoans are definitely more accepting of Latinos than cities in the South and Southwest (based on stories I've heard... Really, I don't know anyone who cares about illegal immigration or thinks that people speaking Spanish is some personal threat).
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Old 10-21-2013, 10:28 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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Seattle is colorblind and welcomes all who can handle it.
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Old 10-21-2013, 11:41 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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Seattle, San Francisco, Portland, and Austin seem like very progressive cities that anyone can fit in without judgement.
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Old 10-21-2013, 11:51 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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Nowhere is totally void of this sort of tension because it's human nature to notice what makes you different from someone else.

That said, Northern California has an extremely high number of middle class towns that have no racial majority and are quite integrated. Perfect? No that doesn't exist, but as close as you will come to having acceptance of differences, perhaps the stretch of freeway between SF and Sacramento might be worth a look.
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Old 10-22-2013, 07:47 AM
 
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Nowhere is totally void of this sort of tension because it's human nature to notice what makes you different from someone else.

That said, Northern California has an extremely high number of middle class towns that have no racial majority and are quite integrated. Perfect? No that doesn't exist, but as close as you will come to having acceptance of differences, perhaps the stretch of freeway between SF and Sacramento might be worth a look.
Basically and I'd add certain communities in the NYC metro like West Orange, Montclair, White Plains, New Rochelle, Baldwin, Valley Stream, Nyack, Bloomfield, Ossining, Teaneck, Englewood, Hackensack, Rahway and Wheatley Heights, among others, that would work. There are other communities across this country that are similar to the places listed and 18Montclair mentioned.
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Old 10-22-2013, 07:53 AM
 
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Austin?? Lol? Progressive City that is hardly opened minded when it comes to race.
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Old 10-22-2013, 09:13 AM
 
Location: The Mid-Cities
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Dallas & Houston instantly come to mind.
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Old 10-22-2013, 09:19 AM
 
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San Francisco is colorblind
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