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Old 03-20-2015, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Norfolk, VA
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Those must be those "New Black" people like Pharrell.

On the other hand, it's mostly like a snide way to shade at cities that are clearly offer superior amenities to Black folks.
lol. I met my first "New Black" person over 10 years ago. She was ahead of the times. I was mad at her then, not so much today. Seems to be par for the course with millennials.
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Old 03-20-2015, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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But you don't necessarily have to be in a city with a lot of black professionals to enjoy living there as a black person. When I lived in Seattle I enjoyed my life there. I still went to black film festivals, festivals, concerts, parties, black Baptist churches. Ate soul food or southern cuisine on occasion. That along with the well known Seattle amenities made it an enjoyable city to live in.
Nobody said a Black person can't enjoy living in a city without a large Black population. That's not really the point of the thread.

I don't see Atlanta or DC being any different from a Jewish person who wants to live in NYC because of its strong Jewish character. How is that any different?
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Old 03-20-2015, 12:27 PM
 
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Now if you're in a city like, Madison, Wisconsin, then I can see where you're coming from. But even then cities like Milwaukee and Chicago are within driving distance. Or maybe Austin, or Albuquerque.
Even in Madison, you could find like minded folks: 100 Black Men of Madison, Inc.

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Old 03-20-2015, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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No one is avoiding Black professionals. If anything they're avoiding us.
What does that even mean?
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Old 03-20-2015, 01:37 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Lol at the (conscious or unconscious) backhand to Atlanta with this diversity talk, as if Atlanta isn't diverse. Yeah, Houston may be more diverse than Atlanta, but it's not a light years difference. Essentially, Black people are to Atlanta as Latinos are to Houston. That doesn't mean there aren't lots of Latinos or Asians or Europeans or anyone else in Atlanta. In either city, one can choose to live in a "diverse" area or not. The only real big difference is that Houston doesn't have near the same amount of large middle class and higher majority black neighborhoods as Atlanta does.
Not essentially. Only by percentage. Latinos do not have the history and cultural footprint in Houston that Blacks have in Atlanta. Not even close. Blacks have been the largest minority group in Houston up until only a few short decades ago. The numbers of affluent and educated Blacks could easily makeup their own neighborhoods, but they're simply too integrated for that to be the case.

On another note, I seem to remember seeing some stats awhile back which showed that black men in Houston had a higher median wage than black men in Atlanta. I also believe that the rate of black poverty may be lower in Texas. Bajan?
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Old 03-20-2015, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Norfolk, VA
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What does that even mean?
Exactly what I said. Professional Black people aren't interested in fraternizing with common Blacks. That isn't necessarily a Black thing though. It isn't like we just aren't interested in hanging out with professional people. The average person, if they're not college educated, artistic, or self educated; they don't really know where to begin with the conversation.

Like I was getting at earlier, my experiences are different. Some college education. Private school. Parochial school, etc. I get around okay, considering. But most working class, etc. Maybe not so much. Everyone is different.
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Old 03-20-2015, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Not essentially. Only by percentage. Latinos do not have the history and cultural footprint in Houston that Blacks have in Atlanta. Not even close. Blacks have been the largest minority group in Houston up until only a few short decades ago. The numbers of affluent and educated Blacks could easily makeup their own neighborhoods, but they're simply too integrated for that to be the case.

On another note, I seem to remember seeing some stats awhile back which showed that black men in Houston had a higher median wage than black men in Atlanta. I also believe that the rate of black poverty may be lower in Texas. Bajan?
Yeah I don't agree with that part as well for the reasons you stated. Blacks in Houston have a much longer history than Latinos do. Prior to 1970, Houston was pretty much a Black and White city.
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Old 03-20-2015, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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On another note, I seem to remember seeing some stats awhile back which showed that black men in Houston had a higher median wage than black men in Atlanta. I also believe that the rate of black poverty may be lower in Texas. Bajan?
From the most recent stats I could find (2011), black men in Atlanta have a higher median income. The black poverty rates are higher in Houston.

BlackDemographics.com | Houston

BlackDemographics.com | Atlanta
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Old 03-20-2015, 05:21 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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From the most recent stats I could find (2011), black men in Atlanta have a higher median income. The black poverty rates are higher in Houston.

BlackDemographics.com | Houston

BlackDemographics.com | Atlanta
Well I do know that I remember seeing it much more recent than 2011, but we'll go with yours for now since that's all we have available. I can never find the stats I'm looking for.
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Old 03-20-2015, 06:39 PM
 
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That's a very specific concern. I guess I'm just confused because I meet Black professionals all the time and I'm never looking for them. I meet them at the library, at church, everywhere. Plus with the Internet, its easy to meet Black people who are "like minded". It isn't the eighties where you had to be an insider.
It's a matter of degree. Almost everything that Atlanta, DC, and NYC (as well as the "secondary" cities, to a smaller extent) excel in when it comes to all things Black can be found in most sizable cities in the country, but there are just way more options across the board in those cities.
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