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Old 03-22-2015, 05:19 PM
 
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What does this have to do with your "Come Again???" response, which was in reaction to my statement that Black professionals can be hard to find in the District?
After clarifying, you said were talking about Black professionals living in the District proper, which is quite different from saying that Black professionals can be hard to find in the District since many of them work there.
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Old 03-22-2015, 05:36 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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After clarifying, you said were talking about Black professionals living in the District proper, which is quite different from saying that Black professionals can be hard to find in the District since many of them work there.
My statement holds whether you're talking about Blacks who live there or work there. This is particularly true if you're talking about younger Black professionals in the city, not just any Black person with a paper pushing job in DC Government. The Black professional population is rather dispersed so the experience described by the young woman in Dallas is not too different from what you see in DC.

Your best bet for seeing lots of Black professionals is in PG County, not DC. That whole scene that used to exist in DC has largely been bullied out of the city by a heavy influx of non-Black professionals. The problem is that the suburbs are lacking in social options compared to the city,
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Old 03-22-2015, 09:25 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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The Black professional population is rather dispersed so the experience described by the young woman in Dallas is not too different from what you see in DC.
That's not a completely accurate analogy as related to what was stated in the article.

It wasn't solely about black professionals to the woman. She noted the scarcity of any blacks in various parts of Dallas. I've lived there. What she's described is a world away from what you experience in D.C. or Atlanta.

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Pinnock says she felt more isolated living in Dallas than she did while living in Atlanta. “It’s not that I felt in any way uncomfortable, but I would go into Highland Park or Uptown for lunch, and I would be the only black person there,” she says. “No one is giving you the cold shoulder or anything like that, but you know they’re looking at you. I didn’t feel that way in Atlanta.”

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Old 03-22-2015, 09:55 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Every single forum I go, I always see threads similar as this one. Meh. I don't get the obsession of black Americans with making these sorts of threads in every single general forum.
Psst.. I don't think the OP of the thread is black.
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Old 03-22-2015, 10:44 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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That's not a completely accurate analogy as related to what was stated in the article.

It wasn't solely about black professionals to the woman. She noted the scarcity of any blacks in various parts of Dallas. I've lived there. What she's described is a world away from what you experience in D.C. or Atlanta.
I wouldn't put Atlanta and DC in the same category...not when it comes to the core city anyway. If you go to Atlantic Station or Lenox Square, there are tons of Black people. The same is true for many of the restaurants in Midtown, Buckhead, etc. DC isn't really like that. Its core is becoming more Boston-like by the day and the people who can afford to enjoy its urbanism are almost exclusively White or Asian. It might not be as bad as Dallas (never lived there) but it's noticeably different from Atlanta.

Where DC is most similar to Atlanta is in its suburbs. If you want to live in a middle class subdivision that's 95%+ Black, then there are plenty of options for you.
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Old 03-23-2015, 04:33 AM
 
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I wouldn't put Atlanta and DC in the same category...not when it comes to the core city anyway. If you go to Atlantic Station or Lenox Square, there are tons of Black people. The same is true for many of the restaurants in Midtown, Buckhead, etc. DC isn't really like that. Its core is becoming more Boston-like by the day and the people who can afford to enjoy its urbanism are almost exclusively White or Asian. It might not be as bad as Dallas (never lived there) but it's noticeably different from Atlanta.

Where DC is most similar to Atlanta is in its suburbs. If you want to live in a middle class subdivision that's 95%+ Black, then there are plenty of options for you.
Which is exactly how Houston is! You see tons of blacks at the Galleria and in the venues/restaurants in Uptown and various of places ITL.
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Old 03-23-2015, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I wouldn't put Atlanta and DC in the same category...not when it comes to the core city anyway. If you go to Atlantic Station or Lenox Square, there are tons of Black people. The same is true for many of the restaurants in Midtown, Buckhead, etc. DC isn't really like that. Its core is becoming more Boston-like by the day and the people who can afford to enjoy its urbanism are almost exclusively White or Asian. It might not be as bad as Dallas (never lived there) but it's noticeably different from Atlanta.

Where DC is most similar to Atlanta is in its suburbs. If you want to live in a middle class subdivision that's 95%+ Black, then there are plenty of options for you.
I'm familiar with the ongoing changes within DC's core. My family is native to the city and I still have relatives in the NoVA & PGC areas.

There's no real comparisons to made with Dallas. DC still has thousands more black professional & non-professional workers in its core. The chances you will see another black person patronizing an upscale shop/restaurant/bar/nightclub or even living in the core city are substantially greater in DC. Which is more like what you see in Atlanta.

FWIW, I'm not knocking Dallas. I would suggest for any young black professional to seriously consider a job offer in the DFW Metroplex. There are immense career growth opportunities plus it's a young, energetic, diverse area. Not many other professionals I met who lived there were disgruntled.
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Old 03-23-2015, 01:33 PM
 
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Old 03-23-2015, 08:16 PM
 
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This is woefully outdated; DC and Atlanta no longer fit in the "concentrated gentrification" category and haven't for about a decade.
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Old 03-24-2015, 06:11 AM
 
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I wouldn't put Atlanta and DC in the same category...not when it comes to the core city anyway. If you go to Atlantic Station or Lenox Square, there are tons of Black people. The same is true for many of the restaurants in Midtown, Buckhead, etc. DC isn't really like that. Its core is becoming more Boston-like by the day and the people who can afford to enjoy its urbanism are almost exclusively White or Asian. It might not be as bad as Dallas (never lived there) but it's noticeably different from Atlanta.

Where DC is most similar to Atlanta is in its suburbs. If you want to live in a middle class subdivision that's 95%+ Black, then there are plenty of options for you.

I don't know about this. I see plenty of black people on U Street and in Chinatown and Downtown. It's not exclusively black but neither are midtown etc..
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