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Old 12-02-2015, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Nashville TN
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Nashville where I live is pretty conservative and religious and all races and religions get along great. Nashville has some the friendliest black people by far and they thriving here, still would not say we are a Mecca thou.
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Old 12-02-2015, 11:13 AM
 
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Nashville where I live is pretty conservative and religious and all races and religions get along great. Nashville has some the friendliest black people by far and they thriving here, still would not say we are a Mecca thou.
It has the potential due to having multiple HBCU institutions, a city/county that is about 28% Black and a growing economy, but it seems like it is trying to be similar to Austin, Portland, etc with a more diverse city/metro population.
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Old 12-02-2015, 11:16 AM
 
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It has the potential due to having multiple HBCU institutions, a city/county that is about 28% Black and a growing economy, but it seems like it is trying to be similar to Austin, Portland, etc with a more diverse city/metro population.
I think the major difference with Nashville was that an early city/county consolidation prevented Blacks from gaining considerable collective political power.
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Old 12-02-2015, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Nashville TN
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It has the potential due to having multiple HBCU institutions, a city/county that is about 28% Black and a growing economy, but it seems like it is trying to be similar to Austin, Portland, etc with a more diverse city/metro population.
We have a lot of Asian, Latinos and Muslims moving in especially Kurds, its really diverse. Nashville is still mostly thought of as a black and white city thou.
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Old 12-02-2015, 11:19 AM
 
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It's clearly nothing like Houston yet. Everywhere seems pretty race-conscious except for Houston. Even the uber-liberal places people think wouldn't be race-conscious.


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I thought you've never been to Houston.
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Old 12-02-2015, 11:22 AM
 
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We have a lot of Asian, Latinos and Muslims moving in especially Kurds, its really diverse. Nashville is still mostly thought of as a black and white city thou.
That's cool.


You still didn't answer my question though. LOL. I asked because I thought you didn't like Houston, and for you to add it to the mix with DC and Atlanta was eye-opening. LOL
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Old 12-02-2015, 11:29 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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I thought you've never been to Houston.
I was going by what you guys were saying. Houston must be much less race conscious than places like Berkeley and Stanford since Black students on those campuses are still self-segregating despite sharing a campus with some of the most liberal whites in America. So it sounds like Houston might be able to teach the rest of America to not be so race-obsessed.


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Old 12-02-2015, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Nashville TN
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That's cool.


You still didn't answer my question though. LOL. I asked because I thought you didn't like Houston, and for you to add it to the mix with DC and Atlanta was eye-opening. LOL
I like Houston personally but originally I did not see it as a Black Mecca because its mostly seen as a Latino and Asian and white town. I now see Houston as a mecca for everyone considering it is the fastest growing city in America in the past 4 years.
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Old 12-02-2015, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles,CA & Scottsdale, AZ
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I wonder why Houston is not that race obsessed when the Dallas area is. I have multiple friends from Dallas(white) and they are some of the most racist people in the world. They won't even accept blacks in their fraternities and had to have a full on debate about accepting someone who was half black last year. I also have around 4 friends from Houston and my family lives there and that's not really a problem down there. Guess this goes to show that Houston is in fact the Black Mecca of Texas, not the USA, but Texas at least.
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Old 12-02-2015, 11:56 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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I wonder why Houston is not that race obsessed when the Dallas area is. I have multiple friends from Dallas(white) and they are some of the most racist people in the world. They won't even accept blacks in their fraternities and had to have a full on debate about accepting someone who was half black last year. I also have around 4 friends from Houston and my family lives there and that's not really a problem down there. Guess this goes to show that Houston is in fact the Black Mecca of Texas, not the USA, but Texas at least.
Race-obsession and racism are two different things. There is little racism in the United States in the way of overt racial animus. The U.S., however, is probably more race-obsessed than the U.K. since race has been an explosive domestic issue here for far longer. The "race obsession" in the U.S. seems to be pretty consistent moving from region to region.
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