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Old 12-02-2015, 02:25 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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You're from Memphis?
No, but it's one of my adopted homes.
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Old 12-02-2015, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Arlington
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You're married! LOL.


Y'all have a lot more whites though.

True. And dont get me started on some of the Hispanics up here in those areas who think of themselves as caucasians and better than blacks. Smh
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Old 12-02-2015, 02:31 PM
 
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As the most diverse major city in the country, Houston does not simply have a "splash" of diversity. Come now, you're selling your own city short.

It's undeniable that Houston is a mecca for diversity, and without some other characteristics in place, it's hard to call it a Black mecca although it's obviously a Black attracting a lot of Blacks who are doing well.
Houston, just like Atlanta and Birmingham, was a black and white city; although Houston is very diverse, the diversity is more recent. Houston's black community (except for the white community) has way more influences and is deeply rooted into Houston's culture, history, and cityscape than the Latinos, Asians, and other races that make this city so diverse are.


I said it right.
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Old 12-02-2015, 02:34 PM
 
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Southerbboy,

What's Htown's answer for Lake Ridge, Cedar Hill south of Dallas. It's a large residential area of homes that are 250k - 2 million. Predominately black. Desoto has neighborhoods like that too. Where do I go in Houston to see that?

Is it sienna plantation? Mo City?

Missouri City, parts of Houston, Fresno, West Pearland
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Old 12-02-2015, 02:35 PM
 
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No, but it's one of my adopted homes.
What do you think is Houston's answer to U Street?
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Old 12-02-2015, 02:36 PM
 
Location: Nashville TN
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True. And dont get me started on some of the Hispanics up here in those areas who think of themselves as caucasians and better than blacks. Smh
Latinos are not a race thats the thing, my gf is technically white even thou she is mixed, she is cuban and columbian. Island Latinos like Cubans, Puerto Ricans, South Americans and Mexicans have a totally different culture.
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Old 12-02-2015, 02:51 PM
 
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Houston, just like Atlanta and Birmingham, was a black and white city; although Houston is very diverse, the diversity is more recent. Houston's black community (except for the white community) has way more influences and is deeply rooted into Houston's culture, history, and cityscape than the Latinos, Asians, and other races that make this city so diverse are.

I said it right.
Brookings recently came out with a study about America's immigrant gateways wherein Houston was categorized as a post-WWII gateway along with the likes of DC, Miami, and LA. That's about a good 2-3 generations now where diversity has significantly influenced Houston (by contrast, Atlanta is categorized as a major-emerging gateway, with immigration in substantial numbers being a much more recent phenomenon, about 3-4 decades later than Houston). Add to that Houston's impressive growth among several different racial/ethnic groups over the past 2-3 decades, and it's clear that by any measure, Houston is a mecca of diversity and does not simply have a "splash." This is the first time I've ever a Houstonian attempt to minimize the city's diversity--often touted as a major strength, and rightfully so--in favor of a characterization as a "Chocolate City."

Plus didn't you just agree with Gunion that Houston is too racially progressive to try and claim the "Black mecca" label? I thought it was close-minded, LOL.
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Old 12-02-2015, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Arlington
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Speaking of Los Angeles. Which just happens to be one of my favorite places to visit in the country. Why is it never mentioned as a blk mecca or utopia on C-D. There's over a million blacks there even though we make up a mere 7%
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Old 12-02-2015, 03:07 PM
 
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Brookings recently came out with a study about America's immigrant gateways wherein Houston was categorized as a post-WWII gateway along with the likes of DC, Miami, and LA. That's about a good 2-3 generations now where diversity has significantly influenced Houston (by contrast, Atlanta is categorized as a major-emerging gateway, with immigration in substantial numbers being a much more recent phenomenon, about 3-4 decades later than Houston). Add to that Houston's impressive growth among several different racial/ethnic groups over the past 2-3 decades, and it's clear that by any measure, Houston is a mecca of diversity and does not simply have a "splash." This is the first time I've ever a Houstonian attempt to minimize the city's diversity--often touted as a major strength, and rightfully so--in favor of a characterization as a "Chocolate City."

Plus didn't you just agree with Gunion that Houston is too racially progressive to try and claim the "Black mecca" label? I thought it was close-minded, LOL.
He was talking about a city/metro claiming THE number one title or claiming to be and advertising itself as a THE black mecca of America. However, this is a thread about what cities/metros can be considered black meccas based on certain criteria (although the criteria is very biased towards Atlanta).

A splash doesn't necessarily have to mean "small."

Recent to me includes the late 80's and early 90's, a timeframe when Houston started to become more diverse.
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Old 12-02-2015, 03:17 PM
 
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He was talking about a city/metro claiming THE number one title or claiming to be and advertising itself as a THE black mecca of America. However, this is a thread about what cities/metros can be considered black meccas based on certain criteria (although the criteria is very biased towards Atlanta).
Nope; here are his exact words:

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The more and more I think about it, I think [Houston] should be removed from consideration altogether. Leave the Black Mecca title for those communities still preoccupied with Afrocentrism..
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A splash doesn't necessarily have to mean "small."
Typically it does and it definitely doesn't mean big, that's for sure. And Houston is majorly diverse.

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Recent to me includes the late 80's and early 90's, a timeframe when Houston started to become more diverse.
Houston started to become an immigrant gateway in the post-war era, around the 50's/60's. Atlanta and other emerging gateways started in the 80's/90's.
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