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View Poll Results: Top City Where Wealthy African Americans Can Easily Integrate Into Elite White Society
New York 5 13.89%
Washington, DC 14 38.89%
Los Angeles 5 13.89%
Atlanta 7 19.44%
Chicago 0 0%
Houston 1 2.78%
Miami 1 2.78%
Philadelphia 2 5.56%
Baltimore 0 0%
Memphis 1 2.78%
Voters: 36. You may not vote on this poll

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Old Yesterday, 08:05 AM
 
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and please explain why
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Old Yesterday, 08:35 AM
 
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Depends on what you mean. If you’re asking where wealthy AF-Ams live in the same neighborhoods and send their kids to the same schools as wealthy whites, I’d say LA stands alone. Entertainment being the city’s big business, there’s less of a delineation between old money and new money.

If you’re asking about the halls of power, it’s probably DC or Atlanta.

NYC splits the difference.

Elite whites aren’t eager to allow black people in their social clubs, anywhere.
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Old Yesterday, 09:13 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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Yup, in LA money is money. New money cities would be the easiest to intergrate.
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Old Yesterday, 09:31 AM
 
Location: Fountain Square, Indianapolis
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Yup, in LA money is money. New money cities would be the easiest to intergrate.
I feel like that is almost anywhere these days. I'm not saying racism doesn't exist, but I feel it's more classism than racism these days... if you have the money, you can pretty much fit in anywhere, especially LA.
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Old Yesterday, 09:34 AM
 
Location: Boston
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LA or NYC.

DC wealthy blacks are so numerous they for their own society but they do interact with whites often-for business and at key events.
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Old Yesterday, 09:43 AM
 
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L.A. D.C has a lot of wealthy blacks, but it is more segregated than most people want to admit.
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Old Yesterday, 09:50 AM
 
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L.A. D.C has a lot of wealthy blacks, but it is more segregated than most people want to admit.
Yep. DC has a large wealthy AA community but when you take a deeper look at the area, there’s still a bit of clustering going on but I surmise it’s better than most places.
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Old Yesterday, 09:59 AM
 
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Clustering is natural and will happen anywhere. If you have money and are on the same page socio-economically then you can blend in anywhere. How you present yourself matters more than skin color to me. This will probably get deleted but here's an example.

Post Malone is not welcome in my white circle because he clearly looks like he's bringing trouble and doesn't have a normal career that we can jive with.

So don't expect the mostly white Country Club to react well if you pull up looking like Lil Wayne or Post Malone, not because of skin but because you just look like you have zero in common with their culture.

But to the OP, Atlanta is considered the Black Mecca.

When I was trying to get a job there, I was told by the recruiter it would be easier if I were black in ATL.
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Old Yesterday, 11:12 PM
 
Location: ATLANTA
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Nashville should have been in this poll.. Wealthy Blacks fit in well in the city not to mention how integrated the city is by race, most segregation in the city is mostly by finance not race there.. Plenty of well of blacks there from what I could see. My vote goes to DC
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Old Today, 08:52 AM
 
Location: New York City
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I feel like that is almost anywhere these days. I'm not saying racism doesn't exist, but I feel it's more classism than racism these days... if you have the money, you can pretty much fit in anywhere, especially LA.
You would be surprised how insular the elite community of New York City remains, even in 2019. And I am talking about super wealthy people ($25M net worth++). There are still a lot of undertones toward many groups of people.

I think the long standing elite communities in older cities (NYC, Boston, Philly, Chicago) tend to be a little less welcoming than LA, San Fran, Atlanta. DC is a mixed bag since the political spectrum reaches far and wide.
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