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Old 05-19-2010, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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After Katrina, many people from New Orleans settled in the DFW area. Even more settled in Houston. Are these people still here? I have noticed a lot more middle class african americans in the northern suburbs recently. Are many of them from New Orleans?
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Old 05-19-2010, 01:20 PM
 
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Um...well, our friends lived in Lakeview and settled in Allen - they are white, though, and middle class.
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Old 05-19-2010, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Ken Caryl, CO
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After Katrina, many people from New Orleans settled in the DFW area. Even more settled in Houston. Are these people still here? I have noticed a lot more middle class african americans in the northern suburbs recently. Are many of them from New Orleans?
I worked with a few people that stayed here after Katrina. They now live in Frisco and Plano.
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Old 05-19-2010, 02:35 PM
 
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this thread is one reason why I love city-data, questions like this(I'm being facetious of course) First off, not everyone that relocated from New Orleans is black as the media would have you believe. I'm in Atlanta, and believe it or not, not everyone I bump into is black(shocking I know). Last time I checked, there was a noticeable amount of middle and upper class (non entertainment/sports related) blacks in plano and frisco before Katrina, if not them I must have been on shrooms and color-blind for most of my childhood and my black former classmates and their parents have some explaining to do.
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Old 05-19-2010, 06:51 PM
 
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I have meet 3 white couples that moved to Dallas after Katrina. There was a black familiy that moved to my neighborhood who left New Orleans after Katrina. He is a postal worker. I work with a couple of black girls that fled New Orleans after Katrina. I say this to say not everyone from New Orleans was poor and black. New Orleans had a strong middle class and some wealthly folks of all colors. It amazes me how the media can convince people that everyone in New Orleans was poor and black. People really need to get out of the house more.
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Old 05-19-2010, 09:49 PM
 
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Yeah I've met quite a few folks from NOLA who came here post Katrina. Nice people.
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Old 05-20-2010, 07:53 AM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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I agree Grainraiser. Seems like there are many more affluent blacks that have settled in the Northern suburbs of DFW from LA.
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Old 05-20-2010, 01:40 PM
 
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There are affluent blacks moving to the northern and the southern burbs. People focus on the poor but truth be told middle class blacks is the largest growing middle class in this country. They like all other groups move to the burbs when they can afford to do so.
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Old 05-20-2010, 01:57 PM
 
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HA! We were just in New Orleans and a waitress told us there were alot of Texans there!
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Old 07-26-2013, 01:07 PM
 
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Yes there are and were a lot of middle class black families that were in New Orleans Pre-Katrina that had to flee to different states because of Katrina! Understand something as several have mentioned there are and were wealthy black families living in the new Orleans area. We moved to different areas where it may have been predominately white but it was only because we wanted to show our kids that they can succeed and work for their own things and live comfortably as well. Everybody didn't grow up in the projects or wasn't raised by a single mom etc. Not that those things are bad but what is overlooked is that within our community are middle class to wealthy persons. There are those that are not as wealthy or have many resources but they are great people. I grew up in a mostly white neighborhood and had the best of friends who I still keep in touch with. I always joke about how they would pick me first on the basketball team or football team because I was black lol! My point is not everyone from New Orleans is poor and from the ghetto. They kind of overlooked those of us who could afford to go to higher ground in a hotel etc and have enough resources to start over here in Dallas!
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