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Old 03-07-2012, 12:45 AM
Location: Ohio
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Originally Posted by motorman View Post
Yeah, catonic, your post will draw some flame, but so what? "It is what it is," and you just put it right out there. Man the fire-extinguishers, folks, and just wait until the self-appointed "PC Police" wake up and jump on this one.
But sometimes things like this need to be said. It is what it is....

No matter the people who might not like what is said some things hold merit. Got to agree, spot on ..

Lol at the Southern Dayton comment.. Sooo true at times..
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Old 03-07-2012, 12:56 AM
Location: Ohio
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Originally Posted by catonic View Post
For black urban professionals. Living in north dayton is a more viable option. When I say North Dayton, I'm mainly talking about the areas on the outskirts of the city limits and the suburbs. What many people don't realize is that the greater dayton area has many black suburbs that are comfortable to live in, without any fear of egregious crimes. Trotwood is probably the best area because of its expansion for the black middle class. Vandalia, englewood, and tipp city are your best bets for child rearing. Vandalia is one of the better hidden gems of dayton. Not really hidden but its quiet and accommodating and more accepting of people of color with money. Suburbs south of dayton are cluster like with an aristocratic middle class mentality. Kettering, beavercreek, oakwood and somewhat centerville, are puffy and somewhat haughty people. There have been many instances where people have been stopped for DWB's (driving while black) in oakwood. Part of this thinking occurs because that's where a lot of businesses set up shop, such as malls, parks, energy plants, car makers etc. So essentially all the good stuff goes to them. Plus its the most quaint part of Dayton. East dayton is a flat out NO. Its like going back in the jim crow days. Plus it's way to dirty and filthy. West side. Are you crazy? Don't shine or floss or you'll get stuck for your valuables. Too much crime and poorly maintained people. Fairborn is a NO. Reason I say this is because its fools gold. They are country, borderline white trash and ghetto with a little bit of coins in their pocket. Its a mixture of blacks and whites on the low side of middle class. Areas off salem are decent for blacks, there are lots of pockets of properly maintained yards that consists of a mostly urban population. Huber heights is ok. It's mainly for starter families and is somewhat mixed. Northridge? NEXT. Tipp city is usually where people stop their search. Its too far north for a lot of people. And the north's commercial business is lacking. But tipp city is a nice neighborhood, you'll find yourself using a lot of gas miles. If you want to live out in the country then jefferson township is cool.

People that live in the southern suburbs of Dayton, think the land belongs to them. Some people that are from Kettering think they're in a good position because they are from there but Kttering has white trash parts too. Oakwood is TOO community based. As a black individual, I don't like going there or even through moraine. Although moraine is one of the cleaner cities.

Vandalia or Englewood is your best choice. Who ever said anything about living by the airport causing too much noise, does not know what they are talking about. You hardly hear the planes, and many of them take off in different directions. Trotwood is a good option as well, but since trotwood is mostly black you have to due your due dillegence in finder a better pocket.

Let's face it, Blacks with money aren't trying to live with a lot of blacks in a particular neighborhood. Most blacks since slavery haven't been taught have to live properly. These are in the words of Booker T. Washington.
Man Do I recall the East Dayton days. Some of the stares we would get when we would go to the local community gym there. But hey you have to admit that times have changed some. The fact we could walk there and not be accosted by the locals there.

You could really say the same things about North Dayton too. Lot of racial hostility I recall coming up as a young man there. Had to watch your back.

On a side note I chuckle when I look at the newspaper online and see the Beavercreeks,Alters,Catholic( or your standard suburb school) schools etc with young black males now on the teams in mass. I remember back in my high school days going to some of those schools and not seeing myself almost at all on the opposing team's squad.

Oh how times have changed.. I know it just ticks some off
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Old 03-07-2012, 06:28 AM
Location: Cincinnati
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East Dayton is mixed these days, though given the local Appalachian flavor I have no doubt hostilities persist.
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