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Old 01-20-2017, 03:20 PM
 
Location: South Austin, 78745
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What about places like Memphis TN and Birmingham AL?
Those are million plus metros. I wouldn't have any problem living inside the city limits of Memphis or Birminghan as long as I felt like I was living in a safe part of town, but that goes for anywhere.

I was concentrating on smaller towns. I said I wouldn't consider Valdosta. I got to thinking about that and came to the conclusion that I could live in Valdosta. It's in the part of South Georgia where it starts to feel like Florida.
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Old 01-20-2017, 03:24 PM
 
Location: South Austin, 78745
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I just now realized this is an old thread. I thought it was a current one. I apologize.

It looks like the C-D techs could fix it so that in order to respond to a thread that has been inactive for at least a year, when you hit the reply or quote button, a message box appears that says something like "This thread is at least one year old. Are you sure you want to respond?"
That should be an easy fix. I think would really cut down on old threads being responded to.

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Old 01-21-2017, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Lake Spivey, Georgia
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The all inclusive "they" say that The City of Atlanta now only has a 49.something% Black plurality (something that no one will know for sure until the 2020 census) This doesn't really matter, though, in Metro Atlanta, even in some of the "White" northern suburbs, you will see a diverse mosaic of complexions. Really there are very few places you can go without seeing Black people in Georgia including rural South Georgia and in Georgia's second tier cities (Athens, Macon, Columbus, Augusta, Savannah, Albany, etc) We are a state that is over one-third Black. Maybe the color blind society begins here!
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Old 01-21-2017, 03:20 PM
 
Location: South Austin, 78745
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That's how it is thru out most of the Deep South. Black people are a big part of the culture. They very much influence the food, the music, dance, lingo, fashion, sports, black people have more influence on Southern Culture than any other group of people.

Most traditionally Southern dishes were originated from soul food. I suppose it could also be called poor folks food The Deep South has always been one of the more diverse regions of the country, and continues to be as more Hispanics and Asians move in. The races do pretty good job about getting along with one another, when you consider all the trials and tribulations the Deep South has had to face over the last 160 years or so.
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Old 01-21-2017, 07:56 PM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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For me, the biggest drawback to being in a heavily black metropolitan area is that many (most?) of them lack a contemporary mainstream/active rock or alternative rock station. I need some loud guitars to listen to.

On the other hand, I do enjoy the old-school hip-hop/R&B stations.
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Old 01-21-2017, 08:36 PM
 
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For me, the biggest drawback to being in a heavily black metropolitan area is that many (most?) of them lack a contemporary mainstream/active rock or alternative rock station. I need some loud guitars to listen to.

On the other hand, I do enjoy the old-school hip-hop/R&B stations.
This may be the best bet: i96 The New Alt Revolution - Memphis, TN
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Old 01-21-2017, 09:10 PM
 
Location: Norfolk, VA
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For me, the biggest drawback to being in a heavily black metropolitan area is that many (most?) of them lack a contemporary mainstream/active rock or alternative rock station. I need some loud guitars to listen to.

On the other hand, I do enjoy the old-school hip-hop/R&B stations.
You've never been in Cleveland or Detroit? Plenty of rock music.
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Old 01-22-2017, 12:09 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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For me, the biggest drawback to being in a heavily black metropolitan area is that many (most?) of them lack a contemporary mainstream/active rock or alternative rock station. I need some loud guitars to listen to.

On the other hand, I do enjoy the old-school hip-hop/R&B stations.
Its 2017. Get some Pandora, hook it up to your car stereo by AUX and Bluetooth and blast some Stone Temple Pilots 'til your hearts content.
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Old 01-22-2017, 07:24 AM
 
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Would you rather live in a city with a large Black population, like NY or LA, or a smaller city where a large percentage of the population is Black? How does the later influence your experiences in a city that would otherwise go largely unrecognized?
In America, black poverty rates are almost 3 times the rate of whites, black unemployment rates are about twice that of whites and black wealth is 15 times less than whites. Hence, a principle city that is majority black is generally a microcosm of these national statistics. Blacks have not recovered yet from centuries of racial oppression.

In light of that, the difference would be political and economic. If blacks are the majority, given the statistics above, the city will have less revenue for services because the residents have less income, employment and wealth to be taxed. On the other hand the city will have more black political control or influence. Your police force, city council and mayor will most likely be black or majority black. Unfortunately this can create the false image of poor black leadership as the leadership gets blamed for the poor economic condition and services, when in reality is the legacy of oppression being reflected in a majority black city that is the root cause.

Thus, I would rather live in a larger city with a large black population (large being a quarter of a million or more) where blacks are slightly less than the majority of the population. In other words, I would rather live in a predominately black neighborhood (middle class) in a city that is slightly less than majority black.

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Old 01-22-2017, 07:31 AM
 
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I agree. Smaller cities are okay as long as the job opportunities are there. I think that in the case of a city like Detroit the fact that it is still a large city keeps a lot of people there, even though the job opportunities are all but non-existent for most. That was the rare example of a large city with a predominately Black population that existed in the Midwest.
That image of Detroit does not match the reality today. There are plenty of jobs today in the metro area.
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