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Old 05-28-2008, 11:18 AM
 
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Hi! I am new to this forum but wanted to get some other peoples' opinions on affordable (or at least somewhat affordable) cities that are good for interracial/international couples. I am a black american woman and my fiance is a white french man. We currently live in Omaha and would like to relocate in the next year or so. Any advice?
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Old 05-28-2008, 11:42 AM
 
Location: Denver
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Psst you might not want to tell folk your man is French.
My wife is Mexican and when people hear that I'm of French
descent they offer her their support.

Seriously though was there an acceptance issue in Omaha ?

I have lived in Chicago, San Diego, Portland and now Seattle,
all of these cities are really cool in regards to diversity.
In fact there are so many different combos of folk you just
don't notice differences.
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Old 05-29-2008, 05:18 PM
 
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I lived in Denver for 10 years and it is pretty diverse. The cost of living is higher than what it would be Omaha, however, your job might compensate for the cost of living, as mine did. I hope one day a world will exist were you wouldn't even have to worry about that type of thing. I wish you and you fiance the very best.
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Old 05-29-2008, 05:21 PM
 
Location: Houston Texas
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Houston!!! My long time girlfriend ia African American and I am German. We never get any funny looks whatsoever and many of my friends have girlfriends/ boyfriends that are of different ethnicities and they don't encounter anything but acceptance.
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Old 05-29-2008, 05:31 PM
 
Location: South Fla
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I found a list on the internet awhile ago, I'm not sure who compiled the list, but they come up w/ the following cities as best for interracial families: Montclair NJ, Denver CO, Washington DC, Minneapolis MN, Madison WI, Seattle WA, San Diego CA, Oakland CA.
From personal experience, my fiancee and I have lived in a small town in MD, and now we live in South Fla, both have been fine for the most part, it's very diverse down here so many people are together interracially, but I'm not going to recommend South Fla, I don't find the people very nice in general (regardless of racial issues)
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Old 05-29-2008, 05:41 PM
 
Location: from houstoner to bostoner to new yorker to new jerseyite ;)
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Houston!!! My long time girlfriend ia African American and I am German. We never get any funny looks whatsoever and many of my friends have girlfriends/ boyfriends that are of different ethnicities and they don't encounter anything but acceptance.
I would second Houston. Houston is probably the most diverse and integrated major city in the South, and definitely so in Texas. There are lots of interracial couples here and biracial kids running around and no one bats an eye. (I speak from observation and experience; like sweetclimber, I'm in an interracial relationship myself and have a biracial child. ) The cost of living is among the lowest of major cities if you move to the suburbs.
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Old 05-29-2008, 06:58 PM
 
Location: Road Warrior
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I have to say Denver, I see quite a few African-American men with white women here, usually less the other way around and I have to say its quite transient and liberal here also more middle-upper class that people don't really care what you do or who you are. But I often wonder why would you care about what other people think in the first place if you truly love your partner, you can do what you want and other people have better things to do as well. You should ask yourself why you aren't happy in the first place and if moving somewhere else will make you happier.
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Old 05-30-2008, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Beaumont, Texas
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houstoner, sweetclimber- Really? I'm only about 90 miles away and the feel is much more antebellum. I miss So.Cal and the comonality of inter-raccial couples. I goota' go to H-Town more often. I do seem to be treated better in the Galleria than I do here in Beaumont (generally speaking). Being in this town, I'd just assumed that Texas was The South and that racism was much more prevailent. That's great to know.
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Old 05-31-2008, 02:14 PM
 
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Any major metropolis or left leaning city should fit the bill.
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Old 05-31-2008, 04:26 PM
 
Location: orange county
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Yeah, most large cities are pretty accepting. I haven't been to a singe place yet (I've been to the whole western half of the US) where interracialism was looked down upon.
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