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Old 11-14-2009, 08:33 AM
 
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Blacks don't travel very much for a variety of reasons:

1) Blacks, by and large, don't care for nature or natural settings. Many, perhaps a majority, refer to such settings as "boring" or "Country".

2) Lower-expendable income for travel.

3) Blacks prefer to be around their own kind, and are highly racialist, so they have little desire to travel and be surrounded by a bunch of non-black people.
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Old 11-14-2009, 08:39 AM
 
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Well, Atlanta and Charleston have large Black populations. And I'm in Atlanta several times a year, and I've regularly seen Blacks downtown in the "touristy" areas (Centennial Park, GA Aquarium, World of Coke, etc.), although you're going to see more of us in the Auburn Ave district, at the King Center, etc. Same with Charleston; you're not going to see a lot of us strolling along lower King Street, but check out the Gullah tours and some of things away from the beaten path, and you'll see more of us. Can't really speak for Austin or San Antonio.
Yes, there are some blacks checking out the aquarium and the World of Coke, but most of the blacks in the vicinity are people hanging in and around the sprinklers, or they are homeless.
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Old 11-14-2009, 08:40 AM
 
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Hi there,

I went to the U.S. last summer for first time. Spent the most time in Atlanta, which is predominantly African American. However, 99% of the tourists on the airport have been ''non-black''. I just wonder why?

Thank you,

Jay
If the airport and baggage claim are still as I think they are (and I live in Atlanta and travel frequently - domestically and abroad), you were probably relegated to a terminal and baggage area that were STRICTLY for international travelers. Atlanta, from my experiences, does not mix the two streams of travelers.

There is NO way possible you were in the main/domestic concourses of HJAIA and saw few black people. The fact that you were on an "international" path through the airport may have affected what you saw.

"Why do African-Americans appear to not travel internationally?" might have been a more relevant question. Even then, I believe I've read that a low percentage of Americans ever leave the country.
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Old 11-14-2009, 08:54 AM
 
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Blacks don't travel very much for a variety of reasons:

1) Blacks, by and large, don't care for nature or natural settings. Many, perhaps a majority, refer to such settings as "boring" or "Country".

2) Lower-expendable income for travel.

3) Blacks prefer to be around their own kind, and are highly racialist, so they have little desire to travel and be surrounded by a bunch of non-black people.

I agree with you!!

1.) Because all black people (a highly diverse and large group) live in urban settings and despise nature.

2.) All black people have lower incomes. And all lower income people hate/cannot travel.

3.) This is so true! There have been many studies about this, and black people have a genetic disposition towards being around non-black people. And even if black people wanted to travel, everywhere worth going to is predominantly white!


/end sarcasm
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Old 11-14-2009, 08:55 AM
 
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If the airport and baggage claim are still as I think they are (and I live in Atlanta and travel frequently - domestically and abroad), you were probably relegated to a terminal and baggage area that were STRICTLY for international travelers. Atlanta, from my experiences, does not mix the two streams of travelers.

There is NO way possible you were in the main/domestic concourses of HJAIA and saw few black people. The fact that you were on an "international" path through the airport may have affected what you saw.

"Why do African-Americans appear to not travel internationally?" might have been a more relevant question. Even then, I believe I've read that a low percentage of Americans ever leave the country.
gold15, that's true that from Prague to Atlanta and back, I've been traveling with people from all over the world, but from Atlanta to Austin with layovers in Charlotte and Denver was an all-American flight. Just noticed a very few African American people, but that might be because the U.S.' AA population is 13%.
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Old 11-14-2009, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Czech Republic / United Kingdom
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Blacks don't travel very much for a variety of reasons:

1) Blacks, by and large, don't care for nature or natural settings. Many, perhaps a majority, refer to such settings as "boring" or "Country".

2) Lower-expendable income for travel.

3) Blacks prefer to be around their own kind, and are highly racialist, so they have little desire to travel and be surrounded by a bunch of non-black people.
City Fanatic, I'm sorry to say that, but it might be true that the majority of black people is racist. When I saw black people in Atlanta or elsewhere, they were mostly sticked together and looked like they don't want to get in contact with white people. In the UK, it's entirely different. The kids have black and white friends, which I find to be rare in the U.S. Also, people don't notice the interracial couples as much as in the U.S. I think it's got roots in slavery.
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Old 11-14-2009, 09:01 AM
 
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Here you go again. I probably shouldn't, but what the hell...

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Blacks don't travel very much for a variety of reasons:

1) Blacks, by and large, don't care for nature or natural settings. Many, perhaps a majority, refer to such settings as "boring" or "Country".
This is the most uninformed thing I've ever read. Due to many of us having roots in rural areas, we most definitely have an appreciation for nature and natural settings.

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2) Lower-expendable income for travel.
Partially true, but as I stated, most Blacks (and probably most Americans in general) do their traveling by car.

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3) Blacks prefer to be around their own kind, and are highly racialist, so they have little desire to travel and be surrounded by a bunch of non-black people.
This might affect the sorts of places we might travel to (e.g., New England), but that doesn't negate the fact that we do travel.
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Old 11-14-2009, 09:05 AM
 
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City Fanatic, I'm sorry to say that, but it might be true that the majority of black people is racist. When I saw black people in Atlanta or elsewhere, they were mostly sticked together and looked like they don't want to get in contact with white people. In the UK, it's entirely different. The kids have black and white friends, which I find to be rare in the U.S. Also, people don't notice the interracial couples as much as in the U.S. I think it's got roots in slavery.
Firstly, he didn't say that we were "racist," but "racialist." There's a difference between preferring to travel to places where you're more likely to see others that look like you (and if you knew anything about our history as a people in this country, you'd understand that to a degree) and disliking or hating someone due to the color of their skin. I have no clue what you mean when you say that Blacks in Atlanta looked like "they don't want to get in contact with white people." Particularly in the South, we've lived side by side for generations. Lord knows it hasn't always been in the best of circumstances by any means, but regular contact with Whites is a way of life for Blacks. How else can one function in a majority White country?
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Old 11-14-2009, 09:08 AM
 
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gold15, that's true that from Prague to Atlanta and back, I've been traveling with people from all over the world, but from Atlanta to Austin with layovers in Charlotte and Denver was an all-American flight. Just noticed a very few African American people, but that might be because the U.S.' AA population is 13%.
And it's even less in cities like Austin and Denver.
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Old 11-14-2009, 10:45 AM
 
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Firstly, he didn't say that we were "racist," but "racialist." There's a difference between preferring to travel to places where you're more likely to see others that look like you (and if you knew anything about our history as a people in this country, you'd understand that to a degree) and disliking or hating someone due to the color of their skin. I have no clue what you mean when you say that Blacks in Atlanta looked like "they don't want to get in contact with white people." Particularly in the South, we've lived side by side for generations. Lord knows it hasn't always been in the best of circumstances by any means, but regular contact with Whites is a way of life for Blacks. How else can one function in a majority White country?

Akhenaton06, don't get me wrong. I don't judge people by color of their skin. I just often hear that U.S.A. is the land of diversity - true, but segragated (with few exceptions). And what I meant with "they don't want to get in contact with white people." is that they look annoyed when someone white is talking to them. I have no idea if you have ever been in the U.K., but their society in a little ahead of the society in the U.S. (talking about racial segragation). And excuse my English.
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