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Old 01-03-2016, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Washington DC
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I've never met a true racist in Charlotte, Triad, Triangle, Wilmington, or Asheville metropolitan areas. And I know some hillbilly hicks.


I say people are no more racist here in NC than New Hampshire or other white states. It always bugs me when holier than thou states that are extremely white dominated make blanket statements of Southerners when we are much ore diverse and have huge swaths of areas that are predominately black.
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Old 01-03-2016, 07:47 PM
 
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Thank you for the response.
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There's no difference. Both are overwhelmingly accepting.
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Old 01-03-2016, 07:48 PM
 
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I am hoping that to be the case. Planning on moving there sometime soon if the stars align.

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The two cities are thirty minutes apart and basically the same size, so there isn't really any difference between the two. You won't find much difference in any good-sized NC city...they are all generally known to be friendly places with good people living in them.
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Old 01-06-2016, 03:31 PM
 
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I am hoping that to be the case. Planning on moving there sometime soon if the stars align.

Good for you! It's a pleasant place with lots of great people...you may run into a bad apple here and there (just like anywhere else) but overall it's a nice, calm environment.
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Old 06-01-2017, 12:34 AM
 
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I and my family are also thinking about moving to Greensboro. Certain economic factors have very much interested us. However, we are currently rooted in Albuquerque, NM where we have been shielded from racism, for the most part. The community here is made up mostly of minorities, which I believe plays into the "shielding." I myself have never experienced blatant racism, and as an Hispanic woman, I have heard that this should be treasured, as many parts of our country do not excercise this level of acceptance that I am so used to.
That being said, yes there is racism everywhere. My concern is whether the LEVEL of racism is tolerable for my family. I will disclose that I am also French and my last name is Caucasian, which may "hide" my heritage from those who choose to ignorantly judge based on outward appearance and the like. HOWEVER, regardless of whether I or my children may be subjects of ridicule, I am more concerned with having to witness outright racist behaviors. That I will not tolerate, and I certainly don't want to have to constantly be in battle with a neighbor/colleague/acquaintance because my views on race is not in line with his or hers.
Bottom line - I really need someone to tell me if racial tension is a constant factor or not. If it is always a subject/issue/thought - it's a problem worth avoiding, for me.
I appreciate any feedback.
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Old 06-01-2017, 06:11 AM
 
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I and my family are also thinking about moving to Greensboro. Certain economic factors have very much interested us. However, we are currently rooted in Albuquerque, NM where we have been shielded from racism, for the most part. The community here is made up mostly of minorities, which I believe plays into the "shielding." I myself have never experienced blatant racism, and as an Hispanic woman, I have heard that this should be treasured, as many parts of our country do not excercise this level of acceptance that I am so used to.
That being said, yes there is racism everywhere. My concern is whether the LEVEL of racism is tolerable for my family. I will disclose that I am also French and my last name is Caucasian, which may "hide" my heritage from those who choose to ignorantly judge based on outward appearance and the like. HOWEVER, regardless of whether I or my children may be subjects of ridicule, I am more concerned with having to witness outright racist behaviors. That I will not tolerate, and I certainly don't want to have to constantly be in battle with a neighbor/colleague/acquaintance because my views on race is not in line with his or hers.
Bottom line - I really need someone to tell me if racial tension is a constant factor or not. If it is always a subject/issue/thought - it's a problem worth avoiding, for me.
I appreciate any feedback.
Its not, in my experience and opinion.
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Old 06-01-2017, 07:02 AM
 
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Its not, in my experience and opinion.
I agree. Greensboro has a complicated history with regard to race, but much of that is because it historically has a vibrant African-American community that actively pushes the limits and doesn't accept tacit racism. That was true during the sit-ins in the 1960s and it's true today.

I think the change from ABQ to GSO would come with lots of changes and potential culture shock, but I don't think you'll find race to be the biggest difference.
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Old 06-02-2017, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Carrboro, NC
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A major reason Greensboro was chosen to kick off the sit-in movement in the 1960s was because the students felt they were more likely to survive, than if they did it in other parts of the south like Columbia or Richmond for instance. A bit of civic history to be proud of perhaps.

That was a long time ago of course. But I think the same principle remains true today. Greensboro is a highly diverse and accepting place, in my experience.
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Old 06-02-2017, 05:24 PM
 
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... Greensboro is a highly diverse and accepting place, in my experience.
Does that hold true for races other than Black and White? Like Asians, Hispanics etc..
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Old 06-02-2017, 07:23 PM
 
Location: Suburban Fayetteville, NC
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Greensboro is accepting to asians, blacks, hispanics like most if not all Metropolitans are; from Fayetteville to Chicago.
I think you will be treated very fairly in Greensboro.
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