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Old 03-11-2008, 09:37 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Welcome to Houston. I for one am glad you had the thoughtfulness to reply to the person's post and clarifying what you meant. These days everyone always thinks everyone else has a racist agenda and I just don't buy it. I think different ethnicities have very different cultures and backgrounds and there is just no way we'll all understand each other but until we quit being suspicious of one another's motives and analyzing everyone's words to the umpteenth degree nothing will change. Sometimes it really is just a figure of speech -- from any race person and they truly mean nothing negative. Overanalyzation turns nothing into a big brew-ha. The majority of us today neither experienced what previous generations did or else nothing to do with anything that previous generations did. It's time to just be American and not attach an ethnicity to it.

I think you'll miss some things about Atlanta and find other new things to replace those things in Houston. Houstonians are friendly and I don't find the extreme racism here that I have seen in other Southern or Northern states for that matter. I just don't see it -- but maybe I'm not looking for it either .. so who knows.

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Old 03-11-2008, 10:30 PM
 
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glad to hear it. My family is so ready to get out of LA; you may have read the story on CNN about a young man who was a star athlete and student being recruited by Stanford; he was shot to death by gang members who asked him what "set" he was from and just started firing. His mother is serving in Iraq.

I don't know what to say, so I won't say anything, but I will say a prayer for your family, especially his mom tonight.
 
Old 03-12-2008, 11:39 AM
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I don't know what to say, so I won't say anything, but I will say a prayer for your family, especially his mom tonight.
sorry if my post was misleading, especially with your thoughtful and well intentioned response. This didn't happen to my family, but it is tragic and part of the reason we are moving (my nephew has had run-ins).
 
Old 03-14-2008, 02:11 AM
 
Location: Conroe, TX
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Welcome to Houston. I for one am glad you had the thoughtfulness to reply to the person's post and clarifying what you meant. These days everyone always thinks everyone else has a racist agenda and I just don't buy it. I think different ethnicities have very different cultures and backgrounds and there is just no way we'll all understand each other but until we quit being suspicious of one another's motives and analyzing everyone's words to the umpteenth degree nothing will change. Sometimes it really is just a figure of speech -- from any race person and they truly mean nothing negative. Overanalyzation turns nothing into a big brew-ha. The majority of us today neither experienced what previous generations did or else nothing to do with anything that previous generations did. It's time to just be American and not attach an ethnicity to it.

I think you'll miss some things about Atlanta and find other new things to replace those things in Houston. Houstonians are friendly and I don't find the extreme racism here that I have seen in other Southern or Northern states for that matter. I just don't see it -- but maybe I'm not looking for it either .. so who knows.
You should really consider being the forum's valedictorian..(I would vote for you) Sometimes we get all caught up in our agendas, we forget the reason we have joined this forum is for clarification, and the path to harmonious living in the city that has drawn us to it, for many reasons...

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Old 03-14-2008, 02:14 AM
 
Location: Conroe, TX
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Welcome to Houston. I for one am glad you had the thoughtfulness to reply to the person's post and clarifying what you meant. These days everyone always thinks everyone else has a racist agenda and I just don't buy it. I think different ethnicities have very different cultures and backgrounds and there is just no way we'll all understand each other but until we quit being suspicious of one another's motives and analyzing everyone's words to the umpteenth degree nothing will change. Sometimes it really is just a figure of speech -- from any race person and they truly mean nothing negative. Overanalyzation turns nothing into a big brew-ha. The majority of us today neither experienced what previous generations did or else nothing to do with anything that previous generations did. It's time to just be American and not attach an ethnicity to it.

I think you'll miss some things about Atlanta and find other new things to replace those things in Houston. Houstonians are friendly and I don't find the extreme racism here that I have seen in other Southern or Northern states for that matter. I just don't see it -- but maybe I'm not looking for it either .. so who knows.
You should really consider being the forum's valedictorian..(I would vote for you!: Sometimes we get all caught up in our agendas, we forget the reason we have joined this forum is for clarification, and the path to harmonious living in the city that has drawn us to it, for many reasons...
 
Old 03-14-2008, 08:15 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Thanks for the comments MissDaisy.
 
Old 03-14-2008, 09:33 PM
 
Location: Conroe, TX
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You are welcome Texas7!
 
Old 03-14-2008, 09:40 PM
 
Location: Houston (Memorial) and Western NC
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Welcome to Houston. I for one am glad you had the thoughtfulness to reply to the person's post and clarifying what you meant. These days everyone always thinks everyone else has a racist agenda and I just don't buy it. I think different ethnicities have very different cultures and backgrounds and there is just no way we'll all understand each other but until we quit being suspicious of one another's motives and analyzing everyone's words to the umpteenth degree nothing will change. Sometimes it really is just a figure of speech -- from any race person and they truly mean nothing negative. Overanalyzation turns nothing into a big brew-ha. The majority of us today neither experienced what previous generations did or else nothing to do with anything that previous generations did. It's time to just be American and not attach an ethnicity to it.

I think you'll miss some things about Atlanta and find other new things to replace those things in Houston. Houstonians are friendly and I don't find the extreme racism here that I have seen in other Southern or Northern states for that matter. I just don't see it -- but maybe I'm not looking for it either .. so who knows.
Texas I agree with your words, but there is a richness of AA culture in Atlanta that isn't present here or other places. The self-pride there is not here. I spent many summers of my youth at Sea Island. The pride and harmony and comfort amongst the AA community there and Atlanta is/was a beautiful thing and I don't think can be duplicated. There is and was a beauty to the laughter there. Maybe its a true Southern thing.

Texas does a lot for all cultures that land here. We welcome and accept, but we should expect respect in return. We educate,feed and employ those who are not even citizens. Right or wrong, Texas is generous to a fault.
 
Old 03-15-2008, 12:18 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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glad to hear it. My family is so ready to get out of LA; you may have read the story on CNN about a young man who was a star athlete and student being recruited by Stanford; he was shot to death by gang members who asked him what "set" he was from and just started firing. His mother is serving in Iraq.
I heard about it and was angry for a while. I think it is getting rediculous and petty now. But I know many blacks from Los Angeles that are trying to move out to Houston as well. They either go to Las Vegas because they don't want to get to far from LA or they go to Texas and Houston seems to attract many Black Californians (because there is a large Bay Area black population as well in Houston).

I live in the DC area and the cost of living and the amount of people moving to Houston over the past few years has caught the attention of some of the blacks in this area. They know about Atlanta, but many are now wanting to try Houston out. I think a DC native just moved to Houston on this forum.
 
Old 05-03-2011, 03:15 PM
 
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I'm in the same boat.
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