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Old 07-19-2011, 12:12 AM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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It is the truth doe..houston is givin all the jobs to the mexicans and leavin us blacks dry..i know wat im talkin about about bein here 26 years is a mess....i want out of houston and tx...u digg
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Old 07-19-2011, 12:20 AM
 
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Troll...........

It's just amazing how Houston's premiere county is larger than Gwinnett, Fulton, Cobb, Clayton, and DeKalb mixed together. Also, the bulk of Atlanta's black population is within those counties just as Houston's being in Harris County. I think this is kind of neat if you ask me.
 
Old 07-19-2011, 12:25 AM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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No no way at all you guys. Houston will be a large Hispanic market regardless, but as a race (blacks), too many of us still have those OLD stereotypes about Texas (Houston). Aside from marketing itself as a Hispanic mecca or an Asian mecca, I think that Houston should market more to blacks as well. That's all I'm saying. I know what I'm trying to say, but I'm not being clear.
So Houston should market to stupidity??? The people who need to know about us know.
 
Old 07-19-2011, 12:34 AM
 
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LOL! NO! Nevermind. I know what I'm trying to say, but it's not coming out right. People are taking what I'm saying and twisting it up.
 
Old 07-19-2011, 12:59 AM
 
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So Houston should market to stupidity??? The people who need to know about us know.
Basically, I feel that Houston should market itself so blacks can know more about it, IMO. It shouldn't do what Atlanta did because from its marketing blacks are what really had Atlanta's population growing. I hope you can understand what I'm trying to say.

Also, it's kind of weird that I've read posts from some of you guys saying that blacks from various places visit Houston with a negative view, but once they get a good grasp of the area, they love it. I still feel like blacks (we are a funny group of people. ) and other races think Texas is a cowboy haven. If Houston was to market itself a little more to outside black communities, I think many blacks won't view Houston and Texas in a "cowboy" manner.
 
Old 07-19-2011, 06:58 AM
 
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lol, now everyone knows that you know very little about Houston.

River oaks is between Westheimer and Richmond?? lol no wonder you are describing Houston opposite from what it really is. You are all turned about. River Oaks is North of Westheimer backing up to Buffalo, not towards Richmond at all. All those businesses in Upper Kirby that call themselves River Oaks this and that are not in River Oaks at all.

Tell me, when you were in Greenway Plaza did you think you were in Downtown?? Do you confuse Greenspoint Mall with the Galleria.


You started out the thread with about 25% credibility, it dropped the more you spoke, after that post you are hitting negatives
I corrected my post long time ago...I meant Royal Oaks.
 
Old 07-19-2011, 07:03 AM
 
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People should know better by now than to go just by city limits. Metro Atlanta is 5 million plus and Houston is around 6 million. The difference between the two is really just several hundred thousand Mexicans (lol)
Pretty much.
 
Old 07-19-2011, 08:05 AM
 
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People should know better by now than to go just by city limits. Metro Atlanta is 5 million plus and Houston is around 6 million. The difference between the two is really just several hundred thousand Mexicans (lol)

Ha Ha. You forgot the half a million illegals too!
 
Old 07-19-2011, 08:51 AM
 
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Yes, it seems that way.
That's an interesting interpretation, Oildog.
 
Old 07-19-2011, 08:57 AM
 
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I understand why Houstonions want to downplay Houston's alleged "countryness" but lets be real for a second. Houston in my opinion is the countriest large city in the Unites States(especially in the black communities), and to say it is not country at all is more than a fabrication.

Lets take a drive thru the southside of Houston TX for a minute. Fly to Hobby and take a left on Airport and drive the 15-20minute drive it takes to get to 288. You will see country sh*t on the way that includes LARGE fields of grass with HAY, cattle, horses, dope fiends, vacant shot- gun houses, 5th wheels sitting behind cars, ect..If you are lucky and come thru on a Sunday you might get to see a trail ride(group of people riding horses, dranking, smoking) going down Martin Luther KIng stopping traffic. You dont see this in many large cities and this is why I LOVE HOuston. What is wrong with being country anyway and why did that become such a negative term that no one wants to be associated with. People have so many issues.

This does not reflect ALL of HOuston but anyone from Houston that tells you it does not exist is either lying or never been thru those black communities, but trust it there and is what truly makes HOuston UNIQUE to me.
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