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Old 02-01-2009, 08:23 AM
 
Location: Charleston Sc and Western NC
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I gotta say I took I-10 on Friday afternoon at 4:45, from Downtown to the Beltway. No traffic. I was stunned. I would say Katy Fwy is becoming the easiest commute of all of them.
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Old 02-01-2009, 05:24 PM
 
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I agree... I-10 is SO much better now. I regularly commute to downtown and the galleria from BW8 West and have been pleasantly surprised. I left the LifeTime at BW8 one morning last week at 7:35AM and was walking into an office downtown at 8:00. I'm not sure how the traffic flow is between Katy and BW8 though.
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Old 02-11-2009, 02:08 PM
 
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Ok, so I am actively seeking a position within mortgage finance to relocate to Houston. I speak with a potential employer and he asks me where I am looking to live. I mention Sugarland or South Katy. He then proceeds to comment, "You probably want to live in Katy vs. Sugarland. Sugarland is on the border of Missouri City where alot of the "blacks" live and there are a lot more car jackings there." Ok, so I have to say I am very taken back by that comment, as my hubby is black!!! In most cities there are higher crime areas in which generally ends up being in lower income areas, in which there may be black people, BUT I am pretty sure that was not what he meant! Ugh! I sure hope that was isolated. He had nerve to make assumptions of my views by sharing that comment with me!!! That is my worries, since I have two kids. I guess I just really feel sad that there is still a ton of ignorance out there.
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Old 02-11-2009, 02:42 PM
 
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Ok, so I am actively seeking a position within mortgage finance to relocate to Houston. I speak with a potential employer and he asks me where I am looking to live. I mention Sugarland or South Katy. He then proceeds to comment, "You probably want to live in Katy vs. Sugarland. Sugarland is on the border of Missouri City where alot of the "blacks" live and there are a lot more car jackings there." Ok, so I have to say I am very taken back by that comment, as my hubby is black!!! In most cities there are higher crime areas in which generally ends up being in lower income areas, in which there may be black people, BUT I am pretty sure that was not what he meant! Ugh! I sure hope that was isolated. He had nerve to make assumptions of my views by sharing that comment with me!!! That is my worries, since I have two kids. I guess I just really feel sad that there is still a ton of ignorance out there.
Wow, the potential employer sounds like an ass! I am shocked he would make a comment like that to a potential employee.

By the way...Sugarland and Katy are both great places to live.
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Old 02-11-2009, 02:53 PM
 
Location: The land of sugar... previously Houston and Austin
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Ok, so I am actively seeking a position within mortgage finance to relocate to Houston. I speak with a potential employer and he asks me where I am looking to live. I mention Sugarland or South Katy. He then proceeds to comment, "You probably want to live in Katy vs. Sugarland. Sugarland is on the border of Missouri City where alot of the "blacks" live and there are a lot more car jackings there." Ok, so I have to say I am very taken back by that comment, as my hubby is black!!! In most cities there are higher crime areas in which generally ends up being in lower income areas, in which there may be black people, BUT I am pretty sure that was not what he meant! Ugh! I sure hope that was isolated. He had nerve to make assumptions of my views by sharing that comment with me!!! That is my worries, since I have two kids. I guess I just really feel sad that there is still a ton of ignorance out there.
Strange comments indeed. And rather stupid.
Yes, Missouri City does have a higher black population than many other suburbs. But many of these are affluent blacks; just look up the zip 77459!
And Katy borders near Alief, and north Katy, which I think are much less desirable than Missouri City for sure!
Honestly, I think there is some jealousy from Katy because Sugar Land gets a lot of attention and makes these "best places to live" lists. No offense to anyone in Katy! I just think that's part of it. There have even been a few companies recently that have moved their HQ from Houston to Sugar Land.
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Old 02-11-2009, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Default I'm not shocked by that comment.

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Ok, so I am actively seeking a position within mortgage finance to relocate to Houston. I speak with a potential employer and he asks me where I am looking to live. I mention Sugarland or South Katy. He then proceeds to comment, "You probably want to live in Katy vs. Sugarland. Sugarland is on the border of Missouri City where alot of the "blacks" live and there are a lot more car jackings there." Ok, so I have to say I am very taken back by that comment, as my hubby is black!!! In most cities there are higher crime areas in which generally ends up being in lower income areas, in which there may be black people, BUT I am pretty sure that was not what he meant! Ugh! I sure hope that was isolated. He had nerve to make assumptions of my views by sharing that comment with me!!! That is my worries, since I have two kids. I guess I just really feel sad that there is still a ton of ignorance out there.
You're not Black so he probably thought it was okay.
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Old 02-11-2009, 03:39 PM
 
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That is what is wrong! People are so ignorant they assume the comments aren't racial and they are okay, however if you wouldn't feel comfortable saying this to another race, then you should know it is racial. The assumption is what totally offends me. I wouldn't say I was shocked, as I am not oblivious to people as such, but offended, yes!
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Old 02-11-2009, 03:58 PM
 
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Did he offer you a job???
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Old 02-11-2009, 04:06 PM
 
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He said to call him when I visit there in a few weeks. However I had not reacted to his comment he made. The end of our conversation was that he needed someone immediately, but to call him when I was in town and we could certainly talk. I did not confront him, as I thought he was probably oblivious that this comment was even racial or perhaps wrong!
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Old 02-11-2009, 06:14 PM
 
Location: where nothin ever grows. no rain or rivers flow, TX
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maybe you should not think your husband is just 'black'.
personally, i'm not just 'asian', and it doesnt bother me if americans think i eat dogs
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