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Old 11-24-2012, 01:53 PM
 
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My job is moving out to Springfield, MO next year, at first I thought it might be nice to move from the busy west coast scene to a nice country type life style. But I see that Springfield is 95% white and I read a few articles on-line that Springfield is a very racist area. My family is hispanic and before moving out there I would like to get a better read on the area before we move. And I would also like to hear from people who live in the area directly versus news articles.
I suspect you will find that Springfield is very racist. People's finding usually live up or down to their expectations.
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Old 11-24-2012, 06:02 PM
 
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I suspect you will find that Springfield is very racist. People's finding usually live up or down to their expectations.
You have to look around hartd to find the racists, except for those that seem to pop up in this forum.
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Old 11-25-2012, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Finally escaped The People's Republic of California
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OP's never returned, Might just be another racism troll
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Old 12-23-2012, 07:20 PM
 
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I suspect you will find that Springfield is very racist. People's finding usually live up or down to their expectations.
Racism=ignorance, lack of education.......
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Old 02-13-2013, 11:04 AM
 
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Here's some more recent demographic data for you. Springfield, MO - Profiles - Diversity Data - Metropolitan Quality of Life Data As for the rest, we moved here from the Left Coast going on four years ago. We live about 55 miles south of Springfield and less than 10 miles from the Arkansas border. If you have only lived in one place there will be some culture shock. However, we've seen and heard very little racism since we've been here. I wouldn't worry about it overly much. I will warn you, especially if you're coming from California, that there are no Trader Joe's, Whole Foods or In-N-Out Burgers.
Hi could you suggest a good elementary school? I keep seeing Wanda Gray Elementary rated very highly, do you know much about them?

Thank you,

Charla Hampton
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Old 02-13-2013, 02:27 PM
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Location: SW MO
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Hi could you suggest a good elementary school? I keep seeing Wanda Gray Elementary rated very highly, do you know much about them?

Thank you,

Charla Hampton
Sorry, Charla, I haven't a clue. We live some distance from Springfield and have no children at home. Our youngest just turned 25, is married and just had a baby of her own.
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Old 02-24-2013, 09:57 AM
 
Location: Springfield, MO
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Hi could you suggest a good elementary school? I keep seeing Wanda Gray Elementary rated very highly, do you know much about them?

Thank you,

Charla Hampton
Wanda Gray is a really good school, and the area is really nice. Very affordable for the quality of life that you can enjoy.
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Old 02-24-2013, 07:06 PM
 
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I took a black friend with me to visit my parents in the late 70s. They lived south of Springfield at the time (Douglas County). Back then it was VERY unusual to see a black person, but we went from Springfield to Branson and everywhere in between, and no one was rude to her at all. In fact, everyone was very nice and friendly to her. She was the type of person who was going to enjoy herself whether people were nice to her or not. But they were. People are just in general NICE down there and polite to everyone unless they have a reason not to be.
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Old 02-25-2013, 04:22 AM
 
Location: Branson, Missouri
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I like black people as long as they act white. I lived in Kansas City for a year, that was long enough.
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Old 02-25-2013, 04:28 AM
 
Location: Great Lakes Region
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Springfield is 86.8% white and 3.7% hispanic/latino.

http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/29/2970000.html
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