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Old 10-01-2013, 02:50 PM
 
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As I read the suggestions, it's embarrassing for me as a black person that when people think of black culture they automatically think rap music, fattening foods and black women shaking their rumps or stripping--pretty much every negative stereotype associated with blackness.

What's worse is that people see these things as something to be proud of.
Please don't focus on what those types think. When I read the initial post, those things never crossed my mind. Most of the people spewing that stuff don't believe it as much as they feel the need to type it.

To the OP. If you pretty much do 'normal' things in Atlanta, you'll be submerged in 'black' culture. For specific events - you might want to add what dates the visitor will be here.
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Old 10-01-2013, 02:50 PM
 
Location: midtown mile area, Atlanta GA
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Shout for one of their sunday day parties.
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Old 10-01-2013, 03:02 PM
 
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Seriously, instead of trying to showcase "black culture," why don't you just do things that are not race specific and highlight how all events are for everybody? You're sure to see plenty of black people no matter where you go.

I'm not even sure what the "black culture" is. I mean, I don't consider myself to be part of any "white culture." I just am who I am, and I'm pretty sure most black folks feel the same way.
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Old 10-01-2013, 03:03 PM
 
Location: The Greatest city on Earth: City of Atlanta Proper
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I second going to the AUC (if the trip is before the holidays), visiting the nightclubs in Midtown and on Edgewood, and even a short drive through predominately black suburban areas as well as non-predominantly black suburban and residential areas in the city. It's quite an eye opener even for American black folks.

I would add in walking around Five Points to get a taste of Atlanta's urban culture. A trip to Little 5 or Apache cafe to see some black counterculture. If you're in to live music, check out Churchill Grounds to soak in some jazzy goodness. I also think the above suggestion of a day party would be a nice experience too.

And for godsakes, if he wants some "soul food", don't take him to Gladys Knights.
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Old 10-01-2013, 03:09 PM
 
Location: The Greatest city on Earth: City of Atlanta Proper
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Seriously, instead of trying to showcase "black culture," why don't you just do things that are not race specific and highlight how all events are for everybody? You're sure to see plenty of black people no matter where you go.

I'm not even sure what the "black culture" is. I mean, I don't consider myself to be part of any "white culture." I just am who I am, and I'm pretty sure most black folks feel the same way.
If the dude wants to come to America and experience black american culture, why is that such a big deal? If he wanted to go Italy and experience italian culture or Japan and experience Japanese culture, no one would bat two lashes. Hell, if he wanted to come the States to experience Italian-American culture or Irish-American culture, no one would say a peep if he was pointed towards NYC or Boston.

While you are happy living this non-ethnic based existence, it doesn't mean as your comment suggests that's a common thing. Especially for black folks. I would try to explain it, but clearly by your post you don't understand IT. SMH
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Old 10-01-2013, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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-MLK Center
-Drive him around Cascade Rd and out to Lithonia to see the upper middle class AA homes
-Take him to Magic City if he is here on Monday
- AUC
-Creflo Dollar church
- since you are young take him to Reign on Friday and Compound on Saturday
-APEX museum
-Hammonds House
Etc
Yupp!
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Old 10-01-2013, 03:16 PM
 
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If the dude wants to come to America and experience black american culture, why is that such a big deal? If he wanted to go Italy and experience italian culture or Japan and experience Japanese culture, no one would bat two lashes. Hell, if he wanted to come the States to experience Italian-American culture or Irish-American culture, no one would say a peep if he was pointed towards NYC or Boston.

While you are happy living this non-ethnic based existence, it doesn't mean as your comment suggests that's a common thing. Especially for black folks. I would try to explain it, but clearly by your post you don't understand IT. SMH
Amen.
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Old 10-01-2013, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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Don't they have black people in Brazil?
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Old 10-01-2013, 03:40 PM
 
Location: 30312
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(Almost) all of the above, plus:

Stonecrest Mall
Atlantic Station
Lenox Mall (preferably on the weekend)
The Historic West End
Sweet Auburn Curb Market
Camp Creek Marketplace

also...
Ride down these streets (preferably from beginnng to end):
Cascade
Glenwood
Panola/Evans Mill
MLK
Auburn Ave.
Atlanta Ave.

And get out and stroll though/hang out at:
The Clark Atlanta, Morehouse, and Spelman Campuses
Soul Vegetarian (West End)
Shine of the Black Madonna
Washington High School

and it would really help if you knew a lot about these places so you can discuss them with him as you tour the city...

just my two cents.
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Old 10-01-2013, 03:41 PM
 
Location: 30312
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Don't they have black people in Brazil?
I think he wants to see Black Americans, not Brazilians...
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