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Old 10-07-2013, 04:32 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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Old 10-07-2013, 07:53 AM
 
Location: The Greatest city on Earth: City of Atlanta Proper
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Sadly, yup.
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Old 10-07-2013, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Atlanta Metro Area (OTP North)
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there are black people in atlanta?
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Old 10-07-2013, 10:57 PM
 
Location: Columbus,Georgia
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Atlanta doesn't have a black historic district?
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Old 10-08-2013, 12:54 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Atlanta doesn't have a black historic district?
West End & Sweet Auburn
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Old 10-08-2013, 06:40 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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Atlanta doesn't have a black historic district?
It does, but black culture in Atlanta =/= black historic district. Particularly since, as the names indicate, those districts had a history of black culture. They are not necessarily reflective of the rich black culture in the city today which is prevalent throughout the metro area and not simply one designated space.

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Old 10-08-2013, 07:54 AM
 
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I would think you'd want to be sure to hit Auburn Ave, the King center, AUC and the Herndon house, Washington HS, and the APEX museum. Also the upscale residential districts around Cascade and/or south DeKalb. They might also enjoy a visit to one of the historic churches like Big Bethel. If scheduling permits take in a visit to the Atlanta city council.
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Old 10-08-2013, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Sweet Home...CHICAGO
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I think there are great places to show him here in terms of Atlanta's black history, but I think it needs to be explained to this friend that while there are many things that have been created by black people such as jazz, hip hop and blues, black people are not a monolithic group and there really is no such thing as "real" black culture.

All black people, even here in Atlanta don't listen to these genres of music, aren't Christian, etc. I just think things need to be explained so that this friend doesn't make any stereotypical comments to black people even if he means no harm.
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Old 10-08-2013, 09:39 AM
 
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I think there are great places to show him here in terms of Atlanta's black history, but I think it needs to be explained to this friend that while there are many things that have been created by black people such as jazz, hip hop and blues, black people are not a monolithic group and there really is no such thing as "real" black culture.

All black people, even here in Atlanta don't listen to these genres of music, aren't Christian, etc. I just think things need to be explained so that this friend doesn't make any stereotypical comments to black people even if he means no harm.
Black folks aren't monolithic, but I wouldn't say there isn't such a thing as Black culture. Anomalies and outliers don't define the whole, IMO.

The OP should just show his friend the diversity within the Black community as much as possible. For instance, when it comes to religion, take him to a traditional Baptist/AME church, perhaps a Pentecostal/Word of Faith church, a Catholic church, and a mosque. But I doubt that he'll have that kind of time, so I'd opt for the traditional Baptist/AME church experience since that has been a cornerstone of the Black cultural experience for practically as long as we've been in America.
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Old 10-08-2013, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Sweet Home...CHICAGO
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Black folks aren't monolithic, but I wouldn't say there isn't such a thing as Black culture. Anomalies and outliers don't define the whole, IMO.
Now this I don't agree with because there are soooo many black people who are outside what is considered black culture. I'm not saying there's no culture either, but it still doesn't mean that it defines us all.

A black person not being into hip hop or rap music isn't an anomaly. But on the other hand I get what you are saying. I'm considered to be weird (at least here in Atlanta) because of my tastes in music. But back home it's common for black people to be into the things I'm into. I guess it varies by region or city.
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