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Old 04-05-2007, 08:16 PM
 
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hello i may be possibly relocating to the dfw area ( chuckle at my screen name!!) and i would liek to know where are the affluent african american areas located if there are any. thanks for responding.
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Old 04-05-2007, 08:38 PM
 
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I grew up around the DC/MD area and there were a handful of affluent black communities there, but I haven't seen anything similar here in Dallas.

However, in the affluent areas, I see alot of blacks living there among all the other races. Personally, I think Dallas proper and the burbs seem pretty blind to race and like most modern cities, segregation seems to be more at a socioeconomic level.
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Old 04-05-2007, 09:54 PM
 
Location: Big D -Dallas TX
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I agree with socketz, being that I am african- american from Atlanta. Most affluent people white and black just mix in together. The far south suburbs have more blacks who are affluent, but you can find all income levels within the area. That help keep everybody grounded if you know what I mean. On the downside the education system needs some work according to test scores. However you have to take in to account the swing in socio-eonomics with in the community. I can't speak on it personally, but I have friend who send their kids to private schools. Most of you poor and disadvantage ,no matter what race, seem to live in south dallas (Fair Park, Pleasant Grove and South Oak Cliff).
It is the same way in the ATL you just have more black people precentage wise in that city.

Good Luck.
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Old 04-06-2007, 08:45 AM
 
Location: The Big D
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atlantabound, I just posted to you concerning Forney. I'd still check it out. It does not have a lot of "affluent" people of any color. There ARE people there that have money it is just not spent on HUGE suburban homes in crowded neighborhoods. It is more of the laid back atmosphere where people want to have room to unwind from their "city life" they have during the day. You will see people of all colors in Forney and they are all the same when it comes to this. We have some friends out there that are a black/white couple and have not had any problems and love it. I know one of them grew up out there and the other not too far away.

As for the other areas of the Dallas metroplex, everyone is right. You will see people of all races in affluent areas. It is not that uncommon at all. All I can say is it does not matter what color your skin is if you live in areas that are more affluent as the only thing I've seen get people of all races irked is if someone does not take care of their property. LOL!! That comes the talk of the neighborhood, lol. If you want everyone in the area to know which house is yours then you either have it the most BEAUTIFUL yard they have ever seen OR let it go with weeds knee high all in the yard and flowerbeds.
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Old 04-06-2007, 10:47 AM
 
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thanks for all the info guys. i didn't want to come off as a racist black person. i think that a multi-racial and multi cultural community is ideal because the world is mixture of different races and cultures. I just would like to live in area where other affluent black people live and not feel isolated from people of my race and culture. thanks this information has been really helpful.
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Old 04-06-2007, 11:05 AM
 
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thanks for all the info guys. i didn't want to come off as a racist black person. i think that a multi-racial and multi cultural community is ideal because the world is mixture of different races and cultures. I just would like to live in area where other affluent black people live and not feel isolated from people of my race and culture. thanks this information has been really helpful.
Oh, how could you be racist? Many people think so, but I don't find anything wrong with wanting to live around people of your race. There's more in common and you're likely to create a community full of friends.
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Old 04-06-2007, 11:45 AM
 
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You did not sound racist at all. I totally understand where your coming from even though I'm "white" (can't get much "whiter" than me, I practically glow in the dark ). ALL kids need good role models of all races. One of our friends is a high school coach and he was told at one school that he was hired at that they needed good role models like him for the "minority" kids at their school and saw it in him. Believe me, HE IS!!! He is a GREAT guy and really takes kids under his wings. I could name an easy dozen pretty well known college sports players that he has helped guide along the way and one of the only reasons they are where they are is because of him. It takes adults to set the example for some of these kids and not just kids that come from broken homes or lower social economical backgrounds either.
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Old 04-06-2007, 12:34 PM
 
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"Oh, how could you be racist? Many people think so, but I don't find anything wrong with wanting to live around people of your race. There's more in common and you're likely to create a community full of friends"

But, there is a double standard right ? If I was to say, "I want to live in Frisco because a majority of the people I see there are white", what happens then ? I would get ripped to shreads and there would be talk of white flight, racism, underlying government suppression, etc.

As a general rule of thumb, I think it's safer to avoid conversations about groupings of specific races because there will always be someone that looks further into it and has bruised feelings as a result.
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Old 04-06-2007, 02:01 PM
 
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"Oh, how could you be racist? Many people think so, but I don't find anything wrong with wanting to live around people of your race. There's more in common and you're likely to create a community full of friends"

But, there is a double standard right ? If I was to say, "I want to live in Frisco because a majority of the people I see there are white", what happens then ? I would get ripped to shreads and there would be talk of white flight, racism, underlying government suppression, etc.

As a general rule of thumb, I think it's safer to avoid conversations about groupings of specific races because there will always be someone that looks further into it and has bruised feelings as a result.
Well others might try to judge you and rip you to shreds, but I for one would not. People are comfortable with those they have more in common with; however, there's a thin line between saying "I want to live around white people" and "I don't want to live around any blacks"...if you understand what I'm saying.

If someone takes offense to something that was obviously not intended to offend, well tough. We are all adults here, and if we want to ask where a good black/white community is we should be able to. There is somewhat of a difference, but I'm not going to get off topic by discussing that.

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Old 04-06-2007, 03:02 PM
 
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thanks for understanding
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