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Old 04-30-2019, 10:43 PM
 
Location: Arlington
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I know this can be an awkward topic in todays climate, but we are planning to visit some places this summer to relocate and the Dallas area has been on our radar for the last couple years.



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How are things racially in Texas for a black family? We are a black family and from a pretty diverse city currently in the midwest but there can still be some racial tension. The more liberal people I know always comment that Texas might not be good for us, and I can't help but think it maybe because of racial issues, but then again none of them have been in Texas as far as I know.

I would love for my kids to be around more diversity and children who are used to seeing other races. Were planning to move to a suburb of Dallas -possibly HEB area.



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We're originally from here, but lived in Atlanta for more years than I care to think about. One reason we moved back is because of the tensions in Atlanta, and not just on one side of things. We don't, and haven't experienced those sorts of issues before we moved, or since returning. DFW is extremely diverse.

People from other states frequently comment on Texas, and how bad it is, for various reasons. Gotta' be careful about painting with too wide a brush, especially if you haven't spent any real time here. So I'd take these other people's comments with a grain of salt.

Don't know about HEB, but we're in Arlington, and it's even more diverse than N. Dallas, where I grew up.
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Old 05-07-2019, 10:47 AM
 
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It's a fair question.


1. Stay in the suburbs like Keller/Southlake and you are fine. Go more rural and it gets real "deliverance" real fast...
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Old 06-09-2019, 08:20 PM
 
Location: Hurst
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It's a fair question.


1. Stay in the suburbs like Keller/Southlake and you are fine. Go more rural and it gets real "deliverance" real fast...

Indeed. While even though I have lived in Texas for many years, I still fall victim to sexual assaults from "backwoods" types on occasion - as many city dwellers do when they venture out into septic tank territory.

The most recent encounter in which I was required to "squeal like a pig" happened after I got a flat tire on the way home to Fort Worth from Winstar Casino in Oklahoma. After successfully replacing the affected tire with a spare, I attempted to navigate my way back on to the freeway from the frontage. Unfortunately, the frontage led to a dead-end, requiring pursuit of an alternative route. Naturally, the choice I made culminated in yet another dreadful encounter with rural folk - myself bearing the brunt of willful depravity inherent in this species.

Vowing never again to experience the pain and humiliation of these violations, I began the process of obtaining a private pilot license, with the idea that I could simply fly to other destinations in Texas which would otherwise traverse rural areas, altogether avoiding the chance of being stranded in such places - places...where decent, college educated people are subjugated to hellish torture administered by fiendish monsters accompanied by the ubiquitously disquieting orchestra of banjos piercing the still night air.

The license cost around $20,000; the single-engine plane, $320,000.00.

Luckily, the economy is great in Texas, so most people can afford the extra costs of high summer AC bills, along with the costs associated in avoiding encounters with people that change the oil in their own cars (trucks) themselves.

Alternatively, friends and co-workers of mine that cannot afford such luxuries simply stay within the confines of the "No Fireworks Allowed" demarcation line.
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Old 06-16-2019, 06:04 AM
 
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Indeed. While even though I have lived in Texas for many years, I still fall victim to sexual assaults from "backwoods" types on occasion - as many city dwellers do when they venture out into septic tank territory.
I'll bet you enjoyed yourself immensely while creating that piece of fiction.
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Old 06-16-2019, 04:05 PM
 
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I know this can be an awkward topic in todays climate, but we are planning to visit some places this summer to relocate and the Dallas area has been on our radar for the last couple years.



**I'm not looking to argue, debate, or offend.**



How are things racially in Texas for a black family? We are a black family and from a pretty diverse city currently in the midwest but there can still be some racial tension. The more liberal people I know always comment that Texas might not be good for us, and I can't help but think it maybe because of racial issues, but then again none of them have been in Texas as far as I know.

I would love for my kids to be around more diversity and children who are used to seeing other races. Were planning to move to a suburb of Dallas -possibly HEB area.



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Hello, I'm from Texas, living now in D/FW but also lived in Atlanta over five years near the Perimeter northside. I am African American. I know others like me, including family, in the D/FW area, who live in McKinney, Coppell, Irving, Keller, Arlington and west Fort Worth. I know others who are also minority. Those of Indian descent tend to be in north Irving and Richardson. Someone mentioned "Deliverance" in reqard to small towns around D/FW. Its NOT anywhere near that bad. Hell, I know black folks in Paris, two hours northeast, Tyler. I have plenty of family in small towns such as College Station and Brenham, plus family in Austin and Abilene. Yea if you are waaay in the deep woods, you are more likely to encounter the problems like that but now you are talking 90 minutes from downtown Dallas.


Let's not be naïve, there are those who care not for AAs regardless of appearance and character. But I found metro Atlanta less integrated and definitely not as diverse.
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