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Old 02-01-2021, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Baltimore
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Right there was a heated discussion on this on the Milton facebook page. Some black families are upset that based on the zone they live in their kids go to tucker with mostly other black kids. Some white parents said they purposely chose that area because they want their kids to go a more diverse school. The main argument was that it's done by zoning and if parents want their kids to go to another school they should move. Some parents did not want their kids taken out of the district school area because they see value in their kids walking to school with the other neighborhood kids. The schools are the same, it's not like some are better than others...although it was mentioned why does just Cunningham offer French immersion.
That is ridiculous. Tucker is like 40% black 40% white or close to it
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Old 02-01-2021, 11:19 AM
 
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Well there were some upset parents. People will find anything to be upset about these days i guess.
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Old 02-05-2021, 08:20 PM
 
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Which MA suburbs house professional black (and mixed) households? Specifically, where do black doctors, lawyers, engineers etc. live? Is Milton a good option?
There are definitely interesting anecdotes in this thread. However, this can also be a question for data. This website actually has functionality to find such an answer. I put in median income, median black income, and a population > 10000 filter to weed out very small sample sizes. You can fool around with the settings on the left hand side, and put in upper and lower bounds (MIN or MAX also work)

https://cutt.ly/vkx4deI

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Old 02-07-2021, 01:36 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Nope. Bloomfield is a majority black middle class town. Less than 35% have college degrees. A mediocre school system. A smidge better than Randolph that is being discussed here.



The OP is looking for a town with lots of white collar professionals where there are plenty of black ones who can be role models. I don't think it exists around Boston. I think the best you can do is multi-cultural with lots of white collar professionals. In Hartford, that would be West Hartford. In Boston, maybe Newton.
If we're talking Connecticut, Windsor would be a better option than Bloomfield..
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Old 02-07-2021, 06:16 AM
 
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If we're talking Connecticut, Windsor would be a better option than Bloomfield..
It’s still not a place with a lot of black white collar professional role models. Better educational demographics than Bloomfield but only 40% of the adults in town have college degrees. But I agree. If you’re looking for a town that’s really diverse with college educated adults, Windsor is a better option than Bloomfield.
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Old 02-07-2021, 12:37 PM
 
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It’s still not a place with a lot of black white collar professional role models. Better educational demographics than Bloomfield but only 40% of the adults in town have college degrees. But I agree. If you’re looking for a town that’s really diverse with college educated adults, Windsor is a better option than Bloomfield.
Where do you think the black white-collar people live in the Hartford area if not Windsor? I had two black professors at Trinity who lived in Windsor fwiw.
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Old 02-08-2021, 11:52 AM
 
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Just some insight. I am African American and my husband is Bi-Racial, we are both white collar professionals in a same sex marriage. We also have twins via surrogacy utilizing my half. Currently we live in a town where a LARGE majority of the members are white collar professionals. Sadly, in the Northeast, that means less diversity. This is not DC or ATL metro areas. HOWEVER, in my not so diverse town, EVERYONE is NICE to us, my children are making wonderful friends and we feel accepted in the community. To be quite frank, we can afford it. If you can afford the lifestyle you want, you can live anywhere. We'll be placing our kids in Jack & Jill and other multi-cultural activities to get the diversity we are lacking in our town.
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Old 02-08-2021, 12:03 PM
 
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I noticed that the town I live in featured a same sex (male) hispanic or black couple on the cover of the local magazine this week. They have two kids who appear to be hispanic and this is a pretty much all white town. So I guess not everyone cares about being around people just like them.
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Old 02-11-2021, 10:18 AM
 
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Just some insight. I am African American and my husband is Bi-Racial, we are both white collar professionals in a same sex marriage. We also have twins via surrogacy utilizing my half. Currently we live in a town where a LARGE majority of the members are white collar professionals. Sadly, in the Northeast, that means less diversity. This is not DC or ATL metro areas. HOWEVER, in my not so diverse town, EVERYONE is NICE to us, my children are making wonderful friends and we feel accepted in the community. To be quite frank, we can afford it. If you can afford the lifestyle you want, you can live anywhere. We'll be placing our kids in Jack & Jill and other multi-cultural activities to get the diversity we are lacking in our town.
Not necessarily true. In the NYC area, there are quite a few communities in both NY and NJ that would fit. There are some me in the Philadelphia area as well in PA, NJ and DE.

In terms of New England, I’m surprised that CT communities such as Hamden and Danbury weren’t mentioned.

As for MA, while it is a little old, here is some black median household income information by school district: Massachusetts Median Black Household Income School District Rank Based on ACS 2010-2014 data

In terms of percentage and income, Milton and Stoughton seem to have a good balance between having at least a substantial percentage and a higher black MHHI.

https://censusreporter.org/profiles/...l-district-ma/

https://censusreporter.org/profiles/...l-district-ma/
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Old 02-12-2021, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Baltimore
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Not necessarily true. In the NYC area, there are quite a few communities in both NY and NJ that would fit. There are some me in the Philadelphia area as well in PA, NJ and DE.

In terms of New England, I’m surprised that CT communities such as Hamden and Danbury weren’t mentioned.

As for MA, while it is a little old, here is some black median household income information by school district: Massachusetts Median Black Household Income School District Rank Based on ACS 2010-2014 data

In terms of percentage and income, Milton and Stoughton seem to have a good balance between having at least a substantial percentage and a higher black MHHI.

https://censusreporter.org/profiles/...l-district-ma/

https://censusreporter.org/profiles/...l-district-ma/
Danbury and Hamden don't really have affluent black families. Maybe Hamden it does, but in general? no- it's the New Haven spillover. Danbury is not very black but its a nice place and why look at Danbury if Framingham exists? more or less the same thing but Framingham has some obvious advantages in terms of location.
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