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Old 01-17-2021, 10:32 AM
 
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The best strategy for this forum is to answer the original question as it was asked, without taking it personally or trying to read too much into it.
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Old 01-17-2021, 10:37 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I guess it's ok for Black people to be classist. Is it just me or does it seem snobby to be looking for a place to live with specifically Black people who make 200k-300k?
Classism knows no bounds. Everyone black person I've spoken to from Atlanta, for example, has said it's very common there.
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Old 01-17-2021, 10:37 AM
 
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The best strategy for this forum is to answer the original question as it was asked, without taking it personally or trying to read too much into it.
Yes, or using the question to shove your unsolicited "advice for personal living" down someones throat. haha
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Old 01-17-2021, 10:39 AM
 
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I just don't think there is one specific place in MA that has a high number of Black people in that income bracket. Sure they exist but they are scattered about. I don't think Milton even has many Black people making between 200k-300k. Willie Gross? Many Black people in Milton live on the Mattapan border and are middle class. I had an Uber driver from Milton recently who was black and that was his main job.

I would think Cambridge and the south end would offer the most diversity in terms of what the OP wants.
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Old 01-17-2021, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Baltimore
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Yes I know a few of those neighborhoods over towards the Canton line, but like you said it's not the dominant vibe of the town. Some of those apartments along the main drags are legit rough, as are some on the outskirts (whatever that one off High St. is). Even some of the side streets off N Main are spotty.
Yea but it’s nothing crazy for someone living in the edges. Randolph and Brockton cover like 40 square miles and 130k people. Combined they had what 6 homicides last year? Safe to assume at least 50k people are virtually unaffected if not totally unconcerned.

That being said those are the type of compromises black peoples have to make sometimes.

Anyway they’ll be 100% fine and better off in Milton, Canton, the South End or Cambridge. No need to muck around in Brockdolph.
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Old 01-17-2021, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Baltimore
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I just don't think there is one specific place in MA that has a high number of Black people in that income bracket. Sure they exist but they are scattered about. I don't think Milton even has many Black people making between 200k-300k. Willie Gross?

I would think Cambridge and the south end would offer the most diversity in terms of what the OP wants.
There are like 4 census tracts where there’s 10% black people and the black household income is 200k+ theyre in Milton and southern/eastern Stoughton and no it’s not a lot of people.

Remember, Dana Barros lives in Milton.
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Old 01-17-2021, 10:50 AM
 
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Dana barros is a retired professional athlete. I'm not sure that's exactly who the OP is thinking of to have her kids look up to particularly if they don't play basketball.

Deval Patrick lives in Milton too unless he moved to berkshires full time. But he did at one point live in Milton.

I belong to the Milton Facebook page and there was a heated discussion last week about how Milton is segregated. People were complaining the the majority of the black kids go to tucker and they do because that's the zone they live in. People were arguing that perhaps the zoning needs to be done away with so they elementary schools are more diverse.

Milton is probably one of the more diverse town in the Boston area. No argument there.

The author of this article is from Milton and a professor at BC, https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bos...tputType%3Damp

I'm guess her family makes over 200k.
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Old 01-17-2021, 11:01 AM
 
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Ha there an article about that same author here in the NYT about home ownership and inequality https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nyt...ality.amp.html

This was from 2017 and says their household income was 290k then
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Old 01-17-2021, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Massachusetts & Hilton Head, SC
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I see plenty of people here looking for a community to spend 2 million on but it's another story to say you're looking for a community where there is a certain race of people who make over 200k.
There's nothing wrong with wanting to be in a neighborhood with other families like your own.
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Old 01-17-2021, 11:21 AM
 
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Lol.
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