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View Poll Results: IS TROY MICHIGAN A GOOD PLACE FOR BLACKS?
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Old 08-26-2010, 09:25 PM
 
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I am a young black father thinking of moving to troy. My daughter is 1 years old and i want her to receive a quality education. I am from detroit and the schools there are horrible. Is there alot of racism in troy? How diverse are the schools there? I am afraid that my child will be an outcast because of her skin color.
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Old 08-26-2010, 09:29 PM
 
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I know that whites fear moving to black neighborhoods....but most blacks have the same fear of moving to white neighborhoods.
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Old 08-26-2010, 10:04 PM
 
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I am a young black father thinking of moving to troy. My daughter is 1 years old and i want her to receive a quality education. I am from detroit and the schools there are horrible. Is there alot of racism in troy? How diverse are the schools there? I am afraid that my child will be an outcast because of her skin color.
While racism still sadly exists across the metro area, many of the suburbs are becoming much more acceptant and diverse in recent years.

Troy has become very diverse in the past two decades, mostly attracting large populations of Asian immigrants from China, Japan, Korea, and India. The Troy Public Schools are traditionally known as highly ranked schools, but in recent years they have fallen under severe budget cuts, which some say has really damaged the reputation of the district.

Troy's schools are also not their only problem as a city. The city itself has fallen under a budget shortfall, many blame this because of lower revenues and increased expenses that the city has. The city has also seen its peak in population, as it is no longer growing, which will probably result in fewer children enrolling in the public schools, which will eventually always lead to school closings.

Just a few months ago I believe Troy voters voted down a tax hike that would keep the public library, nature center, community center, and museum all operating. The voted down tax hike also layed off 47 police officers.

Here's an article explaining the Troy's budget problems and the closing of the library:
The Troy, MI Public Library Likely to Close by July 1st, 2011 ¬ę ResourceShelf

I hate tearing cities apart, but do some detailed research on the cities that are attractive to you before you decide to make that very important decision to buy a house.

Novi has very good schools and the city is also one of the most fiscally healthy in the metro area. Novi actually just finished building its beautiful new library and recently completed an expansion of its high school to accommodate its growing population. Novi is also very racially diverse and very accepting of all races and religions. In a single neighborhood you can find neighbors of all races and no body turns a cold shoulder on each other. Novi also has a very wide variety of housing options from single family homes, mansions, condos, and apartments. The area is also very accessible to the rest of the metro area and has the Twelve Oaks Mall shopping center and West Oaks Shopping mall.

The reason why I pointed Novi out to you was because it has many similarities to Troy, but is mostly free of all its financial problems.
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Old 08-26-2010, 10:22 PM
 
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Well I live in Troy (17 mile and Crooks area) and I get a lot of stares other than that I have never had any problems. Actually I'm beginning to see more black people move into the area, you should be ok.
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Old 08-27-2010, 02:06 AM
 
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I'm just going to blunt. If you carry yourself like a man, and not a boy, you will have no problems. I hate to sound stereotypical - because that's not the person I am - but a majority of the black male race seems to have never matured. I think that is where the core of black prejudice is formed.

If you carry yourself like a man, than you earn respect; but the problem is, a lot of Blacks - and whites I will add - do not. How can you earn respect, when you don't even respect yourself as a man?
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Old 08-27-2010, 09:55 AM
 
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While Troy is fine for a black man and his child, it still seems to be quite segregated. What I've noticed is that, most of the black population is in the southern end of the city, near the Madison Heights border. Whether this is true or not, I don't know. Thats just what I've noticed.
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Old 08-27-2010, 10:33 AM
 
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I'm just going to blunt. If you carry yourself like a man, and not a boy, you will have no problems. I hate to sound stereotypical - because that's not the person I am - but a majority of the black male race seems to have never matured. I think that is where the core of black prejudice is formed.

If you carry yourself like a man, than you earn respect; but the problem is, a lot of Blacks - and whites I will add - do not. How can you earn respect, when you don't even respect yourself as a man?
Do you live in Troy?
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Old 08-29-2010, 08:43 PM
 
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I'm just going to blunt. If you carry yourself like a man, and not a boy, you will have no problems. I hate to sound stereotypical - because that's not the person I am - but a majority of the black male race seems to have never matured. ?


Every thing I've seen u say on city-data seems stereotypical. I'm not black, but I'm from down river and you could of rephrased that greatly. If your not a stereotypical person, than take a class and learn how to rephrase some of your views.
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Old 08-29-2010, 08:45 PM
 
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I am a young black father thinking of moving to troy. My daughter is 1 years old and i want her to receive a quality education. I am from detroit and the schools there are horrible. Is there alot of racism in troy? How diverse are the schools there? I am afraid that my child will be an outcast because of her skin color.

Troy is welcoming to all races and they don't discriminate. I had a family best friend in Troy and had neighbors of all kinds of race. They will welcome you unlike some of city-data. Try Farmington Hills as well. Great community with great schools as well.
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Old 09-03-2010, 08:43 AM
 
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- but a majority of the black male race seems to have never matured. I think that is where the core of black prejudice is formed.
If you carry yourself like a man, than you earn respect; but the problem is, a lot of Blacks do not. How can you earn respect, when you don't even respect yourself as a man?
Well said and totally true!!!!!!!!

i took the liberty to remove the political correctness out of your original post,i hope you don't mind
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