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Old 06-07-2018, 04:07 AM
 
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I guess it depends on what you consider racist. I'm pretty sure you won't get burning crosses or the N word on your door but everything you do will be noticed. Your race will be a topic even in general stupid ways like "that black family really keeps their yard up", "that black guy rides his bike a lot". You will also have conversations with them where they will not even realize they are being inappropriate that will make you roll your eyes. You are likely to be pulled over. I have biracial cousins who are professionals and all have been pulled over more than once while visiting us in Munster.
I guess it's just what you're willing to put up with and how much of this is present in your life already.
Let's not get carried away now lol...what I bolded in ref is still a good possibility...you know most racists are cowards, especially in the Region, and will do things like this anonymously...which is exactly why I recommended cameras.
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Old 06-25-2018, 12:50 PM
 
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NWI is very friendly to mixed race couples and most people are color blind! So come on in, the waters fine!
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Old 06-25-2018, 06:12 PM
 
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NWI is very friendly to mixed race couples and most people are color blind! So come on in, the waters fine!
Yea, very friendly as long as its not mixed with anything Black...let's be honest, we are talking about NWI here...And as for the color blind comment, that's the problem. People say "I don't see color" as a defense mechanism and then out of the side of their mouth say the most racist things.
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Old 07-07-2018, 12:30 AM
 
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My buddy, a union electrician originally from Illinois lived in Porter County. He told me for eighteen years he was stopped and harassed by the police. He was white the only crime he ever had was a few DUI`s. I am a retired electrician living in Illinois. I think if you live in a working white community even if you are white some bad things could happen to your property if the local punks take a dislike to you. That is why I live in an upper middle- class neighborhood. I remember the nasty working class kids from Palos Heights,Illinois I lived here from 1947 to 1963. I was the Golden Glove runner- up champion in the middle- weight level in 1965. The kids in Palos Heights would vandalize your car and what -ever they could do.
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Old 07-07-2018, 06:14 AM
 
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My buddy, a union electrician originally from Illinois lived in Porter County. He told me for eighteen years he was stopped and harassed by the police. He was white the only crime he ever had was a few DUI`s. I am a retired electrician living in Illinois. I think if you live in a working white community even if you are white some bad things could happen to your property if the local punks take a dislike to you. That is why I live in an upper middle- class neighborhood. I remember the nasty working class kids from Palos Heights,Illinois I lived here from 1947 to 1963. I was the Golden Glove runner- up champion in the middle- weight level in 1965. The kids in Palos Heights would vandalize your car and what -ever they could do.
Usually when one says "the only crime" it would have been maybe one petty theft charge, or vandalism, conversion, etc. one time. Not "a few DUI's". Not advocating for abuse of police powers at all but if there is any reason for cops to harass anyone (e.g. randomly running their plates and then pulling them over), it would be someone with a few DUIs considering many folks are harassed with 100% clean records just because they don't look like they belong someone.

But to your point above, yes, those things can happen to you even if you are White. However, the southwest suburbs (as in west of I-57 excluding the parts of Matteson and Richton Park that are west of I-57) are overall the least friendliest place for minorities, specifically, Blacks more so than NWI for sure. Especially because they were the next most affordable set of suburbs in the metro area (excluding NWI). Also, the OP is concerned about her being a mixed family and rightfully so.

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Old 01-08-2019, 09:05 AM
 
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Hello Stacy, i am currently in a similar situation and wanted to know if you moved forward with your move to NWI and if you are comfortable/satisfied with the area?

Thanks,
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