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Old 05-01-2019, 03:47 PM
 
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Yukon Oklahoma is growing rapidly, we are a mixed family living in Yukon/Mustang area. We personally wanted to get out of Oklahoma city and experience quiet peace which we have now . We were the first African American family to purchase a home on our street, three years later we see more African Americans moving into our community . People here mind their buissness and work like normal people do . There is friendly people here and it depends on how you may see things. If you want to drive to Oklahoma city it's only 15 minutes away . I love diversity and love my neighborhood. Yukon is safe and a nice place to live .
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Old 05-03-2019, 07:57 PM
 
Location: OKIE-Ville
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Yukon Oklahoma is growing rapidly, we are a mixed family living in Yukon/Mustang area. We personally wanted to get out of Oklahoma city and experience quiet peace which we have now . We were the first African American family to purchase a home on our street, three years later we see more African Americans moving into our community . People here mind their buissness and work like normal people do . There is friendly people here and it depends on how you may see things. If you want to drive to Oklahoma city it's only 15 minutes away . I love diversity and love my neighborhood. Yukon is safe and a nice place to live .
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Old 05-13-2019, 09:27 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma City
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White Flight.

Basically when segregation was struck down in the 60s those who didn't like the idea of potentially having a person of color moving next door to them or going to school with their children created communities that minorities of that time couldn't afford to move to (Edmond, Casady, Heritage Hall) and "flew" there.
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Old 05-13-2019, 10:40 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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White Flight.

Basically when segregation was struck down in the 60s those who didn't like the idea of potentially having a person of color moving next door to them or going to school with their children created communities that minorities of that time couldn't afford to move to (Edmond, Casady, Heritage Hall) and "flew" there.
Yukon is still only about 1% black. Virtually all Oklahoma City suburbs were "sundown towns" prior to the 1960's. Edmond, Norman, Moore were all confirmed "sundown". While I can't get any info on Yukon I'm almost sure it was as well. Del City and Midwest city are unique in that they didn't even exist until WWII but I'd bet that they were pretty much sundown until the 1960s. My guess is that blacks were sequestered on base or lived out in Greenpastures (north of that area) which was a black neighborhood located around Dunjee school.

Today, although blacks are obviously allowed to live in these communities, none of them are more than 6% black. Black residents have instead moved into parts of Oklahoma City, Warr Acres, the Village that have decent housing stock and better schools.
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