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Old 11-21-2009, 09:13 AM
 
Location: The Jar
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How is it for race relations? B&W?, NA&W?, etc.

Are interracial families accepted there? Or is it like the South?

Would love some honest answers because we are considering relocating there. Thank you!
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Old 11-21-2009, 10:10 AM
 
Location: OKIE-Ville
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How is it for race relations? B&W?, NA&W?, etc.

Are interracial families accepted there? Or is it like the South?

Would love some honest answers because we are considering relocating there. Thank you!
Where are you relocating from?

And yes, it is like the South, but that by no means it struggles any more with race relations than any other place. The most racist place I've ever lived was on the so-called progressive East Coast (Boston to be exact).
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Old 01-24-2010, 08:39 PM
 
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Default Lived in Ponca over 30 years and now live 22 miles away

I am white and my husband is black/native american. We live in Ark City, KS, which is 22 miles north of Ponca. I think you'd find Ponca a pleasant place to live. I can assure you that here in Ark City, there is no problem with interracial marriages. I was not married to my current husband while I lived there so can't really say. I would visit before relocating and talk to people in Wal-Mart, McDonald's, etc. And attend some church services to check out the climate.
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Old 01-28-2010, 10:30 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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I grew up in Ponca City. When I was in high school our star football player (who was black) dated a white girl whom he later married. That was 1973.

The young woman involved in this relationship was one of the most attractive, intelligent girls in the school. She was from an upper middle class family in town. The young man involved was from a family who still lived in the traditionally black part of town. His family was not well off.

They did not hide the fact that they were dating, and I remember most of the other students being respectful of them realizing that it took a lot of courage for them to be a couple in those times.

I'm sure that it wasn't easy for them but I don't believe they could have dated in the open like they did in a less tolerant community.
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