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Old 03-27-2008, 12:21 AM
 
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Hello people,
I'm looking forward to relocating at Victoria, TX. To be honest, I've heard that people in the South are quiet racist. I've never been there. I'm African-American definitely not looking for troubles. Sorry if I offended people by saying that. I just want to know if Victoria is a great peaceful place to grow up my little family no matter race.
Thanks for understanding,
God bless everyone and America.
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Old 03-27-2008, 01:48 AM
 
Location: Live Oak Co. in the Great Republic of Texas!
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Growing up in south Texas near the border, and an hour and a half from Victoria, I did not know what racism was. I could not see the difference between white, brown, black, or any other color under the rainbow.

Only when I was removed from the state of Texas to a northern state did I find out what racism was, and to my shame, I developed a little bit of a racist part to myself. It is a demon I must face, and that I have actively worked on removing. As far as racism is concerned, I think its bred by people with too little exposure to other cultures and too much time on their hands. Texas being the way she is, typically does not offer an abundance of either. She is the great melting pot, and there is so much to do year round that you don't have time to worry about petty insignificants like being racist.

And by the way, I am past it. I would not be moving back to a border area if I wasn't.
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Old 03-27-2008, 07:36 AM
 
Location: Great Rep. of Texas
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People who hassle you based on skin pigmentation aren't worth your time, and in the minority here.

Come on down.
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Old 03-27-2008, 08:17 AM
 
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Texas gets a bad rap, but in reality I don't think we (TEXANS) are anymore or less racist than any other state. There is racism everywhere from all sides. I don't believe you will find that you are treated any differently in Victoria. I have never lived there, but it seems to be a pretty well balanced place. Texas is great, now 20-25 years ago I know it wasn't such a nice place for a african american to settle down. But even members of my family who were once VERY BOLD racists have come around to the reality that we are all created equal. Good luck to you!
Welcome to Texas!!!!

Oh one more thing, do you own a horse??? I just ask because you will learn that we all ride horses to pick up beer at the corner store at 6 pm every night...its the only legal way to drink and drive or fit in around here!!!!!! LOL
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Old 03-28-2008, 08:55 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I haven't experienced any racism down here. I think all of the racism is in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. But for Texas, you will find that every race here all gets along with eachother. There will always be those few people who are racist. But you cant escape that. Other than that there is no racism.
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Old 03-28-2008, 10:19 AM
 
Location: So. Dak.
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Do the different races live together or are they segregated? What I'm asking is~are there Hispanics, Black, Whites, etc all in the same areas and apartments, etc? If someone who is white would move into a predominantly Hispanic area, would you be out of place or shunned?

No flames, please. I've spent my entire life in an area that is 98% the same race so it's a sincere question.
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Old 03-28-2008, 12:00 PM
 
Location: A little suburb of Houston
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Within larger cities in Texas, some areas are segregated but a larger portion is mixed ethnicities. I don't think it really has as much to do with race as with economic standing.
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Old 03-29-2008, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I don't know much about Victoria. But I will say that, just to be safe, you might want to consider a city that is diverse. We used to live in South Texas, in an area that was 96 percent Hispanic, and found that there was discrimination against whites and blacks. It was tough for my son in the schools -- the white and African-American kids stuck together against the racist crap they had to handle. I put my son in Tae-kwon-do classes at a dojo owned by an African-American family -- he was friends with their son. We all became good friends and leaned on each other to handle the racism. Interestingly enough, the African-American family couldn't take it anymore and moved back to San Antonio and we moved, too, close to DFW.

For this reason, I'd be leery of recommending a smallish city in South Texas. I think you might prefer one of the metros or North or West Texas -- areas that are more diverse.
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Old 03-29-2008, 02:15 PM
 
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I don't know much about Victoria. But I will say that, just to be safe, you might want to consider a city that is diverse. We used to live in South Texas, in an area that was 96 percent Hispanic, and found that there was discrimination against whites and blacks. It was tough for my son in the schools -- the white and African-American kids stuck together against the racist crap they had to handle. I put my son in Tae-kwon-do classes at a dojo owned by an African-American family -- he was friends with their son. We all became good friends and leaned on each other to handle the racism. Interestingly enough, the African-American family couldn't take it anymore and moved back to San Antonio and we moved, too, close to DFW.

For this reason, I'd be leery of recommending a smallish city in South Texas. I think you might prefer one of the metros or North or West Texas -- areas that are more diverse.
What city was this?
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Old 03-29-2008, 08:17 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Brownsville
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