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Old 03-02-2008, 11:57 PM
 
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Hello, we are planning to move to the Tulsa area from Seattle... We would be interested in learning about any Chinese communities or Black and Asian couple experiences there in Tulsa.



Based on the information gathered here we don’t anticipate any troubles but would be most interested in any additional information. We are looking at buying a home in the Jenks area.
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Old 03-04-2008, 04:20 AM
 
Location: The State Of California
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Hello, we are planning to move to the Tulsa area from Seattle... We would be interested in learning about any Chinese communities or Black and Asian couple experiences there in Tulsa.



Based on the information gathered here we don’t anticipate any troubles but would be most interested in any additional information. We are looking at buying a home in the Jenks area.
I'm a former Tulsan , Afro-American that have lived on the east coast and west coast....Los Angeles Long Beach...San Francisco.....Oakland...Vallejo CA my periods of residentcy in the Tulsa Metropolitan Area were 1954-1976 and 1988-1990.During that period of 1988-1990 I notice a lot of Asians re-locating to the Southeastern area of Tulsa where I lived at the time (51st and Mingo Valley Road Hwy169 freeway...The JENKS Area is in Southwestern Tulsa County near the ORAL ROBERTS City Of Faith and ORU they have the best school district along with The Union Schools District, however the only Top 100 Nationally Ranked School is Booker t. Washington On Tulsa Afro-American Northside And It Is A Magnet School.Tulsa wasn't that great of a place for Minorities in the 60's and 70's , but have made many improvements in the 80's and great strides by the 2000's.

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Old 03-18-2008, 12:24 AM
 
Location: The State Of California
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Hello, we are planning to move to the Tulsa area from Seattle... We would be interested in learning about any Chinese communities or Black and Asian couple experiences there in Tulsa.



Based on the information gathered here we don’t anticipate any troubles but would be most interested in any additional information. We are looking at buying a home in the Jenks area.
Well since no one else posted any information i guess that i jump in with just a little bit more information , i believe that a list of Southern Cities that
don't feel like southern Cities would help you "Guys"......

1.Atlanta GA
2.Miami FL
3.Houston TX
4.Austin TX
5. Galveston TX
6. Dallas TX
7.TULSA OK
8 Oklahoma City OK
9. San Antonio TX
10.Charlotte NC
11. Raleigh NC
12.Columbia SC
13.Charcleston SC
14.Fort Worth TX
15.El Paso TX
16.Knoxville Tenn
17. New Orleans La
18. Chattanooga Tenn
19.Corpus Christi TX
20. The Five Or Six Cities Of Hampton Roads Virginia..Norfork..Virginia Beach....Hampton...Newport News....Chesterpeake...Suffork....

It's my bed time again 10:24PM I'll do something tomorrow about Asians in
Oklahoma.
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Old 03-18-2008, 07:42 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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Thanks for the good info Howest. blasian, I don't think you would have any problems at all. I can't speak to much on this because I'm neither Asian or Black - I'm just your garden variety white boy..

I had Asian and Black friends when I lived in Tulsa and we all got along just fine; they never had any problems at all. I wish you the best in your move.
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Old 03-18-2008, 12:18 PM
 
Location: NE Oklahoma
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I don't know about Chinese population, I do know there is a HUGE Vietnamese population in Tulsa.

We are having issues in Checotah, which is a tiny little town about an hour and half SE of Tulsa. We have a wonderful Chinese Restaurant that has recruited a family straight from China. The parents work at the Restaurant. They have a daughter that is the same age as my daughter. She don't speak one word of English. The poor thing is going to public school here, no interpreter, no nothing. I feel so sorry for her, she seems to be a very sweet little girl. The teachers here are just not equipped to deal with the situation.

BTW we have 2 stoplights now... not just 1. We just got a new Supercenter Wal Mart. Had to have a new stoplight for that.
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Old 03-18-2008, 03:41 PM
 
Location: The State Of California
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Hello, we are planning to move to the Tulsa area from Seattle... We would be interested in learning about any Chinese communities or Black and Asian couple experiences there in Tulsa.



Based on the information gathered here we don’t anticipate any troubles but would be most interested in any additional information. We are looking at buying a home in the Jenks area.
Well today is my birthday and I'm 56 years young , i decided to chrime-in with some more information on "Chinatowns in the Dirty South"...

1"HOUSTON TX"
2.Austin TX
3.Oklahoma City Oklahoma
4.Dallas TX
5.New Orleans La
6. Columbia SC
7.Jackson Mississippi
8.Birmingham Alabama
9.Washington D.C.
10. Baltimore Maryland
11.Orlando Florida
12. One somewhere in West Virginia probably Charleston WV
CHINATOWN IN CALIFORNIA AND THE WEST

1.The BEST Chinatown In America "San Francisco CA"
2.Los Angeles CA/San Gabriel CA/ Suburban Chinatowns Throughout Metro
3. Oakland CA
4.San Jose CA
5.Sacramento CA
6.Long Beach CA
7.Fresno CA
8.Stockton CA
9.Modesto CA
10.Fremont CA
11.Seal Beach CA
12. Anaheim CA
13. Riverside CA
14.Chino CA
15. San Diego CA
"WESTERN STATES CHINATOWNS"
16. Seattle Washington
17. Portland Oregon
18.Albuquerque NM
19.Tucson Arizona
20.Las Vegas Nevada
21.Phoenix Arizona
22. Reno Nevada
23 Victoria British Columbia Canada
24.Vancouver British Columbia Canada
25. Anchorage Alaska

HOUSTON has by far the best CHINATOWN in the southern States , but SAN FRANCISCO CA is Hands Down The Best CHINATOWN in the United States.

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Old 03-18-2008, 08:33 PM
 
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Yeah I don't think we will have any big issues in Tulsa... After all I lived in China for a couple of years (talk about stares!) My wife's English is very good but it always nice to have a conversation in your native language once in a while and it would be nice to expose our son to Chinese/American couples-families. So we will continue to look for opportunities to meet other similar families.

And it certainly won't hurt that I am a sooner alumnus although I have not lived in OK in nearly 20 years... But it sure would be nice to root for the home team for a while, oops I don't want to cause an up roar with all those other fine universities in the Tulsa area...

We have purchased a home there so we are certainly Tulsa bound... thanks for wishing us well!
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Old 03-18-2008, 10:55 PM
 
Location: NE Oklahoma
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GOOD LUCK!!!!!
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Old 03-28-2008, 10:57 AM
 
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I am a Chinese students from China, who is pursuiting graduate study in the university of tulsa this fall. So I am happy to make friends with you , if you do not mind. Here is my MSN: czm89578251@sina.com, and you can also send E-mail to me.
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Old 04-24-2008, 01:01 AM
 
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Thumbs up Black and Asian

Ni Hao, I have been living here for 5 years and I would not want to live anywhere else, I met a Chinese lady from Salem, Or. and she is planning on visiting here in June08, I hope you make a smooth transition to Tulsa, it's a beautiful place for all people, I moved here from Los Angeles. I hope to here from you.

Laker Kevin
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