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Old 07-28-2010, 08:54 PM
 
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Quite honestly, Bowie is also one city where "white" people would feel socially comfortable,
That's both ignorant -- and not true.

There are 'white' people throughout PG county. Perhaps not in equal numbers in certain areas to the 'minority' population, but 'whites' are there.

Drive through Cheverly. I think you'll see more than a few. Mitchelville is not ALL black. Neither is Landover, Glendale, nor Upper Marlboro, Marlboro, or Marlton or Queen Anne.
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Old 07-28-2010, 09:42 PM
 
Location: 5 years in Southern Maryland, USA
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That's both ignorant -- and not true.

There are 'white' people throughout PG county. Perhaps not in equal numbers in certain areas to the 'minority' population, but 'whites' are there.

Drive through Cheverly. I think you'll see more than a few. Mitchelville is not ALL black. Neither is Landover, Glendale, nor Upper Marlboro, Marlboro, or Marlton or Queen Anne.
Since you brought up Upper Marlboro, for your information, the 3 public high schools serving greater Upper Marlboro (Largo, Douglass, and Wise H.S.) have respectively only 1, 4, and 3 percent Caucasian enrollments according to this website: GreatSchools - Public and Private School Ratings, Reviews and Parent Community.

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Old 07-29-2010, 10:22 AM
 
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Bowie is almost evenly split between black and white. The numbers will probably be a little different when the next Census numbers come out, but as of 2008, Bowie was 47.1% white and 44.8% black
Thanks!
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Old 07-29-2010, 10:26 AM
 
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That's both ignorant -- and not true.

There are 'white' people throughout PG county. Perhaps not in equal numbers in certain areas to the 'minority' population, but 'whites' are there.

Drive through Cheverly. I think you'll see more than a few. Mitchelville is not ALL black. Neither is Landover, Glendale, nor Upper Marlboro, Marlboro, or Marlton or Queen Anne.
From what I understand, you may find some white residents also in parts of Temple Hills, Oxon Hill, and more in the northern areas of the County (Beltsville, Laurel, etc.). It would be interesting to talk with some of them and see how they feel about living in an a County that is majority black.
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Old 07-29-2010, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Glen Burnie, Maryland
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From what I understand, you may find some white residents also in parts of Temple Hills, Oxon Hill, and more in the northern areas of the County (Beltsville, Laurel, etc.). It would be interesting to talk with some of them and see how they feel about living in an a County that is majority black.
Hey, here I am! I'm white and I live in PG! I don't have any feelings about living in a majority black county because I've never viewed it that way and I must have been really clueless because until I came to this forum I didn't know it was majority black, lol. I just call it home and my neighbors over the years have been from every walk of life and we all got along fine. My only problem with living in PG is having to defend it because it is viewed so negatively.
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Old 07-29-2010, 11:10 PM
 
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Since you brought up Upper Marlboro, for your information, the 3 public high schools serving greater Upper Marlboro (Largo, Douglass, and Wise H.S.) have respectively only 1, 4, and 3 percent Caucasian enrollments according to this website: GreatSchools - Public and Private School Ratings, Reviews and Parent Community.
-- Which means there are white people throughout the county.
-- And unless you've talked with all the white people in the county you have no idea who feels 'social comfortable' where.

Which again makes the earlier comment an ignorant, divisive, and race-baiting thing to say.
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Old 07-30-2010, 07:15 PM
 
Location: SE
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Hey, here I am! I'm white and I live in PG! I don't have any feelings about living in a majority black county because I've never viewed it that way and I must have been really clueless because until I came to this forum I didn't know it was majority black, lol. I just call it home and my neighbors over the years have been from every walk of life and we all got along fine. My only problem with living in PG is having to defend it because it is viewed so negatively.
You go!!

This is one of the things that really, really irks me about this forum. Why do some assume that the OP is white? I've seen it over and over again here. Black people care about where they live too.
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Old 08-02-2010, 08:21 AM
 
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Hey, here I am! I'm white and I live in PG! I don't have any feelings about living in a majority black county because I've never viewed it that way and I must have been really clueless because until I came to this forum I didn't know it was majority black, lol. I just call it home and my neighbors over the years have been from every walk of life and we all got along fine. My only problem with living in PG is having to defend it because it is viewed so negatively.
Thanks for providing some insight. My children participate in a lot of activities in the Beltsville and Laurel areas, and I have seen quite a bit of diversity there.
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Old 08-02-2010, 04:13 PM
 
Location: DC-Baltimore area
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I stayed in Bowie for a week a few months ago. Nice neighborhood, large house (to buy, a small fraction of many other places); middle-class and working-class family area. Diverse. Good shopping centers nearby, any stores you could want. Check commutes carefully at rush hour--for me, commuting to Western Mont. Co. at rush hour would be a breaker.
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Old 08-02-2010, 06:04 PM
 
Location: DMV
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Since you brought up Upper Marlboro, for your information, the 3 public high schools serving greater Upper Marlboro (Largo, Douglass, and Wise H.S.) have respectively only 1, 4, and 3 percent Caucasian enrollments according to this website: GreatSchools - Public and Private School Ratings, Reviews and Parent Community.

What about the private schools? I mean they have a lot of those too. What about those numbers?
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