View Poll Results: Would you (gladly) live in a predomantly African-American neighborhood?

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Thread: Would You Live in a Neighborhood which is Predominantly African-American?

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    Re: Would You Live in a Neighborhood which is Predominantly African-American?

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    How about I don't know because I don't make it a point to check the race of the majority of the people in the areas in which I live.

    I care about price, nearness to places I would need to often go (work, school, stores, etc.), and how well the place fits my space/looks wants for my budget. I have lived in many different places in my life, and not once did I check the demographics of the area to find out the population distribution. Hell, honestly, I've never even checked on crime rate for any area I've lived in.

    So you might call this a yes, since it isn't even something I care to check into when I look for a place to live.
    Bingo. When I look at "who else lives here", I want to see two parent families, with kids roughly my age, who attend a good school system, and if there are a number of good churches generally local.

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    Re: Would You Live in a Neighborhood which is Predominantly African-American?

    I grew up in a housing project. Not only did I learn of the various ethnic groups and different religions, I enjoyed a potpourri of music, food and history of the peoples who made up the area and the city from which I hail. In my experience people did not see color; they saw character, showed respect and celebrated those who contributed to the neighborhood. Collectively, we wanted a good life and great memories there was no time for petty racism, those who tried were kept out of the "mix" and cast out on their own. On the other hand, I chose to spend a great deal of time in Harlem listening to music, hanging out with some very nice people, ate some great food and expanded on my days in the "projects".

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    Re: Would You Live in a Neighborhood which is Predominantly African-American?

    You people are not answering how the OP wants you to answer. SHAME ON YOU ALL.
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    Re: Would You Live in a Neighborhood which is Predominantly African-American?

    So Meathead, have you not looked back at your thread? Have you lived in the USofA? You seem awfully interested in who would live in a black neighborhood. I wonder why.

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    Re: Would You Live in a Neighborhood which is Predominantly African-American?

    Quote Originally Posted by notquiteright View Post
    So Meathead, have you not looked back at your thread? Have you lived in the USofA? You seem awfully interested in who would live in a black neighborhood. I wonder why.
    I am American and I have spent about 17 years of my life in SD, Marin County, Arlington VA and Silver Spring MD. None of those areas are predominately black. Having divulged this information, I have no idea what you're getting at.

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    Re: Would You Live in a Neighborhood which is Predominantly African-American?

    Done it before. Would do it again. If it is a safe neighborhood, within my budget, has pleasant architecture and well kept lawns, is close to good schools and stores...why the hell not? I can honestly say I never tried to find out the predominant ethnicity of the neighborhood before making my decision. It wasn't until I was already living there that I realized whites weren't the majority. I am sure there are black communities out there that don't want whites moving in. But I didn't experience that. Frankly, as long as the neighbors to the left and right of me are cool, I'm good.

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    Re: Would You Live in a Neighborhood which is Predominantly African-American?

    Yes, as long as it's not a high-crime neighborhood and I think the property will hold its value.
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    Re: Would You Live in a Neighborhood which is Predominantly African-American?

    No, for several reasons. This answer is also an immediate consequence of choosing to live in an upper-class area.
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    Re: Would You Live in a Neighborhood which is Predominantly African-American?

    I think what the OP is doing is trying to get you to admit you guys hate black people. Come on white people. Fall in line and hate black people. DO IT. It's what all the cool kids do.
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    Re: Would You Live in a Neighborhood which is Predominantly African-American?

    I put no...i worked in them for many years....and I would suggest most of you put no.....I was raised in a mixed neighborhood and it was great.

    Contradiction? NO...the difference economically and the environment and the survival skills needed in an all black neighborhood are huge compared to a full mixed neighborhood.

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