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post #21 of 25
Hi.. my DH is black and I'm white. We've got two beautiful children, 4yo DS and 2yo DD. DH and I picked up and moved together from central NJ to Portland, OR more than seven years ago. Portland is an amazingly awesome city (voted #1 place to raise a child this year). It is accepting of multi-racial families but not very diverse and the city is definitely segregated. In that sense, I don't know if there is any perfect place for an interracial family.. but Portland is a good place in general for most anyone. JMO!

We often talk about moving back East but can't really picture where that would be for us. I'm going to go back and read all of these posts carefully!
post #22 of 25
I am dying to move back to Virginia Beach!! Our tentative plan is to move after I get my Masters.
post #23 of 25
Well I was born and raised in Seattle and my parents were an interracial couple. We used to get looks when I was younger,but now as an adult its pretty normal to see all types of families. I wish our city was more diverse as far as AA go,but we have a large gay community, Asian community,Latino etc. I always wonder though as an AA person if other SAHM's at the park are more hesitant to come up to me,but it just could also be that "Seattle Freeze" thing going on
My dh is Puerto Rican and my ds is Russian so.... I do enjoy living here though.

I'm so sorry to hear about another poster's experience in Edison NJ. My aunt lives there and Ive never heard her mention anything about hate crimes there. Very sad.
post #24 of 25
Mom2Tatum,
So far we're liking Philly. We're pretty pleased with Germantown/Mt Airy, especially living so close to an R8 station. It's great to live in an affordable city, as much as I love NYC. The crime doesn't bother me so much- I guess I'm desensitized to it, having grown up in NYC in the 80s and 90s. It's the driving that drives me nuts...
Glad u liked the blog- it keeps me sane and my girlfriends updated!
post #25 of 25
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Originally Posted by Jannah5 View Post
We got the surprise of our lives when we were selling our home. One day I got a call from my husband. The agent we were dealing with had phoned my DH and told him that someone had written on our For Sale sign. Under the For Sale was written By ******s. So it basically read "For Sale By ******s"

I had so many emotions growing inside of me. Shock, fear, anger. I was shocked because no one ever gave the indication that we were unwanted.
reading that just broke my heart and it is very often, that we don't have a clue how people feel about living around us until it comes out in an act of cowardice like this. i am sorry...
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