Best cities/towns for interracial families?

Stella - posted on 04/05/2012 ( 15 moms have responded )

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I so want to move out of TX!!! We live in a bigger city, not a small country place, but it seems that ppl still have an issue with our love. My hubby notices it more than i do, primarily because white women look at him like he's extra crazy.



My hubby is Italian and I'm Nigerian, so not only are we a married interracial couple, we're not the more common mix of white/latina women with black man. Can you say stand outs???



Can anyone tell me where our family could move to and feel more comfortable, especially with mixed kids? I've heard Denver, Colorado Springs, and Seattle are good places with lots of diversity and interracial families. I want a place that is friendly, open, and community oriented.



P.S. I'm not tied down to my current location, so totally open for adventure wherever! Even out of the country *oh yes she did!*

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Michelle - posted on 04/22/2012

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As an interracial child myself, I believe one of the best places in the United States to raise a child is in the metro Washington, DC area (Maryland, Washington DC, Northern Virginia). We have the melting pot of the world here in this area with just about every ethnicity, religion, and mixed races that you can imagine. I am a very light-skinned interracial woman and my husband is an extremely dark-skinned African American. I was born and raised in Cincinnati, OH and lived there for 45 years. I could always feel the racial tension there, and much like yourself, we received the all too regular, stares of death! When we moved from Ohio to the suburbs of Maryland, I thought I had died and gone to heaven. No more or the stares and glares. It is fabulous to see children of all races, and a lot of them mixed going to school together and treating each other like PEOPLE instead of people of different colors. My daughter was 13 years old when we moved her away from Ohio. She is 21 now, and she thanks me all the time for bringing her to the metro DC area. She loves it here and feels free to date anyone of any color that she chooses to. I wish you the best of luck in your search. I know first hand it isn't easy.

West - posted on 04/18/2012

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I live in Charlotte, Nc and I have the same problem. I do believe it's the south. Black men are the worst toward me because for some reason black women "have to preserve the blood line". I been called the white man's whore and a sell out and the funny part is my husband isn,t even fully white!. My aunt in-law tells me florida is good and very liberal. She has a mixed family.

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Kristin - posted on 06/04/2013

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I've found Charlotte, NC to be a fabulous place for interracial couples/familes. LOTS of mixes there.
If anything though, pretty much anywhere on the West Coast of the US.

Kayla - posted on 05/31/2013

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what part are Tx are you in ? My husband is white and i am African American with two kids and we live in TX with no issues. But we are moving soon!!

Janna - posted on 03/26/2013

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Houston is very diverse and I think that even Austin is a nice place as well as well as open minded people.

Sam - posted on 03/10/2013

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I live in central ohio and there is an increace in interracial couples and children. Especially in franklin county. Columbus is very diversjust yestersay I saw 5 interracial couples in resturants in Grove city. Its very tolerant to interracial couples. We are not CIncinnasty which has their problems

Melinda - posted on 09/02/2012

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Toronto or Vancouver are both wonderful places for interracial families to plant roots!

Stella - posted on 04/19/2012

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@West

Preserve the blood line? REALLY!!?!? That is so ridiculous! To those men I would say tisk, tisk.

Stella - posted on 04/18/2012

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@Deborah Lerotholi

Thanks for that! Never thought of a small town as the option, biut kinda makes sense now that I think about it the way you mentioned. I'll be searching for that post ;)

Deborah - posted on 04/16/2012

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thought I'd share that I stumbled upon an older post from 2008, answers updated recently so not to far back on posting list. somebody else asked question similar to you and there are several suggestions on great places to raise interracial children, you should check it out. i think title is "best places to raise interracial children?".

Deborah - posted on 04/16/2012

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I live in NYC so lot's of interracial couples, I've only had a couple of times where people were shocked that my son was mine because his skin is slightly darker (I'm white and my husband is african) but I think there will always be a few people like that no matter where I live. No matter what state you choose check out the individual cities because there can be vast differences from town to town. But I do have to say that I have heard the south and northern western states may not be the best place for my family to live should we ever decide to move. I grew up in a small town with not much diversity but the town is actually a wonderful place to be in an interracial relationship and raise kids because people there are very friendly and accepting to all, which is probably why now there are many families of different races and ethnic backgrounds living there. If I were you I would definitely look for a small town somewhere, you can even probably find one close to a larger city so you would still have the option of visiting the city for the day or something but the quaintness of a small town. Good luck with your future plans.

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Yes, it's nice there! :) and Good luck, it's so sad how society is. I wish they would realize, it's not about skin color.

Stella - posted on 04/10/2012

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Thanks for that. I'm thinking somewhere like Colorado would be good because the weather is not too extreme and from what I've been reading it seems pretty diverse, certainly not so "omg" about interracial couples like in the south.

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Well, if you ask me, I believe the South is very prejudice against "Interracial Couples." It's sad how some people are, but I believe it won't be like this in the future. I say, probably the best place to go where more diversity is up North or the Midwest. :) Good luck sweetie. ♥

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