Best cities for interracial couples

Donnita - posted on 02/05/2010 ( 133 moms have responded )

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Hi Moms,

My husband and I are thinking about moving within 5-6 years and wondered where are some good communities for interracial couples. I'm black, hubby's white and we have one son. We currently live in the DC area which is fine but a little fast-paced for family life. Any suggestions on the best cities for interracial couples?

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Tianna - posted on 09/15/2013

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My husband and I are thinking of moving to Atlanta after the first of the year. I am black and he is white- are there any neighborhoods that we should avoid?

Chaldeelsia - posted on 05/08/2013

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Hello!!! My name is chaldeelsia and I have a problem. I currently live on the north side of chicago. I met my husband 4 years ago and it was the best decision I made in my life. We are currently looking for an area to raise our two multiracial children and our future children. We occasionally have a hard time dealing with people who can't except my German,Irish and American Indian husband and me being African American. I plan to have other children but refuse to bring him up in a area that will not be treated right by my race or my husbands. Any suggestions???

Angel - posted on 06/24/2012

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I'm definitely not an expert on the subject but I'm military and have moved to several states and visited countless others. Here's my take as a black woman married to a white/native american man with three "light skinned kids":

SC - (Charleston) I was not comfortable there at all. Seemed to get a lot of looks, laughs, and grief from mostly young black men. I went out to eat one time with a friend who was a gay white man. I actually had a black man approach me and question why I was with him and if my eyes were open to what he looked like.

TN - (Chattanooga) The worst experience for me! My parents moved there and I stayed with them for a few months while my husband was overseas. Even a simple trip to the grocery store or Wal-Mart left me cringing. It seemed like a spotlight was on me and that people were so angry and disapproving of my kids.

NE - (Omaha and Lincoln) Really no issues there whatsoever! We lived there for a little over four years and felt very comfortable. People were very nice to us. Now what they said behind our backs or closed doors - who knows. But we felt fine going out as a family!

GA - (Atlanta and outlying areas) Stayed right outside of Atlanta for a few months. No real issues there that I ever encountered.

NC - (Franklin) My husband's dad lived in the mountains of western NC and even there it was fine. I was so scared that we would encounter racists since it was such a small town but there was nothing.

NJ - (Central) No real issues encountered there other than the occasional rude person - but it had nothing to do with race that I could detect.

FL - (Orlando and Tampa) Lived in central Florida for about two years and was okay. Stories were that there were KKK members and leaders that lived there but it wasn't a KKK rally on the streets or anything like that.

TX - (Houston) We went down to Houston for my husband's friend's wedding and there were no major issues at all. Just TOO HOT!

CO - (Colorado Springs) Husband and I got married here! It was so beautiful and everyone was so friendly and inviting. We went to eat at Olive Garden the night we got married and as we were waiting for our table - a nice couple saw us dressed in our wedding clothes and bought us a bottle of wine. I would live there in a heartbeat!

We are in Germany now awaiting orders to our new base. We really hope to not be stationed in small town Sumter, SC or Shreveport, LA where there are bases. I've heard stories about both places and would really be worried about raising our kids in a bigoted environment.

My perception is that I would not want to live in a southeastern US city after the experiences in Charleston and Chattanooga.

Deborah - posted on 08/26/2012

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Hope it's ok for me to respond. I'm a mom of older kids and a gramma of two. My husband and I are an interracial couple (he's black, I'm white). We were married in Chicago, just a few years after it was finally legal to do so. We were miserable in Chicago in those days - we were either ignored or treated rudely. Moved to Oak Park because it was so "progressive." Ha. The city actually told us what streets we could live on (really) and our sons (and other black/mixed kids) were beat up and treated horribly. One of the kindergarten teachers was arrested for sending letters threatening to shoot all the black kids at the school. Finally got transferred to D.C. and couldn't believe the difference. So diverse that no one even noticed us.



Have lived in Illinois, Wisconsin, D.C., Maryland, Washington (state), Virginia, South and North Carolina and Arizona (where we are now). Relatives in Montana, California, Nebraska and Ohio, where we've spent a lot of time. Agree with many of the previous posts. Stick with the more educated areas. Stay the heck out of the South (a couple exceptions: Raleigh, Atlanta, Austin, Miami and maybe Tampa) and much of the Midwest (exceptions: Minneapolis area, Madison, central Chicago and near north suburbs, maybe Omaha). Out west, most of California is okay, definitely Portland area, Bend, OR, Seattle area, Spokane and Missoula, MT. I see you'd like to stay on the East Coast. Probably a good idea. You're actually already in one of the best places for an interracial family - Washington, D.C. What about some of the suburbs a little farther out from D.C.? Slower pace, but still educated and lots of amenities. Reston, Springfield in VA and Columbia, Ellicott City (a great place). Even northern Silver Spring/Colesville, up near Randolph Rd and New Hampshire - feels country-ish and has great schools. Just don't go too far out away from D.C. (like Manassas, Shenandoah Valley, etc.) Backwards. Have two interracial family friends who live in Delaware and are happy. What about Portland, Maine? A great place.



Good luck! Post again someday to say where you finally settled.

Dan - posted on 04/04/2013

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Hi All, not sure if this helps but either link below or google USA rate of interracial marriage on USA today and there is chart that shows the states and percentage of interracial marriages among different ethnicity groups. It's not broke down by city but its a good indicator of which state to research in...for example one would not move their interracial family to Mississippi at 0.1% interracial marriages totaling 100,00 couples however one might be more comfortable in place like California with 7.4 % with over 600,000. I never see people as interracial just a bunch of people called to evolve the human species and expand the gene pool...which creates healthier humans... :)

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Valerie - posted on 10/07/2014

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Hi,
My job is moving to TN, south of Nashville. My husband is black and I am white and we have 2 teenage sons. Is there anyone who lives in this area that can give some advice? I currently live in Richmond, IN which has a large interracial population. I am concerned that I may need to look for a new job......

Alexandria - posted on 10/05/2014

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Your best bet is Arizona. I live in Tucson, my husband is white (German) and I am black/native american. It has lots of diversity here and no one gives you that "look." We are thinking of moving because we do not want to retire in such a hot place. Oh, yeah! We have 4 children together. 2 boys and 2 girls.

Alexandria - posted on 10/05/2014

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Thanks to everyone for their wonderful suggestions. Does anyone have an idea about San Antonio or Austin, Texas? I have heard some nightmares.............

Brandie - posted on 09/04/2014

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Becky We are considering moving to N. Carolina would appreciate more insight and info. Can you please email me at breeves35@yahoo.com
Thanks
Brandie

Evansadvisors - posted on 08/26/2014

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I am bi-racial my father is white and my mother is black. My father's side is Irish, Scottish, British and Canadian. My mother's side is Jamaican and my grand father is from Cuba.

I would like to first congratulate you on your interracial marriage. I only hope I can some day be in an interracial relationship of my own and have a white wife and bi-racial kids. I have a Harvard education and I had a good job in New York and no matter what I did in New York I was rejected by white women. Every white woman only had eyes for white men. I could not take the constant rejection. I decided to leave New York after my mother had passed. I moved to Connecticut on of the most beautiful places to live but no jobs anywhere. I moved on to Boston, Massachusetts and i saw interracial couple but it is not a diverse workforce and I was having no success in meeting and building any relationship with a white woman.

So now I am collecting job offers in States that also have diversity in the work place and where interracial marriage is more common. At the top of my list for diversity in the work place and family are *Atlanta, Georgia, Denver, Colorado, Houston, Texas, Maryland.

I think Atlanta, Georgia is a good place to relocate. for both jobs and interracial families.

States with the Highest interracial marriage rates are:

1) Hawaii
2) Washigton DC
3) California
4) Minnesota
5) Colorado
6) Massachusetts
7) New York
8) Arizona/ Florida
9) Virginia
10) Michigan
11) Pennsylvania/ Texas
12) Deleware
13) Connecticut
14) North Carolina/ Maine
15) Georgia

Simply Google States with the highest interracial marriage.

Again I hope to find a white woman who I can have a family and create some wonderful memories.


I want to settle down and have a family with a white woman. I am open to moving anywhere.

Gwendolyn - posted on 08/10/2014

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I am from Chicago and have lived in AZ for the past 12 years. Phoenix is very accepting of interracial couples and countless numbers of black people have also moved here. My church is highly interracial. It is Kingdom in the Valley and online at KIVCC.org. I am black and my fiance is white and it is good for us here.

Angela - posted on 07/13/2014

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I grew up in SC with an Asian mother and White father. Then, I married a Black man. We have lived in Florida, Alaska, New Mexico, South Carolina and Wisconsin. We have found ignorance in all places but choose to teach our children acceptance and being true to themselves. We visited Northern Cali and loved it. We always said that is where we wanted to live after life in the military. Instead we moved back to SC for a number of years, we are highly educated people and found that there are some accepting people and some that are not. We associate with those that treat us as people not based on external factors that no one has control over. We recently moved to WI and thought there might be more diversity due to the large metro city but it is very segregated. I hope you find the place you are looking for.

Joy - posted on 06/29/2014

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Have you lived in the Southfield (B'ham schools) area? It's very diverse and accepting of people who are different.

Candela - posted on 06/23/2014

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To Dee:

Move to Maryland, you will love it - DC, Maryland and Virginia (northern) have tons of interracial couples and it is very diverse. The local "yocals" or descendents of southerners who still live here, are the "oddball out" (backwards). Lots of people moving here for government jobs and better educated.

However, I would NEVER live any further south - They are their own worst enemy.

From: Latina in Between (the best of) both worlds (black and white).

Alexandria - posted on 06/11/2014

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Obviouslyy, you have no idea what you are talking about. People are people, so matter what the race. You can fall in love with anyone. The children in these relationships are not accidents, we love these spouses. We can't change the way some "ignorant people" think. We should be allowed to live in peace as any married heterosexual couple.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 06/11/2014

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Isabohala MuZam, take your bigoted speech and your hate elsewhere. THAT WAS OUT OF ORDER.

Alexandria - posted on 06/11/2014

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I am glad that I finally found a place to discuss my issues. I am black and my husband is white (German). We now live in Tucson, AZ, but it is extremely HOT! We have been looking for a place to retire, but we definitely don't want to live in the South! I was born there and could not wait to get out! Anybody have any suggestions on a good retirement state for an interracial couple?

Portia - posted on 05/13/2014

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Gilbert, AZ is a great place for interracial families. Also, Denver, Colorado (Park Hill area). good luck

Isabohala - posted on 05/11/2014

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People who engage in mixing should think about things before they spread their legs and give birth to a child. Especially in Racist America. I think you people are being very naive if not totally Blind to think that just because you marry outside of your race, that the group you are marrying into is automatically going to embrace you. Especially marriages between Black and White. Are you kidding me? It is the same with same sex relationships. You KNOW what time it is before you go there! These conversations need to be address BEFORE you bring a child into this world an not AFTER.

Toni - posted on 05/09/2014

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My husband and I too, are looking for another State to move to, and are an interracial couple as well, but are looking for an even temperature climate, or at least warmer than Pa. Minneapolis too cold for us. We are approaching our retirement years. Diversity is a must, but also want quiet, calm... and a great place to retire. Any suggestions?

Jill - posted on 05/06/2014

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I can feel your pain. Unfortunately peoples attitudes have not changed much since civil rights in the 1960s. I am a professional middle aged white female who has a black husband, children, and grandchildren. We live in Massachusetts and would love to relocate(after I retire) in the south. The homes are cheaper and the way of life is so different. One major factor keeps me from leaving…..Hate. Donnita no matter where you live you will never be "one of the neighbors". You will always be different when you are out in public with your family, walking down the street with your children or grandchildren. You will never be accepted. It is sad but true. I have lived this way for 37 years. I used to think the world was not like this and thought like I did….NOT. Most people are cruel and filled with the opinions of their parents and grandparents. It is almost like this cancer keeps getting passed down to the next generation. Despite the way I see the world my heart is still filled with love for all people. I pray for the people that hate. I love my life and love my family. I would not change one thing if I had to do it all over again. A wonderful place for interracial couples to live and raise a family is Cambridge Ma. It is very expensive, but if you have the cash this is definitely the place you want to be.

Melody - posted on 03/21/2014

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I don't know if you already moved or not, but we moved to nc from the dc area ( MD). Huge mistake! My husband is multiracial and I am white. There is just a totally different attitude down south. It doesn't seem to bother some people, but coming from the dc area, it bothers me. My children will have a much better future up there. We are trying to move back!

Dee - posted on 03/13/2014

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Jessi, your words are harsh, but true. The South and parts of the East coast treat minorities and interracial couples/families with disdain. I'm so ready to leave here.

Dee - posted on 03/13/2014

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My husband and I have struggled horribly in South Carolina. I'm black and he's white, and we have two teenage daughters. We were mistreated in RI and MA first, but SC trumps those experiences 10 fold by racist blacks and whites; nearly destroying the entire family. Now, we really want to make the wisest move when choosing a place where our family can heal, and thrive. Also, our younger daughter is disabled. We considered CT, MD, NH, CA, OR, MA, and VA. After careful thought, research and prayer, we have eliminated MA, and VA, which leaves CT, MD, NH, OR or CA. My preferences are MD, or CA, and my husband's are CA, OR, or CT. We have unsupportive family in MA and RI, (all white; I was adopted) but, I was hoping to be relatively close geographically speaking, for our daughters' sakes. (Perhaps that's a mistake). CA is so expensive and I also heard that Fukushima effects are damaging residents' safety in CA, so that worries me. Feedback is greatly appreciated.

Reshma - posted on 03/07/2014

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I'm a divorced American Hindu getting remarried to a American German decent wonderful man. We live in Minnesota in the twin cities. We have not had any issues with being a interracial couple here.

Jessi - posted on 02/20/2014

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Trust me sweetie people in the south dont want your kind down here no way

Debbie - posted on 02/18/2014

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l live in Southern CA. I'm a white woman married to a black man and we have two kids. For the most part, it is easy to find a community that is open to having interracial couples around, but like Evie said the cost of living isn't easy to adjust to when people move here from out-of-state.

Stephanie - posted on 02/08/2014

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Something you also have to keep in mind is how comfortable each partner feels about being a minority. Sure, some northern suburbs may be "safe" for interracial couples, but you will most likely live in a white world. I know my be (black) partner would not be comfortable with that. No matter how "accepting" people in Arizona or So. Cal are, my husband would never feel comfortable because there aren't enough black people. So we are looking at more black areas to settle. It's really important to have honest, open discussions about these things with your partner

Ariel - posted on 02/06/2014

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Errinn Yes!! I completely agree. Beautiful landscape, rich culture, lots to do and see, great schools, great food, etc.! Not just wonderful for interracial couples, but anybody.

Ariel - posted on 02/05/2014

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I grew up in Seattle, WA and can attest to it being a culturally diverse, but very openminded/liberal place. It's a wonderful choice for interracial couples or families. I've lived in Phoenix, AZ (not good), Portland, OR (not as non-judgemental as you'd think), Lynchburg, VA (okay for black male-white female combinations, others are definitely not accepted), and NYC (depends on the neighborhood) with my little ones and Seattle was the most pleasant. Currently I live in Denver, CO and I would say it ranks in the middle for public displays of interracial tolerance. I am a young African woman and my boyfriend is Caucasian.

Cindy - posted on 02/02/2014

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I would recommend Anchorage, Alaska.. I lived here for 22 years I'm married to a black man I am Hispanic and we have 2 mixed daughters. Schools are all diverse the whole city is diverse.. you wouldn't have a problem here at all.. at least we never have.. Some people are very nice not everyone but that's everywhere.. it's a great place to move with your family.. Plus there's a lot to do in the summer as well as in the winter.. best wishes on your search.. God bless

M - posted on 01/31/2014

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I live in Minneapolis/St. Paul area, and I am a White woman living and in a relationship with a Black man who I will probably marry some day. We are in our 30s (I only bring this up, because I think some of younger generations are more tolerant). I have found the twin cities area to be exceptionally tolerant of interracial couples, and you see many interracial couples and friends groups here. Being a mixed couple is still more rare than the average couple, so people tend to remember us, but we rarely have had any trouble at all. Maybe once every 2-3 years we encounter a group a white guys that drive by in their car and yell F-U and other mean things at us here in the Cities, but like I said this is really rare, and we shrug it off. My boyfriend has even laughed at it, because he thinks they are just frustrated that a White woman chose a Black man over them, but this White woman would never choose any man that yelled obscenities out their window to random people walking along the street.

Greater Minnesota seems pretty tolerant as well. We've been to different places around the state from the North Woods to Stillwater and have never felt uncomfortable here.

I've been to Greensborro, NC with him - that's where he is from, and while we didn't run into trouble, I don't think it would be the best place for an interracial couple. We did get many looks, and I generally while I never felt unsafe, I didn't always feel the most welcome. I have been there twice for about 10 days at a time - I only felt really comfortable around his family, and in his neighborhood and not out in the community.

Also, Virginia didn't seem very friendly toward interracial couples at all. I visited my cousin there and witnessed an incident in the mall in Norfolk, where an interracial couple was getting some grief. I also noticed that NONE of the friends groups were mixed racially. Furthermore, my boyfriend won't go near Virginia - apparently he sees the place as not hospitable toward Blacks and even less hospitable toward interracial couples.

We travel to Fond du Lac, Wisconsin quite a lot, because my family is from there. While I haven't had any problems there, he doesn't seem to feel 100% comfortable there, but we are also talking about a smaller city, that up until recently didn't really have a Black population at all. I would think that areas like Milwaukee or Madison would be much more comfortable for interracial couples, but we just don't go that way a lot.

I agree with what some people are saying about Washington DC. I have not been there with him, but I felt the city seemed much more racially mixed, and all kind of people, regardless of race, seemed friendly there.

I came across this post because I'm looking to relocate due to a job, and wanted to know which states to avoid, and which states might be better. The nature of my work would take me out of the cities, and into smaller communities, so I wanted to know states as a whole, and their views on interracial couples - but I thought as long as I was here, I could maybe help someone else out with my experiences.

Becky - posted on 01/23/2014

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Raleigh, North Carolina has a huge mix of people - very diverese....a lot of Hispanic, Asian and Indian families. My husband and I felt very comfortable raising our biracial kids here. The cost of living is low, lots of jobs, fabulous schools...overall a great choice!

Evie - posted on 01/20/2014

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Southern California is great. Very receptive of race. Never had any issues. Only problem is cost of living!!!

Websidenurse - posted on 01/08/2014

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Ashley,

Thanks for mentioning Massachusetts. It is a great place to raise families of any constellation. I strongly believe in any family unit that provides a safe and healthy environment for children. Racism and hatred don't belong in the memories of ones' childhood. Most people don't understand the conscious decisions interracial couples have to make day to day, especially with choosing a home to raise a family. Having said that, we lived in Memphis for 1.5 years and the racism was palpable. I honestly felt bad that "they" missed out on so many great people with "their" finite, closed-minded attitudes. I knew we would not always live there. We thought of moving on to California, but home in MA was the best decision. My husband and I (25+ years married) have two grown biological, biracial children and two adopted boys (one Af-Am. and the other is biracial). My grown children love where they have grown up. I don't know if there is a perfect place to live, but the simple fact that one is conscious of making such a decision is a step in the right direction. We all want what is best for our families.

Lyssam - posted on 01/02/2014

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whatever you do do not move to burlington vermont. it is a very diverse town HOWEVER the racism people of color experience there is astounding. workplace inequity school system is a disaster. JUST DONT.

Cara - posted on 01/02/2014

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I grew up in Columbus, Ohio and I couldn't disagree more. Frankly, there's no such thing as a 'nonracist town' and, even if there WAS such a thing, Columbus, Ohio would NOT be it. Don't get me wrong, Columbus will always be home to me, and I'll always love my Buckeyes, but take off the rose-colored glasses and REALLY look around. Racism is NOT gone; it's just quieter in a lot of places, mostly because institutionalized racism is no longer legal. People's mind's, however, haven't really changed all that much. You'd probably be greatly surprised at the opinions that are expressed behind your back and the looks that pass between others when you aren't looking. Sad, but true...

I would encourage Donnita & her family to stay in the DC/MD area, maybe move to one of the suburbs, like Rockville or Wheaton for instance. I wouldn't suggest any place south or in the mid-west.

Sandy - posted on 12/30/2013

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My husband's black, I'm white, and we live in Columbus, Ohio. We've been married for 8 years. I think once or twice we've gotten a funny look. We hate the winters here and would love to move for that reason alone. I would encourage mixed couples to live here. It's a town with lots of higher ed schools so there's a thriving art, lecture, sports, and cultural scene. It's a nonracist town and a gay-friendly town. I'd be happy to help anyone with more info and/or a personal tour if you would like to learn more about Columbus.

Julie - posted on 12/12/2013

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Las Vegas, Nevada. Everybody is from somewhere else. Interracial couples and their children never even get a second look. All races freely mix here. Who would of thought, Sin City.

Victoria - posted on 11/30/2013

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Do not move to anywhere in the metro Detroit area. I am white, husband is black and we have a daughter. The job market is terrible for blacks as well. I am an HR employee and it is amazing the amount of racism I see. Co-workers also act wierded out when they meet my husband. We are also looking to make a move for better opportunities for all of us. California is just so expensive. I was wondering what the best place for us to relocate for work and equality?

Nes - posted on 11/05/2013

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In response to everyone inquiring about Atlanta vs California...I was raised in San Diego, California and currently have been living in Atlanta, Georgia for the last 15 years. I am black and my husband is white. If I had to choose between the two states I would choose San Diego, CA hands down. California has a ton of interracial couples with children and because of this the population in San Diego is far more accepting of biracial people...everyone is mixed there it seems. Not all of California is so accepting. Northern, California is especially racist of non-white people in general. I walked into a butcher shop in Oakland during grad school one evening and the butcher yelled "Hey, there. Please don't steal anything." and laughed...so if California interests you please research the area you want to move to.
Atlanta is beautiful. They have everything. Beautiful city, peaceful country land, clean suburbs...but, the people there are dramatically different depending on which area you move to. I lived in the suburb of Lawrenceville for a few years and the school systems sucked. Prior to Atlanta I lived in Arizona and I was at least 2 years ahead in my school work. The area is more of a middle/working class area and it's highly diverse, but we still got a lot of staring while grocery shopping, eating out, etc. It wasn't hostile as much as it was curiosity, but it was still annoying after a few years. After graduating high school I moved to Atlanta for college and ended up staying there. People here do stare at interracial couples like they're aliens. The black men get super upset seeing a black woman with a white man, even though a ton of the black men here date outside of their race. Bad service is another not fun thing to deal with on a pretty regular basis. We pay close attention to safe restaurants to go to where our interracialness is not usually an issue and only frequent those places. I feel trapped here in Atlanta trying to maneuver around all the racism. Just because a place is diverse doesn't mean it's racially tolerant. We are looking to move from Atlanta to raise a family in a more racially tolerant area with better school systems. I currently live in buckhead, which is a rich area in Atlanta, and everyone here is highly educated, financially stable (Elton Johns high rise is down the street from me), and it's still not a place where we feel really comfortable raising a family. If you want to move to the south, Atlanta is probably the most tolerant, but it doesn't hold a candle to San Diego, CA.

Grace - posted on 10/12/2013

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My husband (white) and I lived in Maine for over 25 yrs. Most parts of Maine... as I travelled a lot, was really great place to live. There are still areas where people have never seen a black person except what they saw on TV. So educating those people was a real eye opener for them. What i found was once they got to know you, you became part of the family. Our kids had a few negative experience with kids in school and the Principal took care of it right away. 20 yrs later and the kids are still great friends. Most of the time kids see what their parents does. Yes, education goes a long way but its a bit more than that. We have to have confidence in who you are and in your character. We have to live by example so our kids have integrity, self respect and confidence as that is the only way they are going to be able to cope with negatives from all races.

Black americans from the south were the most negative towards me...I wonder why.

I taught my kids to always smile at folks when they stare at you cause they are looking at you because you are so beautiful. Our 4 kids all graduated from college and still talk about the impact that that attitude had in High school and college.
People will always stare no matter who you are.... if you look different. As a black woman I feel very proud of myself. I always smile even when I am not feeling happy. A smile defuses resentment and apprehension...most of the time. Try it, it really works.

Nissa - posted on 09/16/2013

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My husband (black) and I (white) and our two boys would like to move out of Detroit. It is not as interracial friendly as you might think especially 15 miles into the suburbs where we would like to raise a family.

Would Atlanta (& surrounding area) or California be a better bet? The problem is the cost of living and to move to California would be stupendous over Atlanta area.

Errinn - posted on 05/24/2013

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I grew up in Seattle and to me it's still the most beautiful place in the world. In school every one had friends of all ethnicities. Black kids were the star athletes (except tennis. Those were the asian kids). As such, they dated the white cheer leaders. A lot of whom are now married. People were looked at by what they did, not what they were. We learned about racism and all that like it was something that happened in a far away place a long time ago. Even as an adult Seattle is still very diverse. I think it's an excellent place for multi-ethnic families to thrive.

Nicole - posted on 05/07/2013

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My husband & I moved to Minneapolis area 9 years ago because it was in the top 10 places to live for interracial families, at the time. He's black & I'm white. We have 3 beautiful girls and haven't had too many issues. I think no matter where you are, there may be someone or someone's child who may say something they shouldn't, but that happens no matter what race we are. We had more looks in Iowa when we were younger, which is why we moved. We enjoy MN & the kids love it. The schools have been amazing and we've met wonderful people from several races who are just awesome. Good Luck!! I remember the worry we had buying our home & what would our neighbors think. Now we're all friends, so it's fantastic.

Sonia Patel - posted on 05/06/2013

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Atlanta, GA is very diverse. I'm Indian and my husband is white. Most of our friends are interracial. San Francisco is another great place for diversity, as is NYC.

User - posted on 05/01/2013

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Cary North Carolina. I m interracial child n whenever I m in Weldon or northeast NC I feel so at home because everyone looks just like me half n half.

Vickie - posted on 10/20/2010

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Some of the best cities for interracial couples are Toronto, Ontario or Vancouver, British Columbia have my votes. Both are expensive, but interracial couples ARE the norm, not the exception. I love it here!

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Minneapolis, MN is the best city for interracial couples! It's diverse and has lots of interracial couples with children.

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