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Reply to "Should Affluent Blacks Stay or Flee Blighted Communities."

I can't tell you what is right for you, but I can share an experience I shared with the board long ago.

http://africanamerica.org/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/791602...196060451#3196060451

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was born and raised in the Central area of Cleveland, OH. It was then and continues to be one of the poorest sections of the city and had all the problems that you have mentioned, crime, absentee landlords, absentee parents ...

At the age of 15, my parents purchased a home in a "better" section of town. I was encouraged to go to school and then college so that I could escape the ghetto. Upon my graduation, I returned to the Central area. I purchased and rehabbed home about four blocks from where I was raised. All of my childhood and college friends were convinved that I had lost my mind. Here was a young Black college educated and gainfully employed man that chose to live on a street that was surrounded on three sides by projects and/or vacant lots, in a community that had the lowest per capita income of anywhere in the state ...


Actually, the link is below my post.
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