While interracial marriages are on the rise, some states have been integrating their love affairs for a long time. As natural melting pots, New York City and Los Angeles are often looked up to as the friendliest places for interracial datingthey actually match the national average for new mixed race marriages. Known more for flower power and a throbbing musical beat, San Francisco is one of the most integrated cities in the Continental United States. Less than half the population declares an all-white heritage.
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View detailed profile Advanced or search site with Search Forums Advanced. I've witnessed it and experienced it also. There is a strong vein of racism and bigotry in many black men who feel the freedom to express it openly.
I've known black men who date white women exclusively that still hate when white men date black women. We live in a society that ignores or excuses this behavior in black men.
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Keep in mind: Portland is a very politically correct town that will never acknowledge that these types of double standards and hypocrisy exist. I think most people in Oregon are pretty open-minded. There are wonderful people all over the state. I also lived in Corvallis and it wouldn't be a problem there or Eugene, you will be welcomed by some very kind folks out there.
Even Bend is more liberal than most people realize, I lived out there too and everyone is extremely nice. I would probably avoid the smaller towns in central Oregon only because there are so many old people out there and they don't understand times have changed but other than that you'd be fine. Just stay away from old people!!!
I would stay in the Willamette Valley for sure - much more liberal than the east side of Oregon. I am originally from Lake Oswego suburb of Portland which is predominately white BUT 3 of my best friends growing up were black, and my neighbors were an interracial couple.
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Lots of Asians there too. It's not a big deal. Nobody will care if you're near Portland or Eugene. Williamette valley and Portland area for sure. You won't have any problems pretty much anywhere in OR, however.
Good luck to you! That is probably the best advice I've ever heard. I like it.
I guess that explains why my dad walks around with summer clothes and winter clothes combined sometimes. Thanks I will pass on that wisdom!
Originally Posted by Lootmeister. NW portland is quite tolerant of such if you ask me. Areas you dont want to be interracial and live: Boring Damascus Troutdale Beaverton Hillsboro Basically hick or hoity toity towns. Originally Posted by shamus. When I think Oregon, intolerant is one the last words I'd use to describe the state. Well, except if you try to pump your own gas. We were thinking of moving to Florence OR but my wife is concerned because we are a mixed interracial couple, we would be treated differently every time we have dinner at a public place, or attend a movie or go to the grocery store together.
Personally, I see no color and it would not bother me but because she is concerned and with due causeI must be mindful of her feelings and concerns.
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On top of all that, she is highly educated. She is articulate and very intelligent. Does anyone here know how interracial or black people are currently treated or accepted in Florence OR? Any input would be very appreciated. Originally Posted by Leisesturm. I ed today to post this question.
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I'm glad I searched first. Reading this thread has been interesting and conflicting. Salem, I have to say is not the very best place to be in an interracial relationship.
In NYC no one dares accost a stranger like that except in Craigslist. My GF loved the ignorance and hostility, it strengthened her resolve to ram her liberal white opinions in the face of who didn't like it. Eventually it all became too much and I moved back to NYC.
Fast forward to the present. A new life, a new love, but same dynamic. I want to return to Oregon with her. She is of much more tender sensibilities than my feisty ex though and absolutely does not want to live someplace where we might encounter overt hostility because of our lifestyle choice. I've told her I 'think' Portland will be much more tolerant than Salem but I really didn't know. Sarausa doesn't think much of Portland's openness but I have to think an African American's opportunities for finding work will be better in Portland than McMinniville or Dayton.
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View detailed profiles of: Portland, Oregon. Eugene, Oregon. Salem, Oregon. Interracial couples in Oregon Portland: dating, single, African American. User Name. Remember Me. View detailed profile Advanced or search site with. Search Forums Advanced. 4 of 5. Location: Everywhere posts, readtimes Reputation: Location: Jacksonville, FL 27 posts, read 69, times Reputation: Quote: Originally Posted by shamus When I think Oregon, intolerant is one the last words I'd use to describe the state.
California is much more diverse but much less tolerant. Quote: Originally Posted by Leisesturm I ed today to post this question.
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