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Thread starter Sade Adu Start date Jul 22, Forums The Lounge Relocation Alley. You are using an out of date browser.
It may not display this or other websites correctly. You should upgrade or use an alternative browser. Sade Adu. ed Dec 16, Messages 8, Reactions 36, 4, 2, Alleybux 24, What it's like living in San Francisco as a black woman?
Last week my sister took an Job offer as an Engineer in San Francisco, but she is afraid that she won't fit in as a black woman due to the dating scene and lack of black people and culture. She live in Atlanta all her life and have lot of friends and love socializing and feel like she will be lonely there as a Black woman.
Relocating to san francisco as a black woman
Where should she go to be around other Black people etc? ed Apr 12, Messages 45, Reactions4, 3, Alleybux 21, Princess Jellyfish. ed Nov 2, Messages 2, Reactions 22, Alleybux 83, I was actually thinking about moving out there too, even though its really expensive. I'm getting tired of LA, but I'm not ready to move out of state yet. And all the other parts of Cali are really boring. Blue Rose. ed Feb 4, Messages 5, Reactions 31, 1, Alleybux 9, Oakland, but white people are starting to move there due to Gentrification. Gomez A Batiste. ed Feb 14, Messages 5, Reactions 40, 85 Alleybux 1, Gay man, but I think I still have a lot of info to offer you about living in SF.
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I would say, if your sister can look past her issues, then it may be fun. But it can feel isolating as a professional black person in a sea full of white and Asian folks. She may want to live across the bridge i. Oakland because rent is high as FUCK unless she wants a bunch of most likely non-white roommates.
ed Dec 7, Messages 2, Reactions 18, 1, Alleybux 69, She's pretty much right. If she's not a white washed black woman that's fully aware of race relations in America, it's highly likely she won't enjoy it. Often I read about black people especially women in SF fantasizing about moving to Atlanta, Houston, Dallas, New Orleans, DC, and other more lively major cities with thriving black culture. And the dating scene there for black women is 10x times worst.
But on a lighter note it's a beautiful and very liberal city. And also it's becoming more Asian and Latino and less white. Last edited: Jul 23, Gomez A Batiste said:. Click to expand Last edited: Jul 22, MGTiger said:. SF is no longer the gay mecca it once was. I rarely here and see gay men talking about moving to SF and I know a lot of gay people of all colors. LA gay scene to me is the best in California.
ed Jun 3, Messages Reactions 2, 1, AlleybuxDo you mind being around homosexuals and hobos? Castro is some bullshit. I lived in LA for about four years and used to party my ass off and had a lot of genuine fun. I made some great, life-long friends there of ALL races.
SF can feel rather homogenous after a while. Many times I would look around and ask myself why I was living there. I ended up taking my ass to NYC, where there was way more diversity and a better selection of housing. Well, can you guys tell more about oakland? ed Nov 1, Messages 2, Reactions 13, 1, 1, Alleybux 40, ed May 17, Messages Reactions 6, Alleybux 66, I've lived in SoCal and recently moved to NorCal so can answer all your Cali questions but tbh I'm mixed and surprisingly, to me a lot of people don't even think I'm half black so I really can't give an opinion on how she will be perceived based on my experience.
Also, one thing I've noticed here is people mind their business. It's a busy business city everyone is worried about their own lives, not you. Personally, As someone who is originally from the south, she should not be worried about coming from Atlanta. There are much more opportunities here and people are VERY liberal San Francisco is very diverse. I don't live in the city as it is too damn cold and too expensive for me to be that damn cold lolz but it is really diverse.
You see people from everywhere, other than white and black there are a ton of Asians in San Fran. No shade but I think it's kind of racist to say I'm not living somewhere with a certain ethnicity. I try to understand these people and people who are racist in San Fran literally blow my mind. This city was built by immigrants!
Relate and you will find you are much more similar than you think. Also, Oakland used to be mostly black people however, it also used to be one of the most dangerous places in America and some parts are still really shady. Gentrification has a lot to do with this but as to what I've seen and learned from talking to locals it actually helped the city, most of the people who were kicked out were the gangbangers who made Oakland a dangerous place to be.
I don't recommend Oakland also bc for the price she will pay for a 5 bdrm house in Atlanta she will pay for a 1bdrm in a dodgy area in Oakland. Moral of the story San Fran is very diverse It's more like New York than LA. I have no idea where more black people are ed Feb 15, Messages 3, Reactions 40, Alleybux 27, Sade Adu said:.
ed Nov 5, Messages 2, Reactions 19, Alleybux 86, SF is classic liberal schizophrenia when it comes to race. Black women are in 4 of the major seats of political power now including the mayorbut living as a black woman means being treated like a second class citizen, being followed around by security at store after store, being in social spaces that are casually anti black, etc.
If living around black people is important to her than Oakland is really the only game in town at the current moment.
There are black folks in other spots but to my mind the problem with all of the Bay Area is that while black people may live certain places there is little black community. The SF tech industry is its own bubble here that has its own social scene which is largely white and Asian. There is a growing tech community in Oakland that is much more diverse and socially conscious. Places like the Impact Hub which was founded by black women or the Kapor Center in Oakland are specifically interested in creating community for techies of color so she should check out their events.
ed Dec 23, Messages 26, Reactions7, 2, Alleybux 12, It's been years since I lived in SF but I have mixed feelings about it It's beautiful, it's fun, there's a lot to see out there but Socially speaking, it can be difficult.