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Let Logic Prevail 1
It is I WhyWhyWhy 1
Joe Blow 1
DatBoyHooD 1
Judas 1
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Mamasaurus --- 3 years ago -

Hello,
I am relocating to Texas from out of state. Could use some feedback from those familiar with Kingwood. We have a young white family and are in the process of adopting a black child. We are looking to live in a somewhat diverse, middle class area. Someplace where we won't encounter racism. We plan to send our kids to private school. Would we have a hard time in Kingwood or would we be welcomed. Opinions? 

Prolix Raconteur --- 3 years ago -

Many decades ago Kingwood, like most suburbs, was a destination of the "white flight" from the inner city. Today, there's a great deal of diversity and I certainly haven't seen or am not aware of any episodes of outright racism. People from many backgrounds, ethnicities and cultures reside in my neighborhood and everybody gets along for the most part. 

Myra801 --- 3 years ago -

There is racism everywhere but from what I have noticed in this area it is more about your behaviour. People will tear into a white Methhead just as quickly as they will tear into a Black man burglarizing cars. It's not about the color so much...or it isn't now from what I can tell.

I think you will find Kingwood to be plenty diverse and congratulations on the new addition to your household. That you are asking the tough questions to protect the child is a good sign of what kinds of parents you will be. 

SoupIsGoodFood --- 3 years ago -

Troll alert 

Joe Blow --- 3 years ago -

Don't let this message board be your indicator if you read all the threads here. Soup is a troll, for example.

Texas is the problem. Houston has diversity. 

Myra801 --- 3 years ago -

Texas is the problem. Houston has diversity.?

I just know I'm going to regret asking...how is Texas the problem in your opinion? 

jackass --- 3 years ago -

Biggest problem you?ll find in kingwood is alcoholism mixed with troubled marriages...makes for a fun Saturday night at Molly?s though. 

AwesomeTattooedDragon --- 3 years ago -

There are black children all over Kingwood, and I had a child in school here, and she was color blind. People get more excited over who you vote for, than what color your skin is. Welcome to Kingwood! 

fuzz81 --- 3 years ago -

how is Texas the problem in your opinion??

Too many trumpflakes and zero intelligence extremist republicans 

Judas --- 3 years ago -

 

Myra801 --- 3 years ago -

Biggest problem you?ll find in kingwood is alcoholism mixed with troubled marriages

What is up with that? So many women boozers around here. "Lushes" were what my Mother would call them back in the day.

I mean, I know it isn't just women. I'm just saying I have noticed many women around here do love the alcoholic beverages. Wine-imbibing became a fad that really took a hold with some womenfolk.

Alcohol is a bad thing; you never truly know how much you are susceptible to addiction until it has you. :(

I'll hurt someone for my morning glass of tea and that's just tea! :( 

RayofHope --- 3 years ago -

Kingwood is not particularly diverse, but you should not have problems in Kingwood with a black child. 

gumbeauxgirl --- 3 years ago -

I wouldn't call Kingwood diverse. 

Mamasaurus --- 3 years ago -

Thank you all for the replies. I noticed on city data that Humble area is 31 percent black but Kingwood is 72 percent white and only 6 percent black. I was just curious why that was and wanted to make sure I wasn't missing something.
We did a short visit and really liked Kingwood. 

Mamasaurus --- 3 years ago -


Texas is the problem. Houston has diversity


Honestly, I'm not very familiar with Texas culture or history. This move was job related and sudden. Your making me nervous now :p 

Butterbean --- 3 years ago -

Please live where you want to live. No place is perfect or perfectly balanced ethnically.

Texas has history of racial bias. Tacit slavery did not end with the Civil War. Mexicans and Spanish heritage people were (and in some places, still are) discriminated against.

Live wherever you wish and make a difference in your neighborhood. 

SoupIsGoodFood --- 3 years ago -

You guys bit hard.

I warned ya. 

kgnn --- 3 years ago -

I raised my bi-racial daughter here from second grade and she is 24 now, I don?t think she ever encountered a problem regarding her race.
If there was a problem, it was ignorant adults towards me ... kids these days are color blind.. 

It is I WhyWhyWhy --- 3 years ago -

Every city, state and country has people that are racist. In the south people that a racist will put a confederate flag in their truck and proudly drive it around. In the north its hidden but still very real.

Kingwood is a great community and I think your kids will be more likely have an issue with a mean kid than a racist kid. 

DatBoyHooD --- 3 years ago -

Gotta love liberals that bash Texas, yet live here.they could always go to a blue state with a crap economy or a blue state that leads in the supplement poverty measure 

roer de pot --- 3 years ago -

What is up with that? So many women boozers around here

It happens when women choose to stay home and "raise" kids; once the children are school age, they continue to stay home without an education or career and tend to get bored. They cope with pills and booze.

Gotta love liberals that bash Texas, yet live here

Houston is a very, very blue city; I suppose conservatives could move to the boonies so they won't have to deal with the progress and luxuries liberals provide to them. 

Prolix Raconteur --- 3 years ago -

they won't have to deal with the progress and luxuries liberals provide to them.

Like outdated reverse-racism affirmative action programs, men using women's restrooms, $15/hour mandatory wages that drive business away, sanctuary cities, Obamacare? Those luxuries? 

Let Logic Prevail --- 3 years ago -

Gotta love liberals that bash Texas, yet live here.they could always go to a blue state with a crap economy or a blue state that leads in the supplement poverty measure?


Oil is the only thing that saves Texas. 

Prolix Raconteur --- 3 years ago -

Oil is the only thing that saves Texas

It's a little more complex than that. Texas is now a leading producer of crude oil on a global scale. We also have the highest refining capacity in the world. Houston specifically has a leading world class medical industry and all the peripheral trades thereof. Dallas is a national banking and finance center. 

Matalli --- 3 years ago -

I think the most important part of your initial post is that you plan to send your kids to private school. To get to a top quality private school, you would have to leave Kingwood, and it's really not worth it to pay the property taxes here in Kingwood and pay private school tuition. The schools in Kingwood are very good. 

Mamasaurus --- 3 years ago -

worth it to pay the property taxes here in Kingwood and pay private school tuition. The schools in Kingwood are very good.?
That's a good point. Some of the private schools we've looked at are quite expensive. Do you know anything about Humble Christian School? We we're interested in sending them there because it's affordable and diverse. We found some in the Woodlands but they are 15,000-20,000 per yr per child....another reason we were looking at Kingwood.
We do realize that Kingwood has good public schools, we like this as a fallback and for home resale 

Mamasaurus --- 3 years ago -

... kids these days are color blind..?
Thank you. Your testimony is helpful! 

Matalli --- 3 years ago -

I don't know anything about Humble Christian School. It's quite a drive from my house in the back of Kingwood (25 minutes with no traffic). I wish you luck! 

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