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Mixed raced couple looking to move out of London

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sammy90 Tue 24-Jun-14 20:59:56

Hi, I have two mixed race children and looking to move out of London but want to move to a multicultural area still. Any areas best known? Please let me know thanks

Jinsei Tue 24-Jun-14 21:06:13

We're in the east midlands. Most places around here seem pretty diverse to me. We're also a mixed race family.

sammy90 Tue 24-Jun-14 21:10:08

Thank's I just don't want to move to be the only mixed race couple in the village.

lunar1 Tue 24-Jun-14 21:13:45

I'm in Manchester, most areas here are pretty mixed. Though my school choice was influenced as my catchment school is completely white, which I didn't want for my boys.

sammy90 Tue 24-Jun-14 21:23:47

I wouldn't want my children going to all white school and lose their identity of being half Caribbean and half white British. Plus the racism because they are different, plus how would the teachers treat them would it effect their education?

Sammy3 Sun 29-Jun-14 00:32:58

If you let us know which towns or villages you're considering, maybe someone here will know how multicultural they are.

sammy90 Fri 04-Jul-14 21:19:46

Southampton mabe? Just want a good mix of people from wide variety.

pigwitch Fri 04-Jul-14 21:26:02

I would say most cities are multicultural. And imo no teacher would treat any child differently because of their race/culture.

rubyflipper Fri 04-Jul-14 21:30:18

I understand your concerns. We are a mixed-race family and moved out of London 4 years ago. It was vital that we moved somewhere where means my children would not be the only dark faces in town. I'll PM you with my location as I don't want to out myself.

sammy90 Fri 04-Jul-14 21:31:17

Thanks pigwitch just haven't been out of London before and would like to benefit from country but near a smaller city like for the sake of my daughters health.

sammy90 Fri 04-Jul-14 21:32:25

Thanks rubyflipper means a lot.

SugarMiceInTheRain Fri 04-Jul-14 21:34:10

Leicester is very diverse. People seem to look down their noses a bit at Leicester but we love it.

littlesupersparks Fri 04-Jul-14 21:34:24

Bristol is a lovely city and multi cultural. I'm not sure about the schools though, some have had a bad rep in the past...

Poussay Fri 04-Jul-14 21:36:52

I'm in a mixed race couple in Bristol (DP is black, I'm white) and we haven't had any problems. Would recommend Bristol.

BuzzardBird Fri 04-Jul-14 21:38:05

I think all places in England are multi-cultural. We live in a very leafy part of Worcestershire and our DD goes to a village school. There are quite a few dual heritage children and the area is very MC so there are none of your solo braincelled racists.

gamerchick Fri 04-Jul-14 21:39:37

Hang on a minute.. if somebody came on here and said they wanted their kids to go to an all white school rather than mixing with black kids and mixed race they would be shredded on here. Fucking hell!

I do totally see where you're coming from but saying that is well off!

sammy90 Fri 04-Jul-14 21:43:23

Well the only reason I have asked this question is because a friend of mine, went live in Norfolk for sometime with her mixed race child half black and half white, where none or the children in his school was allowed to talk to him the teachers ignored him and he experienced a dreadful time. This has made me bring this topic up. I'm considering all areas.

sammy90 Fri 04-Jul-14 21:44:29

Thank you all for our replies it means everything as I dont have a clue where to start and know I do by talking to you mums, thank you.

pigwitch Fri 04-Jul-14 21:45:09

Why is it off - Gamerchick?

The op is asking for locations where different cultures live?

PurplePidjin Fri 04-Jul-14 21:46:55

I live in a small, semi-rural town south of Southampton. DS is half white, half black Carribean and 19 months old.

He has a couple of mixed race buddies already alongside several of various non-British origins. We walk past the local Primary school to get to various activities and while it's predominantly white faces there's a significant minority of other shades of Person. So far I as the white parent have encountered no racism, and DP hasn't mentioned anything - in fact, we're regularly stopped on the street and his hair/smile/eyes are complimented by random older people! (he's often on my back in the sling too, which probably marks us out as Different more than anything else)

Outside London isn't some scary, racist hot-bed of Britain First supporting Daily Mail reading bigots wink PM me if you like

lljkk Fri 04-Jul-14 21:50:14

Sorry to Buzzard, I live in rural Norfolk & multi-cultural it ain't.
I don't perceive as bad an experience as Sammy describes, but I can understand why she's wary. 4 kids at DC primary of 300 children who are not English white. Secondaries no more diverse. DD can think of only 1 nonwhite kid in her cohort of 200.

gamerchick Fri 04-Jul-14 21:53:50

Nothing wrong with the question.. wording it in a racist way is off and it was racist.

but again i've said it before, you can't be racist towards white people can you? hmm

The area I live in is predominantly white but the few families that have joined my sons primary have been well welcomed.. they are lovely happy thriving kids. Don't assume that everywhere outside London is racist because it isn't.

sammy90 Fri 04-Jul-14 21:59:46

Iijkk thank you for putting that there. Sorry to hear that you have encountered these bad experiences and for coming forward. thanks

BuzzardBird Fri 04-Jul-14 22:05:35

Avoid Norfolk then I reckon?

sammy90 Fri 04-Jul-14 22:07:45

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