In recent years, the city of Dallas, Texas has become as a melting pot of cultures, lifestyles, and the history of African Americans
in the city such as the story of the civil rights movement in Dallas during the 1930’s. There is currently a striking growth among the black population in the Dallas area. African Americans have continued to migrate to Dallas regardless of the fact that the city is unjustifiably perceived to be less friendly especially when compared to other cities like Chicago and Atlanta.
In the area of Education for Instance, it is said that recruiting education reformers to the city of Dallas is always a troublesome process. Even in the area of litigation, there is a constant struggle for the recruitment of African American attorneys in Dallas which is why about 100 African American students law groups are been persuaded through letters and other incentives to apply for jobs in Dallas. The state board of Education in Texas has been considering a proposal which has been adopted by the Dallas Independent School District to adopt an African American course requirements to be used all across the state of Texas.
One of the highlights of development in the Education of African Americans in Dallas are reflected in so many examples that are abound in the city. For Instance the African American Museum of Dallas, established since 1974. This museum concerns itself with the preservation of African American history. Its shared history with Bishop college, a historically African American College which was closed in 1988 and its subsistence even though it has been operated independently since 1979 points to the metamorphosis of the African American demographics in Dallas, Texas. Dallas boasts of about 18 colleges and universities with a vibrant education/healthcare sector.
According to reports which outlines the significant demographic shifts of the current decade, the southern cities particularly the city of Dallas has welcomed thousands of African American professionals. Available data from the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC indicates that the Dallas-Fort Worth Metro area coming behind Atlanta, Houston and Charlotte ranked number 4 in the movement of African Americans from 2008 to 2016 which means a yearly average of 7,678 new African American residents move to Dallas. Dallas has therefore emerged as an attraction for African Americans just like its other closely ranked counterparts.
The New Great Migration, a term that demographers have used to refer to the reversal of the Great Migration to the North and from popular cities like New York and Los Angeles by African Americans has seen African Americans repopulating the southern cities since around the 1990’s. Dallas has benefitted immensely from this development. The initial great migration was done in search of more tolerant communities and better employment opportunities, and the reversal is attributed to the explosion of college educated African Americans in states like Georgia and Texas.
Median Home value around the Dallas region is $285,000 as it has continued to rise, and is currently sitting around 24%. Asides Home Value in Dallas, rental prices in Dallas for a 2 bedroom apartment ranges from $1200 to $1500 which some may consider to be a bit high. This news should however not discourage African Americans because the Dallas job market is arguably the fastest growing in the United States. The current median household annual salary ranges from $47,285 to an annual salary of $53,626 according to data from census.gov. The Bureau of Labor statistics also indicated the yearly percentage of job growth in Dallas to be the highest among the 12 largest metro areas in the United States reaching around 3.1%.
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