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Old 05-17-2010, 06:20 AM
 
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Actually, PG County is. DeKalb County is a close second.

Yep, yep.
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Old 05-17-2010, 09:57 AM
 
Location: Southern Minnesota
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Compared to most major world cities, you just cant be black and attain the standard of living found in metro Atl.
This is false. There are many well-to-do blacks here in the Twin Cities area, and that also holds true for Chicago, Seattle, Boston, Madison, and pretty much any city in the U.S.
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Old 05-17-2010, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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This is false. There are many well-to-do blacks here in the Twin Cities area, and that also holds true for Chicago, Seattle, Boston, Madison, and pretty much any city in the U.S.
No, it isn't. There are of course black professionals in most major cities, but nowhere NEAR the level found here.

And LOL at Seattle, Boston and Madison, of all places.
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Old 05-17-2010, 10:28 AM
 
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No, it isn't. There are of course black professionals in most major cities, but nowhere NEAR the level found here.

And LOL at Seattle, Boston and Madison, of all places.

Yet another great post from Brother John...
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Old 05-17-2010, 10:40 AM
 
Location: ATL
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Actually, PG County is. DeKalb County is a close second.

Actually Dekalb is #1 by numbers. On paper PG County makes more money because its very expensive. You can make 70k in PG but u can only afford an apartment. You can make 60k in Dekalb and have a house. PG County is in no way shape or form wealthy. You have a few area's that are nice but most of the county is has horrible crimes daily, PG County had more carjackings than the state of VA. Dekalb is #1. PG County makes more money because its more expensive in that area but Dekalb County was much much nicer than PG
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Old 05-17-2010, 10:45 AM
 
Location: ITP - City of Atlanta Proper
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No, it isn't. There are of course black professionals in most major cities, but nowhere NEAR the level found here.

And LOL at Seattle, Boston and Madison, of all places.

Haha! I'm not sure if it was a joke or just a coincidence, but those cities would all be at the bottom of the list of cities with a large amount of A-A professionals.

If the question is do A-A professionals exist in quantity in those cities: Yes.

However, do they have literally hundreds of thousands and large swaths of their metro inhabited by them: No
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Old 05-17-2010, 10:47 AM
 
Location: West Midtown Atlanta
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Actually Dekalb is #1 by numbers. On paper PG County makes more money because its very expensive. You can make 70k in PG but u can only afford an apartment. You can make 60k in Dekalb and have a house. PG County is in no way shape or form wealthy. You have a few area's that are nice but most of the county is has horrible crimes daily, PG County had more carjackings than the state of VA. Dekalb is #1. PG County makes more money because its more expensive in that area but Dekalb County was much much nicer than PG

I disagree, PG and Dekalb are pretty much neck and neck in regards to crime and nice and not so nice areas. Ill even go so far as to say that areas in PG like St. Barnabus/Ft. Washington look similar to areas in Dekalb like Redan Rd and South and North Hairston area. And the residents act the exact same. PG and Dekalb are both filled with suburban gangsters...kids from middle class homes trying to act hard. PG and Dekalb were always mirrir images of each other IMO. PG County is Maryland to by the way homeboi....lol
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Old 05-17-2010, 11:04 AM
 
Location: ATL
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I disagree, PG and Dekalb are pretty much neck and neck in regards to crime and nice and not so nice areas. Ill even go so far as to say that areas in PG like St. Barnabus/Ft. Washington look similar to areas in Dekalb like Redan Rd and South and North Hairston area. And the residents act the exact same. PG and Dekalb are both filled with suburban gangsters...kids from middle class homes trying to act hard. PG and Dekalb were always mirrir images of each other IMO. PG County is Maryland to by the way homeboi....lol

PG County has way more crime than Dekalb. Doesnt even compare. Dekalb has more nicer upper class AA neighborhoods than PG. Suburban gangsters are in every suburb in America. Dekalb wins!
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Old 05-17-2010, 11:22 AM
 
Location: West Midtown Atlanta
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PG County has way more crime than Dekalb. Doesnt even compare. Dekalb has more nicer upper class AA neighborhoods than PG. Suburban gangsters are in every suburb in America. Dekalb wins!

LOL....actually not really. I went to school in DC, PG county has a bigger population than Dekalb, and the murder rate is actually about the same. Both average annually about 75-125 a year. So with Dekalb being smaller I would say that per capita, crime wise its worse than PG. Anyone who has spent any time in both of these areas can see that both are almost identical.

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Old 05-17-2010, 12:04 PM
 
Location: ITP
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It's not really a question of whether blacks are able to succeed in other metros--but rather the fact that a substantial portion of black professionals prefer Atlanta or other southern metros like Charlotte, Dallas, and Houston. I think this is more of a case of other regions in the US experiencing a brain drain of college-educated blacks, or whom a sizeable portion seemingly prefer metros that offer cultural amenities that cater towards African American culture. It's rather unsurprising that most of the metros that are experiencing a sharp increase in their respective black populations are located in the South--which is, after all, the ancestoral homeland of most black Americans. I include the DC area in this category since it historically exhibited the same historical trends as the rest of the South in regards to having a large population of slaves and free people of color before the Civil War.
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