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View Poll Results: Which city is the capital of Black America in your opinion?
NYC Area 51 5.31%
Phil 17 1.77%
DC 94 9.79%
Atlanta 560 58.33%
Memphis 10 1.04%
New ORleans 24 2.50%
Houston 17 1.77%
Seattle 11 1.15%
Chicago 26 2.71%
Detroit 66 6.88%
Other (include in your reply) 10 1.04%
There is none. 74 7.71%
Voters: 960. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-12-2018, 03:59 PM
 
Location: BMORE!
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Atlanta is also pushing out its black population. Atlanta will likely resemble DC where the black population is a plurality not the majority. Not only that, but the black poverty rates are similar (Atlanta has a higher black poverty rate).

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.ef12c53a2a2d

So I agree that Atlanta is the "black mecca" but your attempts to bring down the DC area are unsubstantiated.
I'm not bringing down the DC area, I'm staunchly supporting Atlanta. Actually, Atlanta should have more poverty than the DC area as the federal government is right there; Atlanta has state government which doesn't really compare. Also, Atlanta has a slighter higher black percentage, yet Atlanta has been gentrifying far longer than DC.

DC is doing it's thing, but Atlanta is doing it better.
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Old 01-12-2018, 05:02 PM
 
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Atlanta is also pushing out its black population. Atlanta will likely resemble DC where the black population is a plurality not the majority. Not only that, but the black poverty rates are similar (Atlanta has a higher black poverty rate).

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.ef12c53a2a2d

So I agree that Atlanta is the "black mecca" but your attempts to bring down the DC area are unsubstantiated.
Then, thereís this similar article: https://mobile.nytimes.com/2013/07/2...agewanted=all&
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Old 01-12-2018, 07:46 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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I'm not bringing down the DC area, I'm staunchly supporting Atlanta. Actually, Atlanta should have more poverty than the DC area as the federal government is right there; Atlanta has state government which doesn't really compare. Also, Atlanta has a slighter higher black percentage, yet Atlanta has been gentrifying far longer than DC.

DC is doing it's thing, but Atlanta is doing it better.
You are going over the top in bringing down DC in your past few posts on this thread though. It is obvious to see.
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Old 01-12-2018, 11:47 PM
 
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Atlanta and it's not even close.
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Old 01-12-2018, 11:50 PM
 
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Not only that, but the black poverty rates are similar (Atlanta has a higher black poverty rate).
Not when you account for cost of living. You can buy a mansion in greater Atlanta for 150k. Atlanta has higher rates of black owned businesses, home ownership, employment. It's really not even close.
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Old 01-13-2018, 08:18 AM
 
Location: BMORE!
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You are going over the top in bringing down DC in your past few posts on this thread though. It is obvious to see.
I was stating facts, and the fact is that on paper, Atlanta has a better case for being the "Capital of Black America" than DC does.

If it comes off that way then I'm fine with that.
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Old 01-13-2018, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Washington State
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Why is Seattle on that list?
And they now have 7 votes.

I voted ATL.
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Old 01-13-2018, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Katy,Texas
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Not when you account for cost of living. You can buy a mansion in greater Atlanta for 150k. Atlanta has higher rates of black owned businesses, home ownership, employment. It's really not even close.
150k? Thatís not true anywhere unless your definition of a mansion is a 4 bedroom 4 bath house...
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Old 01-13-2018, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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But Atlanta doesnít have more wealth so your point is moot.
Very true
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Old 01-13-2018, 09:39 AM
 
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In terms of homeownership, the bottom of this article shows the highest percentages: https://www.thepennyhoarder.com/life...west-in-years/
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