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View Poll Results: Which city is the capital of Black America in your opinion?
NYC Area 59 4.88%
Phil 22 1.82%
DC 115 9.51%
Atlanta 717 59.31%
Memphis 18 1.49%
New ORleans 31 2.56%
Houston 24 1.99%
Seattle 12 0.99%
Chicago 29 2.40%
Detroit 80 6.62%
Other (include in your reply) 13 1.08%
There is none. 89 7.36%
Voters: 1209. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-17-2018, 03:25 PM
 
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But then I'm forced to think about how much of that would be true if Atlanta hadn't had such a low cost of living which has always made it an easier choice for most of the Black population which have very modest incomes. Couldn't it be argued that affordability is the primary factor contributing to ATL being our mecca?
Certainly that plays a significant role and that can't be denied. But then you have to ask why Atlanta attracted so many more Black migrants over the years compared to other sizable Southern cities which are also affordable and the significance of other factors working in Atlanta's favor (e.g., progressive Black political leadership, a strong and rapidly growing economy, an extensive Black cultural infrastructure, etc) become clear.
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Old 01-17-2018, 04:28 PM
 
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Certainly that plays a significant role and that can't be denied. But then you have to ask why Atlanta attracted so many more Black migrants over the years compared to other sizable Southern cities which are also affordable and the significance of other factors working in Atlanta's favor (e.g., progressive Black political leadership, a strong and rapidly growing economy, an extensive Black cultural infrastructure, etc) become clear.
There's no doubt that Atlanta has always led the South in this regard. It would seem that the city proper's small geographic size has secured the Black population as a majority in the past. This has resulted in long standing political clout that sets the groundwork for progress in our community. Meanwhile, in larger cities like Houston, Blacks have always been a minority group with less power in the city, despite being large in number and having a rate of wealth and educational attainment that's comparable to Atlanta.
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Old 01-17-2018, 04:33 PM
 
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There's no doubt that Atlanta has always led the South in this regard. My theory is that the city proper's small geographic size has secured the Black population as a majority in the past. This has resulted in long standing political clout that sets the groundwork for progress in our community. Meanwhile, in larger cities like Houston, Blacks have always been a minority group with less power in the city, despite being large in number and having a rate of wealth and educational attainment that's comparable to Atlanta.
I pretty much agree with that, and the same is true of DC with its fixed political boundaries.
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Old 01-17-2018, 04:51 PM
 
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I pretty much agree with that, and the same is true of DC with its fixed political boundaries.
Yeah it really seems that a Black majority + Black educational institutions are the two things necessary to be an ultimate mecca.
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Old 01-17-2018, 04:58 PM
 
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Old 01-17-2018, 07:04 PM
 
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No. Somewhere between the top 5 - top 10


I would put Detroit, Philly, Memphis, Charlotte, The Triangle over Houston in that area if you look at these area from the 60s up until now
You're full of it. Houston is Third Honor. I said what I said.
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Old 01-17-2018, 08:47 PM
 
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I wonder what the Asian and Latino/Hispanic Capital is? Oh, am I in the wrong thread or they just don't care?
I'm guessing the Bay Area would be it for Asians. Miami-Dade is obviously the Latin mecca of the US.

The White mecca would be Seattle or maybe Minneapolis.
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Old 01-17-2018, 08:59 PM
 
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I wonder what the Asian and Latino/Hispanic Capital is? Oh, am I in the wrong thread or they just don't care?
Obviously you're in the wrong thread.
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Old 01-17-2018, 09:09 PM
 
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I'm guessing the Bay Area would be it for Asians. Miami-Dade is obviously the Latin mecca of the US.

The White mecca would be Seattle or maybe Minneapolis.
I've never heard of any of those minorities claim any of the sort in real life nor on CD.. none of the other minorities cares nor self segregates in specifics topics as much...
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Old 01-17-2018, 09:11 PM
 
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I've never heard of any of those minorities claim any of the sort in real life nor on CD.. noone else cares or self segregates as much.
Here you go, hijacking a thread once more because the topic vexes you. Ignore it and leave us alone dude.
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