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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

 
 
Old 11-20-2010, 06:37 PM
 
Location: GA-TX
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The stats aren't too dissimilar, but the difference is that DC actually has ethnic urban neighborhoods within the city (e.g., Chinatown, Little Ethiopia). There's a meshing together of different nationalities in DC that's more palpable than in Atlanta, which isn't too surprising since it's more of a traditionally urban city and the nation's capital.

You need to drive along Buford highway to northcross if need them separated. I don't know how seprated niegborhoods is seen as diverse.
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Old 11-20-2010, 06:37 PM
 
Location: Atlanta ,GA
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Unfortunately, the popular perception of that history is overwhelmingly negative. I think that, in part, has held Birmingham back even to this day.
No corruption has held back B-ham if there was one thing above all.
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Old 11-20-2010, 06:46 PM
 
Location: metro ATL
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You need to drive along Buford highway to northcross if need them separated. I don't know how seprated niegborhoods is seen as diverse.
I have a good friend who used to live along Buford Hwy, so I'm well aware of the Asian diversity in particular that exists there. But again, that's not in the city and those aren't traditionally urban neighborhoods.

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No corruption has held back B-ham if there was one thing above all.
You do have a point.
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Old 11-20-2010, 08:04 PM
 
Location: Under the lovely Southern sky
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I voted for Atlanta, which is the most logical in my oppinion since I've been there a lot, but I've also been to Memphis. Looks like that choice wasn't bery popular, but when I was down there last I thought it was a very good example of a Black capital. I don't know how else to put that. Also Detroit has to get something. But overall I think Atlanta is the Black capital in my oppinion. Sure DC is a good choice too, but it's more culturally mixed than anything else. I think it's like NyC. It's all mixed, even if it may be black dominant. God I ain't good with words. lol

Jessie
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Old 11-20-2010, 08:31 PM
 
Location: GA-TX
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I have a good friend who used to live along Buford Hwy, so I'm well aware of the Asian diversity in particular that exists there. But again, that's not in the city and those aren't traditionally urban neighborhoods.


Oh, you're one of those "has to be in the city limits and urban or it doesn't count CD people. Nevermind then.
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Old 11-20-2010, 08:32 PM
 
Location: metro ATL
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Oh, you're one of those "has to be in the city limits and urban or it doesn't count CD people. Nevermind then.
I didn't say "it doesn't count"; I said there's a difference in terms of how that diversity is integrated within and throughout the city and its urban fabric which is why the diversity of Atlanta and DC manifests itself in distinct ways. That was my point. Similar stats, different ways in which they are expressed.
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Old 11-20-2010, 11:57 PM
 
Location: Macon, GA
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Bigger question, why is Seattle even in this poll and who is the one person that voted for it.
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Old 11-21-2010, 01:40 AM
 
Location: The Greatest city on Earth: City of Atlanta Proper
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The stats aren't too dissimilar, but the difference is that DC actually has ethnic urban neighborhoods within the city (e.g., Chinatown, Little Ethiopia). There's a meshing together of different nationalities in DC that's more palpable than in Atlanta, which isn't too surprising since it's more of a traditionally urban city and the nation's capital.
Chinatowns or Little {ethnic group here} enclaves aren't diversity, but echos of the segregated past. I for one am glad Atlanta doesn't have those types of places. If it makes us seem less cosmopolitan, so be it. We already have enough scars to deal with in that regard.

Point blank though, Chinatown or not, Atlanta is every bit as diverse than DC whether it's the city proper or metro as a whole.
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Old 11-21-2010, 01:41 AM
 
Location: The Greatest city on Earth: City of Atlanta Proper
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Bigger question, why is Seattle even in this poll and who is the one person that voted for it.
It was probably this guy...

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Old 11-21-2010, 04:06 AM
 
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Bigger question, why is Seattle even in this poll and who is the one person that voted for it.
another question, why is Memphis tied with Seattle for last place? I'm not saying it should be Memphis, I voted for Atlanta, but the fact that it's tied with Seattle is crazy to me. Memphis is 63% Black, Seattle is 8% Black. They're far from comparable.
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