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View Poll Results: which city would you want to live in, think it's nice..etc. Detroit, Atlanta, or Philadelphia?
Detroit 29 7.02%
Atlanta 163 39.47%
Philadelphia 221 53.51%
Voters: 413. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-11-2009, 05:25 PM
 
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If you don't think Liberia was colonized, then you're smoking something.


All of the actions and "benefits" of colonization were undertaken...albeit by people of the same race as the colonized.
Liberia was a colony for ex-American slaves. It operated as an independent nation.
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Old 09-11-2009, 08:51 PM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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Why are they poor? Why is it that the majority of black areas in the U.S. are poor?

Lithonia is NOT upscale. Why do people claim such? It is middle class.
Ellenwood is NOT upscale. It is lower-middle to middle class.
Cedar Grove is NOT upscale
Arabia Mountain is not a town, but more or less a small section of a small area.
Cascade Heights has some upper middle class neighborhoods, but they are surrounded by places such as Adamsville, or other nearby areas, locations where the crime rate is high and you find bars on windows.
Fairburn is NOT upscale. It is a lower-middle to middle class suburb.
Camp Creek is mostly middle class, with a few upper middle class subdivisions. Down the road, however, it's dangerous.

None of the barely majority white suburbs you mention have well assimilated blacks. In all of these locations, whites are leaving because blacks are moving in, changing the composition of the schools (which tends to drive up the disruption. They also tend to have greater cases of violence), and because they want to live amongst their own, the same reason blacks are moving there. Blacks see the changes occurring, and they want to be around their own, figuring that many of these places will flip in due time.
Well, what do I know? I've only lived here my entire life. If there is anybody here that agrees with your ludicrous assertions, I'd like to hear from them. I stand by what I said.
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Old 09-11-2009, 08:53 PM
 
Location: Long Island/NYC
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I'd rather live in Atlanta by far.

Philadelphia is #2.
Detroit is #3.
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Old 09-11-2009, 08:57 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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Probably Atlanta 1st, then Philadelphia.

While Metro Detroit has its charms, its not really a place I can picture myself livin in.
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Old 09-11-2009, 10:15 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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Everything you mention is easily refutable. I've gone through it multiple times with other posters. There's so many holes that can be poked through it, which I might do this weekend if I have the time.
Great..I'll be looking out for it :-).
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Old 09-12-2009, 12:15 AM
 
Location: The Left Toast
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not 5% ,at least 10% at least. 10% are dealing with maichine gun bullets rip through their houses in the ghetto at 2AM. 15% ae dealing with serious crime, and about 25% are dealing with stolen property, and auto theft and other stolen stuff. 20% deal with petty crimes.
I know this is old BUT.............MACHINE GUN BULLETS AT 2AM??!!
GET a frigging grip, U sound like one of those guys on a 70's cop show, or better yet TJ Hooker from the 80's.. Alright Will Shatner.. (LOL)
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Old 09-12-2009, 12:27 AM
 
Location: alive in the superunknown
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Philly because it drips with history and character. No comment on Detroit as I have never been. Atlanta was cool, but not as cool as Philly!
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Old 09-12-2009, 06:45 AM
 
Location: metro ATL
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Everything you mention is easily refutable. I've gone through it multiple times with other posters. There's so many holes that can be poked through it, which I might do this weekend if I have the time.
Since you're shooting down everyone else's responses to your question, why don't you answer your own question then? I'd be quite interested to see your reponse.
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Old 09-12-2009, 08:11 AM
 
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Well, what do I know? I've only lived here my entire life. If there is anybody here that agrees with your ludicrous assertions, I'd like to hear from them. I stand by what I said.
I'm a life-long METRO ATLANTAN.

I have lived on all sides of the metro.

I know the areas you speak of, and I've actually lived in some of those areas. I've seen the changes, and I know the truth about those areas. I'm not going to a apply different economic classification to majority black areas as opposed to white areas. Why do that, when it's dishonest?
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Old 09-12-2009, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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I'm a life-long METRO ATLANTAN.

I have lived on all sides of the metro.

I know the areas you speak of, and I've actually lived in some of those areas. I've seen the changes, and I know the truth about those areas. I'm not going to a apply different economic classification to majority black areas as opposed to white areas. Why do that, when it's dishonest?
I'm not sure what this statement means. However, you have in an earlier post characterized Lithonia as only middle-class at best with no upper-middle class neighborhoods. A drive along Stone Mountain-Lithonia Road will quickly disprove that. Lithonia is widely acknowledged as one of the metro's most upscale A-A communities.
You also pooh-pooh my list of diverse suburbs, saying that if anything they are victims of white flight. White flight was a 60's-70's phenomenon...it isn't occurring today, and in suburbs such as Mableton, Lawrenceville and Douglasville whites and blacks are co-existing quite comfortably. To allege that Atlanta whites are running for the hills at the prospect of blacks moving in does a terrible disservice to our city on this forum as well as being simply untrue.
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