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View Poll Results: Will Atlanta become apart of the Birmingham CSA one day?
They will join as one 17 20.99%
They will remain seperate 64 79.01%
Voters: 81. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-27-2011, 02:24 PM
 
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Its not racist at the slightest bit, I am white, I dont see any Asians or Hispanics in Atlanta and for a metro of 6 million it only has 800K Asians and Hispanics combined. Thats pathetic.

Peachtree corridor is urban? Give me a break, can it go against urban nabes in Philly, Boston, Baltimore, DC, Chicago, SF, NYC, LA, Miami, Pittsburgh, Paris, London, Berlin, Beijing, etc? Are you on drugs?? Those are true urban cities, not Atlanta. Theres nothing urban about Atlanta.. take it from someone who take honor of visiting real urban places.. which Atlanta lacks

So Africans, and West Indian people don't count becuase their skin is black?

Ok, so the peachtree corridor is rural, you win buddy.
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Old 01-27-2011, 02:32 PM
 
Location: ITP - City of Atlanta Proper
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Everybody knows that Atlanta is not diversed. The majority of the people in Atlanta is Black, and I'm hispanic. It is not a matter of racism, it is a matter that is a fact.
No, the majority of the people in Atlanta aren't black (if it were, so what).

Atlanta is diverse no matter what you think "everybody knows".

For example, DC looks like this:

Washington-Baltimore CSA (Washington-Baltimore-Northern Virginia, DC-MD-VA-WV CSA - ACS Demographic and Housing Estimates: 2006-2008)
56.2% White Non-Hispanic
25.9% Black Non-Hispanic
8.9% Hispanic
6.7% Asian
1.8% Two or More Races
US Census Diversity Index: .604

Atlanta looks like this:

Atlanta CSA (Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Gainesville, GA-AL CSA - ACS Demographic and Housing Estimates: 2006-2008)
54.8% White Non-Hispanic
29.9% Black Non-Hispanic
9.7% Hispanic
3.9% Asian
1.1% Two or more races
US Census Diversity Index: .599

Compare that with say Boston (which is truly not that diverse):

Boston-Providence CSA (Boston-Worcester-Manchester, MA-RI-NH CSA - ACS Demographic and Housing Estimates: 2006-2008)
80.2% White Non-Hispanic
5.1% Black Non-Hispanic
7.8% Hispanic
4.6% Asian
1.3% Two or More Races
US Census Diversity Index: .346

Or Miami (which is diverse, but lacks many Asians)

Miami MSA (doesn't have a CSA: Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area - ACS Demographic and Housing Estimates: 2006-2008)
38.4% White Non-Hispanic
19.2% Black Non-Hispanic
38.9% Hispanic
2.1% Asian
0.9% Two or more races
US Census Diversity Index: .663
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Old 01-27-2011, 02:34 PM
 
Location: The City
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How far are Birmingham and Atlanta from each other, is there a lot of developed cohesion. I honestly know nothing of it outside seeing signs for it on the highways in Atlanta
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Old 01-27-2011, 02:36 PM
 
Location: ITP - City of Atlanta Proper
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How far are Birmingham and Atlanta from each other, is there a lot of developed cohesion. I honestly know nothing of it outside seeing signs for it on the highways in Atlanta
First question: 147 miles
Second question: None what so ever.
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Old 01-27-2011, 02:39 PM
 
Location: The City
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First question: 147 miles
Second question: None what so ever.

well that being said it would seem no on the question

thx
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Old 01-27-2011, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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The majority is white. Look at the metro bro. Besides that why don't ethnic groups count? The argument is silly otherwise.
White persons, percent, 2000 (a) 33.2%

[b]Black persons, percent, 2000 (a) 61.4%

American Indian and Alaska Native persons, percent, 2000 (a) 0.2%

Asian persons, percent, 2000 (a) 1.9% 2.1%

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, percent, 2000 (a) 0.1%


Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin, percent, 2000 (b) 4.5%

This info was gathered from Atlanta (city) QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau

From a government website so you know this information is right. This info clearly shows that there is a lack of diversity in atlanta.
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Old 01-27-2011, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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No, the majority of the people in Atlanta aren't black (if it were, so what).

Atlanta is diverse no matter what you think "everybody knows".

For example, DC looks like this:

Washington-Baltimore CSA (Washington-Baltimore-Northern Virginia, DC-MD-VA-WV CSA - ACS Demographic and Housing Estimates: 2006-2008)
56.2% White Non-Hispanic
25.9% Black Non-Hispanic
8.9% Hispanic
6.7% Asian
1.8% Two or More Races
US Census Diversity Index: .604

Atlanta looks like this:

Atlanta CSA (Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Gainesville, GA-AL CSA - ACS Demographic and Housing Estimates: 2006-2008)
54.8% White Non-Hispanic
29.9% Black Non-Hispanic
9.7% Hispanic
3.9% Asian
1.1% Two or more races
US Census Diversity Index: .599

Compare that with say Boston (which is truly not that diverse):

Boston-Providence CSA (Boston-Worcester-Manchester, MA-RI-NH CSA - ACS Demographic and Housing Estimates: 2006-2008)
80.2% White Non-Hispanic
5.1% Black Non-Hispanic
7.8% Hispanic
4.6% Asian
1.3% Two or More Races
US Census Diversity Index: .346

Or Miami (which is diverse, but lacks many Asians)

Miami MSA (doesn't have a CSA: Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area - ACS Demographic and Housing Estimates: 2006-2008)
38.4% White Non-Hispanic
19.2% Black Non-Hispanic
38.9% Hispanic
2.1% Asian
0.9% Two or more races
US Census Diversity Index: .663
This information seems incorrect. I wonder from where did you get this information from
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Old 01-27-2011, 02:51 PM
 
Location: ITP - City of Atlanta Proper
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This information seems incorrect. I wonder from where did you get this information from
Metro level info.

Read about it here:

Most diverse metropolitan areas (Using 2008 American Community Survey numbers)
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Old 01-27-2011, 03:08 PM
 
Location: New York, New York USA
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Why is New York City being discussed in this thread?
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Old 01-27-2011, 03:09 PM
 
Location: ITP - City of Atlanta Proper
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White persons, percent, 2000 (a) 33.2%

[b]Black persons, percent, 2000 (a) 61.4%

American Indian and Alaska Native persons, percent, 2000 (a) 0.2%

Asian persons, percent, 2000 (a) 1.9% 2.1%

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, percent, 2000 (a) 0.1%


Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin, percent, 2000 (b) 4.5%

This info was gathered from Atlanta (city) QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau

From a government website so you know this information is right. This info clearly shows that there is a lack of diversity in atlanta.
First off, that's data from the 2000 census. Since that time, the city has grown by 140,000 residents or about 30%.

The correct info for the city level as of 2009 is:
Atlanta city, GA; Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA Metro Area - ACS Demographic and Housing Estimates: 2005-2009

Black: 49.7%
White: 40.8%
Latino: 5.3%
Asian: 3.1%

This isn't dissimilar to say DC:

DC:
Washington city, DC; Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metro Area - ACS Demographic and Housing Estimates: 2005-2009

Black: 54.6%
White: 31.9%
Latino: 8.5%
Asian: 3.5%

Or Philly:
Philadelphia city, PA; Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metro Area - ACS Demographic and Housing Estimates: 2005-2009

Black: 41.9%
White: 39.7%
Latino: 11%
Asian: 5.5%



But definitely more diverse at the city level than say Miami:
Miami city, FL; Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area - ACS Demographic and Housing Estimates: 2005-2009

Latino: 68.2%
Black: 18.8%
White: 11.6%
Asian: 0.8%


So, if you are going to make a charge, at least do your homework.
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