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View Poll Results: Which city on the West Coast has the strongest Black presence
Los Angeles 52 25.87%
Oakland 135 67.16%
Seattle 3 1.49%
Phoenix 3 1.49%
Las Vegas 2 1.00%
Sacramento 1 0.50%
Richmond, CA 1 0.50%
Vallejo 3 1.49%
Riverside 1 0.50%
San Diego 0 0%
Voters: 201. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 02-20-2013, 05:50 PM
 
Location: Hollywood, CA
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I don't mean just demographically, but in the overall culture of the city.
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Old 02-20-2013, 06:26 PM
 
Location: Springfield, Ohio
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Oakland, without a doubt, followed by Richmond & Vallejo.
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Old 02-20-2013, 07:05 PM
 
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Oakland by two miles
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Old 02-20-2013, 07:07 PM
 
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Oakland
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Old 02-20-2013, 07:15 PM
 
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Uhhh, Los Angeles by a few miles. What a question. Any question that has "capital" and "West Coast" in it will will automatically be Los Angeles except maybe technology.

The LA area still has more than 1 million black people for now, while Oakland has only 100k and fast declining. Not to mention the gangster/West Coast rap style started in LA.

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Old 02-20-2013, 07:44 PM
 
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Uhhh, Los Angeles by a few miles. What a question. Any question that has "capital" and "West Coast" in it will will automatically be Los Angeles except maybe technology.

The LA area still has more than 1 million black people for now, while Oakland has only 100k and fast declining. Not to mention the gangster/West Coast rap style started in LA.
Out of 12,000,000 people LA had 800,000 blacks. That is a much lower percentage than oakland.

Oakland does have a Stronger presence by far.
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Old 02-20-2013, 08:06 PM
 
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Uhhh, Los Angeles by a few miles. What a question. Any question that has "capital" and "West Coast" in it will will automatically be Los Angeles except maybe technology.

The LA area still has more than 1 million black people for now, while Oakland has only 100k and fast declining. Not to mention the gangster/West Coast rap style started in LA.
The question is city with largest black prescene not city that has influenced black culture the most. Los Angeles would win that competition in a long shot, its produced thousands of black films, black actors, gangsta west coast rap and many other things compared to oakland but actually going through the city, black people have a smaller influence in the actual city then oakland. Oakland's black prescene is far more pronounced and can be seen in more places.
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Old 02-20-2013, 08:52 PM
 
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I don't mean just demographically, but in the overall culture of the city.
It ain't LA.........That's for sure.
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:11 PM
 
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The question is city with largest black prescene not city that has influenced black culture the most. Los Angeles would win that competition in a long shot, its produced thousands of black films, black actors, gangsta west coast rap and many other things compared to oakland but actually going through the city, black people have a smaller influence in the actual city then oakland. Oakland's black prescene is far more pronounced and can be seen in more places.
Oakland is also a considerably smaller city by land area and by population than LA. I bet there are more black people in a 56 square mile part of South Central LA than there is in all of Oakland.
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Out of 12,000,000 people LA had 800,000 blacks. That is a much lower percentage than oakland. Oakland does have a Stronger presence by far.
But what about right outside of Oakland? Plus aren't Blacks leaving Oakland (and whites being the largest group there now)
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:56 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Oakland is also a considerably smaller city by land area and by population than LA. I bet there are more black people in a 56 square mile part of South Central LA than there is in all of Oakland.
But what about right outside of Oakland? Plus aren't Blacks leaving Oakland (and whites being the largest group there now)

The answer is probably Oakland. Blacks have been leaving Los Angeles also at a rapid pace.
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