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View Poll Results: Stronger identity?
Seattle 10 20.41%
Washington, DC 6 12.24%
Philadelphia 12 24.49%
Boston 21 42.86%
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Old 11-06-2018, 03:29 PM
 
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Some still think of Boston as a haven for tough white guy townie types and assume the small number of black people to be highly impoverished and oppressed. which is equally wrong. There are two major big and very different stereotypes of the Boston region.

This is a pic of Baird street, one of the rapidly dwindling number of pre-gentrified Boston residential streets that still remain:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Wi...9!4d-71.088834

and of course public housing: https://www.google.com/maps/@42.3246...7i13312!8i6656

https://www.google.com/maps/@42.3251...7i13312!8i6656
Urban Seattle does have areas like this as well:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=auhFXueIXDw

This video is from 2005, though, and the Central District has been hyper gentrified since then, but the same activity is still there, it's just moved further South.
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Old 11-06-2018, 04:20 PM
 
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Some still think of Boston as a haven for tough white guy townie types and assume the small number of black people to be highly impoverished and oppressed. which is equally wrong. There are two major big and very different stereotypes of the Boston region.

This is a pic of Baird street, one of the rapidly dwindling number of pre-gentrified Boston residential streets that still remain:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Wi...9!4d-71.088834

and of course public housing: https://www.google.com/maps/@42.3246...7i13312!8i6656

https://www.google.com/maps/@42.3251...7i13312!8i6656
thankfully most of the state is extremely safe i would say like 90% of the MA population lives in a place where violent crime is a nonissue. the BH projects are definitely an exception. You can't ever really tell either because its just brick buildings and the bunker hill pjs for example are pretty decent and safe

when you look at the MA cities known for crime a recurring theme is that the murder rate is pretty low but overall crime is extremely high. i think this reflects the enormous burden of living in this area. it's not like the city is full of mindless violent thugs killing each other over social media comments. instead its just people with absolutely no option to pay their insane rents other than robbing and selling drugs. the poverty level itself is distorted when it costs 2500 a month to put a roof over your family's head on humboldt ave
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Old 11-06-2018, 05:21 PM
 
Location: Boston
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thankfully most of the state is extremely safe i would say like 90% of the MA population lives in a place where violent crime is a nonissue. the BH projects are definitely an exception. You can't ever really tell either because its just brick buildings and the bunker hill pjs for example are pretty decent and safe

when you look at the MA cities known for crime a recurring theme is that the murder rate is pretty low but overall crime is extremely high. i think this reflects the enormous burden of living in this area. it's not like the city is full of mindless violent thugs killing each other over social media comments. instead its just people with absolutely no option to pay their insane rents other than robbing and selling drugs. the poverty level itself is distorted when it costs 2500 a month to put a roof over your family's head on humboldt ave
Spot on. But itís more so itís hard to get a gun in Mass. than most places even CT is a little easier. The guns criminals have in mass are very old and spotty they just donít kill as well as CA and FL artillery. All of the stabbings is why MA has a pretty high aggravated assault rate.

This Is a homicide in Baltimore. https://www.universalhub.com/crime/2...h-barrel-block
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Old 11-06-2018, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Boston
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north main street looks like a major bummer .

https://goo.gl/maps/cgrVvS3uk6K2

hope these folks are waiting for service to start and not just random junkies
Only two ?! there are literally 12-15 people there every hour of every day lol

North Montello is worse https://goo.gl/maps/cX15PHnLNf32

Brockton the issue is it’s downtown is it ugliest neighborhood

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Old 11-06-2018, 07:59 PM
 
Location: Chibostoncaliseattle
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Only two ?! there are literally 12-15 people there every hour of every day lol

North Montello is worse https://goo.gl/maps/cX15PHnLNf32

Brockton the issue is itís downtown is it ugliest neighborhood
Haha Iíll admit this- Brocktonís downtown is a dump, rivaled by very few in MA. Iíve met some very nice people from Brockton, so I hate to dog the place.. But, itís pretty beat up.
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Old 11-06-2018, 10:00 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Boston actually became blacker than NYC as a percentage in 2017. There are also Bobby Brown Joyner Lucas Jowell y Randy<-Puerto Rican Termanology<-Puerto Ricanís Donna Summer New Edition Guru and Jidenna from Boston/MA. Also Puerto Ricanís predominate Eastern New England and Puerto Ricanís dominate Western New England.
Intresting, outside of New Edition I never knew any other black celebrities that were from Boston. I know Boston has a large Dominican Community along with RI but I usually don't hear about Ricans north of CT. Puerto Ricans are usually more of a mid-Atlantic thing while Dominicans dominate New England as far as Hispanics go. I heard Boston has one of the largest Haitian Community in American though so west Indians have a presence in Boston. Boston is a ture outlier for new England being the region as a whole Is known for being pretty white. If someone where to travel i-95 from Manie to Florida Boston would probably be the first city where you notice a large diversity of people.
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Old Yesterday, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Boston
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Intresting, outside of New Edition I never knew any other black celebrities that were from Boston. I know Boston has a large Dominican Community along with RI but I usually don't hear about Ricans north of CT. Puerto Ricans are usually more of a mid-Atlantic thing while Dominicans dominate New England as far as Hispanics go. I heard Boston has one of the largest Haitian Community in American though so west Indians have a presence in Boston. Boston is a ture outlier for new England being the region as a whole Is known for being pretty white. If someone where to travel i-95 from Manie to Florida Boston would probably be the first city where you notice a large diversity of people.
Boston is not an outlier at all. Most cities in Southern New England are majority minority, there are many cities in SNE less than 40% white. RI MA CT. Are on avg. 30% minority. Also Shabaxz Napier Noah vonleh patrick sewing Nerlens Noel Michael Carter Williams and Bruce Brown are all current NBA players from Boston. Jasmine Guy, Al B. Sure and many more athletes and actors are black and from MA/CT.

Northern New England is a whole different thing demographically. The first cry you’d see diversity coming down through Maine would be Portland ME (15-20% minority) Nashua NH (25% minority) and Manchester NH (25% minority). Big diversity come in just over the MA border in Lowell (pop. 110k 55% minority) and Lawrence ( pop. 80k 85% minority) that are majority-minority cities in a big way. Puerto Rican’s have been the dominate group for Hispanics in MA until about 2010-2015.
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