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Old 06-30-2015, 09:31 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Agreed. Especially LA. Folks like to harp on how small the Black percentage is in California. Buuuut, LA has been a historical place for AA culture in the past 70 or so years.
Yes I've said this before. LA's black percentage is 7% of the population. But it's still over 1 million people. 1 million people is a lot of people.
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Old 06-30-2015, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Maryland not Murlin
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Forget DC. Definitely Bowie, MD. Or the better parts of Prince Georges County in general.
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Old 06-30-2015, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Maryland not Murlin
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Yes I've said this before. LA's black percentage is 7% of the population. But it's still over 1 million people. 1 million people is a lot of people.
Huh? At 1 million people that would place the Black population within the city of LA near 30%. Which it is far from. Even if you are talking about the entire LA metro area, the Black population would still be under 1 million people.

By contrast, here in Maryland the Black population is at ~30%, or ~1.8 million Black residents (total population of Maryland is close to 6 million).
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Old 06-30-2015, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Huh? At 1 million people that would place the Black population within the city of LA near 30%. Which it is far from. Even if you are talking about the entire LA metro area, the Black population would still be under 1 million people.

By contrast, here in Maryland the Black population is at ~30%, or ~1.8 million Black residents (total population of Maryland is close to 6 million).
So you are saying that 1 million is not "a lot"? There are a lot of metros that don't even have one million people little less one million Black people.
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Old 06-30-2015, 12:12 PM
 
Location: O4W
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So you are saying that 1 million is not "a lot"? There are a lot of metros that don't even have one million people little less one million Black people.


1 million is a lot if the total population of the metro area is 2 million

1 million is not a lot of the total population of the metro area is 18+ million
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Old 06-30-2015, 12:15 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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1 million is a lot if the total population of the metro area is 2 million

1 million is not a lot of the total population of the metro area is 18+ million
I would say one million Black people is "a lot" no matter the percentage considering that only a small handful of metros have that many Black people.
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Old 06-30-2015, 12:27 PM
 
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Huh? At 1 million people that would place the Black population within the city of LA near 30%. Which it is far from. Even if you are talking about the entire LA metro area, the Black population would still be under 1 million people.

By contrast, here in Maryland the Black population is at ~30%, or ~1.8 million Black residents (total population of Maryland is close to 6 million).
I think this is why concentration is also important, as most of MD's Black population is in the I-95 corridor. For the Los Angeles area, it is concentrated still in South LA, Compton, Inglewood, North Long Beach, Gardena, Lynwood, Hawthorne, Carson, etc or parts of those/nearby cities. There others in say Pasadena/Altadena and the Inland Empire, similar to how there are concentrations of Black people in the Eastern Shore of MD. Percentages are different, but concentration/presence is still important.
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Old 06-30-2015, 12:53 PM
 
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I would say one million Black people is "a lot" no matter the percentage considering that only a small handful of metros have that many Black people.
Precisely. One million Black folks is a critical mass, period.
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Old 06-30-2015, 01:07 PM
 
Location: O4W
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I would say one million Black people is "a lot" no matter the percentage considering that only a small handful of metros have that many Black people.


10 roaches in a studio apartment is a lot but 10 roaches in the Empire State Building isn't bad
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Old 06-30-2015, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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1 million is a lot if the total population of the metro area is 2 million

1 million is not a lot of the total population of the metro area is 18+ million
1 million people is 1 million people. That is alot of people. It's still big enough to be one of the 10 largest in the country.
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