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View Poll Results: Which city is best for African Americans between these two?
Minneapolis 47 58.75%
Seattle 33 41.25%
Voters: 80. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-25-2015, 11:56 AM
 
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Seattle also has a much stronger basketball culture with primarily Black players. Since 1998 the Seattle/Western Washington area has produced 22 NBA Draft picks (tied for 7th) and the player-per-capita is the 7th highest.

Here are some of the players:
Aaron brooks
Jamal Crawford
Spencer Hawes
Nate Robinson
Brandon Roy
Jason Terry
Doug Christie
Rodney Stuckey
Martell Webster
Marcus Williams
Marvin Williams
Jon Brockman
Isiah Thomas (the current one)
Tony Wroten
Avery Bradley
Luke Ridnour
Peyton Siva
Ever hear of hockey? It is THE sport in the Twin Cities area, but basketball is still very popular in the TC area and throughout the state. That being said, the TC area has and continues to produce some stellar AA basketball AND hockey players .
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Old 08-25-2015, 12:27 PM
 
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Really? We're now trying to one-up with athletes? I'm originally from Minnesota, and I know that it's certainly not a perfect world in Minneapolis, like some might try to portray. I read the Star Tribune every day, along with commentary on articles. Please do this, as well, if you think it's without problems...you'll find out differently.

I'm also not saying Seattle is better, I don't really know. But don't try to paint too rosy a picture of Minneapolis, because it's not all roses.
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Old 08-25-2015, 12:39 PM
 
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I'm originally from Minnesota, and I know that it's certainly not a perfect world in Minneapolis, like some might try to portray. I read the Star Tribune every day, along with commentary on articles. Please do this, as well, if you think it's without problems...you'll find out differently.

I'm also not saying Seattle is better, I don't really know. But don't try to paint too rosy a picture of Minneapolis, because it's not all roses.
Who exactly is trying to paint a rosy picture of Minneapolis? The OP is essentially trolling and people have responded. Minneapolis certainly has its share of problems, but compared to other major, Midwestern cities / metros, it's doing quite well. BTW, why on earth would you waste your time on the StarTribune's commentary sections? From what I've heard / read, most of the nonsense being spouted is coming from people who either live in the exurbs or outstate Minnesota.
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Old 08-25-2015, 01:45 PM
 
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Who exactly is trying to paint a rosy picture of Minneapolis? The OP is essentially trolling and people have responded. Minneapolis certainly has its share of problems, but compared to other major, Midwestern cities / metros, it's doing quite well. BTW, why on earth would you waste your time on the StarTribune's commentary sections? From what I've heard / read, most of the nonsense being spouted is coming from people who either live in the exurbs or outstate Minnesota.

I'm speaking specifically about news stories that run, and the comments that follow the stories. The comments are made by citizens that live in Minneapolis (or the suburbs). Perhaps I should have said "comments", rather than "commentary." These comments can be pretty eye-opening. This wouldn't be exclusive to Minneapolis, obviously, but the comments often tell a different story than I'm reading here.
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Old 08-25-2015, 02:31 PM
 
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I'm speaking specifically about news stories that run, and the comments that follow the stories. The comments are made by citizens that live in Minneapolis (or the suburbs). Perhaps I should have said "comments", rather than "commentary." These comments can be pretty eye-opening. This wouldn't be exclusive to Minneapolis, obviously, but the comments often tell a different story than I'm reading here.
I know what you are talking about. People who take advantage of online newspaper's anonymous services exist EVERYWHERE and again, most of the comments one will come across in the StarTribune's comment section are made from those living in the suburbia and outstate Minnesota. There are wack jobs, trolls, and bullies everywhere my friend. Unfortunately, the StarTrib and other major, newspapers still give them a voice while they hide behind their anonymity.

Again, the crap surfaces when online papers allow comments. Did you happen to see the comments in the Seattle Times after it reported on Black Lives Matter interrupting the Bernie Sanders rally? I'm willing to bet most of the comments were made people living outside of Seattle proper.

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Old 08-25-2015, 04:56 PM
 
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I know what you are talking about. People who take advantage of online newspaper's anonymous services exist EVERYWHERE and again, most of the comments one will come across in the StarTribune's comment section are made from those living in the suburbia and outstate Minnesota. There are wack jobs, trolls, and bullies everywhere my friend. Unfortunately, the StarTrib and other major, newspapers still give them a voice while they hide behind their anonymity.

Again, the crap surfaces when online papers allow comments. Did you happen to see the comments in the Seattle Times after it reported on Black Lives Matter interrupting the Bernie Sanders rally? I'm willing to bet most of the comments were made people living outside of Seattle proper.
No doubt - the Seattle metro has plenty of racist people along with the progressives.
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Old 08-25-2015, 05:19 PM
 
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So, you're stating the south Seattle suburbs function the same way as St. Paul does? Do you understand the difference between a central / core city and a suburb?
Which simply highlights a key difference between the two cities. The typical pattern for mid-western and eastern cities is for the middle to upper classes to live in the suburbs and the poor and working classes in the central/core city. With Seattle and many other "western" cities, that pattern is reversed, with the better-off migrating into the city, and the less well-off to suburbs, more similar to what you see in European cities. At the same time, however, Seattle is less segregated than many mid-western or eastern cities.
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Old 08-25-2015, 05:33 PM
 
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Which simply highlights a key difference between the two cities. The typical pattern for mid-western and eastern cities is for the middle to upper classes to live in the suburbs and the poor and working classes in the central/core city. With Seattle and many other "western" cities, that pattern is reversed, with the better-off migrating into the city, and the less well-off to suburbs, more similar to what you see in European cities. At the same time, however, Seattle is less segregated than many mid-western or eastern cities.
It isn't necessarily that cut and dry in Midwestern and Northeastern cities, as you can find chunks of the cities in those regions that are within the range of the "middle class". Same with suburbs, as some can be anywhere from working class to upper class.
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Old 08-26-2015, 03:31 PM
 
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Seattle it is, wish me luck... YAWL!
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Old 08-26-2015, 04:11 PM
 
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Seattle it is, wish me luck... YAWL!
LOL. No sh*t. You clearly weren't thinking Minneapolis from the start considering you have trolled this forum since you signed up. Furthermore, I'm willing to bet you aren't choosing Seattle either - considering you are already living there. Nice try though.

BTW, good luck to anyone who makes a decision to move elsewhere without visiting the place first.

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