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Old 02-22-2011, 07:02 AM
 
Location: Charlotte
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Blacks culture is found wherever we are concentrated all over the country....One region isn't the standard for black culture no more than a region can define whites, Asians, Hispanics or any other race's culture.
But you're missing something essential here, IMO: in the deep South, Blacks are found practically all over, in both the rural and urban areas. In other regions of the country, Blacks are just basically confined to the larger cities. This is why our cultural footprint is so large throughout the South compared to the North and why we were able to import aspects of our Southern-rooted culture to other areas of the country.
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Old 02-22-2011, 07:43 AM
 
Location: Southern Minnesota
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But you're missing something essential here, IMO: in the deep South, Blacks are found practically all over, in both the rural and urban areas. In other regions of the country, Blacks are just basically confined to the larger cities. This is why our cultural footprint is so large throughout the South compared to the North and why we were able to import aspects of our Southern-rooted culture to other areas of the country.
There are plenty of blacks living in rural Minnesota and Michigan, including in towns like Pipestone, MN, Marshall, MN, Sioux Falls, SD and Vandalia, MI. The percentages aren't as high but there are blacks living in the rural Midwest and Great Plains.
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Old 02-22-2011, 08:27 AM
 
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
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There are plenty of blacks living in rural Minnesota and Michigan, including in towns like Pipestone, MN, Marshall, MN, Sioux Falls, SD and Vandalia, MI. The percentages aren't as high but there are blacks living in the rural Midwest and Great Plains.
My hometown in Mississippi is 75% black and has a population of 13,000. The Mississippi Delta is in the middle of nowhere and is full of 90%+ black towns. It's almost not fair to make a comparison. My hometown is 5-6% Hispanic and there are a few towns like this in rural Mississippi and Alabama, but there's no way that anyone would say that there's a Hispanic cultural footprint in these areas that can be compared to that present in the Southwest.
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Old 02-22-2011, 08:53 AM
 
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My hometown in Mississippi is 75% black and has a population of 13,000. The Mississippi Delta is in the middle of nowhere and is full of 90%+ black towns. It's almost not fair to make a comparison. My hometown is 5-6% Hispanic and there are a few towns like this in rural Mississippi and Alabama, but there's no way that anyone would say that there's a Hispanic cultural footprint in these areas that can be compared to that present in the Southwest.
Yes, there is a difference in terms of volume. There are quite a few small towns in NY(Upstate and Downstate) that have a decent to a good amount of Black folks in them and have for a long time, but there is a difference in terms of volume/percentage and as far as being widespread.

Keep in mind that some Northern states had slavery as well. For instance, how many people knew that NY had more slaves than Georgia at one time? Check this out: History - Hudson Valley Magazine - February 2008 - Poughkeepsie, NY

So, the cultural footprint for Black folks is primarily in the South, but many parts of Northern states have just as long of a history.
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Old 02-22-2011, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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There are plenty of blacks living in rural Minnesota and Michigan, including in towns like Pipestone, MN, Marshall, MN, Sioux Falls, SD and Vandalia, MI. The percentages aren't as high but there are blacks living in the rural Midwest and Great Plains.
Not at the level of what you will see in the Southern states. I do believe that you will see some in the rural areas of Michigan. But again, not at the level of what you see in the Southern US. Also, plenty is relative. There are probably more Blacks in small Southern towns than the entire Black population of South Dakota.
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Old 02-23-2011, 05:35 AM
 
Location: Charlotte
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There are plenty of blacks living in rural Minnesota and Michigan, including in towns like Pipestone, MN, Marshall, MN, Sioux Falls, SD and Vandalia, MI. The percentages aren't as high but there are blacks living in the rural Midwest and Great Plains.
Dude, give me a break. According to the Census 2000 figures, Pipestone's Black population was less than 1% and Sioux Falls's Black population was just under 3%. I don't consider that "plenty" at all. This map explains it all:


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Old 02-23-2011, 06:30 AM
 
Location: Tower of Heaven
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Wow !!! My most successful thread
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Old 02-23-2011, 08:32 AM
 
Location: ITP - City of Atlanta Proper
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Just to stick up for TexasReb, he is very proud of his heritage but I have not seen a single post from him that in any way seems bigoted. Quite the contrary actually since he has a good knowledge about the contributions all Southerns have made to our shared cultural heritage.
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Old 02-23-2011, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Southeastern Tennessee
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^^^

I agree.
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Old 02-23-2011, 10:38 PM
 
Location: Atlanta ,GA
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Just to stick up for TexasReb, he is very proud of his heritage but I have not seen a single post from him that in any way seems bigoted. Quite the contrary actually since he has a good knowledge about the contributions all Southerns have made to our shared cultural heritage.
I agree with you also.So I guess we all now should go out to start an Uncle Tom Fan page on Facebook.
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