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Old 02-23-2011, 10:59 PM
 
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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.
That's the key. We cannot begin to mend our past troubles if we don't A) recognize our history and where we came from and B) use our history as a way to help make a better future for ourselves.

There are racists and bigots all across this country, and the South certainly has its fair share...but as long as we give these bigots a voice and divide everything into white vs. black, then we will never ever get past the race issue.
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Old 02-25-2011, 12:45 PM
 
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This is a touchy thread but I find it ironic that dc and Atlanta black population is exploding however the actual city center is getting whiter in a city like Atlanta that has a metro area of 5 million people you'll. Find that 73 percent of the population lives in the suburbs so the majority of this migration is occurring in the outskirts many blacks have roots in. The south and only a generation or two ago did their parents and grandparents,leave,looking for better jobs and equality. In cities like Detroit and Chicago a lot of blacks are moving to the suburbs.
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Old 03-01-2011, 01:12 PM
 
Location: West Paris
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Black families leaving Northeast for lure of Florida and the South (http://www.flcourier.com/flnation/4490-black-families-leaving-northeast-for-lure-of-florida-and-the-south - broken link)
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Old 03-01-2011, 08:46 PM
 
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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.
You are right! I'm from Alabama's Black Belt and that area contains 50-100% black communities. Seriously, the only time that I would see any other race in a large amount would be when we would go to Tuscaloosa.
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Old 03-01-2011, 09:40 PM
 
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Black families leaving Northeast for lure of Florida and the South (http://www.flcourier.com/flnation/4490-black-families-leaving-northeast-for-lure-of-florida-and-the-south - broken link)
This true, but I'm also glad that the article mentioned that some Black folks are just moving to other communities in the same areas in the NE. Even in the Syracuse area, I've noticed an increase in the suburbs of Black residents, including communities that you would be hard pressed to find Black folks considering maybe even 15 years ago. So, it is also a matter of metropolitan mobility as well.
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Old 03-02-2011, 02:40 AM
 
Location: Tower of Heaven
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Florida is special, this state receives many immigrants from Haiti, they have many kids overall, so the black population in Florida is pretty different, many of them having French last names (and first names for immigrants)
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Old 03-02-2011, 09:02 AM
 
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Florida is special, this state receives many immigrants from Haiti, they have many kids overall, so the black population in Florida is pretty different, many of them having French last names (and first names for immigrants)
You could say the same for the Black communities in many Northeastern metros, as many come from the Caribbean and Africa as well. Florida does have quite a few Black people with ties to the Caribbean as well.
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Old 03-02-2011, 04:07 PM
 
Location: Cleveland bound with MPLS in the rear-view
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My buddy is black and he comes from the Ivory Coast.....he's also a "Frenchy".
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Old 03-02-2011, 07:52 PM
 
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This topic should be titled "Black People are Americans too." Whys is it surprising black people are moving south? Everyone else is doing it what makes it strange for black people to do so?
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Old 03-03-2011, 06:39 AM
 
Location: Charlotte
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It's not "strange" that Blacks are doing it, but I think what makes it newsworthy is that it represents a complete reversal of the first Great Migration when many Blacks left the South for the industrial centers of the Northeast and Midwest.
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