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Old 12-15-2012, 03:53 PM
 
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Actually, the Klan was prevalent in the North too. Remember that they were anti Catholic and anti Jewish as well and had active chapters in the Northeast and Midwest. For instance, Indiana was pretty much ran by the Klan in the 1920's and Binghamton had a Klan HQ for Upstate NY during that time. So, why did those groups stay in those regions?
It is a misnomer that Blacks are afraid of the Klan. They are not. I live a mere 10 miles from an area that still has "fond " memories of the Klan and I assume many whites I see and know are Klan..big deal
What blacks were leaving is not having legal recourse against the Klan.
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Old 12-15-2012, 03:55 PM
 
Location: The Land of Reason
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This may qualify as the DUMBEST post I've ever read on C-D!
I guess your reading is rather limited then.
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Old 12-15-2012, 03:59 PM
 
Location: The Land of Reason
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There are currently 19 Black people in the house of representatives in the South. Black senators are a lot rarer. There have only been 4 Black senators in modern times in the whole United States.

African Americans in the United States Congress - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
I had outdated information, but the point that I was trying to make was that considering the number of blacks that lived in the soutern states historically they have had limited representation on the federal level
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Old 12-15-2012, 04:03 PM
 
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Perhaps we have a semantic disagreement, but you may be well out of your league on this subject. There is not very many books on this subject I have not read over the last 30th years. Maybe your arrogance is why you assume I am not aware of the most elementary aspects of black migration. Notwithstanding the fact that I am a descendant of four black families that all left the south with four different stories from between 1870 and 1940.

There is nothing significant as to why black migration patterns mimic overall migration patterns. Blacks are American and tend to do what other Americans are doing
BWAHAHAHAHA!!!! Now you're trying to play the "Who's Blacker?" game?? Lol!! Rest assured there's nothing unique about your story at all.

You dived into this conversation with ridiculous characterizations and assertions about Black folks that have little basis in current facts and those things are what you've been checked on.

And if you're going to play the intellectual superiority card and say I'm out of my league, I suggest you check your grammar.
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Old 12-15-2012, 04:18 PM
 
Location: New Orleans
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I had outdated information, but the point that I was trying to make was that considering the number of blacks that lived in the soutern states historically they have had limited representation on the federal level
Well you would have been a lot more successful at making that point if you would have had correct information which would have avoided a lot of confusion. Historically you would be correct. But in more recent times they are not. Especially considering that Congressional districts are gerrymandered, so that there are many Black/minority majority districts in the South.
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Old 12-15-2012, 04:25 PM
 
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BWAHAHAHAHA!!!! Now you're trying to play the "Who's Blacker?" game?? Lol!! Rest assured there's nothing unique about your story at all.

You dived into this conversation with ridiculous characterizations and assertions about Black folks that have little basis in current facts and those things are what you've been checked on.

And if you're going to play the intellectual superiority card and say I'm out of my league, I suggest you check your grammar.
I don't post on forums to get grades . again there is nothing significant about my story other than the fact that I know it to be true like millions of others . I can tell by your arrogance and your uncivil tone that I am no doubt your superior. Sorry, I apologize ,I didn't know this was black studies 101

Alright grasshopper why did some black leave the South and why did some stay, why did some chooses Harlem why did some chose Chicago, why did some chose Kansas or Texas?

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Old 12-15-2012, 04:31 PM
 
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It is a misnomer that Blacks are afraid of the Klan. They are not. I live a mere 10 miles from an area that still has "fond " memories of the Klan and I assume many whites I see and know are Klan..big deal
What blacks were leaving is not having legal recourse against the Klan.
I never said Black folks were scared of the Klan and trust me when I say they aren't. My point is that in spite of any antagonistic factors, many different groups stay in areas of high concentration. This has been mentioned in various ways throughout this thread.
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Old 12-15-2012, 05:41 PM
 
Location: Mishawaka, Indiana
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I guess your reading is rather limited then.
Don't try to defend yourself on that one, you made a very dumb comment, plain and simple. There are plenty of black judges, DA's, Congressional house representatives and black mayors in the south. The only thing they're missing are Governors and Senators.
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Old 12-15-2012, 06:02 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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If you talk in raw numbers, despite having a smaller % of blacks representing the total population, some of those midwestern states have more blacks than deep south states.

Example? Illinois is only 15% and Louisiana is 32% black, but Illinois has 1.9 million blacks while Louisiana has 1.4 million blacks. Ohio is only 12% black while South Carolina is 28% black, but Ohio has 1.4 million blacks while South Carolina has 1.3 million. Also, NC and VA have more blacks than Mississippi, Alabama, etc. Blacks just make up a larger % of the latter 2 states' total population.

Now here's where you'll notice the REAL difference. In the deep south, the black population is more widespread. Example, most of the rural counties of Middle and South Georgia have lots of blacks people, as opposed to up north where the black population is almost exclusively in or near metropolitan cities.



African American Population Demographics
I'm surprised you can see blacks in the dark! jk
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Old 12-15-2012, 06:13 PM
 
Location: The Land of Reason
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Don't try to defend yourself on that one, you made a very dumb comment, plain and simple. There are plenty of black judges, DA's, Congressional house representatives and black mayors in the south. The only thing they're missing are Governors and Senators.
I owned up on my mistake and clarified it (thanks Jimbo) I can't help that you only seen what you wanted to see. Like I said before the number of black Congressmen and women have historically been lower in the south in comparision to the numbers of blacks that live there, AND there are NO senators at all. So why is it a dumb comment, even after I corrected the number?
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