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Old 01-12-2013, 03:25 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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I hope my earlier post on the first page didn't offend you because I do understand that not every Black Chicagoan has a southern drawl in their speech but from my personal experience almost all the Black Chicagoans I've came across had some kind of southern drawl in the speech. In my opinion it seems like the southern drawl was the strongest in the South Side of Chicago. This is just my perspective as an African American who grew up in Philadelphia.
It's actually much stronger on the west side. I remember talking to the people up there and I thought I was in Jackson, MS somewhere.
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Old 01-12-2013, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Hampton Roads, VA.
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It's actually much stronger on the west side. I remember talking to the people up there and I thought I was in Jackson, MS somewhere.
Probably because several Chicagoans came from MS and AL.
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Old 01-12-2013, 04:41 PM
 
Location: The Magnolia City
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Most black Americans do live in the south, so, technically, the answer is yes. However, what's even more remarkable is the influence that southern culture has/had on the black communities in the other regions of the country.

As far as Chicago goes, of all the things they did get from the South, apparently, beautiful women isn't one of them....atleast, that's what everyone seems to say.
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Old 01-12-2013, 06:41 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Probably because several Chicagoans came from MS and AL.
I know that but again you can make the same argument for people in the Northeast yet....
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Old 01-12-2013, 06:43 PM
 
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I think this needs to be pointed out.


African-American culture - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Culture of the Southern United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


African American Vernacular English - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Southern American English - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Black church - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Soul food - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Cuisine of the Southern United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 01-12-2013, 06:55 PM
 
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It's actually much stronger on the west side. I remember talking to the people up there and I thought I was in Jackson, MS somewhere.
It's funny you would say that.

My folks are from North MS and the Memphis area, they migrated to Chicago's westside last generations.
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Old 01-12-2013, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Hampton Roads, VA.
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I know that but again you can make the same argument for people in the Northeast yet....
Not really...Black people have been in the Northeast since the beginning. NY practiced slavery too you know. The ones who are not from the Northeast are generally from another East Coast state like MD,VA, NC, SC, or GA.
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Old 01-12-2013, 07:10 PM
 
Location: One of the 13 original colonies.
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I'm black and I would say the only thing African-Americans share nationwide in regards to "southernness" is the ghetto culture and yes their style of worship. It's all carried over from the south from the slave days.



Wrong. Ghetto culture has nothing to do with the South. It is more a Northern thing. Get your facts straight.
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Old 01-12-2013, 10:11 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Not really...Black people have been in the Northeast since the beginning. NY practiced slavery too you know. The ones who are not from the Northeast are generally from another East Coast state like MD,VA, NC, SC, or GA.
And VA, NC, SC, and GA are Southern states. Many families from the Carolina's migrated to NY and NJ. Yes there was always there but I bet most cane through the great migration. Heck Chicago also had a size able Black population for a city in te Midwest before the great migration.
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Old 01-12-2013, 10:23 PM
 
Location: The Magnolia City
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What about those Chicago women, Spade?
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