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Old 08-14-2014, 01:13 PM
 
Location: USA
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You know darn well DC and MD don't really even like Yankees.

Come on, man. Be realistic. It's a totally different atmosphere
from the northeast, even if they don't consider themselves
southerners anymore. Why do you want to identify with
the same people you don't even like? Somebody hip me.
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Old 08-14-2014, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Derby, CT
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IX
I hear the distant thunder-hum,
Maryland!
The Old Line bugle, fife, and drum,
Maryland!
She is not dead, nor deaf, nor dumb-
Huzza! She spurns the Northern scum!
She breathes! She burns! She'll come! She'll come!
Maryland! My Maryland!

Real northern :-)
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Old 08-14-2014, 01:21 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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He's just shaping the criteria to his liking so he can try to get DC and NYC into the same hotel room together.
No, DC is much too small to be "put" with NYC. The same goes for Philadelphia and Boston, at least in terms of size and magnitude anyway.

But DC is more like NYC and Boston than it is like most other cities. And Maryland is more like New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts than it is like most other states. Again, in 2014 (not 1964 or 1914).

This is just my opinion though, I still liked hearing about your views about the differences in minority populations between these cities.

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Old 08-14-2014, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Washington feels closest to Boston, the size and scale is reminiscent of one another. The cities actually do feel very much in each other's league as an urban setting (in my opinion, with Boston having a good edge now), despite their differences in everything else.
In size, yes. In pretty much every other way, no. Metro Boston doesn't have many Black people and the ones there tend to be Haitian, Jamaican and West African. The Latinos there skew Dominican and Puerto Rican (with a large Mexican population too). And of course, there's the old guard Irish and Italian population that's dominated the city's politics for many, many years. Just look at the last 10 mayors.

Marty Walsh (Irish Catholic)
Thomas Menino (Italian)
Raymond Flynn (Irish Catholic)
Kevin White (Irish Catholic)
John Collins (Irish Catholic)
John Hynes (Irish Catholic)
James Curley (Irish Catholic)
John Kerrigan (Irish Catholic)
Maurice Tobin (Irish Catholic)
Frederick Mansfield (Irish Catholic)

Coincidentally, nearly all of Boston's mayors in the 20th Century have been Irish Catholic, but the Irish supposedly have "very little relevance" in Boston today. Here are DC's mayors since Home Rule:

Muriel Bowser (African American)
Vincent Gray (African American)
Adrian Fenty (African American)
Anthony Williams (African American)
Marion Barry (African American)
Sharon Kelly (African American)
Marion Barry (African American)
Walter Washington (African American)

And it doesn't end there. Go into any DC DMV, down to DCRA, or any other government agency and 98% of the employees are African American. It was called "Chocolate City" for a reason.
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Old 08-14-2014, 01:43 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Big difference between Boston and DC.


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Old 08-14-2014, 02:02 PM
 
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New England, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania.
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Old 08-14-2014, 02:03 PM
 
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New England, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania.
You forgot about Delaware. Delaware is part of the Philadelphia Metropolitan Area. Delaware is also more connected to Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The connection to Maryland is more rural. Delaware is also a Northeastern state.
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Old 08-14-2014, 02:06 PM
 
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The San Francisco area is full of white collar jobs and very diverse like Washington DC. Doest that somehow make San Francisco Northeastern? Of course not. What's the difference with DC, then? Just because DC is wealthy and near the Northeast doesn't mean its Northeastern.
Exactly. Maryland and DC may not be South Carolina or Georgia, but they definitely have lots of Southern characteristics.
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Old 08-14-2014, 02:08 PM
 
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You forgot about Delaware. Delaware is part of the Philadelphia Metropolitan Area. Delaware is also more connected to Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The connection to Maryland is more rural. Delaware is also a Northeastern state.
Delaware is a bit harder to classify. It was considered a middle colony but it's part of the South, officially.
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Old 08-14-2014, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Derby, CT
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You forgot about Delaware. Delaware is part of the Philadelphia Metropolitan Area. Delaware is also more connected to Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The connection to Maryland is more rural. Delaware is also a Northeastern state.
No it isn't.
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