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Old 10-26-2015, 07:10 PM
 
Location: New York City
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Is there a huge difference in how Americans are by where they're from, specifically by region?

I'm black and from DC, which is mid Atlantic and considered southern by the census. I notice a big difference between northeastern black people (and people in general) versus people from here. The accents, way of life (somewhat), and personality. Like wise I see the samething with the south. Are we, Americans more alike than different or are we more divided than we like to admit?
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Old 10-28-2015, 07:16 PM
 
Location: Katy,Texas
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Americans have differences but their differences are nothing compared to other countries even Canada. For example their isn't a racial/ethnic stigma in Canada associated with Blacks/Hispanics and Poverty like in the U.S.
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Old 10-29-2015, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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Americans have differences but their differences are nothing compared to other countries even Canada. For example their isn't a racial/ethnic stigma in Canada associated with Blacks/Hispanics and Poverty like in the U.S.
Probably because there's hardly any blacks in Canada to begin with.
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Old 10-29-2015, 02:07 PM
 
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Probably because there's hardly any blacks in Canada to begin with.
This(about 5%) and it isn't necessarily true about the stigma about Blacks and poverty in Canada. There are urban areas with reputations like Halifax's North End and Jane and Finch in Toronto.

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https://www.nfb.ca/film/race_is_a_four-letter_word

https://www.nfb.ca/film/mighty_jerome_edu

https://www.nfb.ca/film/seeking_salvation

There are others on that website as well.
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Old 10-29-2015, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles,CA & Scottsdale, AZ
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^Canada barely has any blacks, and that's just fact. They might have some in the urban centers but compared to their total population there are barely any blacks in the country. Even Toronto is only 8 percent black making it the blackest Major city in canada, that's on par with seattle which is 8 percent black and near Portland which is almost 7 percent, these two cities are constantly being called the least black major cities in the USA/known for being super white.
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Old 10-29-2015, 02:31 PM
 
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^Canada barely has any blacks, and that's just fact. They might have some in the urban centers but compared to their total population there are barely any blacks in the country. Even Toronto is only 8 percent black making it the blackest Major city in canada, that's on par with seattle which is 8 percent black and near Portland which is almost 7 percent, these two cities are constantly being called the least black major cities in the USA/known for being super white.
Greater Toronto varies greatly. I believe that Brampton for an example, is in the teens in terms of black percentage and other former independent parts of the GTA like Etobicoke, the Yorks and Scarborough are also in the teens or so in terms of black percentage. In Nova Scotia, you have Preston(especially North and East Preston), which is a predominately Black community at about two-thirds Black overall(, which is Canada's Blackest locale and there are other Black communities at various percentages scattered through the province. SW Ontario has long time Black communities in Chatham, Dresden and in/around Windsor. Municipalities like Annapolis Royal NS and Amherstburg ON have had mayors that are Black. Certain parts of the country has long time Black communities, but a lot of the population descends from more recent Black immigrants to the country, which as mentioned before is about 5% Black now.
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Old 10-29-2015, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Katy,Texas
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5% Black to 13% Black not much of a difference, that isn't really barely, U.K is 3% and you stills see blacks in all major cities in England (Not really Scotland/wales or Northern Ireland).
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Old 10-29-2015, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Springfield, Ohio
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Yes Americans in general vary by location. Black Americans are a bit more similar just because of the Southern roots and many maintaining relationships with family still in the South, but still black people have different outlooks all across the country.
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Old 10-30-2015, 11:29 AM
 
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5% Black to 13% Black not much of a difference, that isn't really barely, U.K is 3% and you stills see blacks in all major cities in England (Not really Scotland/wales or Northern Ireland).
It makes a huge difference. In the U.S., there are many black majority rural towns in the south and then we have many mostly black cities. If you consider the South alone, Blacks easily make up between 25-30% of the total population.
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Old 10-30-2015, 12:03 PM
 
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It makes a huge difference. In the U.S., there are many black majority rural towns in the south and then we have many mostly black cities. If you consider the South alone, Blacks easily make up between 25-30% of the total population.
I think the South is 22-23% Black, if the region covers the same area for these sources: BlackDemographics.com | Black Regions

https://www.census.gov/popclock/data...mponent=growth

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_United_States
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