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Old 09-07-2016, 07:16 AM
 
Location: Nashville TN, Cincinnati, OH
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Cincinnati is close.
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Old 09-07-2016, 08:47 AM
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I can't think of anything overwhelmingly positive about having a "majority BLACK city"...all you have to do is look presently at several cities that are already "mostly Black" such as Birmingham AL, Memphis TN, Montgomery AL, Detroit MI. I can't see any advantage really. I know I would never live in that kind of city like that from a cultural perspective - much too insular, and possibly much too subcultural in many aspects of daily life. Homogeneous communities generate a strange "group-think" - politically and even religiously.
You can find that in majority White areas, especially in West Virginia and Kentucky.

And those cities, Detroit, Memphis, and Birmingham, all have one thing in common. Alot of the best and brightest in the Black population have left those cities and gone elsewhere. If Detroit's Black population was mainly middle class and upper class, would it be in bad shape?
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Old 09-07-2016, 09:05 AM
 
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Cincinnati is close.
I think it has a good chance, as does Dayton. So, perhaps SW Ohio will have a couple of cities that may answer this question in the near future.
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Old 09-07-2016, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Boston
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Seems like Little Rock could.
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Old 09-07-2016, 10:21 AM
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I think it has a good chance, as does Dayton. So, perhaps SW Ohio will have a couple of cities that may answer this question in the near future.
SW Ohio is a sleeper region in terms of music by Black bands. The Isley Brothers, Zapp and Roger, The Ohio Players, Lakeside, Slave, Otis Williams and The Charms.
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Old 09-07-2016, 10:26 AM
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Location: Long Island / NYC
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I disagree. Asian immigrants are driven by better educational opportunities and tend to work themselves into better neighborhoods (i.e. the suburbs) and with immigration numbers down that population will fall (and probably has since 2010). Also Philly has largely priced itself out of the NYC/Brooklyn Millennials exodus and is no longer the "bargain" it was 7-10 years ago. Factor in also that the vast majority of skilled, living wage jobs are located in the PA/NJ suburbs, there's not likely to be any growth of White/Non-Hispanic residents.
Regardless, the Asian population grew faster in absolute numbers than the black population in Philadelphia:

Philadelphia County Pennsylvania QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau
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Old 09-07-2016, 10:31 AM
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How about majority black counties? Prince Georges County does well by many indicators, and is more affluent than most southern white counties:

Prince George's County Maryland QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau

Sure it's homogeneous, but so are white suburban counties

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Old 09-07-2016, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (Morningside)
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How about majority black counties? Prince Georges County does well by many indicators, and is more affluent than most southern white counties:

Prince George's County Maryland QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau

Sure it's homogeneous, but so are white suburban counties
Prince George's actually isn't that homogeneous. It's majority black, but has white and Latino areas.



The county does have a relatively high crime rate considering its income level. That said, from what I've seen the high crime is almost all concentrated in the black neighborhoods inside the beltway, which are mostly lower income. Some of the upper-middle class black neighborhoods have virtually no crime.
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Old 09-07-2016, 10:50 AM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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Reverse-white flight says no. We may, however, see more predominantly Latino cities.
We are likely to see more minority majority cities and states with very few having any specific minority being the majority of entire cities, metros or states. Multiculturalism is the face of the future.
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Old 09-07-2016, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (Morningside)
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In terms of majority-black suburban counties, there will be a few more soon. In the Atlanta area, Rockdale for sure, and possibly Newton and Douglas. I don't think Fulton will ever turn majority black though - Atlanta's black population is falling, and not too many black people are moving to the Fulton County suburbs north of Atlanta.
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