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Old 07-14-2017, 08:22 PM
 
Location: New York NY
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It's not a science, but generally speaking, there is a survey floating around about the most favored metros in the US and they are white majorities (Seattle, Portland, Boston, etc.) and the most unfavored are not (Detroit, Cleveland, etc.)

America sees it's society through a white lens. Absolutely no doubt in my mind certain cities benefit from that.
Yes. Although there are many valid reasons to avoid the Newarks and Clevelands of America, and many valid reasons to migrate to the popular trendy cities, to pretend that the lower population of blacks in the Ashevilles and Denvers and Portlands is merely coincidental to their popularity is frighteningly naive given US history. That is not "race-baiting". That is recognizing what this country is, and that there is a slice of population that prefers less black cities solely because they are, well, less black.
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Old 07-14-2017, 08:27 PM
 
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I agree.
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Old 07-14-2017, 08:27 PM
 
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Why doesn't Boston have a notable or significant black community like New York, Philadelphia, Washington, Chicago, etc?

Consider yourself lucky!
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Old 07-14-2017, 08:30 PM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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The thing is, it has always had one.
Yes, both MLK and Malcolm X called Boston home during significant parts of their lives. In fact MLK met Coretta here.
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Old 07-14-2017, 08:37 PM
 
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It's not a science, but generally speaking, there is a survey floating around about the most favored metros in the US and they are white majorities (Seattle, Portland, Boston, etc.) and the most unfavored are not (Detroit, Cleveland, etc.)

America sees it's society through a white lens. Absolutely no doubt in my mind certain cities benefit from that.
Boston's metro is almost exactly average in Black Population, 11% vs 12% nationally.
Seattle meanwhile is about 1/2 as Black as Boston, but the point remains I don't really think Boston belongs on that list. Its metro (other than Jews) is almost a perfect representation of American demographics.
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Old 07-14-2017, 08:56 PM
 
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Boston's metro is almost exactly average in Black Population, 11% vs 12% nationally.
Seattle meanwhile is about 1/2 as Black as Boston, but the point remains I don't really think Boston belongs on that list. Its metro (other than Jews) is almost a perfect representation of American demographics.
Boston's metro black percentage is more like 8-9%: BlackDemographics.com | Black City Population

Also, it is more like 13-14%: BlackDemographics.com | The African American Population
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Old 07-14-2017, 09:07 PM
 
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Boston's metro black percentage is more like 8-9%: BlackDemographics.com | Black City Population

Also, it is more like 13-14%: BlackDemographics.com | The African American Population

Wow, Orlando has more black people than Boston.
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Old 07-14-2017, 09:14 PM
 
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Boston's metro black percentage is more like 8-9%: BlackDemographics.com | Black City Population

Also, it is more like 13-14%: BlackDemographics.com | The African American Population
The entire state of Massachusetts is 8.8% Black. The 1.5 million people who live outside the Boston metro but inside of Massachusetts is about 3.5% Black. Thus at least the MA portion of the Boston metro is about 11.6% (130,000 more raw numbers than the listed number). and the NH portion is relatively negligible, probably brings it down to close to 11%. Maybe that counts only African Americans not Black Latinos?

I believe that link is African American only, while the ~11% includes Black Latinos which would not be considered "Black only"

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Old 07-14-2017, 09:26 PM
 
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The entire state of Massachusetts is 8.8% Black. The 1.5 million people who live outside the Boston metro but inside of Massachusetts is about 3.5% Black. Thus at least the MA portion of the Boston metro is about 11.6% (130,000 more raw numbers than the listed number). and the NH portion is relatively negligible, probably brings it down to close to 11%. Maybe that counts only African Americans not Black Latinos?
I think it counts everyone that identifies as such. It is probably higher, but many Hispanics that would or should don't or some people identify by nationality or as "French" or "Spanish", etc.

That list was also Black only as well.

Here is the state list, which includes in combo and actually puts MA at 9%: BlackDemographics.com | Black Population by State
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Old 07-15-2017, 12:57 AM
 
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Yes, both MLK and Malcolm X called Boston home during significant parts of their lives. In fact MLK met Coretta here.
So did louis farrakhan. I wonder if its more of a Caribbean black presence in Boston? Boston is a majority minority city, the public school system is only like 15% white.

I just dont think Boston is in the media that much, and if it is people are thinking of red sox and the Irish parades ,the media shapes how people think of cities and boston is not in the media alot
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