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Old 07-15-2017, 06:24 AM
 
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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
I agree with the latter part and people don't think of the history of black people in the area like the former community on Beacon Hill, the 54th Regiment, etc.

It has always had a diverse black community that had people come from various areas even in the past(the Caribbean, the Canadian Maritime provinces, the South, other Northeastern states, etc.).

Speaking of Farrakhan, check this out from when he was known as Louis Walcott: https://youtu.be/7xvJlxqHh28
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Old 07-15-2017, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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Metro Boston is 7% black.
A lot of northern metros are like that. It is not just a Boston thing. Even though Boston is on the east coast, its much further north and more isolated than Philly, New Jersey, New York. A lot of the Boston metro is smallish towns that are mostly Irish.
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Old 07-15-2017, 04:07 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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Wow, Orlando has more black people than Boston.

How is that surprising? Its in the South. The South (except for Appalachia) has the highest concentration of African-Americans. Boston, being up in New England which until recently was extremely white (and still is outside urban areas) is not going to compare in terms of black population as a city in Florida.
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Old 07-15-2017, 04:21 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 believe that link is African American only, while the ~11% includes Black Latinos which would not be considered "Black only"
Is this actually true? I know that Springfield has a substantial Black population and its metro is about 7-8% Black out of about 630,000 people. You do have substantial/visible Black populations in Worcester, Fitchburg, Leominister, Ayer, Pittsfield, Nantucket, New Bedford and Fall River, among maybe some others, outside of the Boston metro.

NH may have more impact on this than people realize as well. Here's what I mean, as this is 2010 information for the Boston-Quincy Metro Division: https://s4.ad.brown.edu/Projects/Div...?metroid=14484

You can view the total metro and other metro division info for that year here: https://s4.ad.brown.edu/Projects/Div...?metroid=14460
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Old 07-15-2017, 10:00 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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Secondly, Boston has a colder climate than other large cities in the Northeast, which may have been another deterrent for blacks migrating northward from the generally mild South Atlantic states during the Great Migration.
Yeah, and conversely, people from Northeastern states rarely move to hot southern states like Florida. /s
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Old 07-15-2017, 10:02 PM
 
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Boston probably has more black people than Seattle does.
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Old 07-15-2017, 10:18 PM
 
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At the end of the day, does it really matter? Black people are a diverse group of people just like any other and for the most part are concentrated in the South, so it makes sense Boston has less.

Its like saying, why doesn't Memphis have a smaller Asian population when Seattle has a bigger %/raw #. Who cares...it's just current day demographics
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Old 07-17-2017, 06:26 AM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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Attention-whoring white girls - "I loooooove Boston!"

Translation - "there's less black people here."
This post should be deleted. Horrible.
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Old 07-17-2017, 06:49 AM
 
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A list https://blackamericaweb.com/playlist...ns/item/264459

Also, don't forget these

Edward Brooke - the only black U.S. Senator during his time.

Devol Patrick - recent Mass. Governor

Dr. Henry L. Gates- Harvard history professor

Chick Corea

Michael Bivins
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Old 07-17-2017, 07:18 AM
 
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Roxbury is a very well-known African-American neighborhood in Boston. There is Dudley Square there which was a large African-American business district back in the 40s and 50s. Malcom X spent a lot of time in that neighborhood too. Also many of the northern inner-suburbs of Boston like Everett and Malden have black percentages in the 10-15% so it's not as if there aren't many African-Americans living outside of Boston in the metro area. The first Black school in the country was built on Beacon Hill's North Slope in the 1820s.

Boston may not have as high percentages as some cities but it's still 1/4 African/American and there is a significant amount of black history in Boston too.
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