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Old 01-28-2009, 03:54 PM
 
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in their school districts? This goes for urban centers and not suburban cities with 100,000 either. I ask this because in the city I'm from it is 60-65% White, but the school district in that city has a 54% Black student population and is 69% students "of color".

Also, people seem to equate urban with Black people and/or other people of color in general, but maybe finding out about which cities fit this bill would buck that perception.

Some cities I can think of of the top of my head are:Worcester MA, Manchester NH, Erie PA, Ann Arbor MI, Madison WI, Portland OR, Seattle WA, Tacoma WA, Spokane WA, Boise ID, Salt Lake City UT, Springfield MO, Sioux Falls SD, Des Moines IA, Omaha NE, Fort Wayne IN, Rockford IL, Topeka KS, Evansville IN, Eugene OR, Salem OR, Reno NV and Lincoln NE. Are there any others?
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Old 01-28-2009, 04:05 PM
 
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Old 01-28-2009, 09:10 PM
 
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in their school districts? This goes for urban centers and not suburban cities with 100,000 either. I ask this because in the city I'm from it is 60-65% White, but the school district in that city has a 54% Black student population and is 69% students "of color".

Also, people seem to equate urban with Black people and/or other people of color in general, but maybe finding out about which cities fit this bill would buck that perception.

Some cities I can think of of the top of my head are:Worcester MA, Manchester NH, Erie PA, Ann Arbor MI, Madison WI, Portland OR, Seattle WA, Tacoma WA, Spokane WA, Boise ID, Salt Lake City UT, Springfield MO, Sioux Falls SD, Des Moines IA, Omaha NE, Fort Wayne IN, Rockford IL, Topeka KS, Evansville IN, Eugene OR, Salem OR, Reno NV and Lincoln NE. Are there any others?
It is ironic that some people equate urban with black, since it's only been the last 50-60 years that large numbers of blacks have lived in American cities. The great Migration really was a huge sea change in American culture.
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Old 01-28-2009, 09:17 PM
 
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Old 01-28-2009, 10:49 PM
 
Location: City of Thorns
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According to April 2006, information published by Associated Press, the current Omaha public school district has approximately 45,000 students classified as 46 percent white, 31 percent black, 20 percent Hispanic, and 3 percent Asian or American Indian.
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Not quite 60-65% there.
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Old 01-29-2009, 12:02 AM
 
Location: Southeast Missouri
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I would assume Springfield, MO probably has a majority white school population, since the city population is like 90% white. Springfield's a good town, though.
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Old 01-29-2009, 12:03 AM
 
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detroit.................diversity at a pretty good level.
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Old 01-29-2009, 08:57 AM
 
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When I went to schools in Iowa City they were well over 90% white 10 years ago. Some schools around 100%.

Now it's down to around 65-70% overall...and in some schools around 35%. Massive influx of black and hispanic students, and the always increasing Asian population due to the University.
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Old 01-29-2009, 03:35 PM
 
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It is ironic that some people equate urban with black, since it's only been the last 50-60 years that large numbers of blacks have lived in American cities. The great Migration really was a huge sea change in American culture.
Very true and people only think of it subconsciously(sp?).
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Old 01-29-2009, 03:36 PM
 
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When I went to schools in Iowa City they were well over 90% white 10 years ago. Some schools around 100%.

Now it's down to around 65-70% overall...and in some schools around 35%. Massive influx of black and hispanic students, and the always increasing Asian population due to the University.
Is the influx due to people leaving cities like St. Louis and Chicago for Iowa City? Are they people that work at the U. of Iowa or are they working in other industries?
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