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Old 07-06-2009, 07:22 AM
 
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Wow. That's been the complete opposite of my experience. Every place I've lived has had obvious "black areas".

Where I grew up, it was a seperate community - "South Sumter". 3,500 people, 90% black - adjacent to the town of Sumter, 40,000 people, 45% black.
http://www.city-data.com/city/South-...-Carolina.html

In the region that I currently live in, there is a neighborhood within the city limits, called "The Bottom". It was historically low swampland adjacent to the bluffs of downtown Wilmington. It is predominantly black-owned historic houses, with housing projects dotted sporadically through the area.

Charleston, SC is a particularly strange example. Everything north of Spring Street was commonly considered "the black neighborhood". I don't know if it is still that way exactly.

Other cities like Columbia, or Greensboro NC have all had black neighborhoods as well. They exist in most cities across the south. My understanding is that other cities like Los Angeles (Watts, Compton), Boston, NYC (Harlem), Cleveland, St. Louis, San Francisco, Philly, Baltimore, Cincy, Chicago, etc. have them as well.

It has always been unclear to me whether black folks prefer to live in these areas, or whether they are unable to live anywhere else. I've seen evidence to support both points of view.
When I said "Black Africans" I mean black people born in Africa that immigrated to the United States, and their children who were born here who held onto their specific culture. I'm not talking about African-Americans: one's whose ancestors been in the United States for several generations back, and have a history of slavery & Jim Crowism here.
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Old 07-06-2009, 07:52 AM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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When I said "Black Africans" I mean black people born in Africa that immigrated to the United States, and their children who were born here who held onto their specific culture. I'm not talking about African-Americans: one's whose ancestors been in the United States for several generations back, and have a history of slavery & Jim Crowism here.
We'll they also just move to the already established black communities as well.
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Old 07-06-2009, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Back home in Kaguawagpjpa.
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In NYC, there are large population of Africans in The Bronx, and Brooklyn.
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Old 07-06-2009, 10:03 AM
 
Location: St Paul, MN - NJ's Gold Coast
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Orange, East Orange, and Irvington, NJ have a decent population of Sub-Saharan Africans.

East Orange - 4.3% Subsaharan African (89% Black)
Orange- 4.5% Subsaharan African (75% Black)
Irvington- 4% Subsaharan African (82% Black)

All these towns border one another.
So i guess they kind of congregated into that area.
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Old 07-06-2009, 11:50 AM
 
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Here's a list of where many are concentrated in the US: African immigration to the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 07-06-2009, 03:57 PM
 
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Here's a list of where many are concentrated in the US: African immigration to the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Immigrants from Africa typically settle in heavily urban areas upon arrival into the U.S. Areas such as Washington, D.C., New York, Columbus, Ohio, Atlanta and Minneapolis have heavy concentrations of African immigrant populations relative to the general black population
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Old 07-06-2009, 06:51 PM
 
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Frankin County in Ohio supposedly has the 2nd highest.

Heck a simple google search would have given you results: somali columbus - Google Search

Wikipedia states after Minnesota, Ohio has the largest Somali population.

I know that Columbus was 2nd last time I heard for Somali population in Ohio.
I don't need to do a google search as I already know the information. It's well known that Minneapolis has the largest Somali population and Columbus has a very sizeable community as well (2nd in the U.S.). I was just pointing out Ohio has not passed Minnesota. I was also pointing out that the majority of Somalis live in three MN cities. Sorry if I came off combative.
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Old 07-06-2009, 06:55 PM
 
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I don't need to do a google search as I already know the information. It's well known that Minneapolis has the largest Somali population and Columbus has a very sizeable community as well (2nd in the U.S.). I was just pointing out Ohio has not passed Minnesota. I was also pointing out that the majority of Somalis live in three MN cities. Sorry if I came off combative.
Oh no.. not combative at all. When did the influx of Somalis start arriving in the Twin Cities?
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Old 07-06-2009, 10:49 PM
 
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Both have been said, but the first two examples that came to mind were LA (on Fairfax) and Minneapolis.

I think the Somali population started to really grow in Minneapolis in the mid-90s, although I think people started arriving pretty soon after the Civil War started in 1991 (I think it was '91).
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