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Old 12-02-2009, 09:23 PM
 
Location: The Greatest city on Earth: City of Atlanta Proper
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^ The city of Atlanta is 94.5% black and white. What is hard for people to understand about it?
The city of Atlanta is only 131 square miles and holds 10% of the metro population. Conversely, people aren't disallowed from entering the city and at any time, about 300,000 to 500,000 of those 90% of people who hold residence outside the city are in the city for work, leisure or other activities. What's so hard to understand about that?

 
Old 12-02-2009, 09:31 PM
 
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The city of Atlanta is only 131 square miles and holds 10% of the metro population. Conversely, people aren't disallowed from entering the city and at any time, about 300,000 to 500,000 of those 90% of people who hold residence outside the city are in the city for work, leisure or other activities. What's so hard to understand about that?
Because you keep saying that the metro area is more diverse, but don't post any numbers to prove that the metro area is more diverse.

If the metro area is more diverse, PROVE IT!
 
Old 12-02-2009, 09:34 PM
 
Location: The Greatest city on Earth: City of Atlanta Proper
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Because you keep saying that the metro area is more diverse, but don't post any numbers to prove that the metro area is more diverse.

If the metro area is more diverse, PROVE IT!
Look on the previous page...
 
Old 12-02-2009, 09:37 PM
 
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Then explain why 94.5% of their city population is black or white. It only leaves 5.5% open to all other ethnicities.
No, that only leaves 5.5% open to all other races and says nothing about ethnicity whatsoever. Some of the black people in Atlanta are Guyanese, Jamaican, and Dominican; some of the white people in Atlanta are Italian, Cuban, and Israeli. Look at waronxmas' post about the foreign-born population to see what I mean.
 
Old 12-02-2009, 09:41 PM
 
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Look on the previous page...
I saw that and you CONFRMED my point.

Those numbers are from the MSA of 2003.

The total population then was 4,386,262.

Out of that population 4,014,999 was black and white

Therefore, only 371,263 was a race other than black or white.

THANKS FOR PROVING MY POINT!!!!
 
Old 12-02-2009, 09:42 PM
 
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No, that only leaves 5.5% open to all other races and says nothing about ethnicity whatsoever. Some of the black people in Atlanta are Guyanese, Jamaican, and Dominican; some of the white people in Atlanta are Italian, Cuban, and Israeli. Look at waronxmas' post about the foreign-born population to see what I mean.
I understand that point. But, we know for a fact they are missing an Asian and Hispanic population.
 
Old 12-02-2009, 09:47 PM
 
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I saw that and you CONFRMED my point.

Those numbers are from the MSA of 2003.

The total population then was 4,386,262.

Out of that population 4,014,999 was black and white

Therefore, only 371,263 we a race other than black or white.

THANKS FOR PROVING MY POINT!!!!
Actually if you break the numbers down further, about 530,000 of all Atlantans (which was on that page too) were foreign born. That's all people including Africans and Europeans who, if you hadn't noticed, are black and white too.

This is not taking in to account the hundreds of thousands of people who aren't foreign born but are asian, latino, or of say second generation italian or something.

So for arguments sake, lets say 800,000 to 900,000 people in Atlanta in 2003 were either foreign born or a member of an ethnic group that wasn't "traditional" southern white or black. That's 1/4 of the entire msa population of 2003.

Yeah, Atlanta is soooo not diverse.
 
Old 12-02-2009, 09:48 PM
 
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Actually if you break the numbers down further, about 600,000 of all Atlantans (which was on that page too) were foreign born. That's all people including Africans and Europeans who, if you hadn't noticed, are black and white too.

This is not taking in to account the hundreds of thousands of people who aren't foreign born but are asian, latino, or of say second generation italian or something.

So for arguments sake, lets say 900,000 to 1,000,000 people in Atlanta in 2003 were either foreign born or a member of an ethnic group that wasn't "traditional" southern white or black. That's 1/4 of the entire msa population of 2003.

Yeah, Atlanta is soooo not diverse.
Seriously, are you FROM atlanta. You need to travel a little bit.

It's obvious to anyone who has visited Atlanta that it's not diverse. VERY OBVIOUS!!!
 
Old 12-02-2009, 09:51 PM
 
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Seriously, are you FROM atlanta. You need to travel a little bit.

It's obvious to anyone who has visited Atlanta that it's not diverse. VERY OBVIOUS!!!
LOL! Don't assume anything about anyone.

I've lived in Atlanta most of my life, but spent just about every summer as a kid in June and July in Queens.

I also spent three years living/working abroad split between Tokyo, Mumbai, Manila...with plenty of stops in between.

Maybe you should take your blinders off and stop trying to prove how un-diverse Atlanta is just because you can read numbers off a web page.
 
Old 12-02-2009, 09:52 PM
 
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I understand that point. But, we know for a fact they are missing an Asian and Hispanic population.
I'm not sure you do understand the point. At least with respect to the "Hispanic" population, you seem to be misinterpreting the statistics. There are thousands of "Hispanics" alone in both the "white" and "black" racial categories. 94.5% "white or black" includes many "Hispanics" as well.

Also, I wouldn't exactly say that Atlanta is "missing an Asian and Hispanic population" when the Atlanta metro, in 2003, had 276,378 people born in Latin America and 144,643 people born in Asia. This, of course, does not even count the American-born Asians and "Hispanics."
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