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Old 04-29-2016, 12:42 PM
 
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The original topic is precisely why I have always felt that the Bay Area of California is much more diverse in the truest sense of the word than Southern California.

Just my opinion but it seems like So Cal is more 'balkanized' in terms of different racial/ethnic groups that live and interact within their own communities. Of course this isn't unique to So Cal but when I was growing up in a suburb in So Cal, I never came across black people in my city or the surrounding areas. If I went to places like Watts and Compton, then I'd see many because that was their communities.

 
Old 04-29-2016, 12:46 PM
 
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This is a hilarious thread. It's like going to North Dakota and wondering why there aren't many Latinos there. Geography matters.

While LA does not have a large black population compared to Detroit, Atlanta, Chicago, Philly, St. Louis, or the South in general, it still has a fair percentage (9%) compared to national average (13%) based on Census data in the last few years.

OP, it depends where in LA you go. If you aren't in south LA or some adjacent areas to south LA, you won't think LA has much of a black population.

Also, there has a "reverse migration" where blacks who primarily migrated to LA for manufacturing-related jobs around and after the WWII period are moving back South.
 
Old 04-29-2016, 12:47 PM
 
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As an african american male from the east coast I find it hard to believe that people still start threads like this. I'm so glad I'm in LA. I love living here.
 
Old 04-29-2016, 12:49 PM
 
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The original topic is precisely why I have always felt that the Bay Area of California is much more diverse in the truest sense of the word than Southern California.

Just my opinion but it seems like So Cal is more 'balkanized' in terms of different racial/ethnic groups that live and interact within their own communities. Of course this isn't unique to So Cal but when I was growing up in a suburb in So Cal, I never came across black people in my city or the surrounding areas. If I went to places like Watts and Compton, then I'd see many because that was their communities.
The Bay Area has nothing to do with this thread.

However, this is a funny Dave Chappelle bit about SF/Oakland.
 
Old 04-29-2016, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Elysium
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The original topic is precisely why I have always felt that the Bay Area of California is much more diverse in the truest sense of the word than Southern California.

Just my opinion but it seems like So Cal is more 'balkanized' in terms of different racial/ethnic groups that live and interact within their own communities. Of course this isn't unique to So Cal but when I was growing up in a suburb in So Cal, I never came across black people in my city or the surrounding areas. If I went to places like Watts and Compton, then I'd see many because that was their communities.
As a result of restricted real estate convenient and then white flight Blacks were segregated until this century to a large extent. The 80s Simpson Mazolli Amnesty brought large numbers of Latinos to the previously Black southern Los Angeles
 
Old 04-29-2016, 01:34 PM
 
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Look at the high schools previously mentioned Jefferson and Manual Arts and run through them all from Crenshaw to San Pedro and compare the demographics from the 70's to the post Simpson Mazolli years when many suddenly had legal status and could more easily buy property
 
Old 04-29-2016, 02:01 PM
 
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Thats obvious and very true. There was articles and a map that showed racial intensity or problem in America and it seemed like most of the racial problems were on the eastern half of the country..



Thats not a race.... Many of them are white.....

"Many of them"

That would honestly depend on who "them" would define themselves as.
 
Old 04-29-2016, 02:07 PM
 
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Not exactly.

Atlanta: 54% Black


Detroit, MI 84.3%
Jackson, MS 80.1%
Birmingham, AL 74.0%
Baltimore, MD 65.1%
Memphis, TN 64.1%
New Orleans, LA 61.2%
Flint, MI 59.5%
Montgomery, AL 57.4 %
Savannah, GA 56.7%

Atlanta: 54% Black

Population of Atlanta: 5.5 Million

Detroit, MI: 84.3% Black

Population: 580,000

Statistically speaking yes you are correct there is a larger black demographic in those cities, however that is proportional to how big those cites are

Also I don't think his business would do well in Detroit to be honest.
 
Old 04-29-2016, 02:09 PM
 
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why I added the periods..

Im not disagreeing what so ever, but like I said in the post CA is a lot different than the rest of the country. The economic and social issues of the rest of the country are not as bad there.
 
Old 04-29-2016, 02:16 PM
 
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For some reason its a bit different in CA.
Im black and im an IT graduate who rides a longboard. I think I would be accepted more in CA than the rural midwest where I am currently located lol
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