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Unread 05-20-2011, 01:57 AM
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I'd say that Mass. might get a "segregated" reputation because, besides the ugliness of busing and redlining in the 1970s, the overal percentage of population that isn't white is small relative to Southern states and states with major industrial cities. There really never was a huge influx of southern blacks to the Boston area because there has largely not been major heavy industry to migrate for (unlike the war industries in the 1940s). People leaving the South to escape legal segregation didn't usually get as far as Boston, especially because there was no real heavy industry for work.
Some smaller cities have a preponderance of Hispanic/background people and are poor- I believe originally it was Puerto Ricans coming up for textile and mill jobs, which then left (ironically, went to the South for non-union and cheaper operation) so those small cities (like Lawrence, Holyoke, etc.) seem "segregated" by a larger proportion of Latin-background people than the general state population has.
I believe the black population of Boston is something like 12 percent- nothing like the 50 percent-plus of, say, Philadelphia/Cleveland/Chicago etc.
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Unread 05-20-2011, 05:12 PM
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Unread 05-20-2011, 05:36 PM
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I grew up in Concord and I would say that I never encountered any racism towards any non-white residents. There was some friction at school with the METCO program students who had ghetto mannerisms and street attitudes. But all non-whites who valued a good education and had a good attitude were accepted and welcomed.
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