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Old 12-13-2008, 10:35 AM
 
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Default AA Culture & Lifestyle

Does the St. Paul/Minneapolis area have a large population of AA? What's going on socially there?
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Old 12-13-2008, 10:36 AM
 
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Does the St. Paul/Minneapolis area have a large population of AA? What's going on socially there?
Not as large as in many major cities, but certainly sizeable.
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Old 12-13-2008, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Twin Cities, MN
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My brother was very impressed with the AA groups he connected with here when he finished treatment and came and stayed with us a while back. He did the 90 meetings in 90 days thing; and found that there was a lot of things going on,depending on where you lived and what you were interested in. You can check out these sites: AA Saint Paul :: Welcome Home and also Greater Minneapolis Intergroup for more information.
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Old 12-13-2008, 12:45 PM
 
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I can't speak to Al Anon specifically, but Minnesota has always been on the forefront of treatment options. There are programs named for Minnesota.
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Old 12-13-2008, 04:11 PM
 
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I apologize for the misunderstanding, but I was referring to African-American culture and lifestyles.
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Old 12-13-2008, 08:34 PM
 
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LOL. priceless. That answers your question
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Old 12-13-2008, 11:52 PM
 
Location: Twin Cities, MN
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LOL! I guess that we're all way off topic here, huh?

I don't think I've heard "AA" used to denote race often here, and since MN is the home of Hazelton and other such treatment centers; it was easy to confuse the subjects.

Last time I checked, MN had an 11% "black" population (whatever that might mean); so I will plead ignorance about the culture and social activities of the African American community here.
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Old 12-14-2008, 01:04 PM
 
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I apologize for the misunderstanding, but I was referring to African-American culture and lifestyles.
When you say African-American do you mean people that have moved to the United States from Africa or just Black Americans?
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Old 12-14-2008, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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I can't speak to Al Anon specifically, but Minnesota has always been on the forefront of treatment options. There are programs named for Minnesota.
Oh my God this is completely hilarious.
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Old 12-14-2008, 05:22 PM
 
Location: Maryland not Murlin
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While racism exists everywhere, the TC are pretty good with race relations, even though the state itself is 90-95% white. Most of the tensions are between American born blacks and Somalis and Natives and most everyone else, but hate crimes, to my knowledge, are pretty rare -at least in the TC. Minneapolis is definitely far more liberal and open-minded than St. Paul, but St. Paul has the larger minority population, but I wouldn't say that either has a large black population (although others will disagree with that).

If you want to know about specific black culture, then I dunno. Aside from a radio station, and a few beauty parlors/shops I cannot think of anything that is specifically geared towards the black community. I am probably wrong, though, but in ten years I have never seen nor heard of anything (that I can bring to mind at the moment). Everyone just does the same thing regardless.
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