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Old 08-23-2013, 06:33 PM
 
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Since most black people in wny came up here during ww2 to work in factories, I find it odd that rochester, a city that is less factory orientated than buffalo and more
White collar would boast a higher percentage of black people today. What attracted them to rochester over buffalo?
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Old 08-24-2013, 09:21 AM
 
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Actually, both cities are about 40% Black and while Rochester is more white collar, there were and to a degree now, manufacturing jobs in Rochester. There are also Black people that worked in white collar jobs in both areas. Both metros are about 13% Black, which is the national percentage.

Also, Black people have been in both areas for centuries due to various circumstances. If you are interested, you can look at this: African American History of Western New York

There is also thread explaining this on this forum. Just look below.
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