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Old 09-02-2010, 09:54 PM
 
Location: Des Moines, IA
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[quote=Mercruiserdr;15736997]I care to differ !
If I remember correctly the number was around 12 to 15 hundred give or take a few.
I know for a fact 1, was one to many.


1200-1500 isn't near the 10,000-40,000 that Vilsack wanted. Other than your story and having met an occasional crackhead downtown claiming they were from NOLA (and showing and Iowa ID with "Katrina Refugee" or something listed as the address), I haven't noticed anything new since their arrival.
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I am sure they all would gladly inform you about what a kind and caring person vilsack is.

Believe me, I'm well aware of how delusional he was.
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Old 09-02-2010, 10:41 PM
 
Location: South Chicagoland
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At1WithNature, tell them about the trouble in the inner south suburbs from section 8.
LOL
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Old 09-05-2010, 11:16 AM
 
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In reading all of this, I am seeing that the main view is that "Blacks from the Chicago's inner city" are bringing on the problems. In all of that, I am only finding one person who is saying that just because a Black person moves to Iowa from Chicago doesn't mean they lived in the projects/inner city. In all of this, I have one question that hasn't been asked. I feel this question should inspire a different kind of dialogue. Here is my question: Why aren't there as many middle-class/professional African-Americans moving to Iowa? I am sure that there are African-Americans in Iowa who are professionals, who do work, who are middle class. Preston Daniels was DM's first African-American mayor. What I am noticing is that Iowa is not high on that list of places to move to. Most are moving to Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas, Houston, and other locations in the South. You aren't finding that many moving to Iowa.

I don't know how many African-Americans from the inner city are moving to Iowa as opposed to African-American professionals and middle/upper class citizens. However, if the question regarding middle class/professional African-Americans can be answered, maybe better dialogue can be had.
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Old 09-05-2010, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Des Moines, IA
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In reading all of this, I am seeing that the main view is that "Blacks from the Chicago's inner city" are bringing on the problems. In all of that, I am only finding one person who is saying that just because a Black person moves to Iowa from Chicago doesn't mean they lived in the projects/inner city. In all of this, I have one question that hasn't been asked.
Because the subject of the thread is specifically about AA's on welfare from Chicago moving to Iowa in order to get better access to handouts. That's what it's about. Not a general AA migration to Iowa, but a fairly specific group.
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Old 09-05-2010, 03:43 PM
 
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Because the subject of the thread is specifically about AA's on welfare from Chicago moving to Iowa in order to get better access to handouts. That's what it's about. Not a general AA migration to Iowa, but a fairly specific group.
The fact still stands, if people are talking about the people coming to Iowa to get on welfare, then why aren't there more African-Americans moving to Iowa who don't want to be on welfare? I asked that question because this thread because while this thread is addressing things regarding welfare, there is still the matter of race involved. One might assume a Black man moving to IA from Chicago might be on welfare and looking for more simply because many African-Americans moving to Iowa have been doing the same thing. That is why I wanted to ask the question I asked.
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Old 09-05-2010, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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I feel bad for anyone that has to deal with public housing and welfare transplants from Chicago. I have been dealing with these kinds of people on some level most of life...
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Old 09-05-2010, 07:12 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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Replying to the posts above, as one who recently have been living in Iowa City the African American population is definately more populated than one would think looking at statistics.
I originally moved from Michigan, a state with a higher African American population and a city where the African American population is about 19 percent compared to Iowa City where it is said to be around 3 percent. I seem to see just as many African Americans as I did in my hometown which is suprising. So either AA population is growing faster in Iowa City than the census predict or due to Iowa City ( and Iowa in general) being much smaller than my hometown and state the difference of diversity is not really noticeable.
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Old 09-05-2010, 08:22 PM
 
Location: South Chicagoland
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There aren't very many black people in Iowa City - surely less than 10%. I can show you around various south suburbs of Chicago, if you want to know what a significant black population is. You're right that it's not lily white like most of Iowa though. Not anymore anyway.
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Old 09-05-2010, 10:23 PM
 
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I feel bad for anyone that has to deal with public housing and welfare transplants from Chicago. I have been dealing with these kinds of people on some level most of life...
Something else I am thinking about. I am sure there are some bad apples living in public housing. What about the persons who live in public housing/on welfare who don't cause problems?
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Old 09-05-2010, 10:32 PM
 
Location: South Chicagoland
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Something else I am thinking about. I am sure there are some bad apples living in public housing. What about the persons who live in public housing/on welfare who don't cause problems?
All of your posts on this thread raise some good points.
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