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Old 05-31-2018, 08:09 PM
 
Location: Elysium
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Considering how low the % of blacks in CA is, having a black majority area will be hard.
The overall demographics have not changed that much since 1970 when Hispanics started to be counted. What has changed is that the de facto segregation is gone, so the black population is no longer centered around "Wakanda" and it is now possible for those who remain to see more different faces locally than the few kids of Japanese American WWII internees.
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Old 05-31-2018, 09:42 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I don't want to go off track with this thread but the term "African American", has always bothered me.
Most blacks living in this country were born here.
They are Americans, not Africans.
They are Black Americans.

Fine to celebrate one's culture, but in this case, and this particular area of Los Angeles, their culture is Black American, not African American.
As for a new name for the area, that will take some thought.

Bob.
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Old 05-31-2018, 10:12 PM
 
Location: California
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No. Neither. The whole idea is stupid.
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Old 05-31-2018, 11:36 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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I don't want to go off track with this thread but the term "African American", has always bothered me.
Most blacks living in this country were born here.
They are Americans, not Africans.
They are Black Americans.

Fine to celebrate one's culture, but in this case, and this particular area of Los Angeles, their culture is Black American, not African American. Seems to have fallen out of favor over time.
As for a new name for the area, that will take some thought.

Bob.
Yeah I don’t hear people use the term African American that much anymore . Even politicians .

In the article there was a lady that said Africa Town wouldn’t be appropriate because she doesn’t have a connection to Africa or really have anything in common with the culture .

Similar to say white Americans whose ancestors came from Europe generations ago .. but they don’t really have anything in common with European culture or a connection to Europe .
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Old 05-31-2018, 11:44 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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But Leimert is different. Just a few years ago it was somewhat uncommon to see even Hispanics around that area. There are more white people there than there were Hispanics just a few years ago. It’s staggering to see. We won’t have anymore majority black neighborhoods soon at this rate.
Yeah , L.A doesn’t seem like it’s a great place to live if one wants to live somewhere with a lot of black majority neighborhoods. Atlanta seems like it might be the best . I believe that city also has the highest rate of black owned business.
There seem to be relatively few in Los Angeles.
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Old 06-01-2018, 02:13 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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It should remain Leimert Park. Naming a little neighborhood after a continent with lots of different countries is ridiculous. What countries in Africa have connections to Leimert Park? Morocco? Guinea? Egypt? Libya? Tunisia, Kenya?
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Old 06-01-2018, 11:56 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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I don't want to go off track with this thread but the term "African American", has always bothered me.
Most blacks living in this country were born here.
They are Americans, not Africans.
They are Black Americans.

Fine to celebrate one's culture, but in this case, and this particular area of Los Angeles, their culture is Black American, not African American.
As for a new name for the area, that will take some thought.

Bob.
I guess that’s fair if “Asian American” bothers you just as much. And that it bothers you that white people aren’t really white and that black people aren’t really black. And that many people that say that they are “Mexican” or Armenian” or “Persian” were actually born here.

But it sounds like it doesn’t bother you. You’re selectively bothered. Can’t imagine what anyone decides to call themselves in this context would bother anyone.
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Old 06-01-2018, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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It should remain Leimert Park. Naming a little neighborhood after a continent with lots of different countries is ridiculous. What countries in Africa have connections to Leimert Park? Morocco? Guinea? Egypt? Libya? Tunisia, Kenya?
The people that live there are connected. I think that it’s cool when people feel a connection to their ancestry. Especially one that white people tried so hard to break.
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Old 06-01-2018, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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The people that live there are connected. I think that it’s cool when people feel a connection to their ancestry. Especially one that white people tried so hard to break.
What about whites from African countries?
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Old 06-01-2018, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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What about whites from African countries?
They should feel the same way about Europe I guess. Is that wha you’re asking?
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