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Pretty interesting maps. The map is date 1990, i would love to see these same maps more up to date. My guess is that the Hispanic map would change quite a bit.
 

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It is quite interesting. I new the majority of african americans lived in the south. 2005 map will probably look the same for african americans. Who knows what a current hispanic map would look like. I'd like to see both.
 

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from what i've heard from people who've lived up near there, "racism" is worse in the north, in effect, because they don't have to deal with it as much. thus, you get racist attitudes that never get a reality check.

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at least they say 'race and hispanic.' i'd laugh at our own gov. if they thought hispanic was a race.


its time to vote, people.
 

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The Hispanic count probably won't change the look of the maps too much. As we all know, Hispanics are both black and white. While these folks make up the greatest percentage of immigrants to the US each year, thanks to intermarriage, people tend to drop the moniker once there are enough generations in the country (usually three) Certainly the Hispanic population will continue to grow but historically, immigrants tend to concentrate in areas once they reach a sizeable population. So that means while Hispanics are a growing segment of the population, the graph itself probably won't look too much different next time around.

Incidentally, the black population of America actually makes up a slightly smaller percentage of the US population than it did in 1990. Mostly this has to do with economics and their inclusion in mainstream US society (as the standard of living has risen the patterns usually associated with the middle class (i.e. white America) have taken effect. One of these effects is a decline in birth rates that has historically been seen when the levels of education and wealth rise sufficiently) The other reason is because of intermarriage which has created a new and growing segment of the population that isn't currently recognized for it's significance.
 

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yeah, the whole hispanic/latino block confuses me becuase it lumps mexicans, puerto ricans, central americans and argentinans (of any race) into one monolithic group.
 

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i really believe a more current map would reveal more counties in the darker shade of pink for Hispanics. For instance, NC's Latino population was quite small in 1990. Since then it has grown significantly faster than other groupings of people, affectively increasing Hispanic population percentages across the state. I think this trend has been pretty common across many areas of the country.
 

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New Orleans has a high percentage of African Americans. Unfortunately, many are at the poverty level and the resurgence of the City with renovation is causing them to be pushed into different areas. It's a major political issue, but, money always wins and poverty loses. Some elected African American politicians have attempted to impede progress in their areas for the vote, but, it only seems to delay the inevitable, in the short run. Sadly, I'm afraid they think affluent whites won't vote for them and they will lose their positions. Sad, but, true... Older urban cities are changing and turning into the most affluent areas of the metro area, these days...
 

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Sean in New Orleans said:
New Orleans has a high percentage of African Americans. Unfortunately, many are at the poverty level and the resurgence of the City with renovation is causing them to be pushed into different areas. It's a major political issue, but, money always wins and poverty loses. Some elected African American politicians have attempted to impede progress in their areas for the vote, but, it only seems to delay the inevitable, in the short run. Sadly, I'm afraid they think affluent whites won't vote for them and they will lose their positions. Sad, but, true... Older urban cities are changing and turning into the most affluent areas of the metro area, these days...
Ah, I see New Orleans has joined the club. This is happening all over America. :down:
 

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the hispanic situation in the south is sad aas far as those maps. living in la, houston and in miami, you start to recognize how beautiful the spanish culture really is.
 

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the hispanic situation in the south is sad aas far as those maps. living in la, houston and in miami, you start to recognize how beautiful the spanish culture really is.
Remember, those maps are 15 years old. Most southern cities of any size nowadays have hispanic stores, hispanic newspapers, hispanic radio, hispanic clubs, you name it. Hispanics are a visible, everyday presence in the lives of most southerners--in cities at least, and in many small towns as well.
 

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seems like texas is split down the middle, also i would've thought charlotte and nashville wouldve had a higher black pop. i thought charlotte was around 40%
 

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seems like texas is split down the middle, also i would've thought charlotte and nashville wouldve had a higher black pop. i thought charlotte was around 40%
I believe metropolitan Nashville is less than 20% black, one of the lowest percentages in the South, and that Charlotte is about 20%.

Most blacks in Tennessee are concentrated in the western third of the state. At 43%, Memphis has the highest % of blacks of any metro over 1 million in the US. New Orleans metro is at 37%.
 

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Blacks aren't even the largest minority...hispanics are the largest minority in the United States.
 

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What I can't figure out is why if black individuals are called African Americans, why aren't white people called European Americans? I get confused with this kind of stuff, alot. And then you have Spanish people who are also European Americans?! Go figure...
 
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