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New York — A recent op-ed article by columnist Charles Blow in the New York Times talks about the Black population decrease in New York City according to the 2010 census.

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While the numbers have yet to be released, the Black population numbers in New York are expected to decrease for the first time since 1880. Many attribute it to the lack of jobs, police brutality, and other factors. Other studies show that Blacks covet the quality of life that southern cities and states provide.

The 2010 Census figures show that Georgia’s black population grew by 23 percent and Florida’s by 25 percent, but as The Associated Press reported Friday: ”The share of blacks in large metropolitan areas who opted to live in the suburbs climbed to 58 percent in the South, compared with 41 percent for the rest of the U.S.”

Read more at the New York Times

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