"Diverse-City" piece commenting on the front-page headline in the August 5 editi
"Diverse-City" piece commenting on the front-page headline in the August 5 edition of the Portland Press Herald. The headline proclaimed that the state's black population has doubled and that the state's minorities are booming. From 2000 to 20005 the state's black population grew to 13,456 (or 1 percent of the population) compared to 6,760 in 2000. While the figure did double, a "jump" to 1 percent is hardly newsworthy. A significant portion of the increase is due to Somali and Sudanese refugees moving in to Portland or Lewiston/Auburn. For true progress to occur, Mainers need to stop their ignorant assumptions about other races, and change their outdated and offensive terminology.
Afro-Americans, Portland, Demography
Stewart-Bouley, Shay, ""Diverse-City" piece commenting on the front-page headline in the August 5 editi" (2006). Maine News Index – Portland Phoenix. 2736.
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