Blacks make up 0.4 percent of Maine's 1,227,928 residents, compared to 12 percen
Blacks make up 0.4 percent of Maine's 1,227,928 residents, compared to 12 percent nationwide. Race is not an issue for most white families who migrate to Maine from other states, nor is it an issue for white Mainers who have never left the state. Race is an issue for Arthur Davis, 58, proprieter of Maine Bonsai Gardens in Woolwich, a middle-class black who was raised in Florida, as it is for Bruno Yomoah, 47, an instructor at Hebron Academy, who almost three years ago immigrated from Ghana. Details; profiles of Augusta Mayor Bill Burney and state senator John Jenkins of Lewiston; related article on racially motivated hate crimes in Maine.
Hate crimes, Race relations
Chutchian, Kenneth Z., "Blacks make up 0.4 percent of Maine's 1,227,928 residents, compared to 12 percen" (1997). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 2478.