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CHAT: Jews and Africans in NYC

From:John Cowan <jcowan@...>
Date:Friday, June 13, 2003, 17:26
Steg Belsky scripsit:

> I don't know, it's just a joke :-) (and i don't even remember if i'm > telling it correctly)... i'm pretty sure it used to, but i think the > proportions have shifted by now. If someone really wanted to find out > i'm sure it'd be easy to look up population statistics on the web.
About 2 million Jews in NYC, almost 5 million in Israel. But New York City is still one of the largest African cities (!), with 2.2M persons of black African descent, surpassed in Africa itself only by Lagos, Kinshasa, and Abidjan, most of whose growth has resulted from migration over the past 20 years. (There are larger cities in South Africa and along the Mediterranean shore.) -- "And it was said that ever after, if any John Cowan man looked in that Stone, unless he had a great strength of will to turn it to other purpose, he saw only two aged hands withering in flame." --"The Pyre of Denethor"