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Old Posted Jan 25, 2020, 9:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Docere View Post
What's also interesting is the absence of Puerto Ricans in Detroit, given that they have sizable numbers in Cleveland, Chicago and Milwaukee.
That's interesting... was there ever a large Puerto Rican population there and they left, or was it just that they never moved there in large numbers to begin with?

Puerto Rican emigration (from the island) was clearly going strong when Detroit was at its peak prosperity so it does raise the issue of why they didn't choose Detroit over the other Midwestern cities like Chicago, alongside the east coast strongholds (like NYC).

There were at least some Mexican workers early in the 20th century so clearly some Hispanics were there for jobs.
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