Are there colored people in Minneapolis?

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I know Minnesota is pretty white, but is the city of Minneapolis diverse at all? How is it living in the city as someone not white?

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Jan 16, 2020

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  • Intern in IB - Gen
Jan 16, 2020

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  • Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
Jan 16, 2020

Sure I'll give it a go. Are you asking if there are non-whites in Minneapolis, or non-whites in finance in Minneapolis? The city itself is reasonably diverse - super large somali population and decently large indian population. Decent number of black people. However if we're talking high finance....well...that's a different story. I think I've only ever met one guy who's not white or Indian.

I know I'm not representative of everyone's experiences of course, but I've spent a lot of time downtown and know most of the firms well at this point.

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  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Jan 16, 2020

This was what I was looking for.. thanks.

Jan 16, 2020

There are a number of asian people in finance too there. Definitely majority white, then asians and indians. Very few black people in finance in Minneapolis, but worked with a couple in my office alone.

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Jan 17, 2020
Analyst 1 in IB-M&A:

Sure I'll give it a go. Are you asking if there are non-whites in Minneapolis, or non-whites in finance in Minneapolis? The city itself is reasonably diverse - super large somali population and decently large indian population. Decent number of black people. However if we're talking high finance....well...that's a different story. I think I've only ever met one guy who's not white or Indian.

I know I'm not representative of everyone's experiences of course, but I've spent a lot of time downtown and know most of the firms well at this point.

People make too much of a deal about skin color. One of the MDs in town that is African American is as white as you can get.

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  • Intern in IB - Ind
Jan 16, 2020

I know a Director at a prominent firm who is African American

  • Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
Jan 16, 2020

yeah 90% sure this is the same guy who I was thinking about when I wrote my post above

Jan 16, 2020

They had The Artist Formerly Known as Prince, but he has since passed. Not sure if that helps or not

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Jan 16, 2020

According to Chris Rock the only black people in Minnesota are Prince and Kirby Puckett. Both have since passed, so no.

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Jan 16, 2020

Yes there are anyone who's famous tends to leave but there are black people there as well.

Jan 16, 2020

Yeah I picked up a pair of black socks at a local Macys.

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Jan 16, 2020

'colored' is offensive.

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Jan 16, 2020

There are almost as many Somalis in Minneapolis as there are in Mogadishu or Lewiston, Maine.

  • Intern in IB-M&A
Jan 18, 2020

Lol better stay the fuck outta Dearborn

  • Intern in IB - Gen
Jan 16, 2020

If you're asking if Minneapolis is a great place to build a career as a non-white professional, I would say no. If you're asking if Minneapolis has non-white people broadly - yes (but in high finance, law, general business, etc. then no).

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Jan 17, 2020

Says the intern. This is hilariously false.

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  • Intern in IB - Gen
Jan 18, 2020

I'm not actually an intern but as you wish...don't seem to see how your post is much diff than mine tho. There's some asian but few black/hispanics in the industry in Minneapolis.

Are you debating this?

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Jan 17, 2020

OP - big Somali population in MSP. City itself may not be a NYC/LA etc or a London but you have to remember that very few countries in the world are "diverse" and so we we spoiled for choice here in the US.

Good Luck

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Jan 18, 2020
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