I'm surprised that they hover only at 9-11% of the population considering LA's size.. It's like 30% in NYC and Chicago, and probably the same for DC..

I understand how it's portrayed in Compton or whatever, but that's just usually the media playing stereotypes, and Compton is just a small pocket of LA.

This just confuses me a bit as I thought LA to be a melting pot, but blacks make such a small percentage (despite mexicans and asians probably being higher).