Seattle - 7% blackReally Seth. Then why mention Antifa at all? If NOT Antifa, what are some of the other groups, that are attacking Portland, and causing millions of dollars in damages? How many Police Officers and citizens have been assaulted and intimidated, and by what groups? How many occupied buildings have been set alight, and by which groups?
So no biggy I guess since it happened so long ago? Why are you defending, or minimizing the actions of these hate groups? I am certainly not the one deflecting. Oregon was originally envisioned as a "White Utopia", and barred all Blacks Americans from residency until 1926. Even today, Portland has the "Whitest" large city population in America(78% Whites, 6% Blacks).
Police complicity and politicians’ inaction have allowed groups like the Proud Boys to stage violent spectacles again and again.theintercept.com
Here is a bit more perspective. There are 36 counties in Oregon. Only 10 are Blue and 26 are Red. Fortunately, those 10 counties have the highest population. Therefore wouldn't it be fairer to say, that 28% of the counties are liberal and white, and the other 72% of the counties are conservative and white? Therefore a fertile recruiting ground for far-right extremist groups.
Would you also like a list of the White Nationalist, hate, and racist groups that have set up shop in Oregon?
San Francisco - 6% black
You are impugning Portland by going back generations including a reference to 1926, 95 years ago. In the present, Portland is one of the 3 most progressively liberal cities on the west coast. Seattle and San Francisco would be the other two. Portland has a population that voted almost 80% for Biden. The Mayor is a progressive liberal, recently reelected. The last 3 police chiefs have been a black woman, a white woman, and a black man at present.
Oregon has had far-right groups in it before, and some of those people live in Oregon. But they live everywhere. Oregon is not a sanctuary or hub for far right groups.
But all of that is off topic to the question I'm asking. I'm not going to argue "who" has caused tens of millions of dollars in damage to Portland in the past year.
My question is why did they choose to attack Portland for 100 days and counting? Why not drive out to Baker City or Pendleton and attack them? That's enemy territory, not Portland.
So why Portland?