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Which US States are more or least racists than others?

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posted on Sep, 30 2009 @ 07:21 PM
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It's not just racism by people of european descent, but also by other group. And if you can, please share your personal experience. And also, what cities tend to be more racists than others? Thanks.




posted on Sep, 30 2009 @ 07:43 PM
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I dont think that its right to say that a state is racist or not because it is a sweeping generality. People are gonna say states in the south, but that is not true. If we are going by the nubmer of "hate groups", then Ohio is actually the most "racist" state.



posted on Sep, 30 2009 @ 07:44 PM
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Originally posted by Jazzyguy
It's not just racism by people of european descent, but also by other group. And if you can, please share your personal experience. And also, what cities tend to be more racists than others? Thanks.


Before this `kicks off` you may want to reconsider this hate-fest your planning here.


What the hell ...... unbelievable .

Don`t you have a neighbour you could pick a fight with instead or something .



[edit on 30-9-2009 by UmbraSumus]



posted on Sep, 30 2009 @ 07:47 PM
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For me personally the most racist piece of crap I ever had the displeasure of meeting was born and raised in Delaware 2nd being from New York .
I meet a lot of ppl being married into the military .Needless to say I have learned a lot .Ignorance knows no boundaries it is everywhere BUT saying that
I was born and raised in MS ! I have never seen or personally experienced any racism there ...I know its stereotyped constantly and its just false . ...



posted on Sep, 30 2009 @ 07:51 PM
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Why does it matter?
I'm not sure what "racist" means.
It does seem tho that in general people mean that if you are "racist" that you must hate other races. Which is a really stupid idea.
They hate you because they think you hate others not like you.

They seem to be saying that you have no right to your likes and dislikes.
Do we not have that freedom anymore?

MOst of all, I would like to know why you care if I dislike or even hate those others not like me.
Are you advocating a hive mind or some such?
Could you just clarify that point for me?



posted on Sep, 30 2009 @ 07:52 PM
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Originally posted by Jazzyguy
It's not just racism by people of european descent, but also by other group. And if you can, please share your personal experience. And also, what cities tend to be more racists than others? Thanks.


Texas is least out of the lower 48, in my opinion.


But they do not look kindly on Canadians lol



posted on Sep, 30 2009 @ 08:04 PM
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Originally posted by Lemon.Fresh
But they do not look kindly on Canadians lol


I had no idea that Texans considered Canadians a race. Unbelievable.

Reflecting on the large numbers of Texans who attend the yearly Stampede in Calgary, it's no wonder the traditional brawl occurs for the parade on opening day.

As far as my opinion on racism in general goes, I sincerely hope that it all gets tossed on history's garbage heap with feudalism, serfdom, class and caste.

The most racist place I've ever seen? Highschool.



posted on Sep, 30 2009 @ 08:10 PM
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Texans do not consider Canadian a race . . .



Just saying that they are not looked upon too fondly in TX


My bad for not being more clear.

[edit on 9/30/2009 by Lemon.Fresh]



posted on Sep, 30 2009 @ 08:13 PM
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My past experience was in northern Wisconsin, or one part of it. Not only were they racist against blacks, but towards the asian or specifically the American Indians. They didn't seem to mind buying cigarettes on the reservation or gambling at their casino though.

Mostly though, it was about the spear fishing and hunting rights the indians had. One story was they just basically spear fished because they could and than threw the fish out that ended up in the local dump. The bears didn't mind.

They also seemed to hate welfare migrants and anyone who ate up their hard working taxes. Maybe that's everywhere anyway.

My son married a black girl and they said people used to throw things at them in passing cars both in Texas and Illinois.

But I've heard people from Illinois being hated by people from Wisconsin and Michigan. Basically the tourist yuppies, weekenders, fishermen and snowmobilers that treated the local like scum and didn't tip very well. There's always someone to hate or whine about. It's not just about race.



posted on Sep, 30 2009 @ 08:14 PM
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Wow, this is ridiculous. Are we just going to start stereotyping certain states now that you brought this up? Here we go, lets all bash the south!

Personally I feel stuff like this as well as MSNBC race baiting does worse for race relations.



posted on Sep, 30 2009 @ 08:15 PM
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Originally posted by SFwife
For me personally the most racist piece of crap I ever had the displeasure of meeting was born and raised in Delaware 2nd being from New York .
I meet a lot of ppl being married into the military .Needless to say I have learned a lot .Ignorance knows no boundaries it is everywhere BUT saying that
I was born and raised in MS ! I have never seen or personally experienced any racism there ...I know its stereotyped constantly and its just false . ...


Does that mean the military is more racist?



posted on Sep, 30 2009 @ 08:17 PM
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To do this you are going to have to ask every single person in the US how they feel and then tally the votes and make your pie charts and so on. You cant say one state is more racist than another because then you are generalizing because you really dont know what an entire state really thinks.

Also asking for peoples experiences is only going to get people all riled up.



posted on Sep, 30 2009 @ 08:31 PM
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Originally posted by crw2006
Wow, this is ridiculous. Are we just going to start stereotyping certain states now that you brought this up? Here we go, lets all bash the south!

Personally I feel stuff like this as well as MSNBC race baiting does worse for race relations.


Actually, I've heard a few good stories about the south. Especially the farmers. But I've heard that about Michigan farmers and small towns too. Cities and surrounding suburbs seem to be the problem. I was in New Port Richey in Florida and there seemed to be quite a few mixed races there. They might even be one of the most tolerant, or atleast that part was.

I would think places with more mixed races might prove more tolerant.

Statistics might be related to unemployment and crowded cities.


I always find it odd yet interesting the british accents other races have in England or around there. It's kinda refreshing and sad at the same time.

The way people talk seems as if to identify their level of education or area of education. That's still profiling and not really true. People have different skills than others. White collar people have more to lose falling down the ladder.

A credit card is not a nest egg.



posted on Sep, 30 2009 @ 08:41 PM
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Originally posted by Lemon.Fresh

Texas is least out of the lower 48, in my opinion.


But they do not look kindly on Canadians lol


Are you kidding? I married a Canadian. A Quebecer to be sure. And at my job I once met a Texan gal who married a man from Manitoba.

Did you know Quebec and Texas has ALOT in common from a political point of view?

If you ever get the chance ask a Quebecer how they feel about Canada and its relationship with them.

As for the least racist state... I say Texas... Mostly due to our history with our southern neighbor.

Most racist Lousyanna.

Never have I seen a more messed up State then Lousyanna. I won't even drive through that state no more. If I gotta drive to Florida from Texas I will go through Texarkanna and Skip lousyanna so much I dislike that state....

The things I have seen there first hand are beyond compare...



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posted on Sep, 30 2009 @ 08:51 PM
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I've lived in a lot of different states. Notice I currently live in Alabama.

I guess I'll give you what you are looking for. You want to hear some part of the south is racist.

Well you are right it's very racist down here in the part of bama I live in. When I first moved here I thought it was just me so I asked other people that weren't from Alabama what they thought. Both white and blacks. They all agreed they'd never seen anything like it before.

This is probably what you don't want to hear though. You think I'm talking about whites being racist to blacks. WRONG. It's the exact opposite here. I doubt really in proportion it's a bigger number of racist. But the ones that are racist down here are louder about it. Very abusive so you know because you are white that is their problem with you. Another thing I've noticed its not so much the men or the younger people but the middle aged women.

So when we want to talk about racism lets not just pretend its all focused against people who are not white.

So now you have someone saying the south is racist. Does that make us happy now?



posted on Sep, 30 2009 @ 09:06 PM
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Why single out just Racism?

How about Discrimination? Age, Gender, Sexual Identity, etc.

How about Group Affiliations?

How about Religion?

How about ...

Well, you get the idea. Anything can be made exclusive if the "members" want it to be ... I'm not sure the point of this whole topic really.

[edit on 30-9-2009 by LadySkadi]



posted on Sep, 30 2009 @ 09:24 PM
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Why are we limiting it to the United States?

I have first hand experience of the racism in Europe. Mind you I have only been once, but in that one week I saw racism first hand.

In Zurich, Switzerland an African-American family in line at the airport in front of us was removed from the line and there bags searched and then they were taken to security behind closed doors. I saw no cause whatsoever, except that they were the only black people in the airport.

In London, another black family was held for questioning in a tube station for a very long time. Again, no cause was apparent.

These events occurred in 1999.

I have lived and grown up in the SE United States and have never seen more obvious racism than during my one week in Europe.



posted on Sep, 30 2009 @ 09:27 PM
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i agree with Mitch Hedburg about racism



You know when it comes to racism, people say: " I don't care if they're black, white, purple, or green." Uh, hold on now: purple or green?! You gotta draw the line somewhere! To hell with purple people! Unless they're suffocating, then help 'em.



posted on Sep, 30 2009 @ 09:30 PM
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What about the blue people? I hear India is very pro blue people....kinda makes me wonder if the ancient Indians drank too much colloidal silver?



posted on Sep, 30 2009 @ 09:41 PM
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What I will share is that I don't really understand why this thread was started. This will undoubtedly will start ugliness. Yeh; we're free to say pretty much what we want but why open a can of worms?



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