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    I wanted to get some opinions from you guys in the US about the whole North/South thing. I am a white guy from a Philadelphia suburb and have lived around here most all my life, with the exception for 7 years down in North Carolina. I just moved back up here last year and am very glad to be back.

    While down in NC I experienced discrimination like I never knew existed. Some of the people down there looked like they wanted to kill me. I also got kidded around about being a 'Yankee' but didn't pay much heed to it. When I returned last year I looked it up online and it seems they are still pissed off about losing the Civil War and here I was telling them how I was from Washington's Crossing and Valley Forge areas - lol!

    Anyhow there are some big differences between the north and south, such as they are more religious (the bible belt) and things seems to go at a faster rate up here. People up here tend to have more teeth too. ;-) When I see someone from the south up here I don't feel any kind of hate towards them at all and neither does anyone I know - but down there it's a different story.

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    I live in the south and love it.

    Unfortunately, in-groups and out-groups are part of how humans are wired, there will always be a unfair feeling towards people that are not part of the same group you are.

    About the teeth thing...
    I always say, you can tell the toothbrush got it's name here in Kentucky.

    If it were to be named in any other state, it would have been called a teethbrush...

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    I live in the South as well and love it. It's what you make of it. I moved here from California and it was hard to adapt at first moving from a big city to living next door to a bunch of cattle, but I enjoy the slower paced lifestyle now.

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    I feel you man, I have visited the south alot but I am from the upper northwest (Seattle is like a 1 hour flight). The culture down south is very different then up in the north or even east (New York area).

    Racism still exists unfortunately.

    Best thing to do is just ignore and move on, why spark a fire in the first place. Alot of these ppl have a stuck mentality where they think they are always right... Its their right and choice to think this way, not worth the hassle imho.

    Edit: "Unfortunately, in-groups and out-groups are part of how humans are wired, there will always be a unfair feeling towards people that are not part of the same group you are."

    Absolutely right, some of the guys I look up to were actually born and bred in the south.

    It is definately an individual thing, not every everyone is going to be the same and its usually the individual who is highly polarized that gets all the publicity thereby giving the whole group a bad name.
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    What? People are still pissed at what happened 150 years ago? That's quite funny LOL

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    Your story is very strange. You spent 7 years living in NC and only realized that they were "mad about losing the civil war" after you got back up north and "looked it up online".

    Regardless of that, the south will always be filled with religious conservatives that we have to drag kicking and screaming into the future. Every family has it's slow child.

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    in italy stay similar situation,because the north stay the 80% of factory,but the more people work inside arrive from the south of italy..
    The discrimination is sensible..
    Also alot in all italy hate romans,because stay the government and they tief the money to all people..
    I live in rome,when you tell is from rome nobody is happy..

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeads66 View Post
    Your story is very strange. You spent 7 years living in NC and only realized that they were "mad about losing the civil war" after you got back up north and "looked it up online".
    lol - I kinda knew the hate was about the civil war but it wasn't until I got back up here that I did some research into the whole thing and realized how big it was.
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    Lots of countries have a north/south cultural divide like this... with one side stereotyped as too conservative and stuck in the past.

    Cultures evolve at different speeds. Right now in the South, the attitude towards minorities and women and gays is about where the North was at decades ago. And when they eventually catch up, the North will still be ahead.

    But it's not like the North is always ahead of the game, we're still in America. Many parts of Europe advanced on social issues faster than us.

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    Spent a lot of time in Alabama, lived my entire life in Michigan. To be honest, I don't see much of a difference. I see just as many confederate flags up here as I did down there.

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    I moved to Crossville, Tennessee from Palm Beach, Florida and its boring as hell here but the people are allot more friendly here and you don't have to worry about getting your house or car robbed no one locks anything and don't ever get robbed and you can pump gas before you pay.

    All the people here wave high to me and at first I didn't know what to do and rednecks listen to rap so me personally I don't think the south is as bad as people try to say it is.

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    the confederate flag is the ultimate symbol of failure in my book.

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    It's alot worse being a southerner visiting a northern state, by far! In the south people waive when you drive by, hold the door open for one another, and actually smile. I visited boston one time and the people there absolutely SUCK, and get annoyed by southern accents. The south is way more diversified than the north. Theres a reason why they call it "southern hospitality", I've lived in georga my whole life and never seen anyone from the north be discriminated against, you might have been in a mountain region in north carolina....all mountain people are weird lol, but to mee it seems like your exaggerating a little bit.

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    I think the reason why people dont smile up north is because their frowns are frozen to their faces lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by bh9889 View Post
    you might have been in a mountain region in north carolina....all mountain people are weird lol, but to mee it seems like your exaggerating a little bit.
    No, I was in Greensboro, NC. (It was named after Nathanael Greene, the American Revolutionary War general.)

    ..and I'm not exaggerating even a little bit.
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    My mom was born in Alabama during the depression. Her family were white sharecroppers and were poor beyond belief....to the point of starving. She left home at 15 with an aunt and headed up that hillbilly highway to Chicago where she worked in a factory and sent money back home to her mother and siblings (6 of them). Eventually the whole family wound up in Chicago in the early 60's. Many of them stayed in Chicago over the years but my grandma and some of my aunts and uncles wound up back in Alabama.

    My grandmother and a couple uncles are gone now but the one's that are still live in the same property as they did 50 years ago. It is very rural and small, about 50 miles north of Birmingham so we're talking like really, really backwoods. I would visit them sometimes as a kid during the summer and have been back a few times as an adult. As a white guy I'm not sure what discrimination the op experienced but I personally have never been subjected to it. As a matter of fact, I've experienced a lot of kindness and warmth from total strangers. I don't think I've ever heard more people use phrases like "sir" or "maam" as I have in the south. Southern hospitality is a real thing and it is wonderful to experience it.

    Outside of the weather in the summer (UGH!), I enjoy visiting the south but with all of that said, and while there is racism everywhere (on all sides), I have always felt that there is always this underlying white/black thing down there. And yes, I know for a fact that the whole civil war thing still exists. Bill Maher is always wondering why the south, who LOST the war, keep doing these reenactments of it. It does seem odd.

    I had a converstion with one of my cousins who lives in Alabama (and who happens to be gay) and I asked her if I see a confederate flag on someone's lawn or truck, is that some kind of strange romanticized memory of the south before the war. She said, when you see that flag it is nothing more than redneck hate towards everything that brought it down.

    Anyway, there is a huge cultural divide in this country on many fronts, not just north/south.

    On a lighter note:
    What do people in the south say after having sex?

    Get off me pa you're crushing my smokes.
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    There's good and bad in all parts of the States, just like anywhere else in the world. Southern Hospitality is a wonderful thing. Cajun cooking is amazing. Racism and hate are ugly.

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    There's good and bad in all parts of the States, just like anywhere else in the world.
    There will be examples for each and every country I'm sure (I can think of a few). Nowhere and no one is perfect. If we stopped hating and fighting the world would be a boring place and then humanity would be doomed.

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    Cajun cooking is amazing.
    I love some of the southern food. They are big on BBQ. I love ribs, pulled pork, etc. Mmmm.

    They cannot make a cheese steak to save their lives though - lol.
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    I think the OP is the real discriminator, I'm sure theres more to the story....lol I was in connecticut a few months ago and a teenager was putting his cigarette out before he walked in the gas station, a man in his 40's prob was walking towards the door and says "get the fuck out of my way kid" like come on you would never hear something like that in the south. Also it's impossible to watch a friendly sporting event in a bar up north, lots of things said and gestured that def wouldnt fly in the south. I think home is where you make it......and people are ignorant when it comes to the confederate flag...its a symbol of pride, plain and simple. Matter of fact there was a poll not to long ago that proved 86% of America is not offended by it, so those that bash the flag you fall within the other 14% because you don't understand the TRUE meaning. It has nothing to do with slavery/racism...little fun fact for you is not ONE southern ship went into slave trade, it was the north bringing the slaves back and selling them to the south, and the north continued slavery one year after the south abolished it.

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    I was born and raised in the south and my family has been here since the 1600's, but I don't follow the southern culture. I dont even smile and waive at people,because imho I see it as pointless.
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    I was born and raised in the south and my family has been here since the 1600's, but I don't follow the southern culture. I dont even smile and waive at people,because imho I see it as pointless.
    If you don't mind me asking what's with the Romania thing? I had you down as a Romanian.

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    ...and people are ignorant when it comes to the confederate flag...its a symbol of pride, plain and simple. Matter of fact there was a poll not to long ago that proved 86% of America is not offended by it, so those that bash the flag you fall within the other 14% because you don't understand the TRUE meaning. It has nothing to do with slavery/racism
    Show me the poll you're referring to or stop pulling numbers out of your ass to bolster your argument. And if you even bother to do it, don't pull up some poll from some extremist web site.
    And while you're at it, try to understand that the confederate flag was the flag of the 11 states who seceded from the union because of the slavery issue.

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    ...little fun fact for you is not ONE southern ship went into slave trade, it was the north bringing the slaves back and selling them to the south, and the north continued slavery one year after the south abolished it.
    I will assume that you are not stupid but are totally ignorant of a little thing called HISTORY. The south didn't abolish slavery...holy shit, that's like saying Japan ended WWII because the US dropped an atomic bomb on them. While it didn't end immediately and the following years of Jim Crow were horrible, slavery ended officially when the south surrendered.

    And you can refer to my post above if you want to hear another southerners opinion on what the flag means. I'd say it's safe to say that not all southerners view it the same as you do.

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    If you don't mind me asking what's with the Romania thing? I had you down as a Romanian.

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    I worded that wrong about abolishing...the north continued to help slavery continue after procc. was signed. slavery def started in the north
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    But north def brought slavery to america no doubt about it, and no shit thats what the flag stands for, i'm talking about today in general people hang it to show pride for their culture. and the poll was in 1994, lou harris.
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    Because I'm going to move to Romania in a few months,and its the country I'm choosing to register businesses in for my next project after IM.
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    But north def brought slavery to america no doubt about it, and no shit thats what the flag stands for, i'm talking about today in general people hang it to show pride for their culture. and the poll was in 1994, lou harris.
    Wrong. Slaves were brought to Jamestown. Clearly you aren't very bright, so I'll inform you that Jamestown was the first permanent settlement colony in America. These individuals were not Americans, and the area in which they settled was the "south".

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    Op, I'm sorry that you were treated that way - anywhere. It's wrong to treat people like they don't belong. I was born in the north (Philly) but my Wife is 'teaching me south'. The reality is that my mom taught me the honesty, 'good naturedness' and true hospitality that the south is known for so I've had many of the traits since childhood. (SOME Northerners do have good manners though). I lived in Florida for years but the further south you go in the state, the further north you go in the country - Miami is closest to NY and Jacksonville is closet to Atlanta in how people are treated.

    I can tell you that when I visted Texas that I learned one important fact - 'The Friendly State' isn't just a motto! The way they treated other people, EVEN outsiders was very cool indeed.

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    I'm an Army brat. Lived all over the states. Didn't travel outside the country until I was on my own. I have family in the north and the south. I think I have a northern disposition but Americans in general feel I have a European outlook.

    They are some parts of the south I wouldn't think of visiting now. When I go to South Carolina I feel at home because I have so much family down there. They finally got the confederate flag down a few years ago. There are more good people in life than bad but this shirts versus skins can mess things up sometimes.

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    I see America and some other countries as not being divided or different in large Geo areas like North and South. I think it is more in pockets. I have met idiots from New York and Idiots from Atlanta. I have seen smart sincere people from Boston and rude mean people from New Orleans. I think it is where you are at in a particular section. Honestly some of the most discrimination I have received was from West Virginia. And it is not consider North or South.
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    I don't know, I am northerner with numerous southern friends and I never had a problem with them. Occasional kidding about accents but nothing serious. There's assholes among every group of people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bh9889 View Post
    I worded that wrong about abolishing...the north continued to help slavery continue after procc. was signed. slavery def started in the north
    Yes, yes we all know that Thomas Jefferson et al had slaves. The point I'm making is that slavery, as an institution, was abolished in the north after the revolution. It continued on in the south
    for another hundred years as an institution and as the catalyst for a war that killed 2% of the entire population of the US. That's north and south.


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    But north def brought slavery to america no doubt about it, and no shit thats what the flag stands for, i'm talking about today in general people hang it to show pride for their culture. and the poll was in 1994, lou harris.
    Fair enough. I wasn't aware of the poll so you got me there. I would argue however that since 1994 some attitudes have changed. The flag doesn't mean shit to me one way or another but for some, including some in the south, it is divisive.

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    While down in NC I experienced discrimination like I never knew existed. Some of the people down there looked like they wanted to kill me. I also got kidded around about being a 'Yankee' but didn't pay much heed to it. When I returned last year I looked it up online and it seems they are still pissed off about losing the Civil War and here I was telling them how I was from Washington's Crossing and Valley Forge areas - lol!
    Meh. First, I think you are a bit of an idiot, so your opinions about the various regions aren't worth much. It sounds to me like everything you learned about this south, you learned while sitting your fat ass on the couch watching leftist TV shows, as your opinions about both regions, and the south in particular are superficial and rather stupid. You must have learned them while watching TV.

    I grew up in the north. I understand the yankee heart and mind-set like very few people do, as I come from family stock that embraces all the most collectivist belief systems. I was indoctrinated by the Federal Government for 13 years into how important it is to become assimilated into the Collectivist Borg, and I also retardedly believed all the left-wing, mass-media propaganda I had been subjected to my whole life.

    And it wasn't until I met a Virginian named 1st Lieutenant Price while working on his armored vehicles radio that the indoctrination cracked and I had my first indication about what a complete dumbfuck I was. I, like you, had some stupid notion about green-toothed southerners laying around on the front porch drinking moonshine while "darkies" slaved away in the cotton fields singing songs about the day when self-righteous Yankees would come down from the north and free them from their bonds. And I said something stupid to Lt. Price about the Civil War and how wonderful things now were in the Marine Corps, what-with all the integration and everything and how it's a good thing that Lincoln started the Civil War in order to free the slaves and Lt. Price says, "No it's not. It's about States Rights."

    That statement right their cracked my 20+ years of Federal, yankee indoctrination, because not once in that entire time did anyone ever mention anything about "the other side" except for the fact that southerners were evil, lazy and cruel people that only wanted to enslave other people in order to avoid doing work themselves.

    And I hate these yankees now, these lying collectivist stooges for the oppressive and enslaving Federal Government that have run this country 16 trillion dollars into debt and handed ownership of it over the Chinese.

    For southerners, they are self-explanatory. They need know explanation, all one needs to do is take a look. They'd rather work than sit down. They'd rather keep what they earn that give it to the government. They'd rather pay for what they need than have it given to them by the government and charity. They believe in god-given rights, and not in government-given rights. They believe that the government should fear it's people, and not that the people should fear it's government. And that's what the guns are for.

    Southerners have pride. And they expect others to have pride in themselves also. A man that will not work is not a man. Southerners understand natural consequences, and do not see the point in putting significant effort into trying to shield someone from the consequences of their own stupidity.

    Well anyways. I've lived half my life way up north, and I've been living here in North Mexico for the other half, and I'm never going back. You have to be some very special kind of stupid to want to live in a place that is below zero for half the year. The fact is, most of the people that migrate north are doing so because the government programs there are more generous.

    That has direct bearing on regional culture. People in the north have no shame whatsoever to put their hand out, and are not particular at all about who gives it to them, and under what conditions. They are willing to do, think and believe just about anything in order to get whatever it is that they think they want. That's why they are Borg. They are dependent, and do not have an ability to think or act independently. They are obedient, and compliant. Even now during the election, they shamelessly stand up in public places and demand higher taxes and more government involvement in the day-to-day activities of their lives. They don't care what the long-term costs are. They want it now. And they don't want to earn it. They want "someone else" to pay for it, and they really don't give a fuck who. They just want it. Now.

    That's the North.
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    I am from the south and love it. I didn't read all of the comments because I am very busy these days, but I'm sure different things like race may have came up. I know alot of people up north tend to think that we are racist in the south, but we are far from it. There are racist places all over the country. I know in dallas we have one of the largest populations of interacial relationships (mine is one of them). I see almost no racism at all in dallas.

    P.S. I was raised my whole life from 2 months old in the south (Dallas Tx, and Orlando Fl.) But I was born in Vermont, so I'm southern yankee

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    And it wasn't until I met a Virginian named 1st Lieutenant Price while working on his armored vehicles radio that the indoctrination cracked and I had my first indication about what a complete dumbfuck I was.
    So you broke one dumbass indoctrination, and adopted another. You haven't come as far as you think.

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    Meh. First, I think you are a bit of an idiot, so your opinions about the various regions aren't worth much. It sounds to me like everything you learned about this south, you learned while sitting your fat ass on the couch watching leftist TV shows, as your opinions about both regions, and the south in particular are superficial and rather stupid. You must have learned them while watching TV.

    I grew up in the north. I understand the yankee heart and mind-set like very few people do, as I come from family stock that embraces all the most collectivist belief systems. I was indoctrinated by the Federal Government for 13 years into how important it is to become assimilated into the Collectivist Borg, and I also retardedly believed all the left-wing, mass-media propaganda I had been subjected to my whole life.

    And it wasn't until I met a Virginian named 1st Lieutenant Price while working on his armored vehicles radio that the indoctrination cracked and I had my first indication about what a complete dumbfuck I was. I, like you, had some stupid notion about green-toothed southerners laying around on the front porch drinking moonshine while "darkies" slaved away in the cotton fields singing songs about the day when self-righteous Yankees would come down from the north and free them from their bonds. And I said something stupid to Lt. Price about the Civil War and how wonderful things now were in the Marine Corps, what-with all the integration and everything and how it's a good thing that Lincoln started the Civil War in order to free the slaves and Lt. Price says, "No it's not. It's about States Rights."

    That statement right their cracked my 20+ years of Federal, yankee indoctrination, because not once in that entire time did anyone ever mention anything about "the other side" except for the fact that southerners were evil, lazy and cruel people that only wanted to enslave other people in order to avoid doing work themselves.

    And I hate these yankees now, these lying collectivist stooges for the oppressive and enslaving Federal Government that have run this country 16 trillion dollars into debt and handed ownership of it over the Chinese.

    For southerners, they are self-explanatory. They need know explanation, all one needs to do is take a look. They'd rather work than sit down. They'd rather keep what they earn that give it to the government. They'd rather pay for what they need than have it given to them by the government and charity. They believe in god-given rights, and not in government-given rights. They believe that the government should fear it's people, and not that the people should fear it's government. And that's what the guns are for.

    Southerners have pride. And they expect others to have pride in themselves also. A man that will not work is not a man. Southerners understand natural consequences, and do not see the point in putting significant effort into trying to shield someone from the consequences of their own stupidity.

    Well anyways. I've lived half my life way up north, and I've been living here in North Mexico for the other half, and I'm never going back. You have to be some very special kind of stupid to want to live in a place that is below zero for half the year. The fact is, most of the people that migrate north are doing so because the government programs there are more generous.

    That has direct bearing on regional culture. People in the north have no shame whatsoever to put their hand out, and are not particular at all about who gives it to them, and under what conditions. They are willing to do, think and believe just about anything in order to get whatever it is that they think they want. That's why they are Borg. They are dependent, and do not have an ability to think or act independently. They are obedient, and compliant. Even now during the election, they shamelessly stand up in public places and demand higher taxes and more government involvement in the day-to-day activities of their lives. They don't care what the long-term costs are. They want it now. And they don't want to earn it. They want "someone else" to pay for it, and they really don't give a fuck who. They just want it. Now.

    That's the North.
    You don't know me, at all. All your post shows is what an ignominious you are. Sorry to get you all jammed up there.

    LMAO!

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    I think its funny how so many people from the south say it was about states rights, and the north was being aggressive. But it was a response to a hostile force attacking us(confederacy attacked the United States) not about slavery,states rights,oppression,or money.
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    I am from the west, but am visiting Alabama right now. I would have to say the same comments as others. It depends on who you run into period. There are many many people here who are very nice and would do anything for you and share what they have with you. Very amazing display of southern hospitality. People who act as my parents taught us to act and are the nicest people you could run accross. Nothing but good to say about the south right now.

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    Well I lived in Wisconsin till 12 yrs old and spent almost all my life here in Tennessee, I lived in NYC for a while. Yes, there are some serious differences in the North vs the South but there are also a lot of similarities.

    As for racism I can't compare WI vs TN cause Wisconsin is like 99% white lol I didn't meet a black person till I was 12 and that was cause we moved down here. Racism here in the south is misunderstood by most people outside of the south. It is more about free speech than hatred. For example in Hickman county the KKK constantly demonstrates in the town square of Centerville. Being Jewish I hate what the KKK stands for but I feel they should be allowed to demonstrate as it is a freedom of speech issue. I am 100% against these 'hate speech laws' as restricting speech in ANY FORM is a slippery slope. Most of the people that are present when the KKK demonstrates are 100% against them but they don't start fights or anything like that cause they feel it is a freedom of speech issue. 'Racism' here in the south isn't as cut and dry as most people make it out to be. Racism doesn't equal hatred and most people don't understand this. When I was a teenager and I attended 'hick' parties full of rednecks, there was always some black people there and no one ever held their race against them. I guess you would have to spend a lot of time here in the south to understand this. There are still some “sunset towns” or “gray towns” here in the south but they won't kill blacks or hispanics the police will just escort them out of town, most of those towns are privately owned though so the feds really can't do anything about it. I live in a town (White Bluff) that was previously a sunset town and I am pretty sure there are no other Jews living here but that was the past, no one cares that I am Jewish infact most of them think it is cool. But in the reverse there are Muslim only towns where non-Muslims aren't allowed and there are blacks only areas where as if I drove down the streets I'd be killed in a second.

    I love these 'Rebel' idiots running around with their confederate flags. I always tell my friends when I see them with a rebel flag on their shirt or whatever that us northerners slaughtered them lol they don't appreciate that. It was weird at first being called a Yankee but I rarely get that anymore and when they do say that it is just a meaningless insult. Like I recently told my friend that I eat Ketchup with my eggs, he looked at me weird and said 'damn yankee'. It is just something that is part of their culture and they really don't care, they aren't going to beat you up cause you are from the north.

    As for it being slow paced I have to disagree, things in my area are very fast paced. Business are opening and expanding internationally, our economy is great and most people are ambitious. There are areas where people prefer to live a simple life but why is that a bad thing? I envy people like that and in my experience here in Tennessee most people who live out in the middle of no where and live the simple life have mid six figures in the bank.

    I get a kick out of when people that have never met me refer to me as a 'hick' or 'racist' just because I live in TN (one guy here on BHW said both and referenced that I live in TN as a means for justification just as an example). I live in a 6,000 square foot home, graduated high school at 15, am a single father (my son has a nanny), drive a luxury car, have a decent sum in the bank, am a published author, former US Marine, my parents are multimillionaires and well I am quite the opposite of a hick, but because I live in TN that automatically makes me one according to them. So who's the ignorant one? lol

    Truthfully I love it here in the South. I have traveled all over the world and I can't see myself living anywhere else. It is a great place to raise a family, very safe, Republican controlled so our economy is always better than most other states, people are friendly (to the extreme) and overall it is a good life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aakon7 View Post
    There are still some “sunset towns” or “gray towns” here in the south but they won't kill blacks or hispanics the police will just escort them out of town, most of those towns are privately owned though so the feds really can't do anything about it.
    You say racism is misunderstood in the South... but if you told what I quoted to most people in the North, they'd be surprised at that level of racism still being in the South. So maybe by misunderstood that could mean they underestimate it.

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    You say racism is misunderstood in the South... but if you told what I quoted to most people in the North, they'd be surprised at that level of racism still being in the South. So maybe by misunderstood that could mean they underestimate it.
    Wow, selective reading or just trying to manipulate what I said lol No, it is misunderstood not underestimated. Everyone in the south is not a racist so stop implying that. In that part of my post I was stating that some towns still are publicly known as 'sunset towns'. As for the north have you ever been to New Haven, CT? It is labeled the most liberal city in the USA. That town is completely segregated and everyone that lives there knows this. On summer nights police literally stand on the street corners in a straight line down a few streets to keep the crime from the black neighborhoods from spilling over to the white side where Yale is, my realtor just came out and told me this when my GF wanted to look at a home in a certain neighborhood and then after living there for a little while it was completely evident that this was true. Or Milford, CT, ever been there? It is well known that you have to be white to live there, Bridgeport is where everyone else lives (BTW don't ever under any circumstances go to Bridgeport, that city is a f*cking war zone!). So you are incorrect, people in the north still know that stuff like this happens regardless where you live, I was stating that here in the south some towns are more vocal about what everyone already knows whereas in the north only people local to the area can tell you this. I can't seem to word the above how I want to so it is clearer but you guys know what I am saying.

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