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USA: Northerners vs Southerners

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  1. WebmasterWorkforce

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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.

    :rolleyes:
     
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  2. reinie

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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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  3. marusia

    marusia Senior Member

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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..
     
  8. WebmasterWorkforce

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    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.
     
  9. deviatus

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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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    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 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.
     
  19. WebmasterWorkforce

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    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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