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    Yep it's around.... But not near as much as in the North.... I have lived in the South and the North and Racism is Far more prevalent North of the Mason Dixon Line....
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    Not sure how long ago you lived in the north or south, but as a truck driver I'm in both on a weekly basis, and to me racism seems more prevalent in the northeast.
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    @drizzt007 .. I was Born in Kentucky, Lived in 12 states and have traveled to all lower 48 States over my working live... I lived in Michigan on and off 5 times and moved back to Kentucky 5 years ago from Detroit and have been back and forth between Detroit, Chicago and Kentucky many time... And I can say the of all the Cities i have spent time in Detroit and Chicago are the most Racist Cities I have ever been in... Will admit that Atlanta, Ga is also extremely Racist but Detroit has them all beat by a long shot.... Even the members of the Detroit City Counsel make racist remarks on a regular basis on tape and never get rebuffed....
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    @drizzt007 I agree Blacks are far more RACIST in the urban areas than in America's rural areas. Remember the Black Panther thugs intimidating the voters in Philly? Most Hispanics. are far more RACIST in the Blue States too.
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    And that is because the northern territories tend to be governed by Democrats. Democrats condone racism and have built their empire on it. that is not news to anyone.
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    Why just the South - there is racism in all areas of the country and in all walks of life - anyone that does not accept another because of their race is a practicing racist!
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    I agree 100%!! I am constantly hearing how the south is so racist but it is everywhere. As for how districts and states can cause hardship to minorities, these tactics would cause hardships to anyone who didn't have the means, not just a specific race.
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    @PoliticalSpice Other parts of the Country are also covered - great! If the War between the States is over - why continue to focus on the South - and parts of other States? If the law is so great it should apply to all!
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    @Jet_Silverman Being a man of color, THAT would never upset me. I go by MLK "Content of character not color of skin". And what does that have to do with this topic anyway? Nothing, unless you were playing the race card.
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    That's like asking if water is wet. But it's not just the south and it's not just whites. NO state should be able to gerrymander districts without outside determination that there is no racist intent. Blacks and Latinos are racist against each other and against whites. Asians tend to be racist against all races including other Asian races other than their own "nationality".(Ask a Chinese what they think of a Japanese and vice versa). Living in Los Angeles I would have to say young black males are more racist against whites than anyone. Young Latino males are more racist against Blacks than anyone. Young white males are more racist against Asians than anyone. Young Asian males are more racist against blacks than anyone.

    Old white males are more racist against blacks than anyone. Old black males are more racist against Whites than anyone. Old Latino males are more racist against blacks and old Asian males are racist against everyone. Women of all ages tend to be less racist than men but these views hold to a lesser degree. Exceptions of course exist and there tends to be more exceptions the younger the person other than the racism of young black males.

    My feeling is the rural south is the most racist white people, the big city urban blacks are the most racist of blacks, First generation American Latinos are the most racist (more than illegals) and the more successful an Asian is the more they tend to become racist.

    They not only need to keep the law they need to expand it.
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    You explained that very well. I have been trying to get many to look at racism that way. I have been called an "Uncle Tom" for not supporting the "white man is keeping us down" racism from a lot of the guys I grew up with and some of those I met in college. I dated a Chinese lady in college and she got transferred because of her parents not wanting her daughter dating a "n-word." Moving to AZ, I was told to watch out for the "Mexicans - they hate Black people." I have experienced a little of that but overall, it has been a good experience. The most racist region from my experience is the South, parts of the Northeast, MO, NE, OK and the upper west coast.(Places I have either lived in or visited). In these areas, it just like you stated above. All types of racism. I don't think this can be fixed. Gerrymandering should be illegal for all states and all political parties.
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    @Roco We are a nation of tribes. That doesn't mean (at least not to me) that we can't interact within those tribes. Most of us are "racist" against what we fear. After being beaten, robbed and hospitalized by gang members in my store someone asked me if I was now afraid of young black males. I said yes I am. They said so one incident has made you racist. My answer to that (because I knew it was coming) is this. You didn't ask me if I was afraid of young black males before I got robbed, you didn't ask me if I am afraid of young white males, or young Latino males or young Asian males in gangs. Finally you assumed I got robbed by black gangsters when I didn't.

    We can all make a racist out of someone other than our own race. I find it interesting that I am white and yet when i call another white a bubba or a redneck on the internet some other alleged white person will instantly call me a racist and assume I am a minority. I find it interesting that the rap culture uses the N word constantly when I marched to get rid of that word as part of racism and hate back in the 1960's. Does that make the rap culture racist against their own race?

    My black business partner of 30 years, my best friend and Nam partner, has no use for "cultures". He doesn't care if you call him an Uncle Tom or whatever. He is about money and success and his daughters today have Harvard MBA's while mine have UCLA MBA's. His daughters make more money than my daughters. Which goes to prove the point. Once you get out of the ghetto or the barrio or the white trailer park, race matters little when you have that Harvard MBA. Education is more important than any single thing there is concerning racism.
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    @jessejaymes How hard it is to get people to understand that?!? Congrats on your kids accomplishments. I have seen way to much waste in people, time, and money with people harping on this racist bs. Yes, there will always be some degree of racism against someone for some reason. But people can't let them hold that against them. I was once told in college that I shouldn't associate with a guy down the hall who was considered to be a "redneck". We turned out to be the best of friends. We both attended each others' weddings. People should stop this fear mongering based on racism. Racism is about the one thing that always gets my goat. I can't judge someone by their skin color. It's all about their actions. I can't comprehend how many great people I would have not known if I was this idiotic.
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    I don't think it's just racism. It's also party affiliation. Time after time, we have witnessed Republican legislatures redistricting in order to stack the deck in their favor.
    Recently, even cheating has not helped them much.
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    Dems do the same. One only has to look at the shape of Illinois 2nd Congressional district, which is voting today to replace Jackson Jr. The district was redrawn to look like Idaho (who da ho? Sorry, couldn't resist).
    So one cannot claim it is just GOP legislatures that use gerrymandering.
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    @mtkopf
    You are correct. But recently it seems Repubs are worse. They are in a panic as they continue to lose support.
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    @Keyjo I think those who live in states with a dem controlled legislature would disagree with you.

    Personally, I vote for a person and issues versus one party over the other so I don't have allegiance to ANY particular party. If you take a look at a historically dem state, one could find plenty of examples of blatant gerrymandering.

    Here is another example from Illinois: Joel Walsh vs. Tammy Duckworth. Walsh's district WAS the north suburbs, where the big money is traditionally located. His district was redrawn to extend further west, to include more middle class and ethnically diverse suburbs like Hanover Park, Rolling Meadows, Schaumburg, etc. to give Democrat Tammy Duckworth a better chance. I'm glad Walsh lost( I would have voted for the devil before casting a ballot for Walsh) but his district was blatantly drawn in an effort to remove him.
    My whole point is: the dems will use the same partisan redistricting guidelines that repubs do, so to say that one party is worse than the other on gerrymandering is hypocritical.

    Now, I believe what makes the GOP look worse is the gerrymandering coupled with voter suppression attempts.
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    Some Repubs are as diabolical as Chicago Democrats. And, you can't be any more dishonest or destructive than that bunch.
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    @Politixdavid. How can I answer that? There is still racism everywhere. But much less than ever before in the South.
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    Very true. The south is far less segregated than many northern regions... I live in the South, and it is usually a snowbird or a Texan that comments about all the black people they see everywhere they go... like they are amazed! LOL! Workplaces are far more integrated too... and I don't know about other southern states, but mine loves to put on cultural fairs and events and celebrate ethnic heritages of the people who live here. So, between Christmas and July 4th, we have Tet, Chinese New Year, Mardi Gras, MLK Day and Juneteenth to look forward to... and everyone joins the festivities... well alomost everyone... we still have a few mule-headed bigots among us, but they are getting older and fewer in number each year...
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    litdes....guess you don'r live donw here do ya! I live in SC and all the multi-racial families and couples walking around without most people batting an eye just shows it isn't as rampant as those fucked up bigoted yankees like to prate it as being!
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    @fridayjones
    I agree. I moved to South Carolina from Ohio a while back and was floored with how well races work together here. I see plenty of Asians, blacks, Hispanics and whites working together. I don't see any racism. In fact I think I saw more racism in Ohio. It usually was black on white rather than white on another race. The south is a great place to live.
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    All one has to do is look back over this past election cycle---and they would see all kinds of illegal efforts and attempts to suppress the black, minority and hispanic vote in various states all over this country...And the southern states, like Texas, for example are among some of the worst voter rights violators...Racism is not only still alive and well in the south, but throughout the rest of America as well.
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    I almost didn't see the last one of your post. I would say its no more in the south than anywhere. And it goes both ways. Black racism against whites is equally prevalent.
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    @NTBFW I could probably get you some statistics on which regions of the country are worst than others...But that's not as important as the fact that we both recognize that it does indeed exist. One point of difference (it may sound like "hair-splitting" to you) but there is a legal distinction between "blacks being prejudiced against whites" and "whites being racist against blacks"...The key to the "difference" if you will, is in the abilities of one group to effect economic, financial, and societal outcomes of the other.
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    @NTBFW But I would tend to lament the fact that there is just too much of racism, prejudice, bigotry in this country altogether. There is plenty of this nonsense all over the place.
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    Not anymore than the north east. I have heard more overt racism in the north than I ever heard in the south. You are only parroting an old worn out stereotype. There is racism there. But not any more than anywhere else.
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    @NTBFW I am not parroting anything. I'm old, I've lived in a lot of places, not to mention other countries, and I have observed a lot with these eyes. I hate it when people make observations about other people that they couldnt POSSIBLY know about. Makes those folks look patronizing.
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  • #94
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    The ignorance of racism is every where and there are pockets of "Hardcore" racists in just about every state, for instance there are racism toward people who are not blonde, white, and blue eyed.
    To explain what I mean by "Hardcore" racists, like the Nazi Groups of America, Aryan Nation and "Westboro Baptist" and of course the idiot KKK Groups.
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    OK let me try to figure this one out?Nine states in the south and seven elsewhere.Yet with out naming other than California what states those are one is led to believe their are no racist states in the north.I lived in Pennsylvania 42 years and now live in Georgia and can honestly say I saw first hand not only racism but more out right hatred for blacks and latinos than Ive seen here in the deep south.Yes my profile pic has a stars and bars in the back ground,I was born in the south raised in the north but have allways been proud the south stood up for what they believed wether right or wrong.
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    The racial disparity of inmates is higher in the northeast and midwest than it is in the south. Seems there are worse places to be black than the south. Look at the most segregated places in America, most are urban areas in the northeast and midwest, along with California.
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