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Old 11-10-2010, 08:26 AM
 
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Same thing with New Jersey, they think we're nothing but a bunch of fist pumping, trash talking, guido, big hair, mafia, dirty garbage state bunch of people and it's not true. They have so many Jersey shows on now and they give the state a bad name. Jersey's an awesome state with beautiful areas, i live in Pa now and i've taken rides through both states and Jersey by far has it all over Pa with beautiful scenery. Jersey people aren't what they portray on TV, they're hard working, family oriented people and i wouldn't ever want to call any other place home.
Don't all people in NJ drive used Infinitys and Nissans Altimas?

 
Old 11-10-2010, 08:38 AM
 
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This poster was put out by Sasha Baron Cohen to bring people out for his Fort Smith cage fighting scene in the movie "Bruno". Guys showed up for dollar beer and hot chicks and bloody fights, only to find Bruno making out with a dude in the wrestling ring. I think he was trying to portray Arkansas stereotypes. Bruno also tried to kill himself by carbicide (by overdosing on pie) at the Village Inn in Bentonville.

The movie was basically an American Road Movie by a gay Austrian fashion designer.
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Old 11-10-2010, 09:22 AM
 
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This poster was put out by Sasha Baron Cohen to bring people out for his Fort Smith cage fighting scene in the movie "Bruno". Guys showed up for dollar beer and hot chicks and bloody fights, only to find Bruno making out with a dude in the wrestling ring. I think he was trying to portray Arkansas stereotypes. Bruno also tried to kill himself by carbicide (by overdosing on pie) at the Village Inn in Bentonville.

The movie was basically an American Road Movie by a gay Austrian fashion designer.
Surprised he made it out of there alive. That crowd got really pissed off.
 
Old 11-10-2010, 03:42 PM
 
Location: Macon, GA
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Arkansas has the last laugh, believe me! Your state is probably one of, if not the most beautiful state in the US. The natural state is a proper title for it! The stereotyping happens to every state, not just Arkansas. I believe it's more of a jealousy factor than anything else. You think Texas doesn't have it's image problems? How would you like to be known as the state/city (Dallas) that killed John Kennedy! Everytime I hear Dallas or JFK mentioned I can't disconnect the two, that's unfortunate and yes that is stereotyping. How would you like to live in a state where if you are caucasian, in 10 more years you will be a minority, welcome to Texas! And apparently if you live in Texas, porn must be the number one industry, because that's the first thing you see when you cross it's borders! Nice image Texas!
I think it's funny how this thread is about how certain states like Arkansas and their natives receive undeserved stereotypes, then you say something like this.

It's OK buddy, Texas has many different races in large numbers. Irregardless if whites arent the overall majority, there are still enough towns and neighborhoods where you dont have to intermix too much with those "undesirables"

....talk about fitting the bill
 
Old 11-14-2010, 09:35 AM
 
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It's OK buddy, Texas has many different races in large numbers. :
Not according to these statistics:

Texas QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau
 
Old 11-15-2010, 04:48 PM
 
Location: 77441
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Not according to these statistics:

Texas QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau

Houston is one of the most diverse cities in the world. As is Dallas and Austin. Saying otherwise only proves your ignorance.

As someone who has spent a lot of time in arkansas and texas, I dont think you want to get into a comparison contest
 
Old 11-15-2010, 06:08 PM
 
Location: Wichita, KS
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Houston is one of the most diverse cities in the world. As is Dallas and Austin. Saying otherwise only proves your ignorance.

As someone who has spent a lot of time in arkansas and texas, I dont think you want to get into a comparison contest
Texas's diversity is pretty much confined to it's large urban areas, demographically speaking, but this isn't an uncommon thing. The state itself is only "diverse" because it has a high percentage of white people from hispanic or latino descent, as the link posted illustrates. Here is Arkansas, for comparison: Arkansas QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau. Less people of hispanic descent, more that are black. Diverse is a relative term and it's going to vary a lot from one region of a state to another, let alone from one region of the country to another. Hawaii is likely the most "balanced" state as far as diversity goes, but it has a very small black population. At any rate, using information to back up your point is the opposite of ignorance, and the poster never made any claims about the cities specifically, so cool your jets. Both states have their strengths and weaknesses, and I too have spent a lot of time in both .

City-data actually had a list about the US's most diverse cities recently:
http://www.city-data.com/top35.html
 
Old 11-16-2010, 05:53 AM
 
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Ignorance feeds stereotyping. People who think all people that are from a certain state, a certain town are the same, simply have not traveled extensively and base their opinions on something as foolish as TV shows.
 
Old 11-16-2010, 07:53 AM
 
Location: Quapaw Quarter, Little Rock
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Exactly.
 
Old 11-16-2010, 08:08 AM
 
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I guess it's the same all over.Besides, it could be worse, people might think you were from Mississippi
or Alabama or somewhere else in the south.They too have the same problem.
Have relatives living in Little Rock,and my late great aunts lived in Hot Springs. But they weren't from say Tennesse or some place and migrated west.My great grandparents came to America from Bavaria,Germany in 1882.Due to great grandpa's ill health, they moved to HotSprings in 1911 from Milwaukee.Hot Springs was different back when my dad grew up there in the 1920s and early thirties before my grandparents moved back to Milwaukee during the Depression. All sorts of people came there,like John D.Rockerfeller and gangsters like Al Capone.It was probably more cosmopolitan that most of the state. I think things will change as more outsiders more there from California and the East Coast.
Lots of California folk now in the San Antonio area by me.However when most people think of Texas they think of Austin,Dallas-fortworth and Houston mainly. San Antonio people most know from the Alamo, and Tex -Mex food,more than anything else.Slowly we are getting Middle Eastern and Indian restaurants and even fine dining ones, mainly do to the influce of outsiders.
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