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Old 06-29-2007, 06:26 PM
Status: "A better new me" (set 24 days ago)
 
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I totally understand I have lived in the Midwest my entire life...people get upset because I tell them that the Midwest is worse than the south....I have never met so many uneducated fools in my life...I mean half of these people have the nerve to try to talk down to you and they use the word "Youins" I laugh all the time
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I'm originally from the California San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley Bay Area. I very recently relocated to the Midwest. I'm here looking over the "Heartland" and the South to find where I want to live.

All my friends back in the Bay were shocked when I told them of my plans. I also talked about my plans to strangers in places like coffee shops and grocery stores.

I'm curious ... how many people feel that Californians are more "aware" ... more sophisticated ... less racists ... more intelligent and loving than people in other states?
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Old 06-29-2007, 09:16 PM
 
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I think it varies depending on location
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Old 06-30-2007, 06:28 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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...I tell them that the Midwest is worse than the south....I have never met so many uneducated fools in my life...
State Education Rankings (K-12), from top to bottom (as determined by Morgan Quitno Press):

6. Minnesota
8. Wisconsin
9. Montana
12. Nebraska
13. Kansas
14. Iowa
17. Wyoming
18. South Dakota
20. North Dakota
21. Missouri
23. Colorado
24. Texas
26. Indiana
27. Michigan
28. Idaho
31. Ohio
32. Illinois
33. Utah
34. West Virginia
35. Kentucky
37. Arkansas
39. Oklahoma
43. Alabama
45. Louisiana
46. California
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Old 06-30-2007, 07:26 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Default updated rank list

20062007 rank State 20042005 rank
1. Vermont 3.
2. Massachusetts 1.
3. Connecticut 2.
4. New Jersey 4.
5. Maine 11.
6. Virginia 12.
7. Montana 10.
8. Wisconsin 5.
9. Iowa 8.
10. Pennsylvania 9.
11. Nebraska 13.
12. New Hampshire 14.
13. Minnesota 7.
14. Rhode Island 23.
15. Kansas 15.
16. New York 6.
17. South Dakota 22.
18. Maryland 18.
19. Wyoming 16.
20. Idaho 29.
21. North Dakota 19.
22. Missouri 26.
23. North Carolina 25.
24. Indiana 17.
25. Texas 33.
26. South Carolina 32.
27. Colorado 21.
28. Delaware 27.
29. Florida 39.
30. Tennessee 41.
31. Kentucky 37.
32. Arkansas 36.
33. Washington 30.
34. Ohio 20.
35. Illinois 24.
36. Oklahoma 40.
37. West Virginia 33.
38. Utah 28.
39. Michigan 31.
40. Oregon 35.
41. Georgia 38.
42. Hawaii 42.
43. New Mexico 50.
44. Louisiana 46.
45. Alabama 44.
46. Alaska 45.
47. California 43.
48. Mississippi 47.
49. Nevada 49.
50. Arizona 48.
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Old 07-01-2007, 08:36 AM
 
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Their seems to be a predominant view from some Californians that, indeed they are more aware. However, it mostly in their own minds. I was a Californian, who moved to Texas (Houston metro), and was surprised (in my own Californian way) the high level of sophistication and awareness in my area.
I agree .....I thought moving to the DFW area from San Diego would be like "stepping back" but I found this not to be the case. I'm sure you would notice a difference in small out of the way towns ...but not the big cities.
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Old 07-01-2007, 01:33 PM
 
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I think this is a very accurate description. IMHO, Californians are in general more open-minded and accepting of all types of people but definitely not the most friendly. I would give the most friendly/hospitable award to the Southern states.
You're obviously not a minority.
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Old 07-06-2007, 06:37 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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how many people feel that Californians are...... less racists ...
According to the 2000 Census, California was actually positioned in the middle with 4.9 racists per 100 people:

Alabama 8.0
Alaska 9.7
Arizona 1.3
Arkansas 2.9
California 4.9
Colorado 0.8
Connecticut 2.7
Delaware 4.8
Florida 8.6
Georgia 6.7
Hawaii 1.3
Idaho 5.4
Illinois 0.6
Indiana 3.4
Iowa 2.0
Kansas 7.9
Kentucky 8.0
Louisiana 6.2
Maine 6.3
Maryland 9.3
Massachusetts 7.7
Michigan 1.3
Minnesota 0.6
Mississippi 8.5
Missouri 10.0
Montana 4.6
Nebraska 7.1
Nevada 9.1
New Hampshire 8.1
New Jersey 7.6
New Mexico 9.0
New York 0.5
North Carolina 1.6
North Dakota 3.5
Ohio 4.8
Oklahoma 7.8
Oregon 1.0
Pennsylvania 2.3
Rhode Island 4.8
South Carolina 8.6
South Dakota 4.7
Tennessee 1.1
Texas 2.2
Utah 8.0
Vermont 0.5
Virginia 5.0
Washington 7.7
West Virginia 3.6
Wisconsin 2.6
Wyoming 4.9
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Old 07-06-2007, 07:02 PM
 
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According to the 2000 Census, California was actually positioned in the middle with 4.9 racists per 100 people:

Colorado 0.8
Wyoming 4.9
Did all the racists in CO head up to WY?
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Old 07-20-2007, 12:25 AM
 
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I'm curious ... how many people feel that Californians are more "aware" ... more sophisticated ... less racists ... more intelligent and loving than people in other states?
Not even all Californians believe that, much less anyone else.
I lived in So. Cal. for many years - and the deep south even 20 years ago
was less racist than Cali.

As for intelligent - I give you Paris.
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Old 07-20-2007, 01:16 AM
Status: "bleurueurueudurueururuegh" (set 1 day ago)
 
Location: yeah
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We like to think we are, but we're generally not.
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