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View Poll Results: Georgia, more in common with Alabama or North Carolina?
Alabama 141 62.67%
North Carolina 84 37.33%
Voters: 225. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-01-2015, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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A stat count on the amount of lynchings and other atrocities committed against blacks are inaccurate methods to determine the general attitude within any particular state. The number of atrocities reported are likely seriously under-counted/under-reported for all the states involved.
It's actually a fairly good measure. I can't think of a better barometer for the general attitude towards Blacks other than Whites going out and killing them.

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I think a better measure of the attitude towards blacks would be to look at the Black Codes and Jim Crow Laws enacted within each state after the emancipation. These laws come from a legislative level.
And in this respect, Georgia was different from Alabama how exactly?

I'm sorry, but the number of lynchings says a lot about the culture of the state. And the states with the highest number of lynchings were the same states with the weakest Obama support. There were only three states with weaker Obama support than Georgia: Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana. Why do you think that is?

I mean, doesn't Georgia have way more "Yankees" than South Carolina? If that is the case, then why did Obama receive a lower share of the non-Hispanic White vote than in a supposedly redneck state like South Carolina? What does that say about your electorate?
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Old 04-01-2015, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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So here are the explanations/rationalisations/rebuttals to these two facts.

Fact: Georgia had more lynchings than any state other than Alabama.

Response: Georgia had more Black people and population than those other states.

Counterpoint: Georgia had more lynchings than three of the largest states in the South combined.

Fact: Obama received a lower share of the non-Hispanic White vote in Georgia than he did in South Carolina.

Response: That's only because Georgia has a lot of military bases. These military personnel all vote Republican and drove the white share way below it normally would be.

Counterpoint: Active duty and civilian military personnel make up 2.2% and 1.9% of the population in Georgia and South Carolina, respectively. Not a material difference. Georgia also has more transplants than South Carolina (and is also the more urbanized state), which theoretically means it should be more Democratic.

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Old 04-01-2015, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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That's a logically sound argument. There are also millionaires living in Arkansas. Does that not make it the same as California?
You, my friend are IMPOSSIBLE to have any kind of conversation with.
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Old 04-01-2015, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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You, my friend are IMPOSSIBLE to have any kind of conversation with.
That's basically your logic. Maryland had lynchings (29 in MD vs 531 in GA). Maryland also had Jim Crow. In terms of race relations, would you put Maryland and Georgia in the same bucket?

It's like some of you people are incapable of the concept of degrees...as if pointing out the fact that Massachusetts had a single slave makes it no different than Mississippi.
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Old 04-01-2015, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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70% of those Alabama votes were done by "created accounts" so don't pay too much attention to that.
Maybe people are using the same logic they use in other polls. For example, people said that Maryland has more in common with New York than New England because both are in the Mid-Atlantic. Perhaps people are voting for Alabama because both Alabama and Georgia are considered Deep South states in their entirety whereas North Carolina is not.
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Old 04-01-2015, 05:04 PM
 
Location: Mobile,Al(the city by the bay)
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georgia = alabama

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lol
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Old 04-01-2015, 05:07 PM
 
Location: Mid Atlantic USA
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East Coast USA also known as Atlantic Coast, Atlantic Seaboard, or Eastern Seaboard. Is Florida or Georgia etc East Coast?

Some poster named Spicymeatball made me laugh out loud literally with their comment.

Anyway, my views have always been like post #14 in that thread: East Coast is made up of Northeast (New England, NY, NJ, and PA), Mid-Atlantic, and Southeast (Southern states on the Atlantic).


Well, I just think East Coast is too broad a term. I doubt when someone in Kansas City says East Coast they think Savannah or Charleston. Imo Charleston and Savannah have far more in common with a place like Mobile, AL than Boston or Philadelphia. The people that live in those cities make all the differnce rather than colonial history. The people of Mobile, Savannah and Charleston all share the deep south culture.
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Old 04-01-2015, 07:11 PM
 
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Well, I just think East Coast is too broad a term. I doubt when someone in Kansas City says East Coast they think Savannah or Charleston. Imo Charleston and Savannah have far more in common with a place like Mobile, AL than Boston or Philadelphia. The people that live in those cities make all the differnce rather than colonial history. The people of Mobile, Savannah and Charleston all share the deep south culture.
There's a colloquial reference and there's a strict geographic reference. As far as the latter goes, Savannah and Charleston are East Coast cities--they are located along the Atlantic Coast. Colloquially, the term seems to most often refers to cities along the Bos-Wash corridor.
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Old 04-01-2015, 10:32 PM
 
Location: Closer than you think!
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Georgia = Alabama

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Just like saying the UK=US...lol
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Old 04-01-2015, 10:40 PM
 
Location: Mishawaka, Indiana
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They call Alabama and Mississippi the twin states, though that might be because they are a geographic mirror of each other and much of Alabama is light years ahead of Mississippi.

You can't just say, "Take away Atlanta and they're the same" because that can be used for a ton of states. Illinois entire identity is linked with Chicago, and more so New York state is linked to New York City, just as Atlanta is to Georgia.

Not to mention Georgia is much older than Alabama and has Savannah, something Alabama can't come close to. Georgia and South Carolina probably have more in common to be honest.
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