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View Poll Results: Which city is MORE Southern,Dallas or Atlanta?Why?
Dallas 14 18.67%
Atlanta 61 81.33%
Voters: 75. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 10-11-2009, 02:16 PM
 
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So as Atlanta continues to diversify will its southern hertiage become in question? I dont think so.... If you took the hispanic population out of Dallas. Atlanta and Dallas would look literally look like twin cities. The majority of native Texans black and white population roots come from the south.This is why the majority of texans consider themselves southern. The hispanics roots come from Mexico.
And Texas was part of Mexico.
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Old 10-11-2009, 02:20 PM
 
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Can someone explain to me how Dallas is AS Southern as Atlanta? Because NO ONE is making sense at this point. I already said that Dallas has Western influences that separate it from the rest of the South, but it's still Southern nonetheless. And I explained why.
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Old 10-11-2009, 02:24 PM
 
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Couldn't disagree more. As I said in the Georgia forum, Latinos are not to Dallas as blacks are to Atlanta.

Despite numbers, the black culture is extremely dominant in ATL. The same cannot be said of Latinos in Dallas. If you take Latinos out of DFW, the city will simply go back to what it was before they came here: a black-and-white, Southern town. Period.
Until that happens, Dallas is a Southern town, with Western influences.
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Old 10-11-2009, 02:30 PM
 
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Until that happens, Dallas is a Southern town, with Western influences.
I didn't even understand his logic when he used that example! LOL

"If you take all the people from cuba out of Miami....."
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Old 10-11-2009, 02:30 PM
 
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Can someone explain to me how Dallas is AS Southern as Atlanta? Because NO ONE is making sense at this point. I already said that Dallas has Western influences that separate it from the rest of the South, but it's still Southern nonetheless. And I explained why.
I agree...I, for one, was just participating in the discussion. Hardly anyone would rank Dallas over Atlanta in a "southerness" contest, so at the very least the perception is that Atlanta is more southern.

Geographically, Atlanta is more in the middle of the South, where Dallas is near the western border. So it's only logical that Dallas will have some western influence.

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Old 10-11-2009, 02:37 PM
 
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Couldn't disagree more. As I said in the Georgia forum, Latinos are not to Dallas as blacks are to Atlanta.

Despite numbers, the black culture is extremely dominant in ATL. The same cannot be said of Latinos in Dallas. If you take Latinos out of DFW, the city will simply go back to what it was before they came here: a black-and-white, Southern town. Period.
Until that happens, Dallas is a Southern town, with Western influences.
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Old 10-11-2009, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I didn't even understand his logic when he used that example! LOL

"If you take all the people from cuba out of Miami....."
You can play dumb if you want to, but my comparison made plenty of sense. And by the way, the first rodeo events are credited to Cheyenne, WY and Prescott, AZ. Not Texas.
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Old 10-11-2009, 02:46 PM
 
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You can play dumb if you want to, but my comparison made plenty of sense. And by the way, the first rodeo events are credited to Cheyenne, WY and Prescott, AZ. Not Texas.
Just a thought...there are rodeos and rodeo associations throughout Atlanta and ALL OVER the state of Georgia. I know Tennessee, Alabama, and Florida are the same way. I wonder if that means Atlanta has experienced some western cultural influence?
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Old 10-11-2009, 02:46 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Until that happens, Dallas is a Southern town, with Western influences.
Western influences () that do not affect the southernness.
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Old 10-11-2009, 02:53 PM
 
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Can someone explain to me how Dallas is AS Southern as Atlanta? Because NO ONE is making sense at this point. I already said that Dallas has Western influences that separate it from the rest of the South, but it's still Southern nonetheless. And I explained why.

I'm still trying to figure this out too. The posters that seem to get their hackles risen up the most by this aren't really clearly explaining their argument why Dallas is as or more southern than Atlanta.

I still stand by my belief that Dallas is southern, but it's a "border" area between several regions.
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