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Old 12-20-2009, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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The areas of Brooklyn where you can see the Confederate Flag hanging from the highrise projects.
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Old 12-20-2009, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Arkansas
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I have to agree about Memphis, TN being racist, but more reverse racist than white people downing black. There is a ton of reverse racism here. The former city mayor was notorious for it. His name is Willie herenton and he said a lot of things on TV and in the press he should not have. He is a highly educated, financially successful black man, former school superintendant too. He is definately a reverse racist from what I've heard and read.

I still live in the Memphis metro area but trying to move. East arkansas isn't great either. I'll only comment on places I've lived, otherwise its another person's idea what is racist or backwoods since I have not been there to form my own opinon.

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Old 12-21-2009, 07:12 PM
 
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That's why I love my country, you could be purple for all we care.
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Old 12-21-2009, 11:01 PM
 
Location: IN
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eastern KY. Some parts are beyond scary. (No offence)
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Old 12-21-2009, 11:11 PM
 
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Scary in what way, Granite?
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Old 12-21-2009, 11:23 PM
 
Location: Under a bridge.
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out of all of the places you've been, from a small farm to a great urban metropolis, which areas of our great country seem to be backwards, socially? Meaning, where do people show hostility to newcomers, unfair work practice, prejudice, segregation, etc.
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Old 12-21-2009, 11:27 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in the universe
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Lol!
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Old 12-22-2009, 11:32 AM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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Kentucky ranks...

1st in cancer death rate
1st in adult smoking rate
2nd in child obesity
5th in White non Hispanic death rate
9th in unemployment
42nd in life expectancy
46th in exercise activity

USA LIFE EXPECTANCY
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Old 12-22-2009, 12:03 PM
 
Location: IN
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Scary in what way, Granite?
The horrible rural poverty combined with the overall poor levels of health in the population. It is one the poorest area in the country outside the reservation lands in the US.
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Old 12-22-2009, 07:00 PM
 
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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For cities perhaps Laredo, Texas is a contender. The literacy rate is apparently 47% and the city now has no bookstore. (That's almost unimaginable to me, towns of 20,000 or less have bookstores)

Laredoans issue bookstore pleas
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