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Old 06-28-2015, 08:53 PM
Location: 39 20' 59"N / 75 30' 53"W
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Originally Posted by FLA17 View Post
OK fine you could use that argument for south florida but not Maryland...Maryland is both culturally and geographically northeastern as hell. I bet most people would have no idea that it was under the mason line anyway.
It doesn't matter what most people think; Maryland, farthest north of the southern states. Cultural changes due to proximity to Metro DC after the 60s.
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Old 06-29-2015, 10:18 AM
Location: 39 20' 59"N / 75 30' 53"W
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Originally Posted by Bobdreamz View Post
This thread is absolutely dumb! People riot in a community when they feel their is a injustice not because they live in the "North"!
Some of those states called 'North'; Mid West states.
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Old 06-29-2015, 10:28 AM
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Originally Posted by SteelCityRising View Post
Yes, but the mayor of Baltimore also said in a press conference that the police "let those who wished to destroy have the opportunity to do so..." (or something nearly verbatim).
That quote was taken out of context. If one listened to the entire press conference, what she obviously meant was that in an effort to let protestors have their freedom to do so, they inadvertently let those who were there to cause damage do so.
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Old 06-29-2015, 10:38 AM
Location: Type 0.7 Kardashev
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Originally Posted by Labonte18 View Post
I think the two biggest things I agree with there are that we do, mostly, have a much higher level of respect to others in the south.. Doors get held.. The whole "Ma'am" and "Sir" thing..
Sure. That explains it...

The Tulsa race riot was a large-scale, racially motivated conflict on May 31 and June 1, 1921, in which a group of whites attacked the black community of Tulsa, Oklahoma. It resulted in the Greenwood District, also known as 'the Black Wall Street' and the wealthiest black community in the United States, being burned to the ground.

During the 16 hours of the assault, more than 800 people were admitted to local white hospitals with injuries (the two black hospitals were burned down), and police arrested and detained more than 6,000 black Greenwood residents at three local facilities. An estimated 10,000 blacks were left homeless, and 35 city blocks composed of 1,256 residences were destroyed by fire. The official count of the dead by the Oklahoma Department of Vital Statistics was 39, but other estimates of black fatalities vary from 55 to about 300.

The events of the riot were long omitted from local and state histories.

Maybe the mobs kindly greated blacks as 'ma'am' and 'sir' as they slaughtered them and burned their buildings to the ground?
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Old 06-29-2015, 12:55 PM
Location: Home, Home on the Front Range
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Originally Posted by augiedogie View Post
Its not a regional thing. Its a black thing. I've never heard of a bunch of white or Chinese or Japanese people firebombing their own town, although winning a championship lets the hooligan out of some people of all races. In the 60's there were black riots all over the country, LA, Milwaukee, Detroit, Chicago, PHila. and Boston I believe were all hit by riots. There were other cities also, but my point is, it was all over.
You've never heard of the New York City Civil War Draft Riots?
How about the Ole' Miss Riot in 1962?

"The rioters' targets initially included only military and governmental buildings, symbols of the unfairness of the draft.
But by afternoon of the first day, some of the rioters had turned to attacks on black people, and on things symbolic of black political, economic, and social power. Rioters attacked a black fruit vendor and a nine-year-old boy at the corner of Broadway and Chambers Street before moving to the Colored Orphan Asylum on Fifth Avenue between Forty-Third and Forty-Fourth Streets. "

The New York City Draft Riots of 1863

You really should read the entire article. It was quite horrific.

Ole' Miss:
3,000 Troops Put Down Mississippi Rioting And Seize 200 as Negro Attends Classes; Ex-Gen. Walker is Held for Insurrection

As for the OP - riots respect no geographical boundaries. I didn't include a link, but, I recall that there were riots in Miami in 1980. That's pretty far south, right?

And, anyone who has ever been to Annapolis knows that MD is a southern state.
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Old 06-29-2015, 12:57 PM
Location: Home, Home on the Front Range
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Yep. No geographical boundaries.

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