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Old 04-29-2015, 12:42 PM
 
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Actually mostly everyone in New England and New York considers Maryland to be The South.
Nobody in the South thinks this. They consider it yankee land.

i.e. "Anyone North of SC is a Yankee, Anyone North of NC is a Damn Yankee".
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Old 04-29-2015, 12:43 PM
 
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i've never heard of anyone in the south thinking of baltimore as 'yankee land'
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Old 04-29-2015, 12:44 PM
 
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i've never heard of anyone in the south thinking of baltimore as 'yankee land'
Generally, it's pretty hard to hear people thinking.

Maryland and particularly Baltimore would be considered Mid-Atlantic.
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Old 04-29-2015, 12:50 PM
 
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Actually mostly everyone in New England and New York considers Maryland to be The South.

It seems it is in Pennsylvania where people start to think that deep Virginia is where the South begins.
No, we don't. We're not in 1865 anymore.
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Old 04-29-2015, 12:55 PM
 
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No, we don't. We're not in 1865 anymore.
LOL-well obviously this argument has come full circle; I just had someone from Connecticut agree completely with that post.

In my experience, people in New England think Maryland is most definitely part of the South. Some even think PA is a state in transition because it borders Maryland.

I just call the region-PA, NJ, DE, MD-The Mid-Atlantic.

Baltimore's history and architecture most closely resembles Philadelphia though, so I can see why people think of it as a Northern city.

But all of this is besides the point. Protests and some riots are taking place in areas of cities that are disenfranchised from mainstream America. Places that have been abandoned long ago and stripped of their livelihoods (manufacturing). Fighting the longest and costliest war in American history solely in these areas in order to mask the effects of globalization, generational poverty and unfettered capitalism only adds fuel to the fire.

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Old 04-29-2015, 01:06 PM
 
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It's not a geography thing at all. Protests without leaders often dissipate on their own or devolve into riots.
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Old 04-29-2015, 01:55 PM
 
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So glad you couldn't be bothered to read more than the topic title.
I'm glad to may you glad, because you are right, I couldn't be bothered.
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Old 04-29-2015, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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It doesn't have anything to do with where a city is located, but instead has a lot to do with the population density of a city. If you don't have a lot of people living in close proximity to each other, you are much less likely to get crowds building to a large enough size to start rioting.

Other than a few cities in VA and Florida, there are no cities in the South that break the top 50 for population density, and large cities like Atlanta and Houston don't even break the top 100. They're incredibly spread out, that's why riots occur less frequently.



It didn't simply "play a part", it is almost entirely the reason that there wasn't a riot over the death.
Your statement is incredibly naive. It's a breakdown of the culture, not urban density.
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Old 04-29-2015, 03:31 PM
 
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I'm from PA, and Maryland is definitely a Southern state. I know there a lot of neo-Confederates in denial about that, but Maryland is a part of you guys, OP. Don't pin this one on us.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...uth_census.png

Southern US as defined by the Census Bureau
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Old 04-29-2015, 03:48 PM
 
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Your statement is incredibly naive. It's a breakdown of the culture, not urban density.
You are right, but.. Urban Density I think certainly plays a part.

You can't have a fire without enough oxygen.. You can't have a riot without enough people.


If the south has to take Deleware, Maryland and Florida, then the north has to take Washington, Oregon and California.

And yet.. Since 2010.. Even if we could Maryland as the south.. There have still been 6 northern and 4 southern riots. And all the southern riots were on college campuses, and most due to sports teams.
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