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Old 01-27-2011, 10:04 AM
 
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A lot of that is from African immigrants/refugees too. Many have moved from the South as well though.
I wish more of them fine Ethiopian/Eritean, Somali, and Sudanese women would immigrate to the South(Louisiana)
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Old 01-27-2011, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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False, black people in Miami and Austin sound and act southern...........
That really doesn't mean much. You can make an argument that blacks in Ohio, Chicago, Detroit, and Wisconsin sound (especially) and act Southern as well. I've been to Wilmington a few times before. If that's a Southern city, than so are other cities outside the south. Nobody from the South would call Wilmington a Southern city and isn't Delaware to the right of the M-D line?
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Old 01-27-2011, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Prince George's County, Maryland
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That really doesn't mean much. You can make an argument that blacks in Ohio, Chicago, Detroit, and Wisconsin sound (especially) and act Southern as well. I've been to Wilmington a few times before. If that's a Southern city, than so are other cities outside the south. Nobody from the South would call Wilmington a Southern city and isn't Delaware to the right of the M-D line?
The Mason Dixon line was never meant to be the boundary for the North/South, it was meant to resolve the dispute between Maryland and Pennsylvania because at first Maryland's state line was damn near at Philly. Also Maryland was a blue state not a red one even though people tried to rebel but since it surrounds D.C. it had no choice but to fight with the north. Delaware had confederate troops too. The census has always put MD and DE in the south, so they are both bound by the same fate. Go anywhere south of Wilmington and its no doubt southern. Some thing with Maryland, go outside of the Baltimore-Washington region and its southern. Western Maryland reminds me of Pennsylvania and Southern MD/Eastern Shore is southern.

I have a feeling that people on here would agree that Wilmington and Baltimore are northern but D.C. is southern. WTF type of sh%t is that?
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Old 01-27-2011, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Tower of Heaven
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I wish more of them fine Ethiopian/Eritean, Somali, and Sudanese women would immigrate to the South(Louisiana)
You can go to Houston for that, it's pretty near Louisiana
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Old 01-27-2011, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Portlandia "burbs"
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This probably is of no value to the thread, but want to mention it, anyway.

I live in the PNW, and I have two African-American friends/co-workers whose daughters decided to attend college in the south. One went to Georgia and the other will soon to go Alabama. I think both mothers were surprised.
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Old 01-27-2011, 04:26 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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The Mason Dixon line was never meant to be the boundary for the North/South, it was meant to resolve the dispute between Maryland and Pennsylvania because at first Maryland's state line was damn near at Philly. Also Maryland was a blue state not a red one even though people tried to rebel but since it surrounds D.C. it had no choice but to fight with the north. Delaware had confederate troops too. The census has always put MD and DE in the south, so they are both bound by the same fate. Go anywhere south of Wilmington and its no doubt southern. Some thing with Maryland, go outside of the Baltimore-Washington region and its southern. Western Maryland reminds me of Pennsylvania and Southern MD/Eastern Shore is southern.

I have a feeling that people on here would agree that Wilmington and Baltimore are northern but D.C. is southern. WTF type of sh%t is that?
I know all about that concerning the M-D line. I just brought it up because it seems to always come up in these discussions when in reality, that imaginary line has no bearing on what is South and what is North in 2011. So in all of this. How would this make Wilmington a Southern city? Do the residents of Wilmington acknowledge that they are a Southern city?
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Old 01-27-2011, 06:30 PM
 
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You can go to Houston for that, it's pretty near Louisiana
Houston has a big Horn African and Sudanese population?
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Old 01-27-2011, 07:47 PM
 
Location: Prince George's County, Maryland
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I know all about that concerning the M-D line. I just brought it up because it seems to always come up in these discussions when in reality, that imaginary line has no bearing on what is South and what is North in 2011. So in all of this. How would this make Wilmington a Southern city? Do the residents of Wilmington acknowledge that they are a Southern city?
Wilmington only becomes a city when people go by factual information. The census puts it in the southern region. But whenever a source places it in the north they place Maryland and D.C. in the north. Its just no way someone can fixed their mouth to say D.C. is southern and Wilmington is northern. Most of my family lives in Wilmington and New Castle and it doesn't feel that much different than D.C.

IMO I don't start to feel a different in atmosphere until I get to Philly.
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Old 01-27-2011, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Yeah but whenever I go to Wilmington on my way to Philadelphia, I honestly don't get a different feel or atmosphere between the two other than Wilmington is obliviously much smaller.
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Old 01-27-2011, 11:12 PM
 
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Its just no way someone can fixed their mouth to say D.C. is southern and Wilmington is northern. Most of my family lives in Wilmington and New Castle and it doesn't feel that much different than D.C.

IMO I don't start to feel a different in atmosphere until I get to Philly.
You know, I don't get why you think that's the case. There's no reason why DC can't be Southern and Wilmington northern. Wilmington is significantly influenced by Philly, a northern city by any definition. On the other hand, if DC doesn't feel different than Wilmington, isn't it possible that it is because both are Northern (instead of both being Southern)? I'm not saying outright that DC is northern, but it's just a thought.


Also, when I'm going home to South Jersey from College Park, I feel like I'm "almost there" when I'm going up I-95 and see Wilmington off to the left.
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