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Old 03-24-2011, 12:33 AM
 
Location: Tower of Heaven
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So when a great job beckoned about an hour’s drive north of the Gulf Coast, Jeffrey Norwood, a black college basketball coach, had reservations. He was in a serious relationship with a woman who was white and Asian.
“You’re thinking about a life in South Mississippi?” his father said in a skeptical voice, recalling days when a black man could face mortal danger just being seen with a woman of another race, regardless of intentions. “Are you sure?”
But on visits to Hattiesburg, the younger Mr. Norwood said he liked what he saw: growing diversity. So he moved, married, and, with his wife, had a baby girl who was counted on the last census as black, white and Asian. Taylor Rae Norwood, 3, is one of thousands of mixed-race children who have made this state home to one of the country’s most rapidly expanding multiracial populations, up 70 percent between 2000 and 2010, according to new data from the Census Bureau.



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interesting !
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Old 03-25-2011, 11:53 AM
 
Location: Southern Minnesota
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It's always nice seeing progress.
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Old 03-25-2011, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Miami
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It's always nice seeing progress.
Yep
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Old 03-25-2011, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Jersey
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It takes a good deal of courage to do something like that in Mississipi. I wouldn't remotely consider raising children in the Deep South at all lol.
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Old 03-25-2011, 04:09 PM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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The next step is getting black men not to flip out if they see a black woman with a white man. (I have first-hand experience with this.)
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Old 03-25-2011, 07:16 PM
 
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The next step is getting black men not to flip out if they see a black woman with a white man. (I have first-hand experience with this.)
It definitely goes both ways, if not moreso the other way and in terms of both races/genders.
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Old 03-25-2011, 07:24 PM
 
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BTW, Southern Mississippi is a bit different due to the French and Catholic influence. So, this actually isn't anything new in that part of the state. Think of the Creole community in New Orleans and Southern Louisiana. Quite a few Italians and later SE Asians in the Gulf.
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Old 03-26-2011, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY $$$
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BTW, Southern Mississippi is a bit different due to the French and Catholic influence. So, this actually isn't anything new in that part of the state. Think of the Creole community in New Orleans and Southern Louisiana. Quite a few Italians and later SE Asians in the Gulf.
yea their mixed as hell down their. ina good way off coarse.
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Old 03-26-2011, 12:20 PM
 
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It takes a good deal of courage to do something like that in Mississipi. I wouldn't remotely consider raising children in the Deep South at all lol.
Well it's actually very common. I mean, MS is the blackest state in the country, so you're gonna see more black-white relationships that almost anywhere else.
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Old 03-26-2011, 05:36 PM
 
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No real surprise if you grew up in the South in the last few decades. In rural areas and a lot of urban and suburban ones black and white kids grow up going to the same schools, playing on the same teams, and living more or less right on top of each other. It's no surprise folks would date, have kids, and get married.
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