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Old 11-14-2011, 07:34 AM
 
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What is so bad about Mississippi and Alabama?
they have high crime, high obesity, as well as low education and health. This is especially bad in L.A. and the Mississippi Delta.

 
Old 11-14-2011, 07:57 AM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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So far I'm seeing a lot of stuff like lack of public transportation, lack of pro sports, lack of diversity, and poverty, things that are not unique to MS or AL. You could be describing any one of a half dozen or more states. It's not really making a case as to why those two particular states are so much worse than many other states.
Who said that those two were the only ones without those things? It still goes to be said that you can find those things in the larger cities of other states, but not so much in these. These are things that people find desirable whether thy live in the city or the burbs, save for transit and maybe diversity.
 
Old 11-14-2011, 10:29 AM
 
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What is it with people that they feel the need to interject the names of the states of Mississippi and Alabama when they want to make their state look better? I don't know how many times I've heard, "At least it's not Mississippi", "At least we're not Alabama", etc.

What is so bad about Mississippi and Alabama? Nothing, in my opinion. They are two fine states.

I understand you may be more liberally inclined, and you may not like the fact that these two states are filled with a lot of conservative, religious people, but so what! Why does that make it a bad state? Why does that justify you bringing it up for ridicule in threads that having nothing to do with the state?

It's about time that people got with the times and realized that both of these states are wonderful, beautiful states filled with great people.

Do you get bent out of shape when people say things like -

"Well at least we're not California!"
"At least we're not in San Francisco!"
"Better than being in New York City!"



If not, get off your soapbox.
 
Old 11-14-2011, 04:33 PM
 
Location: USA
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Mississippi and Alabama are just fine. Sure every state has its weak points. Some people are unmerciful to these states and remember black as well as white folks live there. Louisiana, southern Arkansas, and Georgia outside the north regularly get lambasted for what we don't have. Or don't do. Not a perfect world, folks.
 
Old 11-14-2011, 04:39 PM
 
Location: Blankity-blank!
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If you ever go to Mississippi or Alabama remove all liberal bumper stickers from your car and don't tell anyone you're an atheist.
 
Old 11-14-2011, 05:17 PM
 
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they have high crime, high obesity, as well as low education and health. This is especially bad in L.A. and the Mississippi Delta.
All of this is a correlation of their high black populations.

Blacks on average have higher crime rates, higher rates of obesity, lower levels of education, and lower levels of health. If you desire the statistics, look them up. It's all there. This isn't news.

If you were to look at these states compared to others on a demographic-group by group basis, you'd see that there isn't as much a difference.
 
Old 11-14-2011, 05:19 PM
 
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Do you get bent out of shape when people say things like -

"Well at least we're not California!"
"At least we're not in San Francisco!"
"Better than being in New York City!"



If not, get off your soapbox.
I don't know of the media bashing California, San Francisco, or New York City. How many times has the media negatively portrayed Alabama and Mississippi? Loads. These media opinions shape public opinion, ones that get voiced on this site out of sheer ignorance.

Be realistic. It is time for people to look at the reality of the situation, and sadly too few people do.
 
Old 11-14-2011, 05:27 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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I don't know of the media bashing California, San Francisco, or New York City. How many times has the media negatively portrayed Alabama and Mississippi? Loads. These media opinions shape public opinion, ones that get voiced on this site out of sheer ignorance.
Actually, California and New York are bashed more in the media because they are always in it, whereas Mississippi and Alabama rarely are.

How many crime based television shows come on a day set in New York? How many movies depict New York as this dirty-crime ridden hell hole full of corruption and rude people? How many movies and shows depect California as a land of dense, botoxed, knifed up bimbos? California is constantly depicted as the land of phony rich people, porn stars, weed heads, and surfers. You think that doesn't shape public opinion? You think that those portray a positive picture of either place?

What is the reality of the situation? The media doesn't give a fair picture of anything in it. It just so happens that YOU don't like the way these two particular places are portrayed. Jump in line and get over it because someone from every state can find an example of how it's misrepresented.
 
Old 11-14-2011, 05:31 PM
 
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I lived in Chicago for over 30 years. Incidents, such as that will happen, but they do not define the city.

So basically, you are admitting that you are biased since Chicago is a Democrat stronghold.

A few isolated incidents in Alabama are indicative of a whole state but in Chicago they don't matter.

Thanks for clarifying that and exposing your leftist indoctrination
 
Old 11-14-2011, 05:37 PM
 
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Actually, California and New York are bashed more in the media because they are always in it, whereas Mississippi and Alabama rarely are.

How many crime based television shows come on a day set in New York? How many movies depict New York as this dirty-crime ridden hell hole full of corruption and rude people? How many movies and shows depect California as a land of dense, botoxed, knifed up bimbos? California is constantly depicted as the land of phony rich people, porn stars, weed heads, and surfers. You think that doesn't shape public opinion? You think that those portray a positive picture of either place?
Here's the problem.

The media doesn't try to portray the people of a state, such as New York or California, as backwards, uneducated hicks. This stereotype is blatantly false and is entirely unrealistic, especially in modern times. It's pathetic.

When the media features a crime-filled area, I don't see the big deal. There are crime-filled areas in New York. Everyone knows that not all of New York is that way. They also feature crime-filled areas of Memphis and New Orleans, both of which are southern cities and have areas that are high in crime. New York is also portrayed positively, in terms of Manhattan, and for being the "center of everything".

Los Angeles is loaded with weed heads, porn stars, tattoo-laden people, and loads of phonies (namely south Orange County). It also has a lot of freakish people, loads of illegal aliens, gangs, and all types of social ills. It's all fairly accurate. That's not to say that there aren't a lot of "normal" people there, it's to say that in comparison to the oddballs, they aren't as large a majority as they'd be in other locations.

On the other hand, Alabama and Mississippi do have a lot of "country people", but they also have a lot of suburbanites and city dwellers. The stereotypical "redneck" isn't as common in Alabama or Mississippi as the groups above are representative of the LA region. In general, the people of Alabama and Mississippi are nice people.
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