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Old 12-06-2011, 08:35 PM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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My biggest pet peeve is people think Houston is South Western. I have met too many people in person who ask where I live and immediately go into South western, Road Runner and Wylie Cayote, New Mexican/ Arizona type steryotype. That is why I defy strongly the steryotype that Texas is like that. Too many people here are non south western to paint the state with such a wide brush. The Texas Triangle and points East account for 20M people who do not live in South Western classified areas.
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Old 12-06-2011, 08:56 PM
 
Location: Fairfax
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Stereotype that Southerners aren't aware of the world, don't own passports, or don't like leaving home. I've lived in or visited about 19 foreign countries. Of course I do know people that are more than content to live in their small town for life...
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Old 12-06-2011, 09:10 PM
 
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I was speaking mostly about the rurul midwest. Chicago is one of the most diverse cities I have ever been to.
Well I grew up in Iowa for 22 years and the neighbors across the street were black A majority of the people who live in houses in my parents subdivision are Asian, but it's a college town and they're mostly wealthy doctors, etc....
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Old 12-07-2011, 02:36 PM
 
Location: Metro Birmingham, AL
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As a native southerner

I have little to no southern accent
Not overly religious
I don't re-live the civil war, nor make a big deal over the holidays of dead confederate general
Im pro gay marriage and gay rights in general
Don't have a gun rack in my truck
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Old 12-07-2011, 05:28 PM
 
Location: Newark, CA
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I have lived in the San Francisco Bay Area my entire life...

-Up until recently I've always been a registered Republican (now Independent)

-I'm not a bleeding heart liberal

-I'm not a vegan or vegeterian

-I'm not politically correct.

-I don't smoke weed.

-Occupy protestors annoy the hell out of me.

-I've never hugged a tree

-I don't eat granola but I do wear flip-flops.

-I don't drive a Prius and never will.

-I only occasionally buy organic.

-I don't support illegal immigration.
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Old 12-07-2011, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Fort Collins, USA
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I live in Colorado and don't ski.
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Old 12-07-2011, 08:41 PM
 
Location: USA
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There are areas of Louisiana and Mississippi where racism is very pronounced. But as for the General south: Georgia, North/South Carolina, Alabama, Northern Florida/ Tennesse/ Virginia..ect, racism is not anymore prevalent than anywhere else in the country.
There are areas in all 50 states where racism is very pronounced. To single out La and Miss is to stereotype those two states. I see racism and non racism alike in the two states.
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Old 12-07-2011, 10:41 PM
 
Location: Austin, Texas, USA
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There are areas in all 50 states where racism is very pronounced. To single out La and Miss is to stereotype those two states. I see racism and non racism alike in the two states.
Totally not true. Sure, all states have racism, but it's definitely more pronounced in some states over others...not all have areas that have major racism issues.
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Old 12-08-2011, 09:21 AM
 
Location: OKIE-Ville
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My biggest pet peeve is people think Houston is South Western. I have met too many people in person who ask where I live and immediately go into South western, Road Runner and Wylie Cayote, New Mexican/ Arizona type steryotype. That is why I defy strongly the steryotype that Texas is like that. Too many people here are non south western to paint the state with such a wide brush. The Texas Triangle and points East account for 20M people who do not live in South Western classified areas.


On point here. West Texas and West Oklahoma, yeh maybe more Southwestern with the dry brush and dust, etc. The landscape of the rest of these two states?....Nope. Derivative more of the South, certainly Houston. Can't believe people would be naive enough to call Houston the Southwest...kinda like a few Californians I've met calling Oklahoma MidWest. What???

All of Oklahoma (with the exception of Eastern OK)/North-Central Texas and on West I can see the Southwest tag a little bit more. Houston? Heck no, that's borderline Deep South.

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Old 12-08-2011, 09:31 AM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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Totally not true. Sure, all states have racism, but it's definitely more pronounced in some states over others...not all have areas that have major racism issues.
San Francisco is in reality one of the more racist cities in the country.
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