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Old 05-07-2013, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Limbo
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You should be fine. Using common sense is the best thing to do.
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Old 05-07-2013, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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If you're not from the south, you should be aware that southern states have very strict trespassing laws, and property owners who take it seriously. Even white people have to be very careful, if they get out to stretch their legs, to make sure they're not on somebody's private property.

It's only an anectodal example, but last year I met a whole carful of African Americans at a motel in Brownsville, Texas, who had just made the 1400-mile drive from Tampa Florida, for a funeral. Thay were all bouyant and cheerful, acting like they were having a wonderful trip.

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Old 05-07-2013, 10:33 PM
 
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Old 05-08-2013, 01:09 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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OP: The South is not as hostile to minorities as some people seem to think. Just like everywhere else in the world, there are good places and bad places. Use common sense and you should be ok.

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Don't carry large sums of cash, there are several states (most notably Tennessee) that will seize it as "probable drug money" - and make it difficult to get it back.

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Don't all states do this if you are arrested on drug charges?
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Old 05-08-2013, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Canada
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What about driving around by yourself in a place like New Mexico? Been there as a kids and I want to go back and see those mountains. no one wants to go with me. I was told not to go to Arizona, it might be exagerations, but i really dont know. I'm Canadian of hispanic background and will be driving around with Canadian plates. I want to drive down as far the organ mountains in southern New Mexico and Maybe to the Guadalupe Mountains in Texas.
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Old 05-08-2013, 03:21 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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What about driving around by yourself in a place like New Mexico? Been there as a kids and I want to go back and see those mountains. no one wants to go with me. I was told not to go to Arizona, it might be exagerations, but i really dont know. I'm Canadian of hispanic background and will be driving around with Canadian plates. I want to drive down as far the organ mountains in southern New Mexico and Maybe to the Guadalupe Mountains in Texas.
I wouldnt be worried about license plates i would be more worried about keeping water in your car and staying hydrated.
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Old 05-09-2013, 03:16 AM
 
Location: Bishkek
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Always wanted to drive across the USA as one of those "bucket list" things. That being said, I'm a minority. If I get off the beaten path in the deep south and stop to get gas or something to eat, am I in for trouble?
Absurd
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Old 05-09-2013, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Burnsville, Minnesota
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Just don't go looking for trouble?

By assuming white people are going to judge you or even verbally or physically attack you just because they're white and you're not reveals your prejudice. You can't judge 200 million white people on the thoughts or actions of a few. It's not the 1960s in Birmingham. You'll be fine. If anything, you should worry about getting into a car accident. That's easily 100,000 times more likely to happen to you than getting verbally or physically attacked by some white racist. Keep safe.
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Old 05-09-2013, 04:35 PM
 
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Are you jewish? Ive met a bunch of people down south who had never met a jew before which I thought was strange but theres just not a big concentration of them down there. I have a very jewish last name so when I handed my credit card to the cashier to buy something they asked me about it. Not hostile, just very curious.
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Old 05-09-2013, 05:43 PM
 
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Are you jewish? Ive met a bunch of people down south who had never met a jew before which I thought was strange but theres just not a big concentration of them down there. I have a very jewish last name so when I handed my credit card to the cashier to buy something they asked me about it. Not hostile, just very curious.
Some southern cities have large numbers of Jews...so it's not the entire South, but probably the more rural areas. I'm sure it's like that in lots of rural areas around the country.

I'm curious - how would someone who claims to have never even met a Jew possibly recognize a Jewish name? That seems odd to me. Also, Jewish people aren't immediately recognizable to everyone right? So people probably don't usually know when they have or haven't met a Jew.
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