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Old 05-24-2013, 04:46 AM
 
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I have travled through quite a bit of the south and most of the US for that matter. You don't have to go to every nook and cranny to get a feel of diffrent regions of the US. There are things and people to watch out for all over the US and just down south.
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Old 05-24-2013, 06:33 AM
 
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I have traveled through quite a bit of the south and most of the US for that matter. You don't have to go to every nook and cranny to get a feel of different regions of the US. There are things and people to watch out for all over the US and not just down south.

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Old 05-24-2013, 09:35 PM
 
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Its funny. No one would worry about being a minority passing through somewhere like Maine but it's the whitest state in the union. Everyone picks on the south yet the minority populations are higher here than anywhere else.
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Old 05-25-2013, 11:09 PM
 
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Its funny. No one would worry about being a minority passing through somewhere like Maine but it's the whitest state in the union. Everyone picks on the south yet the minority populations are higher here than anywhere else.
I'm not sure Maine has the lynching/KKK/segregation history of Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia or South Carolina...that's probably what the problem is.
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Old 05-26-2013, 01:35 AM
 
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I'm not sure Maine has the lynching/KKK/segregation history of Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia or South Carolina...that's probably what the problem is.
Nice post. I'm from the South and there are several places I'd rather avoid here. and for good reason.
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Old 05-26-2013, 05:47 AM
 
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Of all the places I had to go, the only place that I was forewarned of was southern Indiana.
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Old 05-26-2013, 11:47 AM
 
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I'm not sure Maine has the lynching/KKK/segregation history of Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia or South Carolina...that's probably what the problem is.
Remember history is history.
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Old 05-26-2013, 04:31 PM
 
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I'm not sure Maine has the lynching/KKK/segregation history of Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia or South Carolina...that's probably what the problem is.
There have been many lynchings in like New York and other Northeastern states, but no one likes to admit it or dwell on it like they do in the the cases of Alabama and other southern states. People pretend it didn't happen there, but it did.
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Old 05-27-2013, 11:25 AM
 
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There have been many lynchings in like New York and other Northeastern states, but no one likes to admit it or dwell on it like they do in the the cases of Alabama and other southern states. People pretend it didn't happen there, but it did.
I'm not saying it never happened, but it wasn't nearly to the degree of places like the ones I mentioned. Racism exists everywhere, but it has always been stronger in the Deep South.
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Old 05-28-2013, 04:52 AM
 
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Back in the late 70s my dad wanted to visit the Montana branch of the family but they warned us not to because of my mom (Mexican-American). To this very day she is scared s***less at the prospect of visiting anywhere like Montana or the Deep South.

I dunno, that was a while ago. I guess it'd be different now.
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