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Old 04-26-2015, 10:27 AM
 
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I think I read a couple of years ago that North Carolina was the most liberal of the souther states. Does that make it less Southern? I don't know. It depends on if the OP was asking for comparison based on politics or culture, in general.
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Old 04-26-2015, 12:53 PM
 
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I think I read a couple of years ago that North Carolina was the most liberal of the souther states. Does that make it less Southern? I don't know. It depends on if the OP was asking for comparison based on politics or culture, in general.
Ignore this, posted twice.
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Old 04-26-2015, 12:56 PM
 
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I think I read a couple of years ago that North Carolina was the most liberal of the souther states. Does that make it less Southern? I don't know. It depends on if the OP was asking for comparison based on politics or culture, in general.
Wouldn't Virginia take the cake for being the most liberal in the South? We're kinda 50/50 in North Carolina, but we've been leaning more towards the conservative side these past few years.
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Old 04-26-2015, 01:08 PM
 
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I think I read a couple of years ago that North Carolina was the most liberal of the souther states. Does that make it less Southern? I don't know. It depends on if the OP was asking for comparison based on politics or culture, in general.
Historically NC was among the most moderate Southern states, but I don't think it's really ever been the most liberal. But even this hasn't been true for the past five years or so since its hard turn to the right.
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Old 04-26-2015, 06:41 PM
 
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Lol Chicago, St Louis as southern lol OK. Try going to visit Waco, Florence, hearne and Tell that ain't southern. Those areas are in Central Texas.
For that matter, many small midwestern towns "feel" just as southern as towns of a similar size in central Texas - but that doesn't make them "southern."

That being said, I do feel like central Texas through east Texas is more southern than southwestern, but we've beaten that horse to death numerous times on C-D.
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Old 04-26-2015, 06:59 PM
 
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South Florida
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Old 04-27-2015, 08:00 AM
 
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Nah, I have lived in both the South and in Texas and it's two different worlds.

San Antonio has zero southern traits and Dallas has very few. Once you get outside of the big cities, then yes Texas is southern in many ways, especially in East Texas where it's primary trait is southern.

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I disagree with "most of Texas is Southern" and I am from the Southeast and live in Texas. I especially disagree that the "especially in the black community" part makes "most of Texas Southern," because black communities are Southern in many Northern cities too, like St. Louis, Chicago, and Milwaukee, so that's not saying much.
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Old 04-27-2015, 11:00 AM
 
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I didn't really feel like I was in the South when I visited Austin, and the whole Dallas/Ft. Worth area struck me as more "General American suburbia" over southern.

Some folks wouldn't call the Research Triangle in NC "southern" but I think it's much more southern than the Texas metros.
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Old 04-27-2015, 12:00 PM
 
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They are all southern...no matter how many transplants or immigrants live in a southern city or state it will remain southern. It seems like the South is the only region of the U.S. where this is even a question. No one seems to question California's western-ness or New York's northeastern-ness because of all the transplants there.
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Old 05-01-2015, 02:51 PM
 
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They are all southern...no matter how many transplants or immigrants live in a southern city or state it will remain southern. It seems like the South is the only region of the U.S. where this is even a question. No one seems to question California's western-ness or New York's northeastern-ness because of all the transplants there.
Yeah, that's because when people move to California and New York, for the most part most of them assimilate into the local California or New York culture. But in places like Texas, many of these folks refuse to assimilate and practically try to turn Texas into California, Mexico, or where ever it is they came from. That's the big difference.
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