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View Poll Results: What is Texas?
The South 97 51.87%
The Southwest 22 11.76%
The West 1 0.53%
The Midwest 3 1.60%
Can't categorize it. It's just Texas. 64 34.22%
Voters: 187. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-24-2014, 04:28 PM
 
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What about those areas of the south that are overwhelmingly white? Are eastern Tennessee and western North Carolina not southern?
Those areas are Appalachian. There are deep and long differences between the Deep South and Appalachia.
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Old 10-24-2014, 04:54 PM
 
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When more than 1/3rd in a poll vote that a city is "not" something (in this case, not southern) it is just indisputable that the place is not Southern. It can be argued that it is "mostly" southern, but whether the Southern Priders on here like it or not there is something (and something huge) that is different about Texas than the rest of the South.
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Old 10-24-2014, 05:09 PM
 
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Opinions are like a$$holes everyone has them. Opinions are not facts, and the fact is Texas is in the south, has always been, and will always be. You can't change that.
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Old 10-24-2014, 05:10 PM
 
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Those areas are Appalachian. There are deep and long differences between the Deep South and Appalachia.
That's news to me. Everyone I meet from East Tennessee is proud of being Southern.

Appalachia isn't even a uniform region. There's a big difference between Western Pennsylvania and Eastern Tennessee or Kentucky.
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Old 10-24-2014, 05:11 PM
 
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Opinions are like a$$holes everyone has them. Opinions are not facts, and the fact is Texas is in the south, has always been, and will always be. You can't change that.
But even in this case, majority opinion is that Texas IS the South. Kind of like that one poll in that one forum where one city that is always disputed as not Southern ended up being polled as Southern.
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Old 10-24-2014, 05:15 PM
 
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Those areas are Appalachian. There are deep and long differences between the Deep South and Appalachia.
Understood, but that's not what I asked you.
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Old 10-24-2014, 05:18 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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When more than 1/3rd in a poll vote that a city is "not" something (in this case, not southern) it is just indisputable that the place is not Southern. It can be argued that it is "mostly" southern, but whether the Southern Priders on here like it or not there is something (and something huge) that is different about Texas than the rest of the South.
If it were indisputable then no one would be here disputing it. The only thing that the poll reflects is opinions. Informed opinions and less than informed opinions.
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Old 10-24-2014, 05:54 PM
 
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That's news to me. Everyone I meet from East Tennessee is proud of being Southern.

Appalachia isn't even a uniform region. There's a big difference between Western Pennsylvania and Eastern Tennessee or Kentucky.
That's because western Pennsyvania is Midwestern.

I always consider Appalachian and Southern culture different. You could say Appalachian is a subset of Southern, but I see far too many differences to even put them in the same category. There are huge differences between the Southern and Appalachian that go back centuries.
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Old 10-24-2014, 06:09 PM
 
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Opinions are like a$$holes everyone has them. Opinions are not facts, and the fact is Texas is in the south, has always been, and will always be. You can't change that.
Texas did fight for the Confederacy, so a Southern heritage will always be there. But Texas has moved in a rapidly different direction than the rest of the South in the post WWII era. Ask the large Asian and Hispanic communities in Texas if they think Texas is Southern or its own thing. I bet their opinions are much different than what white Texans from the east of the state say.
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Old 10-24-2014, 06:09 PM
 
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That's because western Pennsyvania is Midwestern.

I always consider Appalachian and Southern culture different. You could say Appalachian is a subset of Southern, but I see far too many differences to even put them in the same category. There are huge differences between the Southern and Appalachian that go back centuries.
Pennsylvania is not in the Midwest.
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