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Old 01-04-2015, 02:08 AM
 
Location: Mid Atlantic USA
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But you've already lived in the South, remember?

Did you witness anything even remotely similar to what's being described when you were in Charlotte?

Don't act like it doesn't happen. It certainly did in Jackson, MS when I was there. You live in Atlanta which is very different from the typical South.
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Old 01-04-2015, 02:11 AM
 
Location: Mid Atlantic USA
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Bless your heart, too. (Oh, high context communication style, such a prize of the South).

I'm not saying I don't value the South. I find it fascinating and fun to visit, especially for the warm climate. I just prefer not to live in a bubble. The moment you drive out of the cities (Dallas, Houston, Austin, Atlanta) you're in a completely different World... it's like some 3rd World satire of the worst of American culture.

I should mention... the "bubbles" (once again, I WOULD NOT say these cities are anywhere near San Fran, Seattle, Minneapolis, etc.... but in general are much more ~tolerating, notice I don't say accepting) include Atlanta (pockets downtown), Dallas (city limits), Houston (city limits), Austin, San Antonio (city limits), Nashville (city limits), Savannah (city), Asheville (city), Chapel Hill (college).

I don't count New Orleans and Miami/S. Florida as truly "southern" - more tropical.. both are great places; both very different than the surrounding area... party cities w/ socially liberal attitudes similar to Brazil, etc. (but not "progressive").

....forget Oklahoma City (most of Oklahoma, in fact), any city in Arkansas, Alabama, Mississippi (oh my...), as they make Dallas, Houston & Atlanta look like liberal bastions. If you want to see African Americans living in 3rd world conditions (think no bathrooms...) go to the delta areas of Mississippi/Alabama... you'll never see ANYTHING like that in the "ghetto" areas of Chicago, Gary, Detroit.

Now in 20 or so years I can definitely see many areas in the South being much more hospitable places to live, as they have many new residence moving there. But who knows. There are places to LIVE and there are places to VISIT... one second of that "I"m a proud southerner; the ground is red from Yankee blood; God, gays, guns, and oil, blah, blah, blah, hallelujah, bless your heart, lets go to church every day, NASCAR, etc." and I guarantee you'll be driving quickly back to San Fran/Seattle/NYC/DC/Minneapolis/Boston/Portland/Madison

What a despicable thing for an American to say in this day and age. Not you, I mean the typical ignorant neo-confederate southerner about Yankee blood. God I wish they were their own country.
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Old 01-04-2015, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Don't act like it doesn't happen. It certainly did in Jackson, MS when I was there. You live in Atlanta which is very different from the typical South.
Don't tell me what I do or do not know. I have been all over the South, and it has NEVER come up.

You see a Baptist behind every bush, apparently.
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