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Old 10-19-2015, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (Morningside)
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I know this is a bit off topic, but in my mind all threads skirt around this - at what point will "culturally southern" be so attenuated that the definition will have to change? I mean we're probably a generation away from the entire Atlantic Coast of the South (barring SC) and Texas from having a black, brown, and northern transplant electoral majority. Will the "real South" just keep retreating further and further, until it's nowhere but Mississippi and Arkansas in 100 years? Or will Southern just come to mean something else entirely?
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Old 10-19-2015, 07:18 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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Is there any sizable region of America today that is a shoo-in for the Democrat party and is still considered culturally southern?
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Old 10-19-2015, 07:42 PM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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I know this is a bit off topic, but in my mind all threads skirt around this - at what point will "culturally southern" be so attenuated that the definition will have to change? I mean we're probably a generation away from the entire Atlantic Coast of the South (barring SC) and Texas from having a black, brown, and northern transplant electoral majority. Will the "real South" just keep retreating further and further, until it's nowhere but Mississippi and Arkansas in 100 years? Or will Southern just come to mean something else entirely?
People are always afraid of change.
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Old 10-19-2015, 07:55 PM
 
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@Eschaton if we keep on with modern day definition of whats southern then in 50 years what will being southern really mean when all major metros have changed, to me VA is southern/mid atlantic just like NY is the northeast and mid atlantic at the same time
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Old 10-19-2015, 09:01 PM
 
Location: The middle of nowhere
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I am one to say that just because an urban area has a lot of transplants and therefore has its Southern culture diluted, that does not make it less Southern. A lot of very prominent, truly Southern cities such as Richmond, Atlanta, Raleigh, Charlotte, and Nashville have seen a lot of transplants and are therefore a lot more cosmopolitan than what one would expect from a truly "Southern" city. Yet I wouldn't say any of those cities are not Southern.

The only Southern city that such a case can be made for is Miami, but that is because of the way it was settled and the fact that South Florida was never deep-rooted in Southern culture like the northern part of the state was.
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Old 10-19-2015, 09:30 PM
 
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I know this is a bit off topic, but in my mind all threads skirt around this - at what point will "culturally southern" be so attenuated that the definition will have to change? I mean we're probably a generation away from the entire Atlantic Coast of the South (barring SC) and Texas from having a black, brown, and northern transplant electoral majority. Will the "real South" just keep retreating further and further, until it's nowhere but Mississippi and Arkansas in 100 years? Or will Southern just come to mean something else entirely?
Barring SC? Northern transplants are flooding the coast of SC to the point where Myrtle Beach and Charleston in particular are the fastest- and second-fastest growing metros on the eastern seaboard respectively.
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Old 10-20-2015, 01:58 AM
 
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I'm in that area at least once a month lol but ok.

Like I said, it's southern and majority of the people who live there have no problem telling you that. Is it the deep south? no but it is southern.

Uh, I mean I respect your opinion but to me nothing about HR is comparable to SoCal -- socioeconomically, politically, culturally, etc... they are two different areas. The only thing they share in common is they have beaches.
I was born and raised in Southern California and involved in the movie biz before moving to this area and can speak with a large voice of objectivity. One of the reasons we were attracted to this area was the feeling of "home" we got here. There is more of a live and let live attitude here than anyplace I've been to east of the divide.
For what its worth the largest commercial production studio in the country is here with SATELLITE LOCATIONS in LA and NYC.
Politics and socioeconomic nuances aside, it's the people here that make the place what it is and they are, to me, a lot like people in SoCal. They have been around the block and are open to new things and experiences and are chill in their cultural attitudes. They don't have deep parochial roots in the area and know all too well that the local and state politicians pulling the strings behind the curtain are full of crap and need to be swept out to sea.
The beaches and negative ions of Hampton Roads are the icing on the cake.
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Old 10-20-2015, 03:30 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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You're talking about Studio Center, right? Thinking of trying to get some voice work with them when I move back.
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Old 10-21-2015, 01:48 AM
 
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You're talking about Studio Center, right? Thinking of trying to get some voice work with them when I move back.
Yes Studio Center, they're doing some amazing things at the Beach with little fanfare involved. Their trajectory over the last few years has propelled them to the top spot in the country for this type of business.
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Old 10-21-2015, 02:13 AM
 
Location: Lexington, Kentucky
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Yes.
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