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Old 02-21-2018, 05:54 PM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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I don't really think eastern KY is the deep south. More so it is central Appalachia, which is actually not very exemplary of southern poverty. It's worse in that area than in the south as a whole and even extends into the north, particularly Ohio.

Eastern KY and southern WV is collectively among the poorest regions in the US.

If you want some traditional southern decay try the Mississippi river. From Arkansas all the way down the river tells some of the saddest stories of the south in poverty and economic regression. Especially in the state of its namesake. Mississippi (the state) is individually the poorest state in the country, and it does show.

Even then, you'll still find fairly well off areas dotted around the worst the US offers (in terms of money). Much in the same way as you will find pockets of deep despair in traditionally wealthy regions (See un-sung parts of New England).
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Old 02-21-2018, 07:35 PM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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Pretty vile post. They could do the same thing for most of our urban areas, you could do a zoo trip through the train trip from florida to dc and all the ghettos and the ghettos of the northeast corridor, camden . newark, chester, etc.
I don't think she meant it as a positive deal.
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Old 02-21-2018, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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Nope, stereo types not true either,, very diverse and integrated city now...
Nashville is a southern city. As is Atlanta.
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Old 02-21-2018, 09:54 PM
 
Location: ATLANTA
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Nashville is a southern city. As is Atlanta.
Never said Nashville wasn't southern, just new South, as is Atlanta.. I just stated it doesn't fit the bill for the stereotypes most people give it.. It's also considered upper South and not deep South.
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Old 02-22-2018, 01:08 AM
 
Location: Virginia Beach
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Never said Nashville wasn't southern, just new South, as is Atlanta.. I just stated it doesn't fit the bill for the stereotypes most people give it.. It's also considered upper South and not deep South.
This website was the only time I'd ever heard Nashville described as Upper South. The Upper South was always, where I grew up anyway, considered the Virginias and Kentucky, and Maryland of one felt inclined to include them. Tennessee was always considered the middle of the South--metro Memphis is specifically known as the "Mid-South". Tennessee in its entirety, I've never heard called Upper South in real life...
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Old 02-22-2018, 02:03 AM
 
Location: New Mexico
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Wow - Remind me not to take a vacation with OP.
Reminds me of a couple of senior citizens I met once driving a huge RV halfway across the country to go visit a flood disaster area just to gawk at the flood devastation. Having endured a major flood in 1993 I couldn’t imagine it as a tourist attraction.
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Old 02-22-2018, 05:24 AM
 
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This website was the only time I'd ever heard Nashville described as Upper South. The Upper South was always, where I grew up anyway, considered the Virginias and Kentucky, and Maryland of one felt inclined to include them. Tennessee was always considered the middle of the South--metro Memphis is specifically known as the "Mid-South". Tennessee in its entirety, I've never heard called Upper South in real life...
Interesting.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Upland_South
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Old 02-22-2018, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Wow - Remind me not to take a vacation with OP.
Reminds me of a couple of senior citizens I met once driving a huge RV halfway across the country to go visit a flood disaster area just to gawk at the flood devastation. Having endured a major flood in 1993 I couldn’t imagine it as a tourist attraction.
People did the same thing after Sandy in New Jersey. Came driving through to gawk. Contrary to the incorrect perception that it was all rich people who lost their summer beach homes, most of the small houses along the bayshore belonging to working-class people bore the brunt of the destruction.

I remember a newspaper photo of one woman out trying to salvage what she could from the soggy pile that had been her house and who had erected a sign to the effect that "Instead of driving through and taking pictures, why not stop and HELP?"
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Old 02-25-2018, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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Pretty vile post. They could do the same thing for most of our urban areas, you could do a zoo trip through the train trip from florida to dc and all the ghettos and the ghettos of the northeast corridor, camden . newark, chester, etc.
Relax. Its a joke and Natasha Leggero did the same thing about the ghetto.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3w1wQViHbo8
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Old 02-25-2018, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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This website was the only time I'd ever heard Nashville described as Upper South. The Upper South was always, where I grew up anyway, considered the Virginias and Kentucky, and Maryland of one felt inclined to include them. Tennessee was always considered the middle of the South--metro Memphis is specifically known as the "Mid-South". Tennessee in its entirety, I've never heard called Upper South in real life...

Nashville is only 2 hours from Evansville, Indiana. Any place in the South where in a couple of hours you are in a northern state, is the Upper South.
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