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View Poll Results: The Western Part of America is the Least Racist Part of America
Agree 26 30.59%
Disagree 59 69.41%
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Old 08-16-2017, 07:23 AM
 
Location: Boston Metrowest (via the Philly area)
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Remember that can be thrown off because places like RI and MN have large amounts of immigrants from places like Haiti or Somalia who would be considered black, and of course they will be poor in the first generation, that's usually how immigration works because the underprivileged come here.
I personally don't think that should matter (also cities like Minneapolis and Milwaukee do have large AA communities). It still demonstrates that in most, if not all, places, for one reason or another, people of color aren't fully integrated into the social/economic fabric and thus do not benefit to the extent that whites do.
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Old 08-16-2017, 07:57 AM
 
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Where there is more diversity, generally just more people of all or some races living close or in the same state or area, there is likely more overt racism. It's hard to be very obviously racist if a state has few blacks (or Asians, etc) compared to other states. The East Coast out to some of the Midwest has a history of slavery, segregation, obviously the Civil War, etc. The West has a history of tensions with Asians (Chinese and Japanese mostly). Interning Japanese-Americans during WWII was a federal government decision so that decision alone doesn't fall on those out West, but people there - some, not all - for sure agreed with it and thought Japanese-Americans were people to look out for during WWII. There are tensions between whites and Asians still in Hawaii, where whites are called the derogatory term haole. I would even call Hawaii rather xenophobic.

Racism isn't one way, and isn't just about blacks and whites.
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Old 08-16-2017, 08:23 AM
 
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Nah, lot of racism between Mexicans and non-Mexicans. There's even racism among non Mexican Hispanics towards Mexicans out there.
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Old 08-16-2017, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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I personally don't think that should matter (also cities like Minneapolis and Milwaukee do have large AA communities). It still demonstrates that in most, if not all, places, for one reason or another, people of color aren't fully integrated into the social/economic fabric and thus do not benefit to the extent that whites do.
Minneapolis had almost no black community 35 years ago. Because of that it lacks the rooted black middle class you find in the more traditional black cities. The Minneapolis black community consists almost entirely of recent transplants who were the poorest of the poor in the south side of Chicago and other Midwestern cities or refugees from war zones. Blacks in Minneapolis are less likely to have a high school diploma than in any other major metro in the US. That isn't an issue that was created in Minneapolis, it is one that moved here. The real test will be in 20 or 30 years when the generation that was born and grew up here is in their prime earning years. If those numbers still look like that then, then we have an issue.

I've lived in 3 places in my life - Chicago, upstate NY and the Twin Cities, of those three the Twin Cities probably have the least number of racist white people (although the ones who are racist here are probably the most over the top).
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Old 08-16-2017, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Moose Jaw, in between the Moose's butt and nose.
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Minneapolis had almost no black community 35 years ago. Because of that it lacks the rooted black middle class you find in the more traditional black cities. The Minneapolis black community consists almost entirely of recent transplants who were the poorest of the poor in the south side of Chicago and other Midwestern cities or refugees from war zones. Blacks in Minneapolis are less likely to have a high school diploma than in any other major metro in the US. That isn't an issue that was created in Minneapolis, it is one that moved here. The real test will be in 20 or 30 years when the generation that was born and grew up here is in their prime earning years. If those numbers still look like that then, then we have an issue.

I've lived in 3 places in my life - Chicago, upstate NY and the Twin Cities, of those three the Twin Cities probably have the least number of racist white people (although the ones who are racist here are probably the most over the top).
I know I mentioned the West Coast, but, the Interrracial Marriage Stat I mentioned earlier (top 10 Metro Areas), MSP was one of 3 areas, not located in the West.
The Police Incidents there have been pretty sick, but overall it's one of America's more racially tolerant areas.
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Old 08-16-2017, 12:00 PM
 
Location: Calera, AL
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You mean Seattle and Portland, right? Washington and Oregon aren't what I would consider racially accepting.
Agreed.

And while we're at it, let's kill the notion that Canada is a melting-pot utopia. While not overtly racist, outside of Vancouver and Toronto, it's far from unheard of for non-Caucasian residents to feel uncomfortable.
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Old 08-16-2017, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Kent, UK/ Rhode Island, US
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This can't be right, according to many on here Mass is supposed to be the most racist place in the US outside the south.
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Old 08-16-2017, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Tempe, AZ
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I would disagree. Some of the biggest White Power organizing seem to be coming out of Idaho and Montana these days.
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Old 08-16-2017, 01:06 PM
 
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I would disagree. Some of the biggest White Power organizing seem to be coming out of Idaho and Montana these days.
I disagree. The groups who hide out in the woods of either state, including Washington and Oregon are small and not organized and most of them tend to not be natives of each respective state. Now the large organized groups from the South are the ones to watch.

Washington DC is a great example of white power/supremacy.
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Old 08-16-2017, 07:09 PM
 
Location: Washington State desert
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You mean Seattle and Portland, right? Washington and Oregon aren't what I would consider racially accepting.
Yes, in general. However, even Eastern WA and Eastern OR are more open to diversity than many US States. There is a "live and let live" attitude even in the conservative areas of the Northwest.
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