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Old 11-01-2019, 07:01 PM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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Why do people keep mentioning that their state isn't that liberal because it has areas with conservatives?

Of course your state is not 100% Democrat, nowhere is. But if you live in a state like California with a one party, leftist state government, then it functionally does not matter if there are a lot of conservatives in rural California.
Because people make assumptions about your personal politics and personality based on where you're from. Especially California, NY and Massachusetts for left, and "southern state here" for right.
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Old 11-01-2019, 07:11 PM
 
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Because people make assumptions about your personal politics and personality based on where you're from. Especially California, NY and Massachusetts for left, and "southern state here" for right.
Well that would be a bad generalization to make about the people. But as far as the state governments go, that is usually correct.
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Old 11-01-2019, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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Well that would be a bad generalization to make about the people. But as far as the state governments go, that is usually correct.
The thread is about stereotypes. That's a people thing, not government. Hence, talking about how people think about people.
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Old 11-02-2019, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Being a Tarheel born and bred, I can add a few things. People - at least, those from up North - stereotype NC natives as 'backwards' & 'dumb'. (Most non Southerners tend to view all of us as 'stupid' hillbillies, even those of us who live in cities.) I have been told that I talk 'country' by Black people from NYC, NJ, Boston, and other states where the accents grate on the ear - they do mine, anyway. We're supposedly all sweet tea drinking rednecks & step-n-fetchits who eat grits every morning and pretend to be cordial to everyone. Oh, and we're all Bible thumpers.

I don't fit the southern stereotype at all, other than sometimes eating grits and drinking sweet tea (not too sweet though, just enough to bring out the taste. And I always add lemon to mine). I'm a Black Southern agnostic woman with no kids, never been on welfare or lived on public housing, and I don't speak Ebonics, nor am I crazy about barbecue, corn bread, or cooked greens. And I hate chitterlings!
Hey, you left out that we're "fake friendly." Why, bless yo little pea pickin' heart!
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Old 11-02-2019, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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OK, about Texas:

1) No, we don't ride horses to school or work. And most of us don't own horses - or oil wells.

2) We're also not all "packing." The state is a lot more moderate politically and in practice than most people who haven't spent much time here realize.

3) OK, there ARE a lot of big pick up trucks around here, but to be fair, many of them are necessary due to lifestyle and/or work.

4) Most of the population of Texas lives in the eastern half of the country, where we have a) no deserts, b) plenty of trees and greenery, and c) fall color and four seasons (note that I never said "four evenly spaced seasons").
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Old 11-02-2019, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'Waterfall City'
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I don't think there are any true negative stereotypes regarding southern states once you control for partisan political characterizations.

There are some harmless cartoonish type stereotypes such as southerners all like grits and sweet tea, and eat grits and drink sweet tea regularly, etc.
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Old 11-02-2019, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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I don't think there are any true negative stereotypes regarding southern states once you control for partisan political characterizations.

There are some harmless cartoonish type stereotypes such as southerners all like grits and sweet tea, and eat grits and drink sweet tea regularly, etc.
But who doesn't like grits?
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Old 11-02-2019, 11:01 AM
 
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I don't think there are any true negative stereotypes regarding southern states once you control for partisan political characterizations.

There are some harmless cartoonish type stereotypes such as southerners all like grits and sweet tea, and eat grits and drink sweet tea regularly, etc.
The South has quite a few negative stereotypes. But it’s not usually tied to individual states, so I didn’t really go too far down that rabbit hole.
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Old 11-02-2019, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Research Triangle Area, NC
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But who doesn't like grits?
Lived in the south my whole life. Never liked grits. They don't taste like anything!

People think that in NC everyone is either a Duke or UNC fan. Incorrect.

Duke fans are all in NJ
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Old 11-02-2019, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'Waterfall City'
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The South has quite a few negative stereotypes. But it’s not usually tied to individual states, so I didn’t really go too far down that rabbit hole.
according to people with certain politics which is why I talked about controlling for political passions.
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