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Old 11-10-2008, 01:42 PM
 
Location: TwilightZone
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I know there are accepting people everywhere but Ive heard that some states in the South are least accepting than states in the West then Ive heard that places in the NE were the same way.
It's been said the northeast is very 'cliquish' which I've found to be quite true for the most part. Except for a few pockets maybe like NYC I think it's like that.

As far as the south,I moved from New Jersey to Roanoke Virginia...not the most populated area in VA and they were more accepting to me than the region where I came from!...
I think it probably depends on the area you go to,alot of the rural south is still put off to visitors. But I think if you show you're not there to disrupt things than they may actually welcome the differences.
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Old 11-10-2008, 06:37 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in Texas
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Texas is the most accepting state.
I don't think so.
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Old 11-10-2008, 07:06 PM
 
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It's been said the northeast is very 'cliquish' which I've found to be quite true for the most part. Except for a few pockets maybe like NYC I think it's like that.

As far as the south,I moved from New Jersey to Roanoke Virginia...not the most populated area in VA and they were more accepting to me than the region where I came from!...
I think it probably depends on the area you go to,alot of the rural south is still put off to visitors. But I think if you show you're not there to disrupt things than they may actually welcome the differences.
After reading your post, I'm reminded about something a friend of mine at work told me.

He moved from Minnesota to Tennessee five years ago. Before he moved south, he literally was afraid because of the stereotypes and perceptions he had of the region. He told me he had images of barefoot people, the KKK, and the movie Deliverance in mind.

I asked him what he thought about Tennessee and the South. He said he felt more at home and comfortable in Tennessee than he did in Minnesota. I also asked him did he think I would fit in easily in Minnesota. He said probably not!
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Old 11-10-2008, 07:31 PM
 
Location: TwilightZone
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Wow an agreement instead of an attack,thanks
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Old 11-10-2008, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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I don't think so.
Texas is so diverse in not only race but beliefs. You see Republicans and democrats hanging with eachother. Religious and Non-Religious people are accepted here. Your not mocked because your believe and praise god (like in cities in the north).
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Old 11-10-2008, 07:58 PM
 
Location: Southeast Missouri
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I think the media exaggerates Southern stereotypes greatly.
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Old 11-10-2008, 08:29 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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It depends on your definition. There is little overt racism in the west. OTOH, some of the Rocky Mountain states have well-deserved reps of being very hostile to outsiders. Go look at all the "anti-Californian" threads on the boards of some of these states, plus the PNW states.
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Old 11-10-2008, 08:49 PM
 
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Texas is so diverse in not only race but beliefs. Your not mocked because your believe and praise god (like in cities in the north).
Oh hell yea,you see it too!
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Old 11-10-2008, 08:51 PM
 
Location: TwilightZone
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OTOH, some of the Rocky Mountain states have well-deserved reps of being very hostile to outsiders. Go look at all the "anti-Californian" threads on the boards of some of these states, plus the PNW states.
I think alot of places are "anti-Californicating" anyway
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Old 11-11-2008, 05:00 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in Texas
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Texas is so diverse in not only race but beliefs. You see Republicans and democrats hanging with eachother. Religious and Non-Religious people are accepted here. Your not mocked because your believe and praise god (like in cities in the north).
To a certain extent, your comment about Texas is true, but without me going into detail for fear of a prideful Texan attacking me, let us just say it's not true in all regards. I have lived in Texas for 30 years, so I've seen a lot. As long as people think I've lived here forever, I'm okay; if they find out differently, I put on my best armor and get ready for the snide remarks.
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