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Old 02-07-2010, 12:07 AM
 
Location: Chicago metro
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When you talk about the Midwest, the most racist part is the eastern lower Midwest, i.e., states like Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and even southern Michigan (although MI is NOT THAT BAD). There is very little racism in states like Wisconsin, the Dakotas, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, and Kansas.

Also, the Midwest is not nearly as racist as the South. I don't consider Southern Indiana to be the Midwest, it has many more affinities with the South.
It does depend where in the Midwest. Minneapolis is supposedly the third best city for interracial dating/couples, behind San Francisco and Seattle being #1 and #2.

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Old 02-07-2010, 07:26 AM
 
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I'm a young black male living in Southern California. It seems like everyone I've known or grew up with has moved to the old school South. Now my views about the South isn't positive, just anywhere outside the West. It would be cool if all my old friends returned to LA. Be like old times.

What is it about the South that attracts blacks and probably other Americans to the region?
I wouldn't move South if I were you. You are very privileged to be living in a place where your not ostracized by peers because of your race and the way you speak and act. Living in Texas and Florida, I have dealt with that time and time again. Unless you grew up there, I would not be so keen on the idea that it is a "hotspot" for African-Americans. Most likely, all your friends just moved to the south for college or because they purchased a home like alot of So.Cal Natives i've met.
 
Old 02-07-2010, 07:28 AM
 
Location: Hernando, FL
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When you talk about the Midwest, the most racist part is the eastern lower Midwest, i.e., states like Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and even southern Michigan (although MI is NOT THAT BAD). There is very little racism in states like Wisconsin, the Dakotas, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, and Kansas.

Also, the Midwest is not nearly as racist as the South. I don't consider Southern Indiana to be the Midwest, it has many more affinities with the South.

Ha ha .....I know better because I've spent a lot of time in both places. I would listen to a CB radio in my car and I could not believe what I was hearing in Grand Rapids, MI. At least 3 racial slurs per sentence. It was a rare occasion in the South to hear any of that. (keep in mind a lot of CB users are home based so you just can't blame it on the truckers).

Also in FL take a look at the workforce of city and county employees.......overwhelmingly black. I can't recall one instance of seeing a black city or county worker in a non -administrative position in MI's small to medium size towns.
 
Old 02-07-2010, 07:44 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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I wouldn't move South if I were you. You are very privileged to be living in a place where your not ostracized by peers because of your race and the way you speak and act.
Yeah because this doesn't happen in other places in abundance throughout the country.
 
Old 02-07-2010, 09:02 AM
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It does depend where in the Midwest. Minneapolis is supposedly the third best city for interracial dating/couples, behind San Francisco and Seattle being #1 and #2.
Columbus,OH is among those cities as well. In fact, of the top 10 cities that were considered the great ones for interracial dating/couples, none of them are in the South.
 
Old 02-07-2010, 09:18 AM
 
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Yeah because this doesn't happen in other places in abundance throughout the country.
Good point. This happens a lot in the Northeast and Great Lakes/Eastern Midwest too.

I think we've covered all of the regions where blacks are overly ostracized.
 
Old 02-07-2010, 11:00 AM
 
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It does depend where in the Midwest. Minneapolis is supposedly the third best city for interracial dating/couples, behind San Francisco and Seattle being #1 and #2.
Columbus Ohio is up there in that regard too. So, it does depend on where you are in the Midwest.
 
Old 02-07-2010, 11:01 AM
 
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Columbus,OH is among those cities as well. In fact, of the top 10 cities that were considered the great ones for interracial dating/couples, none of them are in the South.
Oops, didn't see this post, but you are correct. Many of the Big 10 college towns seem to be good about. Ironically, Ann Arbor MI is definitely one of them.
 
Old 02-07-2010, 11:04 AM
 
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It's kind of hard for half those places in the Midwest to be racist when they barely have any blacks (Iowa, Wyoming, The Dakotas, Minnesota,etc)
I was thinking the same thing, but even those states have some history that show otherwise. Here's one example: Duluth lynchings - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
 
Old 02-07-2010, 11:08 AM
 
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No matter what you consider what place could be. Southern Indiana is still the Midwest. Whether you like it or care about it or not.
A story on Sountern Indiana I know about was that my wife's grandmother and her husband had to move to a community about 20 minutes west of Evansville because their jobs were moving there. She told me that the American Legion there supposedly wouldn't allow Blacks in. This was in the late 80's-early 90's.
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