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Old 05-07-2008, 06:24 PM
 
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Kentucky gets the bad rap of the deal alot of times...remember Deliverance!!! Only a movie, not real.

But anyway...

Kentucky is not what it was many years ago. I grew up in south eastern Kentucky and this is an area that you may want to avoid. If you move to the larger cities Lexington, Louisville, and the western part, you will have no problem. There is some rural areas that you will have a problem with. However, I live in the north right now and honestly the racism is just as bad here as it is in KY.
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Old 04-24-2009, 08:55 AM
 
Location: Pleasureville,KY
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I have lived in the southern and the northern parts of Kentucky and for the most part people are kind and friendly. However that's not to say that racism does not still exist. You'll find the more diverse population in the bigger cities. I can't tell you that Ky is up to date because they are not. I can tell you that much has changed in the last 30 years and people are more acceptable to change than they used to be. Not all kentuckians are hicks or rednecks. Many people from other states have admitted to how wrong their perception of Kentucky was. It is a beautiful state with many horse farms. The down side of living here would be Allergies. If you have them this is not the place for you, Louisville was ranked #1 as the worst for allergies in 2008.
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Old 04-24-2009, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Harlan, Kentucky
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Some of the most racist people I have ever met are from Ohio.
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Old 04-24-2009, 08:36 PM
 
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No it's not safe to move to Kentucky as there are no black people here.
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Old 04-25-2009, 05:01 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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No it's not safe to move to Kentucky as there are no black people here.
That's hilarious! There are plenty of black people here. Where did you get that from?
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Old 04-25-2009, 09:02 PM
 
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That's hilarious! There are plenty of black people here. Where did you get that from?
I thought it was obvious that I was being facetious........
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Old 04-26-2009, 06:48 AM
 
Location: Arlington, VA and Washington, DC
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No it's not safe to move to Kentucky as there are no black people here.
Then those folks i saw in Hardin and Meade counties and Louisville had really really dark tans?

To the OP, i'm a African-American male and i think I will be really happy in Kentucky.
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Old 04-26-2009, 07:01 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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I thought it was obvious that I was being facetious........
Honey you would be surpised by the things people say about Kentucky and mean it. Sorry I didn't catch that!
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Old 04-29-2009, 10:36 AM
 
Location: Near L.A.
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In terms of discrimination, it depends on where in Kentucky you go. Most of Kentucky will not judge individually by the color of skin; however, in MUCH of Kentucky, I can honestly say that concepts such as bi-racial relationships, marriages and children are still very taboo. In fact, in some enclaves it would be very heavily frowned upon. "Birds of a feather [should] flock together" would be the appropriate adage for these areas. Thankfully, in communities such as Louisville, Lexington, Frankfort, Northern Kentucky, Bowling Green, and Owensboro, people wouldn't give a hoot.

Some communities that I promise you would want to avoid if you're concerned about racial issues (more than taboos, just racists in general) include:
(a) Madisonville and many of the immediately surrounding counties, like Webster, Caldwell and Muhlenberg
(b) The western 2/3 of Bullitt County (south suburban Louisville)
(c) Most of southeast Kentucky in general--most certainly Corbin, but also Williamsburg, Middlesboro, Hazard, etc.
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Old 05-20-2009, 06:13 PM
 
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wat about Harlan?
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