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Old 05-21-2009, 02:10 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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I live a bit outside of Ashland, KY and it's quite rural where I am. One night I decided to take a walk and see the sights around my area and I found 2 biracial families about 1/2 a mile away. No one. including myself, seems to care one way or another.
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Old 05-21-2009, 09:10 AM
 
Location: Harlan, Kentucky
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Racism in Harlan is not really that bad. Sure there is some tension but its no worse than it was in North Carolina or even Detroit for that matter. Now the older generation.... that might be a little different.
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Old 07-09-2012, 08:28 AM
 
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Talking Exposure is everything....

I am saddened by the ignorance that is displayed regarding racially mixed families and their desire to live in "white nice neighborhoods". It shows how shallow some white people are and the extent of racism that truly does exists and is blatant in Kentucky. Plenty of African Americans live in nice neighborhoods in this country that are all Black and the homes range from 250,000 to more than a million dollars. As quiet as it is kept, Kentucky has more white trashy neighborhoods than black ones...just do the math.

I am even more saddened by the lack of education that most white people have in Lexington and the surrounding counties. Its unbelieveable. I would say to African Americans and mixed families, do not move here because corporations outside of lexington do not seriously recruit here, the job market is very bad, the education is not percieved by universities elsewhere that as competitive, there is no Black voice here to speak out against racism, and who in the world wants such ingnorance for a neighbor. Do your self a favor....look up the "First Black" list and find out just how blessed you are to have Black people around who can teach you something....welfare and jails were not built for Black people, there are more White people in them, just a higher percentage of Black people because of racism.

Finally, Mr. "we don't want you in our white neighborhoods with your mixed children,", Mr. Cummins in particular, do your research, there were seven Black presidents before President Obama. (Don't tell Mitch, okay? We are all mixed up!!! It is nothing new!! It must be miserable worrying about keeping a clean neighborhood with the potential of mixed families becoming your neighbor. What on earth would we do without good white people like you? Now, I bet you have lived in Kentucky all of your life, and your home is not even worth 300,000. Get a grip!!!! Diversity will probably improve the value of your neighborhood.

Get a life!!!
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Old 07-10-2012, 08:46 AM
 
Location: USA
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KY isn't any more "racist" than any other state; if anything, people here are generally not interested in another's business.
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Old 07-10-2012, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Eastern Kentucky Proud
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I am saddened by the ignorance that is displayed regarding racially mixed families and their desire to live in "white nice neighborhoods". It shows how shallow some white people are and the extent of racism that truly does exists and is blatant in Kentucky. Plenty of African Americans live in nice neighborhoods in this country that are all Black and the homes range from 250,000 to more than a million dollars. As quiet as it is kept, Kentucky has more white trashy neighborhoods than black ones...just do the math.

I am even more saddened by the lack of education that most white people have in Lexington and the surrounding counties. Its unbelieveable. I would say to African Americans and mixed families, do not move here because corporations outside of lexington do not seriously recruit here, the job market is very bad, the education is not percieved by universities elsewhere that as competitive, there is no Black voice here to speak out against racism, and who in the world wants such ingnorance for a neighbor. Do your self a favor....look up the "First Black" list and find out just how blessed you are to have Black people around who can teach you something....welfare and jails were not built for Black people, there are more White people in them, just a higher percentage of Black people because of racism.

Finally, Mr. "we don't want you in our white neighborhoods with your mixed children,", Mr. Cummins in particular, do your research, there were seven Black presidents before President Obama. (Don't tell Mitch, okay? We are all mixed up!!! It is nothing new!! It must be miserable worrying about keeping a clean neighborhood with the potential of mixed families becoming your neighbor. What on earth would we do without good white people like you? Now, I bet you have lived in Kentucky all of your life, and your home is not even worth 300,000. Get a grip!!!! Diversity will probably improve the value of your neighborhood.

Get a life!!!

Hey...I agree, exposure is everything. If we had any doubt...we can put it all away. I considered commenting after reading this several times....but, what can ye say.
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