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Old 12-10-2007, 03:08 PM
 
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Hi I'm looking for some input on these areas. I live in Ohio and was thinking of relocating in a couple of years. I have family in Paintsville and they aren't very helpful when I ask them questions about the areas. I don't go down and visit very much because my children are half Asian my family says they would have problems because of their race. They also say that I will not be able to find a job, and the police are corrupted. My nephew is half black and when he went down he was pulled over leaving my cousins apartment complex my aunt was in the car behind him and they didn't stop her because she is white. Is this something that happens all the time because you know what I would love for this to happen to me because I would have fun bringing it out it the open for the world to here about the small cities and racial profiling. Would love any comments good or bad.
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Old 12-10-2007, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Pikeville, Ky.
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Happy, I can't speak for Prestonsburg, except it is 25 miles north of Pikeville, but I have lived in this area for over 30 years and have not seen any racism..We have a number of Asians here who own businesses, we have Asian Doctors and Asian students at the College and there are
Asian children in the schools. We also have Phillipino's, Indians, Mexicans and Black Americans..I have not seen any hate crimes in this area..I am not saying that predjudice is completely unknown, because it isn't..Sorry to say that bigotry exists everywhere..The biggest problem in this area seems to be that we are stereotyped by the film industry and people who just like to insult our laid back friendly way of life..Oh , and to add there are several biracial children( including several whom are in my daughters husband families in the area who have no trouble being accepted.
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Old 12-11-2007, 07:17 AM
 
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Well I have 2 biracial children and I live in Pikeville very close to Prestonsburg and they never see a problem and as far as their dad he never sees any problems as well. I think maby that was an one time thing...IDK..
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Old 12-12-2007, 01:37 PM
 
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...my children are half Asian.. would have problems because of their race...... My nephew is half black and he was pulled over leaving my cousins apartment.... my aunt...they didn't stop her because she is white...... I would love for this to happen to me because I would have fun bringing it out in the open for the world........
Then basically you're looking for places to stage demonstrations and satisfy yer own amusement using your children for bait??
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Old 12-26-2007, 06:07 PM
 
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Then basically you're looking for places to stage demonstrations and satisfy yer own amusement using your children for bait??
NO JUST TRYING TO STOP THE BS THAT STILL EXIST IN THESE SMALLER TOWNS. I LOVE THE LAID BACK ENVIORMENT THAT I HAVE SEEN AND THATS WHAT I WANT, JUST DON'T WANT TO PUT MY KIDS THROUGH THAT KIND OF HATE. THATS WHY I'M ASKING FOR YOUR OPINION NOT JUST ON WHAT I HAVE WITNESSED FIRST HAND. SO AS FAR AS SATISFING MY OWN ASUSEMANT, PLEASE I DON'T NEED MY BABIES TO STAGE A DEMONSTRATION THATS NOT WHAT I'M OUT TO DO. JUST TRYING TO STAY AWAY FROM THOSE WHO STILL THINK THIS IS THE WHITE MANS LAND WHERE I LIVE NOW WE DON'T SEE ANY RACISM LIKE THAT, JUST TIRED OF THE ALL THE PROBLEMS THAT COME WITH THE BIGGER CITY LIFE DRUGS, GANGS ECT...GHETTO LIFE IS NOT FOR ME....I'M NOT SAYING PEOPLE ALL PEOPLE IN KY ARE RACIST JUST SMALLER TOWNS DON'T TAKE TO CHANGE VERY WELL...MY FAIMLY SEE'S NO COLOR B/C THEY ARE TOUGHT THAT GOD MADE THE RAINBOW FULL OF BEAUTIFULL COLORS AS HE DID MAN KIND...I HAVE FAMILY THATS LIVES THERE AND THEY EVEN TOLD ME THAT MY KIDS WOULD HAVE A HARD TIME WITH OTHER KIDS. SOOOOOO NO NEED FOR ANYONE TO GET ANGRY OVER SOMETHING I HAVE SHARED WITH YOU...

THANKS BLUE62 AND BM2978 FOR YOUR INPUT NEVER HEARD OF PIKEVILL MAYBE I'LL DO SOME RESERCH ON THERE, WOULD LOVE SOME INFO ON IT.
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