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Old 08-26-2010, 02:45 PM
Location: Charleston,SC
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If I had to choose:
Olive Branch/Southaven
Well, I guess that's about it.
That's not to say there aren't other decent towns, (Tupelo,Meridian, Columbus, Coastal towns)
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Old 08-27-2010, 08:05 AM
Location: Chattanooga, TN
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Originally Posted by MetalMonkey View Post
This is true of any skin color in MS. You can find racist neighborhoods in several places in MS. And it isn't just white people.
I've been reading this forum for the past 2 or 3 hours. It gets really tiresome reading one side acting like the other is the only one that is racist. Where there is poverty in MS, their is racism. And where there is a lack of education, their is racism. Regardless of skin color. The "other" side is not a fantastic evil beast.
This is all completely true, and I wasn't trying to categorize racism as a one-sided issue. Racism exists in all ethnic groups all over the world, even in the "Blue States" in the USA. It is most definitely not limited to white people in Mississippi.
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Old 08-27-2010, 04:23 PM
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Originally Posted by poptones View Post
Wow there's WAY more diversity down here than "hollywood" and "farmers." I used to LIVE in Hollywood and there's no way I'm Hollywood, nor are most anyone I know. I have friends who are intellectuals, friends who are rednecks, and lots of room in between. A friend of mine who is a professor at MS state is a NATIVE Mississippian who is married to a Chinese immigrant, has two beautiful little girls, has motorcuycled all over the country and is a practicing atheist - where does he fit on that scale of duality you describe?

I was born up north but grew up here as much as there, left almost thirty years ago now and never looked back. I still don't like the place of my birth and will stand toe to toe with anyone who dares call me a yankee...
How do you practice atheism?
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Old 06-21-2012, 05:54 PM
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Originally Posted by candiceena View Post
Hi all -

Just out of curiosity, and because there is a chance my husband might be getting some job offers in MS in the next year, I was wondering what some of the more "stereotypical" areas in MS are?

By stereotypical, I mean places that would remind an outsider of the deep south - conservative, church oriented, humid summers, victorian/colonial homes.

I am originally from WA state - my husband from AZ. We currently live in Tempe AZ and both hate it. It's too big.

I have visited Georgia before and thats all I've really seen of anything of the south. I have always been VERY interested in the the culture of the South and honestly have my eye on the MA in Southern Studies offered thru Ole Miss (but we'll have to see about that).

If we did end up moving to MS, that is definitely where we would settle down. We are in our 20s (me 22, him 26) and no kids, both will be college educated when get down there.

A couple of other silly questions: I don't mind the southern accent - but am just wondering if people tend to pick it up if they come from other states? And also, is it possible to become entrenched in the south as an transplant and truly end up fitting in? My husband works FT - I am a SAHW and finishing my BSN right now. I mean, would I, (and how would I?) be able to be accepted and fit in?

Any info much appreciated
if you want to take college jsu mississippi state ole miss (not my favorite) is not raciest heck most of the states aint raciest i love mississippi ever seen i moved here when i was little for dallas great state
but down go live in the delta because its very deep DEEP SOUTH and people might be mean stay in the tupolo and madison choctow area.
stay out of west,east,and especially SOUTH JACKSON also yazoo but beside that and delta mississippi is really cool state.
Also if you are considered "rich" or "average" move to madison,brookwood,rideland, and southaven those are very nice places but you dont necessary have to be rich too
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Old 06-22-2012, 09:46 AM
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I think to get what the OP mentions, she would have to first find a time machine to jump back 100 years or more. The "idealic south" is an invention of Hollywood....as is the "racist south" that seems to be a favorite topic of this forum. Mass media and a mobile population have severely dimished these regional differences. Yes we all have running water, we all have a McDonald's on the corner, we all have access to high speed internet and the latest technology, we all drive rediculously sized SUVs, just like the rest of the country. And I find race relations no different from the rest of the country (as in, there are good and bad people living everywhere).

The cultural differences between one region of the country and another in the US are somewhat thrown out of proportion. Yes they exisit, but not to the extent that really warrants a deep discussion. What most newcommers will experience, a so-called "cultural shock", would in actuallity be the same if they were simply moving accross town - new neighbors, schools, churces, shopping areas, etc. It simply makes a good internet topic because everyone is self-absorbed and egotistical enough to think that they have a relevant story.

But I get what the OP is saying, as even "steriotypical" is mentioned. I don't think it exists, but the best she can get is to move to smaller towns that have some historical flavor. Oxford is a good example.
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