U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Mississippi
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 1.5 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
Jump to a detailed profile or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Business Search - 14 Million verified businesses
Search for:  near: 
 
Old 12-03-2011, 11:00 AM
 
Location: NE Mississippi
2,599 posts, read 1,872,118 times
Reputation: 4353

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by green_mariner View Post
I don't live in Tupelo. What kind of fight is going on in the school leadership?
Tell you the truth I've lost track of who is who. Superintendent of Education gone; THS principal gone; new person rejected; new new person has personal home problem; coach sexting - maybe, maybe not; Choral Director dismissed for participating in a toilet paper rolling prank (being reviewed).......it's been a zoo, but the past few months things have settled down.

And most of this has to do with students and parents feeling like they should have some sort of extraordinary input as to who their leaders should be. I'm a conservative on that point and believe the students should follow the leadership they are given. If leadership proves inadequate, then it becomes a different thing, but I grew up in a 'yes-sir/no-sir' world and it seems to me that world works better than the current arrangement, which is a 'prove-it' world.

PS...Choral Director? How many schools even have a Choral Director?! Therein lies the advantage of having a large campus. If your kid is interested in music, drama, art, swimming or the like he is going to come up way short in a smaller school.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 12-07-2011, 05:07 AM
 
Location: Telford, TN
1,065 posts, read 2,599,863 times
Reputation: 330
Quote:
Originally Posted by randy8876 View Post
I've been in the state 9 months, and honestly hate it. This is the worst place I've ever been, and when my tour here is complete I'll eagerly leave. I've lived in Washington state, Hawaii, Florida and Japan. I'll be so grateful to never set foot in the state again. I was raised in a small town and have no issue with the relaxed way of life or missing the "big city" stuff. My complaints:

1. Crime rates that are unbelievable for the area. Mississippi is very rural, yet the small towns have crime rates that rival most cities. While the natives here in Meridian celebrate that the crime rate is not like NYC, they are too ignorant to realize NYC has a massively lower crime rate.

2. I hate welfare junkies and the career unemployed. But that's a way of life around here. Everyone has an excuse, and I really don't care to hear any of them.

3. I'm not a fan of hypocrites, but I meet a ton here here. The state is full of Christians yet they seem to think divorce, single parenting and crime is acceptable, or that abortion is wrong, but unprotected premarital sex is right. I didn't realize the bible had become a choose your own adventure story.

4. Lack of activities. I like biking, scuba, nightlife, hiking, national parks and sightseeing. Biking is possible, but sketchy since the drivers are the worst I've seen. How much Civil War sightseeing can a person do before it's boring?

5. All of the "keeping it real" or "thug life" culture. It's garbage, and it's everywhere.

6. The lack of intelligent people. It isn't so much that the people lack knowledge, I can understand and accept that. But they believe things that are not true, and are dead set it is a fact. There are a lot of people that seem to lack the ability to learn.

7. I sincerely hate paying $720 a month for an apartment just so I don't have to be in a slum. I paid $700 for a place in Hawaii and $680/month for a place in Japan. Both places were better located to work, shopping and fun without having to be surrounded by slums.

8. I enjoy fishing, just wish I could find some better places. Hawaii and Japan had great fishing, but it's saltwater and isn't really fair to compare to freshwater fishing.

9. Are there any non-muddy lakes that allow swimming?

10. I feel that free speech and free thought is severely stifled in this state. Mention the garbage cultures and people cry racism, mention the crime and you get outright denial. Wake up MS, if you want investors to come here you'll need to fix the problems here.

11. The South in general is lacking. MS, AL, LA and GA don't seem to have much to offer. All the cities with populations over 30,000 are so rundown and have crime rates that should make everyone ashamed. There are little areas of niceness, but if someone offers me a steak full of maggots and points to a corner and say "that part is good" I'd still throw the steak out.

For the people that believe the lies (it's low crime and wonderful communities) and have always been in this region I'm sure it's fine. But for the people that have lived in other places with a lot of things to do, low crime and intelligent people MS is pretty horrible.

So please bash away, call me a troll and try to say my comments are all lies. But sleep well knowing that in 2 years you'll be rid of me recognizing how messed up this place really is.



**split off from the other guys thread.
Having lived in MS from about age 5 to age 20, I'm now in my 50's, I have to agree with most of what you say. Though I disagree about your gripes about most of the people there and find them to be among the nicest people I have known.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-07-2011, 09:06 AM
 
27,565 posts, read 22,921,049 times
Reputation: 7715
Quote:
Originally Posted by Listener2307 View Post
Tell you the truth I've lost track of who is who. Superintendent of Education gone; THS principal gone; new person rejected; new new person has personal home problem; coach sexting - maybe, maybe not; Choral Director dismissed for participating in a toilet paper rolling prank (being reviewed).......it's been a zoo, but the past few months things have settled down.

And most of this has to do with students and parents feeling like they should have some sort of extraordinary input as to who their leaders should be. I'm a conservative on that point and believe the students should follow the leadership they are given. If leadership proves inadequate, then it becomes a different thing, but I grew up in a 'yes-sir/no-sir' world and it seems to me that world works better than the current arrangement, which is a 'prove-it' world.

PS...Choral Director? How many schools even have a Choral Director?! Therein lies the advantage of having a large campus. If your kid is interested in music, drama, art, swimming or the like he is going to come up way short in a smaller school.
Sounds like alot of problems to me.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-11-2011, 01:25 AM
 
506 posts, read 367,998 times
Reputation: 216
Quote:
Originally Posted by mississippimagnolia View Post
This is exactly what happened. We lived in Greenville for a couple of years. No white folks sent their kids to public schools. Everyone went private. And we were encouraged by some neighbors not to send our kids to St Josephs because they were "letting the blacks in". Washington School was the alternative. We chose St. Josephs because we value diversity. We didn't want our kids in an all white school. But at the same time, Greenville High School is beyond horrible.

It happened in Greenville. And it's starting to happen in Tupelo. All the white folks are running to Saltillo and Pontotoc. And as soon as the Catholic Church builds a school, it will be over for Tupelo Public Schools.

I hate it. But it's just the way it is.

All of Mississippi isn't like that. We spent several years in Oxford and found it to be very diverse. But it's a college town with a much more educated, affluent, well-traveled population.
You right, everything you saying is so true! And it's sad though!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-11-2011, 08:12 PM
 
27,565 posts, read 22,921,049 times
Reputation: 7715
Quote:
Originally Posted by mississippimagnolia View Post
This is exactly what happened. We lived in Greenville for a couple of years. No white folks sent their kids to public schools. Everyone went private. And we were encouraged by some neighbors not to send our kids to St Josephs because they were "letting the blacks in". Washington School was the alternative. We chose St. Josephs because we value diversity. We didn't want our kids in an all white school. But at the same time, Greenville High School is beyond horrible.

It happened in Greenville. And it's starting to happen in Tupelo. All the white folks are running to Saltillo and Pontotoc. And as soon as the Catholic Church builds a school, it will be over for Tupelo Public Schools.

I hate it. But it's just the way it is.

All of Mississippi isn't like that. We spent several years in Oxford and found it to be very diverse. But it's a college town with a much more educated, affluent, well-traveled population.
The first paragraph reminds me of the film Prom Night in Mississippi. And to add to that, private schools in Mississippi were getting tax exemptions. It was found that many private schools were rejecting Black applicants. The choice was either stop the discrimination, or no more tax exemptions. Some schools decided to reject the tax exemptions. This was happening in the 80's.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-13-2011, 06:30 PM
 
506 posts, read 367,998 times
Reputation: 216
I love Mississippi, that's my home state, Mississippi will humble you! And being from the Delta, makes you very appreciative!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-13-2011, 06:46 PM
 
506 posts, read 367,998 times
Reputation: 216
Quote:
Originally Posted by green_mariner View Post
The first paragraph reminds me of the film Prom Night in Mississippi. And to add to that, private schools in Mississippi were getting tax exemptions. It was found that many private schools were rejecting Black applicants. The choice was either stop the discrimination, or no more tax exemptions. Some schools decided to reject the tax exemptions. This was happening in the 80's.
And she is not exaggerating it's the truth!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-13-2011, 09:51 PM
 
27,565 posts, read 22,921,049 times
Reputation: 7715
Quote:
Originally Posted by Delta-SSiPP View Post
And she is not exaggerating it's the truth!
I have heard things about Mississippi from other people who have lived there. Alot of the reviews weren't so nice.

What is more disturbing about what reminded me of Prom Night in Mississippi is this: it took place in 2008.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-14-2011, 10:42 AM
 
Location: The South
767 posts, read 1,334,479 times
Reputation: 664
Quote:
Originally Posted by green_mariner View Post

What is more disturbing about what reminded me of Prom Night in Mississippi is this: it took place in 2008.
This happened in 2011 in New York. Is it disturbing?

Buffalo high school girls basketball team suspended after using racial slur - NY Daily News
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-14-2011, 11:15 AM
 
27,565 posts, read 22,921,049 times
Reputation: 7715
Quote:
Originally Posted by mccarley View Post
Yes it it disturbing. I used the date 2008 to show an example of some things that still happen. The 'N' word incident could have happened anywhere. Last time I checked though, Buffalo doesn't do segregated proms.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2011 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $84,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Mississippi
Similar Threads

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2014, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 - Top