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Old 04-15-2016, 11:23 AM
 
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Education is only a part of the formula as far as "backward" is concerned.

A business thrives on its viability, availability of talent, and support from local, city, and state leaders (beyond their cronies.)
Unfortunately, in MS, rumor mill is at work more than talent or merit. It is hard for businesses to thrive long term when there is a lot of uncertainty.
That IS backward.

Other issues such as low graduation rate, etc. are of concern too. But they are all debatable and are secondary.

Last edited by VennyG; 04-15-2016 at 11:25 AM.. Reason: Added more.
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Old 04-15-2016, 11:46 AM
 
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Racist, conservative, uneducated, barbaric, etc are the stereotypes.

Stereotypes are there for a reason..
Pretty much. It's a perception of the south. For example, I was curious what the comments were from people regarding that elementary school principal paddling the five year old. Many in the south agreed with it and said they had been paddled and it had no effect on them, yet those same comments were surprisingly filled with misspellings and poor grammar.
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Old 04-19-2016, 03:30 PM
 
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In my contracting job travels Ive met several people from different parts of the south and a lot of them say they left because it's really "backwards".."people are backwards".."its a real backwards place", etc. I guess it is a broad term and it can mean many things but I interpreted it as code for "racist", dont know if thats accurate though.
People say this because the South, especially MS, tends to go backward, socially and economically.
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Old 04-23-2016, 11:06 AM
 
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I wonder if the weather had anything to do with education, whether being stuck inside winter or being able to be outside during the winter like in Mississippi
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Old 04-23-2016, 05:08 PM
 
Location: Canada
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I wonder if the weather had anything to do with education, whether being stuck inside winter or being able to be outside during the winter like in Mississippi
Sure the weather had something to do with it, but it probably had much more to do with agriculture and how people make a living then people wanting to play outside. Education is necessary for an urban, industrial economy to function. It was in the interests of the plantation owning class who used to run the show in the deep South to keep the cities from becoming too large or for the industrial revolution to really take off.
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Old 04-23-2016, 05:17 PM
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Location: NC/SC Border Patrol
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In my contracting job travels Ive met several people from different parts of the south and a lot of them say they left because it's really "backwards".."people are backwards".."its a real backwards place", etc. I guess it is a broad term and it can mean many things but I interpreted it as code for "racist", dont know if thats accurate though.
In the south we don't spend any time being concerned about race. We leave that to those in the north who use it to put us down. They're wrong though because being southern and being racist is a myth.

I have always considered "backwards" as meaning behind the times. I can usually see what people in my area will be wearing in a couple of years by looking at what the people on TV wear now. I watched QVC today and saw styles that looked like the person was trying to wear everything in their closet and none of the hems matched. I hope we skip that "style." Sometimes that stuff never catches on at all. Frankly I wouldn't want to be caught dead in the sloppy looking styles I saw on there today. Do people actually buy that sloppy looking stuff? I am backwards in that I want what I wear to look good on me.
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Old 04-23-2016, 05:24 PM
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Racist, conservative, uneducated, barbaric, etc are the stereotypes.


Stereotypes are there for a reason..
Does this mean that the south is "backwards" and the north is "barbaric?" Abortions started in New York and I cannot think of anything today that is more barbaric than to murder an innocent fetus.
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Old 04-24-2016, 04:02 PM
 
Location: Denver
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In the south we don't spend any time being concerned about race. We leave that to those in the north who use it to put us down. They're wrong though because being southern and being racist is a myth.
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What?!!!! The south is incredibly concerned about race. It's not a myth.
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Does this mean that the south is "backwards" and the north is "barbaric?" Abortions started in New York and I cannot think of anything today that is more barbaric than to murder an innocent fetus.
No it's just the stereotypes.
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Old 04-24-2016, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Ohio, USA
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The way people drive their cars


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zl8AlwddthU
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Old 04-24-2016, 10:59 PM
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What?!!!! The south is incredibly concerned about race. It's not a myth.


No it's just the stereotypes.
Annie, I guess there are some exceptions like you. Most people I know don't spend a minute being concerned about race.
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