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Old 09-30-2015, 02:38 AM
 
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Troutdale and some areas in Gresham. I was thrown out of a house party because I was black. Not exaggerating at all. It was one of the most degrading experiences of my life. My white friends were more pissed off than I was. People were trying to talk him down, but he said "I don't care who he is, I'll kill em!"

We got to the apartment and were drinking some beer on the couch and after a few minutes he came out and I guess couldn't handle a black person in his apartment so he asked someone to ask me to leave.

Oregon is awesome but there are bad people in little pockets. I've been to MS, LA, and FL and haven't seen racism like I have in Oregon.
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Old 09-30-2015, 10:32 AM
 
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really? you are doing a redneck study? come on! this is really a study about our reactions to a proposed redneck study isn't it?
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Old 09-30-2015, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Aloverton
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Oregon is awesome but there are bad people in little pockets. I've been to MS, LA, and FL and haven't seen racism like I have in Oregon.
Interesting. How would you characterize the difference between Oregon racism and Deep South racism, as you've experienced them?
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Old 10-01-2015, 12:28 PM
 
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Does Oregon have rednecks?

We're doing research for a study and we're wondering if anyone could tell us where the rednecks live in Oregon. Every state has them. Where would we most likely see them if we drove through.
I've not read any responses yet, but will. First, check out the small town of Yamhill, in Yamhill County. If the town's not redneck enough, the surrounding hills are. Though relatively close to Portland, many folks have fled the metro area as Portlandia's gotten weirder ...but they still like the jobs in the burbs..

They actually pride themselves on their backward ways. Followed one this summer, rear window broke out of his car with the 'stars & bars' flag draped across it - and a bumper sticker reading, "Keep Portland Scared!" Funny thing is, those I worked with out there were actually scared to drive into Portland - afraid they'd end up in a fight. Go figure ~
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Old 10-01-2015, 01:01 PM
 
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alright, read em all ...not bad.. and makes me proud to be a Native Oregonian. And this:

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My extended family is scattered all over Oregon and easily half of them are proudly redneck and put all their disposable income into weapons and giant 4x4 trucks.
Nearly spit out my beer -- BINGO!

Hell, I'm staying with an ex-Oregon girl in DC (as in Washington) at the moment - and I've still got a red neck and tanned T-shirt arms from Yamhill County... Give me 'red necks' over this DC crowd any day!
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Old 10-01-2015, 01:12 PM
 
Location: West Coast
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Maybe you could ask in the bigot community. They can tell you where the people are located that they are making up unflattering stereotypes about.
The bigot community? LMAO.
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Old 10-05-2015, 03:31 PM
 
Location: SLC, UT
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Oregon is like the Alabama of the west. They are everywhere. PDX to a lesser extent but still.....

Not that there is anything wrong with that. Most of my family ended up out there because of the Oregon trail so it was settled originally by some pretty hardy people in mostly non-urban contexts, it is the west after all......
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Old 10-05-2015, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Oregon
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Funny thing is, those I worked with out there were actually scared to drive into Portland - afraid they'd end up in a fight. Go figure ~
I work in a rural area. I have met many "redneck types" that hate Portland with a passion. I drive to Portland all the time and have never had any issues. But, a lot of country types act like it's unsafe and a war zone. lol.
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Old 10-07-2015, 08:40 AM
 
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I told 'm Albany. Well, OK, Albany, Lebanon and Sweet Home. I think there's still a Timber Festival in Albany.
Larry, I've lived Albany for about 45 or so years. The Timber Festival ended in 2000. There were some hopes to revive it in 2008, but that never materialized.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albany...ts_and_culture
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Old 10-07-2015, 08:47 AM
 
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One thing I don't miss is that basic pulp and paper plant on I-5 just north of Albany. You could smell it from nearly twenty miles north or south of Albany depending on which direction the wind was blowing.
Yeah, it was pretty stinky. When driving past it, it always seemed traditional to blame someone in the car for the smell.
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