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Old 07-28-2008, 01:41 PM
 
Location: North carolina
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Default How are Blacks accepted in West VA?

Since Obama lost West Virgina by a landslide and I have heard of racist acts in West Virginia, How is it up there?

Are Blacks accepted?

Is it diverse?

Please tell me. Thanx.
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Old 07-28-2008, 01:53 PM
 
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No, WV is not a racist state but happens to have a fewer black population.

In 2000, Al Gore lost WV and his own state, TN, because he was tough on coal miners.
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Old 07-28-2008, 03:18 PM
 
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There are plenty of racists here. They are just subtle about it.
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Old 07-28-2008, 03:29 PM
 
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affi:

Your blog is ignorant and repulsive...we have no blacks in West Virginia...everyone here is of the same family and tribe...we are West Virginians...we have several ethnic groups and skincolors and many religious denominations...everyone is pretty well accepted and included...we do have a prejudice for druggies and dope peddlars...panhandlers and professional non working bums are picked up by the police or given jobs in our legislature.
Diversity? Yes...and differienciated in opinion!

West Virginia is not for everyone and certainly mis-understood by the liberal S**t eating media who tars the entire state with the same brush. We are 3rd or 4th world...not much of the new america at all...more like the old USA..we want to stay that way...and keep our values of honesty, hard work and ethical conduct...
We are even inclined to let the new America take its self down the sewer as long as they do not include us.
Every 4 years they remember we are nestled in the mountains and come to pander the vote. Well, after November, they will forget about us and go slinking back into their holes...I have the calendar marked-out until November 4th...that's when they will forget about us and we can live in peace again...I hope I have answered your questions..

Have you tried some of the southern states for the answer you hope to receive?

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Old 07-28-2008, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Winfield, WV
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Pay no attention to an ignorant post like affi's. This will be my last reply to this thread.
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Old 07-28-2008, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia 'Burbs
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About race; nobody really cares anymore. This isn't 1947. The two most popular people in WV are Bill Stewart and Pat White. If WV was so racist, I doubt that half a million Pat White jerseys would have been sold to WVU fans.

The not voting for Obama thing is more complex than anything any of us could ever formulate into a simple message board post. If people didn't vote for Obama due to racial reasons, it wasn't due to racism in the Jim Crow sense. It was due to self-preservation and the fear that even more federal help would flow into urban cores while Appalachian America continues to rot further into desolate poverty with even less help than is coming in today. The thinking is that a black president would give more help to urban minorities and continue to perpetuate affirmative action. The entire AA concept has been ruinous to Appalachian families. The hollers in WV are just as poor as the ghettos of the inner city. Both areas need help economically, with educational systems, and, dare I say, culturally. The urban cores are already given more money than rural areas. That's why cities are making bigger and bigger metro areas...they get a bigger piece of the federal pie. Appalachians just fear a black president because what little they get now will be taken away and sent to bigger cities, too.

Really, it isn't a RACIAL thing as much as it is a DEMOGRAPHICAL and CULTURAL thing. But because there are correlations between the three, the idiot media and their lack of critical analysis just paints the region as overtly racist when it isn't the case.

Oh well, what are you gonna do?
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Old 07-28-2008, 05:08 PM
 
Location: Western Pennsylvania
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Obama's positions on several issues just don't go well in West Virginia. Abortion, gun control, immigration to name a few. He is seen to represent typical urban liberal thinking, and West Virginians have had enough of that, thank you.

And his remarks about "narrow minded small-town people" probably sealed the deal. West Virginia is ALL small-towns; the two largest cities are only 50K each, which would be a half-decent suburb in lots of the country.
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Old 07-28-2008, 05:19 PM
 
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Since Obama lost West Virgina by a landslide and I have heard of racist acts in West Virginia, How is it up there?

Are Blacks accepted?

Is it diverse?

Please tell me. Thanx.
More information please. What position do you play? Can you set a pick and play some "D"?
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Old 07-28-2008, 05:56 PM
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Location: My Heart Is In WV
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Since Obama lost West Virgina by a landslide and I have heard of racist acts in West Virginia, How is it up there?

Are Blacks accepted?

Is it diverse?

Please tell me. Thanx.

I will not reply to this post because it's incongruence with West Virginia and it's population, As far as I know WV is and has been in full compliance with the equal rights laws. And for the record I'm getting sick and tired of hearing Racist every time a black does not get recognized!!!!!!!
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Old 07-28-2008, 06:31 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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Since Obama lost West Virgina by a landslide and I have heard of racist acts in West Virginia, How is it up there?

Are Blacks accepted?

Is it diverse?

Please tell me. Thanx.
That should tell you something about Obama. If you disagree with him you just have to be racist. Could it be that West Virginians just think he is wrong in his ideas? Of course that doesn't explain why they would back Billary, but maybe they were having a bad day.
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