What is with all the racial concerns, when moving to WI?? Can someone plz give me examples of life in these cities..
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If I see a lady walking with pretty feet, red nail polish or green or purple or whatever...I'll often just compliment them...and they totally light up...
Complimenting a woman in public brings out a whole different side in them...I mean I know your a woman...
But when i just openly compliment women in public, they 'shine'...and it just seems to break down all racial barriers...
Flattery will get you everywhere...at least in Florida...
You are all ignorant. Have all of you not notice how Hmongs are treated in Winsconsin and Minnesota. DO YOU KNOW WHY MANY HMONG YOUTHS TURN TO GANG LIFE??! Because they were picked on by white kids because they were asian. MyHmong cousins live next to white families and their kids are picked on, and white people would just stare and sterotype them. Then whenever they go shopping, someone would yell out ***** or cheesehwad. Hmong youths these days go into gangs because of protection so no one wouldn't mess with them. Ever hesrd of Chai Vang who murdered 6 white hunters? You know why? Its because they yelled out racial slurs at him and surrounded him and used threats such as "Im going to kick that mudduck's ass." Asian man are short and he was surrounded with 8 white people that are 6 ft tall while he is only 5 ft something. He feared for his life so he opened fire. And chasing the fleeing white man 100 yard to murder him was necessary because. Chai was in the Marines and a simple tactic was to reassure your opponent wont launch a counteroffense. I believe Chai is innocent. Also being trialed in an all white court seems racist too. Of course the judge would most likely agree side with his own race. You all say stuff by listening to others but yet you need to be considerate and understanding to the sides of the story. Ever heard of Fong Lee also? Murdered in cold blood by a white rookie cop, he was shot 9 times in his chest and neck and was also still being fired while he was on the floor. The cop claimed Fong had a firearm with him, so he opened fired. Fong's family sued the police department but lost. The familiy lost. They had evidence such as there was not even a DNA or single blood on the gun. And it was on his left side of his body 3 feet away and it was claimed to have been on his right hand. And a survelliance video even caught the chase for like 7 seconds but not the killing. And experts say there was no gun in Fong's hands. And there was blood on Fong's hands so how could re not be any traces of DNA or finger print on the gun. And there was an article that stated that the weapon recovered at Fong's body was in police custody 2 years ago and it was a stolen gun and that the people who stole it even admitted that they stole it. But Fong's family still lost. It went to the supreme court, but when Fong's family went for a lunch break and came back, the cop was already charged innocent by the judge and claimed it was just a communication error that we diddny have you here. And that rookie cop recieved an award for murdering a 19 year old, firing 6 times in his chest, and 3 more times while he was on the ground. So dont be saying Hmongs are racist, but things like these are bound to happen because of racist white people. And its the truth.
That is cold-blooded, and crazy. I shouldn't be surprised because police brutality has occured alot in many places. But 6 shots in the chest, and while someone was on the ground. Much of the time, when I hear of police brutality, it is mainly someone getting choked or beaten, but repeated shooting, I rarely hear of something like that.
In my research on moving to WI, for school, i've been really baffled by just how racially messed up Wisconsin seems to be..........no offense, but i live in NORTH CAROLINA, and from everything i keep reading about WI, I feel more comfortable moving around from city-to-city, here, EASILYYYYYYYYY, than in WI!
Obviously this was VERY simple of me, but i just always thought a "blue state" up north, wouldn't have many racial problems!! ESPECIALLY in a bigger area/city like Milwaukee!
But from everything i read, as a black chick, i should stay the hell away from Milwaukee unless i want to hang out with just black people or in black neighborhoods!.....which i most surely do NOT! I have ALWAYS had a hugely diverse amount of friends, and i tend to date/be attracted to guys outside my race a LOT -- so what exactly are some things i'd experience in Milwaukee that make it so bad?? I keep reading vague comments about it on here and elsewhere, but i was wondering could you guys give me some examples of what it would really be like?? And if there's anyone who's black on here, that has lived - or current lives - in Milwaukee, what was it like for YOU??
Other cities i'm curious about include:
& maybe Appleton..........but really, Green Bay!
I like the whole idea of a small town, with harsh winters, and little night-life....plus, i'm a DIE HARD packers fan!!!
Also, I'd have no issues with the republican thing......i've been blessed with the mindset of an independent-libertarian, and i can get most non-radicals on BOTH side to listen to me, or agree with me on SOMETHING........so the political thing, would be cool..........but i'm wondering, as cool as I AM with it, would THEY accept me?
and I'm not goth or anything, but i do wear funny joke t-shirts, and a lot of wacky color-bracelets, and studded/sometimes-spiked "punk" bracelets.........would they like, shun me or something because of it??
And would i have like a ZERO chance of getting with a guy outside my race there??
Sorry for asking so many questions, but growing up in Raleigh, NC - i've NEVER experienced any harsh racism, i DEFINITELY NEVER felt like white people stared at me because of my race, and i NEVER felt like i couldn't go to certain areas of the city because of my race! If anything, black people stare at me here more than whites, because of how i talk, & some of the t-shirts and jewelry i wear!
Well, thank you VERY MUCH to anyone who takes the time out to read, and respond to, this!! =)
Milwaukee is racially split on where people live, but I've never known there to be a huge issue racially with the people. I had black friends in high school, and I had never heard them say anything about Milwaukee being bad with racism. I lived in the Kenosha area; Kenosha has a decent black population (probably 10-20%?) but it's still mostly white. Obviously there are racists, there are racists everywhere; I know a lot of the rednecks out in the boondocks like Brighton and Paris were pretty racist against Hispanics.
You should have no issues with t-shirts and jewelry, Wisconsin is fairly liberal, especially in the cities. This isn't the 1950s! I grew up in some of the smaller towns in the Kenosha area and I was a freak, I had my lip pierced for awhile and I dyed my hair crazy colors for awhile, and I honestly never really had a problem. Overall, the people are accepting and kind.
I lived in Madison for six years (college, got my bachelor's and master's and then lived there for about a year after) and it is one of my favorite cities I've ever been to. SUPER liberal, very accepting of everyone, it's got a counterculture vibe. It's been called San Francisco East. It's got all the benefits of a small town with all the benefits of a big city. Really, it is amazing. Milwaukee was just your average Rust Belt city with a kickass art museum and some cool dome shaped botanical things, but overall nothing special. Madison is special. It is a wonderful place to live.
Wisconsin is not all that racist. Some of the hicks are... but I'm sure it's that way in North Carolina too. You'll be fine, I guarantee.
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