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Old 05-02-2018, 08:18 PM
 
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I know that a handful of people can't necessarily speak for an entire city. But is it safe to assume that Birmingham is a pretty conservative city compared to places like Atlanta, Houston, or even Charleston?
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Old 05-02-2018, 08:33 PM
 
Location: Hollywood and Vine
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Heavens yes , I came to this section once to ask about a job my husband was offered and what health ins was available ( none or one ) and some other minor stuff , nothing rash ,and I got mostly "don't try to come here and change things' or some weird comments .
I AM from the south I just LIVE in Seattle but I didn't get into it , i'd heard enough . If you are conservative you probably will love it . It would not be ok for me though .
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Old 05-02-2018, 08:40 PM
 
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I know that a handful of people can't necessarily speak for an entire city. But is it safe to assume that Birmingham is a pretty conservative city compared to places like Atlanta, Houston, or even Charleston?
Supposedly it is. But, tbh, I just don't feel it is overly so. I'm from Philly and live there. But I have close relatives who live in Birmingham and have been there many times over the last 20 years. I'm African-American if that matters in this thread. I feel very comfortable there. I'll be there again in a couple of weeks and I'm looking forward to it.
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Old 05-03-2018, 03:51 AM
 
Location: Phoenix
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I know that a handful of people can't necessarily speak for an entire city. But is it safe to assume that Birmingham is a pretty conservative city compared to places like Atlanta, Houston, or even Charleston?
Just compared voting in the last election and the country Birmingham is in and Charleston both voted for Hillary by an 8 point margin. I think Birmingham itself is moderate/liberal but as you get to the suburbs, it becomes more conservative.
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Old 05-03-2018, 06:09 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, Birmingham, Charlotte, and Raleigh
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I know that a handful of people can't necessarily speak for an entire city. But is it safe to assume that Birmingham is a pretty conservative city compared to places like Atlanta, Houston, or even Charleston?
Atlanta maybe, but compared to Houston and Charleston no. Birmingham is the most socially progressive city in Alabama. It's the only place in Alabama where you are likely to feel comfortable to be a racial or ethnic group aside from a white Protestant, other religions, or openly out member of the LGBTQ demographic and feel you will be too meet like minded peers. If I were to move back to Alabama then this is the only city I would feel comfortable with residing as a black LGBTQ person.
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Old 05-03-2018, 08:06 AM
 
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I recently moved to the Northeast near (but not in) Philly. I don't particularly find it more racially enlightened or less segregated here. In fact it seems the school districts are even more segregated than in the Birmingham area. It is less traditionally church-valued for the most part.
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Old 05-03-2018, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Birmingham, AL
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relatively liberal in the city limits itself. more conservative in the suburbs.

certain neighborhoods like mine (Crestwood) are VERY liberal, especially compared to the rest of the state.
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Old 05-03-2018, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, Birmingham, Charlotte, and Raleigh
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Atlanta maybe, but compared to Houston and Charleston no. Birmingham is the most socially progressive city in Alabama. It's the only place in Alabama where you are likely to feel comfortable to be a racial or ethnic group aside from a white Protestant, other religions, or openly out member of the LGBTQ demographic. It's also the place where you will be able too meet like minded socially progressive peers. If I were to move back to Alabama then this is the only city I would feel comfortable with residing as a black LGBTQ person.
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Old 05-03-2018, 12:27 PM
 
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The city is not conservative at all by a long shot it is a solidly progressive/liberal population from the city center (cbd, parkside, southside) to the outlying neighborhoods. I'd guess withing the city proper it's well upwards of 70-80 %. The metro area as a whole could be described as conservative when you bring in the suburban and exurban areas although the recent Alabama senate election showed strong progressive/liberal presence in Jefferson, Shelby, and throw in Talladega counties.
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Old 05-03-2018, 12:52 PM
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Birmingham conservative?

Lol I needed a laugh today, thanks OP.
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