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Old 01-31-2009, 09:02 AM
 
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I'm from NC, and I'm living in SC...I know quite a few UN-educated people. Most (read 'most'...not ALL) people are open minded about such things. I just think some people involved in mixed-race couples are so self-conscious about their own relationship that they are paranoid of other's "prejudice".
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Old 02-01-2009, 04:40 PM
 
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well i could tell you that i dont like it here. i have been here and i am ready to move back up north to PA
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Old 02-02-2009, 07:12 AM
 
Location: Summerville
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well i could tell you that i dont like it here. i have been here and i am ready to move back up north to PA
26 W to 95 N.....

Enjoy the snow....
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Old 02-02-2009, 09:07 AM
 
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well i could tell you that i dont like it here. i have been here and i am ready to move back up north to PA

Well, Alberto...care to elaborate?
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Old 02-02-2009, 10:08 AM
 
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Its only paranoia if one has nothing to point to, but as an black person who grew up in SC, I have experienced it enough times that its not paranoia, but a real issue of concern
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Old 03-25-2010, 11:36 AM
 
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SC is the far most racist place I know they are low down racist here, and they are very low down!!!
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Old 03-25-2010, 02:29 PM
 
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My wife and I were house-hunting in Charleston two weeks ago. We are an interracial couple and never once felt uncomfortable. To be sure, if you are from the North people say some slightly off-color remarks (pun intended, I guess) that you might not hear in NY, PA or MA, but there was no malice in any of it. In point of fact, I have never felt so welcome so quickly in a city.

Maybe other parts of the Charleston area are different, but walking around Charleston as an interracial couple was less uncomfortable than walking around Boston, for instance - where my brother (a geophysicist with a six figure income) was told that he and his girlfriend would not be served at a bar near the Boston Gardens after catching a Bruins game...or me being spat on and called a traitor by an African American woman while walking in Harlem with my girlfriend at the time.
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Old 03-25-2010, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Summerville
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SC is the far most racist place I know they are low down racist here, and they are very low down!!!
Just what government school did you go to?

Please when making a post, try not to murder the English language.
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Old 03-26-2010, 05:12 PM
 
Location: Goose Creek, SC
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Hey look! A racism thread from like a year ago!

Yes racism and prejudice exist here. They exist everywhere else too but for the sake of full disclosure they exist here.

Black people get called the N word and White people get called the C word (no not that one the other less offensive one). Truth be told, I don't think I've met an ethnic group in Charleston that hasn't been the target of some sort of racism.

However, I have never heard of a shop closing down rather than selling something to a (insert your race here) person. I don't there's been a lynching around here in my lifetime, if I'm wrong about that then it was one isolated incident out in the country somewhere. They don't even let the Klan parade down Main Street in Summerville anymore, which is probably for the best-those guys give white folks everywhere a bad name.

Between the military, the defense contractors and the schools here we have a population made up of people from just about everywhere so it's less good ole boy down here than some would have you believe.
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Old 03-26-2010, 10:34 PM
 
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There is an ideological racism in my home state of California , in that if you are conservative the left tries to deem you intellectually inferior or simply put they call you stupid . Which of coarse is a reflection on there on very narrow prospective of people with views different from theirs . Here in the Charleston area , I honestly have seen a very tolerant , multi cultural society similar to some cities I have visited in Europe . I am sure there are some under currents of racism here but you have that to a degree everywhere . I feel this area is stereotyped in a negative light because of it's past but I have seen many more interracial couples here than I did in California .
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