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Old 05-06-2011, 10:10 AM
 
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Lord knows there are plenty of South threads, and plenty of White threads, but I wonder how these groups of people view their counterparts in different regions? Is there as much of the North/South thing going on here? Or do most Whites tend to identify well with each other as far as region goes?
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Old 05-06-2011, 06:19 PM
 
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White people in general don't identify as some "white" group. White supremacists do, but they're about the only folks who do so in a normal situation. I don't feel I have much in common with white people from up north at all.
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Old 05-06-2011, 07:12 PM
 
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White people in general don't identify as some "white" group. White supremacists do, but they're about the only folks who do so in a normal situation. I don't feel I have much in common with white people from up north at all.
No, you just live in the same country, speak the same language, probably have the same religion, look very similar, your ancestors came from the same continent and have a Western heritage going back millennia. Nothing at all.
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Old 05-06-2011, 07:40 PM
 
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This one has already been done: //www.city-data.com/forum/gener...rn-whites.html
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Old 05-06-2011, 08:21 PM
 
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I don't know why there is such a fascination with race/location/poverty/wealth/education/location on this board.

How does this differ from racism in the sense that race is still the most important issue being discussed as if it matters?

Distinguishing between race as if it's an important factor relevant to such general discussions does little to close the gap between the idea of race vs. race and the blatant fact that we're all people, individuals and should be treated as such.
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Old 05-06-2011, 08:36 PM
 
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No, you just live in the same country, speak the same language,
It's a huge country, and the urban areas don't have a lot in commmon with the rural ones.

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probably have the same religion,
Depends on how you slice it. Given that the north is a hotbed for Catholicism and the so called "mainline" Protestant denominations while the South is a hotbed for fundamentalist and evangelical Protestant denominations I'd say its likely we'd disagree on a lot.

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look very similar,
So? We're humans. Our thoughts define us not our looks.

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your ancestors came from the same continent and have a Western heritage going back millennia. Nothing at all.
And north and south broadly speaking look on this fact differently.
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