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Old 06-18-2010, 04:48 PM
 
Location: Youngsville, LA
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So, nickninevah, just curious if you made the trip down and what your impressions were.
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Old 06-18-2010, 05:33 PM
 
Location: Destrehan, Louisiana
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Hi All,

So I'm looking at a job in Morgan City. But I'm a northern guy. Grew up in Michigan, Living in the Seattle, WA area right now. And I've heard all sorts of horrible rumors about Louisiana culture. That there is a very low education level. That there is still strong racism between blacks and whites. It's very strong Christian religion. And I'm thinking, all these rumors can't be true.

People are afraid of what they don't know or understand. I would bet that most people who are telling you this have never been here. They base what they believe as truth by what they see on TV shows and it's far from being the truth.

Best advice I can give you is to treat everyone you meet down here nice and you will be shocked that they will treat you the same way.

Louisiana people are good people, black or white and I have never met one that I was nice to that treated me bad.



busta
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Old 06-18-2010, 10:29 PM
 
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I have no idea what goes on in Morgan City but I will say this...
I've never seen the word liberal and Morgan City used in the same sentence.
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Old 06-26-2010, 01:20 PM
 
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I hate to burst your bubble... I moved to the South from Seattle--biggest mistake of my life!! I was displaced to the South by my ex-husband (a Boeing exec.). If you are a liberal soul with non-fundamentalist beliefs, you will feel like an outcast, I believe. I do! I've lived here far too long and hope to move back to either Seattle, or Portland. The city and state governments here are governed by christian sects, paired with ultra-conservative mindsets. Good Ole Boys! The native Southerners are not tolerant of others whose views diverge from their own. Our Govenor, just last night, declared to the state that we should "all pray together on Sunday" for the BP nightmare that has destroyed our coastline, and subsequently, the lives of so many, as well. Let me give you a concrete illustration of both religious and racial intolerance: A friend of mine (who happens to be an African American) was so excited when Obama won (as was I!). Election day, she wore a t-shirt that read "my president is black." Well, guess what? She wore that t-shirt underneath another shirt, out of genuine fear for her well-being, and out of fear of losing her job (at a church!!). Best of luck to you--either way!! I would recomend, as someone else did, that you visit this place before making the move.
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Old 06-26-2010, 03:57 PM
 
Location: City of Central
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That whole " My President is black " thing could be taken as a kind of IN YOUR FACE antagonism . What is the point of it if not to provoke ?
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Old 06-27-2010, 09:17 PM
 
Location: Cesspool of human excreta aka DC
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Ah....the tolerant and oh so wonderful south, A lovely place with lovely, tolerant, open minded and accepting people!
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Old 06-27-2010, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Youngsville, LA
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Ah....the tolerant and oh so wonderful south, A lovely place with lovely, tolerant, open minded and accepting people!
Ohhhhhhhhh Kay.
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Old 06-27-2010, 10:56 PM
 
Location: Youngsville, LA
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I hate to burst your bubble... I moved to the South from Seattle--biggest mistake of my life!! I was displaced to the South by my ex-husband (a Boeing exec.). If you are a liberal soul with non-fundamentalist beliefs, you will feel like an outcast, I believe. I do! I've lived here far too long and hope to move back to either Seattle, or Portland. The city and state governments here are governed by christian sects, paired with ultra-conservative mindsets. Good Ole Boys! The native Southerners are not tolerant of others whose views diverge from their own. Our Govenor, just last night, declared to the state that we should "all pray together on Sunday" for the BP nightmare that has destroyed our coastline, and subsequently, the lives of so many, as well. Let me give you a concrete illustration of both religious and racial intolerance: A friend of mine (who happens to be an African American) was so excited when Obama won (as was I!). Election day, she wore a t-shirt that read "my president is black." Well, guess what? She wore that t-shirt underneath another shirt, out of genuine fear for her well-being, and out of fear of losing her job (at a church!!). Best of luck to you--either way!! I would recomend, as someone else did, that you visit this place before making the move.
Sounds like you've been through the ringer Paris. Seriously. Sorry for your experience, as well as what brought you away from the place you call home. We can't ever make claim to any semblance of perfection down here. All we can do is to work at improving life for all local residents in one form or another. Just how we do that is wide open for debate.
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Old 06-28-2010, 04:38 PM
 
Location: Baton Rouge
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I hate to burst your bubble... I moved to the South from Seattle--biggest mistake of my life!! I was displaced to the South by my ex-husband (a Boeing exec.). If you are a liberal soul with non-fundamentalist beliefs, you will feel like an outcast, I believe. I do! I've lived here far too long and hope to move back to either Seattle, or Portland. The city and state governments here are governed by christian sects, paired with ultra-conservative mindsets. Good Ole Boys! The native Southerners are not tolerant of others whose views diverge from their own. Our Govenor, just last night, declared to the state that we should "all pray together on Sunday" for the BP nightmare that has destroyed our coastline, and subsequently, the lives of so many, as well. Let me give you a concrete illustration of both religious and racial intolerance: A friend of mine (who happens to be an African American) was so excited when Obama won (as was I!). Election day, she wore a t-shirt that read "my president is black." Well, guess what? She wore that t-shirt underneath another shirt, out of genuine fear for her well-being, and out of fear of losing her job (at a church!!). Best of luck to you--either way!! I would recomend, as someone else did, that you visit this place before making the move.
Failed to mention that we elected the first Indian-American governor EVER. Racists in action is what we are.
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Old 06-28-2010, 04:58 PM
 
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I can see why people might hate you, but it doesn't have anything to do with your pagan bisexuality, or race. You seem to talk to much.

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Hi All,

So I'm looking at a job in Morgan City. But I'm a northern guy. Grew up in Michigan, Living in the Seattle, WA area right now. And I've heard all sorts of horrible rumors about Louisiana culture. That there is a very low education level. That there is still strong racism between blacks and whites. It's very strong Christian religion. And I'm thinking, all these rumors can't be true.

But I don't want to move there and suddenly find out that everyone in town hates me. So I'm looking for some opinions.

I'm Pagan. My wife is bisexual. We're both pretty darn liberal in our political views and are really into equality and tolerance for everyone. Now, I don't mind if people are different. That's the fun of life. We both like meeting new people and learning new cultures. But I don't want to hide who I am or be afraid to walk down the street.

So how about it? Think Morgan City is the type of place that could accept us? How many of those nasty rumors are actually true?
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