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Old 10-01-2007, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Alvarado, TX
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In short, the same things that usually accompany small towns - only more so because its even more isolated, poor, and unwilling to open itself to new ideas than even the average small town - even Southern ones.

I speak as someone who spent 30 years in the Delta off and on. I won't go back there for anything other than visiting family.
You have family there? I do, too, hometown is Cleveland. Not a bad place, just nothing there for me, anymore. Oh, and Cleveland has and does open itself to industry, just don't know how long said industries last.

I was really asking the guy who wrote the statement the question, but he's moved on to El Paso. Oh, well...bless his heart!
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Old 09-06-2008, 09:33 AM
 
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Maybe the best thing to happen is the influx of new people from other parts of the country. I understand phil75230 because I want to leave the same old same old up here in NJ
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Old 07-04-2010, 07:27 AM
 
Location: Montreal, QC
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[quote=Muhnay;1568291]Only thing I can say is..

STAY OUT OF THE DELTA!

Hello there! I was just curious as to why you said that? Not because I am from that area, but because I plan a roadtrip around Mississipi.
And while I am at it, I will ask for advice too... I am bi racial, my husband is white. People have told me not to travel there because of this. However, i do not want to pigeon hole the area because of it's past. But I must admit, I do have some worries! Are there truly some areas, regardless of what denomination, that I should stricly avoid... for any reason! ...crime, bad for tourists...anything!

I really want to go... Doesnt it seem stupid to avoid a place because of this? But in the same regard, I would avoid an area like Compton in LA too! I am just wondering what is best. I dont want this to turn into a racial debate.

regards to all
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Old 07-04-2010, 09:26 AM
 
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You're responding to a discussion that's nearly three years old. I would suggest just browsing the discussions on the front page (besides this one now that it's been dug up) and you'll find much more relevant discussion.

Besides, did you not notice even in this discussion someone else asked "what's wrong with the delta" and that person didnt bother with a reply?

There are areas both good and bad virtually everywhere. There's nothign wrong with the delta per se (especially as a visitor) one just needs to exercise some common sense if one should find oneself in a dodgy looking neighborhood. This is no different than the advice I would give anyone planning a trip to Hollywood or Los Angeles or Buffalo NY.

And what's wrong with Compton? This aint 1985. Compton is more brown than black now and has lots of new facilities. I mean, heck - I can show you streets in Hollywood where two or three blocks make all the difference in the world. Many neighborhoods around LA are like that - go three blocks up the hill and the economic outlook improves considerably.

Anyway, point being...
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Old 07-05-2010, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Northlake
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My husband and I are from California. We have traveled all over the world, love cultures and fitness. He is in the military and got stationed on the gulf coast.

Mississippi is a very beautiful place but I am having a lot of trouble finding things to do (other than casinos or Habitat for Humanity)and people to befriend.

I am very aware of the current events and demographics of the state. We are young, educated people trying to call the gulf coast home.

Any positive thoughts? Please help!
You should also be able to keep a tally on the upcoming shows at the various casinos and always remember New Orleans and an hour away. Between the (2) you should be able to find plenty to do
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Old 11-22-2010, 05:46 PM
 
Location: Gulf Coast mississippi
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katina killed the gulf coast i came here all ther time as a kid.. it was very different then there WERe things to do but now there is really not much unless you fish.
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Old 02-05-2011, 05:22 AM
 
Location: Laurel,MS
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Hello my wife and I are also from California. We owned a mortuary in Pomona for several years; sold it and begin work as missionaries in the south. Boy did we get an education of the southern mentality. It is so unbelieveable how far the south has come, by yet has a ways to go. I think its progress, and I looking forward to a great year.

Welcome and God Bless You and your Husband,
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Old 02-05-2011, 05:31 AM
 
Location: Laurel,MS
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Hi, my wife and I taught school in comptom and it was a fearful ordeal each day. Not knowning if we would be a stats one day or not. It is wise of you to avoid some places because people will be people. I am a Pastor in Laurel, been called to a White church, being AA this shows you the progress of the south. We have some really good people in Mississippi, but most have been trained from birth to see the world and people different based upon the color of their skin. But you can't live in fear, and worries of what could happen by some of our sick people b/c you will miss the many wonderful people that will brighten your day.

God Bless You and Good Luck,
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