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Old 03-23-2018, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Jack-town, Sip by way of TN, AL and FL
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"Before crime destroyed Jackson"

Im under the impression that crime was always there. When did mysterious suddenly appear....
It seems that Jackson politicians are now sympathetic to the criminals, that's the big issue. When they do arrest them, the courts let them out. And of course, this often falls along political lines so nothing ever gets solved until some leaders emerge that are willing to work for the better overall good.
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Old 03-23-2018, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Tupelo, Ms
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It seems that Jackson politicians are now sympathetic to the criminals, that's the big issue. When they do arrest them, the courts let them out. And of course, this often falls along political lines so nothing ever gets solved until some leaders emerge that are willing to work for the better overall good.
I doubt it's all the criminals. There must be some form of data that will show or reflect the crime scene. Generally like most large cities, Jackson's violent crime is lower than it's peak years.
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Old 03-23-2018, 09:24 PM
 
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Hello I'm and looking into moving to Mississipi. Im also African american. I say this because mississipi is still largely socially segregated.


Safety is a concern. Yes there is crime everywhere but I'm looking for a town/city that has the least violent crime. That's the main reason I've crossed Jackson off of my list.

A supermarket like walmart or Sam's club or Costco or safeway is necessary. I can't do my groceries at family dollar or the dollar General.

I do majority of my clothing and shoe shopping online so a shopping mall isn't necessary, but It would be nice to have one for window shopping lol.


For fun I like to go roller blading, drive-in theatres, regular movie theatres, bowling, billiards(pool), amusement park, muesums, ice skating, aquarium, zoo, and concerts. (There might not be any major artists like Mariah Carey or Beyonce that come to Mississipi and I might have to commute to alabama but that's fine.)

Clubs, and bars are not my thing So it's not necessary for there to be nightclubs and bars.

I don't gamble so no towns like Biloxi or Vicksburg with casinos.

Take a look at Madison, MS or Brandon, MS!

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Old 03-23-2018, 09:28 PM
 
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So, OP, where are you moving from, where Mississippi seems like a good place to relocate?

Is there some reason you don't want to locate in areas where there is racial integration?
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Old 03-24-2018, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Mississippi
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So, OP, where are you moving from, where Mississippi seems like a good place to relocate?

Is there some reason you don't want to locate in areas where there is racial integration?
Spoken like someone who knows nothing about Mississippi.
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Old 03-24-2018, 05:18 PM
 
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Spoken like someone who knows nothing about Mississippi.
I don't know if you live there, but yes, I've spent time in Mississippi. Notably, during protests to keep the current flag that bears the confederate symbol a part of the state flag.

And before you jump up and say that's about history, no it isn't. It's about racism. It's an open, naked threat. And that's what it's meant to be.

All you have to do is look at the people who are lining their pickup trucks down the Biloxi beach shore flying the confederate flag with a noose hanging out of the tailgate to know what that means.

And yes, I did see this, within the last 10 years.

But it does go both ways. There is obvious hostility coming from Black people toward Whites also.

In a thread where someone asks if Mississippi is a good place for racial integration, the answer is decidedly no. Pick somewhere else if that's a main focus on where you want to live.

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Old 03-24-2018, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Mississippi
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I don't know if you live there, but yes, I've spent time in Mississippi. Notably, during protests to keep the current flag that bears the confederate symbol a part of the state flag.

And before you jump up and say that's about history, no it isn't. It's about racism. It's an open, naked threat. And that's what it's meant to be.

All you have to do is look at the people who are lining their pickup trucks down the Biloxi beach shore flying the confederate flag with a noose hanging out of the tailgate to know what that means.

And yes, I did see this, within the last 10 years.

But it does go both ways. There is obvious hostility coming from Black people toward Whites also.

In a thread where someone asks if Mississippi is a good place for racial integration, the answer is decidedly no. Pick somewhere else if that's a main focus on where you want to live.
Yes, I do live here, and since you already assumed I was going to jump up and say the flag is about history I will go ahead and let you know I am for removing the confederate emblem from OUR flag. I am very dubious about your claim of nooses hanging from trucks. If it really did happen was it ONE noose and ONE truck? You used the word noose, as in singular. Wherever YOU live, have you ever seen a person do something that you felt was racist, and because of that person did you brand the entire place racist?

As an aside, a person CAN feel that the flag is about history without hating others. I see historical worth in it for things that aren't tied to slavery. Also, don't mix it up, slavery existed in many places besides the south. You don't have moral superiority.

Regarding your time spent in Mississippi, was that the extent of it? To protest?

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Old 03-24-2018, 07:09 PM
 
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Yes, I do live here, and since you already assumed I was going to jump up and say the flag is about history I will go ahead and let you know I am for removing the confederate emblem from OUR flag. I am very dubious about your claim of nooses hanging from trucks. If it really did happen was it ONE noose and ONE truck? You used the word noose, as in singular. Wherever YOU live, have you ever seen a person do something that you felt was racist, and because of that person did you brand the entire place racist?

As an aside, a person CAN feel that the flag is about history without hating others. I see historical worth in it for things that aren't tied to slavery. Also, don't mix it up, slavery existed in many places besides the south. You don't have moral superiority.

Regarding your time spent in Mississippi, was that the extent of it? To protest?
The extent of my time in Mississippi is to vacation, specifically in Biloxi, many times.

No, I wasn't there in any kind of protest.

If you live with it, you might not see it in the same way you can't smell what your own house smells like.

There's a lot to recommend about Mississippi, hence we vacationed there, but when the question arises about racial tensions, you can't say Mississippi would be a top 5 spot in the US to go if you're a mixed racial family.
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Old 03-24-2018, 07:26 PM
 
Location: Tupelo, Ms
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When it comes to ethnic relations it's no different from other states. Mississippi is known like that due to the times of that era so was Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Tennessee, etc. Coming to Mississippi as a mixed couple/family really don't give a second look outside of individuals.
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Old 03-24-2018, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Mississippi
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If you live with it, you might not see it in the same way you can't smell what your own house smells like.
I don't just live with it. I am not blind to what happens here, especially regarding race since my wife is a brown skinned woman from another country. I have been to a few other places and I don't see anything out of the ordinary in Mississippi regarding race relations of TODAY, not 40 years ago when compared to other places.

I won't change your mind, and that's ok.
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