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Old 02-22-2019, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Jack-town, Sip by way of TN, AL and FL
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Do you have a source for those statistics? I would be pretty surprised if only 75% of African Americans are registered to vote in Mississippi are registered as Democrats. I would assume it would be close to 90 percent.
Yeah I would agree with this. But his point is the same.

How do I square it, eddie gein? Not really sure what you mean, but I do know that for there to be such a big faction of both whites and blacks, there are very few racially charged incidents per capita. People have just learned how to live and co-exist together, even if they don't agree. Most people just want to earn a living and live their lives, free of hostility. Folks just do their own thing. On a personal level, most people are going to socially assimilate to the culture they identify best with, and most of the time that's going to be the similar race. It just is what it is.

Many people want to create a problem where there is none. How do you mix cultures, you might ask? Well I don't know, people have been trying to figure this out for hundreds of years. My own personal belief is that maybe Christianity may be the answer, more specifically the churches. Instead, we have the government (or in effect, the PEOPLE) trying to solve this on their own and it simply isn't going to happen because it's above our level of understanding.
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Old 02-22-2019, 03:22 PM
 
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I lived in a really nice neighborhood 10 years ago. A highly educated African American couple moved in. The wife was a lawyer and the husband was a general surgeon. They bought a house in the neighborhood and within a week there were 6 for sale signs in the front yard. Some of those were people I knew. When I asked one why they were selling they frankly told me "when you start letting blacks it ruins the neighborhood" That was their direct quote. It didn't matter that this couple probably made more money than they did. Even on this forum I have seen people use the word "undesireable." You know exactly what they mean when they use it. There are still people who feel that way and it's unfortunate.

MAL is correct most people just want to go about their day and live in there lives. Most people can get along but most people are going to hang around people they are familiar with and used to. I don't know what will fix it. Most people if you believe the statistics are moving away from religion, especially young people.
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Old 02-22-2019, 03:33 PM
 
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I'm curious how you square this with the political divide between the white and African Americans in Mississipppi. Mississippi whites are roughly 70% registered republican and Mississippi blacks are roughly 75% registered democrat.
Blacks as a whole are something like 90% Democrat.
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Old 02-22-2019, 03:34 PM
 
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I lived in a really nice neighborhood 10 years ago. A highly educated African American couple moved in. The wife was a lawyer and the husband was a general surgeon. They bought a house in the neighborhood and within a week there were 6 for sale signs in the front yard. Some of those were people I knew. When I asked one why they were selling they frankly told me "when you start letting blacks it ruins the neighborhood" That was their direct quote. It didn't matter that this couple probably made more money than they did. Even on this forum I have seen people use the word "undesireable." You know exactly what they mean when they use it. There are still people who feel that way and it's unfortunate.

MAL is correct most people just want to go about their day and live in there lives. Most people can get along but most people are going to hang around people they are familiar with and used to. I don't know what will fix it. Most people if you believe the statistics are moving away from religion, especially young people.
Are there really still neighborhoods where no blacks live? I sort of doubt it unless it's in a small town.
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Old 02-22-2019, 08:00 PM
 
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Are there really still neighborhoods where no blacks live? I sort of doubt it unless it's in a small town.
In Clinton, Brandon, Pearl, Flowood, Ridgeland and Madison, blacks and whites live side by side, no one thinks anything about it.

25 years ago in Greenwood, a black couple moving in a white neighboorhood would cause a selling panic by some, but those with sense knew better (a bunch of houses on the market at the same time leads to a decrease in property values). I don't think that goes on as much anymore, but I don't know that for a fact.
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Old 02-22-2019, 08:05 PM
 
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Are there really still neighborhoods where no blacks live? I sort of doubt it unless it's in a small town.
I don't think you see that much anymore. If people have a problem with it they just keep theri mouths shut.
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Old 02-23-2019, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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Are there really still neighborhoods where no blacks live? I sort of doubt it unless it's in a small town.
No small town in the Delta has all-white neighborhoods.
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Old 02-23-2019, 12:56 PM
 
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No small town in the Delta has all-white neighborhoods.
There were a couple in Greenwood when I lived there just a couple of years ago.
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Old 02-23-2019, 01:12 PM
 
Location: NE Mississippi
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I lived in a really nice neighborhood 10 years ago. A highly educated African American couple moved in. The wife was a lawyer and the husband was a general surgeon. They bought a house in the neighborhood and within a week there were 6 for sale signs in the front yard. Some of those were people I knew. When I asked one why they were selling they frankly told me "when you start letting blacks it ruins the neighborhood" That was their direct quote. It didn't matter that this couple probably made more money than they did. Even on this forum I have seen people use the word "undesireable." You know exactly what they mean when they use it. There are still people who feel that way and it's unfortunate.

MAL is correct most people just want to go about their day and live in there lives. Most people can get along but most people are going to hang around people they are familiar with and used to. I don't know what will fix it. Most people if you believe the statistics are moving away from religion, especially young people.
Well you didn't live in my neighborhood.
I have had the same black neighbor since '02 and no one ever moved because of them. In fact, they were there before I moved in.
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Old 02-23-2019, 02:59 PM
 
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Well you didn't live in my neighborhood.
I have had the same black neighbor since '02 and no one ever moved because of them. In fact, they were there before I moved in.
And your point being?
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