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Old 09-03-2019, 08:35 PM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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Sometimes being white wasn’t enough. There was a time until quite recently when people objected to marriages between people of different denominations. In fact, in the Delta it was almost unheard of for a person of northern Italian descent to marry someone of southern Italian descent.
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Old 09-03-2019, 09:21 PM
 
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It is definitely the older crowd that still hold on to this type of things. I know older people in my family who have since passed that held the same views and could swear up and down interracial marriages were a sin but could never give you a verse or chapter for their argument. A lot of this was taught by old pastors and Mouldy is correct with the denomination marriages.
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Old 09-03-2019, 09:22 PM
 
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Jeez. One ignoramus out of 3M that live in MS.
Some people just like to display their pegged outragometer.
So you think there's only one person in the state that believes that?
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Old 09-03-2019, 09:27 PM
 
Location: NE Mississippi
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Sometimes being white wasn’t enough. There was a time until quite recently when people objected to marriages between people of different denominations. In fact, in the Delta it was almost unheard of for a person of northern Italian descent to marry someone of southern Italian descent.
My own sister was born in an illegal marriage, and she was born in Boston! Sis and I have the same mother, but her father is Chinese. In 1942, when she was born, it was illegal for White women under 21 in Massachusetts to marry Chinese citizens.
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Old 09-04-2019, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Tupelo, Ms
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You probably could, but probably not as often. People are just watching and waiting for this stuff to happen in Mississippi, and we don't disappoint unfortunately.
Literally doubt the often. Remember what happened in the Ohio factory? Or anywhere else, etc. People could easily focus on the corruption, delta flooding, etc. People love being stuck on the stereotypical themes.
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Old 09-04-2019, 02:13 PM
 
Location: NE Mississippi
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Literally doubt the often. Remember what happened in the Ohio factory? Or anywhere else, etc. People could easily focus on the corruption, delta flooding, etc. People love being stuck on the stereotypical themes.
True.
Don't hear squat from the "everybody is ignorant but me" crowd when stories are told about inclusiveness and tolerance.
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Old 09-04-2019, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Mississippi
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True.
Don't hear squat from the "everybody is ignorant but me" crowd when stories are told about inclusiveness and tolerance.
Ignoring Mississippi's faults won't make them go away, but if it makes you feel better... The first step to fixing a problem is realizing there is one. Some people in the state feel empowered to claim religious reasons to discriminate against people of a different color. Why?

The irony of claiming religious reasons to discriminate against another person, in the Bible belt no less, who has not broken one of the cardinal laws of Christianity is ridiculous. If you don't see that as a problem or feel that "everybody is ignorant but me" that's your issue.

I know MOST people in Mississippi don't feel that way, but a meaningful number of people do, and they claim religious reasons for discriminating against or hating others when there is no reason to do so in the Bible. Doesn't that sound odd to you?

And I didn't respond earlier, not because I was put in my place, but because I am not on this site all day waiting for someone to reply to.

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Old 09-04-2019, 04:08 PM
 
Location: NE Mississippi
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.......... The first step to fixing a problem is realizing there is one. Some people in the state feel empowered to claim religious reasons to discriminate against people of a different color. Why?..........
I have no idea.
But if you have "recognized a problem" then maybe you should just truck on up to Booneville and square her away.
BOL!
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Old 09-04-2019, 04:14 PM
 
Location: Mississippi
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I have no idea.
But if you have "recognized a problem" then maybe you should just truck on up to Booneville and square her away.
BOL!
You make no sense. It's not a problem I can fix. It's a problem that has to be fixed in the mind of the person who is discriminating.
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Old 09-04-2019, 06:10 PM
 
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Is the population of Mississippi shrinking relative to population growth? It has to be, I'm noticing lots of school district consolidation, and even in my small home town the middle school sits empty, the HS in the next town over sits empty. Young people with any kind of education or talent are leaving the state as soon as they can. No economic opportunity coupled with stagnant social change, and deeply entrenched racism, make this a horrible place to raise a family. Especially for minorities with any type of ambition.
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