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Old 09-05-2019, 04:37 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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Listener sounds to me like an adoring grandfather. not someone wishing to cast aspersions in the direction of Mississippi. Perhaps his grandson has untapped potential and a move to another state would likely maximize his earning prospects. In my opinion, that is what loving grandfathers do.

It's interesting because just recently I tried to get my niece to visit Natchez and Vicksburg with me. It's rich history, beauty and nice people. She wouldn't go. She'll never leave The Seventh Circle of Hell, aka Southern California. But that's another story for another thread.

As for the racism-it's here in California, just more insidious.
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Old 09-05-2019, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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I did not say Mississippi is a "hotbed" of racism, however, for a small population state we have more than our share of incidents. Denying interracial couples of being married, sheriffs texting racist remarks, up until a few years ago one of the few segregated proms in existence, lawsuit because of racist way of choosing governors, Hyde-Smith on camera saying if she was invited to a public hanging she would be on the front row... I could go on but I don't think I need to.

My point is some people, even ones in a public capacity, are saying and doing these things. It's Mississippi so you know it gets attention. It's like cutting your nose off to spite your face.
How is the way we choose our governors racist?
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Old 09-06-2019, 08:30 AM
 
Location: Jack-town, Sip by way of TN, AL and FL
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I did not say Mississippi is a "hotbed" of racism, however, for a small population state we have more than our share of incidents. Denying interracial couples of being married, sheriffs texting racist remarks, up until a few years ago one of the few segregated proms in existence, lawsuit because of racist way of choosing governors, Hyde-Smith on camera saying if she was invited to a public hanging she would be on the front row... I could go on but I don't think I need to.

My point is some people, even ones in a public capacity, are saying and doing these things. It's Mississippi so you know it gets attention. It's like cutting your nose off to spite your face.
MS has a very high percentage of black people, which means all the whites and blacks grew up and live around each other. We are forced to interact, confront, and make amends (or not, sometimes). Sort of like a marriage where you see each others strengths and weaknesses, then eventually deal with them or split.

THAT is why there are issues in MS, not because we are more or less racist than any other state. We simply are forced to deal with the differences. The only other states that even come close to to the black/white demographics of MS are GA and SC, then AL. And wha-la, we all have 'race' issues. Well duh, there are more black and white people interacting here.

Seems like it makes us LESS racist in my mind. I bet if you calculated racial incidents (both overt and covert) on a per capita basis, we'd be near the bottom.
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Old 09-06-2019, 11:54 AM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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MS has a very high percentage of black people, which means all the whites and blacks grew up and live around each other. We are forced to interact, confront, and make amends (or not, sometimes). Sort of like a marriage where you see each others strengths and weaknesses, then eventually deal with them or split.

THAT is why there are issues in MS, not because we are more or less racist than any other state. We simply are forced to deal with the differences. The only other states that even come close to to the black/white demographics of MS are GA and SC, then AL. And wha-la, we all have 'race' issues. Well duh, there are more black and white people interacting here.

Seems like it makes us LESS racist in my mind. I bet if you calculated racial incidents (both overt and covert) on a per capita basis, we'd be near the bottom.
It’s interesting that the “Proud Boys” have never marched in Mississippi.
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Old 09-10-2019, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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MS has a very high percentage of black people, which means all the whites and blacks grew up and live around each other. We are forced to interact, confront, and make amends (or not, sometimes). Sort of like a marriage where you see each others strengths and weaknesses, then eventually deal with them or split.

THAT is why there are issues in MS, not because we are more or less racist than any other state. We simply are forced to deal with the differences. The only other states that even come close to to the black/white demographics of MS are GA and SC, then AL. And wha-la, we all have 'race' issues. Well duh, there are more black and white people interacting here.

Seems like it makes us LESS racist in my mind. I bet if you calculated racial incidents (both overt and covert) on a per capita basis, we'd be near the bottom.
This is my observation as well as an outsider who has lived in another part of the deep south. Blacks and whites have learned to be civil with each other because of what you posted. Most racial friction is over politics. Not personal public interaction. I was actually in Mississippi when the flag controversy and vote was going on in 2001. Saw the evidence of the political divide up close.
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Old 09-10-2019, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Boston
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MS has a very high percentage of black people, which means all the whites and blacks grew up and live around each other. We are forced to interact, confront, and make amends (or not, sometimes). Sort of like a marriage where you see each others strengths and weaknesses, then eventually deal with them or split.

THAT is why there are issues in MS, not because we are more or less racist than any other state. We simply are forced to deal with the differences. The only other states that even come close to to the black/white demographics of MS are GA and SC, then AL. And wha-la, we all have 'race' issues. Well duh, there are more black and white people interacting here.

Seems like it makes us LESS racist in my mind. I bet if you calculated racial incidents (both overt and covert) on a per capita basis, we'd be near the bottom.
no racism in Vermont, they have just white people. lol
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