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View Poll Results: Would you move out of Mississippi ?
Yes 172 67.45%
No 58 22.75%
Maybe 25 9.80%
Voters: 255. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-29-2009, 12:46 PM
 
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Sometimes you just know where you're meant to be...
Yep! Heaven.

I have a feeling that one day I'm going to finally be where I want to be and have loads of money and then kick the bucket. We are all here such a short time and we should try and be happy where we are planted.
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Old 09-29-2009, 05:41 PM
 
Location: THE DELTA (Cleveland)
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I've lived in MS my whole 22yrs and love to hate this state of mine. If people would stop running from the problem and try to solve it MS wouldnt have the rep it does today. MS has poltential but Mississippians are ignoring our states best attributes. Money can be easily made in the Sip and theres endless room for growth. If I had the choice between Chicago and MS i would stay right in the Sip. I have a visioin for my state and it takes the right man to get it done (Me). Racism in the state is the worst in the Delta, Im black and attend Delta State University and its another world compared to the GoldenTriangleArea (Columbus Starkville West Point). The Delta sometimes feel like stepping back into time. Anyway thats how I feel, **** wit it.
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Old 09-29-2009, 06:22 PM
 
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Isn't it interesting you should feel, as a black man, racism is at its worse in the very place black folk seem to be having the hardest time? I know that sounds obvious, so pretend the obvious part isn't what I meant to say... it seems we hear all these problems on the news - drugs, violence, bad schools - and here you are saying the racism there is worse than in more gentrified areas. That's what I meant: more black folks in an area it seems you would expect less oppressive racism. Maybe that's me being naive.
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Old 10-11-2009, 07:35 AM
 
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I've lived here since birth, left for 5 years for the Marine Corps, went to Hawaii to for a few years and lived, and came back....why? I do not know, maybe family, but I don't think that's such a good reason now, after I grad. college my family and I will be moving around a bit and figuring out a good place to settle that has less racism from blacks or whites, it is so ridiculous how much racism is here, it makes me want to vomit.
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Old 10-11-2009, 09:31 AM
 
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Where do you live in the state? That sort of thing can also be very regional you know. I lived in Knoxville and found the place to have like ZERO racism - that was honestly the most peaceful place in that regard I've ever seen. But obviously Memphis is known to have problems, and just north of Knoxville in a small town where I lived a while there was a place just outside of town known as "n***er run" that was purportedly the place where the last remaining black folk in town had been driven from the area. Most of the folks were very back woods, very ignorant, and very racist.
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Old 10-11-2009, 04:59 PM
 
Location: garland tx
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I am originally from ALA and I would love to move to MS.
Currently in Dallas.
Plan on retiring in MS (or maybe AL).
HOT AND HUMID there.
SLOW pace... great for me!
I have Been There, DONE THAT in the fast lane.
Good Luck!
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Old 10-13-2009, 05:58 AM
 
Location: Redneck Hell Lucedale, Ms
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I've lived here since birth, left for 5 years for the Marine Corps, went to Hawaii to for a few years and lived, and came back....why? I do not know, maybe family, but I don't think that's such a good reason now, after I grad. college my family and I will be moving around a bit and figuring out a good place to settle that has less racism from blacks or whites, it is so ridiculous how much racism is here, it makes me want to vomit.

Yes thank you! When my wife and I point out the racism we get raked over the coals as liars! The old white guys down here are the most racist jerks I have ever seen! And I spent 18 years in Norfolk VA which is heavily populated with blacks....the racism was not very noticable, but come down here with only 2000 some odd people and it is in your face!
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Old 10-13-2009, 06:55 AM
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Location: Port Orange, Florida
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Yes thank you! When my wife and I point out the racism we get raked over the coals as liars! The old white guys down here are the most racist jerks I have ever seen! And I spent 18 years in Norfolk VA which is heavily populated with blacks....the racism was not very noticable, but come down here with only 2000 some odd people and it is in your face!
Exactly how do you define racism? Racism is such a strong charge.
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Old 10-13-2009, 07:18 AM
 
Location: Redneck Hell Lucedale, Ms
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Exactly how do you define racism? Racism is such a strong charge.

Well....my wife works in home health....she does errands for old folks. Almost all of the white ones still refer to blacks as the "n" word for one. They call Obama "that "N" president"....they go on and on about how god hates blacks and whites mixing their races. Whites think nothing of refering to blacks as "N" in public. I'm telling you it wasn't like that up North. It is very odd down here.
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Old 10-13-2009, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Jackson, MS
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Well....my wife works in home health....she does errands for old folks. Almost all of the white ones still refer to blacks as the "n" word for one. They call Obama "that "N" president"....they go on and on about how god hates blacks and whites mixing their races. Whites think nothing of refering to blacks as "N" in public. I'm telling you it wasn't like that up North. It is very odd down here.
Again, you moved from a progressive city with over 1 million people to a small town of barely 3,000 where change does not occur often nor at a fast pace. What did you expect?
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