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Old 11-07-2008, 04:40 PM
 
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Hello Everyone...

I may have to move Biloxi..I have never been to MS. Here is the deal: I am white, Turkish and my english has some accent, will that be a problem ???
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Old 11-08-2008, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Central Mississippi
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I don't know why it would be a problem. The coast has always been an area where people seem to be the most multicultural to me.
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Old 11-11-2008, 06:30 PM
 
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There will not be a problem the coast has always been a warm and friendly place. Good luck to you
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Old 11-12-2008, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Jackson, MS
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I don't think you would have racial problems anywhere in MS. You may get funny looks when you speak and off the wall questions at first, but people will get use to your accent after a while. I have a friend here who is Italian and is doing well, and it seems everyone pays more attention to what he has to say than they do me... haha
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Old 11-14-2008, 12:02 PM
 
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Thanks for the replies, and your time.
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Old 11-16-2008, 12:41 AM
 
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HDIBBI,

I think you will be fine. I was concerned about the same thing a few months ago. My husband and I were transferred to Vicksburg and have found everyone to be very friendly. I hope you find the same in Biloxi.
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Old 11-16-2008, 07:48 AM
 
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Because of the military base which is largely a training bases where a large number of people are only there for a short period of time, I believe the town is use to interacting with all races...
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Old 11-17-2008, 12:02 AM
 
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I am glad to see things are changing throughout our country. In California we face our challenges too. Please, do not suppose you know how this state leans. We are many nations rolled into one. Good luck to you...
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Old 11-19-2008, 06:29 AM
 
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Default Biloxi has always been multicultural

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Hello Everyone...

I may have to move Biloxi..I have never been to MS. Here is the deal: I am white, Turkish and my english has some accent, will that be a problem ???
I grew up in nearby Ocean Springs and my grandmother still lives in Biloxi. It's very multicultural, with Vietnamese families and other nations, like Latinos. Also Slavic families came quite a while ago to work in the then huge fishing industry. There is a big Catholic contingent there plus the area was settled in 1699 by the French. Later the Spanish took over the area. Lot of French surnames. Good bit of Spanish ones too. Like someone already said, Keesler Air Force Base funnels in people from all over the country, which was neat to grow up with people from California, etc. My high school had 8 Merit Finalists because of Keesler, I'm sure!

I think you'll love it! It's very different from the rest of Mississippi due to the French colony background. Not that the rest of MS is bad, but the Gulf Coast is another place, with a unique culture.
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Old 11-19-2008, 10:07 AM
 
Location: El Paso, TX
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I think you'll love it! It's very different from the rest of Mississippi due to the French colony background. Not that the rest of MS is bad, but the Gulf Coast is another place, with a unique culture.
Very True, they are also the most open to other religions. The Buddha Temple there is very nice.
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