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Old 09-23-2010, 05:34 AM
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The thing that always impressed me about the majority of NC is the degree of relative racial harmony in most rural places. It's not uncommon to see an old white man and old black sitting on the porch or going out hunting fishing together. As others have said, you are more likely find a division between locals and new people. There are also divisions in class but there's even less of that. Mainly b/c of a lot of the people that are "rolling in it" you'd never know to look at them.
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Old 09-23-2010, 10:22 PM
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Originally Posted by veganwriter View Post
1. This may be asking for too much in today's world, but are there any rural areas within an hour's drive of a major city that has both low crime AND some measure of racial harmony??

2. I've lived in two places in the south for short periods, and both time I was told that "I'd have to choose" ... meaning, choose who I want to speak to ... (beyond general work lingo) ... either whites or blacks. Is this ... "dynamic" also true for NC?
Depending on some variables yes. You are talking about outside of work and in social settings and the community. As another poster said just look at church on Sunday morning. Depending on your previous experiences and age you will find it more or less likely. You can get it from your same race or other races. It isn't everyone but there is the old boy/girl community, transplant community etc etc etc. You will find friendly people and not so friendly people. You will find new developments with a mixture of folks. If you come from a progressive as in a San Francisco kind of place you might find many areas to be less tolerant then your previous experiences. It depends on your job and the general cultural tolerance of the typical person in your job.
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