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Old 11-14-2009, 07:53 AM
 
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Oh, and one more note about the racial divide a previous poster mentioned, I have actually found the opposite.

I'll be honest, NC has a lot more problems with racism. That is obvious. HOWEVER, I found that instead of racism being the classic black/white problem of the south, Rhode Island has a bigger problem with people of different nationalities. Here in NC, though there are obvious "black" areas of town, I still have every race and ethnicity living in my lovely middle class neighborhood. You go about town, and you see everyone everywhere you go. In Rhode Island, there are very specific areas of town that the various groups live. I'm Hispanic myself, and never once in my three years did I encounter a single other middle class, educated Hispanic person. I was so saddened by this. I was in a moms group, and every single other mom was caucasian. I joined a moms group here through the same means (meetup.com), and I have already met a very diverse group in my few months here. Maybe people up there are more tolerant, but they don't have many occasions to ever exercise that. There are horrible bigots down here, but there are plenty here who celebrate diversity too. Just my experience!
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Old 11-14-2009, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Cranston
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Great posts NC Gator!

I am also a transplanted Floridian (though I now consider myself a Rhode Islander - it's been 6 years), but I much prefer Rhode Island to Florida or North Carolina.

At any rate, the point of this post was just to inform you that last Winter was esp. harsh up here, and last summer was the coolest since I've lived here. You didn't really experience a typical Rhode Island four seasons unfortunately.

I do recall the last snow day we had this year though was March 2nd. That isn't too bad. It was just the winter itself this year that was absolutely horrendeous.
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Old 11-14-2009, 06:26 PM
 
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Well, I did live in Rhode Island for several years, actually. This past winter was particularly bad and the fact that summer never came before I moved was the swift kick I needed out of there on my way to NC! LOL Overall, I found the four seasons to be pretty good.
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Old 11-15-2009, 02:45 PM
 
Location: SNE
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So many posts....so little time....sigh. You can't beat the mild temps we've been having lately.
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