Most Racist States In the U.S.


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I'm black from Ohio I worked for a moving company I was driving through Mississippi with a co-worker who was white we were stopped by the police. The cop was passing us he happened to look over and see me driving he immediately hit the brakes and pulled us over. Straight Red Neck he asked if we had anything to pray for like we had drugs, after examining our paper work I left my I.D. at home I told us if the office can't get my my driver license # that he would take me to jail and let my white co-worker drive on. I got my drivers license number he turned a brighter red color and told us we don't have log books so he made us park the truck at the nearest hotel for 12 hours or he would arrest us. Sitting at the hotel we walked to get some beer just the people looking at a black and a white together was like we were about to be struck down by God or something crazy. Can't do Mississippi not for me I would be smacking people left and right go crazy and probably get killed in police station

I am a black female singer that worked at a Casino here with a band and strangely we kept a good crowd every night because the band was skin tight. But when I went out to buy clothes that's when I saw the deep seated racism! Where I come from we are quick to fight so I can't stand really racist states.

There was an ice storm a couple of years past 2010 0r 2011 if I recall, a lady hit black ice and slide to the rail. I a Black male from California and she a White woman from Mississippi. This lady screamed "N***** get away pulled her hand gun pointing in my direction. I laughed as she sat there bleeding from the lip.

Mississippi Burning. Enough Said. This is a very rural, under educated wasteland. Lack to a stable intellectual class in any society is extremely dangerous when dealing with diversity and tolerance of any sort.

The fact that Mississippi is the only remaining state that has a confederate battle flag in its state flag should say it all. Most of its residents are poor farmers, and many are not well-educated.

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"It happened in April 2012 on my way from Massachusetts to Texas, I rented a brand new 2012 Jeep Grand-Cherokee, somewhere in Alabama stopped for some gas, going in to the gas station counter with my 50 bucks in my hand cause(up to there I had drove and used my visa card at different states in less than 24 hours, so it was blocked). Entering the shop there were 4 white dude charting with the man at the counter " I said HI to them then handed my 50 bucks " may I have some gas please at pump number 1? " the guys stopped charting and the answer was "WE DON'T HAVE GAS TODAY". Right there I looked outside and saw two white guys with gas nozzles in filling the gas to their cars as usual. Immediately, some struck in my mind "RACISM" went out took off like 4 miles ahead found a SUNUCO gas station had my tank filled went on my trip. I'm from Africa, can't believe up to today of what happened. Why so hate-full, do black people eat humans or what?

Welcome to the real world in the USA racism is alive and well and most don't care if you are from Africa or Asia, If you are a person of color in some places you are not wanted and if they have the opportunity. They will make you disappear really go and be careful.

Blacks and Whites do not share the same communities in Alabama. It's absolutely amazing when you drive through some towns, you realize that there are no whites ANYWHERE. Zero. There is a huge separatist mentality here. It's amazing that so many young African American athlets are going there to represent a racist state.

Grew up there and was not allowed as a child to play with the black kids

I feel bad for you, and racism shouldn't keep happening. It needs to come to an end, but then you realize that it's always there.

Lived there for 2 years, they are no different than Mississippi.

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I am the general manager of a hotel in Pennsylvania. Two employees of our front desk staff are African American and our entire housekeeping staff is Hungarian and Gujarati Indian. Recently, we had a business guest stay with us who is a resident of Texas... During his stay he refused to even acknowledge the existence of my housekeeping staff and taped a sign to the door which read "KEEP THE F*** OUT OF MY ROOM". After checking out of the hotel he called in to speak to "a white person" in charge concerning his so called "problems" with the hotel. During the conversation he referred to the housekeepers as "those things you have working in your housekeeping department". And, he referred to the two African American desk employees as "monkey whores"; accusing them of running a "brothel service" out of the hotel at night. Because of the severity of that accusation, I was required to research the claim. My hotel has a fully ...more

Good for you for taking a stand. People who treat people less than human beings don't deserve to be served in the first place. He is less than a dog.

I live in San Antonio Tx, this is true!, I'm asian and just wanna share my story about what happened to me. My mom and l went to a thrift store to look around if they have some furniture for my room. Then my mom asked me
(in asian language) about the price, then this redneck/white guy yell and say " speak english!, you're in america!. My mom just ignore it and smile, I smile too thinking that the guy just joking. Then the second time that my mom speak asian language asking me to pay my stuff, he yell again, say " I said speak english!, you're in america!. I get p****d and tell the guy that " l know this is america and I have freedom of speech, its a free country I can do what ever I want". The redneck/white guy answer me " NO"!, then I tell him " OKAY", then I just laugh and leave while my mom worried about the situation. RACIST! Just mind your own business!

I have lived in Texas my entire life and have only encountered 1 racist woman, people believe that I am black but I am Mexican, but nobody ever secludes or singles me out because of it. Most people don't really care.

I live here and I can't stand these ignorant white people, against blacks and Mexicans

I totally agree, white people may smile at you but it's totally fake. Deep down you can feel their hate towards you if your not blue eyed, blonde hair.

Being born in Texas I called myself a Liberal being against racism and the damage religions do, but after moving to England in my early 20s it was like a culture shock brick in the face getting that new perspective from the English people who in general have a far less hateful view of people not like them and made me disgusted of many of the people I grew up with.

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Tennessee is extremely racist! I am from the MI and white people here are blatantly racist. They call themselves trying to disguise it, but I see right through them. I have been racially discriminated against at a few jobs and but one of them was horrible, and it was truly an eye-opener. Black people are expected to be quiet and just appreciate them for "letting" us have a job. If there is a black person is in a higher position, they are so far up somebodies behind that they reek and they are full of crap. The white people obviously feel as if they are superior, and they will coact to keep and/or put a black person in a lower position and/or class than them. They are offensive in their communication, they try to use slang or quote rap songs to appear relatable-as that is the only way that I can carry on a conversation. And they are intimidated by a person like me; who is NOT a peon or a send out; I am educated, skilled and able to communicate and carry myself in a way that ...more

I vacationed to Tennessee with my in-laws, we are all from New Orleans and was amazed by Tennesse's beautiful mountainous landscape. One afternoon we decided to go white water rafting. Naively, we entered the address to our destination on the car's GPS and followed its instructions. We were so sidetracked by the farmland and the culture of the mountain people that we did not realize we were climbing high and higher up the mountain. Well our amazement was broken when we realized we were face to face with another car on a narrow road that was obviously on made for one car at a time. To the right of us there was a huge cliff that had to be over 200 feet off of the ground to the left we had the rocks of the mountain. Not knowing what to do we hoped that the car in front of us, a resident of that area, would guide us through. That was not the case. Instead he rolled down the window laughed and said " come through y'all have it. However there was no way in hell that our car could have ...more

Yes, I live in Memphis Tennessee and the white people here are the most racist people in the world. I think these white people here are far more racist then the ones in Mississippi. These people are what you would call coward racist. They pretend not to be racist but you can tell by their conversation and body language they they truly are. Even the newspaper (The Commercial Appeal) is used as a tool that the white people use to comment and write bad things about the african-americans and the mexicans but whenever someone comment on the racism this one community (a small community at that) is all about, they delete your post and simply deny that they are bigots. The Commercial Appeal is the only newspaper that print these stupid, false reports by racist magazines like forbes and a few other that constantly down this city because it's mostly black and has mostly black officials. The newspaper does more harm then it has ever done good for this city and need to be moved to Mississippi or ...more

The land of white Christians

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I am a white man and I came here in USA to marry my wife. I came from Romania to marry her. She is African-American and I do love her to death. When I got here I didn't expect what I'm gonna pass trough...

We had first the official marriage and we barely found a mayor that would accept to officiate our marriage. Most of them were black and they would find any kind of stupid reasons to look to busy for us... so we found one... we got married and we had as photographer my sister in law. I saw that my wife she got kinda sad later on after talking with her sister something but she didn't told me what they talked about. Later on she told me how she was asked by her sister why she didn't married a black men... they also got in a argument few days after our marriage and I got all our pictures from the marriage deleted by my sister in law...

I'm a handy man and I agreed to lift up the valor of my mother in law's house. So I replaced all the carpet in the house with wooden floor ...more - gianni9

Louisiana is not a bad place to live. Their is racism everywhere. You have to know your black history and know how the area you're staying treat blacks. Get college educated and you will do well. The church are good place to start. Louisiana is known for good food.

Look at the politics. The sad part about Louisiana is that they are poor as church mice yet hate President Obama and align themselves with Republican agendas which do not and never has respected the plight of the poor or middle class. By the way I was born, raised and educated there. Spent years in the military and went back to live. Big mistake. Lack of cultural diversity and the same ole good ole boy mentality is nauseating.

Yes, I agree they should never think it's okay to vote republican but president Obama needs to do more for the poor. He has talked and done things for the working middle class, but nothing for those people who can't get jobs or homeless on the street and all people who are homeless are not always drunks or junkies. Another thing why isn't he doing something about all these murders of the young African American boys and man? That's why they upset with him. President JFK did more for our people than him and he didn't let some ignorant house of representatives stop him.

Most definitely very racist. There are still seperate proms at the school from which I gradauted. I will make sure that my kids are not raised in this state.

In my Parish and my cousins' Parishes, their promos are all together! When was the last time you checked up on this "school"? The sixties? Besides that, this list is a waste! There is racism no matter where you go against every race. Black, white, Mexican, Asian, Native American, mixed. You can't escape it. From America to Russia to Kenya to Japan to Argentina to Peru all the way to the moon. I'm sorry, but that's the truth. For now, the best thing you can do is to stand up for yourself, but not in a rude fashion, like being racist back. Be rational and defend yourself with the law and your natural rights. Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. And things about racism aren't going to get better just because you go on a website a bash a state about it. You need to stand up, not to the state nor country, but the people who are racist. Preach it to them. Stand up to them. Don't blame the state nor country, blame the human being who is performing the act of racism. Because only you ...more - LostDream258

This is the place where rednecks with a Confederate flag in their vehicle followed my family and I. Hate, not heritage.

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I am A black male born and originally from Los Angeles but lived in Atlanta for many years. Atlanta is a very racist city and every race is to themselves. However some parts of the northeast Atlanta (including parts of Gwinnett County) are somewhat diverse, but mostly still segregated. Whites are on the northside and they view all blacks as criminals, uneducated, and crackheads as if whites don't have those problems. For Example: Bush did a lot that was criminal when he was still in office, plus he is very uneducated, and to top those he was part of the reason crack cocaine was affecting blacks in the black community. So because he was white they overlooked all that he had done to mess up the country, but now that Obama is in office everything he does is bad according to the racist whites that can't except the fact a black man is now in office. Blacks on the other hand are on the southside and they are just as backwards and racists towards other blacks and mostly blacks have treated ...more

Obama is not black but mixed, his mum is white. The colour of skin does not mean anything, South African got it now (Rainbow nation), and there is a lot of mixed couple (though their experience with apartheid is less older than the USA). In my opinion, Americans need much more mixed couples to eradicate this problem. So people would have different ethnicity in their family and would see that they are not so different than them.

Only here in Ga( specifically west ga)do you find high schools and middle schools refusing to let children of color be in certain positions on athletic teams. Why? Because white families here want their children in those positions even if their not the best player. Heck they could even be the worst player but it doesn't matter. Only in Ga (specifically west ga) Do you have good ole boys (cops)who harass black people who own actual buisnesses by surrounding them with 3 cop cars while on their way to work (lying and saying that a tail light is out but come to find there was no tail light out).. Only in Ga do you have a billboard that declares a whole town Republicans and have a blatant disregard of Democrat voters. Only in Ga does the legislature create voting ballots that list all republicans first on the ballot even if a democrat is the incumbent. Only in Ga do racist pigs paralyze a black man where he can't do anything for himself and they don't do any prison time because he broke ...more

I was arrested in Peachtree city ga after being followed for 9 miles and he said it didn't look like I had my seat belt on but I did, he was behind me and my windows are tinted. I was then arrested because he "could not prove my license was valid". When in jail I was not asked if I wanted a bond or allowed to sit in holding to watch T.V. with the white people. I was immediately sent to get showered and put on a jump suit after being felt up and watched shower by several people and was told they knew no one would come for me. My mom was told to leave me down there because they were not gonna release me even with a bond. A white girl came in and was cold and I had to give her my jacket. Every time I drive through there I am pulled over or followed for miles. Going to eat out there is a nightmare you get no service waiters and waitress throw your food or slam your drinks on the table you get stared at constantly and the 2 times I have ate out there the manager and a police ...more

Attending a conference, most people don't even look at you and some even don't acknowledge a greeting.

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I'm a Kentuckian, born and bred. I love my state, but I really don't like the attitudes of most Kentuckians. They practice selective racism. My neighbors love to call President Obama the N word. I hear a stupid joke almost daily about "getting the coon out of the White House. " It's really pathetic. They know nothing about his policies. They'd believe ANYTHING about him, just because he's black. But on the flip side of things, when it comes to Kentucky basketball, these very same individuals quickly lose their racism. That just doesn't make sense, not to me. They think black people are fine playing sports, but if they are doing something "smart" or "brainy" they quickly get all upset and bent out of shape about it.

I am from Turkey and I live in south west Kentucky. Cops here will pull you over for anything if you're not white. I got thrown in jail for tinted windows. TWICE!. Who goes to jail for tinted windows?! Another incident happened when I had expired license plate tags. I was actually having dinner at Burger King with my girlfriend and 2 cops were guzzling down whoppers on the table next to me. They actually waited for me in the parking lot to pull me over for my tags! I had no idea they were expired, I thought I would get a ticket but knowing these racist mf I had to spend the night in jail and make a $500 bail the next day. That's the dirty south y'all

I love my state (Kentucky) and I'll never live anywhere else but yea we got a lot of racist people here... Half of them are my friends I'm a hard core redneck but I'm not racist... Now it's time for the full truth... So 99% of "racist people you'll meet here are not really racist... Yes they might call people the AND word and make racist jokes but I've met almost no one who actually has a problem with anyone based on their ethnicity in fact there's plenty of black and Mexican rednecks here and they're are some of our best friends. I realize I sound racist to some people just referring to them the way I do but I'm sorry that's just they way we talk get used to it because it won't change and it's no one should take offense to being referred too as what they are because there's plenty of other black people and Mexicans etc that will deliberately make jokes about us being white and call us that and nothing makes me more pissed off then a double standard. We don't like gangsters and ...more

I'd like to agree with the individual who said that Kentucky is selectively racist. At school a white guy said he loved Derrick Rose from the NBA and bought his shoes. But just a day before that he said he hates N******, It made absolutely no sense... But, I guess that's just how backwards Kentucky is.

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I can almost guarantee you St. Louis, Missouri is the most covertly racist city on earth! White people are ignorant and don't like to be around black people, they don't believe black people can be good or educated or speak well, don't want them to get any type of opportunities and will go out of their way to prevent you from succeeding. They don't even want them going above a certain level in society. To put it plainly, you'll never see a white man working for a black man. You'll never see a black man with anywhere near the success that the white men have. Any successful black men are pawns for the white agenda or are freemasons (same thing). Police racially profile and will pull you over for some stupid reason like "oh I thought your license plates were to another vehicle", or "I thought your tail light was out" even though its obvious they're lying. They'll give you a ticket for not wearing a seatbelt even though you're wearing one. Black people are not too much ...more

That's a very ignorant statement. Freemasonry has nothing to do with your backwards ideology. I guess you couldn't make it... Funny how people criticize things they don't understand or can't comprehend..

Saint Louis Missouri should be in the top three... This is a horrible place to live/raise a family. You will not thrive here job wise if you are a black woman/man. The Saint Louis Public School system is horrible. The school system is full of self hate blacks, and racists whites. The Board of Education hired several firms to come in and correct problems. The first firm walked away with over 40 million-dollars, and slashed needed positions and knocked a lot of middle class people out of positions. Why was this firm brought in? Because Missouri is corrupt from the top to the bottom. Though North City is bought up over sixty-percent of the city is sitting vacant. The crime is off the chain, I hate the summer because the killing field is withe open. Whenever a black person is killed, it's not a big deal here in Saint Louis Missouri. Now when white people are attacked/killed/robbed oh the patrols in the area is beefed up to make sure they're comfortable. Look at how long it took them to ...more

I am a white Female and unfortunately Missouri is probably the most racist place in AMERICA! I am not just saying white people are racist but I do believe the African American community has a giant problem with the white community as well! I believe its everyone's fault no one is trying to create a better place in Missouri and I do not even like going home because of the stories I have recently heard and how the Homicide rate is out of this world right now! Growing up I can honestly say I never had ONE SINGLE COLORED friend not by my choosing (I HAVE SEVERAL NOW) but because I was never exposed to any other ethnicity as a child and did not even know any type of person other than white existed until my teen years when I ventured out! It was unfortunate when I finally got to see outside of my tiny box I was brain washed by neighbors to believe ALL COLORED PEOPLE WERE NOT GOOD (they stole, they killed, they did drugs, etc...) So when I had the opportunity to have a colored friend as a ...more - NO2016

May God punish all racist people and give them what they deserve.

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Arkansas is by far the most racist states. I have been the mississippi which has a very large black population. The Appalachians of west Virginia is the only thing that rivals it. The Ozarks of Arkansas is inhabited with a population of people that has never seen a black man in real life. The headquarters of the k has been located here for a long time. Simply put just down the street here in Harrison is a sign that says "this street is proudly kept clean by the k"

Is there a connection between religion and racism? Arkansas has a church on every corner. Some very nice people but perhaps racism runs deep in their psyche. This is not a sweeping condemnation... Just an observation.

Church is an integral part of Arkansas life. It just one of those things up there with barbecue, tailgait'n, and football. Every group does their own version of church and they "play" it well. However, it is just useless ritual like that used in masonic lodges. There is no true connection to the most high God or the indwelling of his Holy Spirit. Not many doing what Jesus would do. People are way more concerned with looking like good, Christian folks than being. Everybody here thinks they are doing heaven's bidding though ignore the command to love thy neighbor, not lie, cheat, and steal.

Try being a minority and walking into an all white church in (NWA). It will make your skin crawl. You can literally feel the stares down your back. People will be polite but treat you like a lost puppy. I've even had a pastor at a Methodist church tell me that his church was "not hurting for members" after I inquired about joining. Wow. - nwaexpat

Racism in Arkansas is not just against blacks - it's against all non-whites. I'm a native american women that lives in NW Arkansas and everywhere I go people assume that I'm hispanic and can't speak english. Another thing that drives me absolutely crazy is all the white families that think adopting a child of another race is something to do to fit in with Jone's; I realize not all those that adopt a foreign or black child are doing so for this purpose. It's just sad to see so many racist and ethnically uneducated people in one small area.

Isn't calling everyone that lives in Arkansas racist, or hillbillies stereotypical?

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I live in Edmond, OK and the majority of whites are sadly, very racist. They always blast me with exhaust or try to hit me with their cars while I'm exercising. It feels like they hate seeing an African American male not being, "lazy". They all avoid or say little to me when I'm running as if I'm some type of infectious disease. I'm always pushing myself so hard to become stronger so I can join the army after school. I want to protect the people of this nation regardless of where they come from or what they look like. I would die for any of my American brother or sisters without hesitating. It just hurts so much when a certain percentage of Americans you want to protect, treat you like dirt. It can be very discouraging, but I won't give up. I know there is good in every race and I won't lest the action of a few manipulate my will. I just wish they would see me as American Brother first and Black second. SMH

I'm proud of your maturity and strength. I live in Oklahoma city. Are you in the service yet?

I am not sure why I chose to even write or post my thoughts concerning racist attitudes in my home town, because unfortunately those individuals who may read this will be those like myself who sadden and discussed about how certain people have convinced themselves that they are superior to other humans that God created. I grew up in Tulsa and have lived in this city all of my life; I have ask my self on many occasions "why I'am I still living here" It is very difficult for me to articulate my thoughts and it would be impossible for me to condense nearly 6 decades into a few sentences. It would be unfair to say that every white person that have encountered has treated me rudely; but it would not be an over exaggeration to say that for the most part whites in Tulsa and Oklahoma at large make non-whites "Blacks in particular are made to feel that we are gum underneath their shoes" I was raised in Christian home and was taught to love humanity and that every person ...more

I live in Oklahoma City. I have lived here my whole life and I would have to say that I have experienced racism almost everyday of my life. Blacks are treated completely differently from whites. I worked at Aeropostale and my manager called the police on a black girl for "thinking" that she was stealing when she wasn't and she didn't even apologize. She said that she shouldn't have looked so "suspicious. " I still wonder was it that she really looked suspicious or was it just because she was black. I would go with the last one. A white person was caught red haded and and she let her slide and said "Well everyone makes mistakes, " it's ridiculous. Affirmative Action has now been voted out of Oklahoma. I have a feeling that because of this, I will be moving when I graduate college next year.

Confederate flags all over the the place

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I totally agree with you... It starts with being comfortable with who you are and not feeling like you are more or less important than anyone else. MOST Black, ESPECIALLY MALES have been treated with unfairness and Equality and made to feel they were less deserving than others. The People of the South needs to remember that everything around them was built from the BLOOD, SWEAT and HARD WORK of the Black Man. I am a white woman that has married out of my race and I am sick of my Husband being treated like he is LESS OF A MAN BECAUSE HE IS NOT WHITE! DUMB BUNCH OF IGNORANT REDNECKS! Get over yourself! People are People and we are all someone's child and loved EQUALLY... EVEN BY GOD HIMSELF!

The fact that you even mention god in the conversation Is dumb. Most people throughout history made slavery and racism okay through their religions and gods.

I live in Florida and my family has been here since The spanish first landed in 1513, people always ask where I'm from and when I tell them I'm American they say no no your ancestors, and I'll say my family been here almost 500 years, they just don't know how to process it. They automatically think I'm a foreigner. A friend once said that he'd wish all racist's would just die and I responded that would be about 95% of the population. Being comfortable in your own skin is where they should begin, most people have low self esteem which makes them defensive and in tolerant of others especially if they are poor, which is common in Florida.

I was shocked to hear this kind of attitude when I made a visit to Tallahassee. I had a friend (originally from Colombia, going to FSU) drive me around Tally and I noticed in a certain part of town, he scrambled to roll up his windows and lock the doors. I asked him why and he said, "We are in a bad neighborhood. There are a ton of blacks here. " What really made me upset was when I was grabbing food at a Checkers, a man murmured in disgust, and started to yell various, "racially charged" profanities at the woman in the drive thru. I honestly was shocked to hear this and convinced myself never to come back to Tallahassee. I'm sure other parts of Florida are nice, or at least I'm hoping.

Why are most colored people so dumb - the one that wrote here just totally proved how stupid they are - all their problems, but they are concerned with a flag, how stupid is that.

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This state should rank in the top 5 for racism because it's filled with uneducated, ignorant people who discriminate against each other at all costs! If you are black, white people discriminate, if you are white, blacks discriminate, if you are not racist and stick up for someone being discriminated against, both blacks and whites will discriminate against you! This was the first state to succeed from the union and it's citizens sport the confederate flag like it's the latest fashion. I lived here only two years after being born and raised in the Midwest and I have to say, I have never witnessed and experienced so much hate, stupidity and hypocrisy in my entire life. I'm relieved I no longer have to deal with the people there who had issues with me for not being racist and refusing to compromise my values for their skewed version of how poeople should conduct themselves. There are so many churches there for a reason because it's filled with so many racist sinners who have a LOT to ...more

You are correct. I am from Massachusetts, white, and am ashamed of the racism here. Other then the beaches and climate, this state is horrible.

I work in a public school system in SC that is very racist and unfair to black people who are qualified for the positions. It's an unwritten rule to hire just enough black people to cover a minority law that they've been sued for in the past. I've been here almost all my life and am so ready to leave; however, I can't say it's the most racist statebecause it's the only place I've lived besides Charlotte NC which was an awesome experience with the nicest people irregardless of color. Many whites in SC expect less from black people and when they see that you make more money or have better morals, they become intimmidated and a bit envious. Snakes are what I call these types! The others are very nice in your face, but they are just as evil behind your back. I don't allow them to get very close not only because they are white but because some white people have a totally diffrent mentality then I grew up with when it comes to morals, values and respect.

I have lived here for almost two years. I moved from the Midwest to here. I feel like I went back 40 years in time living here. The have the worst education system in the U.S. my daughter was ahead when we moved here, and she is now bored in all of her classes. The education system is set up so blacks can stay behind in education. They place the majority of white children in higher level classes and the black children in regular or lower level classes. I am relocating as soon as I can find a job in another state.

I lived here for 3 years and I have faced so much Racism, just because I'm brown.

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Arizona is SO racist. Extremely, racist. I am African-American and what I'm about to tell you is 100% true with ZERO exaggeration. First off, according to the U.S. Department of Labor and Census, there is only 5% black population and we DOUBLE the unemployment rate. That right there should tell you something. I hold 3 college degrees: B.A. in History, B.A. in English, and a Master's degree in Education. It is EXTREMELY hard for me to find work. I've been out of work for almost 7 weeks now. I have submitted my resume over 200 times. My resume is chock full of experience and education. I've been contacted by employers and been granted a phone interview. I am always practically hired over the phone (I sound "white"), then told to come to the office to fill out my new hire paper work. I'll get there and all of a sudden the position has been filled. White people who see me show up always have that same "look" on their faces. It's a look of, "Oh no. You're BLACK? ...more

By you saying you sound "white" you're putting the black community down. Nobody can sound "white". By you saying this, you're implying that all white people sound educated, while blacks don't. Don't out your own people down.

Yesterday I was in Starbucks and I made it my duty to give myself a break from racism. I was in Tempe and it was good to be around all those college students who were all focusing on themselves and there work, who don't really have time to be racist unlike many white and Hispanics here. Whites and Hispanics in this state act like the moment a black person comes around them they make themselves mad at the fact they're around a black person and they are just so discontent with being around a black person and try to make the black person feel uncomfortable (for the record Hispanics wouldn't have crap in country if it weren't for black people ie: civil rights). Anyway so I was in Starbucks with the thought started earlier on my mind so I was really working hard on my diary and thought process, was moving around etc. A white man comes up and sits directly in front of me in a way as to try to make me feel uncomfortable and I didn't let him, I continued as I was doing in fact I let him sink ...more

Arizona was the last state to accept martin luther king day as a holiday. Ten years after evey other state did.

I can relate 100% to you. Our level of education is similar and I had a difficult time finding work as a Black women, as well.

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Illinois is such an armpit of racism. You have to be an absolute screw up to get any help from the state. You always hear about how Hispanic and people of color have to deal with it but that's just half the story. If you're white and don't jump on the Republican band wagon you're really screwed here. To get any state help you have to have a child or be an elder. Far be it for a couple struggling to seek any state assistance if they try and do things right but never had the proper help from their parents. All Gov. programs here are basically run on the internet with out dated programs that don't even really work well. Chicago runs most of the State and has become such a thief of funds needed out side of the city.

After 9-11 I was in this store owned by a Indian man and over heard some African Americans talking and giving this Indian store owner so much problems because he was brown and who cares if he's Indian or Arab, there all the same. I never been to a state where so many ...more

Chicago IL is a great city with many fine qualities. However, some times people in Chicago are extremely racist towards people of color especially Indians. They are proud Americans and cannot contain their pride by looking down upon people from other race. Violent crime plagues the city and amidst that, people sometimes derive vicarious pleasure by passing snide remarks towards people of Indian ethnicity. Only men can't be blamed, women are equally racists and they leave no stone unturned in abusing people of brown color. These people forget that they themselves lack many things which are necessary attributes of a civilized population, their only objective is to impose their superiority over people of other race. They tend to forget that sons and daughters of their soil mostly confine themselves to desk jobs or spend precious time in experimenting with vicious substances like drugs, instead of actually doing something constructive. Whereas their country heavily depends on outside ...more

I am from Jacksonville Florida, which is definitely racist, but nothing compared to that of Chicago. I remember it like yesterday. I was sitting in my car in my American Eagle shirt and fitted jeans, and I happen to notice a cop continue to pass by my car. So, I just brushed it off thinking that he is only doing his job. I later noticed about 3 other cops do the same thing. Moments later, they came to my car, about 7 of them, and told me to step out. They then say that I fit the description of a murderer. I was like "You have to be kidding me. The hispanic cop then starts cursing me out and telling me that he didn't have to tell me anything and that I should be grateful. While this was happening, I heard the other cops in the background say that the car I was driving doesn't match the suspects. The car I was driving was grey, and they were looking for a black car. They weren't color blind; they knew exactly what they were doing. I yelled out "I'm innocent." The white ...more

I live here, and it's not perfect, but it's no worse than the next state.

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I am a Hispanic. I speak English with an American accent, am an American citizen, and have been raised in the U.S. I live in Virginia and was recently invited to my step-daughter's home along with her mother (Asian, Innuit and White) and her mother-in-law (white from NC). Bear in mind that my step-daughter has an adopted brother of Nigerian descent.
Her mother-in-law, knowing what we are, proceeds to use the "N" word at dinner followed by complaints about Hispanics that are currently moving to NC. I point out to her that she is insulting us to our face. I remain calm in deference to my daughter-in-law. No one else called her on it. The woman does not apologize and absolutely believes that she has done nothing wrong. Everyone is silent.
The next day I call my step-daughter to thank her for her kind invitation, requesting that I never be in the same place as that woman from NC ever again. I assured her that if there is a next time, that I will totally sink to her level and go off ...more

I served in the US military proudly eight years of my life. I was raised in Los Angeles for the better part of my life before joining the service. I made the huge mistake of requesting to be stationed in the East Coast. Somehow I ended up in this horrible state. I have been fired twice for not being able to "fit in" not being a "good fit" with my coworkers. My coworkers have treated me with so much disdain because I look and walk like a Hispanic. I am not a kiss ass and maybe I ought to be given that if you're not part of the crowd you're doomed. I hate North Carolina with a passion. I had an immaculate resume with a bunch of awards from working in medical labs while in the Navy. I became a civilian and all those good all evaluations turned to horrible evaluations from managers who cannot accept me because the crowd doesn't accept me. I know just as much if not more but my skin tells a different story, one where people think I am and will always be a subordinate. I have defied society ...more

I lived in north carolina for 10 years. I'm 21 years old. I was born and raised in atlanta where the city is so extremely diverse you can't tell who is white and who isn't so to be racist would be a waste of time. So when we moved to NC I couldn't believe how segregated the town was and still is, my parents bought a store in the town and people blatantly said they didn't want to come to our store because we were black. And the white people are just as trashy and low class than every other race. They are all just stupid and very uneducated. How can you hate someone without knowing exactly why? I used to feel sorry for them but now I think they deserve to be stuck in a town that's 15 miles long for the rest of their lives, they have no common sense.

You should spoken up because people like her need to shut down. Always stand up for what you believe is true. Racism is ugly and hurtful.

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I've lived in Idaho for 21 years! This state is very racist! To much time in this toxic infected state! I've gotten hate crimes at least twice a month, every month. They wave the confederate flag as much as the racists down south. If you are African-American, I would keep on going past when you see that sign "Welcome to Idaho" because it's a crap state! People won't often openly say racial slurs until after they get to know and as soon as they see skin color, of not only black people, but Latins/Mexicans they unleash a whole new world of hell. This state shouldn't be rated at the 17th state! Who ever says that this state is not racist is lying to themselves and you. People have followed me through grocery stores and out to my vehicle. When they see a "person of color" they automatically stereotype and when ever the black community riots because of some kind of injustice, the white people here approach us few colored folk and lecture us on how black people should behave as if we ...more

I am a professional who worked there for a short time. I am extremely competent but I am of color. My clients called me "colored" and every single one of them was white. I was discriminated against, being used and abused by my employer. My employer is under investigation by the Federal Government for their actions towards me. Please save yourself the hassle, finances, and heartache this state may cause you as a person of color. This state does not belong in the United States of America after my experiences in other states filled with diversity. Idaho was a white and cold sample of hell may be similar to.

Idaho should be MUCH higher on the list. It is because there are so few black people here; their stories aren't being told. I have a friend whose coworkers call her "Monkey Face," and when reported, they were not disciplined. A black child in our dance group was asked if she "can go to the movies" because of the color of her skin. Two back children I know of have had to drop out of the public school system and home school because of bullying. This is an awful state if you are a person of color. It is pervasive and there is no community you can move to here. It's one thing if the "north and south are segregated," but in Idaho there's no blessing of segregation; it's all one hostile community. The whole state is a backwards white camp. Tell your story and get Idaho at the top of the list.

I will never go back there waste two years of my life

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Yep California is racist still. In S. CA near the Fresno area- all the races are polarized against each other. I was surprised at how racist the Armenians were to the Mexicans since they were treated badly when they were the new "race" in the '40's and '50's. They weren't allowed in a country club pool, though they were allowed to join and pay dues in Fresno. Made me aware of the pecking order concept and how as each racial group gets a foot-hold, they are willing to stomp on the next guy down. So--i hold ALL minorities accountable as they rise in economic and political power since each group seems to emulate the group that oppressed them before they "made it". Just stop racism period. When we moved to N. Calif we were astounded at the "casual" racism. People expected it and were angered when we objected or "educated" them. They said WE were the weird ones since racism was common and considered the norm. We had no clue that "Little Mississippi" could exist north of Santa Rosa. Though- ...more

I can't speak on the other states but I can say California has a lot of subtle racists. IT has it's fair share of white conservative baby boomers who like Rush or Tom Metzger (OC, INland Empire). But there are a lot of immigrants and there is a racial caste system that most immigrants are quick to latch onto and enforce. Whites on the top, blacks on the bottom and everyone else in the middle. It is especially evident in Orange County and the Bay Area. I have lived here for years and I don't want to become a bitter person but I can't even go to places I used to anymore without being treated differently.

People from south and central America (Mexican, Salvadoran etc... ) seem to really dislike me. The men will go out of their way to intimidate and harass. Especially if I am with a white girl. I have almost been run over a couple of times in what were clear attempts at hitting my, by people from these areas.

Places like Alhambra, Walnut and Monterey Park are very ...more

I live in Sacramento, California and it's recast here but not obvious. Northern Cali loves Asians, Indians, and whites who are highly educated. There are many educated blacks here in northern Cali; yet, nobody hires them and an stupid excuse is always present such as lack of work experience, educated, or simply that there is someone with better credentials and experience than you have. In Cali, almost everything is based of economics, profit, and zip code. YEP, ZIP CODE. Depending on where you live depends on how you will be treated as a minority. San Francisco has more of a mixture of races; however, it's still a Caucasian's playground. The difference between the west and south USA is that the west is less vocal about racism. Racism exists but is discussed behind closed doors. In the south, tell you exactly how they feel to your face and don't hide anything.

Actually, California should fall down to last place on this list. It's ranked number one on the least racist states list.

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I am an African American who has lived in various counties of Pennsylvania from Montgomery, Lancaster, Philadelphia, Delaware, Berks, & Lehigh Counties and I can attest to what this person has just said. Reading is one of the most racist Cities in PA (Berks County) and is running just behind Allentown in Lehigh County. I discovered that Berks, Lehigh, Lancaster, and Lebanon Counties are called Pennsyltucky and I found out the hard way why. I am a Black woman who was married to a White man of German descent who was from Lehigh and it was the biggest mistake that I could have ever made in life! I found out that this Area of Pennsylvania is full of German/PA Dutch White people and I discovered that even if they are educated they lack common sense, their comprehension is low, and they can share your bed and have children with you and still have a superiority complex. I have also discovered that this genre of people, especially the Germans are very dangerous in that you can lose everything ...more

Listen, stop being racist about EVERY OTHER RACE! It does not matter what race you are, and you should not have posted this comment!

I am white and I live in a predominately black neighborhood. Pretty much all of my friends are black. I live just outside of Pittsburgh and I have noticed racism in surrounding towns. But I have also seen racism in my town and not from white people. The only problem I have about this is that everyone assumes that only white people are racist. Black people assume that they can say whatever they want to a white person and get away with it. I am far from racist and have no animosity towards any people group because I flat out think racism is the dumbest thing on the planet. I just want all of you to realize that though there are a lot of racist white people, there are also a fair amount of racist black people too. For example, an African American woman wrote this below, "I found out that this Area of Pennsylvania is full of German/PA Dutch White people and I discovered that even if they are educated they lack common sense, their comprehension is low""I have also discovered ...more

You know, when you caught a racist moron posting crap, it wasn't your fault. You are a brave person. Congratulations!

I am an African American female and I grew up in an all black middle class area where seeing middle to upper middle and sometimes even rich black people was normal. I went to private schools my whole life, which were also predominately black. Most people had good jobs in D. C or Virginia. I spent my freshman year of college at a small liberal arts school in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania which is near Hershey and Lancaster. I went through 17 years of my life believing that racism didn't exist because there were so many successful people of color around me where I grew up. Reality slapped me in the face extremely hard. I grew up upper middle class, went to all the best schools, and basically had a spoiled upbringing and so did the other black kids who lived around my way yet the minute I stepped on that campus I became a poor black kid from the ghetto. These kids knew absolutely nothing about me and assumed I was dumb, had some sort of scholarship, or was on affirmative action. (I have a ...more

I am a Philadelphia sports fan and while not racist, a shocking number of Philly sports fans are extreme racists. I can't speak for the Pittsburgh area, but racism amongst the middle to lower socioeconomic groups in the middle and Eastern parts of the state are staggering.

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I was raised in Utah and have only lived elsewhere for five years of missionary and military service. When I was very young racism was normal here. I didn't even realize that the racist phrases I was repeating as a child were wrong at first. As the civil rights movement began to dominate the news most of my relatives gradually moved away from our bad habits. I hope I did, anyway. Experiencing mixed races for the first time in military training was a real wake up call, seeing how little color, race, or religion had to do with a person's character. I realized that many of my fellow Church members and neighbors had not really understood the teachings of our Utah-based Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (we are all God's children and should not judge others). Many, but not all, of my relatives and fellow Utahns have made a lot of progress, but not nearly enough to please me.

There is a lot of prejudice here lately against immigrants and Muslims. A lot of it comes from the ...more

I've lived in Utah for going on eleven years and, as an educated man of African descent, I can justifiably say that the prejudice here is strong, the racism is systemic, and culturally ingrained. I am often defined by the color of my skin and treated poorly or alienated for it, especially when I don't live up to the stereotypes that inform the ignorance of those who seek to describe me. "Hey who's your favorite artist? " I might be asked. "Oh, I really like Maynard Keenan (Lead singer of rock band "Tool" for those who aren't sure)," I might remark. GASP! "But you're BLACK! You're supposed to like Lil Wayne," or whatever. They will do everything they can to cast a non-Caucasian person in an inferior light. An Indian man can say: "There are five flowers in a vase," and be scoffed at. A Caucasian man can say "There are five flowers in a vase," and recieve a gold medal. They are extremely passive aggressive and covert about it, but any person of deeper tones who has been the victim of ...more

Most People here are close minded, they think they know everything. They don't want to listen with other culture's ideas about anything. The white folks are protected by their government but other race were'nt. I remembered having a car accident here and the police man already decided whose fault it was without even investigating the facts. I am asian and it ended up it was my fault. They did not asked my side just but they asked the white man's side. I was rear ended but ende up it was my fault.

Cold, racist, close minded people. It's a beautiful state, but it's not worth surrounding yourself by hateful xenophobes.

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I live currently in Indiana and have been living in the state for going on eight years. A shadow from the past (1930 Lynching, aka Last recorded lynching in American History.. scary thing is the people who lynched the black men with only one black survivor- James Cameron, are still living and glorify it) hangs over the place. The black people are suppressed by white supremacy. I am a victim of this racism like many others in my community. The white people don't even like each other but make a pack to keep the black people down. The only thing I can compare my experiences to is what was going on in the 60s and further back. In 1996 the K were still openly meeting and had the telephone number in the phone book. Our governor, Mike Pence, authorized for books on the K to be put on lock because this history of the K is so shameful! This organization's head courts in the 1920's -1930's was in Indiana. Most of white Indianans have ties to them. This stuff runs deep. The racism I've seen has ...more

Indiana is the most racist state in America. The police officers will kill you if you are black. Racial profiling is normal. And being a bigot is the culture here. If you are African American, black etc. Stay away from Indiana especially if you have an education because you will intimidate the petiole here and they will make your job hell. Also some blacks here are so brainwashed they will hate you too just trying to fit into an environment where they are not accepted. This is a horrible place to live. You have been warned!

I was an Army Recruiter in Bloomington In, in the mid 90s and Indiana is above and beyond racist! I would just be doing my job and feel as if I had to watch my back daily! I once spoke to an applicant over the phone received an interview and when I got to the house, they said we thought you were white and slammed the door in my face! Tragic!

I am white. Born in southern Indiana in 1955 and have lived here my entire life. People here pride themselves on being color-blind and then say the most stupid racist stuff. It is unbelievable. I have had to point out what seems like blatant racist stuff to people that are convinced they don't have a racist bone in their bodies. It is very frustrating. There is a smug need to be the

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