Most Racist States In the U.S.samuelMCL7
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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
Well I am in the state of Illinois and the people are very rude here. I can't understand why people even like living here. That being said. I am from originally from Mississippi all my life. I'll tell you what I've been here in the state of Illinois about three years. And I can't stand it here the people don't even talk to you like down south. In Mississippi. I am so sorry to say this. but I have to say the true. I hate the people here. I'm a true southern can't wait to go back
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.
Seriously I don't feel like being discriminated for being black - Jordansalesguy2392V154 Comments
"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.
I'm in Alabama right now as I write. My family is of Asian descent (specifically Filipino), and we're originally from San Francisco, California (an incredibly diverse place), vacationing in New Orleans. We drove to Alabama for a beach day at the Gulf Shores. We stopped by a Walmart to pick up some food for our beach picnic, and as soon as we walked in, I already felt really uncomfortable from all the stares and glares from the white families around us. My mom and grandma split up with us so they can grab a few things. When we met back up with them my mom told me that they were asking a Walmart employee where something was, and he rudely replied that he didn't know where it is and he refused to help them. The lady at the cashier didn't acknowledge us or say much. We left and got to our hotel, where the people in the lobby weren't very welcoming. When my family and I walked out of the hotel to walk to the beach, a group of white men (who were hooting & hollering at people, so they were obviously drunk) yelled out at us from the balcony, "Chinks! " And "No speak English! " And were laughing the whole time. We didn't say or do anything (as much as I wanted to) because we didn't want to have to deal with angry drunk men. We're driving back to New Orleans today, where people are a little bit nicer, but I still miss the friendliness of California.V91 Comments
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 integrated camera security system and upon review of the camera records, I discovered that his claim was a balled-face lie (which I knew before looking at the video). His entire "problem" with my hotel was the fact that we have a very culturally diverse staff. I am Caucasian but my wife is African American and my children are obviously mixed race. I took great offense to his comments and found it very difficult to be professional with him after discovering he is nothing but a racial bigot. After completing the conversation with him, I instructed my staff to "black list" him. He will never be allowed to stay in this hotel, nor any hotel owned by this company ever again. I don't care how much they are bringing into the business, I don't want money from racists.
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.
After leaving work a guy said "You Asian go suck a bag of fried noodles" then the drove away.V159 Comments
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 clearly indicates that I am more knowledgeable in certain matters than they are. They hate that! I am moving back to the north. I realize that racism is everywhere, but it’s horrible here and I am not going to belittle myself for nobody so I am always going to have problems as long as I am here.
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 fit past his. Thankfully we found a small peice of flat land to our left and made a narrow you turn. As we were turning the car sped past us and screened " No n****** in Cocke County! " I have never heard anyone scream derogatory remarks at me so bluntly. Tennessee is definitely stuck in the Confederate vs Union era of life. I suggest tourist with any pigment in their skin to study their roads before entering in these mountains, it not a fun place to get lost.
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 Alabama.
The land of white ChristiansV71 Comments
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 and all the linoleum with ceramic tile, Alone. Because my sister in law and her husband didn't wanted to help me at all and they were living in the same house at that moment.
Later on we had our covenant wedding party. The religious wedding. Somehow my sister in law got in charge to play the music at the wedding so this is how my wife had to walk to the altar with no music because the player didn't start for some reasons even if it wad a new one. I may need to say that my brother in law and my father in law they didn't show up at the wedding because they were to mad that my wife she married an white man...
Every time I talk about somebody with my mother in law the first thing she is asking is "is she/he black? "...
We are going to a bible study cell group.. yesterday they start talking about black history criticizing all the bad stuff that the white people did in past to the black people, like I wasn't even there as the only white person...
This stuff will never end as long you not gonna talk about Americans as humans, no matter if they are any color and as long you not gonna stop separating your history by the entire history. It is American history either you like or not as long you don't live in China... Not white history, not black history. American history! And you should not put the all white people in the same pot. I'm not even white American. I'm a Romanian people and my history have nothing ti do with y'all history dudes. Grow up! - 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 can maintain peace and order by standing up for those being discriminated by race, gender, abilities and disabilities, height, size, and so much more, no matter who they are. - LostDream258
Thanks for voicing your opinion. Although I have not experienced the level of racism you have (being in the Northeast USA), I do agree that blacks, like myself, need to shift their plantation mentality to something more positive and move on. It is what it is..V39 Comments
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 me worst than the whites. In my opinion Atlanta as a whole is jacked up because the whites are horrific, and the blacks are no better and it's like you can't win either way with either of them, but what really gets me is that there's a church on every corner plus this is suppose to be a so-called part of the bible belt region, and you will find some of the most judgmental, hypocritical, and conservative people there. Right now I plan on relocating to Sacramento, California because it is a lot more diverse than Atlanta and I'm not saying that racism isn't there, but it's nothing compared to the racism here in Atlanta
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 off a relationship with their sister/cousin. Only in Ga do whites and blacks have children together and the white grandparents raise the mixed grand kids as white racist and tell them to wear Mason Dixie clothing and sport confederate flags. I have stories for days and I've only lived here 3 yrs. Georgia gets my vote for most racist pathetic state. I hate it here and hope to leave and never look back.
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 officer sit in a table next to us facing us. I am multiracial and have never experienced prejudice until I went out there. I am considering quitting my job. In the city I live in it is mainly blacks but a fair amount of whites very few hispanics and I have never experienced racism. Some people have experienced racism with police but I have met a lot of nice ones to. In my opinion places such as fayette, jasper, babbs are worse as far as people and police. It makes me feel like I should stay isolated in my area which does not have all of the things I need or like to do even though it is a typical middle class city.
If you are not colored, you'll love Georgia, as long as you keep away from Atlanta area. This should tell you a lot, especially the unmentioned parts should enlighten you about your prospects here.V73 Comments
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 that's where you like here real racist stuff but regardless of how wrong it is too call those people we don't like out by their race instead of the kind of people they are everyone should know that that's just people talking out of their ass and they don't mean it the way it sounds aka "racist"
I will say this right now: I'm white. Does that mean I haven't dealt with racism? NOPE. People of EVERY race can be idiots and judge people solely on what skin color they have as that is the most noticeable thing about a person when you just LOOK at them. White cops are the worst racists I have ever talked to in my life, and I have spoken to quite a lot simply because my mother works with them. HEY RACISTS! Imagine a world where everything you say appears on your skin, would you be more careful of what you say?V45 Comments
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 better here, we are mean and aggressive and afraid all at the same time and that's because we're raised in such a racist, unforgiving environment and lack resources for proper education, I mean the education system for the inner city is horrible. They pay out of towners to come in and try and "fix" the schools but they leave it much worse, almost like its done on purpose. Everyone who comes from out of town mentions that they've never been anywhere like this and that the people here are a different kind of mean! If you're black don't even think about living outside of the major cities, they want us quarantined or sectioned off from any type of good land. You can't even travel outside of St. Louis county without being pulled over for being black or looked at funny by racists who don't want you around them. All the good stores and places to go are in the white communities and if you come they leave in herds! They just go out of their way to make you feel as unwelcome and uncomfortable as possible and if that doesn't work, violence, covertly of course. Cowards!
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 find the young lady that was found in her trunk. Verses the young white woman that was killed in the Central West End, who's killers were found immediately. A black man was shot in the face last year, his death was not investigated, why because of an issue in his past. Missouri is stuck in the 1800's and yes the white people show they're racist, and prejudice and don't care.
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 teen I NEVER TOOK IT BECAUSE OF THE ASSES AROUND ME! (NOW THAT WAS MY SIDE AS A WHITE GIRL what happens with the colored kids is the same thing just reversed they are taught all white people do not like black people, all white people say the N word, all white cops will arrest you, all white people are kkk members or associated, all white people this all white people that) PEOPLE IF THE BS I WAS TOLD WAS NOT TRUE GROWING UP (which it wasn't) don't FREAKING TEACH YOUR KIDS ALL WHITE PEOPLE ARE AWFUL (its not true either) It took me 21 years to move from Missouri and start waitressing in another state to realize there are colored people that talk white people and have jobs and raise their kids to become amazing! I can honestly say I probably missed out on some of the best friendships I could have had as a teen because of ignorance all around! I am white, I am 24 years old, I am unemployed (my husband is in the military) I am a homemaker... I grew up in Missouri went to an all white school and never learned proper punctuation and do not know how to multiply! That's WHY I don't WORK Missouri does not just under educate black children, white children are under educated as well! Take a LOOK AT WHAT I JUST WROTE THE PROOF IS IN MY WRITING - NO2016
Heard someone whisper N***er when I was eating breakfast with my wife. My wife thinks they were talking about me, I was the only black guy in the restaurant. This was in Springfield by the way.V64 Comments
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.
I've lived in Arkansas for about five years now and I hate it. The people are horrible and I can't stand the climate. I'm original from Montana and people are so much nicer up north. I'm a true northerner and I can't wait to go home.V40 Comments
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 deserved to be treated with dignity and respected equally. I believed what my parents taught me then and in spite all of the mean spirited whites I encounter on a daily bases I still hold on to these principles. I will turn 61 in less than a month and I was just telling my third son that I remember asking myself when I was just a boy "I wonder what would it be like to be white in America" and it saddens me that this question would still be applicable more than 5 decades later. I am a business professional in my city, I invest a lot of my time and personal resources into enhancing our community and I have never been arrested in my life. I don't dress like a thug, nor do I look like the stereotypes that have been placed on most black men in America. It doesn't matter if wearing a suit & tie, blue jeans and sports, jacket, or Nike sports apparel I get followed around around as though I am a well known criminal. Unfortunately my experiences Racism in extends far beyond the things I just shared but maybe these few snippets may paint a small picture of how racism still impacts a City & State that has the potential to be great in so many ways if those who are taught as children to embrace to the ignorance and stupidity of racism would either change or leave this country. In closing I want to add that although it is apparent that the attitude of racism dominates our State my thoughts are not directed to all whites in Tulsa Okla because that would be inaccurate. I thank God for my white brothers and sisters that don't embrace or project racist behavior toward others who are non-white.
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 placeV54 Comments
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.
There are 2 different parts of Florida. North Florida and South Florida. North Florida has a lot of racists and redneck hicks. South Florida is more mixed. Miami and Palm Beach County are pretty good places to be. Florida isn't really racist.V90 Comments
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 pray about!
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.
In some parts people will literally star at an interracial couple as if I they are seeing a entirely new race of humans emerge out of some foggy wood worksV36 Comments
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? " And their eyes look very, very cold and unfriendly. It is what black people know as "the look". We will get "the look" when white people do not like us (for no reason). I've been turned down for jobs that I qualify for and over qualify for. Again, hired over the phone, but turned down in person. I've been in stores and supermarkets where the white cashiers are nice to the people in front of me, but when it is my turn to be waited on, I get NO greeting, NO smiles, and NO "Did you find everything ok? " like the previous customers in front of me get. I was in Sears a few years ago looking for underwear. I asked the cashier if she could direct me. I said, "I'm looking for cotton underwear." She said, "Ha. You people are still in the cotton? " I was shocked to say the least. My mom has been turned down when trying to rent a house. She has had to get her white husband (at the time) to get the house. Yes. She parked around the corner and sent her white husband to inquire about the house, he was approved immediately and when my mom showed up the next day with her husband to get the keys, the white land lord had eyes of anger! She had turned down my mom the day before. My brother has been hired over the phone and denied employment once he arrived. The man gave my brother "the look" once he arrived. I can go on and on and on. Arizona is the most racist state ever. If I could move, I would. The moment I find work, I am going to some how save and get the hell out of here. If I DON'T find work and I lose the roof over my head---I will leave this state and be homeless somewhere ELSE. I will start over somewhere ELSE. It very, very sad.
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 to the back of my mind. As Is still doing what I do, I put my foot on the little Starbucks table (everyone in the building was chilled but him for the record the white guy beside me had his socks off and on the couch). Then he asks me can I take my foot of the table and I ignore him. He sits forward starts huffing and puffing and runs out the door. 10 minutes later police are outside, he called the police on me. The police come in and say is everything alright. I say yeah everything is. He said you don't have to talk to me if you don't want to. Anyway I had to catch my bus so I talked while I walked. He said the guy felt like we had an intense moment, he was scared for his life, and some crap about how was dressed (in all clean clothes not sagging). I told the co-op my piece and got on the bus when really there was nothing to talk about. Guy sits down asks me to move my feet of the table I ignore him police comes in 10 minutes. In conclusion I'm not disillusioned by this but it just makes me have to fight harder to get to that place of relaxation that they cannot achieve. And if Arizona is only number 13 on this list than most of the black people in this country really need to think about themselves and ask themselves do they accept the behavior they see and do they themselves exhibit behavior conducive to the racism they receive. If not why does this racism occur and educate yourself because you are black in this country first no matter what what does that mean. What has it meant historically? What does that mean today? Think about that before you scream racism. I myself am moving to Africa to free myself from this, I'm sorry I can't do anything for you black America but you gotta do something for yourselves. I'm from DC so I bare witness to and say in anger got years as I watched black people not doing it to get themselves out of ignorance and basking in ignorance as I way to escape the realities they face. So you figure it out. I'm back to my works.
Arizona was the last state to accept martin luther king day as a holiday. Ten years after evey other state did.
Arizona is very racist and ignorant. I have had several people call me a "Rag Head" because they assumed that I'm Middle Eastern. I'm actually Mexican. They are so ignorant that they cannot even tell the difference between ethnicities. They discriminate against all minorities here.V55 Comments
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 people would love to see the US fall just like Rome did back in the day and I have been to many states.
It's the only state I ever visited where being nice was considered stupid and a weakness.
I use to work this construction job owned by this Republican supporter in this state. He had this African American employee that helped him over many years make millions of dollars, yet he wouldn't pay the African American man what he deserved and would outright drop the "N" bomb on him every day, make fun of his lips and hair. He would harass his worker about Obama being elected every day. When he didn't agree with him he would be sent home with no pay. You here so many white employers talk about how African Americans use to work so many trade jobs and don't anymore (the youth). It is because they will not tolerate the racism, as the Israelis say,"NEVER AGAIN"! I don't blame these youths for being the way they are.
At least in the South states Racist people are out in the open more so than the ones in Illinois who are dreadfully in the closet and work to segregate counties actively.
My family is from the east coast and my brothers and sisters were the 1st generation to live here. All but a few have left this terrible state soon I will be next, being 4 out of 6 that left. I wouldn't recommend this state to anyone. Even if you were in a Union job. I absolutely hate this state and yes the racism works both ways here.
I could go on about this state and many more instances but I think you get the general idea of how it is here. I really did try to think of something positive to say but the racism trumps it all and negates all the positive things to say, not to mention the last two Governors (Republican & Democrat) that went to jail for corruption charges. There is still far more politicians here that need to be locked up for life here just to make a Federal example of crime and scare other states not to go down the path that ...read 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 sources to keep their dwindling economy in satisfactory shape. Jealousy overcomes their sense of humanity and they don't cease to be openly racist towards Indian people. Another startling feature is that these white men do not hesitate to get physical with Indian women luring the latter with false promises of emotional and financial security whereas the white American female counterpart makes it very clear not to allow an Indian man within arm's length. A few who do eventually break the matrimonial relationship after securing a whopping divorce alimony and thereby bankrupting the poor guy. Debauchery, adultery and manipulations are trademarks of the people over there, which need to be changed to bring a new dawn to America.
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 and hispanic cops seem to be waiting to attack me, but the only black cop in the group said "Guys look, he's innocent. Let's go." They soon left, but looked disappointed at the same time. If it wasn't for him they would have probably planted weed or something in my car and framed me so they could take me to jail and the beat me for "resisting" arrest. Chicago is definitely not a place for a black man to be outside of the south side/west side. I was downtown, and by the way, I am black.
I live here, and it's not perfect, but it's no worse than the next state.V21 Comments
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 on her!
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 by graduating from two Universities and have challenged the South by working outside "the garden" outside "a farm--my natural Hispanic habitat" It saddens me that people here in the South would have such degrading picture of me. People will always treat me for what I am on the outside and not for what I know.
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.
Can't stand the racist mentality since moving here 5 years ago. Worst decision I ever made.V34 Comments
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- in the Bay Area I remember when George Wallace ran for president and in Castro Valley all the people in person said they were voting for a mainstream, but their private polls should they were really voting for Wallace- that was when he was the darling of the racists. He recanted eventually-and good for him! Shows anyone can grow up and have some integrity!
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 unwelcoming to me. It's subtle and regular but I can walk into a business, like an east Asian owned Hawaiian bbq, and the people working, especially when they are women, will go out of their way to let me know that I am not welcome in a way that is not subtle. Then they will go out of their way to treat white and lighter skinned people dramatically different, in front of me. I just smile and pretend it doesn't bother me.
Cops are a different story but I think that happens everywhere. I have been pulled over a lot, threatened, insulted, been told my car smells like weed and forced out to have it searched. And there are many white people in the OC who will let you know they don't want you around.
I doubt Cali is as bad as Georgia or Texas but there is a different kind of racism here, the American dream. Come to America and as long as you eagerly accept that you are below the white man U will never be in last place.
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.V61 Comments
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 practically organized riots! As an African-American in Idaho, raised in Idaho, I can testify that this state should be in the top five, if not ten most racist states in America. This state is absolutely heinous and tainted when it comes to different ethnicity, especially black/African-American.
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.
One of the most racist and prejudice state I have ever been to. I have not had this much trouble in Mississippi, Georgia, or Louisiana.V27 Comments
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 in dealing with them because they are calculated, cold, and evil. I know understand how they could pull off something as horrible as the holocaust and not flinch. And agree that although this is the north you see more Confederate flags up her than in the South, I know because I am originally from the south and was raised there for a short period of time. I believe that Black people should avoid this area at all cost especially having children with white people because I lost my child in a custody battle with my ex husband and I am fighting like hell to get her back, but it's hard when your ex is white, affluent and a resident of Pennsyltucky. I think the State of Pennsylvania should make it in the top ten of the most racist state in the US.
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 that this genre of people, especially the Germans are very dangerous in that you can lose everything in dealing with them because they are calculated, cold, and evil. I know understand how they could pull off something as horrible as the holocaust and not flinch." The only reason this isn't considered racist is because and African American lady was writing it about a white man. Replace the German/PA Dutch with African American people and see if this doesn't offend you. If you want racism to stop, then STOP being racist. Please stop looking at everyone else's racism and take a look at your own. If we all can do this than maybe we can turn this country around Stop giving racism the credit that it doesn't deserve!
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 3.6 gpa). I had more money than most of these kids and they asked me dumb questions about what it's like growing up poor in the hood. They just assumed everything about me and never tried to to get to know me. It was a college made up of about 2000 students. These were not old white males people can just write off as people who grew up at a different time. These are regular every day white kids the same age as me just as ignorant as Donald Sterling. There were like fifty black students there and we stuck together like ice. All of the black students who grew up in or near cities that were more tolerant and had diversity stuck together. Other black students grew up around all white people and could sometimes be just as ignorant as the majority of the whites students.
Starting during black history month all of these hate crimes started happening targeting black people and students of the lgbtq community. The school ended with a total count of 22 hate crimes. It got so bad that news stations came up to the school to interview students. Of course I got the hell out of there and transferred.
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.V45 Comments
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 racism will pick up on it eventually. Prepare to have your intelligence insulted, your credibility questioned, your heritage mocked. Prepare, and come anyway, because positive change has to occur from the inside out if it is to last. Besides, they aren't -all- a bunch of inbred racist ingrates. There are plenty of loving, helpful people too. You just have to be clever (and maybe a bit lucky) to find them.
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.
VERY RACIST TOWARD BROWN PEOPLE, FOR THEM ANY LATIN HERE IS ILLEGAL MEXICAN.
Wait! Why isn't Utah topping this chart?V32 Comments
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 come from people that claim to be " Christians". For example, the pastor of a church I went to, went on my dad's job and tried to get him fired all for nothing! He went to the pastor in confidence because one of his members hit him and a minor. The pastor I believe twisted every thing to make it look like my father did wrong just because he's black. The man who assaulted him and the minor was white. The Christian university my father worked at ( which the pastor called), I believe abused him. His co-works mistreated him. One of them kicked him out of his office. They terminated him because of his " alleged statements of racism". I believe the university itself is Christian but, some of the people who wear the face are racist. I know that's not the University stands for. That's why he's suing them for his position and promotion. If he ran away from it things would get worse not any better. When in fact he gets his position and promotion back, it will help the everyone, not just the African American community.
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 have lived here for 13 years and it's just where you are. It's also just ignorant people and how they were raised. In Indianapolis it's extremely rare when you see racism. Also, I've heard no reports of shootings and discrimination.V42 Comments
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