Most Racist States In the U.S.
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I actually moved from Chicago, and with my experience I believe that most white people here in Dallas area are from other states, second gen, third gen people, who come from ignorant families. It's funny its 21st century and we still have this. Oh yeah most Texans are rednecks or hillbillies maybe that explains why. Hey people from the north will most likely say the same thing.
I live in Houston. I see it first hand. One night while driving a taxi I picked up 4 white guys in the Heights on Blossom Street. I think it was the 5800 block. When they entered the cab one was pissed off because I would not let them drink beer inside of the taxi. One of the guys said, "I'll blaze this car up. Thinking he was joking, I replied O.K. and laughed. He then stated, "I'll fire up a Blunt. Again, I joking said, "O.K. " and laughed. About 1 minute into the ride I smelled the scent of smoke and said, "Man I know you're not smoking in my cab. " He was smoking a cigarette. He said I'll let the window down. I said no you're getting out of here. I immediately pulled over at the corners of D'Amico and Waugh and asked all four to get out the vehicle and told them I didn't want their money just leave. As they exited the vehicle they said f*** you N*****!. I maintained my composure and got out to close the doors that they intentionally left open. After closing the doors and exiting the parking lot, they ran over to the corner and started shouting, "N*****, N*****, N*****".
The second incident was when I picked up this white elderly man. It was a hot night, maybe 90 degrees. He got in and said, "I'm not a racist but it is hotter than a N***** on Voting day. " I know that was an old saying from the pre Civil Rights Movement.
I live in Dallas, TX and yes there is a lot of racism here. I use to work in Walmart and many customers came in referring to blacks as the N word or referring to fried chicken comments. Once an old white man called a black man a silverback gorilla. One white guy told me "you speak well for a black".
Also, after I left Walmart at one of my jobs my white coworkers, all women, who never spoke to me nor acknowledged my presence in any type of way, all redneck hillbillies, referred to the black boss as a "High Monkey".
Last, my job was notorious for promoting whites with lesser experience and education and work quality and paying them more than blacks. The company is being sued.
Dallas is also hella boring but I give props to its publicity firm for promoting it the way they do. The city is racially segregated and people aren't really friendly. People are also very vain here and not genuine.
I moved to Texas from NYC because my son's mom moved here and wanted to be near my children. I have experienced racism in many parts of the country and world, being that I served in the military and served in a war. I have never experienced such backward, gun toting, white supremacy, racist, TEXAN ever in my life. One experience that stands out was actually in a college setting. I was in my last semester in undergraduate school and there was a Caucasian man from Round Rock, Georgetown area to basically told the whole class that Texas should be its own country, and that they don't take kindly to no one, especially "Yankees" telling them what to do. Me and two other students mustered the courage to address this racist pig and his cowboy wearing, gun in the pickup, truck driving Texan, that, what he said was the whole reason why the south lost the war. Texas, especially, the burbs, are exquisite in hiding their racist viewpoints. I even had some so called Christian women in church tell me that "I have been here for four generations, I wish that people would stop coming her, you know, foreigners like you NYer's", otherwise, my husband and my family will have to keep moving out into the country". She laughed, I didn't. I don't take offense anymore because I know that these type of people are very ignorant and basically stupid. They will never stop progress and will never be able to adopt to anything except their own little ways. If I could say to anyone who want to live here and think that this is a nice place, WRONG, it is a very racist state, very proud (really of nothing except steers and queers), stay were you are. But, we see who laughs in the next ten years.
I am Mexican but started studying in the US a couple years ago. People here are very friendly, but still... Ignorant and therefore racist. It has happened to me more than once than I would be speaking Spanish with some friend and someone will yell "SPEAK ENGLISH THIS IS 'MERICA! " which is sometimes followed with an insult. I am legally studying here and come from a upper-middle class in Mexico, and still I have been asked if I crossed the river illegally. People have told me right in my face that Mexicans are lazy. Sometimes they don't even believe I'm Mexican because "I look too white". Some rednecks have told me that there should be no international students in my college because they receive scholarships they shouldn't be getting any since they are not American (even though they pay the triple). They will call Mexican any hispanics regardless of their country, they are just ignorant overall not only about Latin America but about history, current politics, and other countries and cultures.
Another thing... It's so weird how they still use the confederate States flag, shouldn't they be ashamed of that? I mean they wanted to separate because of slavery.
Don't get me wrong most Texans are still nice and will avoid saying something offensive, but even if it's one in a hundred, I really hope I get a job in a state with more informed and open-mind citizens
Recently, in Houston Community College system (for District 2), a homophobic, right-wing man won by deceiving black voters. How did people react, specifically in the news sites? They were joyful, acting as if people that state that it is cheating are acting "politically correct" and blindly support the Obama agenda, also acting as "black people are racist too! " when they do seem to forget the history of slavery and oppression against black people in the Deep South.
Not only are Texans racist and uncivilised, they are also uncompassionate towards other people. Recently, again in the Houston area, people took pictures of a dead homeless man, and a middle school student got his lunch thrown away because he could not pay 30 cents. A MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENT! LUNCH THROWN AWAY OVER 30 CENTS! What is wrong with you people? Especially in the city with the largest church in the world!
And don't you Texans give me the "not all people are like that" attitude. Admit your state is full of these rubbish people (moreso than other places), and fix these people rather than giving lip service to outsiders! Especially if you diss other cities and states yet get uppity when people criticise your own.
There are large number of whites from southern and western states living in Texas who hate anybody they consider "The Other". I think whites move to Texas to get their PhD's in racism. There are a few good whites in Texas, but they will turn on you at the drop of a hat. Just say Barack Obama and watch them change. They will turn into a cave dweller, right before your eyes.
I lived in Frisco Texas, which is about 45 minutes North of Dallas. I can say without hesitation that DFW is totally racist against non whites. I am half japanese and half white from SoCal. (People there call California "The Land of Fruits and Nuts". It was very difficult to get a job (at that time, jobs were plentiful). I finally did get one and my boss confirmed that the racism was very subtle. I think he was just being kind because it did not feel subtle. I did meet some nice people there, but overall the culture there is you are not really accepted if you are not a good ol boy or gal.
I would also like to mention that Dallas Texas is one of the most ugliest cities I have ever seen and they have a bunch of morons who planned the infrastructure there. As my mother put it. Living in Texas was like living in Hell.
I live in Richardson, TX a suburb of Dallas in North Texas Collin County. I can definitely feel the bigotry and hard core racism here. My Heritage from India, brought up in Europe and Canada. Lived all over the USA, but here have to know my place, and cannot voice your rights without being punished.. The bigots control the HOA's, the City and County Governments. Our family home, in a well respected nieghbourhood has had its windows smashed, family smeared, illegal trash dumping, car windows shot out, mail stolen, property vandelized and death threats and Richardson Police/ County the look the other way even when there is evidence to prosecute the perpertrators. Its Corruptions or bigotry that seems to win here. Our family is moving when practical without much loss.
Whilst Houston is known for being a multicultural city, The Woodlands, which is located 30 minutes from Houston's city centre, is filled with racist Southern whites and Tea Party dross from other American states. Minorities, be it Asian, Oriental, Black, or Latino, are treated with disrespect among the people here, hearing several racial ethnic jokes on a daily basis. Also contempt against gays, Jews, Canadians, and Americans from up north is prevalent here. In addition, several high-profile Tea Party rallies are held here (Ted Cruz & Sarah Palin), and 80% of Montgomery County went for Romney (higher than Bush in 2004! ). Anyways, the dynamite combination of racism and snobbery makes my head explode, and I wish to relocate out of state if this is the way Texas life is. Not raising my family in this sh-thole infested with "good ol" Christian Republican boys that look like Justin Bieber, a mega church in every corner, prevalent far-right politics, minorities that are convicted for the same crimes whites are acquitted for (faking holding a gun at a family), hillbilly-acting Orientals, etc. I am appalled that this community has been touted as a great place to live/visit by the local media. A brutal riot can occur at their town centre for all I care, and I hope they lose tourist money and all the high-profile concerts.
I have lived here all my life, and I can say with certainty that there are far more ignorant racist whites, than intelligent educated whites like myself who believe in equality. My father and brother can both be counted in the ignorant racist category sadly.
I moved to Dallas from Seattle. My fiancé couldn't move because of her family in Texas and I had to come down here. I see people looking at me when I'm driving my car and they look at me as though -"why is that Indian person driving that car.. Like I need to know my place.. I shouldn't be able to afford the car because I'm not white". Although I have the money, I can't imagine buying a house.. It's just scary thinking how the white people might react. When I go grocery shopping at whole foods people look at me like -"really.. This guy can afford this food". I feel that one of these days I might be attacked by these pretentious racist people.
They wont' say anything to your face, but once you are out of range they mumble & Scheme how to sabotage you. Anything in the shade of brown is going to be suspect. Interracial kids might get a break but insults & innuendo will abound towards brown parent. The racists are so smooth & practiced in Texas for most part. But occasionally it is funny when you have one telling you a brown person how other brown people are just not up to the white par. Can't wait to leave
Originally from California, I moved to the Fort Worth are as a teenager and wow what a different world. As a mixed individual this has been a situation that has never felt right. The white population is very stubborn to accepting different cultures. In most cases the racism is pretty open and noticeable. It's a shame a state with so much influence from multiple cultures continues to be left behind. Sad to say it but if your new to this area get ready for a strong white discomfort...
Oh, yes! Texas is horrible! I live in NJ, but I went there to visit a friend (she's from NY, but was sent there by her company). And let me tell you- they hate everybody! I'm Polish, so I'm white but I have an accent, my friend however was american -so no accent, but she's black for a change. We were exposed to some kind of racism demonstration on regular basis. And they don't even try to hide it! That's what shocked me- they do it so openly and nobody cares! It seems like everyone there agree that this is the way it supposed to be! It's not- it's dangerous and it shouldn't be ignored!
I live in Abilene. Here restaurants put up confederate flags in their. Windows. And nobody says any thing. My aunt owns the only asian goods store and it is periodically vandalized with hate symbols and go home chi$&*! Even the local news sometimes goes and apologizes to us sometimes. The word colored still flies and even the word mudpeople. This is the bigot country. Do not be Asian here you will regret it. White people here spit on the ground in front of you and
call hybrid drivers gay.
Dallas is a racist place,.. I have never visited a place that is so fake and people are ignorant,.. Mostly they want to be progressive yet stuck in racist quagmire if stupidy.
Dallas is full of Whites who only love their dogs, but hate any other human beings. When I came here in 1965 the quality of whites running businesses were not as racist overtly as they are now, and they would hire you if you were intelligent, now things have gotten worse with racists moving here from Louisiana, Mississippi, etc. Dallas is awful.
The placement of Texas on this list is very appropriate... Texas racism can be very blatant. From what I've seen, the thing is its not from one particular group of people. I've seen racist mexicans, whites, blacks, asians- its on all sides.
I'm a former Houstonian and yes, I must agree with you Texas is full of rednecks and evil people. Very ignorant and racist people. You would expect Plainview and Amarillo Texas to be bad places, yet, it was very nice. Some of "those" may be under educated but were very polite. I cannot say that for most of Texas.
I agree. I am Asian and fluent in English and can always pass as U. S born, but I still get discriminated against in the DFW area. I always feel harass, intimidated, and stereotyped against. The people who commit these behaviors are self-satisfied with there actions. The ways these people behave are similar to what I have read about of the K. In my opinion, growing up in Texas, these racist behaviors are increasing and these people no longer hide their actions.
There are so many rednecks that make up a lot of racial slurs. I'm Indian and they always say so many racist things about me. Not only that, this state has a history of killing black people and it still goes on. Texas is the number one for racism and racial hate crimes.
The segregation truly exist in the schools also. This includes Plano, Frisco, etc. Which are all considered exemplary. The teachers will call you for minutia things I.E. drawing Freddy Krueger pics. I find this ridiculous esp. Because my child was only in third grade and he'd never even watched this movie. Instead, he'd heard of it from one of his friends at school. Yet the principle still put this incident into my son's file. Plus, he's always been an honor student. Anytime a black child does something, they write them up and put it in their file. Ridiculous. By the way, did I mention we relocated here from Chicago. I've never witnessed or heard of a child getting in trouble for small things. In the Chi, a parent gets called if that child really did something detrimental like fighting, bullying etc.
We live in Round Rock, TX. Our white neighbors never invite our kids to their home whereas they have no problem sending their kids to our home to play with our kids. They do invite white kids to their house to play with their kids.
I pity their ignorance.
Many adults and children were blatantly racist towards me as a young child. Preschool substitute teacher wouldn't acknowledge or touch me. Was not allowed in some of my friends' houses by directly telling me 'no Mexicans' at age 5. Girls I went to school with said I looked like the maid. Adults straight up called me dirty and threw pennies at my face.
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