Least Racist States In the U.S.

The Top Ten

1 California California

I am originally from New York and moved to California in high school. I will say that California is probably the least racist state in America. This is based on a comparison to most of the states in the US. Racism does exist here, but it is not a prominent as in New York, Florida, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania (ooh ooh), Boston, Texas (thumbs down), Georgia, etc. The hate scale is rarely used here. It is true that most races have a good general respect and I must say that I have met a good number of people from diverse backgrounds who have a real sense of what the world should be like. We (Californians) do not necessarily tolerate ignorance in general. It's the opposite here. The people who talk prejudice are looked at like they are not normal... And it's probably because it shouldn't be. I have considered moving out of state because the exaggerated cost of homes and rents but... I know that there is no place like California. Trust me, race relations is a stressful thing to deal ...more

I am from a very culturally diverse family and have grown up in California. People here are really laid back and accepting. Naturally, there is a bit of racial awkwardness when you encounter the unavoidable and very occasional narrow minded person. When I do though, I like to ask them where they are from and generally speaking, they aren't even from here. My brother moved his family (interracial couple with kids) to tenessee for a year and they could not stand it. What a culture shock! They said the racism there was unbelievably scary. There were many parts of town they couldn't visit as a family due to the risk of a racially motivated attack. They came back with such appreciation for the laidback attitude of the average Californian. Here in San diego we don't have to worry about staying out of certain neighborhoods if you are the wrong color. In a town where it is not uncommon to see someone walking around in sweats and sandals Interracial couples and mixed kids (at least in San ...more

I've lived in southern Cali over 30yrs and have to say that racism exists, sometimes blatantly, depending on where your at. In the Inland Empire the American-Mexicans have nerve to be openly racist, murderous & hostile towards blacks, even though most of us share the same skin tone as them or have Hispanic relatives. In Orange county there's select areas that whites & Asians display subtle racism. LA & San Diego act more dignified so it's based on where u live and not so much the color of your skin. No matter how educated or refined we are, we're hated as a group instead of being judged individually. I don't understand why it's so difficult to be treated fairly, esp since the US is so interracial now that most of us have relatives of other races, many mixed with black. Mix us with ANY race and the child is black, no matter how fair the skin or fine the hair. Strip off the nation's outer skin and we're all the same color underneath. Racism is ignorance!


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2 Massachusetts Massachusetts Massachusetts, officially the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, is the most populous state in the New England part of the northeastern region of the United States.

The State of Massachusetts is in fact Racist... It has the kind of old Racism from Slavery that is well hidden for only brief periods and comes out when questioning Merits and Accomplishments... And then it is "Oh But you're Black, or you're not even white " as if you are Not suppose to Achieve due to Ethnic background... And there is the Assumption that you are on Welfare because of Ethnic background... I am a Doctor and I have gone through many years of Schooling and Dedication and I can Not ignore what I have seen and experienced, I choose to Tell it like it is and remain Honest...

I have to strongly disagree. While the city of Boston and other Progressive and diverse cities surrounding are not racist. The state as a whole is still very racist. I grew up in Boston and as a kid never encountered any issues. As an adult, however, moving into several areas outside the city, the reaction to my African American husband and biracial children was complete opposite. Towns like Wilmington, Woburn, Canton, nice rural areas where you would want to raise your family, are all riddled with racism. We experienced it, so did our children in schools. Only people who have not lived outside of the Metro a Boston area can truly say this state is not racist.

I am Indian and I have lived in MA for the last 16 year. This place is the best for immigrants.

People who rate mass are always counting the east coast where most of the state population live but the rural areas are as backward as any southeast racist towns.

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3 Maryland Maryland Maryland is a state located in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States, bordering Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington, D.C.

Who the heck put Virginia, South Carolina, and Louisiana on here?!? - Therater2

In a multiracial family and felt very comfortable living in Maryland. Now live in North Carolina and hate it. People are just very ignorant when it comes to tolerance.

Maryland is one of those states where racism is not tolerated. The police force here is somewhat biased and racist but this is all be cause of a lack of adequate training and just hiring the wrong people. I love Maryland and would say it is the ideal place to raise a family. Now, its an expensive state but you get what you pay for. Housing holds its value and there is generally an acceptance by all. I think the only divisions seen here are economic (financial). After visiting several states, I would agree that Maryland ought to be at the TOP as least racist state.

Maryland is indeed friendly. I've lived in California Maryland for a few years but in Maryland close to 30 years. I've noticed however in California, racism exists and it's truly shocking. Minorities racist against minorities. In Maryland you will see some of the wealthiest African Americans in the U.S. overall you can't choose better when it comes to cultural awareness, job opportunities.. and much more..

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4 Colorado Colorado Colorado is a state in the United States encompassing most of the Southern Rocky Mountains as well as the northeastern portion of the Colorado Plateau and the western edge of the Great Plains.

Behind closed door Colorado I a very racist state. Denver is very diverse but Colorado Springs and smaller cities do not welcome others that are different especially blacks

Some parts of Colorado are even more racist than the south, I'm not kidding, just go to Weld County. - RogerWatersfan1999

In an interracial marriage. Live in the Springs! Love, love, love Colorado. I'm black and the hubby is white. 3 lovely biracial children. From zip lining to white water rafting to the local coffee shop, we only get treated as non labeled humans. So refreshing! Colorado is amazing!

Colorado in general is a mixed bag. Denver is very diverse and you will not find much racism. Other areas such as Boulder, Fort Collins, Durango, and other College towns are the same.
However, Colorado Springs and the Eastern plains are very racist and be carefull of those living in the middle of nowhere in the west they are often Cliven Bundy types that hate everyone and will shoot before they ask any questions. The segregation around the Denver suburbs and the mountain resort towns comes from economic class and less from race and this can be pretty bad.

Originally from NY, and been in Colorado almost 7 years. I'm black, hubby is white, and have two children. We all love it here. We started in Colorado Springs, then moved to Peyton. Only one racial incident in the years we've lived in Colorado. We love it here.

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5 Hawaii Hawaii Hawaii is the 50th and most recent state of the United States of America, receiving statehood on August 21, 1959.

LEAST racist - so far I'd have to say no place I've been, or tried to get a job in, with my higher education and dark skin. That is my criteria. So I guess I'd have to vote for Hawaii on this one because even though I only visited my now-late-uncle there for a little while in the 80's, it seems that since dark-skinned Native Hawaiian Islanders/Pacific Islanders are the majority there and if it's true that they "hold all the cards" then that would make Hawaii the LEAST racist state for a dark-skinned Choctaw Indian with a higher education. Every other state I've been to or lived in or tried to get a job in, it seems, I get treated like "uneducated, "black" trash" when they see me and wind up not getting the job I came for and looked perfectly fine for on paper and even over the phone in the telephone interview - but when they see me, it's, "um, er, uh..." some lame excuse for something and then I never hear from them again.

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LEAST racist state? As someone with brown skin and multiple higher education degrees, I haven't found one yet. Well... Maybe Hawaii. Hawaiian/Pacific Islanders look like me and if they really do "hold all the cards" there, then that would be my answer. I would say "New Mexico" but there's rampant racism against Native Americans there, and there too people treat this Choctaw Indian like "black" so, no, can't vote for New Mexico. The first state where I can go and NOT get treated like a race I'm not, and get and KEEP the job I'm qualified for based on my education, will get my vote. Notice that I use the FUTURE tense in that sentence... So from the time I've spent in Hawaii visiting my now-late uncle, I'll vote for Hawaii on this one.

As a Hawaiian, unfortunately, racism does occur here. If you are a person of color, you won't have a problem here. But oddly enough, people of the white descent are often bashed. Although it is not common, the locals are just sensitive to the history and tension we have to white people. It is mostly the lack of respect the two cultures have towards each other most of the time. In other words, if you're respectful, the locals will be too.

I am mixed and believe I look Hawaiian. It's the only place I was able to live in where I felt I belonged. I was stationed there in the military and had to leave to go to Ft. Meade, MD. Because I don't look black, I don't feel like I"m treated fairly here. The cast system is white, black, and then other. Even though I"m highly educated and an Air Force veteran, I've never been employed in Maryland. I've always tried to get a job near where I lived, but was always rejected. I eventually had to get a job in VA even though I had a Top Secret clearance.

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6 Oregon Oregon Oregon is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. Oregon is bordered on the west by the Pacific Ocean, on the north by Washington, on the south by California, on the east by Idaho, and on the southeast by Nevada.

I just got back from Oregon on a seven day trip. I was surprised to see so many white people. I felt the racism the very first day but I ignored it because there were other people of color there and coming from California I was oblivious to racist looks or attitudes. But then I really felt it as I traveled from the north to the south. It wasn't an isolated feeling I felt it from one city to the next. We were six female Hispanic adults, all related, and we all have money. That didn't matter. I just felt we were not welcome and people were not friendly, at all. Other people I know have not had that same experience, therefore, I was open to vacationing. I will never go back due to the unfriendliness of about 99% of the people. There are Mexicans there in Oregon but they are hard to find. the last day we saw three protests in the streets that read "Impeach Obama'" "No Amnesty for Illegals'" and "Diversity is codeword for white genocide." I am so happy I did not see these protesters until ...more

Oregon State is one of The Most Racist States I have ever seen in my life. They are Not liberal unless you are referring to gay people and even then they are Not liberal enough to gays. This is a state of very nasty, disgusting Racist history when it was actually illegal for any minority of any class or ethnic background to enter into the state, and they abused the Indians already living within the state. The same Racism exist now in 2016 within the state of Oregon. This is Jim Crow masked with hidden Kkk sheets and the misuse of the word liberal. The state is not liberal at all. This is a very racist state of present day racism, bigotry and confederate flags supporting slavery. For the record I am a caucasian/ white male with a masters degree. I am originally from Switzerland and I believe all people should be treated equal and fair. This is not the state for fair and equal treatment. In fact it is the exact opposite.

Most of Oregon is very racist

I have no clue where these people went, cause its all wrong

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7 Minnesota Minnesota Minnesota is a state in the Midwestern United States. Minnesota was admitted as the 32nd state on May 11, 1858, created from the eastern half of the Minnesota Territory.

I grew up in Minnesota for most of my life. Most people there are very friendly and open to one another. Most people in Minnesota are not racist, but there are a few pockets of ignorant folk here and there, and I guess that can't be helped. Minnesota definitely has a spot up here, though.

I think people from Minnesota are quite unbiased also. I have lived on both coast however I have found that black people in Colorado springs are the worst bigots I have encountered.

Minnesota is the most friendliest state of all. it is also the best place to raise a family

Minnesota is one of the friendliest states YEAH Right only if your WHITE,I have lived in IL and in WI and from my experience IL is the best out of 3 when it comes to being nice and friendly like in Best Buy service or going shopping or at work enviroment.Minn Nice is such BS,I have experienced more racism here in less then one year then in WI in 5 years or IL maybe 20 years.

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8 Washington Washington Washington is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States located north of Oregon, west of Idaho, and south of the Canadian province of British Columbia on the coast of the Pacific Ocean. It is the only state named after a president.

I've lived here for many years. My girlfriend is black and I am white and I have 0 tolerance for racism. I have never experienced outright racism in Washington. The northwest in general is a great place for people looking for a haven away from the rest of this bull racist country

Washington is probably the least racist state. For many decades it's been a mecca for mixed-race marriages; mixed-race couples and their children are safest and most accepted here. Racism is not tolerated here.

On the socially conservative rural East side of the state they hate, hate, hate the liberal urban West side of the state (split by the Cascade mountain range), and that includes hatred of the imaginary black "welfare queens" of Fox News lore that they imagine are swarming all over Seattle, but that doesn't translate to racism toward real black people they encounter personally on the East side.

I lived in Washington State from when I was a small child till I left for graduate school in my mid twenties. I am of Samoan-African American heritage and am PROUD of the state I am from. I do not think there is a place in this country where one could say racism does not exist. So I will not try and make that claim. In Tacoma for example, there was an event similar to that which occurred to 'Black Wall Street' in Tulsa Oklahoma, where Chinese-American's were forced out of their homes, murdered, and their business destroyed, all by white residents. And while most of that sentiment is in the past, it does linger. Like it does in the rest of the country. However, through the years racial relations and the incorporation of minority community influence have only improved. Once could reference the lives of Jimi Hendrix, Bruce Lee, or Carlos Bulosan as examples of minority success during years plagued with racial strife in the rest of the country. Once could reference the influence and ...more

Racisim does exist in washington!

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9 New York New York

I've lived in 7 states and New York is probably the 2nd most racist of the 7 (#1 being Pennsylvania). Since minorities are often given preferential treatment under the law, there is a great deal of racism. For example, De Blasio, the mayor of NYC, recently proposed lowering the high school entrance requirements for members of the Black race and the Latino race, while keeping the same, higher standards for Whites, Asians, Indians, Native Americans and others. This creates undue tension amongst the races. People will know that Blacks and Latinos entered the school partially because of their race. Less people will hire Blacks and Latinos because the entrance standard for them is lower. As a Latino myself who went to one of these schools, I've already been, albeit jokingly, told that the fact that I went to one of these schools was sole because of my race and because the lower standards for my race meant that I didn't have to compete at the same level as Asians, Whites, Indians, etc. New ...more

I lived in New York most of my life and have seen people's lives destroyed because of racist legislative policies in regards to the courts and the police and their tactics. The poor and minorities are singled out for intimidation, harassment and abuse by law enforcement, especially if they happen to live in high crime neighborhoods. Most New Yorkers don't see color unless you are in their neighborhood, that is when color becomes an issue. The racism is systemic. It is not something anyone would admit to but it's reality is found in the lack of affordable quality housing, employment and education.

Been living here since I was born, no one here ever discriminates literally, never! Best state for immigrants since most come here and build the city.

I've lived in wny my entire life and would say racism is light to mild but there are vast minorities so everyone has respect for each other if you show respect back. I think the buffalo area has a strong unity and most desire to be open minded and show respect

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10 Illinois Illinois Illinois is a state in the midwestern region of the United States. It is the 5th most populous state and 25th largest state in terms of land area, and is often noted as a microcosm of the entire country.

I can't speak for other cities, but Chicago is one of the most segregated, racist cities in the U.S. The city is essentially divided by north (good) and (south). The political corruption is so bad however, that they do everything in their power to conceal the true racial demographics and crime statistics in an effort to keep the tourism dollars coming in. The police are basically just holding the barricade that divides the south side from the north so it doesn't APPEAR to be such a bad city. Don't be fooled. The crime is much worse than what you see in the news, and the crime is a direct consequence of the racism and segregation.

In the Chicago area especially in the city is very and to find racism, considering is a very democratic area, as you get to the suburbs racism gets a little bit more common admiring the fact I live in the western suburbs I sometimes or rather rarely face discrimination because I am Mexican. But as you get to the rural part especially the southern part you start to notice more racism and it gets more republican and I been to the southern part before and I felt like I was in the deep south

Southern Illinois touts their alleged southern pride. I grew up there years ago. Sad to say I feel it's a ruse. Sundowning in the past and overt racism in today's society. I'm embarrassed to have that area as my birthplace.

This state is a complete democratic state, so I'm wondering how it's #25

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The Contenders

11 Vermont Vermont

Extremely racist state. If you are white you will be welcomed with open arms. If you are any other color period you will experience systematic racism from employment (no matter how qualified you are for the job) to even checking out a library book.

Their "vehicle inspection" system is designed to weed out the "undesirables" by making cost of the repairs necessary to "pass" easily into the thousands. And since there is no adequate bussing system the commute necessary to make it to work is nigh impossible if you aren't a 9-5'er (see employment).

I'm Mexican but I'm retiring I served my country The United States of America in the Army for 28 years I am proud of my race but I have only an American flag in my car and home. I was born in Chicago and love the snow so I want to take my Mexican wife and retire in Vermont it looks green and beautiful like the rolling country side of Germany. I hope the white people will accept me I love them and I work hard, I don't bother nobody and I don't drink my wife is now an American citizen and has graduated college working as an RDH, she's a good girl, Christian like me.

I grew up in Vermont and I'm black, white and native American. I'm in my mid 50's now and the first time I ever heard a racist comment was when I left the state. I remember in high school the KKK came to New England to recruit new members. They were escorted out by the police as protesters ranted and yelled for them to leave and never come back. Vt is an independent state, an old hippie state and peace, love & happiness is the norm.

I am a brown immigrant (Middle Eastern) living in rural Vermont. It is one of the least racist places I've been in America. Initially I was surprised as the state is 97% white. People here work hard and everyone has treated us as equals. I have not heard any anti-Islamic or immigrant comments and feel almost no discrimination.

I have also interacted with several Vermont Blacks and they have the same opinion as me.

However, in one way I have found Vermonters may seem a bit racist - let me explain. Most of the blacks here are not multi-generational African Americans but African immigrants. In our rural community there are interactions with people from Africa (Ethiopia, Sudan, etc), but there is almost know interactions with African Americans from places like New York or Georgia. Due to this lack of interaction there is not much empathy for national African American causes. For this reason more liberal parts of the states might support BLM loudly while rural area's do not. ...more

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12 Texas Texas Texas is a state in the USA. It is the second largest by area and population. Its largest city is Houston.

Sorry but Texas is the most backwards state in the U.S.A. Very racist, ultra religious fanatics, and totally ignore the poor and minorities whenever they can. Just look at the laws past in the year 2013 alone and you have to agree. The most uninsured population in the nation, and they do everything they can to prevent the population from getting health insurance or Medicaid. Dallas seems to be the most pretentious city, and segregated, more so than any other major metro area in Texas. San Antonio is the most diverse and friendly city. Just remember if you do come here, that this is the most conservative and religious state and is controlled by conservative politics and over reaching religious organizations. We will be moving as soon as possible!

I live in Texas and for the most part when I moved to the North part I had no problem with the racist ones like in the east part... Texas might have racism but people who aren't racist that live here certainly don't put up with it my family for sure isn't cause I'm mixed and my grandmother took me in when my real mother neglected me - -ddlovesyou-

I live here too and in Southeast Texas and East Texas are very racist. But thank God we' re moving back to Corpus Christi, Texas where Whites are friendly to other races. Diversity here we come!

I'm from East Texas and have family that lives there... my family for sure isn't racist... by the way I'm mixed (black and white) - -ddlovesyou-

Someone wrote that austin is "they most accepting..." however austin is highly DIVIDED. Blacks on the east side and whites on the west, and hispanics? This came about during the "separate but equal" time and still exists today. When you accept, you eventually integrate. You will know this has happened when your city starts to look like the citizens in say, san francisco (i.E., blending of ethnicities). People marrying (or not) and choosing to have children with people from other races-- generally attracting others for who they are, not just what they look like. When the white darkens and the dark lightens, it's a sign of blending and tolerance. The times I've been in the south, including Texas, I see "white", "black," "hispanic/latin" and not a lot in between. Just an observation.

I have lived in Texas my entire life. You might find a racist here or there but in general everybody is rather colorblind.

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13 Michigan Michigan

I live here and I am African American and I have the same amount of white friends as blacks. I go white and black bars. Strangely if I don't see white people like when I went to Atlanta I felt uncomfortable.

I lived in Michigan and found it to be a very racist state. I will not go there to visit after my experiences there. I recall the KKK holding a rally on the steps of the Capitol Building in downtown Lansing.

I love Michigan! It seems like a calm cool place where it's fun, no tourist attractions. But it's great that they aren't racist there. Everyone is mixed: Catholics, Whites (Me), Blacks, and Jews (Me). That's great!

I live in Western Michigan (Kalamazoo) but am not originally from here. Institutional racism here is alive, well and rampant, but outwardly people seem friendly.

I can't say that I have experienced much blatant racism here though, except in smaller pocket areas.

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14 Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Pennsylvania, officially the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, is a state located in the northern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States.

I was born and raised in Puerto Rico U.S.A. I lived in NYC for 35 years. Never had a problem with racism. But, following my sons, I've been living in Pa for six years now. In the first apartment that I lived there was a crazy guy who in the beginning made our lives a horror and later the wanted to forcefully befriend us leaving sexually explicit notes on my door. In the world and apt. The owner was a Puerto Rican woman that stole c
My electricity for a year and a half. In my 3rd apt the drunks and junkies didn't let us sleep partying all night. In the 4th apt. The neighborhood bullies were calling my boy F... Ng Mexican and F.. Ng Niger. In my 5th apt. all the neighbors began to complain about us and the manager tried to make us leave but he got fired. Where I live in our 6th apartment, the superintendent pray on women that live alone and goes into the apartments when they are not home. I want to leave this town so bad. I even have heart problems on account of this. No ...more

I'm from Alabama and of mixed race. I can say that there are more interracial couples in Philly than in Birmingham. A lot of others around me also agree that there's a relatively high percentage of interracial couples and friendships. However, the small town from Bama that I'm originally from has just as many if not more interracial relationships than Philly, but this probably is mainly because of the big drug problem we had in that town.

I have lived here for 6 years there is really no racism but when you go west of pa you will find some rednecks but in the suburbs near philly it's really good and I was born in Maryland and that state is not racists I love it

I've been living here my whole life and I can confirm that this place is incredibly racist. There are so many rednecks here who wave around the confederate flag and talk about how black people and mexican people are the worst things to happen to this world. It's genuinely disgusting.

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15 North Carolina North Carolina North Carolina is a state in the southeastern region of the United States. The state borders South Carolina and Georgia to the south, Tennessee to the west, Virginia to the north, and the Atlantic Ocean to the east.

NC used to be a place for great education, jobs, and cultural inclusion (in some places). But now with our current government, we have allowed discrimination to become law. We have one of the worst states for education, we have allowed Duke Energy to get away with the coal ash spill, and now we force the police to pull over citizens for driving 1 mph over the speed limit instead of tending to more important matters such as cold cases or the thousands of sexual assault kits that are sitting in evidence and have not been touched. The police turn a blind eye to racism and violence such as the Trump supporter striking a protestor unprovoked (caught on film while the police just watched and arrested the victim). State employees can not get raises and if they do it has to be approved by the board of governors (you read that correctly, apparently they don't have anything better to do ). We sabotaged our own film industry by placing a higher taxes on film makers which caused a lot of film ...more

North Carolina is a racist state. If you do not think so get in trouble you will see.

North Carolina is so so very racist, especially Winston Salem, and the city is filled with uncle tom's and aunt tom's especially from our aldermen, city council members and the chief of police.

That is wrong

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16 New Mexico New Mexico

I grew up in Albuquerque (1984-2001) as well and am multiracial (white, black and native). I have also been called a n***** a few times, most people assume I am puerto rican and categorize me as one of "the Mexican people". I love the state for many reasons but there is a lot of racism here especially between Hispanics and Mexicans and Whites (European descendants). The darker you are the worse it is and I can't tell you how many times I have heard hispanic (Spanish dependents) talk horribly about whites. They are quick to claim hispanic to differentiate themselves from the whites but they are white so I don't understand this hate.

I lived in Albuquerque from 1978-1981. People were very friendly, there wasn't an African American in sight, but people were prejudice against the Mexican Americans in my high school: known as cholos. Every Friday a fight would break out involving them and they got a bad rep. However, I felt the public school system did not promote family values, and at the time there were few amenities for families near our home.

I do not know what era this is regarding, but this is not true in 2016.

The only American state that is not full of arrogant snobs

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17 New Jersey New Jersey New Jersey is a state in the northeastern and mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. It is bordered on the north and east by New York, on the southeast and south by the Atlantic Ocean, on the west by Pennsylvania, and on the southwest by Delaware.

Have lived in Jersey most of my life to only say it had gotten worse. South Jersey allows the KKK to hold rallies and march down the street spewing their hatred. I will never go back their until that ceases to exist.

I've lived in North Jersey most of my life, and I can honestly say that the only racism I've experienced was from other minorities. Most, not all white people here are polite and accepting. As long as you aren't committing a crime most people are accepting. I live in Jersey city so it's a mecca of minority groups, we have Indian Square, and a large Hispanic population. So its very mixed, their does exist some disparity in certain regions. But for the most part the Northern part of Jersey is a great place. Full of Indians, Mexicans, Salvadorians, Filipinos, Africans, Egyptians, and countless others.

Central to North Jersey I have noticed has very minimal race problems but I wouldn't be surprised if south jersey is racist. Up north by Newark and what not where I am is completely fine.

There was a neo-Nazi rally years ago moved from Cherry Hill New Jersey to next door Haddonfield marching past a gay bar where 200 to 300 dangerous neo-Nazis protested. The police had to come - to protect the neo-Nazis - as 700 Jews descended on them. Lucky for the neo-Nazis the police provided protection because if they had not it was likely the Jews would have torn them apart. Where does this happen? Central New Jersey not far from Philadelphia. There were good news articles posted to the Web at News sites - Which were all removed after links were made to them - and now the history has not so quietly dissappeared. I know of a German Colonel whose family had to move from Woodcrest in Cherry Hill a part of Camden County New Jersey citing fear of the Jewish community there. Just a few years later in North Jersey the JDL blew up Tscherim Soobzokov in Paterson placing a bomb in his front door and it was only later the Freedom of Information Act revealed he was a commando Nazi death dealer ...more

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18 Kansas Kansas Kansas is a U.S. state located in the Midwestern United States. It is named after the Kansa Native American tribe, which inhabited the area.

I lived in Lawrence, Kansas for 2 years with my half Korean-half British friend (I'm black). We were treated with open arms and many of the locals were extremely kind to us. They'll go out there way to help you with directions and we were invited to many parties despite being probably the only two people of colour in our neighborhood. I can't speak for the whole state of course because I heard Kansas City is kinda segregated when it comes to race relations but overall I had a great experience

I lived in Kansas for almost 3 years. Very accepting place on the surface.. A real "village" feel where outsiders were accepted and welcomed in a very formal way especially in Kansas City and surrounding areas, but as you go farther the other direction, it's all white and anything non white is foreign and to not be associated with or trusted.. Just "get your gas and go" type feel.

I lived in Wichita for 13 years. Kansas gets my vote for nicest people. It take a while to break the ice but they are humanist first. They are religious people and race comes way down in their list. I loved living here, had tons of friends and dated a lot.

Definitely a welcoming state. - Randomator

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19 Nebraska Nebraska Nebraska is a state that lies in both the Great Plains and the Midwestern United States. Its state capital is Lincoln.

I love Nebraska and I always will. It is Definitely not racist, I mean for Pete's sake it's motto is "Equality before law"

We do let black and people in every store and restaurant in the whole state except South Omaha they do shoot a lot of black people there that's mostly all.

There isn't a lot of affirmative action.
Which is either super racist or super not racist depending on your politics I guess.

Well I live here and I'm black and they are hella racist. Granted, it's the insidious kind of racism, where no one says anything to your face, but once you turn around wooo boy.

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20 Utah Utah Utah is a state in the western United States. It became the 45th state admitted to the Union on January 4, 1896. Utah is the 13th-largest, the 31st-most populous, and the 10th-least-densely populated of the 50 United States.

I just want to say that after reading all the other comments, I'm shocked. I'm not from Utah, but rather an AF brat, so I've been around. A black person may disagree with me because I don't live their reality, but as a white person who is extremely sensitive to racism bigotry because I was raised in a box of crayons everywhere I went, because of the military, I don't feel any racism here toward blacks as far as white people talking about them or wishing they weren't here or wishing them ill will or anything else. That isn't true about Hispanics. Racism runs deep against Hispanics. It probably has something to do with the of crimes committed by them the jobs that are given them with the excuse that white people won't do those jobs. I'm sure there's more to it. While Utah hates on Pres. Obama, it is because he's a democrat not because he's black. Utah elected a female black republican congresswoman, Mia Love. Her color seemed irrelevant at election time. Things are changing. We recently ...more

Growing up in Utah, we had many different ethnicities and people from different backgrounds, from all over the world (South America, Africa, the islands, many parts of Asia, Europe and the Mediterranean). My own parents and grand parents who have been in this state forever would only address people by man or woman, boy or girl... The one who drives that truck, or the one who's in nursing school. Not by their ethnicity. It wasn't until I started hearing different languages that I realized there were some things that made us unique from one another. But even then, my classmates and my parents were all eager to understand the different ways people communicated with each other. I've been to 13 states, and lived in 5 and Utah was the last Racist of all of them and It really makes me want to go back.

I moved here in 1995 because I thought the people here would be good Christians. Yeah ~ they're not. I'm half Spanish and Australian and my husband was Danish, so my children are mixed. Some if the statement's that have been made are "get out of the way Mexican" (to my son in high school). A woman looked at my son and slammed down the lock on her car door. My son is olive skinned. I was put off by a statement that was made in the main church "marry within your own race". They refer to a park by me as taco park ~ what? There are so many instances I want to give but I haven't got the time. I work for the state and I hate it here. They treat everyone who's not caucasian like dirt Although they work very hard to get people to join their coven to get their tithing but will still treat you less than human which is really weird considering how rampant drug abuse and pedophilia is out here? I have four children and they either have completed college or are still in. But ...more

21 Nevada Nevada Nevada is a state in the Western, Mountain West, and Southwestern regions of the United States of America.

Been living in Vegas for fifteen years and the strip is full of everything but I'd go ahead and say that most racism in Vegas happens there as tourists bring it along with them. Locals tend to mind their own business and you will find every race living here. I was born in Los Angeles and I will go ahead and say that people were much more kept to their own races while I was living there there. In Vegas, when I started school here, I was surprised to see people of all different races getting along and if there were problems, race happened to be the least of them.

Moved to carson city, nv from California and found this place the most racist.

Grew up in Las Vegas. It's a melting pot. There's still a few old white people spewing dumb, but you're more likely to be pulled over for being a juggalo than just being black. The schools encourage positive diversity. I didn't see a whole lot of racism until I moved to Texas, now I'm overwhelmed with it.

Me again. Forgot to mention that I can't say anything about the rest of Nevada as most of my traveling is either to Arizona, California, or Utah. I can only speak for what it's been like in my experience here in Las Vegas.

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22 Arizona Arizona

I have lived in Arizona for over 30 years. Came here as a kid and this is most certainly a very racist state! I am biracial married to a white man with two children. My son has been stopped by police for no reason other than profiling. My son was coming home from work in a uniform and yet was accused of looking like a gang member. The people moving here are ignorant confederate flag waving frightening people. I dispise this state. Comments made by others are mean and filled with hate here. I miss the kindness and diversity in California. If I could afford it my family would be out of this state yesterday!

I live here and they are too stupid to be racist.

I have lived in Arizona longer than any other state. Let me preface by saying that there really is no such thing as an Arizonan. Yes. There are some native born. Most are not. Arizona has historically had a large Native American and Hispanic population. Most white Arizona residents do not identify with Arizona...they come heavily from California, Ohio, Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin, New York and Michigan. They bring their racism with them. You have a lot of old Archie Bunker types that gripe and complain and vote for people like Arpaio. The racism is more subtle, not overt. Arizona is not the problem. It is the ignorant boss or supervisor from Cedar Rapids who has never dealt with blacks, hispanics, native Americans or Asians and then behaves arrogantly and votes at a local level that reflects badly on the state.

Arizona is not the problem. It's the racist white folks that move here from the midwest that set the racist tone.

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23 Indiana Indiana

No, there's a lot of ignorant rednecks here who for no reason despise anyone who's not white and if you don't agree with their beliefs you might as well be a terrorist. This is coming from a white guy, too. My #1 right now is to get out of this place. Racism isn't the only reason, it's also boring as hell and there's nothing to do here. Don't come here if you're seeking fun or racial equality and freedom of beliefs!

I live in Northwest Indiana and have had very little problem with racism. There are not a lot of jobs here and not much for kids to do after school. I live in a mixing pot area, unlike some others. I'm black and married to a white man and we have 5 children. My little encounter with racism was after we got married 3 black guys with 3 white women harassed us a little. I don't understand why is it ok for a black man to be with a white woman but not a black woman to be with a white man. Other than that no problems and

Indiana is very racist

If you want to live here let me give you directions:
South:Rich People
East:Black people and some white people
but ghetto, kinda poor, and a lot of violence
best part to live is the West

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24 Virginia Virginia Virginia, officially the Commonwealth of Virginia, is a state located in the South Atlantic region of the United States.

As an Asian married to an African American with multiracial children, I hear the things that people won't say if my spouse was present. Virginia is a very prejudice state for minorities. In highest order from black, hispanic to Asian. Unlike the south it has hidden prejudice, which is the worst kind. Growing up in Northern Virginia, I experienced less prejudice because of the racial diversity but it is still there. Now living in Central Virginia, the more south you go in Virginia, the more prejudice it gets. I am so disgusted by the experiences I have had here in central Virginia that I am actually looking on this site to figure out where I can raise my children at a place that has people that look at them as people and not skin color. - topTens101

I live in Virginia and everyone is racist here. Well not everyone but lots of them are. In middle school, this guy and I started dating. (He is white and I am black) and his mother didn't like that. So we "broke up" because of her racist ass. This has happened to me twice in the same year. If you are in an interracial relationship, don't move here. It's an awful experience. Virginia should be number 50.

I live here in VA it's not a racist state, (especially the 757 area and areas surrounding it) but you do have a few racist here and there. I would compare it to marshmallows in cereal. :) More than likely those people who are racist were not born and raised here and those who are born and raised here were born in small towns, probably ones you wouldn't even see on a map. It's only racists if you put up with it. Put the bigots in their place and they will keep it moving.

I live in northern Virginia and it isn't racist but southern Virginia is a different story

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25 Mississippi Mississippi

This is the most racist state out there. when I went there a white woman threatened to slap me across the face because I was standing too close to her. I am Jamaican, and in my Jamaican accent I said "come slap me den nuh! " that means come and slap me if you dare and she said oh I'm sorry you are Jamaican I laughed my ass off

Mississippi is the worst stupid white trash poor scumbags

RACIST state in deed. My mother, and most of my family members are all from Mississippi. I visited there once when I was seventeen, I've never been back, hated it. But, if that doesn't convince you, do the research Mississippi Jail Lynchings of 1990's. (almost 140 years after slavery) and they're still getting away with lynching black people.

Sahme! I will NEVER VISIT this state.

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26 Oklahoma Oklahoma

I have great friends here all colors the only racism experienced here is the ignorant elder who are 60 and older my childs fsther is white his family loves my daughter my best friends are white and there are more interracial relationships and kids here than most places. Black women and white or hispanic dudes white women with black or hispanic dudes. Its cheap living great jobs and great or a single parent or one who wants to start over even if you have a background it doesn't show here so it's a good state all around. I been here 6yrs and I'm from Chicago I love it here. I experienced a new life a better life build a great home and good work ethics here, my bosses were equal and great to work with the inly racism I ever experienced was from extremely old people who is dumb and still live in the old days its 2015 people there wont be a pure blood line of just one race by 2040 it will be more interracial kids and couples than ever watch and see.

Oklahoma has the third highest biracial population in the United States at 4.5% of the population. In my experience people are judged by their behavior, not race.

Oklahoma - highest in charitable giving, most willing to help in an emergency, tolerant and respectful.

Great place to raise of family.

This states has racism but what state doesn't norman, tulsa and edmond are the most racist parts moore Oklahoma is in between, I lived here 6yrs so I would know I lived all over. But there are more interracial couples here and more biracial kids here than any other state, it's a boring state but its good on daycares hosuing and jobs. The city is excellent and moore Oklahoma is not bad but they have tornadoes that seem to kill a lot of people its crazy because the tornadoes only seem to kill people in moore? Than any where else not the hood nor Mexicans just some parts of moore that makes me wonder...

I was born here and it's kinda racist but but not very - pocorn

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27 Ohio Ohio Ohio is a state in the midwestern region of the United States. Ohio is the 34th largest by area, the 7th most populous, and the 10th most densely populated of the 50 United States.

Southeast Ohio is as racist as it gets until you get to Athens which is better because of the College and all the students. The rest of the area has lots of rednecks with very little experience with anyone from outside the area. They have little respect for themselves (lost of meth, alcohol and heroine users and abusers), and even less respect for other people especially "colors" or animals. Collectively the area has left them all with about one brain cell that they have dedicated it to pulling a trigger. Disregarding anything about aiming, knowing your target or safe handling so be very careful in the woods.

I'm not sure about the entire state, but Cincinnati is a very segregated and racist city. Ill give you two names to sum up my experience in Ohio. Office Roach and Timothy Thomas. Look it up. Ohio is the worse place for utopia.

Same racist experience here. Sadly, people in Cincinnati are very racist.

Ohio its hard to get a good job to feed your family here. Black males go to jail quick here. Columbus I heard is great but stark county, and northeastern Ohio are racist. They think the whites are better than the black people

WHAT!? I live there, so many rednecks are in Salem and racists are everywhere!

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28 South Carolina South Carolina South Carolina is a state in the southeastern region of the United States. The state is bordered to the north by North Carolina, to the south and west by Georgia across the Savannah River, and to the east by the Atlantic Ocean.

Upstate has Institutional Racism where the "old heads" have died off but left the racist narrative that is alive and well to their inheritants. The mid state has a growing number of folks who have relocated from other cities across the U.S. due to the low cost of living and have brought more of a liberal view, not to mention a Black mayor of the capitol and an Indian female as governor (albeit a Conservative Republican). The lower part of the state and parts of the Pee Dee region is plagued with poverty among minorities which gives a double blow of racism and inequality due to race and income bias. The Confederacy is alive and well and if you are open and accepting of all races as a white person, you could find this state challenging to live in.

I laughed till I caught a pain in my side! So I'm guessing this site can't be taken seriously as South Carolina made it on the list! Lived here 38 years and I have to say any non white person that says they NEVER experienced any racism while here (any county really) either was dreaming, intoxicated out of their mind, experienced a brain injury, never came out and went anywhere, have the greatest circle of pple around them al the time that kept them in that bubble, never been to a Joe Riley fish fry or a Keith Summey chicken / live DJ shindig or is a pathological lying fool! The pple here make no apologies for how they feel about Hispanics and African Americans! They want your money though! As anywhere, there are a few good hearted white folks that love (not tolerate) but love everyone and then they're all the other South Carolina white folk that tolerate but still separate themselves every chance they get from the people of color. They're people of color that are taught to hate ...more

Why is such a racist state as South Carolina listed in "Least racist states? "

You know a state is racist when it started a civil war because they wanted to keep slabes - DatRabidSlushie

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29 Florida Florida

Florida is an unsophisticated New Jersey where half of them move down from. Evil scientific racism in New Jersey and just plain old hillbilly Jackson, Bloody Andrew Jackson Florida. Evil. The only way to stop either is to remove half the corrupt government, remove half the brutal torturing police and then remove half the torturing and worse child trafficking filth that infests the rest of both states and then put constitutional courts to replace the existing unconstitutional courts while trying and preferably hanging the judges and most of the rest of them for crimes against humanity including Nazi attorneys and eugenic child abducting and sex trafficking lebensborn and slave traders running corrupt work farms like concentration camps for the poor and colored. Saddest part is this isn't kidding and is very true. Attorneys trying to stop have wither failed or are inneffective - all those people and systems and dependent systems abusing and torturing anyone they can to maintain their ...more

My experience is limited to Gainesville, Florida: a liberal college town. I'm Indian and have even dated white girls here. I have lots of white, black, Latin and Asian friends and haven't found even a single one of them to be even slightly racist.

I live in Jacksonville y unfortunately and my life has been a hellish nightmare ever since. Most racist activity I have ever seen in my life! The south is no place for a black man.

I have lived in Miami for around five years now, and I've experience basically 0 racism because most people I meet are either Hispanic, African American, Haitian or from the Caribbean (I'm Jamaican)

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30 Louisiana Louisiana

Definitely a racist state! I was victimized by racism for buying my girlfriend a soda in a fast food joint. The burger joint manager called the COPS because I drank some of her soda and accused me of drinking soda without paying for it. 4 COP cars showed up and questioned me just like it was a homicide investigation or something.. Over a soda I had bought for my girlfriend mind you! All this over a mixed couple sharing a soda. I would never have an interest in returning to that state.

Louisiana is like one of the most racist states in America

Louisiana is definitely racist, but it's not only White's to Black's, people must remember it certainly goes both ways...

Very racist from ALL sides! I feel like I live in the past. I Am white and my husband black so we see it from all sides unfortunately I’m so used to the dirty looks I don’t even notice anymore.

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31 Idaho Idaho Idaho is a state in the northwestern region of the United States. Idaho is the 14th largest, the 39th most populous, and the 7th least densely populated of the 50 United States.

Very little diversity. I was born here and grew up in North Idaho. I am mixed race, adopted into white family (on a lie that I may be "little dark" as in Greek. The racism runs deep and subtle. For instance, the community of Hayden kicked out the white supremacists however, the general population hates blacks, Hispanic immigrants, Native Americans and groups of Asians. You really have to pay attention or you would not see the racism... At least until the 2008 election. All true colors showed then and just getting worse.

Idaho is a strange state when it comes to race, but no stranger than most the southern states in the USA.

32 Iowa Iowa Iowa is a U.S. state in the Midwestern United States, bordered by the Mississippi River on the east and the Missouri River and the Big Sioux River on the west.

Many racists in Iowa. I'm from KCMO and never encountered racism until moving to Des Moines Iowa.

I'd agree about Racism in Iowa, if you're any color besides white- DAVENPORT Iowa is where you want to be. Not that there's anything to do there but the black population is 4x higher there than in the entire state. Its not that safe either. It might as well be the ghetto of Iowa. Its ok if you don't believe me. Especially
South of Locust-East Of Division-West of Eastern Ave


This is very hilarious ignorance. Get off your ass and make something of yourself! You get a way better chance to get (and way more money in quality) government loans and grants to go to college and make a huge impact on the world and instead of accepting and pursuing it, you get mad at white people for probably saying something that you didn't like or because of someone doing something to someone you wouldn't have ever even known unless the media had blown it up. Once again, I reiterate, GO MAKE SOMETHING OF YOURSELF!

33 Wisconsin Wisconsin Wisconsin is a U.S. state located in the north-central United States, in the Midwest and Great Lakes regions.

Whoa Whoa Whoa pump the breaks! Born here in Milwaukee 1963 and raised her still here 2015. Yes you can get an education in Milwaukee but it is very racist in the hidden way. Milwaukee is the largest city in Wisconsin and the poorest. Very segregated still. African Americans and Puerto Ricans (small % PR's) on North side, whites and Mexicans on the South side. It is only changing where now there are Latinas moving to the state and move on either side of Milwaukee. Housing is very expensive and very very old. Nothing is being built. Milwaukee is surrounded by beautiful nearby suburbs but if you are anything but white and drive into those areas you could get pulled over for anything, like a dirty license plate and believe me it will go from there. Many people of color do live in the suburbs live Brown Deer, Wauwatosa, Brookfield. If you are anything but white you face many challenges in the work place; that is where the racism is. No jobs, no promotions and you will get treated bad for ...more

Most people see Wisconsin as one of the least educated states and ignorant to mung and drunks but really its not sure there are times when people can get really drunk but for the most part Wisconsin is one of the safest states in the US where the biggest danger your likely to encounter are bees and fire ants most people in Wisconsin do drink but few people actually drive afterwards and its really the few idiots that do that give Wisconsin a bad name and the bigot issue in Wisconsin doesn't really exist are there a few. Yes but that's usually the older generation that grew up with prejudices.

This post is why people view Wisconsin as uneducated, but Wisconsin is actually one of the best educated states in the nation

The education for black people as a whole is very low compared to many other state's. I grew up most of my life here and attended the public school system in Milwaukee (Which I'm not proud of at all). Pay rate for most jobs is low and the cost of living is considerably high unless you are prepared to live in the poorer part of the city where someone dies twice a day.

To be honest as a mixed race guy (Mexican and Korean) growing up in Cali I got a lot more race hate than I do here in Wisco. Coming here for college is a lot better than it was in LA. I've made friends in just about every group, and to be honest the only racism I really see is blacksting on lighter skinned blacks. White people tend not to care at all about race here. I felt a lot more racial tension in LA growing up than I do here in Milwaukee. Yes the city is pretty segregated, but so is Detroit and just about any other deindustrialized city. One of my friends said his family left Milwaukee before he was born because the school system was bad...in the 80s, when there were still a ton of whites there, so I don't know where the comment about our governor is about. MPS has always been as far as I've been told from a bunch of people who went to school in MKE.

Also, I see at work people bending over backwards to hire black people all the time in the burbs, so the guy bitching about ...more

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34 West Virginia West Virginia

People are more acceptant here that they are given credit for.

No racists here. Treated great by nice people!

Lived in northern VA and southern FL and both being diverse are more racist than WV. Great friendly state

35 Rhode Island Rhode Island Rhode Island, officially the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, is a state in the New England region of the United States.

Ri has the same type of low-key racism as you'll find everywhere in the north east. This place is very small, not worth moving to or staying a long time in. Newport is dressed up with lots of tourist attractions and lights to look like a decent place for rich people to spend money, go cheat on their wives at, or take time out of their business trips to go get hammered and drive back to the hotel for their 9am meetings. they have no idea what it's really like here. (Actually, they probably do know and that's why they come here. Maybe they just know they can get away with being racist here easier than they can if they were to try that crap if the race ratio were flipped.)

I hated driving into Newport to be honest, and walking around downtown. The tourists and locals are racist, especially the yuppies with expensive cars, sperry boat shoes, short shorts with collared shirts that live in those stupid mansions or have friends that do. They all gather at the restaurants and bars that ...more

36 Montana Montana Montana is a state in the Western region of the United States. The state's name is derived from the Spanish word montaña.

I went to Missoula to go visit the College. There were wonderful people there and no sign of racism.

I lived in Connecticut for almost 50 years. Racism is everywhere in some form or another; however, Connecticut is one of the most expensive states in US to live therefore, we are too busy trying to survive and I have Brothers and sister that are White/Japanese; Black/Japanese, African American and we all have experience some type of prejudice. By the State itself, for the most part is not very prejudice. Southern States, Mass, Iowa have a very high rate of prejudice folks. in my opinion

Lived here 3 yrs..I'm from the caribbean...never experienced an ounce of racism here in the 3 yrs I been here. My wife is white...never had any nastly looks or smart comments. Everyone here is very accommodating friendly. Yes Montana is predominantly white...there are a lot blacks I came across moving from TX and Cali, Colorado. I like it here...colder than I like but I cannot complain.

37 Georgia Georgia Georgia is a state located in the southeastern United States. It was established in 1732, the last of the original Thirteen Colonies.

I totally disagree with the (opinions) below. I was born and raised in Kentucky, one of the most racist states in America, so moving to Atlanta was like being freed from slavery. Therefore, I think it depends on your previous experiences. As for the comments accusing blacks of being racism, that's ridiculous by definition, because black people do not posses the economic wealth required to conspire racism. I think to proper term is 'discriminate', and yes, black people do discriminate against each other, but that's not different from any other races, and its mostly based upon social differences like, income, religion, goals, etc... All people base their relations on superficial things. My pic for (least) racist, (and I'm referring to white supremacist) I choose Georgia. But, then again I've only lived in 4 states in my 50 years, so my opinions could change.


I agree with the previous posts. I am a former resident of Illinois and have been living in GA for five years. It's unbelievable how many blacks are so racist against other blacks here. What is so strange to me? I get along well with international people, but not my own race. It's time to relocate!

Isn't Atlanta the most prosperous city in the US for African-Americans? Or at least in the Top 10? I'd be far safer in Atlanta and Houston than Chicago or Detroit.

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38 Maine Maine

I mean, it's Maine. Come on. Grab a beer and come fishin. I don't care what color you are. Eat some lobster, hike a mountain, do some skiing, help your neighbor. That's it.

I have lived here in Maine my ENTIRE life and have never heard anyone say ANYTHING racist. In Maine it works like this; Hey man, lets go get a drink and get some lobster. There are A LOT of people that are black and A LOT of people that are white but I have NEVER heard a racist comment from ANYONE.

I've lived here all my life literally and never have I heard one racist word come out of anyone's mouth never ever I swear!

Why is Maine 38? I lived there (my favorite state is this) AND THERE IS NO RACISM EXCEPT THAT ONE TIME A GUY FROM MISSISSIPPI ARRIVED! Luckily, he quickly left. - robertoiglesias271

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39 Wyoming Wyoming Wyoming is a state in the mountain region of the Western United States. The state is the tenth largest by area, but the least populous and the second least densely populated of the 50 United States.
40 North Dakota North Dakota North Dakota is the 39th state of the United States, having been admitted to the union on November 2, 1889.

Lived here my whole life. Grew up and currently live in a small farming town in N.D. also lived in Fargo for a few years. Fargo is an awesome place if you're liberal like me, however I would have to say that most small towns here are some of the most conservative-republican/racist places in America... Its hard for a liberal-democrat like myself to live here, very frustrating and stressful to hear so much hate :(

Very racist state but it goes by the the good old boys system there. there are some nice folks but over all RACIST if you aren't white

I'm a minority woman who's lived here my whole life and have never felt discriminated.


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41 Tennessee

Grew up in Tennessee my whole life, I lived in Memphis in different areas ranging from Orange mound to a great house in East Memphis, as I got older. I have to say some of the things being posted about it are completely wrong. Number one Memphis is an awesome city that is over 70% minority, and of the 1 million black people in the state 600,000+ live in Memphis alone, so of course whoever said to give Memphis to Mississippi is a complete racist who probably lives in the all white hate filled Nashville, and prefers his/her upper crust white community. Outside some of the wealthier suburbs around Memphis, any POC would feel very comfortable in a city like this. Although Tennessee is the birthplace of the KKK in the major metropolitan areas there is very little resentment for people of different races, the smaller communities especially in the east Tennessee region are far more backwoods, but most of West Tennessee is a great area to live.

Very open minded state. Grew up in a very white part of the state however even as a young child my parents had no problems with friends of different races or dating. I know live in a community where I'm a very small minority among mostly black neighbors and have no racial tension or issues.

Very racist state. I'm 19 and I was adopted by a white family. Truthfully most people in the state are very rude and ignorant and my parents even lost friends for adopting me and my siblings

Tennessee is one of the least racist states. This is absurd.

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42 Missouri Missouri Missouri is a state located in the Midwestern United States. It is the 21st most extensive, and the 18th most populous of the fifty states.

In 2015, though we have a very racist past, the world as exposed to our issues with: Mike Brown's murder by a police officer, and MIZZOU president's retirement (stemming from the football team's boycott that stemmed from racist allegations that went unacknowledged.) St. Louis is a very divided city with heavy slave labor history. Some areas seem integrated but there is still a racial undertone.

I was born in St. Louis, Missouri and went to college in Virginia. Upon moving back to Missouri, it was a culture shock. I'm a black woman that was raised in a fairly diverse school district (Ladue) but was later educated at a Historically Black University. Though this is a prevalent issue, many positive things are described as "white" and negative things are described as "black" here. Many individuals do not have the privilege of having close friends or family members of other backgrounds. St. Louis is run by many white Catholic professionals and the history of slavery in the state along with the intermixing of "races" that occured on the plantation goes untalked about. Slaves were sold on the St. Louis courthouse steps and wealth disparity is common. People are "friendly" but it's usually a mask to avoid asking the hard questions or having a dialogue.

In 2015, worldwide known race issues that occured in Missouri include: unarmed Mike Brown's murder by a police officer in Ferguson (a county of St. Louis) and MIZZOU (University of Missouri, Columbia) president Timothy Wolf's resignation following protests about unaddressed racial allegations.

That's funny I live in Missouri.
(I'm black) my wife is white. I experience racism from both Blacks for "betraying my race" and I use to find my self always trying to prove my blackness. But I'm at peace of it is what it is.
And with whites it's the typical "All blacks are alike" and because of news coverage resulting in them assuming we're all thugs unless we act the way they want us to (Jump-How high mentality). Then you're the 'good' type of black person. But they're a few good people.

43 Arkansas Arkansas Arkansas is a state located in the Southeastern region of the United States. Its name is of Siouan derivation, denoting the Quapaw Indians.

I live in Arkansas and say that there is definitely racism. Should be way lower on the list.

They are nice people, I was living there as international student and I found them super nice people, now I'm an in Florida and I feel the difference and I miss Arkansas more.

I lived in Miami, Cuban decent and moved to NW Arkansas in 2006. Met my white wife and been married and living here ever since. At first, thought most of the looks were because I am tan and tall. Would get the nasty stares but mostly from the older generation. That all changed in November 2016. The presidential election has given whites the right to be hateful again. I have been called an "Fn" Mexican at a store. The same store and aisle where a woman video taped an encounter with a racist woman and posted it on FB recently. The rest of this state is a pile of garbage where I would never live. But I thought this area in the NW corner was different. Its, not.
My wife was recently promoted and we have to move to the Seattle area which is #3 least racist on this list. can't wait.

44 Delaware Delaware Delaware is one of the Mid-Atlantic states located in the Northeast megalopolis region of the United States.

Northern Delaware (New Castle County) is not racist and is very diverse in race and sexuality. Going to school I had teachers and friends of different race (black, white, Hispanic, Asian, mixed race) and different sexuality (LQBT) and no one was harassed for being themselves. There is a lot of interracial dating and is a very welcoming place for everyone and anyone. However, southern Delaware (besides the beaches) is very racist. I remember driving the back roads to the beach as a little girl and seeing people dressed as the kkk in their trucks with guns in there hands. Also, Delaware State University, in Dover, is a HBCU school and there protocols for students of color to stay indoors on campus when the Dover Downs have car races. A lot of rednecks like to come get drunk and harass black student. There was one incident were they burned crosses on the University lawn. I am a black female who has lived in New Castle Delaware for 19 years.

One of the less racist states in America.

How the **** is Delaware racist? I don't understand this.

45 New Hampshire New Hampshire

No racism hear most of us are trees so there is racism between those trees but most of the state in the US are in hear

Most hate filled state I've ever been to

I've lived in nh all my life and I've seen no racism

I moved to North Conway,NH from Vero Beach, Fl and I live in Fl my entire life. I haven't ran into any racial issues and I've been here 5 years. I now have a biracial child I am black and my partner is white we don't have any issues when we go out and about and everyone is very nice to my son and I. We are thinking about relocating though because there is just not enough diversity for us we don't won't our son to feel left out when he gets older and looks around.

46 Connecticut Connecticut

As an Indian female who was born and raised in Connecticut, I can confidently say that this is not a racist state. All throughout my childhood, my school was a diverse center where all ethnicities felt they could mix without any judgements. Black, white, Hispanic, Asian, everything. While Connecticut may seem racist from afar due to its high white population, it truly is not. It is safe for everyone, regardless of ethnicity.

I'm Native American with dark skin. I went to Yale for my Master's degree. Connecticut does NOT get my vote on this one. New Haven black people can't wrap their heads around the fact that I'm a Yalie and that is part of my criteria for rating NON-racism.

Connecticut is not racist.

I am an Indian guy who is married to a Hispanic woman and we have three children who were born in and grew up in Connecticut. While none of us have faced and blatant racism, I must confess that there is a culture in place which subtly discriminates against non-white ethnicities with regard to employment, etc. We treat everyone with respect and have (mostly) been treated with respect by others.

That being said, I/we did not experience any issues with schools or law enforcement,...

P.S. I am actually surprised to see CT perform so poorly on this list since CT and the rest of New England are fairly diverse.

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47 Alaska Alaska Alaska is a U.S. state situated in the northwest extremity of the Americas. The Canadian administrative divisions of British Columbia and Yukon border the state to the east; it has a maritime border with Russia to the west across the Bering Strait.

I lived in Anchorage, AK for two years with my husband who is black and I am white. We have two daughters who are obviously mixed. We didn't experience any out right racism, were never treated bad or differently. Our girls never had any issues in school. Our community was mixed with Mexican, Native Alaskan Indians, and Asians. Anchorage has a small town feel, friendly, nice people. There is also diversity due to the military bases. Lots of local businesses and opportunity. If you are an outdoors person, hiking, skiing, hunting, fishing, boating, small prop planes, etc. Alaska is your play ground. Just prepare for winter because it's long and dark and will test your sanity. There are a lot of recluse individuals, mountain people, that don't want to be bothered regardless of who you are. I would say Anchorage, AK is not racists.

Can somebody post something about Alaska? I'd like to know what it's like for black people and other 'minorities' there.

this list scares me. 2016 and we haven't got rid of this racism issue.

I lived in Alaska from 03 - 06 and 2010 - 2013. Spent a good amount of time in Anachorage, but I lived in Fairbanks. The race stuff was very limited if not present at all. Most of the racists were the military that Bring that crap with them. I never had an issue with the police (fairbanks or the troopers) I also have never received any bad service when I went out. It's a cool place to live and there are no struck gun laws. Also, the state has no taxes (except for North Pole). Fairbanks is slowly building up. When I first moved there in 03 they didn't even have a Wal-Mart! There is a Mall, but they call it "the hall" because that's basicly what it is. Lol By the way, I'm Black and actually enjoyed it up there. I'd move back if it wasn't so expensive.

48 South Dakota South Dakota

Grew up in North Dakota and Minnesota. Spent the last 2 years in Washington state. Moved to South Dakota in March and all I am going to say is My son will NOT be going to school here. Even besides the racism this state sucks. Everyone is very judgmental. System is crooked. All around shifty state... At least the eastern side of state.

This state should be the most racist state of them all! The white people don't like anybody here! Even white people from other states! This state tops my list!

My husband and I adopted our youngest daughter. We are a family of 5. 4 of us are white and our youngest daughter is full African American. We went on vacation to south Dakota and found that we got a lot less stares and negative comments being here than our own home state of iowa!

I am a native from Pine Ridge, and I have experience hella racism in other cities like Rapid City and Sioux Falls. From cops to trump supporters, the Caucasian make-up tends to be bigoted nationalists.
Completely Racist.

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49 Alabama Alabama Alabama is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States. It is bordered by Tennessee to the north, Georgia to the east, Florida and the Gulf of Mexico to the south, and Mississippi to the west.

If you're African American Mexican Asian Indian or redheaded don't come here.

Of course Alabama is the most racist state in the USA.

I lived in Alabama for 11 year's and I am ( BLACK) and the only hatred I experienced was from my own family.

This state sucks

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50 Kentucky Kentucky Kentucky, officially the Commonwealth of Kentucky, is a state located in the east south-central region of the United States.

Louisville is like an separate entity from the rest of the state,very diverse, very welcoming,it should succeed from the rest of the state. Which is full of racists

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