Least Racist States In the U.S.

The Top Ten

1 California California is a state in the Southwestern United States. With 39.6 million residents across a total area of about 163,696 square miles (423,970 square kilometers), California is the most populous U.S. state and the third-largest by area. The state capital is Sacramento, and the largest city is Los Angeles. ...read more.

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!

My list would be somehow different. I am a Black male and my skin is almost as "dark as midnight". You get the point. I am also a well-travelled person. The general rule is the darker a person's skin tone, the much more likely they will experiment some form of racism. Whether it is open or subtle or systemic forms of racism.
Top ten least racist states:
1) Vermont
2) Hawaii
3) Maine
4) Washington
5) Oregon
6) New Hampshire
7) Colorado
8) Montana
9) Wyoming
10) Minnesota

2 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.

I think people don't know how to recognize 'closet racism' - the idea that how you get treated is a sign that the person in front of you thinks less of you.

Closet racism is rampant in Boston specifically. Yes, it is. Maybe you don't recognize it, but it's there.

Now, is it as bad as...say...Weld County, CO, majority of Utah or parts of Montana? Nah.

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

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

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.

I agree, Maryland is a racial friendly state. Expecially for African American. Opportunities here are like no other in surrounding states. In some Maryland cities a white person can even see what it feels like to be a minority in a white world. For example: political billboards of colored skin faces, black superintendents that don't get chased away for being to "aggressive", financially secure professional blacks in a luxury car that was not bought with drug money, black business owners...there are more opportunities offered to minorities in this state.

4 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.

Not too many native Coloradans so everyone seems to get along

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.

If South Park was a real town, then Colorado would be way lower on this list.

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!

5 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 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.

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.

Completely disagree, Minnesota is in fact one of the most racist states in America

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

6 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

Washington is very diverse and a great place to live. I am probably not the greatest source considering I'm white, but more than half of my friends are of different ethnic groups. I took a trip to Louisiana one time, and I could not believe the separation in classes based off race. It was so obvious that it shocked me. In Washington, I have friends who are black, Mexican, Asian, etc, who have the same, if not better, benefits than I do. The amount of different religious and cultural groups are enormous. If you are tired of racism, come over and live in Washington.

7 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.

In all fairness any poll asking people which is the ...more

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.

Umm, really? This is the most racist state I've lived in. Hawaii has a day called 'Kill the Haole Day,' meaning kill the white people. If you are white and live there, you will constantly get asked where you're visiting from, as in, why did you come here, you're white.

8 Texas Texas is a state in the Southern 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!

Depends where you live. In Austin, people are so accepting of our diversity, but just get out of Austin and racism overflows.

don't you find it weird that autistic libtards only think that Texas is racist when it really isn't

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

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)

9 New York New York is a state located in the Mid-Atlantic Region. New York was one of the original thirteen colonies that formed the United States. With an estimated 19.54 million residents in 2018, it is the fourth most populous state. In order to distinguish the state from the city with the same name, it is ...read more.

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.

Long Island is still very racist and segregated. It's too bad because our real problem is poverty not race. - MRMY

You never lived in the Deep south if you think New York is racist. Racism can be found anywhere but it is ingrained into the culture there. (Yes I have lived in both places) I was beaten in Texas as a child for being a "Damn Yankee" but treated well in Alabama when our car broke down. It comes down really to the individuals you come in contact with. I have met jerks in the North and South. Really, New York is not just the City and that is lost on many.

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.

10 Mississippi Mississippi is a southern U.S. state with the Mississippi River to its west, the state of Alabama to its east, and the Gulf of Mexico to the south.

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.

Missouri is one of the racist states in the country. The county prosecutor is a racist who wasted our tax payer dollars during the Michael Brown case. There was no way that he was going to prosecute a white racist cop for shooting an unarmed teenager. He should not have wasted our time pretending that there would be justice for Michael Brown. This man does not have a since of humanity any where in his body. The Missouri justice system needs to be overhauled.

The Contenders

11 Vermont

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

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.

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 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.

12 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.

This state is very racist. I was born in Sterling Heights Michigan and I'm from a Syrian decent. I worked for U of M hospital in Ann Arbor and I just cannot believe how these people get away with it. The union is the worst out of any of them in the state. The East side of Michigan is filled with entitled individuals. They're also hypocritical. They claim diversity like no other but behind closed doors, you really don't want to know

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!

13 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.

14 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.

Utah didn't strike me as racist. More isolationist. They hate anyone that isn't from there and treat you accordingly unless you're military.

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

15 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

Illinois is fabulous as they gave Americans like Obama a venue for black persons to be part of a family with all the world. All the world can be African American if they desire. What could be better than giving all the people of the world a way to be African in heritage? Illinois is a dream come true.

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.

16 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.

17 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.

This is Indian country no racism here

Except against the American Indians. Have you lived in Gallup and gone shopping in Albuquerque lately?! Racist slurs right, left, forward and backward from here to next Sunday. When you live in Gallup you have to mail-order everything just so you won't have to talk to ANYBODY in Albuquerque!

18 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.

I have lived in Kansas a total of 17 years, but I've lived all over the country. I find Kansans to be pleasant and friendly, but there is little or no depth to their "friendship" with you. They will greet you in church, but you never get beyond passing the time of day. Never hear from them outside curch.

19 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.

I so agree, this state is very racist!

20 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 has a history of racism. Ingrained in the history, mind you. During my stint in Oregon, I didn't experience it. In fact, shopping and out-and-about businesses are fairly normal with very few exceptions that could just be one-offs. Plenty of authentic Mexican shops, plenty of Asian shops, etc. Compared to northern Colorado this is WAY more diverse.

It's more like...Oregon has a "bubble" and the people who haven't been anywhere else think that the state and the way they do things is perfect. So when you're an outsider, whether you're of color or not, there's this default rejection of whatever you have to say that's infuriating. Things where other states have long since abandoned them, Oregon happily embraces with a bear hug and refuses to let go despite your strong arguments. Then you're treated like a pariah for even suggesting changes.

The whole Full Service gas fiasco is a perfect example where even Washington isn't so stupid anymore.

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

21 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 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

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.

Grew up here, one man said, "I like you, but there are no other blacks working here" didn't get the job.

22 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...

Don't bother, and don't kid yourself about the diversity of New Orleans, many African Americans dislike Caucasians. Actually I have experienced far more acceptance from the Caucasians. Some interactions in NOLA may result in violence... So beware

23 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.

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.

Live here really racist its bad

24 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.

Very racist state, I live in Milwaukee very segregated, and since Scott Walker took over the school system and education it went bad. There are no jobs here,cost of living is ridiculous, heat and electric bills are just over the top you drown in debt trying to keep up paying it, there is an increase in violence in Milwaukee and the mayor isn't doing anything, police chief has made no attempt, so please take my advice, don't come to Milwaukee, I can't wait to move! Everyone I know that has moved out of Wisconsin is so much happier...

25 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.

Very racist state

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