Least Racist States In the U.S.

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41 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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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 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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44 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.

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 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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47 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.

48 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.

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.

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.

49 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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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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