Most Racist States In the U.S.
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I'm black from Ohio I worked for a moving company I was driving through Mississippi with a co-worker who was white we were stopped by the police. The cop was passing us he happened to look over and see me driving he immediately hit the brakes and pulled us over. Straight Red Neck he asked if we had anything to pray for like we had drugs, after examining our paper work I left my I.D. at home I told us if the office can't get my my driver license # that he would take me to jail and let my white co-worker drive on. I got my drivers license number he turned a brighter red color and told us we don't have log books so he made us park the truck at the nearest hotel for 12 hours or he would arrest us. Sitting at the hotel we walked to get some beer just the people looking at a black and a white together was like we were about to be struck down by God or something crazy. Can't do Mississippi not for me I would be smacking people left and right go crazy and probably get killed in police station
I am a black female singer that worked at a Casino here with a band and strangely we kept a good crowd every night because the band was skin tight. But when I went out to buy clothes that's when I saw the deep seated racism! Where I come from we are quick to fight so I can't stand really racist states.
There was an ice storm a couple of years past 2010 0r 2011 if I recall, a lady hit black ice and slide to the rail. I a Black male from California and she a White woman from Mississippi. This lady screamed "N***** get away pulled her hand gun pointing in my direction. I laughed as she sat there bleeding from the lip.
Mississippi Burning. Enough Said. This is a very rural, under educated wasteland. Lack to a stable intellectual class in any society is extremely dangerous when dealing with diversity and tolerance of any sort.
I am an African American female and I was riding through Mississippi on my way to Texas. I stopped at a truck stop to grab some snacks. As I was coming out of the store two white guys were walking towards me. One of them turned around and said she's pretty descent for a n***** bitch...what did I do?
"It happened in April 2012 on my way from Massachusetts to Texas, I rented a brand new 2012 Jeep Grand-Cherokee, somewhere in Alabama stopped for some gas, going in to the gas station counter with my 50 bucks in my hand cause(up to there I had drove and used my visa card at different states in less than 24 hours, so it was blocked). Entering the shop there were 4 white dude charting with the man at the counter " I said HI to them then handed my 50 bucks " may I have some gas please at pump number 1? " the guys stopped charting and the answer was "WE DON'T HAVE GAS TODAY". Right there I looked outside and saw two white guys with gas nozzles in filling the gas to their cars as usual. Immediately, some struck in my mind "RACISM" went out took off like 4 miles ahead found a SUNUCO gas station had my tank filled went on my trip. I'm from Africa, can't believe up to today of what happened. Why so hate-full, do black people eat humans or what?
Welcome to the real world in the USA racism is alive and well and most don't care if you are from Africa or Asia, If you are a person of color in some places you are not wanted and if they have the opportunity. They will make you disappear really go and be careful.
Blacks and Whites do not share the same communities in Alabama. It's absolutely amazing when you drive through some towns, you realize that there are no whites ANYWHERE. Zero. There is a huge separatist mentality here. It's amazing that so many young African American athlets are going there to represent a racist state.
Grew up there and was not allowed as a child to play with the black kids
I feel bad for you, and racism shouldn't keep happening. It needs to come to an end, but then you realize that it's always there.
Racism - Noun
The belief that all members of each race possess characteristics or abilities specific to that race, especially so as to distinguish it as inferior or superior to another race or races.
Prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one's own race is superior.
Now that that's out of the way let me start by saying I am not racist. I do not believe my race is superior. I am white and I have lived in Birmingham Alabama all of my life. Yes, racism is alive and well here. That being said when people mention the word racist here they believe that is the definition of a white person hating all black people. No where in the actual definition does it state anything about a specific race hating on another specific race. We have a decent amount of older white people who ARE racist against blacks.. Not all.. But a good many. Especially those who were around through segregation and before. However, ...more - Nicole514
I am the general manager of a hotel in Pennsylvania. Two employees of our front desk staff are African American and our entire housekeeping staff is Hungarian and Gujarati Indian. Recently, we had a business guest stay with us who is a resident of Texas... During his stay he refused to even acknowledge the existence of my housekeeping staff and taped a sign to the door which read "KEEP THE F*** OUT OF MY ROOM". After checking out of the hotel he called in to speak to "a white person" in charge concerning his so called "problems" with the hotel. During the conversation he referred to the housekeepers as "those things you have working in your housekeeping department". And, he referred to the two African American desk employees as "monkey whores"; accusing them of running a "brothel service" out of the hotel at night. Because of the severity of that accusation, I was required to research the claim. My hotel has a fully ...more
Good for you for taking a stand. People who treat people less than human beings don't deserve to be served in the first place. He is less than a dog.
I live in San Antonio Tx, this is true!, I'm asian and just wanna share my story about what happened to me. My mom and l went to a thrift store to look around if they have some furniture for my room. Then my mom asked me
(in asian language) about the price, then this redneck/white guy yell and say " speak english!, you're in america!. My mom just ignore it and smile, I smile too thinking that the guy just joking. Then the second time that my mom speak asian language asking me to pay my stuff, he yell again, say " I said speak english!, you're in america!. I get p****d and tell the guy that " l know this is america and I have freedom of speech, its a free country I can do what ever I want". The redneck/white guy answer me " NO"!, then I tell him " OKAY", then I just laugh and leave while my mom worried about the situation. RACIST! Just mind your own business!
I have lived in Texas my entire life and have only encountered 1 racist woman, people believe that I am black but I am Mexican, but nobody ever secludes or singles me out because of it. Most people don't really care.
I live here and I can't stand these ignorant white people, against blacks and Mexicans
I totally agree, white people may smile at you but it's totally fake. Deep down you can feel their hate towards you if your not blue eyed, blonde hair.
I actually moved from Chicago, and with my experience I believe that most white people here in Dallas area are from other states, second gen, third gen people, who come from ignorant families. It's funny its 21st century and we still have this. Oh yeah most Texans are rednecks or hillbillies maybe that explains why. Hey people from the north will most likely say the same thing.
I moved to Austin from Detroit Michigan I am white I feel the hate from all people of all colors here and I'm not leaving just to make those ignorant people happy I don't have to say anything to anyone there just flat out hateful
I vacationed to Tennessee with my in-laws, we are all from New Orleans and was amazed by Tennesse's beautiful mountainous landscape. One afternoon we decided to go white water rafting. Naively, we entered the address to our destination on the car's GPS and followed its instructions. We were so sidetracked by the farmland and the culture of the mountain people that we did not realize we were climbing high and higher up the mountain. Well our amazement was broken when we realized we were face to face with another car on a narrow road that was obviously on made for one car at a time. To the right of us there was a huge cliff that had to be over 200 feet off of the ground to the left we had the rocks of the mountain. Not knowing what to do we hoped that the car in front of us, a resident of that area, would guide us through. That was not the case. Instead he rolled down the window laughed and said " come through y'all have it. However there was no way in hell that our car could have ...more
Yes, I live in Memphis Tennessee and the white people here are the most racist people in the world. I think these white people here are far more racist then the ones in Mississippi. These people are what you would call coward racist. They pretend not to be racist but you can tell by their conversation and body language they they truly are. Even the newspaper (The Commercial Appeal) is used as a tool that the white people use to comment and write bad things about the african-americans and the mexicans but whenever someone comment on the racism this one community (a small community at that) is all about, they delete your post and simply deny that they are bigots. The Commercial Appeal is the only newspaper that print these stupid, false reports by racist magazines like forbes and a few other that constantly down this city because it's mostly black and has mostly black officials. The newspaper does more harm then it has ever done good for this city and need to be moved to Mississippi or ...more
Sounds like you're the racist one. Sound a little paranoid abd suspicious of whites, don't you? - Alpha101
I am white. I live in Memphis, TN. I have been beaten by black people because I am married to a Black person and have 3 "Black" children. They have refused to believe my biological children are mine on occasion. I have had my home targeted for vandalism and theft by Black people who had a problem with me having more than them. I have been asked to leave a grocery store because I made the other shoppers uncomfortable by being the only white person in the store at the time. The Black on Black crime is breathtaking. I have NO WHITE FRIENDS and no one (NO ONE, cops, lawyers, judges, people of any race) will ever help me with any legal matters because they feel it's my fault to being dumb enough to have anything to do with Black people in Memphis. People see me as worse than Black, I am infected and unclean because of who I love. My lesbian sister gets more acceptance than I do here and Gay marriage isn't even legal. I was born in Washington state and practically viewed racism as ...more
I have to agree with the dislike for Tennessee. I'm a California born black woman and I spent four lousy years in Tennessee. I recently Moved back to cali thank god I did. I moved there because Most of my family were born in Tennessee. And I wanted to try it out. But sadly it's all true!, The racism from both blacks and whites, the sexism, the crime, the rude people. My experience was just horrid, and I'll never go back. It's gonna take years and years to get that state right.
Yes, Memphis Tn. is a racist city. However, it goes both ways, I am a white woman previously married to a black man. When we would visit his family, and we went out in public I had this strong feeling that we where different. I also am very observant and I noticed that the segregation amongst the races was very prevelant. I did not see any ladies at the mall of different races shopping together, nothing. My ex husband said I was just being too sensitive but I could see it clearly. I called my Mother in law Mom as that is normal for me, I remember a couple of black women looking at me like I was from another planet. I will never forget it. I have two children now and we live in Washington State, this is the most diverse and accepting state I have ever encountered. I even lived in a very rural area in Washington and had no problems there either. I cannot think of many states like this. Racial issues are around I suppose but I have never experienced them. Myself and my two biracial ...more
You made two mistakes. You married and procreated with a black. Aside from the emotional racist argument, this is a decision lacking in a perspective of reality and common sense. Too many disadvantages. Second mistake was trying to live in Memphis, which is one of the most crime ridden areas in the country, most of it perpetrated by blacks. Not the best area for raising a family. Washington State has a reputation as the single-white-mother-capital of the country, so you're better off there. Start making better life choices. The black culture isn't your culture. Don't try to change what you can't control. - moronphobe
Arkansas is by far the most racist states. I have been the Mississippi which has a very large black population. The Appalachians of West Virginia is the only thing that rivals it. The Ozarks of Arkansas is inhabited with a population of people that has never seen a black man in real life. The headquarters of the k has been located here for a long time. Simply put just down the street here in Harrison is a sign that says "this street is proudly kept clean by the k"
Is there a connection between religion and racism? Arkansas has a church on every corner. Some very nice people but perhaps racism runs deep in their psyche. This is not a sweeping condemnation... Just an observation.
Church is an integral part of Arkansas life. It just one of those things up there with barbecue, tailgait'n, and football. Every group does their own version of church and they "play" it well. However, it is just useless ritual like that used in masonic lodges. There is no true connection to the most high God or the indwelling of his Holy Spirit. Not many doing what Jesus would do. People are way more concerned with looking like good, Christian folks than being. Everybody here thinks they are doing heaven's bidding though ignore the command to love thy neighbor, not lie, cheat, and steal.
Try being a minority and walking into an all white church in (NWA). It will make your skin crawl. You can literally feel the stares down your back. People will be polite but treat you like a lost puppy. I've even had a pastor at a Methodist church tell me that his church was "not hurting for members" after I inquired about joining. Wow. - nwaexpat
Just Moved too Arkansas from Oklahoma and its very nice here! But the locals are not they act like they have never seen a black person in their life!
I'm sick of getting dirty looks because I say something about how the guy held the door for the white lady with full hands but let it slam in my face while I've also got full hands and smirking about it as he watches me struggle. Or lets not talk about how the guy at the register goes out of his way to not hand me my change but would rather slam it down on the counter instead of putting in into my open waiting hand! Or about how they talk about me at the casino and speculate I'm too stupid to understand the game and too broke to play it all while I'm sitting at the same blackjack table 2 seats away within clear and obvious earshot and listening to them and how the dealer (who is supposed to be working by the way) is laughing it up with them! I don't have to deal with this in most other states. Racism is rampant here...
Also I came here from Kentucky, and it's not NEARLY AS BAD AS HERE
I can almost guarantee you St. Louis, Missouri is the most covertly racist city on earth! White people are ignorant and don't like to be around black people, they don't believe black people can be good or educated or speak well, don't want them to get any type of opportunities and will go out of their way to prevent you from succeeding. They don't even want them going above a certain level in society. To put it plainly, you'll never see a white man working for a black man. You'll never see a black man with anywhere near the success that the white men have. Any successful black men are pawns for the white agenda or are freemasons (same thing). Police racially profile and will pull you over for some stupid reason like "oh I thought your license plates were to another vehicle", or "I thought your tail light was out" even though its obvious they're lying. They'll give you a ticket for not wearing a seatbelt even though you're wearing one. Black people are not too much ...more
That's a very ignorant statement. Freemasonry has nothing to do with your backwards ideology. I guess you couldn't make it... Funny how people criticize things they don't understand or can't comprehend..
Saint Louis Missouri should be in the top three... This is a horrible place to live/raise a family. You will not thrive here job wise if you are a black woman/man. The Saint Louis Public School system is horrible. The school system is full of self hate blacks, and racists whites. The Board of Education hired several firms to come in and correct problems. The first firm walked away with over 40 million-dollars, and slashed needed positions and knocked a lot of middle class people out of positions. Why was this firm brought in? Because Missouri is corrupt from the top to the bottom. Though North City is bought up over sixty-percent of the city is sitting vacant. The crime is off the chain, I hate the summer because the killing field is withe open. Whenever a black person is killed, it's not a big deal here in Saint Louis Missouri. Now when white people are attacked/killed/robbed oh the patrols in the area is beefed up to make sure they're comfortable. Look at how long it took them to ...more
I am a white Female and unfortunately Missouri is probably the most racist place in AMERICA! I am not just saying white people are racist but I do believe the African American community has a giant problem with the white community as well! I believe its everyone's fault no one is trying to create a better place in Missouri and I do not even like going home because of the stories I have recently heard and how the Homicide rate is out of this world right now! Growing up I can honestly say I never had ONE SINGLE COLORED friend not by my choosing (I HAVE SEVERAL NOW) but because I was never exposed to any other ethnicity as a child and did not even know any type of person other than white existed until my teen years when I ventured out! It was unfortunate when I finally got to see outside of my tiny box I was brain washed by neighbors to believe ALL COLORED PEOPLE WERE NOT GOOD (they stole, they killed, they did drugs, etc...) So when I had the opportunity to have a colored friend as a ...more - NO2016
My family was on a road trip from Denver Colorado to Pennsylvania. We first in Junction City Kansas and then moved on to stay the next night in Fenton Missouri. My daughter was still in diapers so we stopped at the target, inside the store it was obvious it was not another brown skin person in sight, but the event that actually was so amazing was when we were in the parking lot smoking a cigarette outside of our car a blue pickup truck pulled up and rolled down the window there were two middle age men on the phone loudly talking to the police looking at our license plate. We just bought a new 2011 Nissan Murano which it was nice but it was not ridiculously nice but it was too nice for two black people to be in that parking lot. My husband always says he's like Martin Luther King and that I'm like Malcolm X In our mentalities towards race. And it's hard for him to admit when racism happens because he doesn't want to believe it's even real nowadays. But I could tell that it really ...more
I live in Edmond, OK and the majority of whites are sadly, very racist. They always blast me with exhaust or try to hit me with their cars while I'm exercising. It feels like they hate seeing an African American male not being, "lazy". They all avoid or say little to me when I'm running as if I'm some type of infectious disease. I'm always pushing myself so hard to become stronger so I can join the army after school. I want to protect the people of this nation regardless of where they come from or what they look like. I would die for any of my American brother or sisters without hesitating. It just hurts so much when a certain percentage of Americans you want to protect, treat you like dirt. It can be very discouraging, but I won't give up. I know there is good in every race and I won't lest the action of a few manipulate my will. I just wish they would see me as American Brother first and Black second. SMH
I'm proud of your maturity and strength. I live in Oklahoma city. Are you in the service yet?
I am not sure why I chose to even write or post my thoughts concerning racist attitudes in my home town, because unfortunately those individuals who may read this will be those like myself who sadden and discussed about how certain people have convinced themselves that they are superior to other humans that God created. I grew up in Tulsa and have lived in this city all of my life; I have ask my self on many occasions "why I'am I still living here" It is very difficult for me to articulate my thoughts and it would be impossible for me to condense nearly 6 decades into a few sentences. It would be unfair to say that every white person that have encountered has treated me rudely; but it would not be an over exaggeration to say that for the most part whites in Tulsa and Oklahoma at large make non-whites "Blacks in particular are made to feel that we are gum underneath their shoes" I was raised in Christian home and was taught to love humanity and that every person ...more
I live in Oklahoma City. I have lived here my whole life and I would have to say that I have experienced racism almost everyday of my life. Blacks are treated completely differently from whites. I worked at Aeropostale and my manager called the police on a black girl for "thinking" that she was stealing when she wasn't and she didn't even apologize. She said that she shouldn't have looked so "suspicious. " I still wonder was it that she really looked suspicious or was it just because she was black. I would go with the last one. A white person was caught red haded and and she let her slide and said "Well everyone makes mistakes, " it's ridiculous. Affirmative Action has now been voted out of Oklahoma. I have a feeling that because of this, I will be moving when I graduate college next year.
Wow What can I say, raised two sons in Tulsa, Oklahoma, I remember almost being pushed off the sidewalk, like I am supposed to move. Even the Blacks are too brainwashed to do anything about the racism, the color ratio is really bad and black men still choose white women even though they still get 90 plus years for "raping" women. My sons played sports excellently but failed to get scholarships. What a shame I wish I could find a safe haven in this country where I could just work and live in peace. One nation for all is one big lie
I've lived in tulsa all my life and know more families and more people than you do. We never treated anyone that way nor did our friends and associates.
These comments are very one-sided...
I've lived in Idaho for 21 years! This state is very racist! To much time in this toxic infected state! I've gotten hate crimes at least twice a month, every month. They wave the confederate flag as much as the racists down south. If you are African-American, I would keep on going past when you see that sign "Welcome to Idaho" because it's a crap state! People won't often openly say racial slurs until after they get to know and as soon as they see skin color, of not only black people, but Latins/Mexicans they unleash a whole new world of hell. This state shouldn't be rated at the 17th state! Who ever says that this state is not racist is lying to themselves and you. People have followed me through grocery stores and out to my vehicle. When they see a "person of color" they automatically stereotype and when ever the black community riots because of some kind of injustice, the white people here approach us few colored folk and lecture us on how black people should behave as if we ...more
Idaho should be MUCH higher on the list. It is because there are so few black people here; their stories aren't being told. I have a friend whose coworkers call her "Monkey Face," and when reported, they were not disciplined. A black child in our dance group was asked if she "can go to the movies" because of the color of her skin. Two back children I know of have had to drop out of the public school system and home school because of bullying. This is an awful state if you are a person of color. It is pervasive and there is no community you can move to here. It's one thing if the "north and south are segregated," but in Idaho there's no blessing of segregation; it's all one hostile community. The whole state is a backwards white camp. Tell your story and get Idaho at the top of the list.
I am a professional who worked there for a short time. I am extremely competent but I am of color. My clients called me "colored" and every single one of them was white. I was discriminated against, being used and abused by my employer. My employer is under investigation by the Federal Government for their actions towards me. Please save yourself the hassle, finances, and heartache this state may cause you as a person of color. This state does not belong in the United States of America after my experiences in other states filled with diversity. Idaho was a white and cold sample of hell may be similar to.
Known as a haven for white supremacists for a reason. Knew a guy who's wife was from Idaho, said she would talk about attending KKK cross burnings and family events.
I'm a Kentuckian, born and bred. I love my state, but I really don't like the attitudes of most Kentuckians. They practice selective racism. My neighbors love to call President Obama the N word. I hear a stupid joke almost daily about "getting the coon out of the White House. " It's really pathetic. They know nothing about his policies. They'd believe ANYTHING about him, just because he's black. But on the flip side of things, when it comes to Kentucky basketball, these very same individuals quickly lose their racism. That just doesn't make sense, not to me. They think black people are fine playing sports, but if they are doing something "smart" or "brainy" they quickly get all upset and bent out of shape about it.
I am from Turkey and I live in south west Kentucky. Cops here will pull you over for anything if you're not white. I got thrown in jail for tinted windows. TWICE!. Who goes to jail for tinted windows?! Another incident happened when I had expired license plate tags. I was actually having dinner at Burger King with my girlfriend and 2 cops were guzzling down whoppers on the table next to me. They actually waited for me in the parking lot to pull me over for my tags! I had no idea they were expired, I thought I would get a ticket but knowing these racist mf I had to spend the night in jail and make a $500 bail the next day. That's the dirty south y'all
I was working at a Best Buy in Northern Kentucky and this is when Obama was running for his first term, The supervisor in my department (computers) said to me "There is no way that N***** is getting elected President" He was later promoted and moved to another store. Every state in the south is racist, meaning that racism has a firm grip at every level of government & business. So when I was pulled over in Kentucky for having a tail light out the police officer said that he was going to need to search my car, after finding nothing I was told that I would need to wait for the drug dog to come. This all happened at night, I was standing behind my car thinking.. "I don't have a tail light out" I didn't say anything about it because I didn't know what the cops would do to me if I did.
Everywhere I go I get looked at because I'm black like they never seen a black person before
I grew up in the Midwest; there's racism there for sure, but it's out of place. For example, you'll know a guy who has a "crazy racist uncle", or you'll have an elderly neighbor who says racist things because they don't realize (or care) that it's insulting. (I had an elderly neighbor who referred to all Asians as "Orientals"). I'm sure there are young able-bodied racists too... but they know to hide it. They know they'll be judged, very poorly, among the general population. We moved to South Carolina two years ago; being entirely honest, I've not seen a single act of overt racism since we've been here. However, I will say that you "feel" it everywhere... like it's an unspoken institution or something? It's difficult to explain to my friends back in "the North", but, it's in all the small things. For example, I'm a white woman and Black men here avoid eye-contact with me. Seriously, even at Walmart! If I approach a Black male employee and ask a question, he looks at the ground when he ...more - Kellie1575
This state should rank in the top 5 for racism because it's filled with uneducated, ignorant people who discriminate against each other at all costs! If you are black, white people discriminate, if you are white, blacks discriminate, if you are not racist and stick up for someone being discriminated against, both blacks and whites will discriminate against you! This was the first state to succeed from the union and it's citizens sport the confederate flag like it's the latest fashion. I lived here only two years after being born and raised in the Midwest and I have to say, I have never witnessed and experienced so much hate, stupidity and hypocrisy in my entire life. I'm relieved I no longer have to deal with the people there who had issues with me for not being racist and refusing to compromise my values for their skewed version of how poeople should conduct themselves. There are so many churches there for a reason because it's filled with so many racist sinners who have a LOT to ...more
You are correct. I am from Massachusetts, white, and am ashamed of the racism here. Other then the beaches and climate, this state is horrible.
I am Latino and I have been living in Columbia, SC for 11 years. This place is very racist. Blacks and Latinos here cannot excel in anything and if they do they pay for it daily. It is forbidden by a bunch of uneducated rednecks who believe they own the place. It is sad to see how they treat the Mexicans here, really sad. Coming from a very progressive South American country I find it difficult to understand people around here. Sometimes I even feel as this people would not be human. There is a place in the suburb call Lexington, if you are black you better do not move there as people told me in my face that they usually start thinking about selling their homes when they see black people moving in. I am trying to move out, I can not believe I lasted so long here. These place is living hell for minorities.
I have lived here for almost two years. I moved from the Midwest to here. I feel like I went back 40 years in time living here. The have the worst education system in the U.S. my daughter was ahead when we moved here, and she is now bored in all of her classes. The education system is set up so blacks can stay behind in education. They place the majority of white children in higher level classes and the black children in regular or lower level classes. I am relocating as soon as I can find a job in another state.
I am a white man and I came here in USA to marry my wife. I came from Romania to marry her. She is African-American and I do love her to death. When I got here I didn't expect what I'm gonna pass trough...
We had first the official marriage and we barely found a mayor that would accept to officiate our marriage. Most of them were black and they would find any kind of stupid reasons to look to busy for us... so we found one... we got married and we had as photographer my sister in law. I saw that my wife she got kinda sad later on after talking with her sister something but she didn't told me what they talked about. Later on she told me how she was asked by her sister why she didn't married a black men... they also got in a argument few days after our marriage and I got all our pictures from the marriage deleted by my sister in law...
I'm a handy man and I agreed to lift up the valor of my mother in law's house. So I replaced all the carpet in the house with wooden floor ...more - gianni9
Louisiana is not a bad place to live. Their is racism everywhere. You have to know your black history and know how the area you're staying treat blacks. Get college educated and you will do well. The church are good place to start. Louisiana is known for good food.
Look at the politics. The sad part about Louisiana is that they are poor as church mice yet hate President Obama and align themselves with Republican agendas which do not and never has respected the plight of the poor or middle class. By the way I was born, raised and educated there. Spent years in the military and went back to live. Big mistake. Lack of cultural diversity and the same ole good ole boy mentality is nauseating.
Yes, I agree they should never think it's okay to vote republican but president Obama needs to do more for the poor. He has talked and done things for the working middle class, but nothing for those people who can't get jobs or homeless on the street and all people who are homeless are not always drunks or junkies. Another thing why isn't he doing something about all these murders of the young African American boys and man? That's why they upset with him. President JFK did more for our people than him and he didn't let some ignorant house of representatives stop him.
Most definitely very racist. There are still seperate proms at the school from which I gradauted. I will make sure that my kids are not raised in this state.
In my Parish and my cousins' Parishes, their promos are all together! When was the last time you checked up on this "school"? The sixties? Besides that, this list is a waste! There is racism no matter where you go against every race. Black, white, Mexican, Asian, Native American, mixed. You can't escape it. From America to Russia to Kenya to Japan to Argentina to Peru all the way to the moon. I'm sorry, but that's the truth. For now, the best thing you can do is to stand up for yourself, but not in a rude fashion, like being racist back. Be rational and defend yourself with the law and your natural rights. Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. And things about racism aren't going to get better just because you go on a website a bash a state about it. You need to stand up, not to the state nor country, but the people who are racist. Preach it to them. Stand up to them. Don't blame the state nor country, blame the human being who is performing the act of racism. Because only you ...more - LostDream258
Traumatized to be there especially when my husband's step sister who was just 15 year old at that time freely used the term "colored" in front of my then 8 year old daughter which made her upset since we are a military family who has lived all over the world. I am of Middle Eastern, Indian, Asian descent from Asia while my husband was born and bred there till the age of 17 when he decided to join the military. We haven't been back in Louisiana for 10 years for this very reason. Racism. when family members tells you "you are family" its bullocks because as long as you are anything but white you will never be regarded as apart of the family. You will be labeled as "Tan" by your over borderline stuck in a hell hole MIL as though being labelled as a terrorist by my FIL while my husband and I were dating wasn't enough. no one has to tolerate racism in any way shape or form. It is unfortunate my husband was born there and is truly humiliated by the way people ...more
I am A black male born and originally from Los Angeles but lived in Atlanta for many years. Atlanta is a very racist city and every race is to themselves. However some parts of the northeast Atlanta (including parts of Gwinnett County) are somewhat diverse, but mostly still segregated. Whites are on the northside and they view all blacks as criminals, uneducated, and crackheads as if whites don't have those problems. For Example: Bush did a lot that was criminal when he was still in office, plus he is very uneducated, and to top those he was part of the reason crack cocaine was affecting blacks in the black community. So because he was white they overlooked all that he had done to mess up the country, but now that Obama is in office everything he does is bad according to the racist whites that can't except the fact a black man is now in office. Blacks on the other hand are on the southside and they are just as backwards and racists towards other blacks and mostly blacks have treated ...more
To the responders of the comments (Bush apologists), I have three words for you: War on Drugs.
I was arrested in Peachtree city ga after being followed for 9 miles and he said it didn't look like I had my seat belt on but I did, he was behind me and my windows are tinted. I was then arrested because he "could not prove my license was valid". When in jail I was not asked if I wanted a bond or allowed to sit in holding to watch T.V. with the white people. I was immediately sent to get showered and put on a jump suit after being felt up and watched shower by several people and was told they knew no one would come for me. My mom was told to leave me down there because they were not gonna release me even with a bond. A white girl came in and was cold and I had to give her my jacket. Every time I drive through there I am pulled over or followed for miles. Going to eat out there is a nightmare you get no service waiters and waitress throw your food or slam your drinks on the table you get stared at constantly and the 2 times I have ate out there the manager and a police ...more
Only here in Ga( specifically west ga)do you find high schools and middle schools refusing to let children of color be in certain positions on athletic teams. Why? Because white families here want their children in those positions even if their not the best player. Heck they could even be the worst player but it doesn't matter. Only in Ga (specifically west ga) Do you have good ole boys (cops)who harass black people who own actual buisnesses by surrounding them with 3 cop cars while on their way to work (lying and saying that a tail light is out but come to find there was no tail light out).. Only in Ga do you have a billboard that declares a whole town Republicans and have a blatant disregard of Democrat voters. Only in Ga does the legislature create voting ballots that list all republicans first on the ballot even if a democrat is the incumbent. Only in Ga do racist pigs paralyze a black man where he can't do anything for himself and they don't do any prison time because he broke ...more
... Georgia, "Capital of The South" as the saying goes. To me it is more like the headquarters of segregation. The metro Atlanta area is place is where as soon as a couple of decent black people move in to a white area you will soon see a convoy of moving trucks with whites fleeing like refugees in a war. I know this is not exclusive to Georgia and this is an all American sport but white flight happens on a massive scale around here.
The commute times to work for many whites are very long because they have moved so far in the suburbs that taking a commuter air flight would be faster than sitting in traffic. Mass transit is more for blacks on young hipster whites.
The hate is getting obvious again with many white areas now forming their own cities because the law prevent them from forming new counties which has been tried a few times.
Interracial dating is low compared to the west coast. The schools in black areas are horrendous. The negative rap video ...more
I totally agree with you... It starts with being comfortable with who you are and not feeling like you are more or less important than anyone else. MOST Black, ESPECIALLY MALES have been treated with unfairness and Equality and made to feel they were less deserving than others. The People of the South needs to remember that everything around them was built from the BLOOD, SWEAT and HARD WORK of the Black Man. I am a white woman that has married out of my race and I am sick of my Husband being treated like he is LESS OF A MAN BECAUSE HE IS NOT WHITE! DUMB BUNCH OF IGNORANT REDNECKS! Get over yourself! People are People and we are all someone's child and loved EQUALLY... EVEN BY GOD HIMSELF!
The fact that you even mention god in the conversation Is dumb. Most people throughout history made slavery and racism okay through their religions and gods.
I live in Florida and my family has been here since The Spanish first landed in 1513, people always ask where I'm from and when I tell them I'm American they say no no your ancestors, and I'll say my family been here almost 500 years, they just don't know how to process it. They automatically think I'm a foreigner. A friend once said that he'd wish all racist's would just die and I responded that would be about 95% of the population. Being comfortable in your own skin is where they should begin, most people have low self esteem which makes them defensive and in tolerant of others especially if they are poor, which is common in Florida.
I was shocked to hear this kind of attitude when I made a visit to Tallahassee. I had a friend (originally from Colombia, going to FSU) drive me around Tally and I noticed in a certain part of town, he scrambled to roll up his windows and lock the doors. I asked him why and he said, "We are in a bad neighborhood. There are a ton of blacks here. " What really made me upset was when I was grabbing food at a Checkers, a man murmured in disgust, and started to yell various, "racially charged" profanities at the woman in the drive thru. I honestly was shocked to hear this and convinced myself never to come back to Tallahassee. I'm sure other parts of Florida are nice, or at least I'm hoping.
I am attending school around University of Central Florida. Both white and white Latin Americans would always give nasty looks if they see an Asians. One fat white latin girl also rubbed up against an Asian in the lunch line stating, "Asian c*** is good and they think they are stiffs." On another occasion, I was standing out in the hallway of one school where an Asian girl approaching two white girls about class. These girls stood far apart from her as if she had SARS. Some of the white Latins that I have talked with around campus (unfortunately, this is a majority I have talked with so far) say Asians were already given the right to attend school. That should be enough for them. They also say that Asians should not use their minority status to get additional aid. Both white and white latins see minorities as an attack on the success of white students and black students in school. I have heard staff say very racist things about minorities from the financial aid office about ...more
Illinois is such an armpit of racism. You have to be an absolute screw up to get any help from the state. You always hear about how Hispanic and people of color have to deal with it but that's just half the story. If you're white and don't jump on the Republican band wagon you're really screwed here. To get any state help you have to have a child or be an elder. Far be it for a couple struggling to seek any state assistance if they try and do things right but never had the proper help from their parents. All Gov. programs here are basically run on the internet with out dated programs that don't even really work well. Chicago runs most of the State and has become such a thief of funds needed out side of the city.
After 9-11 I was in this store owned by a Indian man and over heard some African Americans talking and giving this Indian store owner so much problems because he was brown and who cares if he's Indian or Arab, there all the same. I never been to a state where so many ...more
Chicago IL is a great city with many fine qualities. However, some times people in Chicago are extremely racist towards people of color especially Indians. They are proud Americans and cannot contain their pride by looking down upon people from other race. Violent crime plagues the city and amidst that, people sometimes derive vicarious pleasure by passing snide remarks towards people of Indian ethnicity. Only men can't be blamed, women are equally racists and they leave no stone unturned in abusing people of brown color. These people forget that they themselves lack many things which are necessary attributes of a civilized population, their only objective is to impose their superiority over people of other race. They tend to forget that sons and daughters of their soil mostly confine themselves to desk jobs or spend precious time in experimenting with vicious substances like drugs, instead of actually doing something constructive. Whereas their country heavily depends on outside ...more
I am from Jacksonville Florida, which is definitely racist, but nothing compared to that of Chicago. I remember it like yesterday. I was sitting in my car in my American Eagle shirt and fitted jeans, and I happen to notice a cop continue to pass by my car. So, I just brushed it off thinking that he is only doing his job. I later noticed about 3 other cops do the same thing. Moments later, they came to my car, about 7 of them, and told me to step out. They then say that I fit the description of a murderer. I was like "You have to be kidding me. The hispanic cop then starts cursing me out and telling me that he didn't have to tell me anything and that I should be grateful. While this was happening, I heard the other cops in the background say that the car I was driving doesn't match the suspects. The car I was driving was grey, and they were looking for a black car. They weren't color blind; they knew exactly what they were doing. I yelled out "I'm innocent." The white ...more
I was born and raised here in Chicago and I still live here today. I have developed a love/hate relationship with my city. Let me say this... Being black in Chicago is a crime in itself! CPD is completely unfair, hostile, and racist! Yet the racism is very contradicting. For instance, I was driving down 79th, a predominantly black and violent area, and I immediately got pulled over 3 minutes into driving. As I got pulled over, a black and a Latino cop took out their flashlights, told me to step out of the car, and put me in handcuffs! For what reason?!?! For "running a stop sign". I took this route many times before. There were no stop signs that I ran. It was late, and I was on my way to visit a friend. These guys continued to question me like I was some type of criminal. They stated "You're suspicious man. Why are you shaking? "... You guys have me in handcuffs and its 30 degrees! My coat is in the passenger seat, what do you expect me to do?!? The Hispanic cop ...more
I wouldn't have thought about Illinois as racist. I don't think I want to move there anymore. Is this a statewide problem? Or just Chicago? - Chkenned
Arizona is SO racist. Extremely, racist. I am African-American and what I'm about to tell you is 100% true with ZERO exaggeration. First off, according to the U.S. Department of Labor and Census, there is only 5% black population and we DOUBLE the unemployment rate. That right there should tell you something. I hold 3 college degrees: B.A. in History, B.A. in English, and a Master's degree in Education. It is EXTREMELY hard for me to find work. I've been out of work for almost 7 weeks now. I have submitted my resume over 200 times. My resume is chock full of experience and education. I've been contacted by employers and been granted a phone interview. I am always practically hired over the phone (I sound "white"), then told to come to the office to fill out my new hire paper work. I'll get there and all of a sudden the position has been filled. White people who see me show up always have that same "look" on their faces. It's a look of, "Oh no. You're BLACK? ...more
Why can't you go back to where you CAME from? Not everyone in Arizona is racist. It sounds like you're just blurting out your own opinion without giving out any facts.
Arizona was the last state to accept martin luther king day as a holiday. Ten years after evey other state did.
Yesterday I was in Starbucks and I made it my duty to give myself a break from racism. I was in Tempe and it was good to be around all those college students who were all focusing on themselves and there work, who don't really have time to be racist unlike many white and Hispanics here. Whites and Hispanics in this state act like the moment a black person comes around them they make themselves mad at the fact they're around a black person and they are just so discontent with being around a black person and try to make the black person feel uncomfortable (for the record Hispanics wouldn't have crap in country if it weren't for black people ie: civil rights). Anyway so I was in Starbucks with the thought started earlier on my mind so I was really working hard on my diary and thought process, was moving around etc. A white man comes up and sits directly in front of me in a way as to try to make me feel uncomfortable and I didn't let him, I continued as I was doing in fact I let him sink ...more
Every other border state has a hispanic majority except this one, thanks to the aggressive enforcement of highly racist immigration laws. The supporters of these laws, like Jan Brewer and Joe Arpaio, are elected consistently. The state's border enforcement strategy is centered around forcing illegals to enter the country through the Sonoran Desert, where many die. The state has persecuted those who attempt to provide aid to the dying, making Arizona the only State to actively and legally encourage the slow death by dehydration of Hispanics. Not even the deep south can claim that.
And when Obama says to the European union to cease blocking the boundaries of Turkey and other Eastern countries close to Russia. He should take care of the problem you just wrote first!
I am a Hispanic. I speak English with an American accent, am an American citizen, and have been raised in the U.S. I live in Virginia and was recently invited to my step-daughter's home along with her mother (Asian, Innuit and White) and her mother-in-law (white from NC). Bear in mind that my step-daughter has an adopted brother of Nigerian descent.
Her mother-in-law, knowing what we are, proceeds to use the "N" word at dinner followed by complaints about Hispanics that are currently moving to NC. I point out to her that she is insulting us to our face. I remain calm in deference to my daughter-in-law. No one else called her on it. The woman does not apologize and absolutely believes that she has done nothing wrong. Everyone is silent.
The next day I call my step-daughter to thank her for her kind invitation, requesting that I never be in the same place as that woman from NC ever again. I assured her that if there is a next time, that I will totally sink to her level and go off ...more
I served in the US military proudly eight years of my life. I was raised in Los Angeles for the better part of my life before joining the service. I made the huge mistake of requesting to be stationed in the East Coast. Somehow I ended up in this horrible state. I have been fired twice for not being able to "fit in" not being a "good fit" with my coworkers. My coworkers have treated me with so much disdain because I look and walk like a Hispanic. I am not a kiss ass and maybe I ought to be given that if you're not part of the crowd you're doomed. I hate North Carolina with a passion. I had an immaculate resume with a bunch of awards from working in medical labs while in the Navy. I became a civilian and all those good all evaluations turned to horrible evaluations from managers who cannot accept me because the crowd doesn't accept me. I know just as much if not more but my skin tells a different story, one where people think I am and will always be a subordinate. I have defied society ...more
I lived in North Carolina for 10 years. I'm 21 years old. I was born and raised in atlanta where the city is so extremely diverse you can't tell who is white and who isn't so to be racist would be a waste of time. So when we moved to NC I couldn't believe how segregated the town was and still is, my parents bought a store in the town and people blatantly said they didn't want to come to our store because we were black. And the white people are just as trashy and low class than every other race. They are all just stupid and very uneducated. How can you hate someone without knowing exactly why? I used to feel sorry for them but now I think they deserve to be stuck in a town that's 15 miles long for the rest of their lives, they have no common sense.
I was born in North Carolina and was raised there, through segregation and up to integration. Racist and ignorance is inbreed and ignorance is lauded. It will take at least 50 more years to purge this state.
WV is a great state. I'm an Asian American, and have never had a problem with any racism except from blacks. I have been called slope / chink / gook / slant / jap / the list goes on and on as they are very creative in their bigotry. We all need to look in the mirror. There has not been any racism shown toward me by whites or any other race but blacks. In at least 15 instances blacks have been prejudice in their actions and especially words in interactionswith me. - chillout
I believe West Virginia is a extremely racist state for a reward at my school me and a few other classmate were given the opportunity to go on a trip on our trip we passed through West Virginia and stopped to stay at a hotel for the night before continuing on our journey while there we were allowed to move around the halls so me and my friend who was Caucasian did as we were walking me and her play fight giving each other piggy back rides like best friends do when a Caucasian officer came up to us and asked to questions to my friend asked if she was ok and if he needed to call someone even thought my friend said no the officer to me to follow him and grabbed my arm I was forced to sit in a room for hours for what he said was to get to the bottom and to better understand what was going on but the truth was the only reason I was detained was because I was a African American female hanging with a Caucasian female when I was finally let go the said it was all a miss understanding by the ...more - tahill99
I was born and raised in Princeton West Virginia AND I agree with this statement. They are also backward but why do you see so much interracial relationship in this state being that it is still racist.
I am mixed race asian-black but look Hispanic to be honest I am from Virginia and had to drive for work to service and deliver power chairs for the disabled there are nice people but by far is the scariest place for me to go is west Virginia on 2 seperate trips I have experienced racism there. Once when me and my uncle who worked with me and is fully Vietnamese we were driving and some construction workers walked in front of the vehicle and laughed yelling racial slurs like gook and wetback while one dragged his thumb across his throat basically saying he'll kill us the second time I was working on a lady's chair and she told me straight up look I really like you but you need to leave this area as soon as possible because of the people there... it is a beautiful state but going there is scary especially because it's essentially lawless towns are very small and hours away from eschother and you barely see police anywhere I also experienced rascism in my home state in convience stores ...more
I am an African American who has lived in various counties of Pennsylvania from Montgomery, Lancaster, Philadelphia, Delaware, Berks, & Lehigh Counties and I can attest to what this person has just said. Reading is one of the most racist Cities in PA (Berks County) and is running just behind Allentown in Lehigh County. I discovered that Berks, Lehigh, Lancaster, and Lebanon Counties are called Pennsyltucky and I found out the hard way why. I am a Black woman who was married to a White man of German descent who was from Lehigh and it was the biggest mistake that I could have ever made in life! I found out that this Area of Pennsylvania is full of German/PA Dutch White people and I discovered that even if they are educated they lack common sense, their comprehension is low, and they can share your bed and have children with you and still have a superiority complex. I have also discovered that this genre of people, especially the Germans are very dangerous in that you can lose everything ...more
Listen, stop being racist about EVERY OTHER RACE! It does not matter what race you are, and you should not have posted this comment!
I am white and I live in a predominately black neighborhood. Pretty much all of my friends are black. I live just outside of Pittsburgh and I have noticed racism in surrounding towns. But I have also seen racism in my town and not from white people. The only problem I have about this is that everyone assumes that only white people are racist. Black people assume that they can say whatever they want to a white person and get away with it. I am far from racist and have no animosity towards any people group because I flat out think racism is the dumbest thing on the planet. I just want all of you to realize that though there are a lot of racist white people, there are also a fair amount of racist black people too. For example, an African American woman wrote this below, "I found out that this Area of Pennsylvania is full of German/PA Dutch White people and I discovered that even if they are educated they lack common sense, their comprehension is low""I have also discovered ...more
You know, when you caught a racist moron posting crap, it wasn't your fault. You are a brave person. Congratulations!
I moved from NJ to Pa a few years ago, foolishly thinking it would be similar just less crowded. Boy was I wrong! They are the most xenophobic, racist uneducated trash I have ever met. Its like I stepped into the 1960's! People here get away with hate crimes, they use the word "colored" like its proper to use, and they are the meanest, least friendliest folks ever. A friend from the south said she's seen more confederate flags here than down there! The racism is so bad even those who had kids with AA are racist! They drive around with these kids waving the confederate flag and use the "n" word like it nourishes them! The healthcare system is failing, and the education system is worse. Professionals here are just glorified trailer trash. Outside of Philly & parts of the Lehigh Valley, and maybe East Stroudsburg area, Pa is a racist, xenophobic, uneducated wasteland. Stay away!
I am an African American female and I grew up in an all black middle class area where seeing middle to upper middle and sometimes even rich black people was normal. I went to private schools my whole life, which were also predominately black. Most people had good jobs in D. C or Virginia. I spent my freshman year of college at a small liberal arts school in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania which is near Hershey and Lancaster. I went through 17 years of my life believing that racism didn't exist because there were so many successful people of color around me where I grew up. Reality slapped me in the face extremely hard. I grew up upper middle class, went to all the best schools, and basically had a spoiled upbringing and so did the other black kids who lived around my way yet the minute I stepped on that campus I became a poor black kid from the ghetto. These kids knew absolutely nothing about me and assumed I was dumb, had some sort of scholarship, or was on affirmative action. (I have a ...more
Yep California is racist still. In S. CA near the Fresno area- all the races are polarized against each other. I was surprised at how racist the Armenians were to the Mexicans since they were treated badly when they were the new "race" in the '40's and '50's. They weren't allowed in a country club pool, though they were allowed to join and pay dues in Fresno. Made me aware of the pecking order concept and how as each racial group gets a foot-hold, they are willing to stomp on the next guy down. So--i hold ALL minorities accountable as they rise in economic and political power since each group seems to emulate the group that oppressed them before they "made it". Just stop racism period. When we moved to N. Calif we were astounded at the "casual" racism. People expected it and were angered when we objected or "educated" them. They said WE were the weird ones since racism was common and considered the norm. We had no clue that "Little Mississippi" could exist north of Santa Rosa. Though- ...more
Everybody in California likes to think they are not racist. Most minorities Only stick to their own race while caucasians hang out with everyone especially those not white. People here act like they hate racism, but consistenly do things because of race. Ex. I know many of white people who voted for Obama only because they didn't want to feel like they were racist. I know minorities, mostly latino and black, that throw out the race card frequently because that's what they are taught to think when they are treated how they don't want to be by another race. California is also run by corrupt white people who are trying to bring socialism to keep the latino and black population oppressed by making us dependent on government to survive.
I live in Sacramento, California and it's recast here but not obvious. Northern Cali loves Asians, Indians, and whites who are highly educated. There are many educated blacks here in northern Cali; yet, nobody hires them and an stupid excuse is always present such as lack of work experience, educated, or simply that there is someone with better credentials and experience than you have. In Cali, almost everything is based of economics, profit, and zip code. YEP, ZIP CODE. Depending on where you live depends on how you will be treated as a minority. San Francisco has more of a mixture of races; however, it's still a Caucasian's playground. The difference between the west and south USA is that the west is less vocal about racism. Racism exists but is discussed behind closed doors. In the south, tell you exactly how they feel to your face and don't hide anything.
I can't speak on the other states but I can say California has a lot of subtle racists. IT has it's fair share of white conservative baby boomers who like Rush or Tom Metzger (OC, INland Empire). But there are a lot of immigrants and there is a racial caste system that most immigrants are quick to latch onto and enforce. Whites on the top, blacks on the bottom and everyone else in the middle. It is especially evident in Orange County and the Bay Area. I have lived here for years and I don't want to become a bitter person but I can't even go to places I used to anymore without being treated differently.
People from south and central America (Mexican, Salvadoran etc... ) seem to really dislike me. The men will go out of their way to intimidate and harass. Especially if I am with a white girl. I have almost been run over a couple of times in what were clear attempts at hitting my, by people from these areas.
Places like Alhambra, Walnut and Monterey Park are very ...more
I've lived all over Utah. I'm not black or brown, I have light skin but definitely not white. White people here will stare at you as long as you're not white. It's either the stare or being nosey, staring in your car or through your window and watch you. They do it to gossip and judge, the reason I know this is because they do that"small town" loud whisper, where they want you to kind of hear but they're gossiping with their friends. No matter how nice I try to be, they give me the disgusting look of hate that I'm very familiar with with these racist religious people. On a regular basis I'm stared at and they don't look away when caught. Utah people have such a serious staring problem and if you Do ANYTHING they have something to gossip about. I don't dress weird I dress normal like anybody else, it's the fact that I'm not white. The other thing is, I get ignored when I'm eating out with my family or friends. They don't look at me or talk back when I order, they take my ...more - miklou
Most People here are close minded, they think they know everything. They don't want to listen with other culture's ideas about anything. The white folks are protected by their government but other race were'nt. I remembered having a car accident here and the police man already decided whose fault it was without even investigating the facts. I am asian and it ended up it was my fault. They did not asked my side just but they asked the white man's side. I was rear ended but ende up it was my fault.
I've lived in Utah for going on eleven years and, as an educated man of African descent, I can justifiably say that the prejudice here is strong, the racism is systemic, and culturally ingrained. I am often defined by the color of my skin and treated poorly or alienated for it, especially when I don't live up to the stereotypes that inform the ignorance of those who seek to describe me. "Hey who's your favorite artist? " I might be asked. "Oh, I really like Maynard Keenan (Lead singer of rock band "Tool" for those who aren't sure)," I might remark. GASP! "But you're BLACK! You're supposed to like Lil Wayne," or whatever. They will do everything they can to cast a non-Caucasian person in an inferior light. An Indian man can say: "There are five flowers in a vase," and be scoffed at. A Caucasian man can say "There are five flowers in a vase," and recieve a gold medal. They are extremely passive aggressive and covert about it, but any person of deeper tones who has been the victim of ...more
I was raised in Utah and have only lived elsewhere for five years of missionary and military service. When I was very young racism was normal here. I didn't even realize that the racist phrases I was repeating as a child were wrong at first. As the civil rights movement began to dominate the news most of my relatives gradually moved away from our bad habits. I hope I did, anyway. Experiencing mixed races for the first time in military training was a real wake up call, seeing how little color, race, or religion had to do with a person's character. I realized that many of my fellow Church members and neighbors had not really understood the teachings of our Utah-based Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (we are all God's children and should not judge others). Many, but not all, of my relatives and fellow Utahns have made a lot of progress, but not nearly enough to please me.
There is a lot of prejudice here lately against immigrants and Muslims. A lot of it comes from the ...more
People posting here seem to have a wrong misconception of how things here work. 1. Haole means no breath. This definition originated when westerners first came to Hawaii and would not do the ha, or the exchanging of breath, which was understandable, they didn't know what it was. People of European descent are called haole because of this. 2. Almost all of the racism in the state stems not from rude locals who just want to be mean, the Hawaiian people are jaded and hurt because western influence nearly destroyed our culture. White people are scowled at because they come here and buy all the land and destroy the environment, thusly hurting our people even more. The Hawaiian people did not want to become a state, colonizers overthrew our kingdom and did not give the natives a right to vote. When we were voted to become a state, it was the white people who came here and took our land and our language and our culture that chose for us to become a part of this broken, bigoted nation. - pkainoac
I wouldn't put Hawaii first, but it should definitely be in the top five. I'm no jaded tourist, I was born and raised here in Hawaii and had the misfortune to be pale skinned and blonde haired. My best friend was Hawaiian by blood and that wasn't enough to stop the racism. Anyone who is brown, Pacific Islander, Asian, or Portuguese is considered "Local", all white people are considered haole (don't let them tell you it means visitor. It means 'without breath' or 'soulless'). In school I was bullied, stolen from (even though I was poor), and targeted for fights-- even as a girl. My entire life revolved on how to get out of fighting, because everyone knew it might start off one-on-one, but if you begin to win, all of your opponent's friends will pummel you into the ground. I had many friends, mostly boys, who were sent to the hospital this way. One boy was beaten in the halls of my school until he had a seizure. Growing up, this culture taught me that to be any mixed variety ...more
Just because the rest of the country tolerates rude and disrespectful behavior doesn't mean we do in Hawaii. If you act like an ass, you'll get treated like an ass, simple as that no matter what the color of your skin is. If you're respectful of other cultures and act like a decent human being, then you'll fit in just fine... By the way this is coming from a white girl with blonde hair and green eyes that grew up in WAIANAE and not a single person has ever had a problem with the color of my skin. So maybe look at the way you carry yourself before you go around throwing out the racism card at every corner. - k14ersche
All of these locals. I don't know why. I was born in Hawaii myself, and I have some serious issues with people who are racist.
For example, I'm a part of Hawaii's majority race-wise, but I remember that my grandfather called out a Portuguese person in a parking lot for simply EXISTING. I was a little child, like 6 or so when that happened but I still remember that. (I am currently 14, for the record.)
Was that racist incident enough? No?
My grandmother hates Korean people for existing, especially men. She tends to be very controlling, and to her, it seems as though she considered them too wild and rebellious to calm them down. I wanted to yell at her so badly, because it was just straight out messed up to hate a nationality for a small group of people she encountered. Apparently all of them are the way she saw, to her and some people she knew.
Is this the end of it? Not even.
One of Hawaii's senators called out someone in court for being white and ...more
I lived in MA for most of my life and began to realize how little opportunity there was for me. I am a person of mixed race with a very light complexion. I was too dark to be considered white and other people of color would treat me badly because I was too light. There was discrimination at every turn. I was followed around stores, discriminated against in college classes, denied employment opportunities, paid less than whites doing the same job, and heard all kinds of racist statements from both sides. I moved to Alabama, which is also very racist; in a different way. At least now I have my bachelor's degree so I will have better opportunities but I will leave soon. I believe racism has transformed into more of a class issue. If you don't have a lot, you're treated terribly. I think this is a problem throughout this country. Those who can afford high rent are able to live more comfortably than the rest. Meaning they don't have the same issues to deal with. Their children go to better ...more
Here in Mass, we've got on one side the left-wing apologetic whites - who do everything they can to make certain that everybody knows that they aren't racists. This includes recognizing race to the n'th degree, resulting in racism. Ask these people about other races, and they have no real clue. In fact, they almost all say things like, "Oh, I have a black friend, or an Asian friend or so on and so forth. Really? They only have "token" friends, and do it to prove that they are PC. And as for the other side, we have loads of white trash Yankees (no, not the ball team) that hardly have any education that use N almost as they use the female derogatory term "B" (not to offend), and would rather spend their hard-earned cash at the local pub than on their own families.
You think Ma is blue state, so people there are liberal. WRONG! They are only liberal when they vote. Everyday life, they believe Whites can cut in the line in front of minority. They do it so naturally as that's their god giving right. THE MOST HYPOCRITICAL NASTY PEOPLE in the U.S. look how they drive! That's shows how ugly they are inside. SHAME ON YOU GUYS!
In 2007, I joined the MA National Guard. I was promised to be attached to a unit near the metro area. After returning from Ft. Benning, GA. I check my orders, and surprise! ; it turned out I had been attached to a unit in Lexington, MA. On my first day of drills, I entered the armory where the assemblies take place; never seen so many colored eyes eyeballing me (I'm dark skinned AND Latino). The following drills were the most difficult days in my life, I had never be so covertly hated; I could feel it. Only person of color in the unit, and the only who had to clean, sweep, and mop the armory, yet called the "laziest". At least I would demand respect where I lived, but this was crazy. Best thing I ever did was to move to NYC and get educated. Now, I even have white friends who are educated and open minded about other people's culture. Once a guy from with some southern accent insulted me, and my white friends joined me in insulting back the guy. If they have their racist moments, ...more - kdemonll
I lived in Wisconsin for basically my whole life, and when I went to College I had trouble with three teachers because I'm a mixed race, one teacher failed me because he saw me talking to a cast student in the hall 10 minuets before class, and told me to my face "you shouldn't talk to those people" I was shocked we weren't even through with the semester and he failed me. The second teacher gave me a "D" when really I should have been given an "A", because when it was my turn to use the Laser Cutter he demanded me to step aside for this other student, just before me in line. The third teacher told me he wouldn't allow me to use paper from the printer to take notes for a test, so I walked over their anyway and went to grab a hand full, he was angry then, and he said, "go to Wal-mart because people like you find notebooks there all the time out in the parking lot"!. I had to restrain myself from fighting. After I graduated I landed a job I felt was ...more
I lived in Wisconsin for 4 years. I never experienced such racism. People were out right nasty. I am from Northern Maine, and have never been treated so badly. In Wisconsin I was a counselor in a Shelter for teenagers. I do not think it helped me being black and knowing all of their family secrets. I am a attractive black woman with a very compassionate heart. I was never taught hate. By husband is white and I have two adult children. Our families get along fine. There really is not that much difference in people. I have found that in the hearts of most people, we want the same things. To have a job, family, freedom to enjoy our lives and worship as we please, and try to be happy. I am so sorry some wish to hold on to something that has caused so much pain and suffering in our country and the world. Before you dislike someone because of the color of their skin or the slant of their eyes. Stop and think behind their clor is a person with thoughts and feeling just like you.
I do not know when this was written but I am a sixty seven year old Black woman, intelligent and have all my faculties, but in 1990 I had the nerve to try to settle in Eau Claire Wisconsin at the advice of a "friend" who did not know the score. ( She is white). I got a job right away at Seversen Lutheran Hospital or Care Facility for the elderly and even the residents... Old and infirm, did not want me to give them services. If we took a stroll downtown, folks in cars would alert each other so they could stare and if I went for coffee with the ladies, the thing was the same. No everyday trip to the store was every day because for some the instant 'over smile" thing would happen or the folded arms ( especially the men) would begin with stony eyes looking straight ahead. We took to going out at night and grabbing groceries due to the overkill of staring and snickering. Young white boys would pull their cars up to our rental house at night and put their bright lights on ...more
I regret having moved here. I am a foreigner and feel like a fish out of water. I have never experienced this in other parts of the country where I lived before. You won't get anywhere here unless you fit their mold or you are serving as a token. Ignorance abounds unfortunately. This state should be number three in this list.
I have lived here all my life and have never been called a n***** but soon as my daughter attend college in Oshkosh, a kid call her a n*****... Of course it pissed me off, but I had to explain to her how "Ignorant" white people could really be. I work out in Germantown and has been for 10 years. It's very segregated and it's sad! You can't trust them because they love to back stab. Laugh in your face like they're your friend & trying to get a person written up or fired. The list goes on & on with the racism here in Wisconsin.
I am from Virginia, and let me tell you, it is indeed quite racist. I am mixed race-half black, half white, I experience more racism from black people than I do white or Latino people (though I am a light brown complexion and have kind of straight hair). I've had some black friends who thought I was fully black until they met my mother (who is white), they all of a sudden stop associating with me. There has been some black people that have tried to make me "do their work for them" and when I ask them why, they said because I was a "half breed" and that I have never experienced the things that they have been through from white people! Even when I applied at some jobs where the manager was black, I was always turned down despite that I'm very well educated with a college degree and the job was given to black people, a majority of them had just gotten out of jail or didn't even finish high school (one job I applied for, I was turned down and a black guy who had ...more
I moved from Ohio to the southern part of Virginia and lived there for 10 years. Most people there are have extremely bigoted views, and they will put you on an island if you don't agree with them. Also, they haven't let the civil war go as well, kept calling me a yankee and I kept getting into fights, its like traveling back to the 1970s. They are loud, arrogant and mostly rude to foreigners. I regretted moving there, and since moved back to Ohio where I feel more at home. Worst experience of my life. Glad that I escaped that hellhole with my wife a couple years ago!
This place should be in the top five at least. Don't be fooled by the DC suburbs. As soon as you cross the Fairfax county line you are in the heart of Dixie. Confederate flags are literally everywhere and the KKK is alive and well and regularly distributes recruitment fliers in the Richmond area. All of the "segregation academies" that opened in the 1960s when the public schools were closed down during "massive resistance" are alive and well. Sure they all claim they don't discriminate anymore but few minorities can afford the $10K + tuition at these private schools.
Honestly Virginia is probably more segregated today than it was in the old days of Jim Crow. Before the 1960s blacks and whites in Virginia lived in the same cities and towns but in different neighborhoods. Now due to white flight they don't even live in the same localities anymore. The blacks are pretty much confined to the urban areas, while the whites for the most part live in the suburbs.
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I don't know...I live in Virginia and haven't experienced racism here. I have never seen a Confederate flag standing anywhere here. It could just be the area I live in though (I live in Norfolk)
Just because Montana Universities recruit African-American athletes does not make the state as a whole any less racist; it just means these colleges want to win. Not everyone in Montana is racist, but these rural towns who sport confederate flags and tell racially derogatory jokes when no minorities are around sicken me. These same individuals when confronted about their actions lie about doing so and initiate smear campaigns against their accusers, in which all the white employees corroborate and lie, along with the all white Human resource staff to cover up their own infringement of Human Rights Laws. I just do not understand why people go to such great lengths to avoid their discriminatory practices when they employ them at their leisure and in the " Good ole Boy" state with out repercussion because everyone protects each other. This state Government is corrupt!
Montana is a very racist state. Though working here, with the employment discrimination laws, being relevant and applicable, the "Good ole Boys" still permeate most institutions and they are run accordingly. For example the Federal Judge R. Cebull sending racist emails? Not to be a cynic, but he will just get a slap on the hand, and the only reason for that and him being "sorry" is because he got caught. Truth is in Montana people don't mind being racist, yet those same people do not want to be held liable for it. Sure Black people can be accepted hear; as long as they are willing to Uncle Tom and look past discriminatory practices, treatment, and comments. Good Black Folks if you are planning a vacation try another state, from one Black man to another, this state Blows. I am going to leave as quick as I can.
Montana I would challenge to be the most racist state in the USA there are more neo Nazi's in Montana the the rest of the country. Hell we are Donald Trump's Most Favorite state to be in says we are his kinda people that should give you a clue on how racist it is here
If you are a Black Male be prepared to deal with, in some parts, racist natives. If you show skin in grin you will be alright... But if you are discriminated against don't expect any support... Most whites here don't believe they discriminate and when they do will not rat on their redneck buddies.
EVERY SINGLE TIME I drive through Columbus Ohio, I get pulled over by the cops for absolutely no reason. The last time it happened the officer blatantly told me to my face "It just looks like you have something to hide". He then wrote me a ticket for no seat belt when he couldn't find anything else. From what I see, the racism is not so overt as it is covert. When I went to the municipal building to negotiate the fine, I saw that the courtrooms were filled to the brim with African Americans. Sickening. Clearly it's the poor and colored who are funding the Ohio municipalities. SICKENING.
I'm from the UK. I moved to Columbus in 2017 with a job transfer. Worst decision of my career. I would rather make salary at a high cost of living back home than stay in this state. It's very authoritarian and much like a police state. The segregation of classes and races is very evident. Very few people of color seem to hold any equity here. That is an obvious sign of high inequality. I have never lived in the southern states of the USA, but if it's any worse than this, I would never visit. The residents here also seem quite ignorant and uneducated about the reality of history and politics. It's also quite hostile. I have witnessed friends and colleagues be the target of racism here more than I ever have in my life. My home is not perfect, but I'm glad to say we're much more evolved than the degree of racism I've witnessed here. I do not recommend moving here. I do not want to contribute any more taxes to a place like this. My conscience demands it. Maybe I am naive about America.
And here's the problem folks.
Right now Cleveland in particular, and NE Ohio in general are trying desperately to attract non manufacturing businesses. They want medical and engineering students to choose the universities here and then choose to stay here after they've graduated. They want all levels of the Medical industry here.
BUT, how will you get those people to stay in a place where, other than their money, they aren't welcome? Or, in fact, are are treated with outright hostility?
Students, doctors, engineers, business men and women all come in many races, ethnicities and nationalities. If they cannot count on being treated with dignity and respect why should we expect them to make a home for themselves and their families in this region? In fact, why should we expect successful young people to stay here rather than finding more open and welcoming place to live and raise their families?
NE Ohio is going to have to deal with the pervasive racism that ...more
I am in college in Ohio, and the people I met here are ignorant about diversity. If you don't act white, prepare yourself for racism. Most people try not be racist openly, but they would treat you differently if you are not white. The worst part is they don't admit they have a problem with disliking people from different back ground
I've lived a bunch of places down south in recent years, and southern Maryland has been the worst. I've encountered racists of all types and colors. There's so much covert racism here that it doesn't even matter that it's covert anymore, because it's so prevalent.
I'm from NZ and had a homestay girl Tiffany Joy Grove from Maryland who is here as a student teacher (internship) with a local school for 8 weeks. My husband is Caucasian, I am not. She asked to be moved out of our homestay purely on the grounds that she did not want to live with me! How racists is that! WE OPEN OUR HOME TO AN AMERICAN AND SHE IS RUDE AND RACIST TO OUR FACE! If she s going to be a teacher with such racists views I wouldn't offer a job at my school. New Zealand is very multi cultural and not racists. Such racists sentiments should be kept in MARYLAND!
I used to live in Montgomery County, MD. I had lived there since I was born. I moved about 6 months ago at age 15. In all my time living there, I have never experienced racism. Because Montgomery County is SO diverse, there really was no reason to be racist. The high school I went to had 50% White 50% other. Maybe even more of other. If I went into a store, I'd see a mix of all races. My neighborhood though. was filled with whites, but there were also Hispanic, Blacks, Asians, people from the Middle East, and Indians. My closest friend was from Pakistan. I'm Hispanic and so were most of the people I went to school with. If I were to go into one of my Honors classes you would see only 10 whites out of 30 students. I have moved to South Carolina, and now I can say that I have experienced racism. All of my neighbors are white. My family is the only colored people here. If I'm friends with a white person, it's because they are from upper north, not down here. I've been shunned by so many ...more
Yes very racist and its undercover the blacks are very oppressed in Baltimore it is very very segregated... Federal hill just to name one area in the city very few blacks live there if any... I was once called out my name for no reason at all... Employment are you serious they think all black folk can do is services jobs... I can't wait to move out of this hell... plus it is dirty as HELL..
White people love following African Americans around in stores, they love to stare at us like we're less then them. I can't go to the farmers market with my friends without being stared at, cut in line, called slurs, or being followed around. I hate Vermont. Not only that white teachers in schools favor white students than, African American students.
Lived in vermont for 10 years the most racist place I've ever lived by far. It should definitely be higher on this list. The rate of incarceration of black folks is on par with southern states like alabama and mississippi but they like to think of themselves as progressive. Be very careful if you are driving through this state as a black person or spending time here as any race other than white. It is a beautiful place the mountains and lakes are gorgeous BUT I'm not sure its worth the negative experiences.
Well before Mr. Obama was elected President here in Vermont our racists hid out with their ignorant native population. Now as the Southern and Western states began a backslide even a state up North like Vermont has turned out with regret a very backwards place when it comes to Racism. I have also noticed that those who do not seem to hate People of color don't stand up to their foolish neighbors and fellow community(many church goers) I will Always be White yet I will stand up for all the peoples freedom. Not doing so would make me a coward. Whatever your Race or Religion fight against Racism and help the future become better!
Vermont is not ready and they are not willing for diversity it appears to be a threat to the backwoods tradition. I have lived in Vermont for 50 years I am still on survival mode.. If you are a person of color Vermont is not a vacation place for you or your family. It appears that they are still 40 years behind.
Racism in Southeastern Iowa. I am white but have sun-tanned skin, somewhat comparable to Hispanics. In a private conversation with a grocery store's director, when I was inquiring about vacant full-time position in the same department I had been working for several years, I had been told that he "does not want me at the front-end because I'm ethnic". He added, if I want a full-time job in the store, there will be "a janitor's position with great benefits". I thanked him for the offer and left the scene full of emotions. Nevertheless, a few days later I was interviewed for that full-position but ended up not getting it anyway. During 30-minute one-on-one interview, that store director, had been asking about my home country, its people, politics, import-export (?! ) and such. He was curious to find out differences between people. He was also not happy about the growth of Hispanic population in Iowa. He asked me about my long-term career plans within that company and ...more
Listen I am NOT commenting just all Iowa I am commenting on the state of Illinois which is not that far apart. when you say state of Iowa is racist I strongly disagree I see black women with white men. And black men white women. in the state of Iowa. because I'm from Mississippi that's a racist state and. definitely not the state of Iowa and definitely not the state of Illinois they are not racist at all. I'm from Mississippi and I'm not used to seeing a black man with a white woman that really disgusting to be honest with you.
Hoe in the blue hell did this corn field manage to dodge the list of the most racist states in the U.S. those corn feds actually asked congress for money for a race war planned a drill which enlisted the help of two neighboring army bases in a township where they had continuously complained against foreigners who mostly were displaced by the flood that happened in 2008 and were awaiting legal approval of citizenship the drill was scheduled to prove to congress why they needed emergency funds for a race war on a state that at the time was 97.1 percent Anglo Saxon populated and majestically cancelled when a resident of the city told the news in another state. In february of 2010 the radio stations there reported 150 new off cuff supremacist groups were discovered and formation of more was on the rise. March of 2012 several or more people in Cedar Rapids who worked for DHS the police departments and other organizations were caught using their jobs to antagonize and harass blacks destroy ...more
SIOUX CITY IS THE MOST RACIST PLACE TO EVER LIVE IN! THE PEOPLE HERE ARE RUDE, THEY can't STAND IT WHEN BLACK PEOPLE TALKS TO THEM! IT'S HARD TO BE A BLACK PERSON LIVING OUT HERE, THEY don't EVEN WANT TO HIRE BLACK PEOPLE! I DONE CAME FROM ANOTHER STATE AND THIS LIL CITY HAS A BAD REPUTATION FOR Iowa! IT'S EVEN MORE SAD WHEN THE PEOPLE OUT HERE MAKES FUN OF HOW BLACK PEOPLE TALKS! IT FRUSTRATES ME TERRIBLY TO GO THROUGH THAT, HOWEVER THE STORES, GAS STATIONS, MALL, COLLEGES, AND THE WHOLE ENTIRE ATMOSPHERE IS BITTER, AND SOUR. ! LIVING OUT HERE STRESSES ME OUT ALL THE TIME. THE HISPANICS don't LIKE BLACK PEOPLE EITHER! THEY MAKE YOU FEEL UNWELCOME, AND THEY ARE VERY UNAPPROACHABLE! I WOULD TELL ANYBODY THAT COMES FROM Chicago OR ANY OTHER PLACE that's BLACK don't COME TO Sioux CITY TRUST ME YOU'LL BE DISAPPOINTED! THEY THINK WE ARE UNEDUCATED, IT'S SICKENING TO SEE HOW PEOPLE ARE STILL STUCK ON THE 20TH CENTURY!
Very racist. I am half Asian-American and I got a beer bottle thrown at me from a truck. Redneck shouted "Go back to where you belong Asian! ". What? I was born and raised in America. Actually I'm thinking about moving far away from this place after I finish grad school, somewhere more diverse. Liberal and open-minded.
Portland is VERY racist and they do know it I'm a white woman married to a black man and have mixed kids which is yes by my choice so I don't want any you got yourself into this comments... We don't live inside Portland but on the out skirts but anytime we go to the the store and my husband hands anyone cash they put his change on the counter they will not hand it to him in his hand and people stare at us everywhere we go. I have recently gotten VERY AWARE of ow deep the hate of people here in Oregon City is since my son started going to school he is one of only 3 black children in the whole school... The kid's were telling my son that they wouldn't play with him because he's black and black people steal and black people go to jail... So as his mother I went directly to the principal who tried to brush it off by saying "kids will be kids" which was not good enough for me I tried going to the superintendent and left message after message and sent 2 letters with NO response. I ...more
Ha I love the people on this list that claim an entire state to be racist because of the idiots that live there. There is a lot of racists in many different states. That somehow makes the state racist? It is one thing if the government of that particular state is racist, but seriously. This list is by itself stupid. As many racists in the world there are still people who simply aren't, and on more than one occasion these people outnumber the racists. Oregon, as well as countless other states are that occasion. One person, or a group of people do not make a state racist. I just hate how people would honestly make such poor generalizations, based on random encounters with racist people.
I lived in West Linn just outside of Portland, and I have to say that there is a lot of racism in Oregon. It's just very hush hush, you know they don't want to seem behind or stupid up there. When me and my husband first got married we went to visit a family friend of my in laws just outside of Portland and the first thing she said was "I bet your mom was real happy to see that you didn't bring home a little n***** girl". I guess she just assumed that everyone in Mississippi are African American. I live on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and there are tons on interracial couples and biracial people. I grew up with just as many African American friends as white and I never have been spoken to in Mississippi like I was in Oregon. I will say that the United States as a whole is a very racist country compared to many others. We have a long way to go.
I spent a substantial amount of time in Oregon to get a descent job. I have a good resume and worked my ass off but was brushed aside for someone that just walked into the office and had less qualifications (except that he was white). People tend to be very friendly face-to-face but they've made up their mind about u long ago. They hit where it really hurts...while they keep a smile on their face.
I feel that places that one might come across people who are openly racist might not be as bad. At least you know what your dealing with and who to avoid. Furthermore, if it is an open culture of racism then the one guy who yells an obscenity might be the only racist. Better than a hundred racist who put a smile on their face and screw you over in your career and finances.
A friend of mine asked me to keep her company on a road trip to Wyoming. We stopped at a gas station for gas and pee break. Noticed the cashier lady watching me heavily while on the phone. Then, 2 police officers showed up, I was followed around by 2 local police officers the entire time! My friend was left alone because she was white, I'm guessing. They also followed us for a couple miles on the highway. Not sure why they followed us, we didn't dress or behave like any trouble makers. We only stayed for a couple of hours and left. Big mistake going on a road trip to Wyoming.
Stopped at a firework stand in Wyoming started talking to the owner found he was from the phoenix area, I asked him why he decided to move to Wyoming. He told me with a creepy gleam in his eye, "The people in phoenix are just dirty they are a lot cleaner up here if you know what I mean, " implying that dark people are dirty
Wyoming is very racist, the previous posters here are lying. No white woman in Wyoming would ever date a black guy, and Latinos do not get along with whites. What are you people smoking? I assume you're Wyoming residents trying to make Wyoming seem tolerant, but sorry that is just not the case. Stop lying and misleading people. It is dangerous if people of color come to Wyoming and think there's no racism based on all of your comments.
I am a black man that married a white woman from Wyoming, her family loved me to death, and even though we got divorced, we are still friends to this day, and I love her family as if they were my own.
Wyoming is the least populated state in the US. All of you jokers who are saying Wyoming isn't racist are fooling yourselves. There's a reason you won't find too many minorities living there. Don't let covert racism fool you.
This is a horrible state. HELLAWARE! Very brutal and bitter people. My parents set me up like a raw piece of meat dangling before wolves. Do not visit; and stay far away from Wilmington (this city is as bad as Detroit, MI and Baltimore, MD) and metros.
Delaware is a fairly good state and doesn't seem to have anywhere near as much corruption as many states - The least corrupt are Connecticut; New Jersey; Vermont; Maryland; Rhode Island; Massachussets; and Delaware
Delaware is very racist. I remember growing up sitting outside and the cops arrested my brother for sitting on our porch. My grandma told the cops he was her grandson and they said trespassing. This state is so corrupt. They do nothing for the youth. The cops beat my other brother up when he was 12 years old for riding in a car with his friends. He shouldn't have been in the car but he was a child. One of the worst states
Nice state but the state government is corrupt.
I've lived in Kansas all my life and I'm married to a black man. My dads family weren't from Kansas they were from the Ozarks and other states in the south where my family owned slaves, so my family was pretty racist, but thank goodness it never rubbed off on me. Kansas is definitely a racist state. I grew up in a town that had a sign posted before entering town that no blacks were allowed after dark until 1990 and it fell down fortunately the law wouldn't permit them to hang is back up.
I have one question though. Why do you have mountains on your flag? I've lived in Kansas for couple years and its flatter than 10 years old boy's chest - temich85
One of my better friends is of Indian descent. He came here to see family, and was treated poorly by whites and such. For example at a convenience store, the white cashier was really nice to the white people in front of and behind my friend, but was wicked rude to him. We are from MA.
I worked in state law enforcement in kansas. I and other state latinos faced a very racist administration. I worked for the Kansas Dept of Corections. The administration we were under have Fred Phelps Jr. And his sister Marjie as leaders. The folks Marjie hired targeted three latino men for termination. They suceeded in getting one terminated and are still activley trying to get rid of the others. Several coworkers have told me they can't believe what they are witnessing. Blantant racism against latino men by a small group of white female administrators. I will be filing a chapter seven complaint for all the good it may do.
My husband and I lived in Kans-ass for 1 incredibly eye opening, horrific year! Easily the worst year of our lives! My husband is black and I am white. My husband is one of the most kindest, nicest, and thoughtful men on this earth. He's in commission sales. He has been for the last twenty years. We moved from Minnesota (very little racism) where he'd always been able to make a very lucrative living in sales. We believed that he could do the same down in Kansas and we were sadly mistaken.
At work, people avoided him like the plague. If he would go to greet a customer, most of them would not look him in the eye and then they'd ask to speak to someone else. Not only did this hurt him. But it also made it impossible for him to even a modest living. Nobody wanted to do business with him because he was black. Even though he was the best dressed, extremely professional and by far the most educated. No one wanted to do business with him due to the color of his skin. He went from ...more
Let me give you the straight dope on South Dakota.
After growing up here and living here most of my life, I can say with absolute confidence that racism is very much alive in this state and never went anywhere since the days of westward expansion. Though I can't speak for West river, East river is particularly bad with a large population of "rancher republican" types that have been emboldened since trump was elected. Make no mistake, you WILL draw plenty of attention and glaring stares if you don't have white skin. I've even heard a few tales of gay people being beaten bloody in downtown Rapid City at the bar scene in recent years.
After living in Colorado for a few years for college and moving back to South Dakota, I forgot how backwards this state is. South Dakota might as well be in the dark ages in regards to political policy and progressive thought. Native Americans from the Pine Ridge reservation live on one of the most poverty stricken counties inside the western ...more
Rapid City is openly segregated. Native people, even those with a higher education, rarely can even get an interview for a professional job they are qualified for. The criminal justice system, from the juvenile to adult prisons, are full of Native people. They start incarcerating Native youth as early as 11 years old. I have worked for 5 years to try to improve these issues. I have had no success at all! Even the Democrats do not support Natives who try to get elected to office or even on a city government committee. The schools are underfunded and segregated. The national test scores for these kids runs in the bottom 20%. I have given up on this place!
I came here from MA almost 40 years ago, and yes, there's an undercurrent of racism here that's never subsided. They don't like the Native American population at all. Almost anyone not born here is never accepted by the white-haired Old Guard. I purposely never lost my Boston accent just to piss off some of the population myself, and it still works. Some love it, others hate it. There's no middle ground. It used to bother me when I first arrived here, but I couldn't care less anymore. When I see them getting annoyed, I laugh, which makes them even madder. If you come here from somewhere else and be a Democrat to boot, be prepared to get some really cold shoulders from some of the native hicks here.
Very very racist. Rapid City is openly segregated. I just recently moved here and was shocked at the amount of racism I have come across. Three of my coworkers are openly racist and openly talk about how they can not stand blacks or natives. Everyone is constantly making racial slurs. I have a friend who's dad is on the police department here in Rapid and have even heard him openly talk about wanting to attack natives whenever he sees them. There is so much hate towards the native community and blacks that it is unreal.
I grew up in Longview Washington and during the summers my dad would take me and my family around Portland and Seattle. I had friends of All races and I was White. But whenever I was around my black friends other friends they wanna think I not Ghetto enough to hang out with them simply because I am not black. I show them a few scars, show them I am armed to the teeth with a pocket knife, tell them I grew up on 15th and they shut up real quick. But in Washington Area this is how it always is.. Oh I gotta prove I am the real n* otherwise I can't be that white guy playing Basket ball.. Or Hey look at Datt Cracka walking on by with his video game clothes he must be such a loser.. It gets really old having to stand up to everyone the people in Washington are all Cowards don't matter what race you are they have a big problem there with everyone. People give you this icy stare.. (If you are white are black you know what I am talking about) It is this stare where they just literally stare and ...more
Washingtongian in Seattle since birth and not so proud of calling myself an Washingtonian at all since realizing that racism exist evening in Seattle. African Americans are continuing mistreats whether it's in any professional field in Seattle. I'm Caucasian and Asian American and it's disgusted when hearing family or friends disgracing African Americans in today society. We all have our issues and my culture is not prefect too. If it's not the Asian, Latinos, Caucasian, Arab, Scandivian, Irish disrespecting them or continuing secretly insulting them during interview for a job by offering them less then what they deserve instead forcing them out of an employment to make way for our Caucasian or light skinned cousins who are racist against the black cultures as well. While having certain people spying on them them while they are shopping in small business the community they live in. It usually their own race doing the same. Which brings to me to this question. Are black people not ...more
My sister's family is bi-racial. Her eldest child joined the Marines just so he could escape african-American baiting. The principal at his public school said more than once he belonged in a different school because he "looked" black. At a school function, a chaperone came up and tried to seperate him and his white date, because he looked "threatening" to her.
One of the country's largest neo-nazi churches is in Eastern WA. Don't get me started on eastern WA neo-Nazis.
Everett and Seattle are the two cities I've lived in, and they are probably the most racist. White people here tend to be very passive aggressive about how they feel towards blacks-the racism is very subtle. They're very disrespectful, and get out of line in their (wise questions they ask).
I am a biracial adult (half white and half black). I have lived in New Hampshire all of my life, and I have received nothing but racists slurs from people, and women saying they wouldn't date me because of my skin color and hearing disability (I wear a hearing aid and cochlear implant). It has kept me from making a lot of friends. New Hampshire is a very close minded state in my view, I wouldn't recommend anyone of color moving to this state.
Yes I am an Indian American. I am very brownish and I get stares all the time when I am outside. People just keep staring at me and my children
Forget about tattooing here if you're a person of color. It's hard enough getting to know people in the industry without having to deal with the bigotry. Oh, they'll take your money, but they won't give you a chance. I've been to five different shops spanning three counties and have been told in not so subtle terms that I'm not white enough. I've been to art school and am passionate about art, but one of my old friends, who was never into art and can't draw well now tattoos... he's white.
Most common statement in NH - "People like yourself are NOT welcome here" in a very low-tone voice close to your ears. Experienced overt Racist spots on Brown Ave, Manchester - Nashua Tires, Nashua - Canterbury Apts, Congress street, Nashua etc..
The whole state is racist. We have a lot of kkk and white supremacists here. Grand Forks has been in the news (UND) specifically for sporting shirts with native Americans drinking out of a beer bong thing, with the words "Siouxper Drunk" on it in retaliation of the Natives trying to change the name "The Fighting Sioux. " Nothing was ever done about this at the University except to say they were just being kids, yet they were all old enough to know better. Bismarck schools will tell the Natives they are not civilized and will never make it in school or career. These schools will outright say stuff to your face and get away with it because "who is going to side with us" right? Natives are targeted just by being seen driving, walking, riding bike. Law enforcement will see natives living somewhere, claim to smell marijuana and will raid your house on the claim of a smell. Look up the numbers on the jails here and find out how many minorities are locked up on ...more
I had the mispleasure of getting sent to this miserable state because of my job and having lived and travelled all up and down the East Coast, including the Deep South, I can tell you that North Dakota belongs WAY higher on this list. That state is full of clannish, backwards, uncultured people who have a distinctive disdain for anybody that isn't from there, especially if you're of a darker hue. They are arrogant beyond belief and constantly look down their noses at folks from other states. Trash state full of trash people.
I lived in North Dakota my entire life up until a year ago. I am half Native American and half Norwegian. You really can not tell that I am Native American though because I have light skin. So people would say racist things about Native Americans and not realize that I am one. Some people who knew I was Native American would call me Prairie N*****. They are racist against anyone who is not White. Just outside of an Indian reservation by Minot, and somebody spray-painted on a dumpster "F*** Indians, We give you enough food and money, your welcome. " on it. If you are not White they will not make you feel welcome.
By far the most racist state! They are behind the times by at least 200 years! North Dakotans don't like people of any race or color. Extremely ignorant people in their ways and thinking. They don't like to see whites and other ethnicities together for any reason. If you are not from and, you don't have a chance. They all stick together and bully people of all ages. They set out to destroy peoples lives.
I'm Native American, I went to Yale; and during one summer session I took at Brown I was looking for a place to live; I had someone respond to an ad I placed online as a "room wanted" ad and I swear I remember specifically writing it saying I am Native American so no slamming the door in my face when you see me, sort of thing. When I got there she asked me "how did you get into Yale; I thought you had to be smart to get into Yale. " I guess people don't realize after they SEE me that all of the Ivies DO accept qualified minorities? I went to a college prep high school in the suburbs in California, scored in the top 97th percentile of all students at the time on the ACT's, and got straight A's. The only part of that which apparently "looks too stupid" to have gotten accepted into not only Yale but Harvard, Princeton, Cornell and Johns Hopkins, is the color of my skin. But no, Rhode Islanders are either too bat-ass naive to see that that's a racist thing to ...more
Rhode Island like Western Massachusetts is very racist towards Asians. It's not the "kill a Muslim" kind of hate crime state but certainly the white or Hispanic person is always right. Funny how that is empowered by a black president and black governor in a Massachusetts.
I grew up in Rhode Island and I agree with this list. It's not racist at all. You will get a few exceptions, but in general, it's not at all.
Lived hear all my life, never seen a confederate flag once.
New Mexico is extremely prejudiced, if not racist. When I was at the Gallup mall, I was the only white person there (besides the manikins),and the Hispanic and Native American people who lived there stared at me with looks that freaked me out. I have never been able to spend a peaceful night in New Mexico without fearing that I will be robbed or worse. In Albuquerque, I stayed at a fairly nice hotel- and I was the only white person there. When I got into the pool, everyone looked at me suspiciously. As I was getting things out of my truck, I could see faces in the windows watching my every move. The other guests at the hotel were obviously stalking and watching me. Thankfully, the Hispanic manager was very nice and very friendly, but his guests scared me so much I had to leave early. I am thankful for people like that manager, who don't "judge by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character." It pains me that their are so many stories even worse than mine. People, ...more
New Mexico is what heaven might be like. Love it
Never been discriminated agains in New Mexico, mostly hispanics, native americans, whites very few blacks. I don't feel I am being looked at like I belong in another planet. I am hispanic.
I was born and raised in New Mexico. For the most part the state is not racist. But like with all states there are the small towns that are less educated and racist. But I'm from a smaller town and our High School has all different races and everyone is accepted. Everyone gets along for the most part. I have done my fair share of traveling among the US and New Mexicans are by far the politest people. I am currently in small town in Montana and you would think I was carrying a severed head on my shoulder. (I am a 30 year old Hispanic woman)
I am from Alabama and when you are a rooted southerner as I am, you accept people racism because it is their problem, not yours. As long as there is no violence, or mental abuse, I am fine with it. I do not like the unknown racism that I find in the north. In the north, Black People not only must deal with the racism of Whites, but also racism among Hispanics, Chinese, People from the Middle Eastern Countries, and many other groups who do not perceive or America perceive as Blacks People. At least in many parts of the south, there are only Black People. At least we can speak English as many of the Whites do. OK, basically, there is no rest period for Black People no matter where they live unless they have made it cross the bridge, so to speak, and I am praying every single day and night that I will be one of those Black People.
OK, when one speaks about different parts of the country being racist towards Blacks in the south, at least you know where you stand. At least you can ...more
Quote" "I'm from Alabama... Black People destroy each other more than any other race..."
I think you are wrong, Race does not affect a man's character, rather peer pressure from peer group does. It just depends on the group which you belong or grew up with, for instance, if a Black boy was born and brought up in family that teaches the Chinese culture, he would definitely behave like the Chinese, if his parents teaches prosperity in unity as a race then he would behave like the Chinese even more.
I'm David from Nigeria.
People that say "at least we speak English". Your being racist. I know people suck and act racist, just ignore them, they will eventually die out. Every statement has been negative so far. I thought a positive statement was needed. Now I'm not naïve, race is still looked at questionably, that's just human nature. If someone physically harm to you, call the police, use your local politician. We pay big $$ every year on taxes, talk to someone! Things only change when handle them democratically. Dream people and believe in yourself, everyone else can F off. I'm glad CT is so far down this list but would be happy if lists like this didn't exist. Peace, its cheeper!
Connecticut is a very racist state in some areas I used to live in Connecticut back in middle school but now I live in California and I think Connecticut and California should switch spots on this list
When I lived around Omaha, I felt that people were close minded and talked about you behind your back. Left there years ago, never to return.
It is no place for an Italian.
There were also many occasions when white people acted nice towards Blacks in Omaha out of fear, only to retreat to to their bubble communities in Millard, Gretna, and especially West Omaha.
The rural areas further away from Omaha not only are suspect of outsiders, but will drop the N word too.
Experienced racism from Aryan like whites, saw it towards Blacks, but more discreetly in Omaha. Many white people are scared of Blacks in Omaha, and the way the city is organized. says it all. Locals in Omaha assumed I was some stupid Mexican, due to my dark hair and darker than white skin tone.
The black people in Omaha that I knew, treated me well, but many knew that I was originally from somewhere like NYC, which I was.
So all you majority of White people in Omaha can keep pretending you are not ...more
I'm an African American that was born and raised in Nebraska and I'm currently in Texas for school, I have also had the pleasure of being able to travel and see this great country I feel that the great state of Nebraska is far from racist. Now we as a people would be ignorant to say that there is or isn't racism from one state to the other, but Nebraska I feel is one of the lease racist states in this country. It's a beautiful place to be, and with the continuos expansion I honestly believe Nebraska is and will be a great spot to reach for the American Dream. - Tambam
Omaha is the worse. Grew up there, never moving back. Very segregated and the stories my mom tells me about what people at her job say when they thinks she's not around (fried chicken and kool-aid jokes, anyone? ). Currently live in a smaller town in MO. Better, but only because people are more covert with their prejudice.
Nebraska is really bad if you are brown skinned. I lived in Lincoln and people there openly hate Indians and Hispanics. Many people kept saying that those two groups cause troubles (burglary, drugs, etc.) I am mixed and I got stared at even when I ate at a burrito place. The only thing that saves you from racism is if you play for the Cornhuskers.
Totally lily-white, ignorant and racist.
Some folks in Camden feel they need a little more diversity and believe they should try to recruit some African American's to move into the community. Talk about ignorant and racist comments! - jazzbea
My dad lives in Maine all his life after being adopted by a white family when he was 8 years old. My dad is mixed of Italian and black. My mom is black so My skin color is brown! Every time I went to Maine as a child people looked at me funny all the time. As I got older I was stared at a lot because of the color of my skin. I hate it there!
I've lived in Maine all my life, and I have not heard one racist thing come out of a person's mouth. Maybe in the projects of Portland, but not ANYWHERE else.
Maine is definitely racist. I'm white and born here, brought up with a mixed race brother. Still to this day 2019. Being white I get to hear all the black prejudice being spoken behind black people's backs which I don't care to hear. When I married a black man and brought him here we didn't stay but a year to get away from it. I have a mixed race child that looks white and dealing with prejudice still. It's just pure ignorance. �"
I am Black and Las Vegas is the Racist Statewide in the whole Nation...! It suck here
I've lived here for 4 months now... From California (Born & raised) I am in the banking industry. I have showed my ability to perform my duties and learn in an efficient amount of time. I even correct the supervisors that have been with the company for 5+yrs. They still treat me like last class, like I am LESS, not as bright, as though I have to work twice as hard to get the same level of respect. By the way, I am a 26 yr old female (African American), and there are 7 other employees. 6 being Caucasian. 1 being an older Hawaiian woman
I've lived here all my life and witnessed the demoralization on behalf of Black people. The STATE is run by Mormons... therefore, if you are not white AND Mormon, there is no place for you in society. They (the Mormons in charge) have been known to throw a few crumbs to Black people in terms of occupation. I have consistently been the only Black person in many classes in public school all the way up to college at UNLV (which has a racist past itself- you can look up the first college mascot which was a fox wearing a confederate uniform that didn't get changed until the 80's). The school district, Clark County School District, has a known reputation for suspending/expelling Black students significantly more than their white peers. This is not a place to raise a family of you're Black. Las Vegas was and is known as the Mississippi of the West (that is a fact and is published in a few texts).
I have read all comments on how Nevada more in the Las Vegas area is suppose to be racist. I have lived here over 30 years and no we are not racist. I feel and seen more aceptise here more than any other state. Racist is every where you go but just against black people. If all you want to see is negativity then that is all you will see.
I live currently in Indiana and have been living in the state for going on eight years. A shadow from the past (1930 Lynching, aka Last recorded lynching in American History.. scary thing is the people who lynched the black men with only one black survivor- James Cameron, are still living and glorify it) hangs over the place. The black people are suppressed by white supremacy. I am a victim of this racism like many others in my community. The white people don't even like each other but make a pack to keep the black people down. The only thing I can compare my experiences to is what was going on in the 60s and further back. In 1996 the K were still openly meeting and had the telephone number in the phone book. Our governor, Mike Pence, authorized for books on the K to be put on lock because this history of the K is so shameful! This organization's head courts in the 1920's -1930's was in Indiana. Most of white Indianans have ties to them. This stuff runs deep. The racism I've seen has ...more
Indiana is the most racist state in America. The police officers will kill you if you are black. Racial profiling is normal. And being a bigot is the culture here. If you are African American, black etc. Stay away from Indiana especially if you have an education because you will intimidate the petiole here and they will make your job hell. Also some blacks here are so brainwashed they will hate you too just trying to fit into an environment where they are not accepted. This is a horrible place to live. You have been warned!
Absolute worst state. They don't even know that there is such a thing as an "asian american" and hear all kinds of racist stuff at Purdue. The administration does not even care, international students should go take their money elsewhere and stop supporting this state
I was an Army Recruiter in Bloomington In, in the mid 90s and Indiana is above and beyond racist! I would just be doing my job and feel as if I had to watch my back daily! I once spoke to an applicant over the phone received an interview and when I got to the house, they said we thought you were white and slammed the door in my face! Tragic!
I grew up in Detroit, so most of my life I thought racism was really declining. I always like the white people here. In Detroit white people and black people get along very well. I especially thought racism was declining when Obama was elected president. It wasn't until I moved to Fraser, MI that I soon realized racism had never left. I had white people spying on my family. They were so rude. They treated me and my daughters like we were criminals. This one white lady was bullying me everyday. Our children caught the bus together so I saw her everyday. I tried to ignore her antics, but after six months I snapped and ended up fighting her. The police immediately took her side and I was charged with assault and battery even though it was her who started, provoked, and initiated the fight. She even called a neighbor to be a false witness against me. She then proceeded to call the school and tell them that my five and six year daughters and I were going to jump her six year old son and ...more
Hello to all.I was born in Grand Rapids and raised in a small town in Michigan called Stockbridge. I am of Mixed Race my father being White and my Mother was born and raised in the Philippines but came to the U.S. in the early 80's and later became a U.S. citizen in 1987. Anyways, My story begins like this. Growing up in a small town like Stockbridge seemed to be a good decision on both my parents part as my mom worked in Ann Arbor at UofM and still does and my Father worked in Lansing at Ingham Medical Center. So Stockbridge was centralized so they could drive the same distance to and from work. Upon being enrolled in school Racism began right away. People would walk up to me and my sisters asking us what China is like or call us Gooks or different things like that. Which now is very tame. But as the Years went on and on especially in High School people would ask us the questions again but this time would actually physically shove or push me or my sister. I remember several being ...more
I currently live in Metro Detroit, about a half hour away from downtown. I lived in West Bloomfield for about 18 years, I never had an issue of racism being both Latino and Jewish. In fact, West Bloomfield has a high Jewish population, but overall, the community that I grew up in was diverse. Even in school, they seemed to preach diversity, in high school, everybody came from different background, Asian, Muslisms, Mexicans, African Americans, and much more.
Now, the more you go out of the city, the more you get a sense of the racial tension. I went on vacation to Caseville, Michigan (in the thumb), my grandmother's relatives were founders of the town years ago. The point is, I have never received any slurs or anything, but people in pickup trucks going down the main road with huge confederate flags is one thing. I have not seen many African Americans that travel up there. Another town near the Ohio border, Ida Michigan. I went there for my uncle's funeral, for the most part his ...more
Lived here as a child in the city and I came back here to live as an older adult in Troy and I noticed in Royal Oak and Troy that all these years blacks have lived segregated in desperate straits in the city and whites lived handsomly in the suburbs because blacks could never make it. They can't now. It is too hard to have that American dream in these suburbs for blacks. Whites are very uncomfortable around them when they see them as if blacks came out of nowhere onto the planet (whites are very weird) and there is no public transportation, hard to get a house, hard to start from nothing, you have to have your generational-feet planted in like the whites have had and by their silent ignoring and sombre expression they clearly don't want you around nor to be helpful if you look like you come from Detroit to them. When you're around that racism there is such a sombre mood that is silent and not happy... Definitely not free, they shut their mouths and become mute around you and almost ...more
We lived in NY and when we started to sell our house in Long Island a black family looked at the house. We had a rock thrown through our window and a threat that if we sold to the black family they would burn them out and seek us out and burn us out wherever we moved.
Eh, in the area I live, there aren't racists but the neighborhoods in Brooklyn aren't diverse at all so that leads to racism. Bay Ridge and Brighton Beach's whites are pricks whenever I'm in the area with friends - checool124
The most racist people I have ever met, vein born and raised in New York City, were white people, who for some odd reason hated other white people. These people also came from small towns that had maybe 5 black people at most, some never knowing a non white until they moved into the city. These people came from relatively conservative states and the people somehow became ultra liberal. They moved to NYC because the wanted to experience city life, and to meet more black people. These people are embarrassed to be white, which by itself is embarrassing. Random white people who still call the B and the D train "the orange line" although they go into different parts of the city, and they stop other random white people and tell them how racist they are being even if nothing racist was happening.
New York is very very racist. There are places in New York City and especially within the state I would be afraid to go to as an African American. I had a friend who was verbally assaulted by a group of white men over a stop sign and he had a white disabled person in the car with him. They called him all-kinds of n-word and followed him for blocks threatening him. People think New York isn't racist because it isn't blatant. During a visit to the Disney store in Roosevelt field mall with my niece; we were followed the entire time. They also did not carry the Princess Tiana dolls but ironically carried a very white-washed Prince Naveen. You can go to Toys R US in Valley Stream during Thanksgiving and Christmas and you will not find black barbies or black baby dolls AT ALL. When you take the train, older white women give you dirty looks and hold their purses tighter. And lets not get started about the police department. We have heard those stories. And of course neighborhoods are VERY ...more
If your are a person of color, ie. Asian, mixed Asian, Black, Mulatto, Native, Latino, Pacific Islander; you can almost forget about getting a white collar job. If you drive around Anchorage, very rarely you will see a minority wearing a suit or if you go to board meetings, conferences or any business event. Most professional minorities there are self employed because of that barrier and yes most have advanced degrees and Ba's. Besides from the professional atmosphere, its pretty tolerant of different racial groups and has all types of mixing. Great place for blue collar workers for any group.
This is b.s. I'm Native American and was born and raised in Alaska for 29 years. The unfortunate part about Alaska is there's some accepted and unacknowledged racism against Alaska Natives, but Alaska is full of minorities who frequently speak up when people say racist things so it doesn't happen nearly as often as it does in some lower 48 states. Anchorage according to the 2010 census is the most diverse city in the nation and at least I was able to speak my mind and people would listen to me and would appreciate culture and people of different ethnicities. There's no perfect state, racism isn't 100% eliminated in Alaska, but it's far batter than many other states and much more culturally diverse. I recently moved to Denver, CO and it's a true culture shock. It's the most racist place I've ever encountered and makes Alaska feel like some kind of cultural oasis filled with open minded people.
I am white and am married to a wonderful Native person. The idiotic questions I have been asked about how we met or is this person bothering me ("No, he/she is my spouse") have convinced me that the migratory white and Asian population here is very ignorant.
Black people make up 9% of Alaska and 13% of USA. I have encountered and know many who have white collar positions and not all are civil servants. They still experience the same BS as we would in any other state but having lived in Boston, Austin TX, Victorville California and 21 years in Anchorage, I still believe other than having a smaller population, you have the same chance to make a good living here as a black man/woman as anywhere else. I would list Boston as the most racist place I've ever lived in. In my 10 years growing up in the greater Boston area I always had my guard up and always had concerns of being jumped by a group of white kids or being followed in dept stores. Never had that happen in Texas or anywhere else in the other states I lived in. What ususally tears up a good town is usually transplants with their segragatist attitude.
Minnesota law enforcement targets Native Americans, and anyone of another race. The schools in Minnesota are very racist and most of the time will say things directly to you and then even threaten to call law enforcement if they don't like the way you react to it citing that they will side with them. Schools around tribes and reservations will do anything to make sure the Natives DO NOT graduate. They say things like "you need to go back to the rez, because your kind will never make it in the civilized world. " Or they will call them filthy savages after being targeted by white kids who will say anything to get out of trouble. When applying for jobs, they will throw your application in the garbage if they see who you are or even where you live. This is the reason a lot of them can not get a job. It is in your face here and if you turn them in for it, they side with them no matter what. The IRS also targets the natives here and will audit a lot of them without waiting for ...more
I've lived in Minnesota for 20 years, and have had my share of "Minnesota Nice". Its a joke, its so real they smile in your face and pretend like they like you, then stab you in the back. True story, I was the second black woman hired at a local financial institution. There was only one black male in the entire department of 300 plus. When you go to a car dealership, they immediately show you the cheapest, crappie car they can give you. One dealer told me, we have other cars in the back of the lot, Walser Bloomington, MN. Too increase your knowledge, an African-American womans car broke down on the highway one night, she flagged down a state trooper to only get beat and rapped. The officer served no time, incident was kept away from the media. I worked at a county job, the employees were seated by ethnic background and race/color. Welcome to Minnesota, home of hidden racism.
They like to hide their racism behind "Minnesota nice" but they talk behind your back and when they are amongst themselves they act like thugs and abuse anyone who is not like they are.
As was already mentioned the economic gap between blacks and whites is the largest in the nation for any major metropolitan area, this is statistical fact not an opinion, in my book that makes the Twin Cities The most raciest place in the nation. Just drive threw the freeway traffic in the metro area and you will see what jerks they really are.
More like Minnesota FAKE. I grew up mixed with white parents in this state and lived here my whole life and never went a week without something racial... I'm just used to it now I guess. They will pull you over for anything or neighbors will be nosy thinking any noise is reckless and call the cops. I was laughing with my window open when I was 12 and the neighbors called the cops saying I was being loud. When I was in Kindergarten I experienced someone saying to another student "why would you want to play with her...shes brown." wonder where she got that from. My son is always accused of being "bad" and he's the smartest sweetest boy but the label stuck and he feels like he is but doesn't understand. I was arrested for "rioting" when I was at a memorial. I am 100lbs and a female and got my face shoved into the ground and they also tried to charge me with assaulting an officer. I won the case but had to go to three day trial with a whole jury of white people. I just wish I could eat ...more
My husband and I bought a house in Edison NJ. After about 4 years we were ready to sell it. One day my husband called me and said that the agent called him to say that someone had written on our for sale sign. The for sale sign that once read For Sale had now read, For Sale by N******. We had no idea who had defaced our sign. Maybe it was the guy around the corner with the confederate flag in his garage.
I am a white female and I can say that countless I've met during university here has called me out on my foreign accent. It does not matter how academically and socially successful you are, because people only look for ways to drag you down if you are not American. I remember one Asian friend of mine (I am only stating this to point out that even minorities are racist towards each other) criticized my pronunciation and then proceeded to mock my country of origin (I am from Turkey, a Muslim, Middle-Eastern country) by insulting my family, my name using colorful insults (camel-jockey being a personal FAVORITE). Anyways, I can only hope for the blind hatred towards any minorty to end because I think we, everyone who has been subjected to racism can relate to this. I am a hard-working, independent, freely bisexual woman and if I am going to be secluded for being born in a Muslim country, then all those racist idiots can screw themselves.
This state is the MOST racist state ever! I can't pass by without being looked at. All the whites talk to their friends, pointing and laughing at me like I am some joke. It's so annoying and aggravating to hear on a daily basis. The racist jokes they play on you are for their entertainment, because they can't know any better between a white collar citizen (me) and a blue collar (them). If you want to live in a state with less racism, do NOT move to New Jersey, the Great State of Prejudice.
Side Note: Even though New Jersey is the 3rd state to join the Union, it doesn't mean that racism is to be placed. Everyone who judges others before knowing them are just plain idiots lower than an IQ of a 1 year old. They should be ashamed of their prejudgments on people they never saw before.
I am a black female living in New Jersey in a predominantly white neighborhood. I have never encountered any issues with racism. My son goes to a white school, his friends are all white and hang out at my house, or vice versa. Not saying it doesn't exist or trying to discredit what you say. Just saying New Jersey is not in the top 10. It has a lot to do with how educated you are, what you have been taught as a child, and how willing you as an individual are to move beyond what has been indoctrinated into you to grow as an individual.
I am so surprised that Northern and Western suburbs of Denver are not on this list. I grew up in these areas and when I was 9, walking home from school everyday only 1 block away from the elementary school, I was almost run over by two white men in a really huge truck. They ran up the side walk to get me, as if a little black girl could actually be a threat to them. My brother and I had to fight every other day due to the racial slurs. This was elementary school. When I was in middle school, my science teacher said that he figured I would get the answer wrong to a question given to the class because " look at you"
I was accused of cheating by having the same exact answer to one question on a test, I was supposed to have copied it from a white boy sitting across the room. I was given an F and not allowed to defend myself when I asked to take the test. Another class, when the series Roots was on I automatically got a name change to "Kizzie". I was ruthlessly ...more
I have lived here 4 years from detroit mi... People think they are in higher command because of their race. I have had white women flirt with my husband right in front of my face, and when I confronted them most of them told me they could do whatever they wanted to and that they simple just found my husband attractive and it didn't matter whether he was married or not. And that they would call the police on me if I did something to them. Also the work industry here is catered to white people, my husband worked very hard as a correction officer in a level 5 facility. He was called into the office several times and was told he was a over achiever! White men were jealous because he had got an award that they have never received and had been there way longer than my husband... So they were making stories up about him saying he tries to hard. At one point when I was sick my husband took a fmla- once he returned to work he was given a verbal warning although he didn't know why until he got ...more
If you're Black and thinking about visiting/moving to CO, particularly Denver, then read carefully...
If you like to go out to bars/restaurants/pubs, then maybe you'll have fun here but be prepared to be 'the Lone Ranger Black person' in some places, and don't expect them to like that you're there lol. If you walk down the street, focus your attention straight ahead lest your day be ruined by scowling/frowning people who act like they don't want to see a Black person in their eyesight. If you've ever visited downtown Washington D.C. where 'elite' White people stay, you'll know what I'm talking about. One time a young White woman shuttered in disgust while walking past me, and one other time a White woman said 'Pitiful! ' to me. This is without me saying NOTHING to them, and thanks to them I DO NOT walk down the without wearing headphones with music blasting lol. Because Black people aren't in large numbers out here, this emboldens some Whites to be more overtly racist, as well ...more - MuslimNewbie
KKKolorado Springs - that says it all. I tried to get a job in a captioning for the deaf, call center, you know, where no clients could SEE me because I've come to the conclusion that that's the only way I will GET the job and KEEP the job because it won't matter what race people think I am if those affected can't, you know, SEE me. I aced the telephone interview which is conducted out of their Salt Lake City headquarters, aced the voice-dictation software test (most people don't even pass that on the first try) but then the face-to-face interview came and I got the usual - but no, even worse, this was a "what makes you think you can speak Spanish" line of B.S. They are hiring bilingual Spanish-line captioners and yes I can do that; I can translate Spanish so why the hell can't I transcribe it, people?! Yeah I could do that job but they wouldn't even give me the test, and said at that point that they just didn't want me there, that I just wasn't something they wanted to ...more