Most Racist States In the U.S.

The Top Ten

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

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?

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

"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

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

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

4 Tennessee Tennessee is a state located in the southeastern United States. Tennessee is the 36th largest and the 17th most populous of the 50 United States.

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?

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

7 Oklahoma

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...

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

I'm biracial (white mom black dad) and my experience in Idaho has been awful. Someone made up a rumor that I'm secretly rich and the whole town starting harassing me. I grew up extremely poor. I'm a single woman with one income and I live paycheck to paycheck. My hair is talked about constantly. Someone I used to work with asked to borrow my curling iron. For a while I was a housekeeper and someone was throwing tobacco in the urinal that I had to clean. Someone else said to me "where were you? I had to pick up liter." Three men tried to walk into my house in broad daylight. I wasn't offered a PO Box even though everyone else in town had to have one. I was only told I needed one when I started packing an electricity bill. The bookkeeper "forgot" to do payroll 4 or 5 times. Once on a holiday weekend. I barely had enough money to make it until the following Tuesday. People would say awful things about me loud enough that I could hear. Most people gave me dirty looks. When I posted ...more

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 Hispanic and have lived in Idaho since 1960. I moved here partly to escape discrimination and racism in Texas. That was a mistake, I have been subjected to the same old racism and disparity I.e. second class citizen status, I have experienced throughout my 77 years on this earth. In the last few years I have witnessed the intensity and pervasiveness of racism and discrimination increase significantly. Due to two primary reasons (1) the tremendous influx of people into Idaho from all over the U.S. (Idaho has become a Mecca for racists and bigots) and (2) the political make up of local,state, and Federal government. We have shifted from a balanced moderate Republican/Democrat
government body to a right wing Republican form of government. That has been detrimental to all minorities.

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

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

Brianna Taylor was shot in her bed by police that turned off their body cameras during a no knock warrant issue.
No charges pressed.

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.

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

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

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.

Many black people live in South Carolina, and while visiting there was definitely wealth inequality between blacks and whites.

The Contenders

11 Louisiana

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

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

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

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

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

13 Florida Florida is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States. Florida is the southeasternmost U.S. state, with the Atlantic on one side and the Gulf of Mexico on the other.

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

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

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?

15 Arizona Arizona is a U.S. state in the southwestern region of the United States. It is also part of the Western and the Mountain states.

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!

16 West Virginia West Virginia is a state located in the Appalachian region of the Southern United States. It is bordered by Pennsylvania to the north, Maryland to the east and northeast, Virginia to the southeast, Kentucky to the southwest, and Ohio to the northwest. West Virginia is the 41st largest state by area, ...read more.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

One night my car was hit by a drunk driver. A state police officer responded. My neighbors came to my aid and the witness to the accident, all white. I look white but am mixed. The cop and the drunk who hit me going 80mph were black. When the police report came out, it said that the driver wasn't suspected for alcohol and didn't have passengers, of which he had two. The officer was apparently coaching the driver through the interview, telling him how he thought it went down. I don't trust the law out here and others living here have told me to leave it alone or suffer negative repercussions from the police in the future ( ie longer response times to alarms etc.). The driver was physically staggering and smelled of alcohol... even had the audacity to talk about the drinking he had done in front of two of the neighbors. Racism is racism and it goes both ways. I see A TON of black on white hate here in NC.

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

I'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

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

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

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.

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.

Haha white people complaining about racism

Lol... But I think they are being racist to the wrong white people... Those people are not responsible for other peoples racism... If they really want to get back on white people they should be racist to the white tourist from Idaho, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Mississippi and all those other KKK states were white people discriminate greatly among minorities so they get a taste of there own medicine...

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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'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 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..

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

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

Talked to a black uber driver about how he was delivering food to someone living in White Fish bay, after he gave them the food they called the cops on him because they said he was "Staying too long suspiciously outside their house."... Mad racist, and Milwaukee is really separated with all white schools in white fish bay and nearly all black on the other side of town..

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.

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

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

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.

A few years ago ...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!

There are still confederate flags and statues just 20 minutes south of my house. Certain kids also own and where confederate flags. If your not in northern Virginia, your definitely in the south.

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