Most Racist States In the U.S.
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
Dr king said that a doctrine of black supremacy would be as dangerous as white supremacy. God is interested in freedom of every race getting along. Even amazing leaders and wise men like dr king can exaggerate there words. What he said about all racism being offensive is true. Maybe all racism is offensive but it doesn’t mean all racism is equally offensive and not all racism is equally offensive. Of course not all racism is equally offensive because for one thing not all racism is inherently even. There is no race that can be just as villainous with as strong of an army as white supremacy based on all the systemic racism. It’s combination of lots of stuff examples are there are more whites than any other race and more whites are brutal and have higher violence. Also you sure can determine which race is more offensive for the same actions at least marginally with all that combination. All sexism is unacceptable to but male sexism is more offensive than female sexism males are ...more
I live in Mississippi and there is a very bad reputation of the state for racism that just is not true. I have lived in six states from along the East Coast and Mid-West. The people in the midwest are more racist than those here in Mississippi. In Mississippi maybe 3% of the population is racist. That small percentage is very open about their racism and everyone always hears them and people give those racists all the media attention. Here we just ignore them. In the midwest the people will tell you not to go to certain areas because they are rough areas but only say that because only black people live there.
I am white and was in Meridian, Mississippi for work for about 5 months in 2012. While planning for this trip I did have reservations of dealing with black against white racism as I have in the North East. On my drive through MS to my work destination there were a few times we stopped for gas/food and we were stared at with the "what the heck are they doing here" look but that was the extent of it during my stay. I found that the white and blacks stayed to themselves and didn't see much mixing in social circles. I found that the black people were much friendlier and god fearing people while many whites there rarely even made eye contact. I heard many racist remarks-usually from older white men. I have been across this country and back several times in the last five years and found Mississippi to be an eye opening experience. It is so segregated even in a town of 30, 000 and it's depressing to see that some states are still stuck in such an ignorant era. I only hope that this ignorance ...more
"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?
Went to a gas station that had a white and black lines separated as well as bathrooms and drinking fountains. Not even a joke. The man at the counter told me I was in the wrong line and I needed to move to the white line. This makes it easily takes the cake for most racist
I am a middle aged white man who loves the state of Alabama and whose family has been living here for many generations. I would be the first to agree that we have a lot of people who are openly racist. I think I am the only white man that admits he voted for Obama. Most of what I read on here is how blacks are discriminated against by white people and I'm sure they have reason to say what they have. I can tell you that without a doubt some of the most racist people I personally have been around are black people. They will tell you they hate all white people. So if you ever hear someone say black people can't be racist because they are a minority that could not be more wrong.
I'm in Alabama right now as I write. My family is of Asian descent (specifically Filipino), and we're originally from San Francisco, California (an incredibly diverse place), vacationing in New Orleans. We drove to Alabama for a beach day at the Gulf Shores. We stopped by a Walmart to pick up some food for our beach picnic, and as soon as we walked in, I already felt really uncomfortable from all the stares and glares from the white families around us. My mom and grandma split up with us so they can grab a few things. When we met back up with them my mom told me that they were asking a Walmart employee where something was, and he rudely replied that he didn't know where it is and he refused to help them. The lady at the cashier didn't acknowledge us or say much. We left and got to our hotel, where the people in the lobby weren't very welcoming. When my family and I walked out of the hotel to walk to the beach, a group of white men (who were hooting & hollering at people, so they were ...more
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 pissedd and tell the guy that "l know this is America and I have freedom of speech, it's a free country I can do whatever 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 live in Dallas, TX and yes there is a lot of racism here. I use to work in Walmart and many customers came in referring to blacks as the N word or referring to fried chicken comments. Once an old white man called a black man a silverback gorilla. One white guy told me "you speak well for a black".
Also, after I left Walmart at one of my jobs my white coworkers, all women, who never spoke to me nor acknowledged my presence in any type of way, all redneck hillbillies, referred to the black boss as a "High Monkey".
Last, my job was notorious for promoting whites with lesser experience and education and work quality and paying them more than blacks. The company is being sued.
Dallas is also hella boring but I give props to its publicity firm for promoting it the way they do. The city is racially segregated and people aren't really friendly. People are also very vain here and not genuine.
Born and raised in Texas. This is a very racist state. I would say Houston is more openly racist. Dallas is more overt. I laugh at when the state tries to advertise itself as diverse. It is in fact diverse on paper yet segregated. Most of the suburbs are monolithic. There are only a handful of cities in this large state that are diverse by neighborhood and not by population. If you are a minority and are seeking employment, you better know someone or your not getting your foot in the door. If you are from out of state make sure you have something lined up before coming here. Minorities are more likely are not to be hired for a job or promoted. No matter how much experience, education or qualifications you have. I don't know what's up with the hiring managers. It seems like some of them are intimidated by qualified minorities and will opt to hire someone incompetent and not deal with their own egos. They will promote a white person with a high school diploma over a minority candidate ...more
I was born and raised in the Texas panhandle in a very small town that did not have any black people. "N*****" was a very common word when referring to black people as was "wetback" when referring to a Mexican American. I come from a family that claims not to be racist, but they just don't get it. They blame blacks and Mexicans for everything wrong in the state, and when discussing who commits the most crimes or gets the most welfare, they only look at the percentages rather than the actual number of people for each. If they could make themselves look, they would find that whites outnumber the other races in these areas. I do not understand why all of us cannot just look at each other and see a man or woman and not a color. We all have the same body parts. We all have feelings. Just because we do not grow up with the exact same beliefs does not make one race more superior. White people are privileged and need to be knocked down several notches.
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
Tennessee Racist? You don't say. I went to high school in the Shelby County area but was raised in Hawaii. I didn't even know what racism was until my parents moved here. I was met with hatred from both blacks and whites, as the blacks didn't like me because I guess, I wasn't from their eco system, or didn't fit into their collective mindsets... And the whites didn't like me because you guessed it, I was black. I went though most of High School without any friends or dates, and caught animosity everywhere I went. It wasn't until later when I found some out of state Military kids, that I was able to lead a somewhat normal teenage life... You know friends dates and all. I've never forgiven my parents for bringing me to this backward place and plan on getting as far away from these creatures as soon as I'm able.
I have attended a private school in Tennessee. The school was really racist against Asian students. Some teachers had clearly racist attitude toward Asian students and treated them with cold and unkind attitude. At the school, Asian students were often targeted for mental bullying such as exclusion from friendship, spreading rumors, making fun of Asians or particular countries, not respecting the way Asians are, and dividing the friendship or communication between Asians. In fact, Asian students were treated much worse than black students or any other minorities. Teachers all turned a blind eye on racism against Asian students. Some teachers rather seemed to be enjoying the situation. I felt it was institutional racism. I don't know about other parts of Tennessee, but racism at the school was just awful. My strongest memory of Tennessee was this horrible racism against Asians at school.
For goodness sake! If a few states in the union wish to remain the America it set out to be, leave it alone! If you are not "white", or black, there are plenty of other places to move to like California! Don't go to places that don't want to be part of the "diversity" plan. This is an alternative lifestyle, and it doesn't work for everyone. Some people like their own culture, and their own language and traditions. Respect that! That is also part of equal rights! Live and let live. Like I said, there are other places to live in America that welcome a global feel to their communities. Even parts of those states though, do not so don't move to those places either.
Arkansas is terrible. The state (like many others in the South) is very racist, "backwoods", and ignorant . Most believe we still live in the 60's -70's. Some of this is due to a lack of education and poor parenting/upbringing. Some can be attributed to negative attitudes and a substandard way of life. These are some of the reasons that a lot of people have a negative perception of Arkansas and the south in general.
I'm Asian and lived in the state over five years for attending to a college. I have been so many places in the Unites States and have a lot of acquaintances and friends from over the world.
Arkansas is the most racist states. If you are non-white American, non Christian, or non conservative person. Please don't live in the place. Just visiting the place is no problem because there are a lot of beautiful places and southern hospitality are exist.
On the surface level, they are nice to other people, but when a legal trouble or a local community get involved, nobody help for non-white people because they are afraid of their community if they knew how associate with non-white people. I have had a lot of discrimination. In addition, even local people who used to be nice to you, they start to act stranger.
Behind the Christianity, there are a lot of dirty things going on. They use Christianity.
I am so happy to get out of the depressed place truly.
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 am Hispanic and lived in the Northeast. We moved to Arkansas due to my husband's job. It was a really bad experience. The people will all say they are Christian but most are hateful hypocrites. They don't like people of different ethnic groups and they will not accept you if you come from the Northeast or other parts of the country. Some people were downright hostile when I'd go for job interviews. I can say that although there are some racists in the Northeast, it's much worse in Arkansas particularly if you are not from the area. At least minorities can get good jobs in the NE if they are qualified and good workers. In Arkansas, it was all about where you come from and nepotism. They also discriminate against children in the schools and sports teams, so parents beware!
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
Missouri or Saint Louis's white supremacist are racist against anyone that do not have the same skin color as them, or sound like them! It is sickening and discussing.
I do not believe that covert racism is still present but my experience as a non-white female living in Saint Louis proved me wrong.
People, both males and females try to show that they are culturally aware, and open toward those from different cultures and ethnic groups, but they fail after one minute's conversation. They can't fake it and they can't help themselves because racism is deeply rooted in their weak corrupt souls.
One piece of advice for non- whites residing in Saint Louis, Missouri ( And also the white young educated open minded people) Get out of that cold hearted state and go somewhere else to thrive and have great life experiences.
God bless you all.
I live in St. Charles, MO. I can tell you when the first black family moved into my neighborhood-- It's only been 6 years. Very white out here, and very mistrusting of poor people. When black people come to this area to shop, it's like they are ready for a fight. That being said, it is becoming more diverse as the years go by, but St. Louis is a complete disappointment. It treats its minority population horribly, provides almost zero effective help for the city schools, and as a result they have closed some. It has created nothing but animosity towards white people, and in turn, that keeps festering racism among whites. It's really sad. Less help for a decent school system means more drop-outs and more crime. No wonder we always make the "Most Dangerous" list. We can't take care of our poor, and we can't seem to fully respect each other.
Grew up in Mizzurah and attended grade school through medical school. Later went on to attend UCLA were I did residency training. As a Gay Asian American I still recall the innumerable racial epithets I received especially during childhood. My fellow redneck classmates merely reflected the viciousness and ignorance of their parents and they now have a president selected by a non-majority vote who speaks their language. It is through an idiosyncrasy of our electoral process as well as gerrymandering which has allowed such a person to be elected. There were so many painful experiences and try as I may, I never quite assimilated there. My personal politics always lost out to the solidly Republican contingent. Every candidate, every proposal, every law and every group that I supported was soundly defeated. Well it has been 30 years since I "escaped" and now reside in solidly "Blue" racially diverse state on the West coast which has had super majorities in both state houses. Now when I ...more
Oklahoma schools are working on MLK day. Most other states are off, even schools in Mississippi, which currently holds number 1 on this chart.
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 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.
I moved here from Chicago when I was 9, lived in southwest Oklahoma, northeast Oklahoma, and central Oklahoma. I have met a lot of friendly people over the past 41 years. With that being said there are a lot of racist people from all across the state. Hateful, disrespectful, holier than thou, "What are you doing in my store" types. The smaller towns are the worst, or I should say that it tends to be more prevalent there and in your face. Deep rooted family upbringing prejudices. From my experience, I do think the Oklahoma City area is far more welcoming than the Tulsa and the surrounding communities. And then there's the folks that will say, "If you don't like our state...well then leave" LOL nice come back... What's sad, is that a lot of my friends that I have met throughout the years, are not even from this state. Right there says a lot.
Idaho can be extremely racist and very far right. I have lived or visited all parts of Idaho my whole life as I'm only 15 and there's very popular road trip destinations. However, I have found that in Boise, and Sun valley. Arguably the states two most popular cities/towns outside of McCall. They are extremely left and not racist. I have not personally been affected by this as I am 15 and white. But I believe if you live in the right parts of Idaho such as Boise, Sun Valley, even McCall. You can enjoy the great wonders of the state while still being treated fairly and the same as everybody else.
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.
Idaho is the safe haven for retired racist cops, white nationalist militias, and old school racists, especially in the northern part of the state where many of the residents believe in creating an ethnostate. My last name is Bergman, which is Swedish, but while driving from Spokane to Kalispell, some loser asked me if it was Jewish with an incredibly aggravated tone, and didn't seem to believe me when I explained what it was, something is wrong with this place.
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
As a white man, I can confirm that Kentucky treats white people worse than just about any other race. The white people in the other states are so lucky.
In the 1940s, they used to hang white people for making racist comments towards minorities (especially black people).
- Woodrow B. Stephens, 77, Orlando, KY.
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 love my state (Kentucky) and I'll never live anywhere else but yea we got a lot of racist people here... Half of them are my friends I'm a hard core redneck but I'm not racist... Now it's time for the full truth... So 99% of "racist people you'll meet here are not really racist... Yes they might call people the AND word and make racist jokes but I've met almost no one who actually has a problem with anyone based on their ethnicity in fact there's plenty of black and Mexican rednecks here and they're are some of our best friends. I realize I sound racist to some people just referring to them the way I do but I'm sorry that's just they way we talk get used to it because it won't change and it's no one should take offense to being referred too as what they are because there's plenty of other black people and Mexicans etc that will deliberately make jokes about us being white and call us that and nothing makes me more pissed off then a double standard. We don't like gangsters and that's ...more
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
Yes. Louisiana is racism at its worst. I am an educated, full time working wife and mother. My kids go to good schools and my husband and I have good jobs. However, people cannot see past my skin color. Being a black woman in a male white dominated field they only see you as the '"help". You are constantly looked over for promotions even though you have more qualifications and education than your counterparts. It is the good ole boy system everyday. Once Obama took office people were down right bitter and it exposed a harsh reality about racism in America. It's not over. Yes there are still separate proms for whites and blacks as late as 2015, white only neighborhoods, white only schools, unspoken rules to not travel in certain areas regardless of the time of day. My state, Louisiana, has just traded in their KKK robes for police uniforms, agency officials, and politicians.
So sad but so true!
Though I grew up in a military family, I am originally from Louisiana and most of my family still live there. As an adult, I moved back and lived there for a little over a year. It wasn't home anymore. Once I left and experienced the rest of the world, I clearly saw the racism. This problem is not completely on the whites either. I am causian/native American. While I was living there, my husband and I went into a bar and grill to eat and watch football. We were met at the door and told we were on the wrong side of town and we should leave. I told the man I lived across the street and this was my neighborhood. He just smirked at me and said then you are definitely in trouble because this is the black side of town and you aren't welcome. What followed was that we were robbed several times and finally moved back to the northwest. It's a generational problem. Until the people of Louisiana white and black and say ENOUGH!, nothing will change.
I live in houma Louisiana, I'm black and my girlfriend is white, I grew up in a white neighborhood and everyone is cool most of my friends Are white and my parents love them and there parents love me, it's not about your skin color here it's about the person u are, we have a lot of bi racial and Indian people and Hispanic and we all get along just fine, you can't control the color of your skin but you can control the content of your character, but as for other parts of the state racism does exist because neither white people nor black peoples want to break the border and be friend one another, we're all gods children so why should we be at war with one another because out differences, Lets all get together, assist each other and succeed in life. Racism is played out
I've lived in South Carolina my entire life. With the most balanced racial make-up of any state, South Carolina may get a bad rap, but it's not grounded in fact. In the midwest and northeast, a lot of racism appears not to exist --- however, when in some cities it's hard to even meet people of color, how can a judgment on racism be made? When people move to South Carolina for the first time or visit, they always comment on the fact that there are "a lot of black people." Why, yes, we here in South Carolina do have a balanced racial population. That being said, racial issues that may be ignored in some other cities become big topics here. I love our state and the fact that the Confederate flag is now gone proves that this state continues to progress.
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
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.
Yes this place is hell you have the white people who come from out of state to live here just so they can show there true colors with out fear, and the black people who were born and raised here still have that slave way of thanking. Which they pass down from one generation to the next. The white people here hate to see a black person with an education, make it or have just a little more then they do or who can stand toe to toe with them on any level. I came here 13 Years ago from New York and I must say I have never seen such a thing am getting the h out of here just as soon as I can. I can go on and on about life here but I will leave it at this stay away from this place
I don't associate with race however I lived in GA for four months. Previously I lived in FL, I can only compare my experience moving from the mouth of the beast to the belly. GA has racism so embedded in its culture that it is not recognize as such.
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 black man who was born in Los Angeles... uneducated... You said the George Bush was the reason people had to go to prison for crack laws... Wow, do your homework before you give your input!
Washington -- President Clinton signed into law yesterday a bill to continue punishing crack-cocaine crimes far more severely than powder-cocaine crimes -- a difference that civil rights activists say is racist.
"I am not going to let anyone who peddles drugs get the idea that the cost of doing business is going down," Mr. Clinton said in nullifying a plan by the U.S. Sentencing Commission to make punishments the same for crack cocaine and powdered cocaine.
... 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 culture ...more
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'm from California and Florida is racist because the nation witness the trial of Zimmerman and he was found not guilty of killing a unarmed Trayvon Martin, a black kid who was walking home from a mini-store. He lied to the police, his family, and friends that he shot the kid for self-defense, but what started the problem is that he followed him and the police told him DON'T follow him. Look at Zimmerman now, he is getting into more trouble and his girlfriend even called the police. The other case is a black woman was sentenced to 20 years in prison, because she shot the ceiling as a warning sign to let her abusive husband know to step away from her. That tells you racism is still alive in the USA and it's still going strong as well.
Florida is the most racist state I have lived in. I have lived in several cities in Florida, and it never fails. If you mixed people stop, and stare at you like you came from planet mars. Most churches are "politely" racist here too. And this may shock some people, but the worst racists in this state are the Jewish people. They will come right out and ask you "What are you? " I have lived here for 27 years. and can tell you that the Zimmerman incident is nothing new. I have had cops follow me, and almost rear end me running my plates for no other reason except I am a light skinned mixed person. I saw a car on Craig's list, and went to see it. The guy refused to open the hood, and told me to go back where I came from.. Where would that be? The best state I have lived in so far is North Carolina.. I currently live in Brandon, Florida.
I attended Western Illinois University and my Gmail was constantly bombarded with emails from the University's president about racist incidents that occur at or around campus. From offensive symbols being painted on school property, to racists social media posts, to racists comments being made to students at restaurants.
I lived in Chicago all my life. And there is a lot of racist people out there. And what’s sad is that in my town parents train their kids to hate other races. When I was in fourth and my dad told me play more with white kids and not with muslim and black kids. And people often get suspicious if they see a black person own a nice car. Not to mention how corrupt the police are. And how there are so many poor neighborhoods
I was born and raised in Chicago. Chicago is one of the most racist cities in America. The neighborhoods are racially segregated, and even Mayor Daley lives in the most racist neighborhood in Chicago, Bridgeport. Young people have to worry about being in the wrong neighborhood wearing the wrong colors, but the Chicago Police Department is the biggest and most deadly gang in Chicago. The Chicago Police use people of color, the homeless, small children and even the elderly as punching bags and for target practice with their guns. The judicial system of Chicago and Cook County is terribly racist and corrupt. Many blacks are murdered every year, due to racist cops. If you have children, don't raise them in Chicago.
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
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? " And their eyes look very, ...more
I moved to Arizona to experience leaving my small city in Texas. I never experienced extreme racism until I moved. I'm a hispanic American who was not naturalized because a law made it so. I was naturalized by birth my mother and father were naturalized by birth and my grandparent migrated in 1912 naturalized in 1914. Never have I been treated so different due to my skin color. I treat everyone equally, although I'm very sadden by my experiences in Arizona. It hasn't been all negative I never envisioned me marrying but after years of dating someone who also is not originally from Arizona a White American who views individuals for who they are. We are considering moving due to my most recent work experience where my race has become an issue among work associates. I don't understand why racism exist. I only know I wish goodness upon all. Equally I feel alone and knowing others have shared similar experiences helped. I'm not blind either I know racism can exist anywhere but it has been ...more
I'm Italian, originally from New England, never in my first 39 years of life did I ever had an issue... Until I moved to Arizona. I've been pulled over by DPS for the "2 second" rule, whatever that is. Threatened by rednecks while riding my bicycle. Passed over for jobs, and looked at suspiciously. All because I get a little dark in the summer. Some have accused me of being a Muslim... Really, with my Black Sabbath shirt on? Also, people here all hate Obama, think he was born in Kenya. Poor people vote Republican, then blame Democrats for their woes. Some of the most ignorant people on the planet are flocking here in droves. Lots of Mormons have been elected to state positions too, try to push their religious agenda down our throats. Thank goodness, after 12 years in this hell hole, I'm finally in a position to sell my house and move to California!
I understand you 100% racism is everywhere and in every group I'm latin afro Cuban also happens when they hire me over the phone and the sudden they see me in person turn me down even I am overqualified or just because I am not white hispanic then you pass by the same super market or restaurant the next day and you recognize a new fresh face that looks just arrived or crossed the border recently and is getting paid less money for that kind of work. It is not necessary to have a B.A to make a difference on this city either to earn it. New York can be a mirror to a lot of faces and people creating their own micro world. What we need is to keep on focus, and goals and think ahead no matter what
I recognize everyday these racist simple minded bugs are so stuck in there ways its ridiculous because minorities will never get equality for any circumstance.I have friends in all races, but it seems whites look at us like we came along to destroy them and don't want anything out of life WRONG! They are scared of living in peace, but we get stereotyped and harassed by the police,denied places of employment and all types of stuff called silverbacks list goes on if people had respect for the next individual regardless of their race wv might have a chance otherwise this place will be a cesspool..
I believe West Virginia is a racist state. At my school, children make racist comments towards Russians, Arabs, and African-Americans. They say that they should stay in their own country and America is only for them. They say that the world would be a better place if all Russians and Arabs died because "Russians are mean and rude and want to kill you" (yet never met a Russian) or "All Arabs would shoot you". They deny their racism, because they do not know of it as it is so deep in the culture here. Confederate flags are everywhere, and the KKK meets regularly.
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
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.
California is very accepting of minorities, a little too accepting. It's great that California welcomes Hispanics and Asians, but they are treated better than we whites. If you're white, you have to fill out all this information to get a driver's license, including making sure you are from the state of California. But undocumented immigrants can get a license just like that WITHOUT being from California, let alone having citizenship in the USA. Sounds quite racist to me. Also, the white people in California are really nice to people of different races (not to say there aren't racist whites in California), but the other races will group together and want nothing to do with the whites because they think they are "racist". If you are Asian, African American, Hispanic, etc.. You will not experience as much racism as in most other states. If you are white, however, you will most likely experience some degree of racism.
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.
San Francisco is the worst. It is similar to living in French Canada mostly Jews who manipulate, tell untruths about a black person even though she or he will possess a four-year university degree.
The United States is merely the "United States" not a United People. These American residents are extremely afraid of me but I am not afraid of them because I know who they are: the children of slave traders. I simply feel compassion for their soles and lack of intelligence.
What can I say to a group of people who are brainwashing the world through the media: radio, cable television, Internet, etc. To hate others without hesitation.
I'm from the South, and California is still the most racist place I've ever been. The South has a bad past to live down, but it's integrated and we live and work together and we share a culture. Racism is dying here. The races are more separated in Los Angeles than any other place I've seen. Everyone I saw working was Latino, and the white people all just seemed to be wandering around shopping or eating. I saw almost no blacks at all and was told that they stay in their "own areas." There was very little interaction, and a big discrepancy among who was working what kind of job. I know the South has a bad reputation, but I've never seen that kind of separation down here.
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.
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 Raleigh for several years and it is very diverse, I spent 2 month in Chapel Hill which is a very diverse and wealthy college town with permanent residents. I can't speak on the college itself but the town itself had all races. I have lived in Winston-Salem for the past 2 years its diverse. I am from New York City I spent a few months in Rocky Mount before Raleigh. I have never seen such a racist place in my life. One woman told me their are good (n-word) and bad (n-word) and I was stunned. I was called yankee so much I thought it was my name laugh out loud My ex-husband was black my bff is Hispanic. In North Carolina its where you are, the mountains are racists too.
Um, I have lived in Utah my whole life, and I have no idea where you guys were, but it is NOT racist. I know a guy who is CHILEAN and doesn't encounter any racism. All the blacks that I know are not the subjects of a cult, but they're my friends. Yes, we have crazy drivers, but that's not because we're racist. I've rarely seen any racism and when it does happen, people disapprove. And, if you think that the LDS church is a cult, y'all are crazy. Plus, they aren't even discriminating, Utah was one of the first states to allow women to vote (before the government came in and took that privilege away). Please reconsider that Utah just maybe is not racist or weird or whatever crazy things that people say.
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 order and say ...more
I actually have a lot of Mormon friends, although I am not Mormon, I am Southern Baptist... but I am white
I used to attend church with my Mormon friends and they were cool with me...
I stopped attending with them but they remained cool with me and often bug/annoy by email/social media to come back and see or hang out with them, but they're still cool with me...
...Pretty sure being white helps with that lol
It's ironic b/c it's kind of like in Minnesota where Mormonism/Utah is basically just a "cover up" for racism against blacks and Mexicans lol
I mean it's obvious when my white Mormon friends would invite me over to spend the night, play ball with them/frisbee, while just barely knowing me off the bat
White privilege is pretty sweet lol
This is the most racist state in the west, by far. Almost every time there as a tourist; hiker, 4x4 touring, skiing and mountain biking I have seen it. Just for having facial hair! Locals have turned their backs to me if I ask a question. Even simple questions such as is this the mountain biking trail head. Last time there I picked up a Navajo hitchhiking. He had been walking for 30 hours yet no Utahns would pick him up. On a ski trip there in my 20s I asked a young waitress where to have fun at night. She said, '
"You wanna have fun, go to Colorado". She was right! However the skiing and mountain biking are great. Also the worst state for road kill as they just don't build game fencing around highways. Arizona, California and Idaho should all be lower on the list than this state.
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
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.
How is Hawaii not first? If you are white, there are going to be a lot of people here who DO hate you. Many people like to claim that people here only dislike "ignorant haoles (white people)", but in reality, a lot of view people view white people as ignorant simply because of the color of their skin. The racism I have seen and heard on these islands has been absolutely disgusting. To make matters worse, it is practically enforced by a lot of state officials, as many will actively fight any racism they perceive against people with native Hawaiian blood. But as soon as an incident springs up against white people (which is literally all the time), it goes ignored most of the time because of the double-standard. If you are black, you get treated better than whites, but not that much better. The really ironic thing is that this is supposed to be the land of aloha...
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.
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 that this ...more
I grew up in Erie, Pa and I have to say that it is very racist toward people of color and also prejudiced against people who aren't protestant or catholic. I worked at an amusement park there and they were horrible to black people. They never hired any black people and did not like to hire poor people either. Even Jewish people were whispered about behind their backs. My growing up was very white and although I knew there were a lot of blacks in Erie, I hardly ever saw them. We grew up to be afraid of blacks and to not include them in anything. I'm glad I moved out of there so I could see a larger perspective and examine my own beliefs. I rarely go back now, but I know its no different than when I was growing up.
Everyone talks about how the south is so stupid and racist. I moved here 2 years ago from Georgia and I am still ahead in school. I sit there bored in my classes. Not to mention, right across the street from the school a confederate flag is hanging. Pennsylvania was part of the Union, they don't even have an excuse. Also, when the school started to ask for them to take it down, 2 students walked over after school and told the owners of the flag, "Keep it up, people should be offended." It gets worse the farther you get from cities. Central Pennsylvania is roughly 95% white and is the only reason Trump won Pennsylvania. At my school I have about 5 black students in my grade, they only get stereotyped by racist peers.
I live in Philadelphia. My dad can get mean, and he's got bad road rage problems, two out of the three that I witnessed that I remember got race involved somehow. The last one that I saw was very recent, and it got race involved, but it wasn't really about that. After having driving related problems with another person on the road, the person pulled up in the lane next to my dad. She rolled her window down, she was black. She called my dad racial slurs used for white people, and he just called her ugly. I didn't see her because I was so busy hiding in the backseat. As you see, it isn't just the typical whites being rude to blacks or Mexicans. Many people here discriminate all races. When it comes to race, it sucks here, but not as bad as Southern 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.
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
I experienced racism against Hispanics often in my teenage years - from racial slurs being yelled out at a distance in high schools, and jr. Colleges from people I didn't know. I experienced being a teenager and filling out employment applications for approximatally 60 summer job part time openings advirtized in the local newspaper (even low paying fast food places) for the entire summer and never given even an interview. I was forced to sign up for a special minority youth summer program so I could get some employment the following year.
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 have been living in a small suburb outside of Cincinnati for about 8 years of my life, and yes, most of the residents of the town have had very minimal experience with black and Hispanic people. Throughout my high school experience, a lot of the white kids would say the usually racist bull crap like calling black students (including myself) "slaves", "negros", "coons", etc. Some of my fellow peers in Spanish class love to discuss how much they "hate Hispanics" and how they're "stealing jobs from hard working Americans". At one point a bunch of white twenty-something-year-olds in a red truck moved their vehicle near my mom's car, rolled down their windows, looked at me in the passengers seat, and yelled "N****R! "
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.
Maryland is very racist undercover to see if I could get information on that group and their supporters... I was letting other organization but plenty of friends I was surprise I did manage supporters that were politicians police and on the Board of Education what state of Maryland.. If you ever seen a Klansman in Maryland double that 1000 times over you have the number of members in that state.. If the truth I heard you would be surprised and what they have got done in that state and what they are still doing today behind the scenes yes I was black I would not live in Maryland...
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
My relatives are from MD and PA and are some of the most racist people I've known in my life. Luckily I was raised in a military primary family and know people of lots of races from living all over the US and the world. But one situation that happened with my cousins, I took my best friend and her two children with us to one of our family reunions b/c I always considered her a sister even though not by blood. She is originally from Puerto Rico and her ex husband was from another S. American country...can't remember which) so their son was a little darker skinned than the rest of their family. While we were out at the picnic, it started to pour down rain (one of those quick ones), so my Aunt and family that hosted the reunion asked that those kids who got wet to see if they could wear any of her grandkids' clothes while theirs dried out. When it came time to give my bff's son a dry shirt, I overheard my cousin's son ask, "do I have to loan a shirt to that'? I was so embarrassed ...more
I lived here all my life and I lost faith in white people. They taught us about racism and segregation in kindergarten and I felt sad. In fourth grade I was feeling terrible about a racist book my teacher read to my class and she felt no empathy whatsoever. And a person in third grade called me a “Rotten black person”, he didn’t apologize and I was furious. Those were just school experiences.
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 okay and later was asked to leave for a ...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.
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..