Most Racist States In the U.S.


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41 Rhode Island Rhode Island Rhode Island, officially the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, is a state in the New England region of the United States.

I'm Native American, I went to Yale; and during one summer session I took at Brown I was looking for a place to live; I had someone respond to an ad I placed online as a "room wanted" ad and I swear I remember specifically writing it saying I am Native American so no slamming the door in my face when you see me, sort of thing. When I got there she asked me "how did you get into Yale; I thought you had to be smart to get into Yale. " I guess people don't realize after they SEE me that all of the Ivies DO accept qualified minorities? I went to a college prep high school in the suburbs in California, scored in the top 97th percentile of all students at the time on the ACT's, and got straight A's. The only part of that which apparently "looks too stupid" to have gotten accepted into not only Yale but Harvard, Princeton, Cornell and Johns Hopkins, is the color of my skin. But no, Rhode Islanders are either too bat-ass naive to see that that's a racist thing to ...more

Rhode Island like Western Massachusetts is very racist towards Asians. It's not the "kill a Muslim" kind of hate crime state but certainly the white or Hispanic person is always right. Funny how that is empowered by a black president and black governor in a Massachusetts.

Rhode Island.. racist? Nope!

I have lived in a lot of states but RI is by far the most racist.

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42 Oregon Oregon Oregon is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. Oregon is bordered on the west by the Pacific Ocean, on the north by Washington, on the south by California, on the east by Idaho, and on the southeast by Nevada.

Portland is VERY racist and they do know it I'm a white woman married to a black man and have mixed kids which is yes by my choice so I don't want any you got yourself into this comments... We don't live inside Portland but on the out skirts but anytime we go to the the store and my husband hands anyone cash they put his change on the counter they will not hand it to him in his hand and people stare at us everywhere we go. I have recently gotten VERY AWARE of ow deep the hate of people here in Oregon City is since my son started going to school he is one of only 3 black children in the whole school... The kid's were telling my son that they wouldn't play with him because he's black and black people steal and black people go to jail... So as his mother I went directly to the principal who tried to brush it off by saying "kids will be kids" which was not good enough for me I tried going to the superintendent and left message after message and sent 2 letters with NO response. I ...more

Ha I love the people on this list that claim an entire state to be racist because of the idiots that live there. There is a lot of racists in many different states. That somehow makes the state racist? It is one thing if the government of that particular state is racist, but seriously. This list is by itself stupid. As many racists in the world there are still people who simply aren't, and on more than one occasion these people outnumber the racists. Oregon, as well as countless other states are that occasion. One person, or a group of people do not make a state racist. I just hate how people would honestly make such poor generalizations, based on random encounters with racist people.

I lived in West Linn just outside of Portland, and I have to say that there is a lot of racism in Oregon. It's just very hush hush, you know they don't want to seem behind or stupid up there. When me and my husband first got married we went to visit a family friend of my in laws just outside of Portland and the first thing she said was "I bet your mom was real happy to see that you didn't bring home a little n***** girl". I guess she just assumed that everyone in Mississippi are African American. I live on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and there are tons on interracial couples and biracial people. I grew up with just as many African American friends as white and I never have been spoken to in Mississippi like I was in Oregon. I will say that the United States as a whole is a very racist country compared to many others. We have a long way to go.

Oregon is very divided! It should be o
Lower on the list sadly. Community's are so divided, democrats in one town, a town full of racists in the next. There are a lot of hick towns full of racists. Usually in the city people are more open to diversity. Still, of you go to a feed and farm store full of white hicks you will defenantly be treated differently for being brown. I am brown I would know. Ohh and yes I have been called a beaner and people act like it's normal.

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43 Nebraska Nebraska Nebraska is a state that lies in both the Great Plains and the Midwestern United States. Its state capital is Lincoln.

I'm an African American that was born and raised in Nebraska and I'm currently in Texas for school, I have also had the pleasure of being able to travel and see this great country I feel that the great state of Nebraska is far from racist. Now we as a people would be ignorant to say that there is or isn't racism from one state to the other, but Nebraska I feel is one of the lease racist states in this country. It's a beautiful place to be, and with the continuos expansion I honestly believe Nebraska is and will be a great spot to reach for the American Dream. - Tambam

Omaha is the worse. Grew up there, never moving back. Very segregated and the stories my mom tells me about what people at her job say when they thinks she's not around (fried chicken and kool-aid jokes, anyone? ). Currently live in a smaller town in MO. Better, but only because people are more covert with their prejudice.

Most covertly racist place in America.

That's crazy

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44 Michigan Michigan

I grew up in Detroit, so most of my life I thought racism was really declining. I always like the white people here. In Detroit white people and black people get along very well. I especially thought racism was declining when Obama was elected president. It wasn't until I moved to Fraser, MI that I soon realized racism had never left. I had white people spying on my family. They were so rude. They treated me and my daughters like we were criminals. This one white lady was bullying me everyday. Our children caught the bus together so I saw her everyday. I tried to ignore her antics, but after six months I snapped and ended up fighting her. The police immediately took her side and I was charged with assault and battery even though it was her who started, provoked, and initiated the fight. She even called a neighbor to be a false witness against me. She then proceeded to call the school and tell them that my five and six year daughters and I were going to jump her six year old son and ...more

Hello to all.I was born in Grand Rapids and raised in a small town in Michigan called Stockbridge. I am of Mixed Race my father being White and my Mother was born and raised in the Philippines but came to the U.S. in the early 80's and later became a U.S. citizen in 1987. Anyways, My story begins like this. Growing up in a small town like Stockbridge seemed to be a good decision on both my parents part as my mom worked in Ann Arbor at UofM and still does and my Father worked in Lansing at Ingham Medical Center. So Stockbridge was centralized so they could drive the same distance to and from work. Upon being enrolled in school Racism began right away. People would walk up to me and my sisters asking us what China is like or call us Gooks or different things like that. Which now is very tame. But as the Years went on and on especially in High School people would ask us the questions again but this time would actually physically shove or push me or my sister. I remember several being ...more

Lived here as a child in the city and I came back here to live as an older adult in Troy and I noticed in Royal Oak and Troy that all these years blacks have lived segregated in desperate straits in the city and whites lived handsomly in the suburbs because blacks could never make it. They can't now. It is too hard to have that American dream in these suburbs for blacks. Whites are very uncomfortable around them when they see them as if blacks came out of nowhere onto the planet (whites are very weird) and there is no public transportation, hard to get a house, hard to start from nothing, you have to have your generational-feet planted in like the whites have had and by their silent ignoring and sombre expression they clearly don't want you around nor to be helpful if you look like you come from Detroit to them. When you're around that racism there is such a sombre mood that is silent and not happy... Definitely not free, they shut their mouths and become mute around you and almost ...more

Some middle school students in Royal Oak chanted "build the wall! " in front of their Mexican classmates. Detroit is also the most racially segregated city in America. Racism is extremely common. I'd switch the states of Idaho and Michigan, Idaho should be at 43 spot while Michigan should be at 13 on this list.

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

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

People posting here seem to have a wrong misconception of how things here work. 1. Haole means no breath. This definition originated when westerners first came to Hawaii and would not do the ha, or the exchanging of breath, which was understandable, they didn't know what it was. People of European descent are called haole because of this. 2. Almost all of the racism in the state stems not from rude locals who just want to be mean, the Hawaiian people are jaded and hurt because western influence nearly destroyed our culture. White people are scowled at because they come here and buy all the land and destroy the environment, thusly hurting our people even more. The Hawaiian people did not want to become a state, colonizers overthrew our kingdom and did not give the natives a right to vote. When we were voted to become a state, it was the white people who came here and took our land and our language and our culture that chose for us to become a part of this broken, bigoted nation. - pkainoac

Just because the rest of the country tolerates rude and disrespectful behavior doesn't mean we do in Hawaii. If you act like an ass, you'll get treated like an ass, simple as that no matter what the color of your skin is. If you're respectful of other cultures and act like a decent human being, then you'll fit in just fine... By the way this is coming from a white girl with blonde hair and green eyes that grew up in WAIANAE and not a single person has ever had a problem with the color of my skin. So maybe look at the way you carry yourself before you go around throwing out the racism card at every corner. - k14ersche

Definitely in the top 10, white people are called haole JUST for being white. During the 1900s, minorities had it harder here and now it's WHITE people who have it harder. Nice job, Hawaiians. - CobaltCards

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46 Massachusetts 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!

They're racist tom brady voted for trump

By your logic, going to Starbucks would make you a murderer because Hillary Clinton murdered 4 people... - CobaltCards

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47 Minnesota Minnesota Minnesota is a state in the Midwestern United States. Minnesota was admitted as the 32nd state on May 11, 1858, created from the eastern half of the Minnesota Territory.

Minnesota law enforcement targets Native Americans, and anyone of another race. The schools in Minnesota are very racist and most of the time will say things directly to you and then even threaten to call law enforcement if they don't like the way you react to it citing that they will side with them. Schools around tribes and reservations will do anything to make sure the Natives DO NOT graduate. They say things like "you need to go back to the rez, because your kind will never make it in the civilized world. " Or they will call them filthy savages after being targeted by white kids who will say anything to get out of trouble. When applying for jobs, they will throw your application in the garbage if they see who you are or even where you live. This is the reason a lot of them can not get a job. It is in your face here and if you turn them in for it, they side with them no matter what. The IRS also targets the natives here and will audit a lot of them without waiting for ...more

I've lived in Minnesota for 20 years, and have had my share of "Minnesota Nice". Its a joke, its so real they smile in your face and pretend like they like you, then stab you in the back. True story, I was the second black woman hired at a local financial institution. There was only one black male in the entire department of 300 plus. When you go to a car dealership, they immediately show you the cheapest, crappie car they can give you. One dealer told me, we have other cars in the back of the lot, Walser Bloomington, MN. Too increase your knowledge, an African-American womans car broke down on the highway one night, she flagged down a state trooper to only get beat and rapped. The officer served no time, incident was kept away from the media. I worked at a county job, the employees were seated by ethnic background and race/color. Welcome to Minnesota, home of hidden racism.

More like Minnesota FAKE. I grew up mixed with white parents in this state and lived here my whole life and never went a week without something racial... I'm just used to it now I guess. They will pull you over for anything or neighbors will be nosy thinking any noise is reckless and call the cops. I was laughing with my window open when I was 12 and the neighbors called the cops saying I was being loud. When I was in Kindergarten I experienced someone saying to another student "why would you want to play with her...shes brown." wonder where she got that from. My son is always accused of being "bad" and he's the smartest sweetest boy but the label stuck and he feels like he is but doesn't understand. I was arrested for "rioting" when I was at a memorial. I am 100lbs and a female and got my face shoved into the ground and they also tried to charge me with assaulting an officer. I won the case but had to go to three day trial with a whole jury of white people. I just wish I could eat ...more

It sucks we hate Simoleons because they take all our jobs and space. :^)

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48 Colorado Colorado Colorado is a state in the United States encompassing most of the Southern Rocky Mountains as well as the northeastern portion of the Colorado Plateau and the western edge of the Great Plains.

I am so surprised that Northern and Western suburbs of Denver are not on this list. I grew up in these areas and when I was 9, walking home from school everyday only 1 block away from the elementary school, I was almost run over by two white men in a really huge truck. They ran up the side walk to get me, as if a little black girl could actually be a threat to them. My brother and I had to fight every other day due to the racial slurs. This was elementary school. When I was in middle school, my science teacher said that he figured I would get the answer wrong to a question given to the class because " look at you"
I was accused of cheating by having the same exact answer to one question on a test, I was supposed to have copied it from a white boy sitting across the room. I was given an F and not allowed to defend myself when I asked to take the test. Another class, when the series Roots was on I automatically got a name change to "Kizzie". I was ruthlessly ...more

I have lived here 4 years from detroit mi... People think they are in higher command because of their race. I have had white women flirt with my husband right in front of my face, and when I confronted them most of them told me they could do whatever they wanted to and that they simple just found my husband attractive and it didn't matter whether he was married or not. And that they would call the police on me if I did something to them. Also the work industry here is catered to white people, my husband worked very hard as a correction officer in a level 5 facility. He was called into the office several times and was told he was a over achiever! White men were jealous because he had got an award that they have never received and had been there way longer than my husband... So they were making stories up about him saying he tries to hard. At one point when I was sick my husband took a fmla- once he returned to work he was given a verbal warning although he didn't know why until he got ...more

KKKolorado Springs - that says it all. I tried to get a job in a captioning for the deaf, call center, you know, where no clients could SEE me because I've come to the conclusion that that's the only way I will GET the job and KEEP the job because it won't matter what race people think I am if those affected can't, you know, SEE me. I aced the telephone interview which is conducted out of their Salt Lake City headquarters, aced the voice-dictation software test (most people don't even pass that on the first try) but then the face-to-face interview came and I got the usual - but no, even worse, this was a "what makes you think you can speak Spanish" line of B.S. They are hiring bilingual Spanish-line captioners and yes I can do that; I can translate Spanish so why the hell can't I transcribe it, people?! Yeah I could do that job but they wouldn't even give me the test, and said at that point that they just didn't want me there, that I just wasn't something they wanted to ...more

This should be at least in the top 20 I'm suprised its 50

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49 New York New York

When I was working in real estate in upstate New York, I was shadowing our top agent. She told a black couple that they should take down any personal photos or race-specific art so that it created a more "neutral" environment. Not once did I ever experience her or any other agent asking the same of white or Asian homeowners.

Think about what you just said there are no Bad stereotypes on white people and where they live unless they live in trailers. It's just the way the world works the "LIGHTER THE BETTER". Better- higher standard of living, faster cars, etc... - Tambam

The most racist people I have ever met, vein born and raised in New York City, were white people, who for some odd reason hated other white people. These people also came from small towns that had maybe 5 black people at most, some never knowing a non white until they moved into the city. These people came from relatively conservative states and the people somehow became ultra liberal. They moved to NYC because the wanted to experience city life, and to meet more black people. These people are embarrassed to be white, which by itself is embarrassing. Random white people who still call the B and the D train "the orange line" although they go into different parts of the city, and they stop other random white people and tell them how racist they are being even if nothing racist was happening.

New York is very very racist. There are places in New York City and especially within the state I would be afraid to go to as an African American. I had a friend who was verbally assaulted by a group of white men over a stop sign and he had a white disabled person in the car with him. They called him all-kinds of n-word and followed him for blocks threatening him. People think New York isn't racist because it isn't blatant. During a visit to the Disney store in Roosevelt field mall with my niece; we were followed the entire time. They also did not carry the Princess Tiana dolls but ironically carried a very white-washed Prince Naveen. You can go to Toys R US in Valley Stream during Thanksgiving and Christmas and you will not find black barbies or black baby dolls AT ALL. When you take the train, older white women give you dirty looks and hold their purses tighter. And lets not get started about the police department. We have heard those stories. And of course neighborhoods are VERY ...more

NYC duh

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50 Maryland Maryland Maryland is a state located in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States, bordering Virginia, West Virginia, 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 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..

There are racist in MD just like anyother state, but I have to laugh if you think that it's a racist state. Now tbere are some counties like howard, fredrick, and certain parts of arundel ( like Annapolis) but overall Maryland is a good example of what America should be like. A little bit of everything here. But the cost of living here is why I'm moving amd I'm black and my hisband is mexican and while some people might give us looks its not really racist here lets be honest. We're #49 for a reason. Do your research

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