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    Re: A new day in Mississippi

    Quote Originally Posted by StandUpChuck View Post
    I'll agree with that, but I'll add this. The difference between the north and the south in terms of racism is this: down south you get some fringe, kook groups spreading racism while decent, good people quietly go about their lives without prejudice. Up here, decent, good people loudly go about their lives decrying the evils of racism until they get behind closed doors with a few good friends and some beers. Then you find out how they really feel.

    As far as Connecticut goes? Holy moses. If you want to see racism, go to New Haven.
    The 3 civil rights workers were not murdered in Connecticut. They were murdered in Mississippi, and racism there, and elsewhere in the South, was institutional at the time, not just something found in fringe groups.

    However, I do agree with the part you said about racism in the North. That is very true.
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    Re: A new day in Mississippi

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    The 3 civil rights workers were not murdered in Connecticut. They were murdered in Mississippi, and racism there, and elsewhere in the South, was institutional at the time, not just something found in fringe groups.

    However, I do agree with the part you said about racism in the North. That is very true.
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    Racism is just as violent in the north as it is in the south.
    And why does your tone suggest that you do not care about children?

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    Re: A new day in Mississippi

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    Keystone State Skinheads.

    Racism is just as violent in the north as it is in the south.
    When the KKK was at it's strongest--20 million strong--the headquarters was in Indiana.
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    Re: A new day in Mississippi

    I grew up in a very racist part of Indiana. Now I live in the south (live in Alabama and work in Mississippi). There are some racist bastards down here, but they are far more rural than urban (and by rural I mean out in the sticks). It's not like it has been portrayed that the south are all ignorant rednecks (although there are more than a few). Most of the people I have met in the past year that are actually from here are very nice and not racists at all. The south does some strange things that help keep that stereotype alive, but all-in-all most aren't like what people perceive them to be.
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    Re: A new day in Mississippi

    I could never understand why racism would be more prevalent in the south.

    All you have to do is interact with the Great Society poverty-belt blacks in the Northern inner cities to understand what I'm talking about.

    I always remark how much friendlier black people are when I travel south of the Mason Dixon line.

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