How racist is the town of Franklinton?
Ms T

New Orleans, LA

#63 Aug 26, 2012
Brackforn, thank you!!! Finally someone to back up the truth! I don't know what fantasy world Jeff was living in but I still haven't been able to find a single Black person who stepped foot in that pool. It was not allowed & when the protests started they shut it down. I remember having to pass that pool many years almost in tears due to not being able to go. But it's over & done, just glad to know somebody else knows the same truth I know lol.
Moving out

Franklinton, LA

#64 Nov 20, 2012
I have lived in Franklinton for three years and as soon as I can sell my house I'm out of here the people of this town are as racist as anything I've seen if your not a McGee or Crain ,Burris or other so called socialite family in Franklinton you don't belong here I have seen the racism first hand from the mcgee's when the finance co here overcharged a lady his response was go see my daddy he ll tell you the same thing you ain't gettin your money back and if you keep on ill make sure they repossess your house and as far as the Crain family I've felt with judge Crain on a civil matter and before my case was heard the lawyer for the other parties dad just happened to be judge Burris had a meeting in the courtroom and wouldn't you know it the judge didn't want to hear anything I said and he found for them Just another example of corruption in this town. I make it a point not to spend one dime in this town and I hope that this town falls on its face hard. The only bright spot in Washington parish is the sheriffs dept. I guess they have to be with all the corruption here even the hardware store charges more to people that are not "from here" as they say. Take my advise and stay away from this town There motto follows the golden rule screw them before they leave the store Its almost a game to these low class hicks and just a reminder to all holiday travelers bring your own hair dye with you as we are out due to all the fake wanna be's here go anywhere but here i would rather do business with the black community here as at least they are very polite and courtios as long as u do the same to them.
Just Curious

Tulsa, OK

#65 Jan 11, 2013
How is this town now?
To live or not live here

Monroe, LA

#66 Jan 31, 2013
Franklinton is a very small country town that has definitely seen its better years. I lived in this town from 1974-1992. I was raised in this rural town and attended one of the two local schools where I attended Kindergarten to Senior year of High School. This place isn't booming with modern technology, happening places like more modern towns in the area...if you are looking for that, then look at Covington, Mandeville, Slidell, or even Madisonville. Franklinton is a country town with dairy farms, and low end local owned stores. Just within the past few years Franklinton has welcomed Wendy's, Burger King, McDonald's and CVS Pharmacy into its little town. The people are very friendly in this town and host once a year the World's Largest Free Fair....this fair is home to some world known celebrities that perform on the stage, great local foods, and plenty of arts and crafts along with a rodeo and parade. Schools are decent with a really good private school (Bowling Green). The crime rate in this town is far less than other surrounding towns. I although living there for so long loved my experience and wouldn't change it for anything else. I have since moved to another state and wish I could send my child to school there. I believe I got one of the best possible educations I could have in the area. K-12 there are less than 400 students....great one on one education. I though have seen this town change and lose a lot of its appeal....if you do live there, plan on working 30-45 minutes away. The work there is either teaching, lawyer, farmer, or some small trade at a store. This has been the decline in this small town, the lack of business interest, causing residents to seek work and residence in other places.....Once again though, back in the day this was a great small town where kids could walk wherever and not fear any of today's crime. This is still the place I call "HOME" and will support it until I see something that makes me say otherwise!!
Ms T

Covington, LA

#67 Jan 31, 2013
To live or not live here, I hate to disappoint you but the school system is not like it used to be. Just one grade at the high school has over 400 students. There was an influx of students from Bogalusa & every student who wanted to come was allowed to come. These kids don't even know most of the other students in their own grade & I hate that. We knew almost every kid in our whole school & that's the main reason I wanted to raise my kids here. Some of these small-minded people will never allow us to progress & have some of the businesses we need so it will always be a dead-end town. Don't get me wrong, I love living here but as soon as my kids are gone so am I! People will continue to stifle this town's growth & prevent it from becoming somewhere people will love to visit & stay.
natasha

United States

#68 Apr 2, 2013
I've lived in franklinton most of my life and most of the comments arn't true so if someone is reading these to see if its a nice place to live please dont lesson to the lies of board people that has nothing better to do but get online and lie
Ms T

Covington, LA

#69 Apr 2, 2013
Natasha, I am 38 years old and have also lived here most of my life. I suggest you stop living in the fairy tale dream you are making living in Franklinton to be and see it for what it is. Everybody on here can't be wrong. Accusing people who post here as liers because we see what you don't is very ignorant of you. You must be very young to have the belief that everybody's viewpoint of Franklinton is a lie & yours is the only truth. Lol you are funny if nothing else. Wake up please!!!
Stuck

United States

#70 May 10, 2013
I moved here in the mid 90's from a suburb on the westbank of New Orleans and started 6th grade at FJHS, what a joke! My first class was English the teacher gave me an assignment...that I had done in the 3rd grade! My mom had kept most my work over the years, A on a test or essay, I brought the teacher a stack of it and said here's my work for the year. My parents wanted us to move here because our suburb was gettin a lil out of hand with the violence and my grandparents had family land and had moved here a few years prior only to have bomb threats my 8th grade yr and have them attempt to pin it on one of the few people that would actually talk to me at school because "I spoke and dressed funny!" I was questioned, wanna know the kicker!? One of the police who spoke to me was the simple bastard that had planted the damned thing!!!! I've worked a few places here in town but there is NO money to be made no now I have to drive back and fourth to Covington to even apply my degree! My grandmother is a business owner and her health isn't all that great so most of this side the family has migrated here. We have all been treated like outsiders with the exception of my brother he came here at the age of 3, began head start and once he his Jr High instant football star so they worshiped the ground he walked on, until he blew his knees out in high school then coach still forced him to do stuff so he wouldn't lose his place on the team! As far as race is concerned, it comes from both ways, working with the general public you see it. I was working at one of the gas stations I went outside to help a customer with her cc a black man approached me to ask a quick question the woman grabbed her card out my hand said she didn't do business with his kind around hopped in her BMW and took off! All the man wanted to know is if there was fresh coffee....as for Jerry Wayne Cox I seen mentioned earlier, I worked with a man who was married to a woman inside the church. From what I've heard, and this is just from word of mouth from not only him but my boyfriends family as well, they were once members but he pretty much drove his mother to become an atheist, he takes your paycheck and gives you what you think your family needs to get by, if you don't worship his church and religion your damned and headed to hell, he even has a school where the kids don't have to interact with the "demeaning Corrupt and evil kids of the community" that's not even accredited! If you want a diploma that actually counts you have to get your GED! My friend was told if he divorced his wife for giving 3/4 of her pay to the church he would make it to where he would never see his children again because he "knows people". My bf mom and him had it out because she told him he was a lunatic if he thought for half a second she was going to will her house to the church so when her and her husband passed he could donate it to someone in need and use it as a tax write off. Those are just some examples, they say its like they're own community or cult! I was raised Catholic, there's ONE Catholic Church in this town that can't even keep a priest!!!!! There was one a few years back that my gma bonded with, he actually drove to New Orleans to officiate my grandfathers funeral after he left she just quit going to church. There really isn't anything for kids to do here, the little league sports, well football at least, complete disorganized! I was sincerely disappointed in the way it took place this past year and my son will not be playing again! The High School used to have a semi good MCJROTC program but from what I've heard that's gone to hell since the Captain left! Things in this town are run by churches and finance companies. Get in good with one of those or have the right last name and you will have no problems. I say I'm stuck here because I'm not leaving my grandmother in the condition that she is in, I refuse to let my grandfathers land go!
ms san

United States

#71 Jul 28, 2013
Im from franklinton but i now stay in tulsa ok but i love my city of fkt its nothing like it....and ever where u go its goin to be thugs black or white....the only thing different from franklinton and tulsa is that tulsa is bigger but everthingelse is the same bs gangs thugs and sorry a@% tpd aint doing their Job either
Rose

Hammond, LA

#72 Aug 9, 2013
I have known about Franklinton snice I was was 12 and it the same way today. U couldn't give me a house there free 500000. The white people have hung blacks and still do legal and other wise. The town still have people and the civil right looking at them. Because the so came white man want to run America. Kiss my ASS racist . It was all over the paper about the shit that has happen in that town and still going on. I couldn't walk the road for the do whites would run u of it. The oppresser will never understand the oppress. The man makes laws just for the black man.
Searching for a Mayberry

Midlothian, IL

#73 Oct 25, 2013
Well, I am a Black American,very quiet, respectful country-like person looking for a nice quiet, easy going town like a Mayberry and I saw a great house in Franklington that I wanted to buy. But, oh no! all these comments have so turned me away from that town. I am originally from Louisiana and moved to Chicago, IL when I was 14 years old. I never liked it here because the people are so rude, un-caring, selfish, disrespectful and always in a hurry. I do remember some prejudice in my original small town of St Joseph, LA but most of the people there were so friendly and always willing to help a fellow human. I thought by now the south would be a little different as far as the prejudices. From the Google map Franklinton looked just like the town I've been looking for but reading the comments I now know better. I can not help but believe the majority over the minority and thanks for all the comments (I read them all) but I'm moving on.
franklinton mom

Arlington, TX

#74 Feb 20, 2014
This school system is like one ive never seen there are some really good teachers but some are obviously racist but I just pray that the LORD strengthens them so they can teach everyone equally regardless to how they feel about the child only because of the color of their skin and the pray the Lord strengthens me also so I can continue to pray for their strength and not go off on one of them it hurts cause I don't want my baby to b treated unfairly but it's not my battle it's the LORD s so I'm praying for the town of franklinton that the seek JESUS
Justasiam

Franklinton, LA

#75 Mar 12, 2014
barrister wrote:
These are the most ridiculous comments I have ever seen. I bet half of the people posting on this thread have never been to Franklinton in their life but rather are just stirring up trouble. Franklinton is a very nice, very Christian small town that still has excellent values. Its high school is among the best for its size in the state (actual rankings). The only young people that I am aware of who have caused serious trouble are Katrina transplants and they can leave for all I care. The rest of our young people are a cut above anyone you will find in other places, because they were raised respectfully in Christian homes. If I were looking for the top 10 small towns in Louisiana, Franklinton would be on the list! It is a great place.....but no place is perfect, so I am sure there are always possible improvements.
I agree some of their comments are very ridiculous and untrue. I livr here and own 2 business Herr. Very suddle place to live. All kinds of people andostensibly very nice. Yes some that live In the past but overall a great place to live
Jim

United States

#76 Apr 7, 2014
"we dont look down on "come here people"

Yes, you do. That's a lie.

"we r all children of god and most of us in franklinton know that"

No, they don't.

"we welcome everybody that want to move here to start a family r career r just live in peace"

You do not. It's silly to hold that position. It just isn't true.

" is it racist?"

Yes. There was a white-only school when I was a kid. It's still there.

"well it depends on what u think racist is"

If you say that, it means you are a racist.

Jim

United States

#77 Apr 7, 2014
barrister wrote:
These are the most ridiculous comments I have ever seen. I bet half of the people posting on this thread have never been to Franklinton in their life but rather are just stirring up trouble. Franklinton is a very nice, very Christian small town that still has excellent values. Its high school is among the best for its size in the state (actual rankings). The only young people that I am aware of who have caused serious trouble are Katrina transplants and they can leave for all I care. The rest of our young people are a cut above anyone you will find in other places, because they were raised respectfully in Christian homes. If I were looking for the top 10 small towns in Louisiana, Franklinton would be on the list! It is a great place.....but no place is perfect, so I am sure there are always possible improvements.
I object. That's a load of steaming mess.
Jim

United States

#78 Apr 7, 2014
Tiffany Jackson wrote:
You're stupid and you have NO IDEA what you are talking about in regards to Pastor Jerry Cox!!!!! I know him personally, and you are very wrong about how he has built his house and church!!! Pastors deserve 10 million dollar homes for putting up with retards like you in their community while trying to buil a church!!!
That guy's as crooked as dog's hind leg.
fuftown

Lincoln, MO

#79 Sep 5, 2014
THIS TOWN IS A P.O.S DEAD END CROOKED OVER TAXED SEWER OF A SO CALLED TOWN I WOULDN'T LIVE BACK THERE IF THEY GAVE ME HALF OF IT AND A UNLIMITED CREDIT LINE THEN MAKE ME MAYOR ITS FULL OF LIERS THIEVES CONS CHILDMOLESTERS CROOKED COPS JUDGES PREACHERS DRUG ADDITS LOONIES AND STORE CLERKS THE ONLY PEOPLE THAT WOULD LIKE ANYTHING ABOUT FRANKLINTON IS WHAT I JUST MENTIONED ABOVE IS A HELP HOLE FULL OF GARBAGE AND FAKE PEOPLE PRETENDING TO BE HUMAN DO NOT MOVE TO THAT PLACE TAKE MY WORD FOR IT
ditto

Lincoln, MO

#80 Sep 5, 2014
if you like scum then you will enjoy franklinton
wouldnevergoback

Lincoln, MO

#81 Sep 5, 2014
i moved to Franklinton from Kentucky and lived there for 5 years and i truly cannot stand the place. i'm so glad i moved away because its not somewhere i would want to raise my kids. there are really no places for teenagers to have anything to do. there is a small park for children to play at that really needs to be updated. the state park is kind of nice but the play area for children is closed a lot due to flooding and a child got their toe cut off sliding down the water slide and no signs were posted about the danger of it. the people are rude. most of the people that work there don't want to do their jobs so they have bad attitudes. the electric company sucks. they pave roads that they just paved and leave the ones that need to be paved (that haven't in at least 5 years) the same with big pot holes or try to fill them in for them to just end up the same way in a week. they also are always trying to raise taxes just to put more money in their pockets cause there is no proof of it benefiting the town. i would never move back there and would never recommend anyone to move there either.
move ms T

United States

#83 Oct 19, 2014
Ms T wrote:
Natasha, I am 38 years old and have also lived here most of my life. I suggest you stop living in the fairy tale dream you are making living in Franklinton to be and see it for what it is. Everybody on here can't be wrong. Accusing people who post here as liers because we see what you don't is very ignorant of you. You must be very young to have the belief that everybody's viewpoint of Franklinton is a lie & yours is the only truth. Lol you are funny if nothing else. Wake up please!!!
stop complaining and get the hell out!

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