Most of my family lives up north even though I'm a southerner & you sound like you're from up north or from the Bay area, one of the 2. Just the way you put stuff....I know the code words you use.<quoted text>
"primitive primate liver lip fecal wetsuit thugs..." what will you think up next?? You should really compose the next Klansmen/Skinhead dictionary of Denigration. Tasty adjectives, verbs, and nouns favored by your hooded brethren. Sound good??
Trust me, its not as black & white as you think it is.
In the south blacks aren't like how they are in the movies, all gung ho, civil rights activists like Danny Glover fighting some kind of royal moral war.
Some are really nice great people & very hard working but others are far worse. If you visit my neighborhood you'll see everything from 16 year old wannabe thugs to 60 year old crackheads walking around, often in circles or pacing in the road. Some white people I know have described it as "scary." I'm used to it so it doesn't phase me as much but I don't like being around these people.
If I had the money for a "clean break" I'd move as far away from this state & the racism & the blacks & the whites & everything here. The poverty, the stupidity, the lack of mobility, everything is ass backwards. I can't describe it, being here is like being in a constant state of hopeless despair. And the racism does exist but its more, its like the entire economy. If blacks left for instance, the economy would collapse. Whites own all the businesses & generally are the professional class along with some Asians. The ONE store in my neighborhood is own by Vietnamese, & they generally own all the stores in black areas down here. They or Arabs or Indians. Most whites won't open stores in their areas for obvious reasons.
I'm a large man, over 6 foot tall & I can handle myself in a fight & I'm afraid of going out by myself. I sometimes carry a knife.
The whole region is rotten to the core. Without tourism the entire region literally would be like Mexico. The poverty is that entrenched & miserable.
Right now if you go one hour north of the water its literally 3rd world. No hospitals, no restaurants, overpriced gas stations, everything. The cost of living surges.
Its not a nice place to live @ all.
But the knee-jerk northern reactionary 'kkk' response is stupid.
And if you lived down here for more than a week you'd see the blacks aren't like Denzel Washington or Whoopi Goldberg.
They're more like the goofy idiots you see in rap videos. Don't believe me, come down & find out the hard way.....
And please God, if you know of a way for this southern boy to move up north & get a good paying job or say to Texas or to California -- PLEASE GOD let me know....