Since: Jun 07

earth

#22 Jul 22, 2008
hey james i have noticed that blacks from here are not aware of the racially charged atmosphere because they are so well used to it. i see them talked down to, treated rudely and called offensive names while smiling and never even noticing alot of the behavior. the blacks like me from out of town are like what the hell?? i would never try to start trouble here because there is peace between these people here much like some towns in the past where everybody knew their place and stayed in it. i am moving my family out because i am teaching my son that he is to hold his head high and remember that he is equal to any man and coming from out of town i just see blacks here that wouldnt fit in with the proud successful blacks i see in other places. blacks here seem cool with staying right in their raggedy schools and neighborhoods and never going anywhere except independence mall.they dont even look white people in their faces. its like slavery just ended here. but hey if that makes them happy i guess ignorance is bliss. i love all people but i just dont like the constant confederate celebratory atmosphere here and i dont want my son trained to be a good little boy but a proud man like all of the men in my family. you give love and respect but you must demand it as well. anyways peace to you man and sorry 4 writing this long novel
James

Wilmington, NC

#23 Jul 23, 2008
deric,

I am sorry to here that it is like that around hear. I have been hear most of my life and I guess you just don't notice it. I did see a difference somewhat when I was in the military but that has been a long time ago. It is certainly a lot better now than when I was growing up. I am very ashamed of that period down here. Wish you the best and good luck on whatever you decide to do.
Tee

Spring Hope, NC

#24 Jul 24, 2008
I would be happy to give you more information about the different areas since I am familiar with Wilmington and the surrounding areas. I am a realtor, but also someone who has relocated from another area who has experienced both the good and the bad attributes regarding the different areas.
Thanks wrote:
Thanks to all that have replied. Sorry no amount of harsh words, belittling or otherwise will change my mind, no our minds. I am a Southern Belle by birth and I believe that there is good in everybody, no matter the color of your skin, hair or eyes. It is the person inside the skin, under the hair and behind the eyes. If you seem to be arrogant and unfriendly, then that is the way that most people will treat you. If you put aside all your differences and realize that the world comes in all colors and forms, then you should be able to live peacefully and without malice.
We are still coming and we will be very happy. That's just who we are.
James

Wilmington, NC

#25 Jul 24, 2008
Does anyone know anybody that raises and sells Shetland Sheepdogs in or around Wilmington?
tammy

Wilmington, NC

#26 Aug 2, 2008
here's a resource link that can help with some of the information you might need: http://www.starnewsonline.com/section/news77
Larry Reni Thomas

Roseboro, NC

#27 Oct 23, 2008
Thanks wrote:
Thanks to all that have replied. Sorry no amount of harsh words, belittling or otherwise will change my mind, no our minds. I am a Southern Belle by birth and I believe that there is good in everybody, no matter the color of your skin, hair or eyes. It is the person inside the skin, under the hair and behind the eyes. If you seem to be arrogant and unfriendly, then that is the way that most people will treat you. If you put aside all your differences and realize that the world comes in all colors and forms, then you should be able to live peacefully and without malice.
We are still coming and we will be very happy. That's just who we are.
Please read my book The True Story Behind The Wilmington Ten. Wilmington, NC has a great deal in common with apartheid. It was once called the capital of the white supremacist movement and was the site of the infamous Wilmington Race Riot of 1898, which was actually a massacre where an undeterminate amount of blacks were killed, some shot in the back. The reason? To maintain the old South where blacks were treated as sub-humans. That feeling is still in the air and has rubbed off on the some poor and working class whites who populate the area. They have been fooled by the rich and priviledged white folks into thinking they are a part of the power structure when they really aren't. I am a native black Wilmingtonian who wouldn't advise a progressive thinking person to live there, but, I would say live there if you think that white is right and black is not. Believe me, it's no place to be if you are an intellectual!
lifeisbetterblon de

Morehead City, NC

#28 Oct 24, 2008
COME ON! Anyone who doesn't appreciate this place should probably go elsewhere! Traffic isn't bad and the people are great!
Nonda

Brooklyn, NY

#29 Oct 25, 2008
I dearly miss wilmington, i lived there for a year and yes i am white and lived in a "black" neighborhood. it was not bad, my neighbors were friendly and i loved being there. there is alot to see and do there and its just such a beautiful place. i hope to return soon.
BELINDA

Shepherdsville, KY

#30 Aug 19, 2009
Want to move to Wilmington can someone tell me about jobs schooland housing
bob

Jacksonville, FL

#31 Aug 19, 2009
BELINDA wrote:
Want to move to Wilmington can someone tell me about jobs schooland housing
..About the jobs in Wilmingtom..The jobs pay real good..About $10.00 per hour on average...As far as housing...In the Burrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgaw area there are plenty affordable homes..I bought a 1969 double wide and a acre of land for $5,000..Down the road from me there is a 1993 single wide for $6,000....I have heard of brand new double wides are going for $20,000..A buddy of mine makes extremely good money..$12.00 per hour and just bought him a brand new double wide..He is going to buy some land also in Burrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrga w...

Since: Aug 09

Shepherdsville, KY

#32 Aug 19, 2009
THANKS FOR THE INFO
OakleyRoad1969

United States

#33 Aug 19, 2009
bob wrote:
<quoted text>..About the jobs in Wilmingtom..The jobs pay real good..About $10.00 per hour on average...As far as housing...In the Burrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgaw area there are plenty affordable homes..I bought a 1969 double wide and a acre of land for $5,000..Down the road from me there is a 1993 single wide for $6,000....I have heard of brand new double wides are going for $20,000..A buddy of mine makes extremely good money..$12.00 per hour and just bought him a brand new double wide..He is going to buy some land also in Burrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrga w...
Hey Bob, sounds like yer in seventh heaven ! you forgot to mention yer pick-up truck, the hound dogs, and chewing tobacco ! Oh, by the way, "$12.00 an hour", DAMN ! with money like that, you'll be able to buy that backyard shed you been a-want-n from Sears in no time !
bob

Jacksonville, FL

#34 Aug 20, 2009
deric wrote:
i'm leaving wilmington nc as soon as my company can transfer me. if you are old and white and you celebrate the failed confederacy and miss the days of the american jim crow south you will love this boring racist town. the air stinks of all types of chemicals, the water is frightening and the people who cant afford to live behind the wall or live on figure eight island are just a mix of miserable defeated non evolved sub humans who have nothing to do but eat barbecue and get drunk and go fast in their pickup trucks to a dirty fishing hole.STAY WHERE YOU ARE OR GO ELSEWHERE.
..OH gosh..Have you ever visted Burrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgaw,NC..We have plenty to do..The average pay here is $10.00..We live really good off of that..Got a 1969 single wide..Also Jerry Springer is going to build a state of the art studio in down town Burrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgaw..I t will cost him 2 million dollars..Jerry Springer claims the money he save in airline tickets in 1 year will more than pay for his studio..H egoes on to say 90% of his guest are from the Burrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgaw area....
Southern Class

Lincolnton, NC

#35 Aug 27, 2009
Oh yes we love our Southern people! Thank you Lord for giving us the opportunity to honor our Southern President Jefferson Davis!!!!He is still who we honor and who's code of ethics we live by.
The wonderful Southern people are uniting!! We are sick of big crooked government, yankee imperialism, wild black behavior, drugs and damn illegals. If you are a coward liberal, fag or mixed race moron you damn sure are not wanted in our great Southern States!

Take I-95 North Back to the ghetto!!!!
tinman

Alexandria, VA

#36 Aug 28, 2009
James wrote:
Wilmington is no longer the nice little sleepy southern town I grew up in. If you move here be prepared to spend half of your life either stuck in a traffic jam or standing in a long line. Most dangerous place in NC to drive a car. Make your Doctors appointments 3 months in advance. In regards to the racial thing I have personally never noticed any kind of problem like that here. People don't seem any less friendly here than anywhere else. There is some resentment of the northerners and other people who have moved here from other parts of the country coming here and spoiling things for some of the locals born and raised here. The thing that I really hate about some of them is calling the police when you take your dog for a ride with you in the summer in your truck or car. If you want to eat out and you like Asian or Mexican you are in luck but if you want American food you will have to settle for MacDonalds. I personally long sometimes for the old south days of my youth when you could take your dog and go just about anywhere and shoot your guns and could find good restaurants that served good old fashioned pork chops, collard greens and field peas. Yes I am probably a semi redneck. Those days are gone forever but if you are rich enough you will probably find Wilmington ok.
I guess i must be a redneck too cause' i grew up in small town Georgia, often shot my dad's guns in the back feilds, ate plenty of pork chop sandwiches and black eyed peas (that's with a ham hock), and road in the back of the truck with my brother and dog. I miss those days too but the thing is I am a 40 year old african-american. I moved here a couple of years back and i have seen some racism but I don't chalk it up to all white people or all black people. Jerks come in all colors, genders, nationalities, races, planets, etc. but they don't make me happy or sad or even hate them. My 75+ year old next door neighbor moved here from conn. and never knew any black peolpe let alone lived next to any. That didn't stop us from being freinds. Places are what you make it. Don't give in to hate...
Kristine

Wilmington, NC

#37 Sep 14, 2009
Well, I live here and I am not racist. I have also never seen more beautiful beaches. Not sure what town you have been living in dude.

“I miss you lil bro”

Since: Apr 09

Vegas baby

#40 Sep 14, 2009
I had a friend just move there all he talks about is the gun fire he hears....So I asked him...makes you feel like you are at home here in Las Vegas?

“Trolls ----> YAWN.”

Since: Jun 08

Lowcountry, USA

#41 Sep 16, 2009
calibrat wrote:
I had a friend just move there all he talks about is the gun fire he hears....So I asked him...makes you feel like you are at home here in Las Vegas?
It's probably hunting gunfire he hears, not the criminal kind! My development is close enough to acres of hunting land and we hear it too. Eh - it's what they do.

“I miss you lil bro”

Since: Apr 09

Vegas baby

#42 Sep 16, 2009
Bullets were to close together to be hunting gunfire..
He should know he used to live nearby gang territory where gunfire happened nightly.
bob

Jacksonville, FL

#43 Sep 18, 2009
calibrat wrote:
Bullets were to close together to be hunting gunfire..
He should know he used to live nearby gang territory where gunfire happened nightly.
..........Well i live in BURRRRRRRRGAW and there is guns going off all the time......When someone gets married in BURRRRRRRRRRGAW guns go off pretty much all day...When someone buys a double wide guns go off all day to celibrate....Shucks!..My neighbor just bought a double wide and the guns went off for 2 days..And his double wide is a 1993 model..God forbid if he bought a new double wide...Probably hear the guns for a whole week...Now that is going a little over board

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