Beyond the pale

Beyond the pale

There are 38 comments on the story from Aug 13, 2007, titled Beyond the pale. In it, reports that:

“I've found Magoffin County people to be some of the most open people I've ever dealt with”

This is the kind of relaxed small town where it's not unusual to see three 11-year-old boys out on their own on a Saturday afternoon, heading to the Kozy Korner restaurant to satisfy the kind of hunger that builds up during football practice in the August heat.

What was unusual about the trio of Andrew Arnett, Aaron Taulbee and Nick Anderson is that Nick is black.

In Magoffin County and Salyersville, the county seat, that is rare indeed.

The Eastern Kentucky county got a little national attention last week when the Census Bureau singled it out as one of the two whitest places in the country. Read more

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Gone from Magoffin

Dahlonega, GA

#23 Mar 8, 2008
How typical! Sit back and talk about blacks and their "drugs" when... ummm... where is it that half the population is on O.C.'s and methadone? AND where how many have died from this stuff? I don't care how many degrees, most people from Dear Ol' Magoffin County cannot be educated in real life.
Fool! Who's selling you your drugs up in that hole? IT AIN't BLACKS, BABY... don't think it's been blacks kickin the bucket from snorting the crap either. Check into the "black colleges" you're referring to and see what the ratio of black to white drug abuse is...GENIUS!
Further... checkout black family values as a whole, far better, deeper, loyal than the dear ol' white folk.
As I age, I am more and more convinced that the whole racism issue stems from a "size" thang. White men who are jealous? Using other "bull" as an excuse? Be HONEST boys... there is therapy for feelings of inferiority. The first step is admitting the truth.

And by the way, I am not black, but do love em!!!!

Plymouth, MI

#24 Aug 6, 2008
Good Lord, let's all just settle down and get along! Who cares anymore if Magoffin County use to be all whites. If I see a different color person on the street, wherever I am, I just nod my head and keep on walking!

Cleveland, GA

#25 Aug 23, 2008
meth labs? where

Wixom, MI

#26 Sep 2, 2008
probably right under your nose

Pensacola, FL

#27 Dec 14, 2009
The issue is that most whites are tired of working all day and turning on the news to relax and catch up and there is reverand sharpton and his ilk spewing propaganda about my skin color. You keep slapping caucasions in the face and dont even realize that it is the AA community that is pushing for violence. Sooner or later civil war will be here again adn God save us when it starts.

Salyersville, KY

#28 Dec 15, 2009
sometimes i am ashamed to say that i am from salyersville because racism still exists pretty strong among some. i love everyone no matter what color their skin is. as for blacks bringing more drugs her , well i think we have done pretty good by ourselves. still amazes me that after all that some still can't see past the color of skin. y'all should check your geneaology, i'm sure u will find an indian or some other race beside white and white is after all immigrant, not native to this country anyway. grow up america!!!! GOD made us in his image.

Louisa, KY

#29 Jan 10, 2010
is colors

Lewisburg, KY

#30 Jan 10, 2010
why dont u two just do it already???!!!!

West Liberty, KY

#31 Jan 15, 2010
i think Magoffin county will welcome any color or sex. magoffin county its a goddly place they take u n as 1 of there own i lives there 19 years an ive never seen them turn anyone away i dnt care what color u r God love all why not us.

Austin, TX

#32 Jan 26, 2010
I am from Magoffin Co. and I have lived all over the United States. Just because the town is small dosent mean that everyone that lives there is prejudice and dosent mean that, that is the reason that mostly white people only live there, it's because people in Magoffin Co usually stay closer to their families. As far as black people bringing drugs into Magoffin Co that is completely stupid, their are druggies that live everywhere in every color every age and sex dosent matter where you are.
soul sister

Yantis, TX

#33 Jan 26, 2010
who="klan man"====quoted text
<<yea, this is the whitest place in america. thats why i live here.>>

Yeah and I bet it's the most incestuous place in America also.
<<id like to keep it that way. colored folks will only bring more drugs and violence than we already have.>>
Well boy howdy, at least you aren't blaming them for causing you f.....your sons daughters
<< lets preserve our community and our children, and keep our community as it is.>>
Ah, you would them black coming and doing all your drugs and trying to get to f.. your daughters before you get a chance.

<< the whitest place in america.>>
You did mean the nastiest place in America.

<<<our four fathers would be rolling in their graves if they could see how our country has turned out.>>>

It was never your country, unless you are Indian<b!*@h>
i love this town, and my neighbors. god bless.

I hate bigots
what next

Staffordsville, KY

#34 Jan 26, 2010
This has to be one of the saddest things I have ever read on Topix and I have read some pretty sad things.We have become a mixed county with blacks and Mexican's and I for one love it. It's about time we have some change and we need to learn from each other that being different can be wonderful. There are good and bad in all races so let's not judge all by what a few do. I have never seen or heard anything positive said about Kentucky on TV but that doesn't make me love Kentucky any less. I love that families are close and stay home near Mom and Dad when they start their own families. Gives you the "Walton" family feelin'.And I won't apologize to anyone for being glad that I choose to live here even with all our problems.The difference between a small town and a large city is small town folk's know most of their neighbor's. I lived in a city for 40 years and I prefer to live here.All I know about drugs is what I read in the paper or hear on the news because that isn't part of my life, by choice.And I'm sure that is true of most families whether big city or small town or skin color. Most families are about family and not all the ugliness this world has to offer.Live and let live!
As far as skin color goes...what color do you think Jesus is? Snow white? I don't think so!!!!
Aaron Taulbee

Salyersville, KY

#35 Jun 23, 2013
Kinda strange that after all these years i find a article pertaining to me. I am 17 years old now, and not being racist is something i take pride in. Being racist is not only stupid, ignorant, and immature. Magoffin really needs for ethnicity, to show these ignorant people that they're nothing wrong with blacks, Mexicans, etc. I didn't choose to be white, they didn't choose there race. Grow up. lol
Big Ein


#37 Jun 23, 2013
I'm RACIST against against trash, whether it be black or white. This post only proves you hillbillies can't come together and agree on anything. Your just like the black people, every time you do something for your neighbor, you brag about it , then you all argue and fight about it. Your attitudes are something that keep you in poverty, and keep you with the stereotype that you receive. You people don't need any help from blacks with drugs. You have enough. Same with your unemployment rate. Now go hump yer sisters and keep yet mouth shut!!


#38 Jun 23, 2013
You know if half of you checked your ancestory you would find out that you hillbillies in the Appalachia are of mixed ( melungeon) blood. A combination of White, Cherokee, and African American. Some common surnames are Gipson, Collins, Mullins, and other common known names in your county. So you are the new negroes.

United States

#39 Jun 23, 2013
John boy big ein and dumba$$ Leroy are freaks they wear each others panties and play the wannabe a redneck game, they seriously need help so pay em no mind


#41 Jun 23, 2013
Dimisfreaks wrote:
John boy big ein and dumba$$ Leroy are freaks they wear each others panties and play the wannabe a redneck game, they seriously need help so pay em no mind
I notice you are the only one talking about gay stuff. I don't think they are wannabe hillbillies. It seems you are a dumba$$ hillbilly and one of them melungeons ya phaggot .

United States

#42 Jun 23, 2013
Greg wrote:
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I notice you are the only one talking about gay stuff. I don't think they are wannabe hillbillies. It seems you are a dumba$$ hillbilly and one of them melungeons ya phaggot .
I'd rather be a hillbilly than a Yankee freak you pervert

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