twa
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Discrimination Against Southerners

Sat Jul 21, 2001 1:36 pm

Hello to all, This is a topic that has been bothering me for a while. The topic is "Discrimination against Southerners"

In the past on this forum and in the real world I've heard negative comments against southerners like "All people from the south are rednecks", "All southerners are racists", "Southerners are naturally stupid", "Everyone from the south is in-bread", and also I've heard people from the south being accused of extreme patriotism.

What the heck is up wit this??? I'm from Atlanta, Georgia and I'm not an In-Bread, Redneck, Racist, Stupid Person.

Yes I agree that some dudes from the south are like what I mentioned in the 2nd paragraph, However I have also seen those cases in just about every state I've been in (Even northern states)

-TWA
 
N312RC
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RE: Discrimination Against Southerners

Sat Jul 21, 2001 1:45 pm

Maybe its cause of the things you say???

Please see: Mazda Mx-5 Miata thread, and youll see what I mean.
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RE: Discrimination Against Southerners

Sat Jul 21, 2001 1:48 pm

How does a person get in bread? Biggest loaf I've ever seen can't hold much more that a cockatiel.
The day you stop learning is the day you should die.
 
c72
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RE: Discrimination Against Southerners

Sat Jul 21, 2001 1:49 pm

maybe too many southerners joonabate and give others a bad name????
 
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RE: Discrimination Against Southerners

Sat Jul 21, 2001 1:50 pm

LMAO!!!!
 
twa
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N312RC

Sat Jul 21, 2001 1:52 pm

BOB, The comments I was regarding are everyday comments that I hear not about me.

TWA

Oh BTW, Its amazing how your E-MAIL address DOESENT work when i try to send you something.
 
twa
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Patriotism

Sat Jul 21, 2001 1:53 pm

I've known people from Michigan that have been more of a patriot than me.

TWA
 
N312RC
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RE: Discrimination Against Southerners

Sat Jul 21, 2001 1:57 pm

Eh?

its rmickiewicz@catholiccentral.net

if that dont work send to bobo2196@ameritech.net but keep it clean, as this is a FAMILY mailbox...

When you go around saying IT SUCKS and blah blah blah with CAPS on and really acting like a dumb hick, then i wonder.
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twa
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RE: Discrimination Against Southerners

Sat Jul 21, 2001 2:00 pm

Of course I'm going to keep it clean. I am more mature than that. However we dont need to take care of it off the Forum.

I didnt say it sucks and I am not a dumb hick. You should meet me in Atlanta next week. You would really like me.

TWA
 
twa
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ImissPiedmont

Sat Jul 21, 2001 2:09 pm

ROFLMAO!!!!!That was a good one!!!!!

TWA
 
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RE: Discrimination Against Southerners

Sat Jul 21, 2001 2:15 pm

N312RC,

You don't understand. I love Texas, living in Austin, it's a great place. But I'm fucking sick and tired of people saying things like:

Texas is filled with nothin but hicks and rednecks.

Howdy Partner.

Also, compnies like Ford and Chevy play stupid country songs on TV commercials. Texas has chaged a whole lot. You won't see many rednecks or hicks in Austin, Dallas, or Houston. I am not arguing that the South is filled up with these idiots, but not all of us are! I am no kicker, hick, or redneck. Damn it makes me embarrased to live here when people think of us that way.


STOP IT!
 
BH346
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RE: Discrimination Against Southerners

Sat Jul 21, 2001 2:17 pm

I just came back from a trip to the South. The people there are as normal as people from anywhere else.

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twa
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Boeing747-400

Sat Jul 21, 2001 2:18 pm

Thats the way to say it Kevin!!!!! I like Texas to and I hear the false stuff that people say.

Theirs a lot of those idiots but like you said bearly any in the larger cities.

TWA
 
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RE: Discrimination Against Southerners

Sat Jul 21, 2001 2:20 pm

Never generalize too much...
 
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BH346

Sat Jul 21, 2001 2:23 pm

Thanks BH346, You are right.

TWA

 
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RE: Discrimination Against Southerners

Sat Jul 21, 2001 2:27 pm

I'll add that I loved the place, the South is cool!  Big thumbs up

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TWA

Sat Jul 21, 2001 2:32 pm

You're welcome. God do I get tired of that BS.
 
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BH346/Kev

Sat Jul 21, 2001 2:51 pm

Thanks BH346, You always have great posts

Kev, You da man!!!

TWA
 
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RE: Discrimination Against Southerners

Sat Jul 21, 2001 4:48 pm

I have spent a lot of time in Jacksonville, FL (still regarded as a racist/redneck city, people look at the name and think "oh, it was named after andrew jackson") but the city is just like any other, except you have a lot more people with southern accents (and a hot girl with a southern accent makes her even more hot to me).
 
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RE: Discrimination Against Southerners

Sat Jul 21, 2001 7:05 pm

To tell the truth, Jacksonville, even during the War of Northern Agression, was always known as a Yankee-leaning city.

Fortunately, now it's just another Southern city, but in the war it was known as a haven for Union soldiers etc.

The truth of the matter is that Yankees and the rest of the world like to stereotype the South... and the fact that we have more charm and grace than most Yankees, (I'm talking High Atlanta society here, folks, not Jeb Bush) doesn't make them feel any better. We are as intelligent as any other people in the nation, and we're (as a whole) just as tolerant.

One problem is that Human Beings like to generalize... and it's very easy to see the KKK (God forbid) or any other Rebel-flag waving extremist organization, and assume that we're all like that down here. Well folks, we're not. (Although I have seen my fair share of Cross 'lighting'... aka burning... in my town - something that I am ANYTHING but proud of.)

If the North laid off the South, perhaps we'd all get along just that little bit better.

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RE: Discrimination Against Southerners

Sat Jul 21, 2001 7:53 pm

What is a hick?

i Live in the south and the people are better than the north, although there isn't really a difference here in the UK

Cheers

Dan

( i am from the north and i am an ass)
 
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RE: Discrimination Against Southerners

Sat Jul 21, 2001 11:39 pm

I noticed that no one is defending Arkansas.

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RE: Discrimination Against Southerners

Sat Jul 21, 2001 11:46 pm

I used to live in Arkansas, near Little Rock. I loved it there. People there are friendly there and it seems like people from the South are very friendly, too. It must be all that Southern Hospitality I've been hearing about. I driven and flown out of some nice Southern cities like Nashville, Knoxville, Chattanooga, and Memphis. They all seemed very nice except for Chattanooga. But maybe I was in the nasty part of town.

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RE: Discrimination Against Southerners

Sat Jul 21, 2001 11:54 pm



Ahh, I love the south... (At least what I've seen of it.) I could see myself moving to Virginia, the Carolinas, or Georgia very easily. And I wouldn't have trouble with Texas either (because we all know that's THE aviation state). But yeah, I hate it when people (especially up-tight people) generalize, based on what they see on the news. For example, all that Utah gets press for is polygamists, and declaring "UN Free zones." I've lived in Utah for most of my life, and I don't know a single polygamist. So it's better to not judge a place by what you see on the news.
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RE: Discrimination Against Southerners

Sat Jul 21, 2001 11:57 pm

Discrimination Against Southerners...is pathetic
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twa
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RE: Discrimination Against Southerners

Sun Jul 22, 2001 1:35 am

DeltaRNmd-80: Thanks for the good words. Jacksonville is a pretty cool city. Those chicks wit Southern accents rock!!!

N863DA: You said it!!!!!

TWA

 
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RE: Discrimination Against Southerners

Sun Jul 22, 2001 1:54 am

I will admit, I feel I don't fit the profile of a true "Southerner". There are a lot of texas accents(which I can't stand, and I don't have one thank God), but when you go into a major city like Houston,Dallas,Austin,San Antonio, you really don't hear that many accents. Also, there are a lot of rednecks, but they are all out on farms and those areas. A lot also like car racing(ugh, which is another sport i don't like) but as I said you would find most of those people on:
fixed income(just seems that way)
living in the suburbs.
I am not discriminating, in Dallas, it feels like they all live in the suburbs up in far north dallas. It also seems that more discriminating goes on up there.
Or living on farms and prairies.

I really don't know about Houston or Austin, but Dallas is fairly cosmopolitan, and you really don't find any rednecks and people of that type. Dallas, and I assume Houston and Austin, are big cities with lots of business and technology on the rise. And to be honest, I really don't understand how people say,
"People who live in Texas are cowboys"
I have even had people ask me what the name of my horse was. I don't even have a horse! The only animal I have is a dog. I forgot where I heard this, but supposedly, Dallas has more strip clubs than any other city.
rgds,
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RE: Discrimination Against Southerners

Sun Jul 22, 2001 10:53 am

Yeah, it's funny how "all" southerners get stereotyped. There are sections of the south that are largely like the stereotype, but people where I live aren't. People in New Orleans don't have southern accents. We do have a lot of "yat" accents though.
 
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RE: Discrimination Against Southerners

Sun Jul 22, 2001 11:23 am



One problem: I just can't stand NASCAR. I think car racing is one of the most inane sports ever. Sorry, no offense. I know how big it is down there.
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Western727

Mon Jul 23, 2001 6:04 am

I hate NASCAR too...and football, and wrestling, and baseball....what kind of southerner am I???
 
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RE: Western727

Mon Jul 23, 2001 7:22 am



Well, I can let the other stuff go, but baseball....

Just kidding...
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