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  •  My sister says AL, MS are far worse than Georgia (0+ / 0-)

    from the stories she hears from both her black and white colleagues..who tell horror stories of being raised there or having just moved from there to suburban Atlanta.  Granted, there are parts of Georgia that are very racist. But then again, sister says it is easier to confront most southern racists because they are quite overt and proud of it. But confronting it in the north where she sees it is tougher as the people are in such denial and it is a whisper thing in the north.

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    by wishingwell on Sat Mar 16, 2013 at 10:07:03 AM PDT

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    •  Neither MS or AL have (0+ / 0-)

      any cities or universities that are really impressive-- Millsaps College in MS is pretty good and Birmingham's reasonably pleasant, but that's mostly it.  Well, Alabama has part of NASA, so thank the feds for that.

      (Note: I'm originally from MS and my SO is from AL; he has family near Atlanta.)

      Atlanta's a pretty major city, although the suburbs are dominated by what I think of as the most annoying type of conservatism-- wanting the amenities, higher income, & generally cosmopolitan feel of a city while being too chicken to actually live in one.  I imagine backwoods Georgia's about on a par with similar areas elsewhere in the deep south.

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      by latts on Sat Mar 16, 2013 at 03:06:44 PM PDT

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