Racism in the south? - page 2
Hi there, I'm quite far from graduating, but that hasn't stopped me from daydreaming about my future and where I would like to work! I am very interested in working in the rural south - Louisiana,... Read More
Aug 12, '13I live in Alabama and was raised in Tennessee. I've lived, mostly in bigger cities, my grandparents live in a very rural closed minded area of East Ky that is very weary of outsiders in general, regardless of skin color. In the rural areas you will find that a lot of people have known each other since being in elementary school, an their parents before them, and theirs before them. I white, was felt very discriminated against (and my son as well in his school) because I didn't grow up in that town. We moved to Huntsville and feel very welcomed and included in the community here. There are several AA in our neighborhood and they are very friendly as well as the Hispanics and other whites.
I really just think rural communities are more likely to be weary of outsiders than towns and cities with more population, where everyone doesn't know everybody.
I'm sure there are plenty of rural communities that welcome new comers though. I love living in Huntsville, feels more "home" to me than where I lived for the previous 12 years before moving here.