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    most segregated cites, THE RUST BELT!!! the two least segregated cities in the usa Houston and Atalanta what's that tell ya.i gess yanks never called italians wops and never told the irish need not apply or called anybody a stupid rican. I gess the north never experienced riots or shot unarmed minorities, and i assume  New York does not disproportionately stop and frisk minorities. Sounds like a great place to live.

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      the north was free of all problems. I'm Irish, I wrote all about that history. My wife's from Puerto Rico, I know all about that too.

      But last I checked northern states didn't forbid people to sit at the same lunch counter or drink from the same fountain in my parents' lifetime. And hanging people from trees for sport was never huge here. If not for brave protesters who gave their lives, and federal intervention, your home state would still not have integrated luncheonettes. Mississippi and its neighbors have been holding back sensible policy in this country for about 200 years. So don't lecture me.

      And yes, I'd sure as hell rather live here than down there.

      Republicans...think the American standard of living is a fine thing--so long as it doesn't spread to all the people. And they admire the Government of the United States so much that they would like to buy it. Harry S. Truman

      by fenway49 on Fri Mar 01, 2013 at 07:54:01 AM PST

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      •  I read your diary (0+ / 0-)

        i enjoyed it it was very good.I reced it when it came out.being from boston surely you remember the boston busing crisis (1974-1988) a series of protest and riots in response to the passing of 1965 racial imbalance act of 1965. I'm sure that took place in you'r parents lifetime. Yes hanging people from trees may have not been a past time, but police shooting minorites, throwing them down flights of stairs,picking up AA teenagers and drooping them off in white naborhoods  after dark so the could get there ass wopped ,and beating out confessions was . All common pratice in the 70s and 80s,during your parents lifetime. My grandparents are from New Jersy while people in nj do not say the n word they do say (the blacks) with such disgust and disdain it's hard for me not to throw up ,And lets not forget the dot busters of nj who went around beating the shit out of indians in nj in the late 90s during your parents lifetime .Martin Luther king is quoted as saying of all the places i have been nothing compares to the hate i experenced in chicago. In indiana half of the elected members of the general assembly were ku kluk klan menbers in 1925 including the governor. Yes without a doubt the south have been holding back sensible policy for 200 years and i don't begrude you for wanting to live in your home state.And yes I have heard some crazy recent stories about my home state, and yes I live in a more socially progressive area than the rest of my state (the coast) The editor of mississippi press came out in favor of desegration in the 60s, so i might be a little biased. You are more than welcome to move hear some day, we could allways use more dems I think you will find it a pretty cool place to live.

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