Dialogue: Is The South Really More Racist Than The North Or Is It America’s Racism Scapegoat?

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Kovie Biakolo: Malcolm X once said, “If you are Black, you were born in jail, in the North as well as the South. Stop talking about the South. As long as you are South of the Canadian border, you are South.”

I like this quote a lot probably because it seems to get to the heart of the perception that Southern it not worse than Northern racism. Now there is a history to point to, that can make the argument that it is. But I want to know your take on this: Is the South more racist than the North? And why or why not?

Dan Hayes: While I’ve never lived in the Deep South I’ve certainly visited and the only blatant use of real racist language I’ve ever heard from an adult was in Mississippi and it was unapologetic. Having said that, having lived in East Tennessee, Eastern…

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Dialogue: Is The South Really More Racist Than The North Or Is It America’s Racism Scapegoat?

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