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Old 05-25-2008, 02:52 AM   #9
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Default Re: The Racist Dems in West Virginia should be shot.

> fwiw West Virginia split from Virginia when Virginia chose
> to secede. Not necessarily for moral reasons, but there
> weren't many slave owners in those counties west of the
> Appalachian Mountains.

Slavery is a major cause of racial tension throughout the country, even in the northern states. The trouble was that freed slaves would start out poor, so wherever they went, they'd automatically have a diminished social status. The majority of African Americans are descended from slaves, so you'll likely see prejudice against them anywhere you go in the US. Rural areas will of course be worse because of their relative isolation.
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