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Response to Cali_Democrat (Original post)

Thu Mar 15, 2012, 12:35 AM

50. He's not politically correct, but he's not all that wrong either.

With regard to the videos that he displayed about Mississippi - I live in Louisiana and I thought it was all stereotype for a very long time, but as soon as I moved to a rural area, I realized that the rural areas in the south are VERY much the way he depicted them. With regard to racism - there's an interesting phenomenon occuring in Baton Rouge right now. "White Flight" as we call it in the south is obviously just as it sounds - caucasions have fled Baton Rouge, but they still work there. The state has had to go through mega $$$ improving the interstate system just outside Baton Rouge because SOOO many people moved to the rural areas surrounding BR that hours and hours of traffic back up every morning. I'll just say this to sum it up, I see people such as the ones depicted on Bill Maher's videos every single day. I do think Maher needs to chill with the toothless jokes, mainly because it is inaccurate when you consider the urban areas in the south and because the humor itself is immature and politically damaging to the democratic cause in the south.

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