Florida is a racist, shithole state.
RealLindaL wrote:I must take respectful exception to the term "shithole state," however.
I've lived in Florida since 1975 and I've never met a native, white Floridian that wasn't at least a passive if not an overt racist. I've seen a black guy get beat down for just walking into a "white" tavern by mistake.
Go to any one of the small towns around Ocala or up here in the Panhandle or down around Okeechobee and talk to some of the white residents. You'll find out in a hurry just how hateful and racist your average Florida cracker is.
Take a look at the schools in this state, especially in the poor areas. The teachers get paid shit and the buildings in the smaller communities are all in disrepair. Go look at some of the black sections of town in just about any small town: the roads a mess and the community services TERRIBLE or non-existent.
Living on the beachside, you have a distorted view of the bleak reality for people of color in this state. The beachsides all the way around Florida are nice if you're white, not so much if you're not.
Go check out some of the areas around the groves south of Orlando, the areas where all the pickers and packers live--talk about lives of quiet desperation, unpaved streets and dilapidated rental housing, some of it without even electricity, just a propane stove for cooking and a kerosene heater. It's a fucking disgrace.
Then go ask some of the white residents on the other side of the tracks why things are so shitty for "the coloreds"? You'll get a rude awakening about the reality of social relations in this state.
Florida is racist, SHITHOLE
state! Don't get me started...