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Why Are Northern Americans So Prejudiced And Bigoted Against Southern Americans

Hate: no. Hold prejudice against: yes. Kind of. Maybe?The difference is becoming less and less pronounced, while the sense of regional/provincial belonging that is usual in Italians is often becoming less prevalent. This especially in bigger cities like Milan and Rome where people move for work from all over Italy. Normally workers will move north in search for better chances of employment, so much so that if you look at people aged 18+ in Milan a vast chunk comes from Central or Southern Italy.There are still cultural differences, the South is not as rich (as you can see in this map showing the GDP for each region), good jobs are harder to come by, there can be less exposure to the outer world, and so on. A Northerner would usually associate the South with lower education (see this map based on the number of people who obtained some kind of higher education degree), more family-focused, warmer people, cheaper life, more jobs in the primary and secondary sectors... For the stereotype of the North as seen by Southerners just flip the above: more work-oriented, snobby, more expensive, etc.Now a lot of this can be a stereotype, there are highly educated southerners, and extremely ignorant northerners, but there is some statistical truth behind the stereotypes, as often many people from the South themselves will tell you, especially those who have moved or want to move north.For most there is really no hate or malice involved though, rather a reciprocal banter, with southerners being labelled as “terroni” - it derives from “terra”, meaning land/earth, in a way it is like saying “peasant” - and the northerners as “polentoni” - polenta eaters. Both words can be used both as insults and jokingly depending on the context, so be careful to use either of them!For a humorous look at the North vs South differences, watch a video or two from this channel: Casa Surace. The northern stereotype here is mostly the “hip Milanese”, while the southern examples have a little more variety but mostly represent people from Puglia (Apulia).

I'm pretty sure you have this backwards. Think a bit, a redhead who is unable to protect him/herself from the sun suffers a lot, but have you ever seen a dark-skinned person suffering mid-winter from lack of vitamin D? The amount of sunshine you need to activate vitamin D is surprisingly little (the equivalent of 15 minutes a day), and you can get most of what you need through a decent diet.It's not that "whiteness" evolved in the north because it was super awesome, but more like "darkness" was no longer protective and so pale people were no longer disadvantaged.

Why are Northern and Southern people so different?

Every country is different in different areas. Things really depend on who settles where and what is available to them. And from there, different kinds of industries arise. Because of the geography and what is brought and can grow decides what people eat. I think some southern foods may have come from slaves--what was leftover from households they worked at and what came from Africa made dishes that are commonly eaten in the south still. Various ethnic groups and nationalities settled more densely in certain places. This influences food, religion, accents.

As a personal example of feeling these differences: There were many Polish descendants where I grew up in Michigan. There was a lot of Catholicism as their ancestors brought the religion that was very common in Poland with them. Where I moved to in the south there are people whose ancestors brought Protestantism. I grew up eating sauerkraut, but no one here seems to eat it. My family used to eat venison but lost taste for it when moving to the south where it tasted different--and it wasn't as popular with the locals. Vegetarianism is also more popular here and I adopted it (Who knows where that came from, though). From what Wikipedia says, the southern accent in Florida that was hard for me to decode as a child small contains a lot Scottish, British English, Welsh and German. These people also brought their various manners, but I cannot say the south is more "hospitable" as some say. Just different.

It’s funny. I just had a convo with a guy from Texas just a few days ago, over dinner with a friend (it was his cousin).We were joined by some of my friend’s friends—all from Long Island right outside of New York. I grew up in a northern state and spent most of my life in New England and New York.We were all talking rather bluntly, as is the way New Yorkers tend to talk. No niceties, just directness in what we were doing and how our lives were going.The Texas guy then turns to me and says, “It’s so refreshing to see how y’all are so blunt. In the South people are friendly, but half the time you never know what they’re thinking about you.”Then I said, “Like when Southerners say, Awww…bless your heart?”He then exhorts, “YES! I HATE it when they do that! It’s like, just tell me you think I’m an idiot. Don’t try to be friendly to my face when I know precisely what you’re thinking!”I replied, “Yeah, I hate that type of passive aggression. It’s very annoying.” The Texan nodded in agreement.So the friendliness in the South, in my opinion, is a type of passive aggression. People aren’t blunt with their feelings and/or what they’re thinking, which I feel is worse than when you’re direct, like people in New York tend to be. It sounds more rude, obviously. But it’s a much more honest way of interacting with people, which I think is better. You don’t spend time overthinking about whether or not you said the right things, or reading the “tea leaves” of people’s faces and body language, like I’m sure plenty of people in the “friendlier” South do.

Are Northern Mexicans White?

I'm a northern mexican from Nuevo León, btw it's in north mexico and it has lots white blue eyed mexicans, and wager what? i'm browner than maximum of my cousins who're white mexicans, I even have dark brown eyes, brown pores and skin, black hair and that i'm darker than my siblings, I have been given the dark brown eyes and brown pores and skin from my father, who has interior reach American blood and that i'm shorter than my cousins...yet btw no longer all north mexicans are white some are some aren't, simply by fact their is a few concentration of indigenous northern mexicans

I think many people forget how diverse the South really is. A common misconception among many visitors is that black people would no longer live here due to our racist history and even older slave culture. That is simply not true.The fact the the South had so much slavery is the reason - even with segregation - that there is still a lot of diversity here. If you think about it, we are less segregated because we have simply learned to coexist. We had to.Legal segregation is over with. The only form of segregation that exists today is the kind where people try to live in purely black or purely white neighborhoods. It's harder to do that here. Which is a good thing, of course. Most southerners are not racist as many have grown up with friends from different races than their own. It's great Jim Crow laws are out.

Why are West Virginians prejudiced if the reason why there is a WV was to fight prejudice?

The more populated (especially the college) towns in West Virginia are more open minded and culturally rich. I live in one of the bigger college towns in the northern part of WV and not only are there a lot of people from India here, but there is a fantastic Indian restaurant right down the street from my house, Mother India.. OMG, I'm getting hungry just thinking about the food there! Your culture has given my town quite a few Yoga studios and good food and music... and your culture, along with everyone elses is quite welcome here.

Many of the long-time West Virginians are the way they are because this is a poor state, historically many of the inhabitants have not had the background to lead them to travel and broaden their horizons. Many of the people have never left the mountains. Read up on the coal mining wars and John Browns Raid at Harpers Ferry...

http://www.wvculture.org/history/minewar...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Brown_...

you'd think, being home to the world's largest fully steerable radio telescope, the Green Bank Observatory and the worlds largest land based movable structure, all part of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory that WV would have some of the best visionaries around! Our mountains give us some of the darkest observable sky space in the US...unfortunately those same mountains contain us like sleepy bears in a deep, dark den... I guess they need to clear the lens on that telescope and aim it at their own selves for a bit =)

https://science.nrao.edu/facilities/gbt/

http://www.darksky.org/

its not just West Virginians, you will find the same attitude anywhere in the US especially in smaller towns, and in more rural areas sometimes... its something you may mind less and less if you go off to college or otherwise meet more people who are in the same boat as you... or as you grow older you will meet many people who are open minded to your culture and will teach them something~

I'm not from WV, but I've lived here for 14 years...

What do Northerners think of Southerners?

I am in high school and some people in the South( Southeastern Georgia) believe people in the North are rich, stuck up, and have no manners and can't make good ice tea. I noticed something else... alot of people around here call people in the north 'Yankees'.

People in the north Probably think that people in the South are racist, ignorant, more conservative and bible addicts. i don't know if that is true or not.

However I live in the South and i know alot of people who are in the South and do not fit these stereotypes ( i am a southerner and i'm not a bible addict or conservative). When i use to live in Atlanta there was alot of people from the north and did not fit the 'stuck up' stereotype.Either way I would love to live in the North are on the West Coast after I graduate college.

Why are Mexicans so short and Native Americans so tall?

First of all, there's a lot of variation found within Native American populations. The plains indians were observed to be among the tallest population in the world by Europeans when they first made contact with them (the average European was also much shorter during that time), but the same observation wasn't made about all Native American groups. There's also a lot of variety found within Mexico's Native population. For instance, the Aztecs were a Nahua speaking people who migrated to mesoamerica from Northern Mexico/Southwestern US. They had more ethnic ties to Native populations from that region than they had with the Maya, which were Native to Southern Mexico/Central America.

Like some people mentioned before, diet can also play a major factor. For instance, there were studies performed on the Guatemalan Mayan populations in the US which found that U.S. born Mayans were on average several inches taller than their Guatemalan born parents due to better nutrition. Similarly, Mexicans from rural areas may have a more limited diet than Americans and even other Mexicans.

Lastly, the Mexican population as a whole is very diverse and individuals can range from full blooded Native to full blooded White, you can even find some Blacks in certain regions of the country. However, many Americans have difficulty identifying Mexicans unless they fit whatever preconceived stereotypes they may have in mind. They may also automatically assume that anyone who is brown and speaks Spanish must be Mexican, even though there are large numbers of Central Americans in places like California. When Mexicans don't fit their stereotypes, it's common for others to mistake us for other ethnicities. For instance I come from a mestizo background and I've even had Asians make the incorrect assumption that I was a fellow Asian because I have straight black hair, light skin and slightly almond shaped eyes.

Lincoln: (1858 debates with Sen Douglas)“I will say, then, that I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the white and black races—that I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of making voters or jurors of Negroes, nor of qualifying them to hold office, nor to intermarry with white people; and I will say in addition to this, that there is a physical difference between the white and black races which I believe will forever forbid the two races living together on terms of social and political equality. And inasmuch as they cannot so live, while they do remain together there must be the position of superior and inferior, and I, as much as any other man, am in favor of having the superior position assigned to the white race.”“Nearly a decade later, even as he edited the draft of the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation in August of 1862, Lincoln hosted a delegation of freed slaves at the White House in the hopes of getting their support on a plan for colonization in Central America. Given the “differences” between the two races and the hostile attitudes of whites towards blacks, Lincoln argued, it would be “better for us both, therefore, to be separated.”I forget who said it, but I read once: “Northerners loved them as a race and hated them as an individual. Southerners hated them as a race and loved them as an individual.”Basically, everybody was racist.