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Perhaps the motives are much simpler: You're not like me. For example, consider violence associated with sports: "You are wearing a shirt from a different team, therefore I will assault you."

It doesn't have to be defined by skin color or place of origin or language, it is as simple as "different."

Consider the situation in the southern USA. Aside from racism, there is also a strong anti-Yankee sentiment STILL in play. "You're not from here, are you?" is a routine comment heard by transplants from the north. Living in Alabama or Mississippi for 50 years does not make you a southerner if you had the misfortune to spend your youth in New England. And this is in a federal system where there are zero legal limitations on moving from one state to another, and the states are under the firm control of the federal government.

by asdf on Wed Feb 20th, 2019 at 04:21:17 PM EST
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In the US South the hatred of northerners is BECAUSE of racism. It was northerners that freed their slaves and destroyed slave based capitalism in the Old Confederacy. Old times there are not forgotten, as they say.


"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Thu Feb 21st, 2019 at 02:31:46 AM EST
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