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Why Racism Isn't Just a Southern Problem | Decoded | MTV News

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Published on Jun 29, 2016

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While the stereotypical racist in the US might be a southern good ole boy, the reality is that "progressive" Northern and Western states have had a pretty long and terrible history with racism as well. Whether it's a the history of sundown towns that threatened violence against people of color if they were found there after dark, the incredibly racist founding of Oregon, or the long history of redlining to prevent home ownership, it seems like racism certainly wasn't and isn't just a southern phenomenon.

Sources:
http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_vault/...
http://www.brickunderground.com/blog/...
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/...
http://gizmodo.com/oregon-was-founded...


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