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Can we try being respectful to members from poor and rural areas too?

One of the things MeFi does not do well is Southern and rural states. Specifically, there's a definite tendency for members to derail threads or comments about the South with snide jokes or hyperbolic suggestions dehumanizing rural people and/or Southern or Appalachian people in the US. Even otherwise good comments often have nasty potshot asides buried within them. [more inside]
posted by sciatrix on Nov 13, 2015 - 256 comments

"pretty ordinary stuff for a state full of people that are 48% inbred."

The discussion of Mainers taking place in this thread is troubling me. [more inside]
posted by rollbiz on Mar 12, 2010 - 272 comments

Stop The Fly-over Hate

I'm calling out deanc and kldickson and anyone else who is trying to justify discounting everyone in a so-called "conservative area" simply because the place in which people live is not part of one of the major coastal urban zones which liberals are convinced are their sole bastion within the United States. [more inside]
posted by hippybear on Sep 5, 2009 - 353 comments

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