Is the South racist? We asked South Carolinians | AJ+

  • Published on:  6/30/2015
  • Watch More Direct From With Dena Takruri: wanted to explore the stereotype that the South is more racist than the North. So we hit the road in South Carolina and asked. Why now? The Charleston church shooting and the recent focus on the Confederate flag have reignited age-old debates about racism in the U.S., particularly in the South.Subscribe for more videos: us on Facebook: the AJ+ app at us on Twitter:


  • pin head
    pin head a years ago+3116

    I know it's not funny. But this man just said everyone got along good during segregation. I literally just spit out my orange juice all over my laptop.

  • Mary T.
    Mary T. 3 months ago+296

    “Sorry, say that again?” Literally what we were all thinking 😂

  • Mikal bien-aime
    Mikal bien-aime 1 months ago+44

    “Negroes” was already a bad start

  • Imtiaz Sarkar
    Imtiaz Sarkar 1 months ago+92

    Segregation.Everybody got along good back then

    No,the south ain't Racist.

  • Ray Shepherd
    Ray Shepherd 4 months ago+1079

    "He needs to be a president and not deal with these types of issues"...
    So do you want him to do his job or not?

  • Delta Operator
    Delta Operator 2 years ago+1751

    What's weird about the south is that as kids you play together, both black and white. As you get into high school, you start pulling apart into your own community and it's sad.

  • Graymin
    Graymin 2 months ago+80

    "Everybody got along good back then."
    Those are some bold words for someone in the range of this fire hose.

  • Cody Edwards
    Cody Edwards 4 months ago+792

    The south is still racist. I am white, and grew up in Mississippi. People aren't really openly racist (they are careful about it?). My aunt still won't talk to me after I blew up on her because of what she said about black people. If you trigger easy then stop reading here..
    Aunt said to me that black people(she used the N word) aren't evolved as white people.
    This is in no way what I believe. I have so many people that I love that are black or brown. God says there is only one race, and that is the human race. The only way things will change is if we teach our children to break the cycle of hate.

  • DHgamerplayz
    DHgamerplayz 3 months ago+70

    “everyone got along better cause of segregation”
    and thats why we don’t inbreed kids

  • xBABYxCOWx
    xBABYxCOWx 4 months ago+62

    As a person from SC I just want to say that people down here are not as racist as this video makes them seen most people get along fine no matter what color

    LIBERATION UNIT 9 months ago+1970

    Is it any coincidence that the most racist people are the least educated? I think not.

  • Shaquille Williams
    Shaquille Williams 4 months ago+38

    Born in raised in Sout Carolina and I must say that damn state is a trap of death for anyone of color.

  • native native
    native native 1 months ago+31

    Don't get it twisted; the North is just as racist as well as the West Coast.
    I've experienced it from every region of the United States.
    Stop talking about the Southern States...

  • Hopeless YT
    Hopeless YT 3 months ago+29

    “Water runs very deep” I really like that to end it

  • Vaughn Swanson
    Vaughn Swanson 1 months ago+6

    I lived in tennessee for 15 years before coming to chicago. Yes, small southern towns are very racist.

  • Apalonia Jones
    Apalonia Jones 5 months ago+971

    The elderly man at the beginning.. his logic is way off. Most black Americans don’t know any Africans.

  • Mr. Grimm
    Mr. Grimm yesterday

    Yes!!! nuff said and I live in Virginia Beach for now.

  • Teddy Nevarez
    Teddy Nevarez 4 months ago+12

    Well, the key is "just treat people like the way you would want to be treated, no less but always more"...

  • Adam Jones
    Adam Jones 1 months ago+7

    How come they interview people with IQs of 8?

  • D.Y. H.W.
    D.Y. H.W. 3 months ago+5

    Ive seen more racists here in Ohio than in have in Georgia and North Carolina. The Caucasians in North Carolina were beyond friendly to my husband and I.