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Don't Move to Jackson, its "WORSE" than Memphis, T - 10/7/2005
I grew up in Mississippi and went to College two years in Jackson, MS before I transferred out ot Jackson and moved to Atlanta. One reason I moved is because there did not seem to be any opportunities for minorities other than in Nursing or Education. If you were a business major or any other major you were out of luck when it came to jobs. There is of course a lot of poverty. Many of the residents in Jackson MS are uneducated, illiterate and are living on Welfare. I have 4 cousins, a brother and 3 male friends who moved to Jackson and believe it or not they are now ALL in prison. It is certainly NOT an environment that is conducive to fostering family values, a respect for religion and hardwork. It is even more depressing than Memphis, TN. IT is HIGHLY segregated. But then again, you can't blame the folks. I don't want to live around poverty and crime either. I would say there is racial tension but everyone is so segregated you really can't tell other than looking at how 1 half of the city lives as opposed to the other side. (get my drift?). America really needs to focus more on its southern inner cities becasuse their is a LOT of deprivation. New ORleans isn't the worse of it. Trust Me.[more...]