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    Re: African Americans in Montana
    Diamond

    I am a bi-racial female teacher in Montana and the amount of
    racism I have experienced here is less than what I
    experienced in Mississippi. Most people have never been
    around minorities here but they are very open and willing to
    get to know you for who you are and not what your race is.
    My kids are almost full black and they are doing very well
    in the schools. It was a culture shock at first but cost of
    living is low and crimes are low here so it is worth it.

    On 7/31/08, darnell wrote:
    > I'm a black woman from the South with 10 years of teaching
    > experience. I am interested in moving to a different
    > state. I just want to experience something different. I
    > know this may sound really stupid but I wonder if there
    > are any black people there??? I knew a black family who
    > lived there about 14 years ago (military family) and they
    > stated there was a lot racism. Is that true? I want a
    > straight up answer. I don't want to have to deal with
    > racism so if anyone knows please just tell me straight
    > out. I know that racism still exist and I know it tends
    > to be more prevalent in certain areas. If I am totally
    > wrong please tell me. Thanks for your help.

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