Alabama is a beautiful state, despite what you may have heard. The people are extremely nice, until you get to know them. Most people have Southern accents, they get thicker as you go further south. Intelligent people live there, but they are few and far between. The girls are pretty, but wear three pounds of make-up on their face so who knows what they really look like. Most people in Alabama are racist, whether they will admit it or not. People in the south in general are ignorant to the fact that not everyone from the North is a Yankee. Football is loved by all people, but rivalries are WAY to strong. People are very judgmental and talk about people behind their backs. The food is good, as long as you avoid fast food. I don't think we ever went to a fast food place and got exactly what we ordered. The state is full of very caring people, if only they cared about someone other than themselves for a change. Not a soul is caught dead on a Sunday morning anywhere but church. As for school systems, they need work, BAD. People don't accept ideas that don't match their own. Alabama is not full of rednecks like you might think, they are actually full of people who wear expensive clothes and have expensive things and are really shallow and just want people to think they are loaded. I lived in Alabama for many years, and when my friends and I got bored, the most fun thing we could think of was to go to Wal-mart, and you thought you lived in a boring state..
"You damn Yankees come down here and try to change everything."-The neighbor of a guy from the North who was re-doing the landscaping in his yard in Alabama
A truly lovely state, by certain standards, where the unofficial motto is...
"Alabama: At Least We're Not Mississippi!"
It's true: Alabama is not Mississippi.
Alabama isn't what most the people on here think it is, all you putting it down saying negative things, are wrong. I live in Alabama, yes i have ALL my teeth, NO i dont wear overalls, and i dont screw my sisters. I live in Birmingham, the largest city in Alabama. College football is loved down here, everyone gets along, welcomed by everyone. I dont expect anyone to feel sorry for me! If you want to raise a good family with peace and quiet Alabama is for you, if you want to party and live in the big city then it's not.
"Sweet Home Alabama"
"I love living in Alabama"
(n.) The State without Car Inspections.
I love Alabama. It is home to them Drive By Truckers, and plenty of buscuits.
Well, it is a shame that people judge this beautiful state due to their lack of knowledge. Alabama's education is improving every year. Bessemer high school in Birmingham, AL, was ranked the number one high school in the country thanks to the outstanding performance of students and their (national) test scores. The University of Alabama, Auburn University, and many more colleges and universities are ranked among the best in the nation(These facts can be viewed on the internet). Not only the education, but the cities are among the best. Huntsville, AL is one of the main reasons NASA is where it is today. Technological advances are conceived everyday to help improve the space program and potientially the benefit for mankind. God has blessed this state with wonderful and faithful people. He has also created beautiful moutains, valleys, and beaches, and yet the history of this great state adds to the immaculate beauty. It is very unfortunate that people have to be so critical and narrow-minded about Alabama and the South itself. The South is where its at, and you will never know untill you experience it! Oh by the way, racism exisist everywhere and not just in Alabama. The few racist people and "rednecks" that reside in Alabama are not recognized by the predominant society of noramal people. This includes the entire Southeast.
Auburn is the place to be with great tailgating and friendly people, along with beautiful landscape and beautiful architecture. War Eagle HEY!
A place to live where you can die at the age of 93 and never see a horrible crime on TV. A state filled with polite people, with southern accents, and the hottest women in the united states. Great place to raise children, boring to live in. Has the best food around. State dish is Beans and 'taters.
I've lived in both california and alabama, and I know first hand california has as many rednecks as alabama, but california has more racism, and worse standards of living.
The stereotypes in Alabama are immensely exaggerated. On the topic of racism, just because someone owns a confederate flag, doesn't make them racist. My mother is black, and my father is white, and my father owns a lighter with a confederate flag on it. Everyone from Alabama isn't dumb. I have lived here my whole life, and I'm only fifteen; I'm POSITIVE that I am smarter than half of the people on here who criticize Alabama on how dumb the people here are, and then not spell half of their words correctly. Not even I like it here, but people still shouldn't stereotype a place they've probably never been to themselves. I've only met one family that was inbred, but people are stupid enough to do that everywhere. The football stereotype is probably the only true one. Football is HUGE here. Also, you say that people defend Alabama on here as a sob story, if people were constantly telling you how horrible you and everyone around you were, then you'd have something to say, too. Thank you, have a great day. :)
Alabama is a very ebullient and gratifying place.
A place for the party heart and a place for the soft at heart! Some people judge Alabama from what is not known. I lived in Alabama for about five years and know it is a million times better than West Virginia! So if you want to put down a state pick West Virginia but don't say it to my face because I love WV too. Just not as much as I love Alabama!
Alabama is for you and has room for all of your friends