If you want to learn about the least racist states in the USA in 2018, then you have come to the right place.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. had a dream about future America, and thankfully, the country is moving towards a completely colorblind society slowly but surely. The least racist states in the US in 2018 are great examples of racial integration, where people focus on a person’s character and not their complexion. Unfortunately, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s dream is still pretty far away, as segregation and discrimination continue to persist throughout the country. In this article, we will talk about a few states where racism is at its lowest point. We did a similar article a couple of years back, but we think it’s about time to update that list since it’s been a while. If you are interested, do check out 11 Least Racist States in America.
Racial bias is nothing new to the United States, but thankfully the most of that is in the past, and the new year so far has been good for all racial minorities in the country. The 15 states that made it into our today’s list have truly made a lot of progress. They are moving rapidly towards achieving the dream of a colorblind society, but it is the duty of every American to do their bit, in order to make this a reality in every single state in the country. We already see a much greater racial integration in schools and other social institutions, but there is still a long way to go before total racial integration can be complete. The first order of business for every upstanding and progressive thinking American should be to achieve total racial integration in America as soon as possible. To our delight, we are happy to report that most Americans think that this is the way how America should move forward and people of every creed and color can unite under the star-spangled banner with pride.
In order to determine the least racist states in America in 2018, we needed a lot of data. Thankfully, there are quite a few reliable websites from which we were able to collect all the necessary data for our research. Websites like Wallet Hub and NY Times really helped us when it comes to the this years’ update on the subject, while NBC News provided us with the information from a few years ago. Of course, we also put Google’s trusty search engine for any additional information we needed to complete the research. Once we had the necessary data, it was time to rank the states accordingly. So, we overlapped Wallet Hub’s racial integration ranking and racial progress ranking and singled out the top 15 least racist states in the USA in 2018.
Without further ado, let’s get the list started.
Colorado like many other states has a long history of racial violence and traces of racially motivated groups like the KKK. However, in recent times it can be said that Colorado has overcome thus definitely belonging to the list of least racist states with good reason. The state has dealt with racial segregation quite effectively, and now is one of the most racially integrated states in America.
14. West Virginia
We are continuing our list of least racist states in the USA in 2018, and at number 14 we have West Virginia. West Virginia is one of the prettiest states in the country with all its greenery and natural beauty. The people of West Virginia have equally beautiful social values and norms as well, one of equality and love.
Up next on our list of least racist states in the USA in 2018 we have Oklahoma, this Midwestern U.S. state which has come a long way since the early days. Racial bias is at its all-time low in the state, as more and more people of color find it really comfortable to live peacefully in various cities and towns in the state. The state emphasizes education, and teaching peace in schools is coming to fruition.
Nevada ranks 12th on our list of least racist states in the USA in 2018. It is the entertainment capital of the world. Thankfully, it is also one of the least racist states in the United States, so you can head on over to Nevada, especially Las Vegas, if you are looking for a good time regardless who you are and what you believe in.
In terms of score, California and Idaho are almost identical. People of Idaho are equally welcoming people of all races. It does not matter the least whether you are black, white or Asian. Statistically speaking, it is quite impossible to have zero racism in a given geographic location, but Idaho is good enough to earn the 11th spot on our list.
The first of the top ten on our list of least racist states in the USA in 2018 is the state of Kentucky. As you can see, Kentucky scored really high in terms of racial integration and progress. This is why we had to honor Kentucky with the 10th spot on our list.
At the 9th spot, we have Delaware. The state of Delaware may be small in size, but when it comes to racial equality and progress, it is no slouch. This small mid-Atlantic U.S. state is quite firm when it comes to maintaining racial neutrality in its conduct. The people of Delaware are also very welcoming and friendly towards everyone.
We’re halfway through our list, and next in line we have the state of Hawaii. Hawaiians are very welcoming and fun loving so something like sinister like racism has no place there.
California is one of the most diverse places to live in America. This state is at number 7 on our list of least racist states in the USA in 2018, and it is quite similar in terms of being tolerant towards all sorts of cultural and racial differences that exist in a modern US society. The people of California have a progressive mentality, and we are quite happy to report that racially motivated crime rates are also declining in California as a result.
Next up we have Arizona. The state is perhaps most known for the Grand Canyon, the mile-deep chasm carved by the Colorado River. However, when it comes to racism, inhabitants of Arizona has rejected it with all their heart. This is why we have put Arizona so much higher in the rankings.
This southeastern state has its fair share of controversy when it comes to racism. However, in recent years the racial progress is quite remarkable in the state of Georgia. Fair policies and practices towards people of color have made the state very desirable for people of various ethnicity and races. This is why Georgia has made it into the list and occupies the 5th spot for a good reason.
Maryland is clearly one of the best states to be if you want to live free of all the racial bias. Here, racism is definitely not tolerated at all. In Maryland, you will find that financial equality and racial integration is in full swing. Some of the wealthiest African Americans live in Maryland.
Racism in Wyoming was really a sore thumb for quite a few years. But recent statistics show that the people of Wyoming have really come a long way since those days, and now have embraced the notion of racial equality with all their hearts.
Texas is one of the largest states in the country and also one of the most influential as well. Thankfully, Texans have fully adopted the idea of racial equality and have made remarkable progress in the last few decades. So much so that it is one of the top two least racist states in the country as of 2018.
1. New Mexico
And finally, the number one on our list is New Mexico. This state is, therefore, one of the most racially integrated states in America right now. If you are thinking about moving states, then New Mexico could be the ideal choice for you.
This wraps it up for our list of 15 least racist states in the USA in 2018.