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The VERY-Gradual ‘Darkening’ Of New Hampshire — But It Remains Among The WHITEST In Nation.

by Anura Guruge


I happened to see the above edition of our local rag, ‘The Laconia Daily Sun‘ & it cracked me up.

Yes. Yes. Yes. We sure have come a long, long way. But, it has been a very slow march & New Hampshire still remains blindingly white.

I can HONESTLY say, hand on heart, that I really cannot remember the last time I saw a non-white person!

It was probably when I was at Fort Williams, in Maine, on March 22, 2021. I KNOW, for a FACT, that I have NOT see a non-white person in New Hampshire in over a month!

I settled in New Hampshire in 1986 — so even 4-years earlier than the person cited at the start of the above article. There really were NO non-whites at the time. As I have chronicled here I was such a novelty that I was ‘followed’ 24×7!

In 1999 a lady in Meredith told me that I was the FIRST non-white person her 8-year old daughter had met! 8-years old. WOW.

Yes, there are quite a few Indians as you go SOUTH; South of Manchester. But, many don’t venture north of Concord. Too damn cold for them.

But, things are changing. That is for sure.


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‘Vera’ (Detective Show) — Unjustifiable Bias Towards Interracial Couples Is Starting To Ruin The Show!

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We got ‘Britbox’ 11-months ago mainly for ‘Vera’! Click image to access my post.


We (and by that I mean all of us in the household) LOVE the show. ‘Vera’ has become one of our FAVORITE British shows. Just do a quick search (here) for my rave blog posts.

The show has always made a point of showing a varied cast — with non-whites in every episode. That is GOOD. And I appreciate that MY Britain is very multiracial. Love the trouble they have gone to be inclusive.

I also have no issues whatsoever with INTERRACIAL RELATIONSHIPS & MARRIAGES.

Let’s face it. I, literally, have SKIN in the game. Every relationship and marriage I have had has been interracial. So, I have NO problem with them. But, at the same time I do not want anyone demeaning them — and, of course, NOT taking the mickey out of them! And it has come to that with ‘Vera’ Season 10. Four episodes so far, and EVERY ONE has had an interracial couple. That is TOO MUCH. That is too in your face. I am no longer amused.

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Yes, I looked up the stats. Interracial marriages, though on the rise (as it should be), still accounts for less than 10%. Way, way, way lower than in the U.S.

The show’s obsession is misplaced.

Well, this was bothering I. It genuinely was. It was getting in the way. I had to write this. SMILE.


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Indians Populating New Hampshire, Somalis Maine & Canadians To Vermont. Yikes?


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From the “marketwatch.com”.
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WOW!

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When I moved to New Hampshire in the Fall of 1986, 30 years ago, there weren’t that many non-whites. NH, alongside Vermont, was one of the whitest states in the Union. There weren’t too many Democrats in NH either. I know. My then wife, from Massachusetts, had the New Ipswich Town Hall, in early 1987, in a tizzy when she asked to register as a Democrat. They actually asked her to come back later! There words, after 15 – 20 minutes of scurrying around: “We are sorry, but we haven’t had anybody wanting to register as a Democrat for so long, we can’t locate the ledger for the Democrats”! I kid you not. 1987. Computerization was in its early days in rural towns like New Ipswich. It was by solving a computer problem that they were having, with their property tax system, that I finally got full unreserved acceptance in that town.

10 years later, in 1997, I had lunch in Meredith, with lady who worked for a dot.com company, who told me that I was the FIRST non-white person her 6-year old daughter had met!

So this is BIG. The Indians, from what I can see, are staying at or below Concord. Mainly Nashua, Manchester and points South of that area.

Somalis to Maine. No wonder Craigslist for Maine is full of racist taunts.

And Canadians to Vermont. Jeez! What next. No wonder Bernie Sanders wants to run for President.