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mlawson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-06-04 08:37 PM
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8. ??? I was in Charlotte this afternoon.
HUGE city now: the downtown is all chrome and glass, hotels, banks, smart cafes and expensive shops, just like many other US cities, all over the place. It looks like NY, from the distance, but getting around is easy as pie.

People there were from everywhere: I head not one stereotypical "Southern" accent the whole time I was there. I saw NO bumperstickers, for any person any party. I saw all the 'major' races interacting, just as we would want them to. I was not honked at or yelled at one time. Everyone I dealt with was friendly, and they do look you in the eye.

I found a gigantic Oriental supermarket (the reason I went). Inside, there were shoppers of many different nationalities; no rudeness, no glaring (that I saw). Everyone seemed to be completely respectful of each other.

I saw no racist or religious billboards, and nothing of that sort on the radio. Tis was a thoroughly pleasant experience, and I expect to return there soon.
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