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Response to eShirl (Reply #10)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 06:52 AM

12. Maybe. Or maybe she just accepts the easy stereotype

I grew up in the South and for years believed we were indeed the racist heart of America. Until I stated dating and eventually married a Midwesterner and traveled regularly to the rural Midwest. I could not believe the in your face open use of racial epithets like I had never heard in the south. Then I realize you can be out in the open when most agree with you and there is a lack of the very people you are disparaging.

She had relatives interested in moving to central Florida and the first thing they told the realitor is they did not want and blacks near them. Not the word they used. This was in the late 90s! When informed that was and illegal request to fulfill and actually impossible in this are since most neighborhoods are integrated, they decided to stay in Indiana. And were quite indignant that they could not live in an all white neighborhood in Florida.

I am not defending the south as lord knows we have committed our share of racist Sins. But white people all over America have been attempting to transfer their racist sins to we southerners in some attempt at atonement for their own racist past or present. The post I responded to was a perfect example. Clearly communicated that it could not possibly have been a midwestern thing, but had to have its roots in the south.

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