Quite an observation, Andy. I, too, lived in the south and was amazed at the acceptance between the races and the notion that the black folks should just "know their place." It has gotten better, from what I have heard. But I learned a long time ago to believe none of what I hear, and only half of what I see. What I saw as recently as 2003 was that bigotry is alive and well in the deep south. And on the left coast. And in the rust belt. People seem to naturally fear those who are different.
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