So, do you live here? How many Southerners do you know? How much time have you spent down here – or are you simply repeating stereotypes because Southerners are one of the few remaining groups we can make fun of?
I’m a Yankee who moved down here over 10 years ago. I used to spout stupid things about them – and then I visited the South. American Southerners are people – and like all people I’d say about 95% of them are decent and 5% of them are asshats. I’ve lived all over the USA and abroad and I’ve found that 95:5 ratio to be pretty consistent.
I’ve learned that many who dislike Southerners are often the same ones preaching “diversity.” True diversity means accepting people for who they are – and what they are not – and respecting them regardless.
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