If someone wants to see REAL racism, just go to Chicago, but its the not what the sheep are taught.On another thread, and I won't identify which one, another poster slammed my part of the country as being the home of a certain abominable racist group and the Republican Party.
Yes, that racist group was originally formed down here. Yes, it still exists, although, from what I can determine, its numbers are decreasing. For what it is worth, General Forrest formed the group to oppose what he saw as the arrogance of the Northerners who came down after the Civil War. He was wrong and, again from what I understand, acknowledged that he had been wrong later in his life. Also for what it is worth, at one time the largest contingent of that group was in the state of Indiana!!
As concerns the Republican Party; one of our more racist governors in this state was a Democrat. Even he had the good grace late in his life to apologize and ask forgiveness of those whom he had wronged. He was not alone in being both racist and Democrat. Few of the others apologized and asked forgiveness.
My point is very simple: I have never had the time nor the inclination to judge another human being by either their skin pigmentation or their political leanings. Most of those of us who were born and raised in the Deep South have moved beyond those days of hate. My Father, may God rest his soul, did not tolerate that sort of thing under his roof. His teachings were reinforced by my career in the Army.
I don't care if you're white, black, brown, yellow, or purple polka-dotted. Neither do I care what your political leanings are, your gender, or your sexual orientation. All I care about is whether or not you are an honest, upstanding citizen with a sense of integrity and honor. If you have those two things, I, and all of the people I call "friend", can accept the rest.