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    I grew up in NC and went to college there. I have many friends who still live there, and I'm friends with them on Facebook. Many many people were writing posts in advance of the election talking about how they were going to vote against it and encouraging others to do so. I have a lot of FB friends who live in NC and not a single one posted anything in favor of Amendment One. Of course, I lived in one of those blue islands in a sea of red (or as my handle calls it, a pat of butter in a sea of grits).

    There are lots of people there with their hearts in the right place. Unfortunately there are also a lot in the old Jesse Helms mode. We can't afford to ignore either one.

    •  Good to see you, pat of butter (3+ / 0-)

      You're absolutely right about this:

      There are lots of people there with their hearts in the right place. Unfortunately there are also a lot in the old Jesse Helms mode. We can't afford to ignore either one.
      Throwing out the baby with the bathwater is not a sustainable strategy for advancing long-term social change. We may not be able to win over the bigots, but we can work with those with a more open mind. Writing off the whole state isn't the answer.

      Some drink deeply from the river of knowledge. Others only gargle. -- Woody Allen

      by cassandracarolina on Wed May 09, 2012 at 09:27:39 AM PDT

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