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  •  And who's a Southerner, anyway? (0+ / 0-)

    I've certainly encountered a number of people who came to the South expecting it to be pretty much "Deliverance" all over the place, but I can't really blame them given the jackass image that the right wing Republican freakazoids have been giving the South for the last 40 years.

    For example, when's the last time anyone you heard using the term "Southerner" seemed to mean it to include African American or Latino Southerners?  The majority of our nation's African Americans (if my stats are still accurate) live in the American South -- but how often is "Southerner" instead used to mean conservative white male by some sort of default?

    •  I do it all the time (0+ / 0-)

      When I discuss how it was that Southerners - MLK, John Lewis, Andy Young, etc. - put their lives on the line for civil rights while Northern liberals sat in their penthouses.

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