Friday, May 2, 2008

You Did Not Just Say That...

To say that the South is not up to speed on "political correctness" and cultural tolerance and respect would be a serious understatement. Not to imply that everyone in California is empathetic and sensitive to cultural issues and identity - clearly that is not the case.


But in the entire 4-year span we spent in California before moving to Nashville I heard fewer offensive ethnic "impressions" or "impersonations" than I hear in a week here. They're bad, and there isn't a minority group that escapes ridicule.


Not everyone here is like this, I've met a good number of people that exhibit genuine concern and compassion for people of all cultural and economic backgrounds, but if one bad apple can spoil the bunch, what happens if you only get one good apple for every bushel?



3 comments:

onefinemess said...

I suppose burning down the orchard & replanting is out of the question?

Josh (the oak) said...

That would solve lots of problems. Maybe plant some grapes this time.

onefinemess said...

Speaking of racism in the South, have you had any fun experiences with the current presidential campaigns bringing out the "best" in people? I've heard some "great" snippets from around the country.