PrezRand wrote:She gets mad when I defend Texas from stereotypes
Mad is a gross overstatement. I get annoyed when you act like anything potentially negative regarding Texas is an insult and take it personally (which you clearly did because you went on about "liberal-elitist" bullshit or whatever you said). You might live in a Texas bubble, but it would be a huge mischaracterization to say that there is NO reason to be concerned about diversity and what it's like to be a minority in [x]. I know black people who live in Texas right now that literally won't go to certain places in Texas because they're known to be racist. I also spoke to people currently attending UT candidly about my own concerns of living in Texas as someone who is a minority and liberal/progressive, and they even said that the suburbs of Houston and Dallas aren't quite as welcoming as the cities themselves because you run into a lot of southern conservatives with money in the suburbs. To simply dismiss any inquiries about whether or not being a minority will make things uncomfortable as "stereotyping" or "liberal-elitism" (or whatever you said) is just incorrect. Meanwhile, being a black woman, I ask what it's like being black basically everywhere (I even asked what it's like being black in Boston and Chicago). You might not see your race as something that can impact your experiences, but others might, and there's nothing wrong with them asking about it and it's not a way of spitting in your face when they do, but you seem to take it very personally as if any skeptic is just out to slander Texas/Texans.
Anyway, I said what I said and I'm not taking it back so this conversation is pointless.