unc0mm0n1 wrote:I don't think that's what he's saying. Clearly the whole state of mississippi isn't racist. But you'd also have to acknowledge that Mississippi has had a horrible history of race relations in comparisions to a place like say... Bay area where a great law school like Berkeley is located (just trying to keep it on topic). And no it's not all in the past. For instance a friend of mine from Missisisippi was telling me her school had segragated proms. Segregrated proms in this century is just crazy. I think if they tried that in Chicago the black and the white people would revolt. I don't think anybody is piling on the south but the truth is if Berkeley was located in the deep south I probably wouldn't consider it.
First bolded sentence is my point.
Second bolded sentence is why I give up.
Third bolded sentence is why I at least have the go out by saying the following:
One time I saw a black person steal something. Look, I'm not saying ALL black people steal, just that if Boalt were in a heavily black area I wouldn't go there. Oh, and my friend once told me about seeing a drunk Native American at a bar. I'm not saying that EVERY Native American is an uncontrollable drunk, but just that I wouldn't choose to live in a community with a lot of Native Americans. I saw on the news that the HIV rate in gay communities is really high, I'm not saying ALL gays have AIDS, but I certainly won't go to a school with a large gay community for safety reasons.
Do you see why this train of thought pisses me off?
OK, I'm done. Racial/Sexual prejudice isn't OK, but regional prejudice is. Got it.