Actually, Texas, Kansas, Montana and Oklahoma largely are "a bunch of homophobes."
And the 13th Amendment came up to be ratified and was voted down regularly in Mississippi throughout the 1900s and into the 1980s and 1990s. Is the legislature a good representation of the beliefs of the people of Mississippi? That's what they are voted in for.
Edit: It's also worth noting that no one here, ever said all of Mississippi or southern states were racist. Just that racist people exist in a much higher proportion there, as seen by impromptu Klan rallies in S.C. gas stations. Protip from me would be, if you don't want to start arguments like this, don't defend the KKK.
Racial debates online are pointless....it would help immensely if everyone in this thread would not make generalizations about regions, states, or ethnicities.
Not everyone in the South is racist but the Klan is a terrible/hateful organization.
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