Re: confederacy of dunces*

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From: James C. Hong (
Date: Mon Nov 27 2000 - 11:50:58 PST


I spent half my childhood in Texas, and the other half in the Bay Area, and
my experience has been the total opposite.


> Interestingly, most of the racists I've ever met were California natives
who I met
> while living in the Bay Area! There's a certain amount of prejudice in
> certainly in the more rural parts, but it's usually just isolated bunches
of hicks
> and they're so in-your-face about it that it's laughable. OTOH, I've
never seen the
> kind of pervasive, subtle, low-key, but very real racism here that I saw
out in
> sunny CA. It's one of the reasons I left; I hated the hypocrisy of
dealing with
> folks that were soooo careful about being PC, and yet soooo race conscious
> judgemental.
> $0.02,
> jb

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