I have black neighbors.
One family directly across the street,
and another family directly behind me.
They're definitely middle class and really
nice folks. We visit back and forth, and
went to Mardi Gras parade together. Nice
tight neighborhood. VERY HAPPY HERE.
THAT is what I'm talking about. ;o)
And, that is what is overlooked.
I lived in an integrated middle
class neighborhood in the late 70s.
People seem to equate ALL Southerners
with inner Atlanta, N'Awlins, Jackson,
I'm glad you are so happy.
I wish I could be there.