Wednesday, February 27, 2013Evidently Chief Justice John Roberts thinks that white southerners are no more racist than white northerners.
A big part of me wants to have a temper tantrum, and then write a long, involved screed detailing my own experiences with racism in Dixie. Like, for example, my high school debate partner, whose family eerily resembled the Huxtables, getting pulled over for driving his parent's car.
But instead I'll play it straight and outsource to John Sides to demonstrate the empirical evidence: yes, white Southerners are much more likely to be racists. Anyone who doesn't think so is either lying to you, themselves, or both.