The Southern Upward Creep
For years, non-southern white liberals have been patting themselves on the back about how anti-racist they are all the while pointing their fingers at those horrible southern racists. Not to say the south hasn’t and doesn’t have their share of racists, but look at you now you racist assholes.
But, I know how this works, just how Missouri’s geography was re-purposed and named the “South” to separate what was happening there from the good liberals, soon Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington will be called the South. No one can make boudin, sweet potato pie, and iced tea like those Minnesotans.
Eventually, the proud pseudo-non-racist-racists will be pushed into a crowded corner in a Manhattan Whole Food’s bathroom (unisex, of course!) and attempt to justify their disparities in pay with no more geographical fingers to point away the blame. Bastards.
Chart can be found here.
I should point out that it’s not just snark that compels me to highlight this reality. It’s to shed a light on how many excuses and for how long people have been on the “not me” bandwagon. It is you. Yes it is. You cannot just point at those filthy southerners and go on about your business as if it has nothing to do with you. Soon the light will expose the west, the northwest, the northeast and all the rest of the country that enjoyed dumping on the South and framing it as if racism was confined to that area.