OPINION: Racism is not inherently southern
I wasn’t fortunate enough to have been born in the South, but it has definitely become my home. Having the opportunity to live in Texas and Alabama, I would like to say that I have become a Southerner by choice. Spending the majority of my 22 years in New England, I frequently heard stories of how racist the South is, and stuck in its bigoted ways. Having travelled throughout what was once the Confederate States and meeting many people from all colors and backgrounds, I can’t accept this as fact.