A neighbor on my block has a Confederate flag hanging from his porch.
I find it deeply offensive, but there seems to be a “don’t fuck with me, I won’t fuck with you” understanding between us that keeps the peace.
As a person from a big city, I’ve seen my fair share of racism and to be sure the North isn’t immune to it. If you believe certain people in Philadelphia, young black children seem to have an adverse effect on the chlorine levels of public pools and apparently loitering around your own house is illegal in the state of Massachusetts. That said, the racism in the North doesn’t seem organic, it seems to be more of the empty echoes and not the person doing the screaming.
Things are different in the South. When you experience racism in the…
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