DW, stay in touch for the El's Kitchen Spring Break, North American Tour. With a bit of luck we may ALL be able to enjoy a luncheon by skype or email. What fun!<quoted text>You're assessment of Indiana is pretty much on the mark. Don't forget the horse track (or two) with betting.
Yeah, mostly "red", and Democrats often are of the conservative (and some darned prejudiced) variety; many moderate ones.
My dad was out of a rock-Republican mold with extended family of that stripe. He was moderately a "Roosevelt Democrat", a union man, and when I was a wee lad, JFK was his "hero" president. Dad was pretty prejudiced though. Later, I was aghast at his reaction to when George Wallace got shot. It was more emotional than when JFK was assassinated.
Yeah, that "red-lining" regarding blacks and residency vis-a-vis mortgages was a wide-spread practice in the northern cities.
But, I'll leave this be for now.
I am in the throng with you on human rights/civil rights: they are not "special rights".
Quinn, your thoughts. FC, you too.