Friday, December 01, 2006


I was just listening to Walter Edgars' program on NPR. He and his guest were talking about preconceptions people, especially Yankees, have about Southerners.

Mr. Edgars told a story about the time he moved up to Vermont for a year to teach at a college there. His daughters transferred from Heathwood to a private school up there. His 10-year-old's teacher asked her what did she notice about her new school that was different from the old one. Mr. Edgars implied that this woman was fishing for a statement about how the Vermont school was more academically rigorous, had nicer facilities, etc. than that funny little school in South Carolina. But what the girl said was, "There were black students in my class back home, but I don't see any here."



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