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View Diary: UPDATED: North Carolina Gen. Assembly takes back 100 years of voters' rights (189 comments)

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  •  I live in High Point (7+ / 0-)

    I would  love to live in Chapel Hill, except:

    1) I can't afford it.

    2) My job is here.

    The folks I work around are some of the last of the manufacturing businesses left in the state after everything else went to China and Mexico.

    I have worked a number of "white collar" gigs in this area (GSO/W-S/HP) since 1985, including my own business for ten years. Racism is still very FIRMLY entrenched in many people's thinking, they can just be more circumspect in what they say and to whom. I have a very "flexible" accent and can sound like a "good ol' boy" if I wish. And when I do, folks assume I am "one of them" and remarks are more "candid". The Triangle is the liberal bastion of NC, but the further away from it you go, the redder the neck and the redder the politics. By the time you get to Charlotte, it is infrared (despite Charlotte's pretensions to tolerance)

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