a little disclaimer abt my last reblog: these whole state census things always seem so disingenuous to me bc like… they never point out WHO is swaying the responses to one side or the other.
the South is not a void of racist (white) people: there are poc living here that have to face these kinds of acts of racism everyday just because we exist here. this demonization of the South while dancing around the issue of WHO is saying these racist things, and the demographics of who’s responses say what. the implication that the South is unanimously conservative old racists is simply not true, and these type of generalized maps should be critically received because of this implication.
HOWEVER, the reality of the racism in the South should not be ignored & I’m not trying to say that the South shouldn’t be seen as racist, just that there are people of color living here that already receive enough hatred from our fellow southerners & we don’t need to also be lumped in with our oppressors