roadbikeRob saidIt's Kentucky a very conservative, mostly rural, poor state so I am not surprised at the outcome of this election.
Yeah, I lived there for a couple of years, late 1969-1971. My best friend was Black. Wow, did I have some problems taking him with me into nice "White" restaurants, or just being seen associating with him.
I hated to expose him to that, but neither was I gonna back down to those ignorant red-necks. If he was a friend of mine you can guarantee he was smarter than most of them, for all their superior White attitude, maybe he was smarter than me.
I simply don't associate with dunces. Well, except maybe to help them out. But this guy didn't need any help from me in the intellectual department. Rather, I learned from him instead. You become smarter by absorbing all the intelligence around you, and rejecting the notion that you're the smartest cookie in the box.
My parents always told me: only associate with people smarter than you are. That's how you learn. Associating with less intelligent people will gain you nothing, except some hollow conceit, and you'll acquire nothing but their ignorance.
My Black Kentucky friend was as smart as anyone I knew. But don't try telling that to the red-necks, who are superior in every way by virtue of their lighter skin color.