I lived in the south. There was segregation and discrimination there on all ends. I couldn't believe it. My husband and I would often travel to the "black" part of town (he's a musician and played with a lot of different people of all races). I've never been called such horrible names in my life. And I've never seen "white" people act so disgusting either.
I hated it. I couldn't wait to move back to LA, where you can mingle with people from all walks of life.