I'm curious about what you guys see regarding racism in your everyday life. Is it as bad in your area as the media wants us to believe? How many of you even actually interact with black folks on any routine basis? What about other races/ethnicities? I live in a parish that's about 40% black, and grew up in an area and went to a school that was about the same. Being in sales I interact with black folks about as much as whites or any other race or ethnicity. Not a huge amount of any others so not much experience with them, at least not after college, but lots of daily interaction with blacks. I certainly run across the occasional somewhat prejudiced person, but honestly not very many truly racist ones at all, and if I do they're just as likely to be black as they are white(without question the most racist people I've ever met have been black). Not to say I've never seen it; I have absolutely seen some honest to goodness hate-filled racist *******s, but they are by far the anomaly and pretty much considered trash even here in the deep south. I've had discussions with a fair amount of blacks about the topic, and they have all pretty much agreed. Most have had some sort of pretty racist encounter a time or two in their lives, but don't see it as common or prevalent at all. Had a long conversation yesterday with my father in law's neighbor who happens to be a black cop. He said even with all the mess going on right now the majority of people that are all worked up are white folks, said most of the local black community feel it's not nearly the issue that the whites social justice warriors do. So what's your experience? How are things locally in your towns?