A representative sample means a large random sample of all Whites living in SC.
And we know what that representative sample thinks by the pols they've elected throughout SC's legislative districts, who apparently have decided that it's still OK to fly the Confederate flag in the statehouse. . .
Confederate flag flying over South Carolina State House sparks controversy on social media | abc13.com
And we also know that SC is a state where local police depts. apparently are unofficially allowed to shoot Black people at will, having grown accustomed to doing so, until someone happened to catch one of them on video doing it.
If you want to prove to us that SC is not racist, then you will have to explain why the prosecutor in the Michael Slager case, Scarlett Wilson, opted for a grand jury indictment of the cop, when it wasn't even legally necessary (look it up if you like)--she could've simply pressed murder charges, causing the case to go straight to trial.
And you can't credibly make statements about what "scruffiest rednecks" believe about this incident unless you've spoken to every one of them in the state about it. Otherwise, you're making a generalization based on a small biased sample.
Incidentally, I know what it's like to grow up in a racist state. I grew up in the Phoenix, AZ, area, one of the most bigoted anti-immigrant places in the country. Like you, I never knew or spoke to anyone who was representative of that kind of bigotry--I was just never around them. But I certainly never felt an obligation to defend that place simply because I grew up there.
I also knew better than to believe that what the majority of people think in a community in which I live is a reflection on me. It's not necessary to defend the place where I live or grew up in order to prove that I, personally, am not racist.
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If your only interest is playing little semantic gotcha games, go find one of the many liberal trolls who frequent this site - you'll find kindred spirits, like yourself, who have zero interest in discussing the actual issues.
A Canadian conservative is one who believes in limited government and that the government should stay out of our wallets and out of our bedrooms.
So you think it's just chance that in the north and midwest there are parts of cities that are highly concentrated with blacks and it tends to have less access to public services including transportation? Racial zoning laws are based on cities like LA, NY, and Baltimore. Racism is universal in the US just some parts are much more blatant than others.
The whole "i'm from the north you southern heathens" is like an obese person in a rascal looking at a smoker with disgust. Two people that are making poor decisions for their health just in different ways.
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