Minnesota Nice by lutefisk (02/19/12) ⇌ (Anti-anti-fascism)
My parents are both from rural Minnesota. My mom is a Swede and my dad Norwegian. I am therefore a product of a mix marriage. Back in my parents day the biggest racial tension was what was put on the Lutefisk at the Christmas church dinners. The Norwegians use butter, and the Swedes use white sauce.
My parents were typical Minnesotans. They had that Minnesota nice attitude. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minnesota_nice I am sure the people of Duluth will not confront the White Guilt campaign because doing so would go against being Minnesota Nice. Confrontation is avoided at all cost.
My parents grew up in a 100 percent white community. They did not know any people of color up until they left home and in my dads case to the Navy and my mom to go to work in Chicago when she was in her 20's. They did not have an understanding of the culture of other races. However: they treated people regardless of their race with compassion. Very typical of one from Minnesota from what I have experienced. My parents and relatives would say things that could come across as being racist. However: I feel strongly that action is stronger than words. I have only seen them treat people of color with respect and fairness. My dad for example hired in the early 60's the 1st black college professor in the state of Oregon.