8. "RE: UF's 25th anniversary..."
In response to message #7
> I've lived in Red Maine for most of my life. How am I not a racist redneck fuck too?
You're a gweep, a college student, and a person of minor Internet fame. You're a founding member of the Federation of Lawful Humanoids. You know a tiny bit of what it means to be a minority. You've met people who are truly minorities, and you've probably heard more of their experiences than you remember.
Your circle of awareness is wider than you and your immediate family. Once you learn to care about people who aren't like you, it's hard to pretend that they are The Other, to be feared and hated.
Peter Eng -- Short version: Your experiences have made you a better person than your roots would suggest.