Born and raised in Atlanta. Proud of being a Southerner, while at the same time not always proud of some of the role the south has played in history.
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An old Southerner in the new south
Being an old Southerner in the new south isn’t easy. The Atlanta I knew as a child, teenager, and young adult has changed.
Changed in a good way.
Gone are the old stereotypes like “Dukes of Hazzard”. Atlanta is home to a diverse culture now. The new Hollywood, home to Tyler Perry who just opened his new studio. Also many Marvel films were made here, plus The Walking Dead, Stranger Things, etc.
It has a vibrant gay community. Many HipHop studios.
Some still cling to the old ways, but they are in the minority. Still many of us are looked at as redneck, racist, wife beating, moonshine making rubes.
Come down to Atlanta and see for yourself. We even have paved roads…