Comment: I visited Battle Creek about 15 yrs. ago and noticed

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I visited Battle Creek about 15 yrs. ago and noticed

there was much more racism up north than you see in the south. The city was very segregated and the white people were AFRAID of blacks. They planned their routes for errands and such so they wouldn't have to drive through certain parts of town. I asked why it was like this and was told it was because of riots many years ago when Detroit burned. I'm not sure if it was when MLK was killed or what. There is racism down south, but it is in a more 'subdued' way. People get along and work together, but you better not marry my daughter kind of thing. Up there it was really tense. I don't know if it's changed since then, but it made an impression on me and I was young at the time.