It is sad that people don't judge someone on the content of their character. It is also very, very sad...and ignorant, when people say things like "klan country" and former Confederate states, to speak disparagingly of Southerners or Southern states. I have lived in 17 states, served 21 years in the Marines, am multi-ethnic, and spent 18 years in public school education. Interestingly, the least prejudice place I ever lived was Mississippi (2008-2012), as a rule the most prejudice people I ran across, black and white were from the Northeast. I try not to generalize, there are always exceptions. As a Principal,I handled cases from both ends, of black parents not wanting white teachers and vice versa, I never allowed their requests, I took the time to explain why and I never had to eat crow. I hope I never run into this in nursing, but if I do I'll try educating first.