Sadly Geographic Prejudice Runs Rampant Here In The Us

Story, by someone else, experience just like mine.  As a Transplanted New Yorker living out west, the ignorance never ceases to amaze me!

Geographic Prejudice Runs Rampant.

Ex-new Yorker Tired Of Being Labeled Abrupt,' 'rude' October 31, 1991|By Terrie Spiegel

There are people who are biased against blacks - just because of their skin color - as there are people who are biased against American Indians simply because of their heritage - they were here before any of the rest of us.

And it is a fact that we have gone to war over geography.
To this end, I want to wake up Mr. and Mrs. America to the fact that there are no ''dumb Southerners,'' that all New Yorkers are not ''abrupt'' and ''rude,'' and all Californians don't necessarily have blond hair and live on the beach - all this according to preconceived generalizations.
As the Statue of Liberty stands for the freedom of all Americans, it is ironically located in the great Empire State that is New York.

Therefore, by the same rule that states I am ''abrupt'' and ''rude'' because I had the good fortune to be born a New Yorker, I can't help but believe that if this rule is meant for me, does that mean that all Southerners are dumb? I don't think so.

And if you don't like being called ''dumb,'' perhaps I don't like being called ''rude'' - based on where I'm from.
Because a great entertainer named Francis Albert Sinatra sang the immortal words, ''If I can make it there, I can make it anywhere'' - as a professional secretary, who has excellent skills and experience, trained in New York City and having perfected my craft over the last 20 years - I know that I am capable of mastering any professional situation, no matter where it might be.

Unfortunately, as I have found, geographic prejudice runs rampant.

If someone cannot distinguish the difference between being ''outgoing'' and ''direct'' with being ''abrupt'' and ''rude,'' there's a major problem.


I shudder to think that a Southern doctor would hesitate to hire a qualified nurse - just because she was trained in New York - based on her ''New York attitude.''
To the powers that be in all professions - wake up and smell the flowers before it's too late.

Since Orlando is the No. 1 mecca where people from all over the United States are looking to migrate, these prejudices must be stopped.
And thank you, Mr. Sinatra - because I know I can make it anywhere.
Even if anywhere happens to be Orlando.
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Sep 16, 2012