Originally Posted by saltwn
Some time ago some weirdos found out there aren't many black people here. (Because it was settled by trappers and Russians and there was never any natural migration of blacks to Oregon territory). They (meaning WS, KKK, skin heads) set up camp on a compound near Coeur d'Alene and were involved in smears and attacks on Catholics, Latinos and Black citizens. They were finally run out when they attacked a youth on his way home. His mother won a compensation settlement which included the compound. Last I heard she had plans to sell it to a home for unwed minority women.
I have never seen a lot of predjudice here around the Boise area. When people hear my accent (being from the South) they sometimes assume I am predjudiced against minorities.
The only real and present predjudice I have observed in SW/SE Idaho and Southern Oregon since 1989 is that against Mormons.
i.e.: Mormons are sneaky
Mormons are tight with a dollar.
LDS is a cult.
Mormons have sex with their daughters
I always liked Dave Atell's joke...
"I was undercover up in Alaska and sent to a Klan meeting...The guy was up in the front yelling "WE gotta get...Eric"...