« on: May 12, 2008, 04:02:15 PM »
Iím going to Faulkner University in Montgomery, Alabama, the cradle of the Confederacy. Iím Chinese and the law school has no Asian males according to the 2008 ABA-LSAC Law School Guide (they do have 7 Asian females). Naturally, I was nervous about the demographics of the school and city, especially since I would be moving down to Montgomery with my girlfriend who is white. I just did not know how receptive the people down there would be to a Chinese-white interracial couple. After I went down to visit the school and city however, my fears were relatively calmed. The people there were very friendly, regardless of where I was. I couldíve been in an upscale area in the city or I couldíve been in a blue-collar area. People there were friendly. The law school staff and students were also very friendly. I guess itís the southern hospitality. Iím sure racism occurs in Montgomery, probably a little more than your average city, but I am satisfied and I can live with it. Itís not as bad as I thought. Iím glad my fears were proven to be unwarranted.