Sorry, Bob, I'm a southerner and remember some of the stupidity of the segregated south when I was really young. Water fountains, bathrooms, different entrance doors, restaurants, etc, then, the threats. No excuse at all. Yankees were just as bigoted and racist and still are in some places. Vermont is the whitest state in the country. But we cannot deny our history, some very bad and a lot very good. We really have changed, thank God!