As a biracial native New Yorker, you will encounter racism both ways. Albany has nothing to do with it. Country music (ow!) OK, I grant you that the best lyricists are in country music, but it still (DAM! That hurts!!). I hate the Yankees (Let's Go Mets!), and . . . life goes on.
Personally, I do not believe there is a community on G-d's Green Earth where differences aren't noted and people judged by them. C'est la vie. The funny thing is - you can be on one block and be hated by your neighbors and feel the same way toward them, and move around the corner and they love you and you feel the same way toward them.
Sorry about Curtis Granderson. Ha ha ha ha!!!
All the best,
Albany is a lot like Atlanta, and then again it's not a lot like Atlanta.
Three good answers - you'll get through it. Thank you for serving your country.
Probably, but the fact is things are getting better. I love that your family loves country music. The more barriers break down the less there is to keep us apart. Ignorant people are everywhere as my friend Mac has said, but there are more people that just don't care about that stuff than ever.
Come on out to the Northwest, we'd love to have you as our neighbors.