Oh, give me a break with the "Don't mix races" nonsense. My white husband and I never had so much as a second's trouble here or even more than the very occasional curious look. Any trouble you've had related to that is NOT geographical. I didn't assume there was something wrong with LA, Memphis, DC or Denver because people said or did ridiculous things to us there. Don't feed the Racist, Benighted Southerner stereotype, it's plenty healthy already and doesn't need any help to survive.
Most kids who ride a school bus will get hit on it, probably more than once. It happened to me plenty and it certainly wasn't because someone didn't like the look of one of my parents. Kids decide to hit first, then make up a reason as it suits them.
Dumb teachers make fun of kids for being Catholic, for being tall, for having an accent, for being poor or anything else you can think of. They are all over the country and the fact that they're too immature to be teaching school has nothing to do with their being down here.
The fact that you assume that people resent you for being fashionable, attractive, smart and ambitions means that you assume that they are lacking those qualities. Consider for a moment the possibility that people are antagonistic toward you, not because your self-professed ambition, fashion sense, intelligence and attractiveness arouse the envy of those slovenly, dim-witted, homely and aimless Southern women, but because you're arrogant and patronizing.
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