Would it shock you to learn that Maine’s super-majority of white people didn’t exist until after the civil war? Apparently Maine was just as diverse as any southern state until the Civil War ended and the cities stole all our PoC away with “economic opportunities”.
I was surprised, too. Here I was thinking that Maine’s super-majority of whites was just the natural result of white people having white babies in their own ancestral homeland. Well, that and freedom of association.
I should have known there was a more sinister motive afoot.
I should have known it was my fault for not being more welcoming.
Thankfully, we have tax-funded institutions like public schools and Maine Public Radio to set the record straight.
This is EPISODE 192 of So to Speak w/ Jared Howe!